Quilt + Resist: Art, Politics, Storytelling


Woman Made Gallery (New York, NY)


Exhibition Description: Quilting covers so much ground.  As comfort, resistance, community, chronicle, mystery, banner, beauty.  The act of stitching, piecing, fragments into story.  Or pattern.  Or proclamation. 

The history/herstory of quilts spans domestic, political, artistic, religious and economic spheres.  Only fitting that quilting collects pieces from each of these realms, arranges and overlaps, then binds them together, to tell a more complete story and create a vibrant picture of our tangled world.

What forms do quilts take in 2018?  What materials are used in this era of excess?  What stories surface again and again?  And who is telling them in quilts?

Woman Made Gallery seeks quilt work by artists of all stripes.  Open to work whether pictorial or abstract, story or symbol, political, personal, or any combination. 

The application fee for our juried exhibitions is $30 for up to three images of work, plus one detail image if necessary. A limited number of artists who experience financial hardship may be exempt from paying the entry fee; please send us an email to request a fee waiver: [email protected]. We encourage entries of recent works, but there is no restriction in the creation date. All applicants should submit an artist’s statement about their body of work (up to 250 words.) Accepted artworks must not exceed 72" horizontally and must not have been previously shown at WMG. 

Jurors: Marcia Grubb and Adelia Moore

Marcia Grubb received her BFA from the University of Wisconsin, and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute Chicago. She  taught art for many years and has exhibited her work widely. Her work is in private and public permanent collections. Marcia Grubb's focus has always been subject matter dealing with highly charged political issues that has often sparked controversy. She has mentored women and Feminist artists throughout her career is a strong supporter of WMG since 1994 and serves on its Board of Directors.   

Adelia Moore is a psychologist, political activist, quilt maker, folk artist and writer. She was an early member of the Evanston, Illinois “Stitch ‘n’ Bitch” quilting group and the founder of “Quilters’ Triangle” in Pittsburgh. Her quilts appeared in Quilters Newsletter in the late 70s and she was featured as a “neighbor” on Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood in 1980. Adelica Moore has made, collected and appreciated the work of women quilt makers for over 40 years.  Her book, “Being the Grownup: The Natural Authority of Parents,” will be published in 2018, and she is writing a children’s book which she will illustrate in felt and fabric. 

Opportunity Opens

Wednesday, Aug 8th 2018

Opportunity Closes

Friday, Aug 31st 2018, 11:45pm

Application Location

External Site
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