The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles is pleased to present the 21st triennial juried exhibition, Fiberart International 2013, the foremost exhibit for textile artists worldwide. This is the West Coast premiere of this prestigious exhibition. Sponsored by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, this internationally renowned exhibition is considered the premier platform and benchmark for the latest movements and innovations in the ever-evolving field of fiber art. Pushing the boundaries of fiber art, the exhibit showcases works that are both conceptually groundbreaking and visually stunning. The show features 40 works from a diverse group of 37 national and international artists, both acclaimed and emerging, and explores a wide spectrum of textile practices.
Several recognized Bay Area artists are featured including Joan Schulze, Marie Bergstedt, and Stephanie Metz. Other highlights from the exhibit include the grand scaled flowing Triptych with 206,720 Beads installation by Samantha Fields, Naoe Okamoto’s felted and knitted piece, A Laughing House, the Best in Show award winner, and well known textile designer Margaret Scott’s Her Hair Grows, the International award winner. From delicately stitched figurative works to large conceptual pieces, this latest rendition of Fiberart International inspires, provokes, and pushes the possibilities of the fiber medium.
These exhibitions and related programs are supported in part by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation; Silicon Valley Creates, in partnership with the County of Santa Clara and California Arts Council; by a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San Jose; and the Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association.