The Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA. Mar. 13- Nov. 1, 2015
“Woven Luxuries: Indian, Persian, and Turkish Velvets from the Indictor Collection.” Silk velvets have been preeminent luxury textiles in many parts of the Islamic world and Europe, especially from the 15th century onwards. The 11 textiles in this exhibition are selections from a private New York collection, providing a glimpse into the richness and diversity of Iranian, Indian, and Turkish silk velvets.
Lacis Museum, Berkeley, CA.Opening Oct. 2, 2015
“Nets Through Time: Netting Exhibit.” With the vital connection to filet lace, this exhibit is based on the LMLT collection and the extensive donation of netting artifacts by Jacqueline Davidson, author of the book Nets Through Time.
Browngrotta Art, Wilton, CT. Apr. 24 – May 3, 2015
“Influence and Innovation: Fiber Sculpture Then and Now” includes fiber work by Maria Dávila & Eduardo Portillo
Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, Melbourne, FL. May 16 – Aug. 22, 2015
“Southern Accents,” a juried quilt exhibit features work submitted by Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) members living in the Southeast. Quilts were inspired by the question: What makes life in this part of the country special?
The Hudgens Center for the Arts, Duluth, GA. Jan. 13 – Mar. 21, 2015
“Intertwined: Contemporary Southeastern Fiber Art,” organized by the Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance, features juried entries selected by Dot Moye. Artists include TSA members Lynn Pollard, Muffy Clark Gill, and Robin L. Haller
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY. Feb. 2- June 19, 2015
“Elaborate Embroidery: Fabrics for Menswear before 1815” features lengths of fabric for an unmade man’s suit and waistcoat, as well as a selection of embroidery samples for fashionable menswear made between 1760 and 1815. During this period, France was the undisputed epicenter of the European fashionable world, and professional embroidery workshops there produced a dizzying array of colorful designs from which a man could choose.
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD), Asheville, NC. Apr. 3-4, 2015
“Back to the Drawing Board”, a new program series that provides 6 artists including Tanya Aguiñiga, the opportunity to “take-over” CCCD’s Benchspace Gallery & Workshop for a 24-hour period. Collaborators invited and juried from across the United States will produce installations, performances, and other experimental activities that invite the audience to participate in the creation of a final work of art.
Sarah Doyle Women’s Center at Brown University, Providence, RI. Mar. 2–Apr. 23, 2015
“Views from the Edge: Women, Gender and Politics” is a show of works from the Women’s Caucus for Art. Artwork by Linda Friedman Schmidt is included.
Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, ON. May 2 – Oct. 4, 2015
“Artist Textiles: From Picasso to Warhol.” Organized by the Fashion and Textile Museum, London, United Kingdom. This major summer exhibition offers a fascinating overview of textile design by some of the world’s most celebrated artists including Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Sonia Delaunay, Henri Matisse, Henry Moore, Andy Warhol, and Alexander Calder.
Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto, ON. June 10 – Sept. 7, 2015
“Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray with Traditional Mexican Costume from the Textile Museum of Canada” Curated by Sarah Quinton and TSA’s Board President Roxane Shaughnessy. An exciting exhibition of over 50 photographic portraits of renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo taken by Hungarian-born photographer Nickolas Muray, paired with traditional Mexican costume from the permanent collection.
Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Riga, Latvia
Carol Westfall’s “Cascade III” is now in the collection of the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design.