On Saturday, August 23, 2014, the Whistler House Museum of Art held its reception for the juried Art Quilts 2014 exhibition entitled How Does Your Garden Grow? Our jurors this year were Mary Walter of Southborough, MA and Sandra Donabed Townsend of Jupiter, FL. We had a great turnout and many of the quilt artists were in attendance. Two of the award winners were announced during the reception, and visitors were asked to vote on a winning quilt for the Viewer's Choice Award. The winners are as follows:
Jurors' Choice: Ann Rebele, Southern Living
Whistler Award: Betty Busby, Echinoderm
Viewer's Choice: Sue Colozzi, Coleus Up Close
Art Quilts 2014: How Does Your Garden Grow?
Exhibit: August 20 - September 20
Reception and Awards: Saturday, August 23, 1-3
This year the exhibition features Art Quilts that explore the second line from the well-known nursery rhyme “Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary,” How Does Your Garden Grow? It was up to the quilt artist to take this line and interpret it for inspiration.
This year the quilt artists in the exhibition are: Pamela Allen, Margaret Anderson, Nancy Bardach, Susan Bleiweiss, Betty Busby, Sue Colozzi, Janis Doucette, Atara Halpern, Ruby Horansky, Helene Kusnitz, Ellen Lindner, Barbara McKie, Patti Owens, Ann Rebele, Wen Redmond, Ruan Robertson, Judy Ross, Jodi Scaltreto, Maya Schonenberger, Phyllis Small, Nancy Turbitt, Nelda Warkentin, Naomi Weidner, and Marianne Williamson
Thursday, September 4
5:30 PM (At New England Quilt Museum)
Bring a friend and enjoy two-for-one admission to the only museum in the Northeast dedicated to the art and history of quiltmaking. Meet Binney Family Curator, Pamela Weeks, who will offer a complimentary gallery talk on Quilted Gardens: Floral Motifs from the Permanent Collection. The galleries and Museum Store will remain open until 8 pm.
6:30 PM (At Whistler House Museum of Art)
A short walk from the NEQM brings visitors to a performance of live music in Whistler Park, an enchanting Victorian-style Garden featuring a bronze sculpture of James McNeill Whistler by the internationally known sculptor, Mico Kaufman. The Parker Gallery will be open, featuring the exhibition, Art Quilts 2014: How Does Your Garden Grow? (In case of rain, the music will be moved into the gallery.)
Thursday, September 18
6:00 PM (At Whistler House Museum of Art)
The Shady Lady, Amy Ziffer will give a talk entitled, "Shade Revealed; How to Garden Successfully in Low Light (Really)"
Shade plants are not created equal! This talk is abundantly illustrated with beautiful photography and focuses on what makes some shade plants better performers than others. Ziffer also presents a clear approach to designing your shade garden for the best chances of long term success. Learn more.