Exhibit: Colorful & Curvaceous: Captivating Quilt Art by Judy B. Dales
October 22, 2018 @ 8:00 am - January 9, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
The Gallery at River Arts Presents:
Colorful & Curvaceous: Captivating Quilt Art by Judy B. Dales
November 1, 2018 – January 9, 2019
River Arts Center: 74 Pleasant Street, Morrisville, VT
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, and 1st & 3rd Sundays 9am-4pm
Colorful & Curvaceous: Captivating Quilt Art by Judy B. Dales, will be on exhibit in the Gallery at River Arts November 1-January 9, 2018. An artist talk and opening reception will be held on Thursday, November 8, from 5-7pm.
Dales began making quilts in 1970 with a focus on geometric patterns, but soon evolved to fluid designs comprised of curved lines and lyrical shapes. When Dales discovered curves, the magic began, and her process now alternates between effortless and complex, utilizing layers of tracing paper to allow for the evolution of her design.
For Dales, it is humbling to apply simple tools such as scissors, needle and thread to fabric and have the result be a thing of beauty, an expression of a vision, idea or fantasy. Dales channels the beauty experienced in life into her work. The grace of the curves merges with the richness of the fabric and creates an effect that never ceases to entice and enchant.
Dales has exhibited nationally and been featured in many prestigious museums, collections, and books including: the Clinton Presidential Library, The National Quilt Museum, The Vermont Governor’s Office Gallery, Shelburne Museum, Visions in San Diego, The Renwick Gallery at The Smithsonian Museum, The American Quilter’s Society Show and Museum, as well as been included in the book The 100 Best Quilts of The 20th Century.
Dales has helped to found and serve on the board of many arts organizations including Crossroad Artisans, New Jersey Designer Craftsmen, Garden State Quilters, Studio Art Quilt Associates, The Vermont Craft Council, and Caspian Arts in Greensboro, VT. She has taught workshops in color and design internationally, as well as being a published author of her book on curved-seam piecing, Curves In Motion.
Join River Arts in celebrating Judy Dales’ work on Thursday, November 8, from 5-7pm for an Artist Talk and Reception. Free admission and refreshments, cash bar.