Thursday, January 08, 2009

Susan Walen curates Feb 2009 President Obama: A Celebration in Art Quilts

Susan Walen is organizing a grass-roots, multi-ethnic exhibition of quilts celebrating the election of President Barack Obama. The show is called "President Obama: A Celebration in Art Quilts" and will take place February 9 - March 5, 2009 at the Cafritz Art Center, 150 King Street, Silver Spring, Maryland (just outside Washington, DC). Today, the show is up to 60 different artist! You can read Susan's December 2008 interview about the show and her own "Dear Mr. Obama... " quilt on the Quilter's Save Our Stories site.

Debra Gabel, a fiber artist and designer for Zebra Patterns, will be in the show. To the left is her quilt-in-progress. She has a fascinating post about creating this piece on her blog. Enjoy!


Delta said...

Are they still accepting submissions for the show?

Kyra said...

Delta, I do not know if the submissions are still being accepted. Best, Kyra

suewalen said...

thank you for the wonderful review, Kyra. We're really excited about our show, and the opening will be on the 9th of February at the Cafritz Center, part of Montgomery College in Silver Spring, MD. The best part, however, will be on friday the 13th, when many of these quilters will come to the OPENING RECEPTION (good food, lots of folks, good energy, and amazing quilts), 6-9 pm. The location is 930 King St.
Sue Walen