The Carnegie Center for Art and History presents the annual “Form, Not Function: Quilt Art” exhibit at the Carnegie Exhibition, featuring art quilts selected by guest jurors Tabitha Arnold, Rosy Petri and Daren Redman. The exhibit opens Thursday, May 19, 2022 and runs through July 16, 2022. Since its founding in 2004, this exhibit has become one of the premier exhibitions of contemporary art quilts in the country. “Form, Not Function” is judged annually by a rotating jury of fiber artists and art professionals, who consider the originality, design, technique and craftsmanship of the submitted works. This year, 22 art quilts were selected from 241 entries submitted by more than 100 artists from across the United States. The exhibition will open with a reception on May 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. The event will feature complimentary wine, individually wrapped hors d’oeuvres and live music from the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Quartet. Masks and social distancing are encouraged. The Carnegie Center’s second annual artist-in-residence, Kacey Slone, will use the Sally Newkirk Gallery as her studio space for the duration of the “Form, Not Function” exhibition. Just like during the inaugural residency last year, visitors to the museum will be invited to enter the artist’s studio to witness the process of artistic creation. There will be special programs announced throughout the summer in which visitors can learn directly from Kacey (including a cyanotype workshop) and an evening reception to close the residency and celebrate Kacey on Thursday, July 7 at 6 p.m. .
Carnegie Center Presents ‘Form, Not Function: Quilt Art’