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2013 Schedule of Exhibitions

At this time, the Museum offers rotating exhibitions that focus on fiber art, quilts and textiles.

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Regina Benson, Alternative Future

November 6, 2015 – February 28, 2016
25th Anniversary Exhibition from Studio Art Quilt Associates

There are many stories of hope across the globe. Both individuals and small groups are working on projects that, when added together, make a positive impact on improving the quality of life on this planet. Earth Stories celebrates the stories of people and projects that enhance the planet, make a significant difference in restoring and/or protecting the environment, increase sustainability and otherwise enhance the earth we all occupy. Juror Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi chose twenty-four artists from around the world to interpret a "story" of their choice and highlight the positive effects of individual and collective actions.

Kerby C. Smith, Peace in the Morning

November 6, 2015 – January 3, 2016
Kerby C. Smith and Lura Schwarz Smith

There are many types of communication between all of us. Some are casual and public, some are intimate and not to be shared. The conversation is not always vocal, with words ringing out. It can be quiet, like black marks on paper.  Or as textile artists Kerby C. Smith and Lura Schwarz Smith have done in this exhibit, it can be an exchange of ideas in fabric.

Quilted Conversations is a collaborative exhibit between these two textile artists and a third artist entity: the public.  Visitors who come to the exhibit will have the opportunity to participate in making a large artist designed quilt top during the eight-week exhibition and thus become part of the “quilted conversations.”

Pointless Sisters Russian River Panorama

November 6, 2015 – January 3, 2016

The Pointless Sisters Art Quilt group celebrates our environment in fiber art, focusing on the beauty of the Russian River watershed in Northern California. Each participating member of the group has created a representational or abstract fiber art piece inspired by the Russian River and its watershed.


These exhibitions and related programs are supported in part by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation; Silicon Valley Creates, in partnership with the County of Santa Clara and California Arts Council; by a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San Jose; and the Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association.

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