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Colors of Hope

September 12 – November 1, 2015
Transformation: Art From Within

Transformation: Art From Within is an illuminating exhibit that affirms how art enables incarcerated men and women in Santa Clara County to tap into their humanity, their spirit and their gifts. Workshops conducted by volunteers, under the auspices of CIC Ministries (Correctional Institutions Chaplaincy) at Elmwood Correctional Facility in Milpitas, California, provide an opportunity for the inmates to create unique and visually stunning, reflective, and thought-provoking works that can touch the very soul of the viewer.

St Charles, Alternative Vs. Fossil Fuels

November 6, 2015 – February 28, 2016
25th Anniversary Exhibition from Studio Art Quilt Associates

There are many stories of hope across the globe. Both individuals and small groups are working on projects that, when added together, make a positive impact on improving the quality of life on this planet. Earth Stories celebrates the stories of people and projects that enhance the planet, make a significant difference in restoring and/or protecting the environment, increase sustainability and otherwise enhance the earth we all occupy. Juror Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi chose twenty-four artists from around the world to interpret a "story" of their choice and highlight the positive effects of individual and collective actions.

Evening Star

November 6, 2015 – February 28, 2016

There are many types of communication between all of us. Some are simple, directive and explanatory. Others are public and proselytizing, or there are those that are intimate and not to be shared. The talk is not always vocal, with words ringing out. It can be quiet, like black marks on paper. Or as we have done here, it can be an exchange of ideas in fabric. In these two quilts I said, "Peace in the Morning" and she replied, "Evening Star."

Pointless Sisters Russian River Panorama

November 6, 2015 – February 28, 2016

The Pointless Sisters Art Quilt group celebrates our environment in fiber art, focusing on the beauty of the Russian River watershed in Northern California. Each participating member of the group has created a representational or abstract fiber art piece inspired by the Russian River and its watershed.

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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