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Previous Exhibitions

November 1—November 30, 2016Private Lives Online Exhibit submission deadline November 1-30, 2016

Urban Cathedral by Hope-Wilmarth

October 15, 2016—January 8, 2017Breakout: Quilt Visions 2016

Breakout: Quilt Visions 2016 is the 14th international juried exhibition produced by the Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles (VAM). The exhibition will be presented at Visions Art Museum in San Diego, California. The jurors will select work that exemplifies innovation in quilting and surface design techniques as well as excellence in composition and craftsmanship. A full color exhibition catalog will be published. [more]

Dancing, Visions Members' Challenge

October 15, 2016—January 8, 2017Dancing - Visions Member Challenge

14"h x 10"w
Visions Member Challenge Requirements

October 1—December 31, 2016To the Point - Online Exhibition

Email entries accepted August 1 through August 31, 2016

Basket by Sue Kamin

July 16—September 4, 2016 Sue Kamin: Forty Years of Natural Baskets

Sunset.KS.October by Kim Eichler Messmer

July 16—October 2, 2016To Dye For

Sue Cavanaugh, Kim Eichler-Messmer, Ann Johnston, Lyric Montgomery Kinard, Jeannie Palmer Moore

Five artists from across the United States are dyeing. Their own fabric. To Dye For opens at Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles on July 16th with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Admission is $7 or complimentary for Visions members. [more]

July 16—October 2, 2016Inspired by the Masters, Jane Dunnewold

Jane Dunnewold is a professional artist, teacher, and author of Art Cloth: A Guide to Surface Design on Fabric, Complex Cloth and Art Cloth. She teaches and lectures internationally, and maintains Jane Dunnewold Studios, a studio and retreat center in the historic district of San Antonio, Texas. [more]

From the Pacific Ocean by Kathy Piper

July 16—October 2, 2016Wavelengths

San Diego Artists: Kathleen McCabe, Gillian Moss, Kathy Piper, Mary Tabar

Tall Trees by Sherri Lipman McCauley

July 16—October 2, 2016Surface Design - Visions Member Challenge

10"h x 14"w
Visions Member Challenge Requirements

July 1—September 30, 2016Under a Spell - Online Exhibition

Email entries accepted May 1 through May 31, 2016

Sailor's Delight by Jan Myers-Newbury

April 16—July 3, 2016The Jury is In

Seven artists from seven states bring their latest work to Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles for The Jury Is In, April 16 through July 3, 2016. The Jury Is In features award-winning artists who have juried the prestigious Quilt Visions biennial in past years. Quilt Visions is an international, juried exhibition of contemporary art quilts. Beginning in 1987, Quilt Visions has exhibited the most accomplished quilt artists in the world. [more]

Spring Verge by Cas Holmes

April 16—July 3, 2016 Stitch Stories, Cas Holmes

Cas Holmes draws on her relationship with nature and the links with family history to tell stories with textiles. She incorporates found materials and bits of fallen flora she finds while walking through her adopted County, Kent. [more]

In the Hour of Stars

April 16—July 3, 2016 Recurring Dream, Gay Lasher

These creatures come at night, at different times, in different visages — visitors from the unconscious. They speak their own language which you must decipher. They will continue to come until you understand their message. Pay attention. They are your guides. [more]

The Tunnel by Edie Greenberg

April 16—July 3, 2016 Geometric - Visions Member Challenge

14"h x 14"w
Visions Member Challenge Requirements

Pueblo Norte by Edie Greenberg

April 1—June 30, 2016Architecture - Online Exhibition

Email entries accepted February 1 through February 29, 2016

And then Termites Ate the Purple Dog by Yvonne Porcella

January 16—April 3, 2016 Yvonne Porcella: 50 Years an Artist

A Visionary Artist Comes to Visions Art Museum

Meet contemporary art icon Yvonne Porcella at the Visions Art Museum opening reception for Yvonne Porcella: 50 Years an Artist, Kathleen Probst's Modern Simplicity, Darcy Falk's Riot of Color: Divining Treasure, and Earth, Wind, Fire & Water from Canyon Quilters of San Diego on January 16, 2016 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Admission is $7. Visions Art Museum members are complimentary. Light refreshments will be served. [more]

Dipped Dimension by Kathleen Probst

January 16—April 3, 2016 Modern Simplicity, Kathleen Probst

Modern Simplicity reflects Kathleen Probst's path toward minimalism. Her work is influenced by mid-century modern furniture, and the art and architecture of the Bauhaus era. Using her hand-dyed fabric, a camera and a computer, Probst balances clean lines and simplicity with design elements of strong color that define her shapes. Large expanses of open space provide a stage for subtle quilting letting her bold graphic designs inform the work. [more]

