Alumna Jan Meyers-Newbury (M.A. 1979, DHA) recently served as a juror for the upcoming exhibition Sum of the Parts: Surface Design Association Membership Exhibition 2007, which runs November 22, 2008- January 18, 2009 at the Goldstein Museum of Design.
On Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 6 p.m. in 274 McNeal, Meyers-Newbury will talk about her criteria for selecting pieces for the exhibition followed by a guided gallery walk through of Sum of the Parts. A reception with light refreshments will follow.
Myers-Newbury is known for her geometric, pieced quilts using hand-dyed fabrics, and more recently for works using shibori fabrics of her creation. She has exhibited and taught nationally and internationally, been included in thirteen QUILT NATIONAL exhibitions and in 1993 won the Best of Show award. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of the American Quilters Society, the American Craft Museum, the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, the Museum of the American Quilters Society, and the Minnesota Historical Society. Five of her quilts are in the collection of the American Quilt Study Center in Lincoln, Nebraska.
In 1999 she was an artist presenter at the Third International Shibori Symposium in Santiago, Chile. Also in 1999, her quilt, "Depth of Field: A Plane View," was selected as one of the 20th Century's 100 Best Quilts.