please note, WE ARE CLOSED until APRIL 20TH

GALLERY INSTALLATION. we re-open april 21st. 

aPRIL 21, 23, 27, 28, 30

Laurie Shapiro's Open Studios. Talk to her, ask her about her inspirations, artistic processes, and materials. Watch her work and learn about the life of a working, professional artist. A great, interactive way to learn about fiber art and the day-to-day work of a fiber artist.  Open studios will run through 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

 

Enter Laurie's world in SJMQT's Makers Space on Friday, April 7th. 

Enter Laurie's world in SJMQT's Makers Space on Friday, April 7th. 


On Sat, April 22, 1-3 PM, we will have a COMBO workshop, from two fiber artists who traveled all the way from Southern California. Join QUILTBEAST (the new exhibit in Fiberspace) artists, Phyllis Binkley and Allyson Allen, for an engaging trunk show AND needle felting, inktense pencils, and art quilt demo workshop for ALL ages.  Click here for the Facebook event page. 

Phyllis's pieces are below! Click here to watch and hear her describe what she will be teaching on Saturday.

Allyson also describes her trunk show workshop here

 

 

april 22, 1-3:00 PM

The Quiltbeast exhibit's Duo Needle Felting & Trunk Show Workshop

 

Snippets of two of Phyllis Binkley's pieces, now up in the exhibit QUILTBEAST, which opens Friday, April 21.  She will be teaching needle felting and inktense pencil techniques. 

Snippets of two of Phyllis Binkley's pieces, now up in the exhibit QUILTBEAST, which opens Friday, April 21.  She will be teaching needle felting and inktense pencil techniques. 

A breathtaking piece now up in the Fiberspace exhibit, QUILTBEAST. This is by Allyson Allen. She will be doing a Trunk Show demo on Saturday, 4/22. She is here all the way from Southern California, so come on in and ask her questions. 

A breathtaking piece now up in the Fiberspace exhibit, QUILTBEAST. This is by Allyson Allen. She will be doing a Trunk Show demo on Saturday, 4/22. She is here all the way from Southern California, so come on in and ask her questions. 

April 21-July 16 NEW SPRING/SUMMER EXHIBITS       

This art quilt is named, "Tea and Skittles." It was pieced and quilted by Thomas Knauer. This quilt will be on display starting April 21st until July 16. This is from the upcoming Modern Quilt Guild exhibit.   "It has been more than four years since Trayvon Martin was murdered by George Zimmerman. I am also done being silent. It is my responsibility to speak, not as a quilter, or as a public figure (of sorts), but as a human being. It is doubly my responsibility because I am a white man. It is my responsibility because as long as those who hold places of privilege remain silent this dreadful history will continue to be written. And I am very much privileged here in America simply by the chance truth of my birth-sex and the color of my skin."-Knauer  Today's modern quilters are breaking all the preconceptions of what many think a quilt can express in today's world. 

This art quilt is named, "Tea and Skittles." It was pieced and quilted by Thomas Knauer. This quilt will be on display starting April 21st until July 16. This is from the upcoming Modern Quilt Guild exhibit.  

"It has been more than four years since Trayvon Martin was murdered by George Zimmerman. I am also done being silent. It is my responsibility to speak, not as a quilter, or as a public figure (of sorts), but as a human being. It is doubly my responsibility because I am a white man. It is my responsibility because as long as those who hold places of privilege remain silent this dreadful history will continue to be written. And I am very much privileged here in America simply by the chance truth of my birth-sex and the color of my skin."-Knauer

 Today's modern quilters are breaking all the preconceptions of what many think a quilt can express in today's world. 

april 23, 11 AM-5Pm

Exhibit Opening Reception and SoFA Street Fair, with professional opera performances by First Street Opera.  Free admission all day, but please make sure to tip the opera singers and to consider donating or becoming members. 

First Street Opera will be performing three, 30 minute shows:

Opera Showtimes: 2:30pm-3:00, 3:30-4:00pm, and 4:30-5:00 pm

EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION: 3:00 PM TO 5:00 PM. 

New exhibits, a local, legendary music festival, and opera, opera, opera.  Below, are the founders of First Street Opera, Amy Mendon and Melissa Mallory, performing at our favorite neighboring European-style cafe, Caffe Frascati. Step inside the Museum and support a jaw-dropping, diverse array of South Bay Area musical talent. We will be open until 5 PM.

Watch a video here. 

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Experience one of the Bay Area's oldest art institutions and community resources with a free day of creative fun on May 7th. 

"Made in 1977"

 

Celebrate our 40th anniversary with us as we open our doors all day for a community-wide, open house.

come on in and enjoy:

-the artist-run, make-and-take art activities (for both adults AND children),

-curatorial museum tours of our galleries and Permanent Collection

-Live Music by The Aki Kumar & Jon Lawton Blues Duo

-A DANCE+MUSIC PERFORMANCE inside our ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, LAURIE SHAPIRO'S, OTHER-WORLDLY "CAVE."

Free to the public.

Click here to see the event on Facebook. 

 

 

 

 

A message from the Executive Director:

We are concerned with the President's proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Budget which calls for the elimination of multiple agencies that support the arts and humanities.

Now, more than ever, we need our community, individuals like yourself, to do your part in protecting the arts.

Take Action. Speak up for the arts and humanities!

Show your support of IMLS, NEA, and NEH and your local museums, like SJMQT.

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