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

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.


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Michelle wilson & anne beck

January - MARCH 2018

Collaborative duo, Michelle Wilson, and Ann Beck bring us their Rhinoceros Project. Their participatory project is based on Albrecht Durer's print by the same name. Their work is a commentary on our environment and the extinction of species. During their residency, the two will facilitate sewing circles and paper-making happenings.



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APRIL - jUNE 2018

Liz Harvey explores themes of loss, displacement, and migration as experienced by people, plant life, and animals. She combines embroidery and performance as a vehicle to address these topics.



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Alise Anderson is a multidisciplinary artist. She incorporates her background in Dance and Video into her fiber works. she uses humor in her fiber sculpture/performance work in order to address uncomfortable topics and situations




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margaret timbrell

october - december 2018

Margaret Timbrell uses humor in her embroidery works to examine the way language is used today through technology. The San Francisco based artist adapts phone texts that have been altered incorrectly through the use of auto correct. Her work poses questions regarding the quality of language and how we communicate/miscommunicate with one another.




2016 - 2017 Past Artists in Residence

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heather deyling






Laurie Shapiro


Spring 2017 Artist in Residence

Cristina Velazquez


Winter 2017 Artist in Residence


Amy Ahlstrom


Fall 2016 Artist in Residence