Frau Fiber vs. ring spinner

Frau Fiber vs. ring spinner

FRau Fibers Vs. the Machines

july 22, 2018 - September 2, 2018

Porcella Gallery

The works in this exhibition document Frau Fiber's on-going battle with contemporary apparel manufacturing. In video, photography and artifacts, the exhibition makes space to witness Frau Fiber's attempt to spin yarn, knit a tube sock and knit a sweater as fast as a machine. This series of textile productions are inspired by the folk lore of the ultimate working-class hero: John Henry. Henry, who was immortalized in verse and myth in the 1800’s, fought and lost a valiant battle against the drill machine that took his life and ultimately replaced the jobs of tireless railroad workers. 

The exhibition is curated by Frau Fiber’s archivist and biographer, Carole Frances Lung.



The Art of Labor, SDA Members Juried Exhibition 2018

july 22, 2018 - october 14, 2018

Turner and Gilliland Galleries


Members of the Surface Design Association are invited to submit work for the 2018 International Juried Members exhibition, The Art of Labor. The exhibition will be held in partnership with the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles (SJMQT) at their location in San Jose, CA, July 22, 2018 – October 14, 2018. The exhibition includes awards. Entries may be submitted online January 8, 2018 – April 6, 2018.

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  Vantage Point, 2015   Hand-stitched cotton, found embroidery on panel

Vantage Point, 2015

Hand-stitched cotton, found embroidery on panel

Vantage point: maggy rozycki hiltner

july 22, 2018 - october 14, 2018

hallway Gallery

Embroidery artist,  Maggy Rozycki Hiltner presents a multi-panel project by designing an idealized landscape with a big blue sky, green grass, and puffy white clouds.  Upon closer inspection the viewer finds the ways in which humans impact the natural landscape through pollution, coal mining, and industrial waste. Vantage Point is a fabricated world that simultaneously displays potential beauty, and the silent, destructive effects of waste and human consumption.

CUT IT OUT! Explorations in Contemporary Paper Cutting

JULY 22, 2018 - OCTOBER 14, 2018

Finlayson Gallery

With reference to printmaking, sculpture and illustration, the subtractive art of paper cutting is going through its own Renaissance. As society moves into the digital age, paper, which was once part of our everyday lives, is fading out to more environmentally friendly alternatives. This exhibition pays homage to the art of paper cutting, an activity that has been celebrated since the 4th century.

 Donna Ruff  9.1.15,  2016  Newsprint Hand-Cut paper

Donna Ruff
9.1.15, 2016
Hand-Cut paper

  (Hi)Stories Uncovered   Ali Ferguson Print & hand stitching on domestic textiles and vintage garments   

(Hi)Stories Uncovered 
Ali Ferguson
Print & hand stitching on domestic textiles and vintage garments


Excellence in Fibers, In Collaboration with Fiber Art Now Magazine

October 19, 2018 - January 13, 2019

Turner and Gilliland Galleries

Fiber Art Now Magazine highlights innovative, contemporary textile art in the Excellence in Fibers issue. An exhibition of the same name, the work shows current trends in the categories of vessel forms/ basketry, installation, wall/ floor works, sculptural works, and wearables.