Our exhibition schedule is partially
sponsored by Reynolds and Associates
September 1-December 18, 2022
Seeing In Color (sponsored by the Lucille Gaebler Klein Fund)
January 5-April 29, 2023
Rosie McCrady: Red Work
(Sponsored by the Lucille Gaebler Klein Fund)
Places: A Celebration of the Human Hand: Works by Marilyn Henrion
Festival Prizewinners 2022
May 4-August 26, 2023
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Winners & Western Quilts
Mary-Ann Vaca Lambert exhibit
Our Summer/Fall exhibit promises
a dazzling and “Colorful” experience!
LA GRANGE, TEXAS—August 25, 2022—For the first time since the 2011 opening of the Texas Quilt Museum, a display cycle will be dedicated to a single exhibit—but what an exhibit it is! Visitors will be able to view all of the accepted entries from the Museum’s first-ever juried exhibit, Seeing in Color. It will run September 1-December 18, 2022, and is partially supported by the Lucille Gaebler Klein Fund.
A call went out last year for entries, and artists from all over the world submitted more than 150 works. From that list, Museum co-founders Karey Bresenhan and Nancy O’Bryant juried it down to 52, all of which will be on display. Seeing in Color celebrates the huge role that different shades and hues play in our lives and is sure to be one of the most important and creative exhibits that the Museum has ever showcased.
The call was open to both art quilts and traditional quilts and asked the quiltmakers to submit quilts reflecting their idea of color and how they “see” it.
“The quilt images submitted were awe inspiring,” says Museum Curator Vicki Mangum. “The jurors had a difficult time selecting the quilts that are included. We are sure everyone will enjoy this engaging display of colorful quilts. They truly are stunning.”
As the entry form notated, “Color plays a huge role in our lives. Color reflects our joys and sorrows. Reveals the ripeness of the fruits and vegetables we eat and sets the mood of our homes. Color surrounds us, enfolds us, cheers us, protects us, and delights us.”
We Are One by Georgia Williams of Houston, Texas.
Remember… by Karen Lambdin of San Antonio, Texas.
Bluebonnets by Dorothy Tiffany of Laurel, Maryland.
Deep in the Heart (detail) by Hope Wilmarth of Houston, Texas.
Come see the show, September 1-December 18, 2022
New Exhibits Showcase
A Rhapsody, a Menagerie, and some Top Winners!
This spring and summer will bring three very different and exciting exhibits to the Texas Quilt Museum, celebrating the work of two extremely talented individuals and the prizewinning efforts of others!
On display from May 12-August 27, 2022 will be Ricky Tims: A Rhapsody of Quilts, Timna Tarr’s Noble Menagerie, and Quilt Festival Prizewinners 2021.
Bohemian Rhapsody (90” x 90”) by Ricky Tims. Photo by Gregory Case.
In Gallery III, Ricky Tims: A Rhapsody of Quilts presents 11 pieces highly regarded as excellent examples of contemporary quilt art with traditional appeal. Tims is also a renowned musician, and many of his quilts have musical references. As he was working on Bohemian Rhapsody using hand-dyed fabrics, the composition developed with a very Eastern European flare. The rhythmic movement and harmonious shapes in this quilt encouraged the artist to design and make an entire series of Rhapsody Quilts, which resulted in his book of the same title.
Our exhibition also includes his Lifelines III: Can Something Come from Nothing?, awarded first place category prize at an International Quilt Association judged show. Museum Curator, Dr. Sandra Sider, comments, “If you have missed seeing the amazing quilts by Ricky Tims at Houston, this is your chance to see an astonishing collection!” A special Museum-produced monograph will also be available for purchase.
Lady Teela of Amherst (38" x 38") by Timna Tarr.
Gallery II will showcase 12 works in Timna Tarr’s Noble Menagerie. Tarr, who resides in Massachusetts, comes from a long line of quilters but did not begin quilting until after studying art history in college.
Her own work is chiefly about color, in relatively small-format compositions. What keeps her engaged is watching how her projects change and transform with the addition of each color and texture.
Noble Menagerie began as a way for Tarr to explore making quasi-realistic fabric portraits of farm animals. Moving through the series, she realized that the images highlight the dignity and individual personalities in each animal, reflected in her highly original titles. The construction process starts with a blown-up photograph and ends with her piecing together the eye. Tarr explains that she needs to get to know each animal before tackling “the window to the soul.”
Finally, Gallery I will present Festival Prizewinners 2021, featuring 11 stunning quilts from makers who won prizes in the inaugural Quilt Festival Judged Show in a variety of categories and styles.
Leap of Faith (36” x 55”) by Kestrel Michaud
Showcasing exquisite hand and machine stitching, the designs include abstract, pictorial, and geometric compositions. The makers are Marilyn Badger, Judith Beaver, Andrea Brokenshire, Audrey Esarey, Chizuko Ito, Jill Kerttula, Karen Lambdin, Kestrel Michaud, Sue Sherman, Chinami Terai, and Joann Webb. This juxtaposition of art quilts with contemporary traditional styles celebrates the exciting gamut of quiltmaking today.
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