For the first time since the 2011 opening of the Texas Quilt Museum, a display cycle will be dedicated to a single exhibit—but what an exhibit it is! Visitors will be able to view all of the accepted entries from the Museum’s first-ever juried exhibit, Seeing in Color. It will run September 1-December 18, 2022, and is partially supported by the Lucille Gaebler Klein Fund.
A call went out last year for entries, and artists from all over the world submitted more than 150 works. From that list, Museum co-founders Karey Bresenhan and Nancy O’Bryant juried it down to 52, all of which will be on display. Seeing in Color celebrates the huge role that different shades and hues play in our lives and is sure to be one of the most important and creative exhibits that the Museum has ever showcased.
The call was open to both art quilts and traditional quilts and asked the quiltmakers to submit quilts reflecting their idea of color and how they “see” it.
“The quilt images submitted were awe inspiring,” says Museum Curator Vicki Mangum. “The jurors had a difficult time selecting the quilts that are included. We are sure everyone will enjoy this engaging display of colorful quilts. They truly are stunning.”
As the entry form notated, “Color plays a huge role in our lives. Color reflects our joys and sorrows. Reveals the ripeness of the fruits and vegetables we eat and sets the mood of our homes. Color surrounds us, enfolds us, cheers us, protects us, and delights us.”
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