Dear SAQA, Quilt Art and Fiber Art friends and colleagues, please help!
Have you heard about the amazing fiber art effort happening at the Hunterdon Art Museum, a small but very fiber friendly art museum in Clinton, NJ? In the past, they have mounted major fiber art shows such a contemporary tapestry exhibit, a fiber print exhibit and last year they had a stunning contemporary embroidery exhibit.
This September, HAM will present a contemporary lace exhibit, Lace not Lace, that will feature the work of many international artists including two large installations, Lieve Jerger’s Carriage of Lost Loves and Choi + Shine’s The Urchins. BUT, The Urchins is not a definite go. The museum wasn’t able to raise enough money to bring them to New Jersey and are seeking help from the community by launching a fund-raising campaign on Kickstarter. Click HERE or on the image above to go to their Kickstarter page and be sure and watch the video. They go into quite a bit of detail of the upcoming exhibit and their efforts and excitement over the Urchins, which are a quite impressive and huge, and would be a phenomenal outdoor installation – The Urchins would only be there for a limited time but it would be a spectacular sight to behold!
Naturally, I always try to support this museum as it is in my own backyard but I am hoping my fellow quilt artists and fiber artists will join me in supporting the museum’s goal of bringing The Urchins to the Hunterdon Art Museum. While they have never mounted a quilt art exhibit at HAM, it is my hope that someday they will, whether it’s a SAQA Global exhibit, a SAQA regional exhibit or a straight out contemporary Quilt Art exhibit. If we in the quilt art/fiber art community show our support for them, maybe they will show their support for us.
Please help spread the word and donate what you can to this fund-raiser. Be sure to email them and let them know the Quilt Art community supports them!