Wednesday, January 27, 2010

2010 exhibit to benefit Art Now for Autism

logo by Jeanelle McCall

"Every one Fits In" quilt by Karen Newman Fridy

I am very pleased to announce that Breaking Traditions is teaming up with Claudine Intner's Art Now for Autism. In honor of Claudine's efforts to raise money for autism research, the theme for 2010 is "In My Words..."

The exhibit features 12" x 12" art quilts. Participants for the 2010 show will express the ways in which autism has effected their lives. If you do not personally know anyone who has autism or has been effected by it, you can still participate by making a quilt in support of autism research.

From the Autism Speaks website: "Autism is a complex neurological disorder that typically lasts through a person's lifetime. It is part of a group of disorders known as autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Today, 1 in 150 individuals is diagnosed with autism, making it more common then pediatric cancer, diabetes and AIDS combined. It occurs in all racial, ethnic, and social groups and is four times more likely to strike boys than girl. Autism impairs a person's ability to communicate and relate to others. It is also associated with rigid routines and repetitive behaviors, such as obsessively arranging objects or following very specific routines. Symptoms can range from very mild to quite severe."

$10 of the $15 entry fee will be donated to Autism Speaks through Art Now for Autism.

This is an open call exhibit, everyone is encourage to participate. Prizes are donated for those in the exhibit and and Exhibit Favorite is chosen.

All the information for participation in the 2010 exhibit can be found by following the links below. I hope you will join us in making this another successful year!

Friday, January 8, 2010

"Home" catalog now available for purchase

2009 Breaking Tradi...
By curated by Lynn K...

The 2009 catalog is now available for purchase. (Click on the image above or follow the link here.)

The catalog consists all the rescue that were posted for the New Beginning Sunday posts and all 84 quilts in the exhibit along with their artist statements. You can also get a preview of what the first fifteen pages of the catalog look like.

The exhibit favorite by Kristin LaFlamme is featured on the cover.

I hope you enjoy the catalog and thanks again to everyone who participated!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New venue added for "Home" tour

A new venue has been added to the tour of the 2009 "Home" exhibit.

The exhibit will be shown at the Perrysburg Area Arts Council in Perrysburg, Ohio for the month of May 2010.

Breaking Traditions is proud to show at this exciting venue, please visit their website to see what they are about.

Monday, January 4, 2010

"Home" at Plymouth Community Arts Council

The 2009 exhibit, "Home", began its 2010 tour today at the Plymouth Community Arts Council in Plymouth, Michigan. It will hang there for the month of January 2010.

The PCAC has a wonderful exhibit space where they also host small musical performances and lectures. Its in this space that the exhibit is hanging. Below are installation shots:

The exterior of PCAC

The view as you approach the exhibit space

Two of the three walls featuring "Home"

Third wall featuring the remaining two panels of "Home" and
artwork by Mary Byberg and Cynthia Trevino Bodene

Additional view of exhibit

Additional view of exhibit

Many thanks to the PCAC for the wonderful opportunity to exhibit in their space!

If you are interested in booking the exhibit, please contact Lynn at