It’s that time again for the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. On November 6th, the museum is set to present their 21 triennial juried exhibition, the Fiberart International. As one of the most prestigious exhibitions on the West Coast, it is of course a platform of the latest movements and innovations in the field of fiber art, where several Bay Area artists participating in this event are known for pushing the boundaries in the field, presenting both conceptually groundbreaking and visually stunning works.
The Fiberart International will feature forty works from 37 artists, both national and international. Highlights of the exhibition include a grand scaled installation by Samantha Fields titled Triptych with 206,720 Beads, a felted and knitted piece by Naoe Okamoto, and a piece from Margaret Scott titled Her Hair Grows (which can be seen on the museum’s website at www.sjquiltmuseum.org) Other artists featured in the exhibition, all destined to inspire, provoke, and push the possibilities of the fiber medium, including Joan Schulze, Marie Bergstedt, and Stephanie Metz.
A press preview will take place on the same day as the exhibition’s opening at 1:30 pm, as well as a members’ walk-through at 1 pm and a opening reception at 2 pm. The Fiberart International is on view until January 19th.