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Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie 2022

Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie is an annual juried exhibit of contemporary quilt art held at the Carnegie Center for Art & History in New Albany, Indiana. All works must be quilted (two or more distinct layers held together with stitches). The layers may include fiber and textile materials, but this is not required and other techniques and mediums are acceptable as long as the work is quilted, as defined above. The exhibit is open to artists, age 18 or older, living in the United States.

The 2022 exhibition will be on view May 19 – July 16, 2022. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2022. Accepted artists will be eligible for cash awards, including a $1,000 Best of Show award.

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See the 2021 Exhibit


2022 Judges


Tabitha Arnold is a visual artist and political organizer. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, she now lives and works in Philadelphia. Her meticulous, tactile images speak to the radical past and ongoing struggle that threads all working people together.

Arnold’s textiles have traveled to exhibits in Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia, including the Woodmere Museum and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. Her work was recently profiled in Hyperallergic and Lux Magazine and featured on the cover of Dissent Magazine.

She is the 2021 Artist in Residence at Glen Foerd, where her work is now on view.


Rosy Petri is a mother, artist, and storyteller from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 2021, Petri served as the inaugural Artist in Residence at the bell hooks center at Berea College. In 2020, she was selected as a Mary L Nohl Emerging Artist Fellow and a Mildred L. Harpole Artist of the Year from the City of Milwaukee Arts Board. In 2019, as the 11th Pfister Artist in Residence, Petri created a space to showcase her fabric portraits, record podcast interviews, and celebrate traditions of the African diaspora. Petri was a Milwaukee Artist Resource Network mentee under artist Della Wells.

Petri’s work can be viewed in several prominent Milwaukee locations, including the Pfister Hotel, Northwestern Mutual’s Giving Gallery, and the Milwaukee County Courthouse.


Daren Redman of Nashville, Indiana, uses her own mix of handmade dyes to make her works unique. A storyteller at heart, Daren discovered that her love of travel, and the desire to share these experiences with those around her became the seeds for her textile expressions. The endless colors in the leaves, grasses, tree trunks, and moss in the Indiana landscape and beyond serve as constant inspiration for the abstract landscapes represented in her textiles. Her process involves hand-dyeing cottons and silks in a low water dye bath, cutting intuitively, machine piecing the fabrics back together and finally machine quilting the compositions.

Daren’s artist residencies have been at The Grand Canyon National Park, Columbus Senior Center, Brown County State Park, and other various out of door locations, where she sets up an outdoor dye studio to dye silk and cotton to match the leaves, trees, grass, tree trunks and geological formations.


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