Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Quilt National 2009: Pamela Fitzsimons

Quilt National is a biennial juried exhibition of contemporary art quilts that will be on view at the Dairy Barn Arts Center, in Athens Ohio USA until 7 September 2009. From almost 1200 entries, the jurors (Sue Benner, Katie Pasquini Masopust, and Ned Wert) selected just 85 quilts by 87 artists drawn from 25 states and 13 foreign countries. The 2009 finalists included Guild member Pamela Fitzsimons for her multi-layered, three dimensional work Extinction Wrap:

Extinction Wrap - a contemporary art quilt by Pamela Fitzsimons

Extinction Wrap - a contemporary art quilt by Pamela Fitzsimons

Quilt National was intended to demonstrate the transformations taking place in the world of quilting. Its purpose was then, and still is, to carry the definition of quilting far beyond its traditional parameters and to promote quiltmaking as what it always has been -- an art form.

This the second time that Pamela's work has been juried into Quilt National, she was also a finalist in 2003. You can view quilts by Pamela and other Australian contemporary quiltmakers at the Sydney Quilt Show next week where the Australia Wide exhibition of the Ozquilt Network will be on display.

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