Thursday, January 14, 2010

500 Art Quilts due out later this month!

Yesterday I received my advanced copy of 500 ART QUILTS: an Inspiring Collection of Contemporary Work curated by Karey Bresenhan, founder of Quilts, Inc. and published by Lark Books.

According to Karey, there were 2500 art quilt finalists to be pared down to 500 for inclusion in the book. I'm delighted to be included in the book with my quilt WOODLAND WALK (page 208), joining a host of other contemporary artists such as Pamela Allen - Alice Beasley - Jane Burch Cochran - Judith Content - Chiaki Dosho - Noriko Endo - Caryl Bryer Fallert - Jamie Fingal - Linda Gass - Jenny Hearn - Judy Coates Perez - Yvonne Porcella - Susan Shie - Gloria Hansen - Jan Myers-Newberry - Lonni Rossi - Jane Sassaman - Maya Schonenberger - Joan Schultz - Carol Taylor - David Taylor - Larkin Van Horn - LauraWasilowski - and many more!

WOODLAND WALK detail (c)Pat Dolan

As it happens, another local artist, Mary Lou Pepe, a member of our fiber art critique group, has not one, but two of her quilts included in the book (pages 101 + 160). Her two quilts hang opposite one another in one of the Penn State University campus buildings. They are quite large, which one cannot guess from viewing the photos. And they are extraordinarily detailed and done with amazing precision.

I hope you have the opportunity to leisurely explore this book, taking time to enjoy each piece for the unique contribution it makes to the whole. It is full of 'eye candy' for the creative heart/soul!


TheaM said...

Hi Pat, I saw your quilt in person - it's gorgeous! CONGRATULATIONS on the publication. I'm looking forward to buying the book.

Pat's Place said...

Hi, Thea ~
Thanks for your compliment! I'm just beginning a new series using my rusted fabrics, antique laces/fabrics, old photos, buttons and more. I've been scanning old family photos for HOURS in preparation.

By the way, the book is GREAT. Wonderful quilts on every page!