Stitching California: Fiber Artists Interpret the State’s People, Life, and Land, a new traveling exhibit will be displayed at the Temecula Valley Museum from August 29, 2021 through October 24, 2021, showcases an exciting collection of art quilts that interpret 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.
In conjunction with this exhibit, the Temecula Valley Museum will feature Temecula Fiber Artist Marlene Oaks who will share the creative an expansive world of art quilting with examples, lecture, and interaction on Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.
Temecula Mayor Maryann Edwards states, “This exhibit highlights the history and heritage of our beautiful state through a unique and accessible medium. The City of Temecula is proud to present this stunning exhibition as part of our sponsorship with the Valley of the Mist Quilters Guild, in support of their 22nd Annual Old Town Temecula Outdoor Quilt Show. Their outstanding show brings thousands of tourists to Old Town Temecula for this one-day event on Saturday, October 2, 2021, and we hope that by offering this exhibit during the Quilt Show, that it will be the largest and most successful to date.”
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 pay tribute to iconic California views, and to the beautiful native flora of the state. 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.
Temecula City Council Member and Temecula Community Services President Zak Schwank adds, “This exhibit is a mixture of California history and art that will engage, inform, and enrich all who visit. The casual yet intrinsic nature of fabric as a medium for the creation of art allows viewers to connect with each piece in accessible and familiar ways.”
The Temecula Valley Museum (28314 Mercedes Street) is open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Tuesday through Sunday. Please visit TemeculaValleyMuseum.org, or call (951) 694-6450 for more information.
Stitching California was curated by Holly Brackmann and Jennifer Landau of Studio Art Quilt Associates, a nonprofit organization and originated at the Grace Hudson Museum in Ukiah, CA and is traveled through Exhibit Envoy in partnership with Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA). Exhibit Envoy provides traveling exhibitions and professional services to museums throughout California.