de Young Museum ( http://deyoung.famsf.org/exhibitions)
Oscar de la Renta Retrospective. February 27 – May 30, 2016.
Kay Sekimachi: Student, Teacher, Artist, T.B.Walker Textile Education Gallery, de Young Museum, Until November 6, 2016
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
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
March 12 – June 28, 2016
Blanket Statements: New Quilts by KAFFE FASSETT and Historical Quilts from the Collection of the Quilt Museum and Gallery, York, England
May 4, 2016 – July 3, 2016
Inspirations II, from the Northern California/Northern Nevada Region of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), an international organization supporting and promoting the art quilt, will show the result of twenty textile artist taking personal inspiration and, using a wide and inventive array of materials and techniques, turning it into a work of art that expresses their unique voice. This show is the successor to Northern California Inspirations, which was exhibited at FiberSpace in 2014.
July 8, 2016- October 2, 2016
Wedding Dress: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, Borrowing from local cultural organizations collectors, designers and History of San Jose, this show will illuminate the evolution of the wedding dress, ethnic similarities and differences, and explore new questions raised by the legalization of same-sex marriage. Included in the collection will be a colorful 17′ Moroccan wedding belt, a dress worn by Josie Eldridge Crump in 1895 and a DIY dress designed around a bride’s tattoos. Traditions are clearly no longer limited to something borrowed and something blue. The exhibition is guest curated by Kate Eilertsen who says, ” Whether it is a traditional kimono, red sari or satin Flapper era dress, the wedding dress reveals much about the traditions and history of communities around the world.”
July 3, 2016 – August 21, 2016
Jazz Impressions, See how one American classic interprets another– Jazz and Quilts. Members of the Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association will display quilts and other fiber arts based on jazz music. Selected items will be available for purchase. It is the perfect accompaniment to San Jose Jazz’s Summer Fest, August 12 to 14.
San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design (http://sfmcd.org/)
Lines that Tie: Carole Beadle and Lia Cook. April 9-August 7, 2016.
Constructed Communication: Nakayama, Sinbondit, Venom
April 9-August 7, 2016.
Asian Art Museum (http://www.asianart.org/exhibitions)
Extracted: A Trilogy by Ranu Mukherjee, Until August 14, 2016
Indonesia: Traditional Art and Craft, Mills Building, 220 Montgonery Street. San Francisco, M-F 8 am – 6 pm. Until June 3, 2016.
Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art, Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma CA, Until June 12, 2016.
From This Day Forward, featuring wedding gowns and accessories from 1905 – 1985, Lace Museum, 552 S. Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA, Until June 25, Tue-Sat 10 am – 4 pm, and 7 pm – 9 pm on Second Fridays. www.thelacemuseum.org or call (408) 730-4695.
Golden Gate Weavers have an exhibit of their work at the UC Faculty Club. July 1 through July 31. The exhibit features pieces by Virginia Davis, Sandy Drobney and Susie Hodges and others. The Faculty Club and its restaurant are open to the public every day of the week. Look for the Julia Morgan building on the edge of Faculty Glade in the middle of the campus. There is metered parking on the street or in one of the city or UC garages. Exhibit is free.
Tapestry Weavers West, Elemental Tapestry: Earth, Air, Fire and Water, June 13 – Sept. 9, 2016. Mills Building – 220 Montgomery St., San Francisco. Opening reception June 16, 2016, 5:30-7:30.
Bellevue Arts Museum,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.
SOMArts Cultural Center, Creative Labor QIY (Queer it Yourself)
Expo and Faire. Opening: June 5, 1-4:30, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco,
CA. Artists’ Walkthrough: June 11 at 11:00. This exhibit includes the works of several textile artists, including Indira Allegra, Angie Wilson, Jeremy Sanders and guild member Bren Ahearn.
The Jewish Museum (New York)
Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History. March 18-August-7, 2016.
The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and The Society for Contemporary Craft
Fiberarts International 2016, Storm Watch, an eccentric tapestry by Deborah Corsini has been juried into the prestigious exhibition. May 6 – August 21, 2016. Pittsburgh PA