Modern Quilt Guild

April 21-July 16, 2017

Turner and Gilliland Galleries

Tea and Skittles by Thomas Knauer

Tea and Skittles by Thomas Knauer

Modern quilters work in different styles and define modern quilting in different ways, but several characteristics often appear which may help identify a modern quilt.

These include, but are not limited to: the use of bold colors and prints, high contrast and graphic areas of solid color, improvisational piecing, minimalism, expansive negative space, and alternate grid work.

The Modern Quilt Guild was founded in 2009 and will show an array of contemporary quilts in this two - gallery show.

Tessellation by Nydia Kehnle. Instagram: @nydiak

Tessellation by Nydia Kehnle. Instagram: @nydiak

"Geometric Rainbow" by Nicole Daksiewicz. Instagram: @modernhandcraft

"Geometric Rainbow" by Nicole Daksiewicz. Instagram: @modernhandcraft

A special thank you to the sponsors of the Modern Quilt Guild Exhibit: Wooden Gate Quilts and the Silicon Valley Modern Quilt Guild

 

 

Three Left Coast Artists:

Linda Gass, Linda Macdonald, & Gyongy Laky

April 21-July 16, 2017

Finlayson Gallery 

Northern Californian has a long history of protest and political involvement. For Linda Gass, Gyongy Laky and Linda MacDonald the passion they bring to political issues is reflected in their artwork and the paths their lives have followed. This exhibit was curated by Barbara Shapiro, who also wrote a published paper that inspired the exhibit. Please click here to read it. 

Linda Gass, Wetlands Dream Revisited  Click here to see more from Gass. 

Linda Gass, Wetlands Dream Revisited 

Click here to see more from Gass. 

Linda Macdonald, Mountain Lion in the City Click here to see more from MacDonald. 

Linda Macdonald, Mountain Lion in the City

Click here to see more from MacDonald. 

Northern Californian has a long history of protest and political involvement. For Linda Gass, Gyongy Laky and Linda MacDonald the passion they bring to political issues is reflected in their artwork and the paths their lives have followed. This exhibit was curated by Barbara Shapiro, who also wrote the essay that inspired the exhibit. Please click here to read it. 

Quilts of Caohagan

April 21-July 16, 2017

Hallway

 Lively Island by Genovivia "Novie" Gudia, 2007, 85 x 60"

 Lively Island by Genovivia "Novie" Gudia, 2007, 85 x 60"

 

This exhibition tells the story of a Japanese teacher, Junko Yoshikawa who came to the island of Caohagan to teach quilt-making techniques. 

A small island in the Philippines of just 600 residents, the quilts are uniquely inspired by their tropical climate and marked by their expert handiwork.

Today quilting has become an integral part of the island’s economy making the island sustainable.

 

 

QUILTBEAST: An Art Quilt Chimera

marion coleman, allyson allen, phyllis binkley

April 21-June 4, 2017

Porcella Gallery (Fiberspace)

QUILTBEAST  is an art quilt chimera, showcasing the distinct signature styles of three internationally renowned California fiber art Masters, Phyllis Binkley, Marion Coleman, and Allyson Allen. The exhibit features a variety of textile art techniques including graphic portraits, exquisite thread painted landscapes, and dimensionally embellished pieces. 

*Curated by exhibiting artist Allyson Allen. Sponsored by Glynn & Jo-An Turman and the XI Winds Ranch Foundation.

 

Sun bathing  by Allyson Allen

Sun bathing  by Allyson Allen

The Feminine Face of Jazz Series--Dee Dee Bridgewater, Marion Coleman

The Feminine Face of Jazz Series--Dee Dee Bridgewater, Marion Coleman

OCTOPODA, Allyson Allen

OCTOPODA, Allyson Allen

Artist in Residency Installation: "Before You Were Born"

On view until June 25th

Maker Space

Courtney Hartman dances inside "Before You Were Born." Shapiro handmade the costume and painted Hartman in SJMQT's Maker Space. 

Courtney Hartman dances inside "Before You Were Born." Shapiro handmade the costume and painted Hartman in SJMQT's Maker Space. 

The current Artist in Residence is Laurie Shapiro. 

This Hallway installation is open to view during regular Museum Hours. Studio and the Artist in Residence are available to the public during Open Studios which are on Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Performance art piece (right) inside the installation will be performed on June 2nd, First Friday.  

Artist in Residence screen-printing workshop will be June 18th. Click here for details.