Peggy Osterkamp. New Work: Indigo, Patches & Weaving.   November 3 – December 4.  Belvedere-Tiburon Library Founders Room. Reception Tuesday, November 3, 6-8pm. 1501 Tiburon Boulevard, Tiburon, CA 94920.  Phone ahead to be sure the Founders Room is not occupied.

The Lace Museum ( http://www.thelacemuseum.org/)

The Night Before Christmas holiday exhibit.  Opens at The Lace Museum on Saturday, November 7, 2015. Our member’s tree of lace covered ornaments will preside over the dolls and their Christmas Eve preparations: making lace and other goodies to give to their friends. Vintage dolls wearing vintage lace clothing and making handmade laces will delight old and young alike. Our permanent exhibit of handmade laces from the 16th century to the present will also still be on display.  552 S. Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086.   (408) 730-4695.  Open Tuesday-Saturday from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  No general admission fee.  Also open by appointment.

deYoung Museum ( http://deyoung.famsf.org/exhibitions)

Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Na Hulu Ali’i. August 29, 2015 – February 28, 2016.

Oscar de la Renta Retrospective.  February 27 – May 30, 2016.

San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles

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

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

November 6, 2015 – January 3, 2016

January 3 – February 28, 2016

January 3 – February 28, 2016

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


Marin Community Foundation

fiberSHEDFiberSHED, curated by Patricia Watts for the Marin Community Foundation. October 7, 2015 to January 15, 2016.  Features approximately ninety artworks by twenty-four textile and fiber artists, primarily from the Bay Area, also including five artists from Los Angeles, Michigan, and New Hampshire.

The title FiberSHED is a play on the concept of a watershed, an area of land where water flows from the mountaintops, downward to tributary creeks and rivers, and ultimately drains into lakes and oceans. For this exhibition the title conveys the exceptional art that is being made by visual artists in the medium of fiber primarily located in the bioregion or “shed” of the San Francisco Bay Area. These are artists who share a unique relationship with the landscape and who are making cutting-edge artworks rich in craft tradition, while reflecting local sociocultural discourse.

Artists include: Adela Akers, Andy Diaz Hope and Laurel Roth Hope, Anna Von Mertens, Christine Szeto, Diedrick Brackens, Emily Payne, Esther Traugot, George-Ann Bowers, Kate Nartker, Jenne Giles, Lauren Hartman, Lia Cook, Linda Davenport, Liv Aanrud, Liz Robb, Lucy Childs, Luke Haynes, Paul Gillis, Sherri Smith, Stephanie Metz, Tali Weinberg, Topaze Moore, and Victoria May.

At the offices of the Marin Community Foundation, 5 Hamilton Landing, Suite 200, Novato. Mon – Fri 9 am – 5 pm.

Oakland Museum of California ( http://museumca.org/exhibitions)

YoYos & Half Squares: Contemporary California Quilts. September 12, 2015–February 21, 2016.

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art  (https://www.svma.org/exhibitions)

An Accomplishment in Creativity: The Egyptian Children’s Tapestries.    September 12, 2015 to December 6, 2015.  

City College of San Francisco

Tapestry-2Tapestry—Woven Art is a new exhibition featuring small handwoven tapestries by students of CCSF in the tapestry class at John Adams Center.  Through January, 2016.  Eleven works are included and range from beginning samplers to pieces inspired by nature and the imagination. Tapestry weaving is an ancient art found in many cultures and the technique continues to thrive in the hands of contemporary practitioners.  Located in the 2nd floor cases across from the library at the Chinatown/North Beach Center.  Chinatown/North Beach Center Library City College of San Francisco, 2nd floor lobby 808 Kearny Street (at Washington), San Francisco, CA 94108.  Building hours: Mon-Thurs 8:00 am – 9:00 pm, Fri 8:00 am – 7:00 pm,  Sat 7:30 am – 2:00 pm, Sun 8:00 am – 2:00 pm.


San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design  (http://sfmcd.org/)

Without Camouflage. Dafna Kaffeman and Silvia Levenson.  Until March 27, 2016.

Art and Other Tactics: Contemporary Craft by Artist
Veterans. Until March 27, 2016. 

Lines that Tie: Carole Beadle and Lia Cook. April 9-August 7, 2016.

Constructed Communication:  Nakayama, Sinbondit, Venom
April 9-August 7, 2016.

The Jewish Museum (New York)

 Isaac Mizrahi: An Unruly History. March 18-August-7, 2016.