Download the application here: PDF Art Quilt Prospectus and Application

October 6 – November 20

First Friday Opening on Friday, October 6, 5-8 PM.

The Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center welcomes original Art Quilts of all kinds, colors, and subject matter.  The work must possess the basic structural characteristics of a quilt, being predominantly fabric or fabric-like material and being composed of at least three full and distinct layers. The face and backing layers must be held together by hand or machine-made quilting stitches. Other than that, we cheer entries that artistically push the limits of what has traditionally defined Quilting. The Atrium Gallery is set apart for artists who boldly explore new terrain.

Because the Atrium Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of new work, entries must have been completed since 2014. Due to space limitations, Art Quilt entry should not exceed 24″ in any direction. Each piece should have a split sleeve sewn into the upper back and must include a dowel or rod for hanging purposes. And each piece should have  label with the title, size, artist’s name, address, and phone number attached to the back.

Each Art Quilt entry must be illustrated by two jpgs, one full view and one detail. Images and an Artist Statement of 75 words or less should be emailed to gmeinerartscenter@gmail.com by September 15, 2017.

The submission form must be completed and received by September 15, 2017. Please include a description of the techniques and materials used in the design and fabrication of your quilt on the application.

Once accepted into the exhibit, the artist is responsible for insurance and transportation of the quilt.

The Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center is a Non-Profit 501(c)3. When you buy Art at the Gmeiner 85% goes directly to the Artist. Our sales support the endeavors of area Artists and the small 15% gallery commission stays local too! We use commission revenues to support Tioga County Arts events and Cultural programs.

Juror: Madalene Axford Murphy is an artist who has been working in fiber for over 35 years. Her works currently focus on her own hand-dyed or painted fabrics embellished in a variety of ways but always including hand stitching. They have been juried into shows throughout the country and are part of private collections in the Northeast. She is a member of the Abstract Artists Group of New England and the Studio Art Quilt Association, and her works regularly can be seen at the Newburyport (MA) Art Association. She lived in Wellsboro for 24 years before moving to Amesbury, MA, three years ago.

For more information or clarification, please contact Anna Wales at gmeinerartscenter@gmail.com. (570)439-9388. Gmeiner Art & Cultural Center 134 Main Street Wellsboro PA 16901.