A Day in the Life by Darcy Falk

January 16—April 3, 2016 Riot of Color: Divining Treasure, Darcy Falk

Riot of Color: Divining Treasure introduces Darcy Falk's Schematics series of vibrant collages reflecting her childhood fascination with machines beginning with old cars at her grandfather's auto repair shop. More recently, she began to collect mechanical drawings starting with an original patent drawing for an antique American Beauty iron purchased at a thrift store. That was followed by schematics for toasters and other household appliances, along with instruction manuals for vintage cars and farm equipment. [more]

It's Elemental by Carol Sebastian-Neely

January 16—April 3, 2016 Earth, Wind, Fire & Water - Canyon Quilters Challenge

January 1—March 31, 2016Soul Food - Online Exhibitioin

The artists are: Frances Alford, Andrea Bacal, Maria Billings, Charlotte Bird, Kay Laboda, Sandra Lauterbach, nelda McComb, Mardell Rampton, Ellen B. Spellman.

Birds Eye View by Wen Redmond

October 17, 2015—January 3, 2016Interpretations: Celebrating 30 Years

A trio of international jurors selected 32 contemporary quilts from 248 entries for Interpretations: Celebrating 30 Years. The commemorative exhibition marks the 30th year since the founding of Quilt San Diego, now Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles in the arts and culture district of Liberty Station, San Diego, California. [more]

Navigating Awareness by Viviana Lombrozo

October 17, 2015—January 3, 2016Excavating for Meaning

Excavating for Meaning is an exhibition of highly textured quilted textiles inspired by architectural excavations and the mysteries held within layers of discovery. San Diego artist Viviana Lombrozo has created maps, shields and hanging works for this solo exhibit.

Run Bright & Reflect by Linda Colsh

October 17, 2015—January 3, 2016Hearing the Quiet: Walking the Creeks

Hearing the Quiet: Walking the Creeks is an intimate exhibition by Maryland artist Linda Colsh. Stones and rocks rest alongside and under the water in each of the three creeks along her walks. They change in color and shape affected by the seasons, time of day and the color of the sky. Colsh has created six pieces expressly for this exhibition.

Fluorescent Curves by Deb Mackay

October 17, 2015—January 3, 2016Curves - Visions Members’ Challenge

Curves is a series of quilts by Visions Art Museum members on the theme, each 10 inches high and 14 inches wide.
Visions Member Challenge Requirements

Love, Truth and Faith… Inspired to Fly by Valerie White - Carolyn L. Mazloomi Collection

July 18—October 4, 2015Collectors’ Showcase

Selected quilts from the collections of
Warren and Nancy Brakensiek, Carolyn L. Mazloomi, PhD, Yvonne Porcella, and Del Thomas.

Read Statements by the Collectors

Shaping Space, A Tall Order by Kate Stiassni

July 18—October 4, 2015Shaping Space - Work by Kate Stiassni

I did a double take the first time I saw Kate Stiassni's work. The relationships she creates with the juxtaposition of shape and color are active and alive. Whether with straight lines or curved, I was drawn into each piece to explore these relationships. As uncomplicated as the work seems at first glance, rewards reveal themselves when looking more closely. [more]

Timken Promenade by Linda Anderson

July 18—October 4, 2015Balboa Park Arches

Visions Art Museum celebrates Balboa Park's centennial with Balboa Park Arches, July 18 to October 4, 2015. The invitational exhibition features five San Diego County artists who were inspired by the Park's vast array of arches and their architectural beauty. The artists are: Linda Anderson, Karen Cunagin, Jane LaFazio, Peggy Martin, and Nelda McComb.

At The Beach - Members' Challenge

July 18—October 4, 2015At the Beach - Visions Members’ Challenge

At the Beach Members' Challenge features contemporary quilts by Visions Art Museum members on the San Diego summertime theme of the beach. These delightful gift-oriented textile works measure 14 inches square and are for sale as a fundraiser for the museum and the artists. At the Beach quilts are priced at $150, $200 and $250. Call the museum for details, 619-546-4872.
Visions Member Challenge Requirements

July 1—September 30, 2015Red Hot - Online Exhibiton

You are invited to submit an entry to the next Online Exhibition. This opportunity is available to Visions artist level members. As an artist level member you can submit work to the Online Exhibitions, have your website or blog linked from the Visions Art Museum website and enjoy NO entry fee for any Visions juried exhibitions.

