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2013 Schedule of Exhibitions
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January 3 – February 28, 2016

This juried exhibition from the Northern California Surface Design Association (SDA) includes almost thirty artworks that display a wide range of fiber art techniques, in both two and three-dimensions. Artists in this exhibition explore new variations of traditional techniques--felting, weaving, knotting, stitching, dyeing, painting, printing, quilting, and embroidery--using modern materials, often to express contemporary social or political ideas.


January 3 – February 28, 2016

Since ancient times, the four classical elements of Earth, Water, Air, and Fire have been used as a way to organize and understand the miraculous mystery of life's essence--the most basic, unchangeable fabrics of existence. The ARTful Women, Sandra Poteet, Gail Sims, Lin Schiffner and Ann Sanderson, have interpreted the classical elements in fiber art. Utilizing texture, color, cloth and thread each artist explored all four elements as a series, resulting in four distinct, artful interpretations.

Kaffe Fassett, Trip Around the World, 2014

March 12 – June 28, 2016
Blanket Statements:
New Quilts by KAFFE FASSETT and Historical Quilts from the Collection of the Quilt Museum and Gallery, York, England

Included in this exhibition—only one of two U.S. museum venues—are fifteen historic quilts from The Quilters' Guild Collection, York, England and twenty quilts produced by Kaffe Fassett that were inspired by the designs of the historic quilts.


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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