2017 - 2018 Artists in Residence Program

The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles' Artist in Residence program began in October 2016 with an incredible response from the local community, Museum Members, and Visitors.  We host an artist or collaborative group every three months. Artists have an onsite open studio during their three month residency in our newly renovated Maker Space. Our AIR program also provides exhibition space for each artist in our Maker Space Gallery.

Bay Area, fiber artists are welcome to apply for the AIR program. For more information, please click on the links below. 

Artist in Residency Application Form

Artist in Residency 2018 Application Plan

Heather Deyling

July -  September 2017

Heather Deyling is an artist and educator whose current and ongoing body of work, the “Invented Hybrids” series, includes drawing and fiber-based sculpture and installation. Her studio practice is driven by research and observation of natural forms, such as succulents, fungi, and marine invertebrates.

She earned an MFA in painting and drawing from Tyler School of Art at Temple University and a BFA from Kent State University. Deyling has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions across the United States. Recently, she completed a residency at Bullseye Glass in Emeryville, CA, where she explored translating her drawings into kiln-formed glass.

Recent exhibitions include A Dyeing Art: Contemporary Textiles and Fiber Arts at the Spartanburg Art Museum, Spartanburg, SC and In Residence: Bay Area at Bullseye Glass RCBA Gallery in Emeryville, CA. Deyling is Professor of Foundation Studies in eLearning at the Savannah College of Art and Design. She lives and works in San Francisco, CA.  Deyling also keeps a blog on drawing and contemporary creative practice.



Heather's Open Studios: Thursday & Fridays 11 AM to 3:30 PM and Saturdays from 11: AM to 2:30 PM from July 7th-September 23, 2017. 


Entity, 2014, mixed media, 18’ x 24’ x 29’. Site-specific installation at 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL

Entity, 2014, mixed media, 18’ x 24’ x 29’. Site-specific installation at 621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL


RoCoCo Collaborative Duo

KC Rosenberg & Modesto Covarrubias

October - December 2017

RoCoCo is comprised of two interdisciplinary artists, Modesto Covarrubias and KC Rosenberg. Their collaboration began as a response to a conversation about creativity and culture in the Bay Area. Today many of their works begin with a dialogue as the framework. Some of their works have addressed such topics as gentrification, intention and forgiveness.

Modesto Covarrubias received his MFA in Studio Art from Mills College and BFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute. He also studied architecture at the University of California Berkeley. Covarrubias currently teaches at the California College of the Arts.

KC Rosenberg is a long time native of Northern California with family roots connected to the Human Potential Movement. She received her BFA in Printmaking from the College of the Arts & Crafts and a MFA in studio Arts from the University of California, Davis. Rosenberg is also teaching artist at the California College of the Arts.

"Our collaboration began with a conversation about creativity and culture in the Bay Area, and has evolved into a continuous dialogue in which ideas and concerns are expressed through sculptural installations and mixed media experiences that often include video, performance, drawing, and audience participation. RoCoCo is short for Rosenberg Covarrubias Collaborations (or conspirators, conversations, corporation, coalition, commentators, co-editors, collective, cohorts...you get the idea.)"

2016 - 2017 Past Artists in Residence


Laurie Shapiro


Spring 2017 Artist in Residence

Cristina Velazquez


Winter 2017 Artist in Residence


Amy Ahlstrom


Fall 2016 Artist in Residence