Quilts=Art=Quilts ’17 – Part 1

This past weekend I went to the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, NY for the first time for the opening reception of Quilts=Art=Quilts. It was the first time my work was accepted into this prestigious exhibit and I was eager to see it. Out of 300 entries, 75 works by 65 artists were accepted and these are some exceptionally talented artists. So, I was deeply honored.
In this post, I will share some pictures of the overall exhibit so you can get a feel of the scope and scale of the venue. It’s a lovely venue, too, large and spacious. Donna Lamb and her staff did a beautiful job hanging the show.

I hope these give you a feeling of being there, especially if you aren’t able to go to the exhibit. But, I highly recommend going if you can. The exhibit runs through January 7, 2018.
I apologize for not giving attribution to the artists, there’s just too many in this post (though if you ask me in the comments about a particular piece, I would be happy to provide info). Later this week, I will post more pictures, individual shots and some detail shots with attribution. And, for the finale, I will post the award winners! So, stay tuned…



This entry was posted in Exhibitions, Infinity series.


  1. Kris Sazaki October 30, 2017 at 9:08 pm #

    Thanks so much! What a beautiful space. It was great to see our quilt hanging in that space.

  2. Yochi October 31, 2017 at 5:46 am #

    Thank you for sharing the beautiful show with far away artists like me. It is so colorful that you cannot stay behind…

  3. Gabriele DiTota October 31, 2017 at 7:30 am #

    Thank you for sharing. What a wonderful display!

  4. Barbara Schneider October 31, 2017 at 8:03 am #

    Thanks for sharing. I won’t be able to go so it was great to see the space.

  5. Martha E Ressler October 31, 2017 at 8:58 am #

    Thank you for the overview Elena. Yes, I have a couple of questions!
    1. What is the story about your diptych? Why split the piece in that way?
    2. Is it the same artist for the piece directly beneath Quilts=Art=Quilts and the one in pic #10 (next to Patty Kennedy-Zafred). Who is it?
    3. Whose is the giant diptych in pic #5 (from the top). Looks like a giant abstracted spine?
    4. How about in #12 from the top, to the left of yours, greys — looks like houses in an earthquake?
    Thank you friend!

  6. elena October 31, 2017 at 9:23 am #

    Hi Martha, leave it you to have all the questions!!!
    1. I’m going to save your question about my work for a later installment but I will identify the artists in question.
    2. That is Elizabeth Busch’s work under the QAQ sign and it is another piece by Elizabeth next to Patty’s in the other picture.
    3. The giant diptych is not really a diptych but two separate pieces side by side by Gerri Spilka.
    4. The one next to mine is by Karen Hinkle. I’ll post more pictures of these and will try provide more info next time.
    You are welcome, my dear!

  7. Linda Laird October 31, 2017 at 1:40 pm #

    Elena, thanks so much for the photos, and I look forward to the further installments.

    This show is on my list to see, enter, and be part of. Thanks for the inspiration!


  8. Patty Kennedy-Zafred October 31, 2017 at 3:22 pm #

    Thanks Elena for these wonderful photos! Was so sorry to miss this year’s Opening Party! Look forward to the next chapter!

  9. Anne Wise October 31, 2017 at 9:48 pm #

    thank you so much for making the time to take and then post these wonderful pictures! 🙂

  10. Vicki Conley November 2, 2017 at 10:03 am #

    Thanks so much for sharing the pictures. It was such an honor to be part of this exhibition.

  11. elena November 2, 2017 at 12:18 pm #

    You are welcome everyone, my pleasure. I just wish the pictures were better.

    Congratulations, Vicki, on your award! Beautiful piece.

  12. Wen November 10, 2017 at 7:11 am #

    looks like a beautiful exhibit with some new and unusual works!

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