Gravitational Forces by Karen Rips

April 18—July 5, 20153° of Abstraction

Three artists with very different approaches to abstraction bring their unique voices to 3° of Abstraction. [more]

Granite Series, Moonlit-Waters by Lura Schwarz Smith

April 18—July 5, 2015 Dual Perspectives: Lura Schwarz Smith & Kerby C. Smith

This husband and wife artist duo incorporates digital techniques in their work using their own photographs and drawings.

Vessels II by Rosemary Hoffenberg

April 18—July 5, 2015Active Configurations - Rosemary Hoffenberg

This exhibition features the vibrant work of Rosemary Hoffenberg that suggests a lively scene. Although abstract in design, the work has many references.

Abstract Challenge Quilts

April 18—July 5, 2015Abstract - Visions Members’ Challenge

The Abstract Challenge, a series of small, vertical format quilts by Visions Art Museum members on the theme.
Visions Member Challenge Requirements

April 1—June 30, 2015Still Life Online Exhibition

Entries accepted February 1 through February 28, 2015

ER Page of Potholders (coins) in the Kitchen Tarot by Susan Shie

January 17—April 4, 2015Expressions in Equality

"When I think of Martin Luther King, Jr., one thing comes to mind: equality. I'm not only referring to equality of humans based on their skin color, but the broad differences amongst us that people find challenging to accept and embrace," states Sheila Frampton-Cooper, curator for the exhibition, Expressions in Equality at Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles. The exhibition opens with a reception for the 25 artists on January 17th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Frampton-Cooper wants to bring attention to discrimination and the way society treats issues such as gender, age, sexual orientation, and economic inequality. [more]

My Nightie by Margaret Fabrizio

January 17—April 4, 2015Inspired by the Siddis: Quilts by Margaret Fabrizio

After a career as a concert harpsichordist on the international stage and as music faculty at Stanford University for 25 years, artist Margaret Fabrizio discovered the kawandi (quilts) made by the Siddi women of Karnataka on a visit to India. After spending two weeks with the Siddi women in their settlement she became fascinated with their style of hand sewing quilts using scraps and recycled clothing. Fabrizio returned to her home in San Francisco and created 20 such quilts the following year using primarily fabrics from India. The Siddi women were astonished when she returned last year with fabric. Fabrizio continues to create quilts in the style of the Siddis.

January 17—April 4, 2015Faces - Visions Member Challenge

Visions challenge quilts are a great way to have your work on exhibit and also for sale. The requirements are simple: [more]
Visions Member Challenge Requirements

January 1—March 31, 2015Stories Online Exhibition

Out the In Door by Karen Schulz

October 3, 2014—January 4, 2015Quilt Visions 2014: The Sky's the Limit

Quilt Visions Biennial 2014: The Sky's the Limit is the 13th international juried exhibition produced by the Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles (VAM).  The exhibition will be presented at Visions Art Museum in San Diego, California. The jurors will select work that exemplifies innovation in quilting and surface design techniques as well as excellence in composition and craftsmanship.  A full color exhibition catalog will be published. [more]

October 3, 2014—January 5, 2015Weather Forecast Challenges - Visions Members’ Challenge

The dimensions for the Weather Forecast challenge are 10" h x 14" w. There are no restrictions on the types of fabric or embellishments. Weather Forecast quilts must be received at Visions Art Museum no later than September 15th to be included in the Weather Forecast Challenge Exhibition. To view the prospectus, click here
Visions Member Challenge Requirements

Corona #3 Solar Eclipse by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry

August 1—September 21, 201430 Quilts for 30 Years

A solo exhibition created by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry celebrating her 30 years of quilt-making.

Hanging Garden by Arline Fisch
photo: Will Gullette

August 1—September 21, 2014Hanging Garden of California - Arline Fisch: A solo invitational of jewelry and floating forms

An installation of brightly colored floating wire forms and jewelry from the artist's collection.

Tracings VII by Deidre Adams

August 1—September 21, 2014Tracings - Deidre Adams: A solo invitational

Richly layered and quilted hand painted cotton with collected papers.

