Currently on View
September 13 - December 30, 2022
California is a large and complicated place, where dreams are formed and sometimes realized, and where homelessness, want, and xenophobia remain. Stitching California: Fiber Artists Interpret the State’s People, Life, and Land, a travelling exhibition, showcases an exciting collection of art quilts that reflect the complexities of the Golden State. Viewers will enjoy a balanced show of beauty, originality, thought-provoking content, realistic and abstract imagery, and quality workmanship.
Presenting a well-rounded picture of a complex state, Stitching California displays works from over 40 artists working in California and neighboring states today. Their dynamic offerings highlight the rich and varied California landscape, but also present us with darker themes such as the impacts of climate change and injustices faced by some of California’s populations across the centuries. Rendered in diverse ways, Stitching California’s 2D and 3D fiber works contain references to industry, economy, geography, and topography, and run the emotional gamut from hope to despair.
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).
Yosemite Renaissance 37
August 9 - October 1, 2022
Yosemite Renaissance was founded in 1984 by the Yosemite Art Guild, a consortium of local Yosemite landscape artists. Their mission... “to motivate artists to develop diverse interpretations of Yosemite and its varied landscapes.” Since then, more than 4,600 artists have participated in Yosemite Renaissance programs, setting the bar for creative excellence and inspiration in the Yosemite area. Artists from around the country have been showcased in Yosemite Renaissance’s annual exhibit, featuring artwork depicting Yosemite and the surrounding Sierra Nevada mountains. The Carnegie Arts Center has hosted the traveling exhibition for most of its long history, and we are proud to do so again.
For a list of artists and images from the current exhibition, visit https://www.yosemiterenaissance.org/yosemite-renaissance-37-2022