Current Shows

Recently opened at the Front Porch Gallery, I have two pieces in the California Fibers: Exploration and Innovation exhibit there…Earth Daughter

Art Quilts and Fiber Arts

And By All Means

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The exhibit is open through July 8.

Then I have two pieces in the Allied Craftsmen exhibit, Material Obsessions, opening at Sparks Gallery in downtown San Diego on May 27, from 6-9 PM.

You can see All Stacked Up In My Head

Art Quilts and Fiber Arts

As well as And Then There Was One

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The exhibit is up through July 9.

Then I have three pieces in the regional SAQA exhibit Untethered Thread, at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts from June 1 through June 24. The opening will be June 11 from 2-4 PM.

The first is NakedMan…which has no actual nudity…

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Then BirdSick, featuring the boychild when he was an actual boy…

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and BirdHead

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Then two pieces were just accepted into Threads of Resistance, which will open at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, MA, July 15 at 11 AM, continuing there through September 9.

The first piece is Absolutely Nothing

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And the other is Work in Progress

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The show then continues to the Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara, CA, from Oct 12-15, the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo, Minneapolis, MN, from Nov 9-11, the Fuller Craft Museum, Dec 9, 2017, to Feb 18, 2018. After that, it goes to Original Sewing & Quilt Expos in Atlanta, GA, Mar 8-10; Lakeland, FL, Mar 15-17; Cleveland, OH, Apr 5-7; Arlington, VA, Jun 4-9; and Raleigh, NC, Jul 18-20. They will be at Experience Fiber Art in the Wilder Building, Rochester, NY, Aug 3-24; The Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, Oaks, PA, in Sept; and the original Sewing & Quilt Expo, Fredericksburg, VA, Oct 4-6.

Earth Stories opened at Michigan State University Museum, Lansing, MI, on May 11 through November 26, 2014. It then traveled to the University of Central Missouri Gallery of Art and Design, Warrensburg, Missouri, Jan 19-Feb 28, 2015; the Kennedy Museum of Art, Univ of OH, Athens, Ohio, Apr 24-Sept 6, 2015; the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA, Nov 6, 2015-Feb 28, 2016; and the Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV, Jun 25-Oct 2, 2016. It is currently at the Erie Museum of Art, Erie, PA, Jan 20– Jun 11, 2017. The larger piece is Wise Choice, 72″ square…

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The smaller piece, 12×14″, is Planting Choice

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Awakening the Crone is touring with the SAQA Celebrating Silver exhibit, which opened at IQF Houston October 30-Nov 2, 2014;  traveled to IQF Chicago, March 26-28, 2015; and was at Quilt! Knit! Stitch!, August 13-15, 2015; and the St. George Art Museum, St. George, UT, Sept 12-Dec 31, 2015. It was also at the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo: Atlanta, GA, Mar 10-12, 2016, Lakeland, FL, March 17-19, 2016, Cleveland, OH, Mar 31-Apr 2, 2016, Worcester, MA, Apr 7-9, 2016; America Quilts Expo, Des Moines, IA, May 26-28, 2016; and the Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, England, in August 2016, then the 2016 8th Asia Quilt Festival in Shanghai, China from September 21, 2016 through September 23, 2016. From there, it went to Australia, at the Adelaide Craft & Quilt Fair, Adelaide, Australia, Nov 3 – 6, 2016.

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From there, it was at the Hobart Craft & Quilt Fair, Hobart, Australia, February 17 – 19, 2017. It is continuing to travel after that, although I know not where.

The Goddess of Never-Ending Chaos was at IQF Houston in November, 2016, and IQF Chicago, Illinois, in April. It will be traveling after that with the SAQA Turmoil exhibit, with an exhibit at the Festival of Quilts – Birmingham, United Kingdom: August 10-13, 2017.

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More will be posted on the travel plans when I get them.

Also soon to be on the exhibition trail, going to Quilt National in May of 2017 (and then traveling afterwards), is Beyond the Concrete.


Travel plans will show up here eventually.




Last, but not least, although definitely a smaller piece, And Then There Was One is part of a show called Feminism Now that will travel to Sweden in 2018.

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There’s some rumor of it hitting Los Angeles at some point as well.

13 Responses to Current Shows

  1. Geraldine Dix says:

    Love your work. Thanks to controversy, I found you. Perhaps the negativity will bring more focus to your thoughtful, well-executed works of art. Not your Grandma’s quilting….but I am a Grandma and a quilter and I for one love what you are doing. Thanks


  2. Sunny H says:

    This is good stuff. Just because we work in fabric doesn’t mean we shouldn’t attack ‘adult’ subject matter. There are quilt shows and then there are quilt shows. And btw, I’m 54 years old and sick and tired of the notion that female genitals are somehow shocking or disgusting. Men? Their ‘bits’ are on display in every art gallery on earth, turned into architecture, enshrined as a major form. Just because ours don’t dangle out the front doesn’t mean they’re gross.


  3. Amelia Leigh says:

    I’m sitting in the UK following the controversy surrounding your quilt. I find it amazing that there are still people in the world finding the female/male body “disgusting”. I wish more quilt/textile artists were making political art like yours. Well done to you and those who are prepared to face the critics by presenting such work.


  4. arlinda says:

    So glad to see work that means something.


  5. Cath Stonard says:

    Your work is incredible, and not only visually rich in content, texture and subject, but richly thought provoking! Long may you continue.


  6. You have paved the way for so many; please continue…


  7. […] work. It is stimulating and inspiring. Her work makes me want to go create something right now! Current Shows.via Kathy Nida Current […]


  8. Kathykm says:

    Make gift cards. I’ll buy some. Etsy!!


  9. Megan says:

    I just wanted to commt that I love your work! I live in San Diego, and am sad to see I missed your recent show… I do not see a mailing list option on your site, but was hoping there was a way to keep in the loop for future shows?

    Keep up the amazing work!


  10. christine says:

    I am grateful that I was able to see your work at the Hyde art gallery.


  11. Carol says:

    Carry on! Your work is amazing, love the anatomies of your people.
    Am a retired nurse and find your rendition of anatomy very whimical,
    delightful and insightful.


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