Contemporary Art Quilts 2017

Jill Kerttula Selfie for WebsiteExhibition: August 5 to September 1, 2017
Reception: Saturday August 5 from 2 to 4 pm

The Whistler House Museum of Art is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition, Contemporary Art Quilts 2017. The show, presented exclusively at the Whistler House, will run from August 5 to September 1, 2017. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, August 5 from 2 to 4 pm in the Parker Gallery.

Each summer, the Whistler House Museum of Art hosts a juried exhibition of quilts centered on a variety of themes. This year, the Whistler House Museum of Art welcomes contemporary quilts of all kinds, colors, and subject matter. The theme of this year's juried quilt exhibition has been left open to provide the opportunity for free expression and creativity, allowing all fiber artists to showcase their strongest work.

 Our jurors, Wen Redmond and Michele O'Neil Kincaid, chose 37 original quilts from over 120 submissions to create a show of quilts that vary greatly in color, theme, composition, and technique.

Wen Redmond is an award-winning fiber artist whose work embraces several mediums, including digital processes, surface design, and collage. Redmond is a sought after quilt instructor, who has been holding specialized classes throughout the country and internationally, including classes this summer in Japan. Her work and articles have been published in numerous books and magazines, including her new book, Wen Redmond's Digital Fiber Art. She will hold a book signing from 3:00 to 4:00 the day of the exhibition opening reception on August 5.  
Michele O'Neil Kincaid is an artist with over 35 years of experience. She describes her work as "traditional quilting run amok." Kincaid's work has been published in Fabric Trends magazine. She has exhibited in shows across the country and also teaches quilting classes.

"We are delighted to be featuring this extraordinary collection of art quilts filled with works from some of the most prolific national and international art quilters," says President and Executive Director Sara Bogosian. "The Whistler House Museum of Art invites everyone to experience the beautifully intricate works of these truly talented artists."

Featured Artists: Marilyn Belford, Kiranada Sterling Benjamin, Melani Kane Brewer, Betty Busby, Sarah Carpenter, Sue Colozzi, Nancy Crasco, Gabriele DiTota, Sandra Townsend Donabed, Nancy Doyle, Joana Haven Dunbar, Patricia Faulkner, Valerie Maser-Flanagan, Catherine Flowers, Maryann Gallaher, Sandy Gregg, Diane Powers Harris, Jill Kerttula, Aryana Londir, Kevan Lunney, Sherri Lipman McCauley, Lorie McCown, Madalene Axford Murphy, Barbara Barrick McKie, Susan Polansky, Denise Roberts, Lauren Rosenblum, Maya Schonenberger, Donna Stalaboin, Bobbie Sullivan, Marge Tucker, Nancy Turbitt, Hope Wilmarth

Image: "Selfie", Jill Kerttula.

The Portrait Experience: Lisa Kovvuri

lisakovvuriimageExhibition:  September 9 to November 4, 2017
Reception: Saturday September 9 from 2 to 4 pm

Known for her portrait, figurative and still life works, Kovvuri’s paintings are characterized by a direct painting approach that is carried through to a refined finish with sensitively considered detail. Skilled draftsmanship and a keen eye for subtlety have earned her a national reputation for rendering images with a genuine realism and feeling of natural poetic ease on canvas.
 
Lisa Kovvuri received her BFA degree in printmaking in 1991 from the Cleveland Institute of Art. She began to seriously pursue painting after moving to Sacramento, CA in 1999 where she joined a figure painting group and began exhibiting her work in juried exhibitions and 
galleries in the area. 
 
Kovvuri, a member of the Lowell Art Association Inc., has exhibited works nationwide. Her exhibitions include Oil Painters of America; Salon International; The Salmagundi Club, NY; 
The Bosque Conservatory, Clifton, TX; Academy of Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA; and the 
Massachusetts State House, Boston, MA. The Whistler House Museum of Art is pleased to exhibit this collection of beautifully crafted portraits.
 
Image: "Leslie", Lisa Kovvuri.
 

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The Portrait Experience Through Photography: Adrien Bisson

Learning to expose, develop, and print photographs as a teenager, Adrien spent hours making photographs of his surroundings in rural New Hampshire. Before long, he was shooting for and getting published by two local newspapers. At the same time, he was developing an interest in music, eventually studying trumpet performance at Berklee College of Music. He received a Bachelor of Music degree, magna cum laude.  Since then, he rekindled his interest in photography. He has built a commercial and editorial photography business and has maintained his passion for creating and showing his artistic work. 
 
Artist Statement: “In my portrait work, my goal is to make a connection with my subject. Creating images of a person is a process; we collaberate to create something that is part them and part me. Ideally, my images will engender a feeling or a mood in the viewer, even if those emotions are a projection of their own. My work must have an esthetic quality that attracts me as well, so my photographic style and approach is fairly traditional, using both film and digital cameras.”
 
Image: "Caity Pitts", Adrien Bisson.
 
 
 
 

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