Quilt National '15: 19th Biennial Quilt National

The Dairy Barn Arts Center is pleased to announce the opening of entries to Quilt National ’15.  As the Dairy Barn celebrates its 100th birthday, Quilt National begins its 19th biennial exhibition process.  Entries for Quilt National ’15 are now being accepted online via the Dairy Barn website (www.dairybarn.org/quilt). Quilt National ’15 is the 19th biennial international juried exhibition of innovative, contemporary art quilts. This year’s panel of jurors includes:
Rosalie Dace a studio artist and teacher from South Africa
Ann Johnston  a studio artist, dyer, teacher and author from Oregon
Judy Schwender quilt expert andCurator of Collections and Registrar at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky
The inaugural Quilt National exhibition was featured in 1979. Each biennial exhibition features 85 new, never before seen works by 85 different artists representing many of the 50 United States and numerous other countries. Typically over 1000 entries are received from 500 – 700 different artists. Quilt National ’15 opens at The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, Ohio on May 23, 2015. After its full exhibition at The Dairy Barn, the collection is divided into smaller collections and tours to venues across the US and around the world. There are over $6000 worth of cash and prizes awarded to exhibiting artists. The Dairy Barn Arts Center features an online gallery shop and Quilt National ’15 will feature a full color printed catalog.  For more information, contact Kathleen Dawson, Quilt National Director via email at qn@dairybarn.org or by phone at 740-592-4981