The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery will present an exhibition showcasing some of the most exciting and innovative trends in art quilts. Quilt National ‘05 will be on view January 26 through April 16, 2006. The exhibition is produced and circulated by the Dairy Barn Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center in Athens, Ohio. Quilt National '05 is the 14th in the series of international juried competitions dedicated to promoting the contemporary quilt as an art form. The jurors selected work that represented unique approaches to the art quilt medium and that demonstrated the breadth and diversity of contemporary expressions. The jury panel consisted of internationally recognized artists M. Joan Lintault and Miriam Nathan-Roberts, and Mark Richard Leach, deputy director of The Mint Museums in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Featured artists include Elizabeth Brimelow, Jeanne Lyons Butler, Linda Kyle Campbell, Ardyth Davis, Sylvia Einstein, Susan Else, Marilyn Easter Fashbaugh, Bean Gilsdorf, Pamela Grammer, Beatriz Grayson, Ana Lisa Hedstrom, Julie Hirota, Mary Anne Jordan, Linda Levin, Janet Lipkin, Therese May, Patricia Mink, Jan Myers-Newbury, Miriam Nathan-Roberts, Mirjam Pet-Jacobs, Bonnie Peterson, Emily Richardson, Jane A. Sassaman, Robin Schwalb, Susan Shie, Jen Swearington, June O. Underwood, Kit Vincent, and Barbara W. Walter.