Artist 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.


Current Artist in Residence 



October - December 2019

Open Studio Dates:
Thursday & Friday
11am - 3:30pm
11am - 2:30pm

Tricia Royal is a printmaker, surface designer, and fiber artist. She makes hand-printed paper patchwork quilt collages and contemporary studio quilts that feature recycled materials, and her hand-printed and painted papers and textiles. Conceptually, Tricia’s work explores the liminal space between past and present, chaos and control, trash and treasure, and matters of taste, as well as the relative value of textiles in a global, throwaway economy, and the public perception of the quilt as art. Tricia was the Textiles Artist in Residence at Lillstreet Art Center, in Chicago, Illinois in 2016-2017, and she has a BA in Art History from the University of North Florida, in Jacksonville, Florida (2003), and an AAS in Fashion Design from Parsons the New School for Design, in New York City (2006). Tricia’s work has been displayed at Quiltcon 2015, Quiltcon 2016, Quiltcon 2018, the Watermark Gallery in East Providence, Rhode Island (2016), and Lillstreet Gallery (2017).