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.
This exhibit is also available as an online exhibit! Book the online exhibit as a stand-alone experience, or pair it with the physical exhibit when you host. Visit our online exhibits page to learn more.
- Rental Fee:
- $4,000 + shipping for an 8-week booking
- 1,300 – 1,500 sq. feet
- Installation Images:
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- 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
April 5, 2020 – June 28, 2020
La Quinta Museum, La Quinta (Rescheduled)
August 2, 2020 – September 27, 2020
Mills Station Arts & Culture Center, Rancho Cordova
April 11, 2021 – June 6, 2021
Gateway Science Museum, Chico
June 20, 2021 – August 15, 2021
Museum on Main, Pleasanton
August 29, 2021 – October 24, 2021
Temecula Valley Museum, Temecula
November 7, 2021 – December 19, 2021 (6 weeks)
January 2, 2022 – June 12, 2022 (23 weeks)
Maloof Foundation for Arts & Crafts, Alta Loma
June 26, 2022 – August 21, 2022
September 4, 2022 – January 1, 2023
Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock
This exhibit must retire at the end of 2022. Don’t miss out: contact us to book today!