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A Celebration of Music - with a Visual Twist

Pablo Picasso said, "To draw, you must close your eyes and sing."  This exhibition explores all the wonderful ways in which music can serve as inspiration for the creative process.

Both music and art elicit emotions, create different moods, suggest movement, and can reflect light, depth, and color. Over time many artistic practices and processes have been shaped by sound and visual expression. The boundaries between music and art blur, as one becomes inspiration for the other.


JUROR: Joe Cunningham

Joe Cunningham began making quilts professionally in 1979. His early mentors were steeped in quilt history and traditions, leading Cunningham to a life study in quilt history and a love of traditional technique. Over the years his quilts evolved into his own unique, personal style. His quilts are in the permanent collections of museums, and numerous private collections. Cunningham’s books on quilts include his 2010 book Men and the Art of Quiltmaking, the Shelburne Museum's exhibition catalogue, Man-Made Quilts: Civil War to the Present, and his essay for the de Young Museum show "Amish Abstractions: Quilts from the Collection of Faith and Stephen Brown."

Premiere Location

National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky: March 6 - July 7, 2020


Selected Artists

Frances Holliday Alford (Vermont, USA) - A Figment of Imagination
Nancy Bardach (California, USA) - Sinfonia Plus
Susan Bianchi (California, USA) - Tonight God Is in the House
Peggy Brown (Indiana, USA) - Blue Jazz
Laurie Bucher (California, USA) - About Face
Sandra Champion (Australia) - a strange and beautiful sound
Shannon M Conley (Oklahoma, USA) - Nestling
Kacey Cowdery (Missouri, USA) - Music of Morse
Rosalind S Daniels (Vermont, USA) - Joy From the Basement
Tamar Drucker (New York, USA) - Forest Veil
Sarah Entsminger (Virginia, USA) - Night Music on the Water
Debra Goley (Arizona, USA) - Blue Ice
Betty A Hahn (Arizona, USA) - Waltzing Silks
Suzanne Housley Noonan (Rhode Island, USA) - Pianoforte
Barbara D Kibbe (California, USA) - The Chorus
Linda M Kim (Texas, USA) - Seeing Shapes
Pat Kroth (Wisconsin, USA) - Back Beat
Karol Kusmaul (Florida, USA) - Etude
Deborah Kuster (Arkansas, USA) - Gladness
Paulette Landers (Oregon, USA) - Sonata for a Stone
Mary Mattimoe (United Kingdom) - My First Favorite
Heather Pregger (Texas, USA) - Uptempo
Wen Redmond (New Hampshire, USA) - A Page in a Life
Barbara J Schneider (Illinois, USA) - Quiet Moment
Maria Shell (Alaska, USA) - This Quilt is Technotronic
Sue Sherman (Canada) - Listen for the Music
Sandra Sider (New York, USA) - Past Present: Out of the Blue
Sigrid Simonds (Nevada, USA) - Blues From The Field
Carolyn I Skei (Texas, USA) - San Antonio on My Mind
Hope Wilmarth (Texas, USA) - Staccato IV
Marian Zielinski (Georgia, USA) - Midnight Jazz