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For immediate release WAYNE, PA – February 17, 2016 – Art Quilt Elements, 12th Anniversary International Juried Quilt Exhibition, will be on display at the Wayne Art Center from March 18 – April 30, 2016. The opening reception will be from 100 – 4:00 pm on Saturday, April 2nd in both the Davenport and Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Galleries.

This eagerly anticipated exhibition, celebrating its twelfth anniversary year, is dedicated to enhancing the public’s awareness of art quilts while providing a venue for established and emerging artists to share their creative endeavors. ArtQuilt Elements has earned a rapidly growing reputation as one of the nation’s most recognized art quilt exhibitions. The finest works are featured, supporting the Center’s mission of expanding the public’s awareness of fine contemporary craft, and significantly benefiting all educational programs for children and adults. “We are very pleased to host the 12th anniversary exhibition with this year’s artists from throughout United States and abroad as far as, Australia, British Columbia, Germany, Ontario and the United Kingdom” said Nancy Campbell, Executive Director of Wayne Art Center.

The juror Bruce W. Pepich, Executive Director and Curator of Collections at the Racine Art Museum selected 66 works from a pool of over 500 entries for this exhibition that is dedicated to providing a fine art venue for this genre of artwork. The artists whose work is in the 2016 collection employ a huge range of techniques to create their vision. Various methods are used to prepare the fabric which is then layered and stitched. Most of the artists create their own surface design effects on fabric through painting, printing, dyeing and mark making, while others collage their pieces from commercially produced fabrics.

The Wayne Art Center thanks the major sponsors of Art Quilt Elements 2012: Friends of Fiber Arts, West Laurel Hill Cemetery and Funeral Home, First Priority Bank, Mistyfuse/Attached Inc., and Steve’s Sew-n-Vac. These donations benefit Wayne Art Center’s educational, outreach and exhibition programs.

Wayne Art Center will continue to offer Special Events related to Art Quilt Elements 2016:

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 2, 1:00 – 4:00pm

Meet the Artists: Saturday, April 2, 2:00 – 3:30pm

Paper Quilting: April 9, 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Ages 5-7, Gallery Tour & Art Project

Quilted Clay: April 16, 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Ages 8+, Gallery Tour & Clay Craft

Quilted Pillow: April 23, 1:00 – 3:00 pm, Ages 8+, Create a Quilt Design

Gallery Tours Available. Contact Karen Louise Fay, Director of Special Projects, karenlouise@wayneart.org

The Art Quilt Elements 2016 Artists are:

Betsy Abbott, MA
Naomi S. Adams, ID
Gail J. Baar, IL
Nancy Bardach, CA
Linda Beach, CO
Margaret Black, PA
Lynda K. Boardman, PA
Elizabeth Brandt, MI
Eliza Brewster, PA
Peggy Brown, IN
Mary T. Buchanan, VA
Bonnie M. Bucknam, WA
Marianne Burr, WA
Betty Busby, NM
Susan Callahan, MD
Benedicte Caneill, NY
Cher Cartwright, Canada
Shin-hee Chin, KS
Linda Colsh, MD
Sara Drower, IL
Dianne Firth, Australia
Frances A. Frederick, PA
Kerri M. Green, TX
Sandy Gregg, MA
Desiree D. Habicht, CA
Ayn Hanna, CO
Rosemary Hoffenberg, MA
Beth Porter Johnson, TN
Ann Johnston, OR
Jill A. Kerttula, VA
Lisa Kijak, CA
Brigitte Kopp, Germany
Pat Kroth, WI
Paulette Landers, OR
Judy Langille, NJ
Judith Larzelere, RI
Tracey Lawko, Canada
Susan Leonard, PA
Kathleen Loomis, KY
Niraja C. Lorenz, OR
Lori Lupe Pelish, NY
Jeanne Marklin, MA
Valerie Maser-Flanagan, MA
Sherri Lipman McCauley, TX
Lorie McCown, VA
Diane Melms, AK
Alicia Merrett, England
Sharon R. Nemirov, AZ
Kathy Nida, CA
Dan Olfe, CA
Mary B, Pal, Canada
Marti Plager, KY
Dorothy Raymond, CO
Denise L. Roberts, WV
Meryl H. Ruth, ME
Dinah Sargeant, CA
Barbara J. Schneider, IL
Karen Schulz, MD
Diane Siebels, VA
Brenda Gael Smith, Australia
Kerby C. Smith, CA
Jim S. Smoote, IL
K. Velis Turan, NY
Barbara W. Watler, FL
Hope Wilmarth, TX
Charlotte Ziebarth, CO

The Wayne Art Center at 413 Maplewood Avenue in Wayne, PA was established in 1930 as the first art center in the Main Line suburbs of Philadelphia. It offers instruction for all ages in the visual arts, crafts, music, culinary arts, and drama. Each year, nearly 5,000 students register for over to 600 classes and workshops, and over 1200 children register for the Summer Art Camp program. Wayne Art Center is proud to serve students in the greater Main Line area, including Delaware, Chester and Montgomery counties. The exhibitions, lectures, and gallery shop attract over 35,000 visitors each year.

Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Saturdays, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Free admission. There is a suggested $5.00 contribution to view Art Quilt Elements 2016. Full color catalogs are available for purchase for $20 at the Wayne Art Center and on line at www.artquiltelements.org.

Nancy Campbell, Executive Director
Karen Louise Fay, Director of Special Projects

413 Maplewood Avenue
Wayne, PA 19087