Whidbey quilter gets invited back to Japan | KUDOS
January 2, 2012 · 7:31 AM
Marianne Burr of Coupeville has been invited to exhibit her hand-stitched art quilt titled “At the Circus” in the juried Quilt Nihon in Tokyo, Japan. The exhibition opens at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in April and travels to other locations in Japan, as well as to France and other countries.
The total number of entries for Quilt Nihon were 377 from 15 countries and from those, 75 quilts were chosen for the exhibition.
“At the Circus” was awarded one of the top prizes, including the Founder’s/Seto Award. The prize includes a week-long trip to Tokyo to present a workshop and a lecture. This award is similar to the Quilt Japan Award which is given at the two most prestigious art quilt venues in this country, Quilt National and Quilt Visions.
Burr said she is especially pleased to have her work chosen in Japan, a country known for its fine handwork in textile media.
More of Burr’s work can be seen at http://marianneburr.com.
For more information about Quilt Nihon, visit http://www.jhia.org/english.