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Crossroads: Grand National Fibre Exhibition 2021

May 2 - June 27, 2021

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The Grand National Fibre Exhibition 2021: Crossroads features some of the best in contemporary fibre art from across the country. Works present a variety of techniques including quilting, needle painting, felting, and rug hooking as well as hand printing and dyeing.

This year’s exhibit, which presents 48 works by 43 outstanding artists, is a juried selection on the theme of Crossroads. Fibre Artists have been challenged with visualizing a decisive moment when a path diverges, and a resolution is made.

The Grand National Exhibition has been showcasing quilt and fibre artists across Canada in a biennial exhibit since 2003. Initially, exclusively a juried quilt exhibition, in 2019, the Grand National Exhibition began to include other forms of fibre art. Crossroads is the organization’s first touring exhibit and makes its first stop at the UNB Art Centre. The tour wraps up at the end of 2022 and brings the show to the Thunder Bay Museum, ON; Woodstock Art Gallery, ON; Victoria Arts Council, B.C, Weyburn Arts Council, SK; and the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba, MB. The exhibit will be accompanied by a catalogue.

Jo Allbutt
Patricia Anderson
artkwilt Connection
Terry Aske
Diana Bartelings
Jane Bednarczyk
Ana Paula Brasil
Ana Buzzalino
Yvonne Carlson
Chriss Coleman
Charline Collette
Paulette Cornish
Millie Cumming
Hanna Yokozawa-Farquharson
Eileen Findlay
Julie Garcia
Janet Harper
Pat Hertzberg
Greta Hilebrand
Jaynie Himsl
Karen Johnson
Sara Judith
Joan Kilpatrick
Karlie Norrish-McChesney
Marie McEachern
Lee McLean
Thelma Newbury
Margaret Notar
Juliet Nowlan
Rosemarie Peloquin
Katie Stein Sather
Kemo Schedlosky
Janet Scruggs
Susan Selby
Natalie Skinner
Susan Teece
Daniela Tiger
Cathie Ugrin
Joan Hug Valeriote
Maggie Vanderweit
Judy Weiss
Krista Zeghers
Coreen Zerr


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Exhibition videos

Terry Aske
New Westminster, BC

Diana Bartelings
Rock Creek, BC

Ana Buzzalino
Calgary, Alberta

Millie Cumming
Fergus, Ontario

Greta Hildebrand
Ridgeway, Ontario

Jaynie Himsl
Weyburn, Sask

Lee McLean
New Maryland, NB

Rosemarie Peloquin
Saint-Pierre-Jolys, Manitoba

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Crossroads: Grand National Fibre Art Exhibition 2021 Award Ceremony, May 8, 2021

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Sunday, June 27, 2021
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Marie E. Maltais, Director
Phone: 506 453-4623
Email: artcntr@unb.ca