Contemporary Art Quilts 2017

Jill Kerttula Selfie for WebsiteExhibition: August 5 to September 1, 2017
Reception: Saturday August 5 from 2 to 4 pm

The Whistler House Museum of Art is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition, Contemporary Art Quilts 2017. The show, presented exclusively at the Whistler House, will run from August 5 to September 1, 2017. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, August 5 from 2 to 4 pm in the Parker Gallery.

Each summer, the Whistler House Museum of Art hosts a juried exhibition of quilts centered on a variety of themes. This year, the Whistler House Museum of Art welcomes contemporary quilts of all kinds, colors, and subject matter. The theme of this year's juried quilt exhibition has been left open to provide the opportunity for free expression and creativity, allowing all fiber artists to showcase their strongest work.

 Our jurors, Wen Redmond and Michele O'Neil Kincaid, chose 37 original quilts from over 120 submissions to create a show of quilts that vary greatly in color, theme, composition, and technique.

Wen Redmond is an award-winning fiber artist whose work embraces several mediums, including digital processes, surface design, and collage. Redmond is a sought after quilt instructor, who has been holding specialized classes throughout the country and internationally, including classes this summer in Japan. Her work and articles have been published in numerous books and magazines, including her new book, Wen Redmond's Digital Fiber Art. She will hold a book signing from 3:00 to 4:00 the day of the exhibition opening reception on August 5.  
Michele O'Neil Kincaid is an artist with over 35 years of experience. She describes her work as "traditional quilting run amok." Kincaid's work has been published in Fabric Trends magazine. She has exhibited in shows across the country and also teaches quilting classes.

"We are delighted to be featuring this extraordinary collection of art quilts filled with works from some of the most prolific national and international art quilters," says President and Executive Director Sara Bogosian. "The Whistler House Museum of Art invites everyone to experience the beautifully intricate works of these truly talented artists."

Featured Artists: Marilyn Belford, Kiranada Sterling Benjamin, Melani Kane Brewer, Betty Busby, Sarah Carpenter, Sue Colozzi, Nancy Crasco, Gabriele DiTota, Sandra Townsend Donabed, Nancy Doyle, Joana Haven Dunbar, Patricia Faulkner, Valerie Maser-Flanagan, Catherine Flowers, Maryann Gallaher, Sandy Gregg, Diane Powers Harris, Jill Kerttula, Aryana Londir, Kevan Lunney, Sherri Lipman McCauley, Lorie McCown, Madalene Axford Murphy, Barbara Barrick McKie, Susan Polansky, Denise Roberts, Lauren Rosenblum, Maya Schonenberger, Donna Stalaboin, Bobbie Sullivan, Marge Tucker, Nancy Turbitt, Hope Wilmarth

Image: "Selfie", Jill Kerttula.

20th Century New England Landscapes

Enser Pleasant Valley for WebsiteExhibition:  June 3 - July 21 2017
Reception: Saturday June 3 from 2 to 4 pm

The Whistler House Museum of Art is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition, 20th-Century New England Landscapes. The show, presented exclusively at the Whistler House, will run from June 3 to July 21, 2017. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, June 3, from 2 to 4 pm in the Parker Gallery.
20th-Century New England Landscapes is the second in a series of three exquisite exhibitions showcasing works from the private collection of Stan Fry. The show will feature over 60 works of art by some of the most important New England artists of the twentieth century, including Roy Brown, Charles Curtis Allen, Anthony Thieme, Arthur Diehl, and many others. Stunning scenes of New England farmlands, mountains, meadows, and forests abound. Many works were painted "en plein air" in the Impressionist manner, but a great range of styles are represented. Selected works from the collection will be for sale throughout the entire exhibition. 

 As an art collector, Stan Fry specializes in early twentieth-century American Impressionism. He began collecting over twenty years ago and has since held a number of exhibitions in public locations and in his private gallery. Fry has commissioned books about multiple facets of art history, including those focusing on artists William Jurian Kaula and Walter Franklin Lansil. His collection features nearly 2000 works. Recently, Fry began Fry Fine Art, an online gallery where parts of his collection are for sale. 

In his professional career, Fry is the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of FlashPoint Technology Inc. He is also the founder and chairman of PictureWorks Technology, Image Software, Pixami, Optical Devices, and Collision Technology. He served as Director for Research and Development of Wang Laboratories from January 1979 until May 1995. He is an acknowledged imaging technology expert in the computer industry. Throughout his career, his contributions have helped shape the development, conceptualization, design, and creation of dozens of hardware and software imaging products. He is recognized as a pioneer and expert in optical character recognition, imaging scanning technology, mobile computing, image storage, and video processing. He also holds nearly 1,400 patents and developed the first commercially available scanner.

20th Century New England Landscapes was curated by Mindy Taylor, the Gallery Director of Fry Fine Art, along with the Whistler House curatorial staff. Taylor is gallery director of Fry Fine Art and works to manage, document, preserve, and exhibit paintings from the vast collection. 

"We are delighted to be featuring this second extraordinary collection filled with some of the most prolific American artists of the 20th century," says President and Executive Director Sara Bogosian. "The Whistler House Museum of Art invites everyone to experience the works of these truly remarkable artists."

 

Image: "Pleasant Valley Farm", John Enser.

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