A group of people listen to an artist explain her fabric artwork

Photo by Steve Maller

Fabric, Thread & Woven

March 1-April 28, 2023

Fabric, Thread & Woven showcases and celebrates the strong community of local artists working in the textile and fiber art mediums.

This is a juried exhibition in the San Mateo County Government Center Caldwell Gallery presenting a distinct approach to innovative and traditional fiber and textile techniques, and a contemporary concept for the use of traditional and unusual materials. The chosen work invites the viewer to experience the many facets of fiber and textile art. Accepting both two and three-dimensional wall hung pieces, including wearable art.

In 2023 the San Mateo County Office of Arts and Culture is giving special consideration to environmental and social issues. Works that address this theme are encouraged but not required to enter or for selection into the exhibit.

A first place $100 award, a second place $50 award, and a third place $50 award will be determined by jury.

First Place: Doreen Maller

Second Place: Carol Enos

Third Place: Namita Paul

Honorable Mentions: Nancee McDonell and Adriene Busch

Fabric, Thread & Woven is co-curated by Laura McHugh and Shawna Vesco Ahern

Woman stands in front of her massive intricate and textured artwork

Namita Paul

Brightly colored patchwork quilt close up

Tara Fuller

Woman stands smiling next to her quilt

Laura McHugh