Iris I by Cherie Brown

May 2—July 20, 2014Hand Dyed Challenge - Visions Members’ Challenge

Floating in Blissful Ignorance by Ulrikka Mokdad

May 2—July 20, 2014The American Tapestry Biennial 10

A juried exhibition of woven tapestries organized by American Tapestry Alliance

Fugitive Pieces 10 by Elin Noble

May 2—July 20, 2014Fugitive Pieces - Elin Noble

Larkspur by Ree Nancarrow

May 2—July 20, 2014An Alaskan Perspective - Ree Nancarrow

Thorns II - Points of Interest by Lesly Claire Greenberg

February 7—April 19, 2014Coast to Coast

Coast to Coast combines the talents of New Image Artists from the Washington DC area and California Fibers from southern California, two arts organizations that focus on textiles and fiber. California Fibers was established in 1970 and New Image Artists in 1980. Both organizations jury new members based on the strength of their portfolios. The members of both organizations exhibit throughout the United States and abroad both individually and with their respective organizations. Many of the artists will be on hand at the opening reception February 15th from 5-7 p.m. to talk about their work. Admission is $5, and free for members of Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles. [more]

Marshland Reflections by Barbara Lee Smith

February 7—April 19, 2014Intersections: Recent Work of Barbara Lee Smith

Intersections: New Work of Barbara Lee Smith is a solo exhibition of seven acrylic paintings layered, fused and stitched with hundreds of small pieces of painted synthetic fabric. Smith's work references her Gig Harbor, Washington locale with titles like, Marshland Reflections and South Jetty Fog. Meet Smith at the opening reception to learn more about her work.

Saxy Music by Jan Hayman

February 7—April 19, 2014Jazz Challenge - Canyon Quilters of San Diego

Jazz Quilts is a collection of small quilts each 14 inches square by 26 members of Canyon Quilters of San Diego who have interpreted the theme. The artists will be talking about their inspirations at the opening reception.

Not Even Solomon by Ruth de Vos

November 1, 2013—January 19, 2014Recent Acquisitions from the Thomas Contemporary Quilt Collection

A Love Affair with Quilts

Del Thomas personifies the kind of art collector that artists love. She adds quilts to the Thomas Contemporary Quilt Collection for a variety of reasons, but mostly because she develops a little love affair with each new piece. She wants to know everything about the work, what inspired it, what techniques were used, and how the fabric choices were made. She wants to meet the artist, learn about other quilts the artist has made, know what excites the artist about her work and propels her to design quilts. Del is the ideal collector. [more]

left: Calliope by Charlotte Bird, 15.5 x 20.5 inches
right: Calliope by Cathy Denton, 6.25 x 8.25 inches

November 1, 2013—January 19, 2014C is for …

What would happen if two artists whose names begin with the letter C, opened the dictionary to words that begin with C, closed their eyes and pointed to a word on the page and created a work of art from the definition? This is the project that multi-media artists Charlotte Bird of San Diego, California, and Cathy Denton of North Bend, Oregon created for themselves as a long-distance collaboration. C is for… combines the talents of these two multi-media artists who have chosen to interpret their "C" word definitions in cloth. Meet Charlotte and Cathy at the opening reception November 9, from 5-7 p.m. Admission is $5 and free for Visions Art Museum members. [more]

November 1, 2013—January 19, 2014Birds - Visions Members’ Challenge

Visions Art Museum members have created 32 small quilts each twelve inches square on the theme, Birds. The quilts are for sale with proceeds shared between the artists and the museum as a fundraiser for the museum. Prices range from $150 to $250.
Visions Member Challenge Requirements

Engrams by VALYA

September 6—October 20, 2013A VALYA Retrospective

Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles presents VALYA - A Retrospective with an opening reception on September 14th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Admission for the wine reception is $5. [more]

September 6—October 20, 2013Felting - Visions Members’ Challenge

Submission Guidelines [more]
Visions Member Challenge Requirements

Stockings de Seville by Shaun Muscolo

June 7—August 25, 2013Second Time Around: Fashion Recycled

Fashions, and fiber together with photographs are on view throughout the summer at Visions Art Museum.

Second Time Around: Fashion Recycled features fashions from 18 southern California designers who create new styles using only one segment of recycled clothing such as sleeves, collars, or cuffs. Supporting Roles: Fiber & Photography and Fashion Tops & Bottoms, a Visions Art Museum members' challenge, complete the trio of current exhibitions. [more]

Scripps Pier by Anne L. Scott and Cameron B. Scott

June 7—August 25, 2013Supporting Roles - Photographs & Fiber from Ann Scott

Fashions, and fiber together with photographs are on view throughout the summer at Visions Art Museum.

Second Time Around: Fashion Recycled features fashions from 18 southern California designers who create new styles using only one segment of recycled clothing such as sleeves, collars, or cuffs. Supporting Roles: Fiber & Photography and Fashion Tops & Bottoms, a Visions Art Museum members' challenge, complete the trio of current exhibitions. [more]

Fashion Tops & Bottoms by Visions' Members

June 7—August 25, 2013Fashion Tops & Bottoms - Visions Members’ Challenge

Fashions, and fiber together with photographs are on view throughout the summer at Visions Art Museum.

