Fabric artists Kathleen Probst of Meridian, Lisa Flowers Ross of Boise and Naomi Adams are part of a national exhibit of quilting arts at the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn, New York. The center that focuses on quilting and fiber arts, music, film, folk arts, poetry, storytelling, holds an annual juried quilt.
This is the 34th year for “Quilts=Art=Quilts.” It brings together 73 international artists who work in fiber as a medium in ways that push the idea of traditional quilt arts.
The three artists each take different approaches:
Lisa Flowers Ross works with simple forms and geometric shapes, putting an emphasis on line, color and composition.
Naomi Adams, an assistant professor or art at Idaho State University, explores the dimensionality of fabric making highly textural quilts that literally pop off the fabric.
The Schweinfurth Art Center recognizes the importance of quilts as a visual medium, and has been presenting quilts in a gallery setting since 1981. Adams', Probst's and Ross' quilts were chosen from 357 entries by 215 quilters from Australia, Canada, Japan, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The juried show runs Nov. 1-Jan 4 at the Schweinfurth.