The Lace Museum
Thread Around Holes. An exhibit of contemporary lace made with unusual fibers and/or new techniques. Through October 31, 2015. 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.
Asian Art Museum
28 Chinese. Until August 16, 2015. The result of more than a decade’s worth of exploration, research and collecting, this new exhibition- organized by the extraordinary Rubell Collection in Miami- presents 48 artworks from 28 contemporary Chinese artists.
Woven Luxuries: Indian, Persian and Turkish Velvets from the Indictor Collection. Until November 1, 2015. The 11 textiles in this exhibition are selections from a private New York collection, providing a glimpse into the richness and diversity of Iranian, Indian and Turkish silk velvets. Spanning three distinct cultural areas with their own design sensibilities and tastes, this group of textiles showcases different techniques of velvet production and suggests their varied uses.
Coral Wreath by Artist-in-Residence Jenne Giles. August 5-30, 2015. Reception August 28, 2015 6-8:30 pm.
Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Na Hulu Ali’i. August 29, 2015 – February 28, 2016. Explore the distinctive art, culture and history of Hawai’i with the first exhibition of Hawaiian featherwork on the U.S. mainland, developed in partnership with the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Honolulu.
Oscar de la Renta Retrospective. February 27 – May 30, 2016. This world premiere retrospective of Oscar de la Renta’s work celebrates the life and career of one of fashion’s most influential designers. The exhibition will include more than 100 ensembles produced over five decades, and is presented in collaboration with the house of de la Renta and the designer’s family.
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
Found includes vintage quilts from Roderick Kiracofe’s collection as well as pieces from Julie Silber and Marjorie Childress’ Collections. Made includes contemporary quilts often constructed with found materials as well as contemporary art based on quilt themes. Artists include Ben Venom, Luke Haynes, Joe Cunningham, Clay Lohmann, Sabrina Gschwandtner, Sarah Nishiura, Dana Hart Stone, among others.
July 11 – September 6, 2015
Recycled, Up-Cycled, Re-Purposed Clothing Design: A Slow Fashion Movement
Fast fashion, while its economic value is powerful, pollutes the environment with toxic wastes as well as mountains of discarded clothing, and fosters unsafe and unethical manufacturing practices. This exhibit illustrates an alternative to fast fashion. It showcases a collaborative collection of clothing and accessories produced locally by six California artists, using slow fashion methodologies. Come and celebrate the work of designers and artists Darcy Fowkes, Margot Silk Forrest, Destiny Carter, Jill Pillot, Angela Elsey, and Marirose Jelicich, and enjoy their unique creations.
September 12 – November 1, 2015
Transformation: Art From Within
Transformation: Art From Within is an illuminating exhibit that affirms how art enables incarcerated men and women in Santa Clara County to tap into their humanity, their spirit and their gifts. Workshops conducted by volunteers, under the auspices of CIC Ministries (Correctional Institutions Chaplaincy) at Elmwood Correctional Facility in Milpitas, California, provide an opportunity for the inmates to create unique and visually stunning, reflective, and thought-provoking works that can touch the very soul of the viewer.
Mendocino Art Center
Natural Dye Showcase. August 3-28, 2015. Includes two pieces by Loom and Shuttle guild member Barbara Nitzberg.
Gearbox Gallery (770 Grand Ave, Oakland)
Terra Infirma. Including Active Shooter Directions #1 by Loom and Shuttle guild member Bren Ahern. July 30- August 22, 2015. Reception August 7, 2015.