Through remarkable art quilts and sculptural textile artworks, 40+ artists interpret the diversity, illusions, and realities of California.
California is a land of contradictions and dreams. It’s the home of Hollywood where the film industry was born and a place where technical innovation spawned the Silicon Valley. It’s where the Summer of Love took place and where a romanticized Spanish past helped launch a leisure and travel empire. California has been a social and political leader in many an arena, from mitigating climate change to advocating for the rights of the LGBTQ community. It lies at the heart of the Pacific Rim, creating a cultural tapestry that interweaves Latino, Anglo, Asian, Pacific Island, and African-American traditions. And yet, its history includes the lawful and systematic decimation of the State’s indigenous peoples; the exclusion of Chinese emigrants; the internment of American citizens of Japanese descent; and both the welcome and abuse of migrants from the Dust Bowl, the sharecropping South, and from across its southern borders.
California is a large and complicated creature, where dreams are formed and sometimes realized, and where homelessness, want, and xenophobia are all too prevalent. Stitching California: Fiber Artists Interpret the State’s People, Life, and Land asks textile artists to explore and reflect on the diversity, illusions, realities, and hopes that define — or at least help us better understand — the richness and contradictions of the Golden State.
Stitching California originated at the Grace Hudson Museum in Ukiah, CA and is traveled through Exhibit Envoy in partnership with Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). Stitching California will travel from early 2020 through 2022.
- Rental Fee:
- $4,000 + shipping for an 8-week booking
- 1,300 – 1,500 sq. feet
- Installation Images:
- View Here
- 40 wall-hanging fiber artworks
- 2 sculptural fiber artworks
- Labels with artist statements
- Intro, curator’s statement, jurors’ statement, and acknowledgement text panels
- Cell phone audio tour featuring interpretation directly from each artist
- Exhibition press kit with digital images
- Exhibition catalogue for purchase
Schedule and Availability
|August 17, 2019 – December 8, 2019||Grace Hudson Museum, Ukiah|
|December 22, 2019 – March 1, 2020||Preparation for Travel|
|April 5, 2020 – June 28, 2020||La Quinta Museum, La Quinta|
|August 2, 2020 – September 27, 2020||Mills Station Arts & Culture Center, Rancho Cordova|
|October 11, 2020 – November 8, 2020||AVAILABLE|
|November 22, 2020 – January 17, 2021||AVAILABLE|
|January 31, 2021 – March 28, 2021||AVAILABLE|
|April 11, 2021 – June 6, 2021||AVAILABLE|
|June 20, 2021 – August 15, 2021||Museum on Main, Pleasanton|
|August 29, 2021 – October 24, 2021||Temecula Valley Museum, Temecula|
|November 7, 2021 – December 5, 2021 (4 weeks only)||AVAILABLE|
|January 2, 2022 – June 12, 2022 (23 weeks)||Booking Pending|
|June 26, 2022 – August 21, 2022||AVAILABLE|
|September 4, 2022 – January 1, 2023||Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock|