Little Black Dress: Annual Art Quilt Exhibition

Around the World in a Little Black Dress by Bobbie Sullivan

Exhibit: August 5 to Sept 23, 2017
Reception: Sat, Aug 26, 2 to 4 PM

Quilters show us their threads! Celebrate the fashion and imagination of the iconic little black dress. Quilts reflect where artists wore their little black dress, where they would like to wear their little black dress, what adventures await while wearing their little black dress, or what fabrics their favorite little black dress was made of. The winner of Best in Show will receive a $200 cash prize.

This exhibition is part of the Summer Celebration of New England Quilts coordinated by the New England Quilt Museum. Lowell carries on the tradition of celebrating quilts and fiber related exhibits during August. Participating galleries with related themes include: The Brush Art Gallery and Studios, Whistler House Museum of Art, Lowell Telecommunications Corporation, Ayer Lofts Gallery, Arts League of Lowell, and Lowell National Historical Park (with “Your City Saturday” family friendly activities). Listings can be found here

JURORS: Mary Walter (Guest Curator): Quilter, Curator, Member — National Association of Certified Quilt Judges, Recipient of the Commonwealth Award for Excellence in Art Janice M. Jones: Award winning Textile Artist, exhibited in many local and national juried art venues. Member of the Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), Associate Artist at the Brush Art Gallery and Studios. National Artists include: Bonnie Dubbin Askowitz, Miami FL; Nancy Bardach, Berkeley CA; Teresa Barkley, Maplewood NJ; Sue Bleiweiss, Pepperell MA; Kathleen Collins, Marlborough MA; Nancy Crasco, Brighton MA; Tricia Deck, Lincoln MA; Janis Doucette Sexton, North Reading MA; Sandy Gregg, Cambridge MA; Barbara Kassler, Newton MA; Jill Kerttula, Charlottesville VA; Veronica Mays, Portsmouth RI; Lorie McCown, Fredericksburg VA; Suzanne Munroe, Barrington RI; Karen Musgrave, Naperville IL; Heidi Proffetty, Bridgewater MA; Bobbie Sullivan, Plymouth MA; Nancy Turbitt, Smithfield RI.

Image: “Around the World in a Little Black Dress” — 37.5” x 30.5” cotton, light weight crewel yarn, metallic thread, Bobbie Sullivan of Plymouth MA

The Brush Art Gallery and Studios
256 Market Street, Lowell, MA 01852
(978) 459-7819
We are located in the building behind the Visitor Center on Market Street. Parking is available in the lot at 304 Dutton St, Lowell, MA 01852 (follow signs for Visitor Center)

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Posted by:turtlemoonimpressions

The natural world is phenomenal and so much of the man-made world - our architecture, our cities - are stunning accomplishments. They exist hand in hand in both beautiful expressions and sometimes disastrous manifestations. Our entire existence with the natural and the invented is intertwined – each dependent on the other, even as my art evolves, each breathing in the wake of the other. Surface design is one aspect of the process that I love. I thoroughly enjoy the play with color, value and construct, particularly the improvisation which starts with one thing, an idea, a glimpse of a vision, perhaps something that captures my eye for a moment in time and it grows organically. I become focused on whatever piece I'm working on and follow my muse to find my way.

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