Schweinfurth Art Center seeks entries for annual juried art quilt show


The Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn, NY, is currently accepting submissions for its annual Quilts=Art=Quilts exhibition through July 20. The exhibition, one of the top juried quilt shows in the country, regularly attracts quilters from all over the world.

“Every year, I am astounded at the quality of the quilts in our show,” said Schweinfurth Executive Director Donna Lamb. “They truly represent the best contemporary art quilts from the region, nation, and world.”

Jurors select quilts based on overall quality of design, visual impact and originality. Prizes are awarded for excellence in design and workmanship in multiple categories, including $1,000 for Best of Show. The opening weekend of the exhibit will include an artist reception and awards presentation, workshops, and a quilter’s dinner and lecture.

Jurors for the 2018 show are Gerri Spilka, Kit Vincent, and Robert Shaw, who is the prize juror. Spilka and Vincent are award-winning artists who have had their work exhibited in numerous art and textile shows in Europe, Canada and the United States. Shaw is an independent scholar and curator who has written numerous books and articles about quilting history, given lectures on various quilting topics around the world, and curated numerous quilting exhibits around the world.

Interested artists must apply online at The cost to enter is $30 for Schweinfurth members and $35 for nonmembers. The deadline for applications is July 20. Quilts=Art=Quilts will be on display Oct. 27, 2018, through January 6, 2019.

The Schweinfurth Art Center is known internationally for its interest in and support of fiber arts. Every year, the center offers Quilting by the Lake, a conference that brings in world-renowned instructors to teach fiber arts techniques and tips to quilters of all levels. The 2018 conference runs from July 15 to 27 at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, NY.

For more information about Quilts=Art=Quilts or Quilting by the Lake, visit the website at To determine membership status, call 315-255-1553.