Durham Arts Council and PAQA – South Present International Art Quilt Exhibition, May 20 – July 17

The Durham Arts Council (DAC) presents the 9th annual exhibition of innovative art quilts organized by the Professional Art Quilters Alliance-South (PAQA-South), opening on Friday, May 20 with a free, public reception. The exhibition is titled “ARTQUILTSmovement” and includes entries from all over the United States and Canada.

Official jurors for the exhibition are Sara Powers, Executive Director of the Visual Art Exchange gallery in Raleigh and Ann Harwell, a quilt artist with Artspace in Raleigh. The jurors selected 38 works related to the exhibit theme with a focus on technique, design, originality and craftsmanship. Each work reflects the artist’s interpretation of the concept of movement.

From May 20 through July 17, 2011, ARTQUILTSmovement will be on view in the Allenton and Semans Galleries of the Durham Arts Council as part of the DAC’s rotating exhibitions program. The public is invited to the opening reception on Friday, May 20, from 5-7pm at the DAC’s historic downtown Durham facility which will feature live acoustic music in the galleries as well as wine and refreshments.

PAQA-South and the DAC are sponsoring a 2-day workshop for artists in conjunction with the ARTQUILTSmovement exhibition, titled Shameless Self-Promotion: A No-Excuses Art Marketing Workshop, led by national art business coach, Alyson B. Stanfield. The workshop will be held on Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21 at the DAC. The fee for the workshop is $150 and topics will include: artist website management, getting results from your mailing lists and why social media is worth the effort.

For more information about PAQA-South, ARTQUILTSmovement, or the Shameless Self-Promotion workshop, please visit www.artquiltersouth.org, email [email protected] or visit Alyson Stanfield’s website at www.artbizcoach.com.