Modern Quilt Guild

April 21-July 16, 2017

Turner and Gilliland Galleries

Tea and Skittles by Thomas Knauer

Tea and Skittles by Thomas Knauer

Modern quilters work in different styles and define modern quilting in different ways, but several characteristics often appear which may help identify a modern quilt.

These include, but are not limited to: the use of bold colors and prints, high contrast and graphic areas of solid color, improvisational piecing, minimalism, expansive negative space, and alternate grid work.

The Modern Quilt Guild was founded in 2009 and will show an array of contemporary quilts in this two - gallery show.

Tessellation by Nydia Kehnle. Instagram: @nydiak

Tessellation by Nydia Kehnle. Instagram: @nydiak

"Geometric Rainbow" by Nicole Daksiewicz. Instagram: @modernhandcraft

"Geometric Rainbow" by Nicole Daksiewicz. Instagram: @modernhandcraft

A special thank you to the sponsors of the Modern Quilt Guild Exhibit: Wooden Gate Quilts and the Silicon Valley Modern Quilt Guild

 


Three Left Coast Artists:

Linda Gass, Linda Macdonald, & Gyongy Laky

April 21-July 16, 2017

Finlayson Gallery 

Northern Californian has a long history of protest and political involvement. For Linda Gass, Gyongy Laky and Linda MacDonald the passion they bring to political issues is reflected in their artwork and the paths their lives have followed. This exhibit was curated by Barbara Shapiro, who also wrote a published paper that inspired the exhibit. Please click here to read it. 

Linda Gass, Wetlands Dream Revisited  Click here to see more from Gass. 

Linda Gass, Wetlands Dream Revisited 

Click here to see more from Gass. 

Linda Macdonald, Mountain Lion in the City Click here to see more from MacDonald. 

Linda Macdonald, Mountain Lion in the City

Click here to see more from MacDonald. 

Northern Californian has a long history of protest and political involvement. For Linda Gass, Gyongy Laky and Linda MacDonald the passion they bring to political issues is reflected in their artwork and the paths their lives have followed. This exhibit was curated by Barbara Shapiro, who also wrote the essay that inspired the exhibit. Please click here to read it. 


Quilts of Caohagan

April 21-July 9, 2017

Hallway

 Lively Island by Genovivia "Novie" Gudia, 2007, 85 x 60"

 Lively Island by Genovivia "Novie" Gudia, 2007, 85 x 60"

 

This exhibition tells the story of a Japanese teacher, Junko Yoshikawa who came to the island of Caohagan to teach quilt-making techniques. 

A small island in the Philippines of just 600 residents, the quilts are uniquely inspired by their tropical climate and marked by their expert handiwork.

Today quilting has become an integral part of the island’s economy making the island sustainable.

 

 

 

JUNE 7TH - JULY 16TH, 2017 PORCELLA GALLERY

ON POINT: OFF GRAIN

Carissa Carman, Ellie Honl, Anne Luben & Emily Weihing

Carissa Carman, Ellie Honl, Anne Luben and Emily Weihing work across Textile and printmaking processes incorporating stitched paper, mono-printing, cyano-type, marbling, and screen-printing. This dynamic group of works explore ideas of place and personal narrative and push the boundaries of what a quilt is through variations in surface, form and imagery.