May 23-September 7, 2015
Quilt National 2015 Juror submission
Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, OH
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CALENDAR | Exhibitions

> Click for Calendar of Workshops & Lectures

• Solo Exhibitions of The Contact

> Read a review in Textilkunst International, December 2014, pages 171-176.

> Read a review by Carl Hoover in the Spring 2014 Surface Design Journal, pages 62-63.

The Contact: Quilts of the Sierra Nevada by Ann Johnston
> Click for exhibition flyer
> Click to order this print on demand book

The word “contact” refers to a place where geologic units touch each other; it also conjures a human influence on the landscape. This series is comprised (so far, in 2015) of eighteen quilts, all seven feet tall. The process has involved both looking at what is there on the land at present as well as trying to imagine events unseen. Each design required different construction techniques: some are whole cloth and some are many parts, pieced and appliquéd. Each quilt represents multiple transitions in idea and design - from the small drawing to the full size, from my imagination to the cloth, and from the flat assembled fabric to the dimensional surface created by stitching through the layers.

I use a broad array of literal, abstract, and purely imaginative imagery and envision the quilts viewed all at once, as one body of work. > Click here to request a full exhibit proposal.

The Contact: Quilts of the Sierra Nevada
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mImage: Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, England 2014
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mClick on image for exhibit views - UC Merced

September 14-22, 2016
Carrefour Européen du Patchwork
Sainte-Marie-Aux-Mines, France
Exhibition: September 14-18, The Contact: Quilts of the Sierra Nevada
Seminar: September 19-22 (4 days), Beyond Piecing
Tél.: +33 (0)3 89 58 33 10
Fax: +33 (0)3 89 58 48 57

February 9-March 20, 2015
The Contact: Quilts of the Sierra Nevada by Ann Johnston
Reception: February 12
Seminar & lecture: February 13
University of California, Merced Campus
5200 North Lake Road, Merced, CA 95343

August 7-10, 2014
The Contact: Quilts of the Sierra Nevada by Ann Johnston
Festival of Quilts
Birmingham, England
The Stitches Matter, lecture, Friday, August 8, 12:30 pm

March 19-23, 2014
The Contact: Quilts of the Sierra Nevada by Ann Johnston
Exposicion Nacional de patchwork
Sitges, Spain
Workshops: Beyond Piecing: Layers of Raw-edge machine appliqué and
Quilting Hand Dyed Fabrics

October 17-November 23, 2013
The Contact: Quilts of the Sierra Nevada by Ann Johnston

The Martin Museum of Art, Baylor University
Waco, Texas
Reception: October 24, 2013
> Read Baylor Lariat interview, October 2013

• Other Previous Solo Exhibitions

July 3-31, 2010
Following the Thread

Art Quilt Galerie, Nidau, Switzerland

Exhibition images from
Following the Thread, solo exhibition, Art Quilt Galerie, Nidau, Switzerland, 2010
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September 24-26, 2010
Ann Johnston, 25 Quilts, 2000-2010
Northwest Quilting Expo, Portland, Oregon

Exhibition images from
Ann Johnston, 25 Quilts, 2000-2010, solo exhibition, Northwest Quilting Expo, Portland, OR, 2010
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May 29-June 1, 2014
Surface and Texture, Quilts by Ann Johnston
Luxembourg Quilt Festival 2014
Wilwerwiltz, Luxembourg

Exhibition images from
Surface and Texture, Quilts by Ann Johnston, solo exhibition, Luxembourg Quilt Festival, 2014
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• 2007-2009 Exhibitions

> For older exhibitions & images go to resume

Exhibition images from
Dyed to Stitch, solo exhibition, College of the Ozarks, MO, 2009
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October 8-November 29, 2007
Line vs. Shape: Quilts by Ann Johnston, solo exhibition
Line vs. Shape, lecture, October 17, 2007
Washington State University, Vancouver, WA 98696

Exhibition images from
Line vs. Shape: Quilts by Ann Johnston, solo exhibition

December 8, 2006-January 2009
Speaking in Cloth: 6 Quilters, 6 Voices, group exhibition
The book of the same title is supported in part by an award from the Oregon Arts Commission and the National Endowment of the Arts. > Please click here to learn more.

• Upcoming & Recent Group Exhibitions

March 10-October, 2016
Contemporâneo – Exposição Internacional de Arte Têxtil
4 works by Ann Johnston
• São Paulo
- FIESP (date to be confirmed)
- GABINETE DE IMAGEM Gallery (date to be confirmed)

• Rio de Janeiro
- CENTRO CULTURAL LIGHT, March 28-April 17
- PATCHWORK DESIGN, March 31-April 2

- PALÁCIO BURITI, April 22-May 15

• Belo Horizonte
- MM GERDAU (Museum), May 20-June 19

• Porto Alegre

• Ribeirão Preto
- CENTRO CULTURAL USINA DO PALACE, October (date to be confirmed)

Argentina and Chile (venues and dates to be confirmed)

March 19-April 30, 2016
Art Quilt Elements 2016, juried exhibit
Reception: Saturday, April 2, 2016
Wayne Art Center, 413 Maplewood Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087

July 16-October 2, 2016
To Dye For, Invitational exhibit, 4 works by Ann Johnston
Visions Art Museum
2825 Dewey Road #100, San Diego, CA 92106
Contact: 619-546-4872,

• Previous Group Exhibitions

April 7-July 12, 2011
Celebrate! 20th Anniversary NQM Exhibition
215 Jefferson Street, Paducah, KY 42001
Phone: 270-442-8856

July 1-July 31, 2011
Timeless Quilts
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave., Portland, OR 97205
Phone: 503-306-5274

August 13-October 1, 2011
11th Contemporary Quilt Invitational
American Art Company
1126 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone: 253-272-4327

September 7, 2009-December 31, 2012
Quilt National Traveling exhibition
Contact: The Dairy Barn, Athens, OH
Phone: 740-5924981

January 6-July 29, 2012
A Tribute to Ardis James
International Quilt Study Museum, Lincoln, NE
Phone: 402-472-6549 (click on link to view exhibit online)

October 25, 2012-February 24, 2013
BAM Biennial 2012
Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
Phone: 425-519-0770

July 9-August 22, 2013
FANTASY - Contemporary Fiber Art, Ann Johnston, juror
exhibiting The Contact: Deep Blue Lead
Foothills Art Center
Front Range Contemporary Quilters
809 Fifteenth Street, Golden, Colorado 80401
Contact: Linda Strand:

August 22-September 29, 2013
SurFace Forward
700 SW Madison Avenue, Corvallis, OR 97333
Phone 541-754-1551
Reception: August 22, 2013

July 14-26, 2013
Quilting by the Lake, Quilt Show
Auburn, NY

September 19-November 23, 2014
Quilt (R) Evolution: Art Quilt Retrospective 1979-2014
Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, Ohio

May 23-September 7, 2015
Quilt National 2015 Juror submission
Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, OH
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September 13, 2014-January 4, 2015
Reaching Beyond-NWDC at 60
Whatcom Museum, 250 Flora Street, Bellingham, WA 98225

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