Circular Abstractions: Bull's Eye Quilts

Jun 3, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017

Circular Abstractions is a special summer exhibit curated by world-renowned quilter Nancy Crow and organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art.

Curator Nancy Crow challenged the participating artists to create a unique design based upon the Bull’s Eye pattern: four circles comprised of concentric rings (the iconic target symbol), set in a grid of four blocks, or quadrants. The quilts have been conceived in improvisation, in building upon or breaking down an established pattern into something new and individually expressive.  Click here to view an online slideshow of the exhibit, courtesy of Schweinfurth volunteer Stephen Achimore.
Sponsors for this exhibit include the Osborne Memorial Association, the Senator John A. DeFrancisco Arts in Cayuga County Program, and Bayer Crop Science.
Participating artists in the portion of Circular Abstractions to be on view at the Schweinfurth include:
  1. Patricia Altenburg, State College, Pennsylvania
  2. Kathy Anso, Otorohanga, New Zealand
  3. Julie Drake, Anacortes, Alaska
  4. Maria Elkins, Beavercreek, Ohio
  5. Tommy Fitzsimmons, Romeoville, Illinois
  6. Valerie Maser-Flanagan, Carlisle, Massachusetts
  7. Julia Graziano, Manlius, New York
  8. Patricia Guthrie, Oakland, California
  9. Ruth Harmelink, Granger, Indiana
  10. Wendy Hook, Fort Worth, Texas
  11. Monica Johnstone, East Grand Rapids, Michigan
  12. Roxanna Kantarjian, Toronto, Ontario
  13. Kaci Kyler, Brush Prairie, Washington
  14. Pamela Loewen, Williamston, Michigan
  15. Beth Markel, Rochester, Michigan
  16. Marni McMahan, Heriot Bay, British Columbia
  17. Diane Melms, Anchorage, Alaska
  18. Sue Ritter Milling, Indianola, Washington
  19. Randi Morgan, Rolling bay, Washinton
  20. Adrienne Murray, Surrey Hills, Australia
  21. Heather Pregger, Fort Worth, Texas
  22. Karen Querna, Spokane, Washington
  23. Lee Sproull, Leeds, Massachusetts
  24. Susan Wessels, Somerset West, South Africa
The image on the left above is of Julie Drake's Ideas: 5.