Printed & Stitched
Examining the overlap between the hand pulled print and the art quilt.
Art Ark Gallery | May 20–June 18, 2023
1035 S. Sixth Street, San Jose, CA 95112.
Open to the public most weekends 12:00-3:00pm, or by appointment. artarkgallery.com
California Society of Printmakers (CSP) and Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) California/Nevada Regions are proud to present Printed & Stitched, a collaborative exhibition that explores the convergence of printed imagery and sewn fibers. This unique exhibition showcases the work of artists who incorporate elements of both printmaking and stitching in their creations, resulting in pieces that are both visually stunning and conceptually rich. The show brings together many talented artists who are pushing the boundaries of traditional techniques to create captivating pieces that blur the line between two seemingly distinct art forms. The show includes over fifty artists from both SAQA and CSP.
One of the highlights is esteemed juror, Christine Aaron, a professional multi-disciplinary artist who bridges the techniques of print and fiber in her own work. Aaron’s keen eye and discerning taste have resulted in a thought-provoking selection of pieces that challenge the traditional notions of both media.
Participating Artists | Nancy Bardach, Mel Beach, Holly Brackmann, Noah Breuer, Donna W Brown, Judith Content, Linda S Craighead, Cathie A Crawford, Elizabeth Dallas, Kathryn Davy, Kate Deak, Adriane Dedic, Robin A Dintiman, Rozanne Hermelyn Di Silvestro, Giny Dixon, Karen Gallagher Iverson, Ewa Gavrielov, Mimi Ghauri-Young, Alisa Golden, Lynn Hall, Kevin C Harris, Susan Leone Howe, Ann Johnston, Susan Gibson Kelly, Barbara D Kibbe, Evelyn Klein, Franki L Kohler, Danguole Rita Kuolas, Carol Larson, Dixie T Laws, Linda Lieberman, Zwia Lipkin, Viviana Lombrozo, Kent Manske, Denise Oyama Miller, Kristina Nobleman, Janis O’Driscoll, Kathleen Oliver, AV Pike, Barbara Poole, Deborah Rantz, Priscilla Read, Ashley Rodriguez Reed, Connie Rohman, Luz Marina Ruiz, Edda Valborg Sigurdardottir, Ileana Soto, Robynn Smith, Karen Sunday Spencer, Bethia G Stone, Jami Taback, Jerry D Theobald, Rosanna Lynne Welter, Lori Wisheropp, Carla Wolf, Nanette Wylde, Linda Yoshizawa.
First Friday Opening Reception
Art Ark Gallery | Friday June 2, 6:00–9:00pm
Art Ark Gallery is a participant of SoFF: South First Fridays ArtWalk, San Jose. A self-guided, nighttime tour through galleries, museums, and independent creative businesses from 5–9pm. All ArtWalk venues offer free admission and are family friendly.
Printed & Stitched Artist Talks
Art Ark Gallery | Saturday May 20, 12:30–2:00pm
Gallery open 12:00–3:00pm.
All are invited! Join over fifteen artists included in Printed & Stitched, as they discuss work in the show and answer questions from the public.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Artist Demonstration | Running with Stitches
Art Ark Gallery | Saturday May 27, 12:30–2:30pm
Gallery open 12:00–3:00pm.
Hand-stitching is a wonderful way to add layers of interest to hand-printed fabrics. Join artist, Judith Content, as she demonstrates several different approaches to creating sculptural forms with distinctive stitched surface textures, patterns and designs. Judith will bring a variety of her printed silks as well as various threads and fibers appropriate for hand-stitching.
Artist Kathryn Davy will be onsite with several examples of her hand printed fabrics.
Printed & Stitched is a collaboration between the California Society of Printmakers and Studio Art Quilt Associates, California/Nevada Regions.
In partnership with Exhibit Envoy, Printed & Stitched will tour multiple museums and cultural centers for the next three years, giving art lovers ample opportunity to experience the magic of this unique exhibition.
Don’t miss the chance to see how these artists are pushing the boundaries of their craft and creating art that challenges our perceptions. Join us for the premier of Printed & Stitched, May 20–June 18, 2023 at Art Ark Galleryin San Jose, and be inspired by the confluence of printed imagery and sewn fibers in this captivating showcase.
caprintmakers.org | saqa.com | exhibitenvoy.org
images (L to R, T to B): Adriane Dedic, Ewa Gavrielov, Lynn Hall, Nanette Wylde, Denise Oyama Miller, Susan Leone Howe, Judith Content, Bethia G. Stone, Connie Rohman, Ashley Rodriquez Reed.