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San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles announces 5th Annual High Fiber Benefit Art Exhibition and Sale

Don’t miss this once-a-year opportunity to see and purchase fantastic original fiber art! – New Exhibition October 20 – November 4, 2012

SAN JOSE, CA – For the past four years High Fiber has been the Museum’s signature benefit art sale created to generate support for both fiber artists and the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. A juried exhibition, High Fiber is an inspiring showcase for a wide variety of textile art forms including quilts, tapestries, sculpture, basketry, jewelry, wearable art and clothing, wall pieces, crochet, knitting, and mixed media pieces where fiber plays a prominent role. All of the art in this exhibition is for sale at $500 or less, with a designated percentage of the proceeds donated to the Museum.

Seventy artists entered 371 artworks in support of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles. The final selection of works presented in High Fiber, have been created by nationally known and emerging artists, and include a variety of styles. From intimate to quirky, serious to fun, singular examples or a series the works provide textural, color, and content conversations. Established art collectors, as well as first-time buyers attending the VIP Reception on October 20 will have the first opportunity to see and purchase the newest in fiber-based artwork, and the general public is invited to attend An Afternoon of High Fiber the following day.

This year, we’ve also created a secondary special exhibit called FiberShots to offer an additional opportunity for the public to purchase fiber art. FiberShots will feature 15” x 15” artful fiber work—traditional and contemporary/non-traditional—that will be sold for $100, directly in support of the Museum. This is an exciting event for the museum as it gives fiber enthusiasts the opportunity to buy work not otherwise available for sale. Any work not sold on October 20 will be on display until it sells or until the last day of the benefit exhibition, November 4, 2012.

Christine Jeffers, Executive Director of the museum, notes: “It is our mission to promote the craft and history of textile and fiber art. This event presents a broad representation of fiber art and allows members of the public to purchase a piece, take it home, and become advocates for fiber art.”

Related Events:

VIP Reception and Press Preview: Saturday, October 20, 6-8pm

An Afternoon of High Fiber, a Public Wine & Cheese Reception: Sunday, October 21, 2-4pm

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
520 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Tel: 408.971.0323, Fax: 408.971.7226
e-mail: [email protected]

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