Loom and Shuttle Guild
de Young Museum ( http://deyoung.famsf.org/exhibitions)
On the Grid: Textile and Minimalism, Wais and Knowles Costume and Textile Arts Galleries, June 23, 2016 – April 2, 2017
The South Sumatran Ship Cloth, The Gallery of Oceanic Arts, April 2, 2016 – February 12, 2017
Beyond the Surface: Worldwide Embroidery Traditions, Fall 2016 – Spring 2017, TB Walker Textile Education Gallery.
Summer of Love, April 15, 20127 – August 20, 2017, Herbst Exhibition Galleries.
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
January 20 – April 17, 2017. American Tapestry Biennial. Check the website for additional information.
January 20-April 17, 2017. Line DuFour: Fate Destiny and Self Determination. Check website for more information.
January 20 – April 7, 2017. Lia Cook Retrospective. Check website for more information.
March 8 – April 17, 2017. Embedded Pattern: Three Approaches. Deborah Corsini, Alex Friedman, Michael Rhode. Check website for more information.
American Tapestry Biennial, Until April 16, 2017.
Elemental Tapestry: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water, This Tapestry Weavers West exhibit culled from the Mills Building exhibit is on display in conjunction with the American Tapestry Alliance Biennial 11 and reception for both exhibits will be held at the same time.
San Jose Museum of Art (http://sjmusart.org/)
October 8-February 19, 2017: Beauty: Cooper
Hewitt Design Triennial. From the museum’s site: “SJMA is the only West Coast venue for the latest global overview of design today, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s popular contemporary design triennial. The New York Times heralded the exhibition as “an exciting opportunity to meditate on the perennially confounding questions: What is beauty? And what is it good for?” With projects ranging from experimental prototypes and interactive games to fashion and architectural structures made feasible by material innovations and nanotechnology, “Beauty” will feature more than 200 works by 63 designers from
around the globe.”
Museum of Craft and Design (http://www.sfmcd.org)
February 4-June 4, 2017: Felt Decoded: Wool Felt: Nature’s Technology. From the museum’s site: “From lacy wisps of wool to supple fabric to rocklike slabs – wool FELT is a textile of extremes. It is an extraordinary material with humble origins that has been an integral part of human life for millennia. It is a story of survival, sustainability, and evolution of a fabric and tradition so old it has become new again. “Exploring wool as Nature’s Technology is the premise of this exhibition, which will decode the process and analyze the science to reveal the unexpected beauty and versatility of wool FELT. “FELT DeCoded represents a comprehensive collection of work by Janice Arnold. Her work is informed by wool as a raw fiber, intrinsic in the practice of making FELT – a textile that represents the wisdom of our nomadic past – living in harmony with the earth. This textile is being rediscovered and reimagined as a fabric of the future for sustainability in industry, architecture, apparel and the arts.”
February 11-June 4, 2017: Wendy Maruyama: The Wildlife Project. Check the website for more information.
Asian Art Museum (http://www.asianart.org/exhibitions)
Bellevue Arts Museum (http://www.bellevuearts.org/)
Bren Ahearn will have his first solo museum show, entitled Strategies for Survival at the the Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA, June 10, 2016-January 2017. Bren will give a gallery tour and talk on Saturday, June 11 at noon.
Oakland Museum of California (http:www.museumca.org)
December 2, 2016 – April 2, 2017: Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture. Check website for more information
Sebastopol Center for the Arts ( //www.sebarts.org/)
International Fiber Art VIII show. July 28- September 3, 2017. Don’t forget to enter your fiber artwork by the deadline, June 1, 2017. In conjunction with the Surface Design Association.
Italian Cultural Institute
Sardinian Textiles: An Exhibit of Handwoven Art, until February 22, 2017, 601 Van Ness, San Francisco, CA. For more information contact Kelly Manjula Koza, President, Sardinian Arts, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org
Contemporary Jewish Museum (thecjm.org)
Cary Leibowitz: Museum Show, until June 25, 2017.
The Textile Museum, Washington DC (https://museum.gwu.edu/)
November 30, 2016 – January 30, 2017: Bingata! Only in Okinawa. Check website for more information.
Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair, March 18-July 24, 2017