1ST BIENNIAL MEMBERS EXHIBITION

The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles is pleased to announce the 1st Annual Members Exhibition in our Porcella gallery, FiberSpace. Artists who are current members may apply to exhibit up to three works in the exhibitions Juncture I & II.

Now in its fortieth year, the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles is at a juncture in time, where we can both reflect on the past and look forward to the future. A juncture can also be an intersection of place or events, often one laden with symbolic potential: In many folk traditions, junctures as represented by crossroads are a potent metaphor for transition. Though a juncture can be a time for reflection, the word can also describe a critical moment or crisis that demands immediate action. With the concept as their point of departure, artists may take the exhibitions theme for "juncture" where it leads them.

Marianne Lettieri, Juror

Marianne Lettieri is a visual artist whose mixed media constructions investigate individual and cultural values associated with everyday objects and discarded materials. She is a recipient of the 2017 SVLaureates award for the achievement in the arts and contribution to the cultural life of Silicon Valley.


Artist & Exhibition SJMQT Submission Guidelines

The Museum accepts proposals from individual artists working in the fiber arts, independent curators, professionally organized exhibitions, textile collectors and other institutions.

SJMQT currently installs exhibitions of historic, contemporary and art quilts, contemporary fiber art and world textiles from all cultures. For more information about the types of work and exhibitions we have organized in the past, please visit our Press page.

California artists should also consider applying to our FiberSpace program, intended to highlight northern California fiber artists. Please visit our FiberSpace page.

SJMQT programs three galleries with approximately 310 running feet of exhibition space (122’, 105’ and 86’.) Proposals may be for one, two or three of the galleries. In addition, we install smaller exhibits in our hallway with approximately 45’ running feet.

Please read the following submission guidelines carefully. Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will not be reviewed.

Each proposal must include the following:

1. Brief Artist Statement or Exhibition Proposal. Please clearly state why the SJMQT is an appropriate venue for your proposal and who is the intended audience. Not to exceed one page

2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume

3. Digital documentation: CD or DVD with 10-15 digital images at least 300 dpi (JPEGs only) Please clearly label each image with artist last name, title, and date. (example: Smith, title, 2016 or SmithTitle2016.jpg)

4. A list of images with title, date, dimensions, materials, and technique for each work

5. If sending a CD, please also include all requested documents (items 1, 2, and 4 above) on the CD as Word or PDF files.

6. Support materials may include press coverage and materials from previous exhibitions

7. If your proposal is not immediately accepted, we like to keep submissions in our exhibit files for future reference. However, if you prefer to have your materials returned, include a self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage.

Please mail your materials to:

Exhibition Committee
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
520 S. First Street
San Jose CA 95113

Submissions are NOT accepted by email or through the Museum’s Facebook page.

Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis and reviewed quarterly by the Curator and the Exhibitions Committee. Due to the high volume of proposals received by the Museum, it may take up to six months before your application is reviewed.

Our exhibition schedule is planned at least two years in advance and proposals should be submitted one to two years before the proposed exhibition. However, those with shorter lead times will be considered and in some cases desired.

Thank you for your interest.