“Bluegrass Patchwork” is coming!

April 9, 2014

Attention quilters! We are seeking participants and entries for a juried exhibit this summer. “Bluegrass Patchwork” will showcase both traditional and art quilts Wednesday, June 4 through Saturday, August 2. Deadline for entries is Monday, May 5.

This is an idea that has been brewing for quite some time.

“Just about every year, someone suggests that we have a quilt show, and they are absolutely right,” says Brandon Long, our programming director. “This year, during June and July, the Community Arts Center is having our first juried quilt show. We have a lot of great quilters in our community and throughout Kentucky, and we would love to showcase their work. June is one of the busiest and most festive months in Danville with the Great American Brass Band Festival and the Arts Commission’s Gallery Hop, and we think it would be agreat time for the finest quilters in our region to get the exposure they deserve.”

Quilts may be handmade, machine-made or a combination of both, and must be in excellent condition. Artists must enter by completing an entry form and submitting digital photographs of up to three quilts each. Entries will be juried and accepted into the show by a panel of three judges in two categories: traditional quilts (using recognizable traditional patterns) and art quilts (featuring original designs that use color, composition and/or subject matter in a non-traditional fashion).

Ribbon awards will be given in both categories to the top three quilts based on the judging panel’s in-person assessment and critiques of the quilts.

Admission to the exhibit will be free, and both the artists and the public are invited to a free exhibit reception Thursday, June 5 at the Community Arts Center from 5:30 to 8 p.m. (This is also a Gallery Hop night!)

Remember, the deadline is May 5! Here’s the prospectus with all of the important info. Contact Brandon at brandonlong@communityartscenter.net with any specific questions you have about entering “Bluegrass Patchwork.”