Artful Basketry: Beyond Traditions Bay Area Basket Makers
September 6 - October 15, 2017
Opening reception Sunday September 10, 2017 , 3 pm - 5 pm
Traditional techniques get contemporary interpretations as Bay Area Basket Makers (BABM) artists transform a variety of natural materials, found objects, wire, and uncommon fibers into vessels, baskets and sculptural forms.
Expressions of Identity: 40th Anniversary Exhibition
October 20, 2017 - January 14, 2018
All galleries excluding porcella gallery
Inserting one's identity is inherent in the process of an artist and their body of work. As San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles celebrates its 40th year, we reflect on our own identity and highlight pieces from the permanent collection acquired in the last five years.
Juncture 1: 40th Anniversary sjmqt member's exhibition
October 20, 2017-November 26, 2017
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.
jUNCTURE 2: 40TH ANNIVERSARY SJMQT MEMBER'S EXHIBITION
noVEMBER 29, 2017 - JANUARY 14, 2018
Juried by Marianne Lettieri -
Submit up to three works here :
*Applications close September 15, 2017
A Geographical Journey: The Paul J. Smith Textile Collection
jANUARY 19 - APRIL 15, 2018
TURNER AND Gilliland galleries
Director Emeritus of the Museum of Arts and Design in NY, Paul J. Smith is most noted for his groundbreaking curatorial works in the America Studio Craft Movement. During his career, he collected traditional and ethnographic textiles during his world travels that have never been exhibited before.
WITHOUT A NET: SUSAN ELSE
January 20 - April 15, 2018
As a fabric sculptor, Santa Cruz-based artist Susan Else pushes the boundaries of the studio art quilt movement by integrating sound, light and motors with colorful, stitched figures. In her solo exhibition Without a Net, Else explores the theatrical awe and dark underbelly of the circus.