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First Moment by Gay Lasher
46.25" x 48.5"
Paper-backed cotton sheeting with Fabrisign II coating, Epson Ultrachrome Inks, warm and natural batting; polyester, cotton, rayon and monofilament thread.

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July 26, 2014 – November 9, 2014
International TECHstyle Art Biennial 3 (ITAB)

August 10: Member’s Walkthrough 1-2pm and Opening Reception 2-4pm

International TECHstyle Art Biennial 3 (ITAB) Returning for its third incarnation, ITAB is a juried exhibition of work by artists merging fiber medi­a with new information and communication technologies in their artistic processes, as a medium of artistic expression, and/or in the content of their work. This year jurors Louise Lemieux Bérubé, Patricia Malarcher, and Michael James brought their expert consideration and aesthetic to select work from a new pool of national and international entries.

As a part of their technical and artistic processes artists use techniques of digital jacquard weaving, digital printing, digital photography, manipulation of imagery using various computer programs, laser engraving, or computerized embroidery. As in previous years, some of the work is low tech while creating interesting themes and ideas about the technological world that we live in. ITAB showcases the tools of technology that allow artists to further their artistic visions as they explore the possibilities and inventions of textile art in the 21st century.

Thirty nine works are included by 36 artists from the United States, Canada, Finland, France, Hungary, Lithuania, New Zealand, and South Korea. The artists are:

Brigette Amarger
Eszter Bornemisza
Danguole Brogiene
Allison Cooke Brown
Melissa English Campbell
Paula Chung
Dotti Cichon
Anitta Toivio
Jane Dunnewold
Leslie Falls
Julie Garner
Rob Gonsalves
Anna Kristina Goransson
Sandra Hart
Wen-Ying Huang
Julianna Joos
Robin Koenig
Gay E. Lasher
June Lee
Janice Lessman-Moss
Therese May
Teddy Milder
Patricia Mink
Michael Radyk
Kaija Rautiainen
Michael Rohde
Sandra & Michael Rude
Amanda Salm
Won Ju Seo
Kerby Smith
Connie Tiegel
K. Velis Turan
Tali Weinberg
Ealish Wilson

I Found My Heart in San Francisco
by Vel Garrick
78" x 76"
June 2012

July 26 – November 9, 2014
Vel Garrick: Conversational Watercolor Quilts

Vel Garrick: Conversational Watercolor Quilts is the first exhibition of the unique work from self-taught and emerging artist Vel Garrick. Instead of using typical floral prints to design the nuanced gradations of color, Garrick uses conversational prints and novelty fabrics to create charming supersized florals, landscapes or scenes. From a distance, the whole piece is observed, but up close, the details and juxtaposition of images are dizzying and magical. Betty Boop, Spaceman, dragons, princesses, and thousands of other cartoon-like pictures combine to form color fields which make a dynamic whole—the artistic vision of an original artist.

Women Must be Beautiful, 2008
Christina Velazquez

July 26, 2014 – September 14, 2014
Forming Our Lives

In the exhibit Forming Our Lives, three women recount personal stories that have affected and continue to shape their lives. Bonnie J. Smith found herself literally swimming upstream in her life after a work related injury forced her to use a wheel chair. Carol Larson was surgically shortened six inches as a teenager to make her a better fit for society. Cristina Velazquez’s work questions the world that says, “Women must be and do certain things.” The artwork they have created continually asks the question, “Why do certain situations happen in our lives and how do we overcome them?” and gives insight into how three women have answered those hard questions.


These exhibitions and related programs are supported in part by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation; Silicon Valley Creates, in partnership with the County of Santa Clara and California Arts Council; by a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San Jose; and the Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association.

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