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2019 'Page 20' Quilt Challenge Exhibit

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Red, White and Blue Challenge

On the road- see where next on the AQM Quilts Displays page



Announcing the 2020 AQM Challenge!
A NEW TWIST ON AN OLD MASTER: Inspired by a notable artist from the Renaissance to the early 1900s (Members voted at December 2019 meeting to change from 1800 to 1900).
Your challenge is to reach back across the centuries to study and be inspired by an Old Master’s body of work, specific painting, or detail within that piece. 
RULES: No less than 100” in perimeter, preferably less than 60” on a side.
Must have a 4” or larger hanging sleeve
Attach a Label with title and artist name
Title and Dimensions of your piece are due by AQM’s April meeting (4/11/2020)
Completed Challenge Quilts will be revealed at our next gathering and will continue on statewide journey for 2020 and 2021.
Decide if you want your piece to travel following Maine Quilts, and if you want it to be for sale
More information:
The term "Old Masters" refers to the most recognized European artists—mostly painters—working between the Renaissance and 1900. An informal designation (and not a specific art historical style or movement), this category includes artists who fall within Gothic Art, the Early, High, and Northern Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque, the Dutch "Golden Age," Rococo, Neoclassicism, and Romanticism. Accordingly, Old Masters refers to a range of the most seminal figures in Western art history, from Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Albrecht Dürer to Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and Jacques-Louis David. https://www.artsy.net/gene/old-masters
Contemporary artists still wrestle with how, when, and why to engage with art of the past, a dialogue that is evident in the conceptual photography of Cindy Sherman and her History Portraits series, and in the portraits of Kehinde Wiley—such as his recent painting of President Barack Obama, which suggest Old Master paintings in the poses and settings of their subjects, even evoking William Morris patterns in their intricate background foliage. 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/nightf3v3r/albums/532828 

Interesting focus on details within old master paintings.



https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en



Art Quilt Members year 2000 project

The mission of Art Quilts Maine is to support members in their exploration of contemporary quilt art, to inspire creativity and individuality, and to promote the understanding, appreciation, and recognition of contemporary quilters in the state of Maine. These goals will be accomplished by the sharing of member resources, demonstrations and other related activities such as workshops and exhibits. A Chapter of Pine Tree Quilts

New members always welcomed. 


Please contact Jane Hann-Morey so we can be prepared for guests and new members. jehmquilts2@gmail.com

2019-2020 Officers

President: Jane Hann-Morey, contact by email jehmquilts2@gmail.com

Vice President & Facebook management: Denise Quint

Secretary: Celeste Poulin

Treasurer: Suzie McCormack

Program Committee: Jane Hann-Morey, Alison Olds, Amy Nichols, Argenta Jeffrey

Challenge Committee & Traveling Exhibit management: Rana O’Connor

Patchwork Press: Argenta Jeffrey

Website: Pam Soucy

Library: Celeste Poulin (see minutes for library link and how to request items)

Historian: Pam Soucy