Artist in Residence Program

2017

 

The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles' Artist in Residence program began in October 2016 with a incredible response from the local community, Museum Members, and Visitors.  We host an artist or collaborative group every three months. Artists have an onsite open studio during their three month residency in our newly renovated Maker Space. Our AIR program also provides exhibition space for each artist in our Maker Space Gallery.

Bay Area, fiber artists are welcome to apply for the AIR program. For more information, please click on the links below. 

Artist in Residency Application Form

Artist in Residency 2018 Application Plan

 

Laurie Shapiro

April 7, 2017 to Sunday, June 25, 2017.  

Open Studios will be every Thursday & Friday 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM

The dance you see below will be performed on First Friday, June 2nd. 

"I am creating many different worlds based off of the physical world and the internal world. Using the walls of my studio, I work with muslin, screen printed drawings, fabrics, and many layers of water-based paints."
"Many of my paintings are large in scale, and my style is a hybrid of neo-pop and expressionism." 
- Laurie Shapiro

Laurie Shapiro is a mixed media artist. She is a former native New Yorker who now calls California home. 

Her work employs various methods such as screen printing and sewing on large pieces of muslin. Her work is visceral and intuitive. She reflects upon the physical and psychological. Shapiro holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University.

Laurie is hosting a screen printing workshop on June 18th. There are 15 seats available. Click here to reserve your spot.

Follow Laurie on Instagram: @laurieshapiroart

Courtney Hartman dances to music inside Laurie Shapiro's installation, "Before You Were Born." Shapiro hand-painted and sewed the costume and painted Hartman inside SJMQT's Maker Space.  Photo by Octavio Martinez 

Courtney Hartman dances to music inside Laurie Shapiro's installation, "Before You Were Born." Shapiro hand-painted and sewed the costume and painted Hartman inside SJMQT's Maker Space.  Photo by Octavio Martinez 

“Sketchbooks and journals are a big part of my process... Writing has always been a way for me to openly express my ideas and emotions, which often influence my artwork. My pieces always begin in my sketchbook, often with loose concept-based drawings – either from memory, life, or both.  It’s important for me to have the freedom to explore and be intuitive, to let the piece go where it wants to, yet somehow relate back to that original idea.” -Laurie Shapiro

Laurie's Open Studios will run April 7, 2017 to Sunday, June 25, 2017.  They will be every Thursday & Friday 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Follow Laurie on Instagram: @laurieshapiroart

 

Heather Deyling

July through September 2017

Heather Deyling is an artist and educator whose current and ongoing body of work, the “Invented Hybrids” series, includes drawing and fiber-based sculpture and installation. Her studio practice is driven by research and observation of natural forms, such as succulents, fungi and marine invertebrates.

She earned an MFA in painting and drawing from Tyler School of Art at Temple University and a BFA from Kent State University. Deyling has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions across the United States. Recently, she completed a residency at Bullseye Glass in Emeryville, CA, where she explored translating her drawings into kiln-formed glass.

Recent exhibitions include A Dyeing Art: Contemporary Textiles and Fiber Arts at theSpartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC and In Residence: Bay Area at Bullseye Glass RCBA Gallery in Emeryville, CA. Deyling is Professor of Foundation Studies in eLearning at the Savannah College of Art and Design. She lives and works in San Francisco, CA.  Deyling also keeps a blog on drawing and contemporary creative practice.

Heather's Open Studios: Thursday & Fridays 11 AM to 3:30 PM and Saturdays from 11: AM to 2:30 PM from July 7th-September 23, 2017. 

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Entity, 2014, mixed media, 18’ x 24’ x 29’. Site-specific installation at 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

Entity, 2014, mixed media, 18’ x 24’ x 29’. Site-specific installation at 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

 

RoCoCo Collaborative Duo

KC Rosenberg & Modesto Covarrubias

October through December 2017

RoCoCo is comprised of two interdisciplinary artists, Modesto Covarrubias and KC Rosenberg. Their collaboration began as a response to a conversation about creativity and culture in the Bay Area. Today many of their works begin with a dialogue as the framework. Some of their works have addressed such topics as gentrification, intention and forgiveness.

Modesto Covarrubias received his MFA in Studio Art from Mills College and BFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute. He also studied architecture at the University of California Berkeley. Covarrubias currently teaches at the California College of the Arts.

KC Rosenbergis a long time native of Northern California with family roots connected the Human Potential Movement. She received her BFA in Printmaking from the College of the Arts & Craftsand a MFA in studio Arts from the University of California, Davis. Rosenberg is also teaching artist at the California College of the Arts.

"Our collaboration began with a conversation about creativity and culture in the Bay Area, and has evolved into a continuous dialogue in which ideas and concerns are expressed through sculptural installations and mixed media experiences that often include video, performance, drawing, and audience participation. RoCoCo is short for Rosenberg Covarrubias Collaborations (or conspirators, conversations, corporation, coalition, commentators, co-editors, collective, cohorts...you get the idea.)"