Second Time Around: Fashion Recycled features fashions from 18 southern California designers who create new styles using only one segment of recycled clothing such as sleeves, collars, or cuffs. Supporting Roles: Fiber & Photography and Fashion Tops & Bottoms, a Visions Art Museum members' challenge, complete the trio of current exhibitions. [more]
Visions Member Challenge Requirements

King of Hearts by Diane Herbort

March 1—May 26, 2013Playing with a Full Deck

Playing with a Full Deck is coming to Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles . This iconic collection of 54 contemporary quilts by leading American textile artists received support from the Smithsonian Museum and opened at the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery in 1995. It runs through May 19, 2013 at Visions Art Museum. [more]

Creative Struggle by Robert Leathers

March 1—May 26, 2013Images of Time - Pacific Quilt Artists

Images of Time features the work of nine members of Pacific Quilt Artists whose contemporary quilts reflect on the passages of time. Pacific Quilt Artists was founded in 1994 to promote a wider understanding and appreciation of art quilts. This juried group of San Diego County based artists has an impressive exhibition history of 30 exhibitions including 14 invitational or juried exhibits.

The artists represented in Images of Time are Charlotte Bird, Marilyn McKenzie Chaffee, Patricia Klem, Robert Leathers, Jill Le Croissette, Dan Olfe, Ann Olsen, Susan Root Skywalker, and Mary Tabar. [more]

March 1—May 26, 2013Fortune Telling - Visions Members’ Challenge

March 1—May 26, 2013Canyon Quilters Children's Book Challenges

The Stars Motel by Lisa Kijak

October 20, 2012—February 17, 2013Quilt Visions Biennial 2012: Brainstorms

Artists from around the globe will be at Visions Art Museum on October 20th for the premier of Quilt Visions 2012: Brainstorms the latest edition of he international biennial competition that has drawn crowds since 1987.

Three esteemed jurors were challenged to select an exhibition that represents outstanding design and technique from 394 entries. They have selected 40 outstanding works of art from 17 states and five foreign countries created in the last two years. The knowledgeable jurors were Kate Lenkowsky, author of the award-winning book, Contemporary Quilt Art: An Introduction and Guide; Jane Przybysz, former executive director of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, currently executive director of the McKissick Museum of the University of South Carolina, Columbia; and Kent Williams an award winning contemporary quilter whose work has appeared in numerous juried exhibitions including previous Quilt Visions biennials. [more]

Slinky by Peggy Wiedemann

August 3—October 7, 2012Tracing the Steps: The Diversity of Fiber

New work by 17 artist members of California Fibers debuts on August 11th with a reception from 5:00-7:00 pm for Tracing the Steps: The Diversity of Fiber. California Fibers was established in 1970 to support the artistic growth and professional advancement for contemporary fiber artists based in southern California. Members of California Fibers are juried by their peers for acceptance into the organization. Many members have an international exhibition history and are on the faculty at universities throughout California. The exhibition runs through October 7, 2012. [more]

Coral Sea by Kanti Jocelyn-Bisgaard

August 3—October 7, 2012Insights

Insights is a juried exhibition of 12 quilts by the members of the Visions Critique Group. These artists meet once a month to discuss their work and exchange ideas. Insights is the third Visions exhibition from this group. Insights runs concurrently with Tracing the Steps: The Diversity of Fiber.

Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts + Textiles is located at 2825 Dewey Road at NTC at Liberty Station, San Diego, California, 92106. Museum hours are Tuesday — Sunday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Admission is $5, free for children 12 and younger with an adult, and for Visions members. For more information or to schedule a docent tour, call the museum, 619-546-4872. [more]

Tweet by Gillian Moss

May 4—July 22, 2012Text & Texting - Visions Members’ Challenge

The Text & Texting Challenge Quilts are a small exhibition that accompanies Secrets & Stories. Visions members were challenged with creating a quilt 12 inches square that incorporates text or texting.

Challenge quilts are a popular fundraiser for the museum priced at $150, $200 or $250. You can brighten a spot in your home or office or start a collection of these dynamic quilts that fit easily into smaller spaces.

Visions Member Challenge Requirements

Birdland by Wendeanne Ke'aka Stit

May 4—July 22, 2012Secrets & Stories

See the Stories, Discover the Secrets

Secrets & Stories features nine textile artists who tell a story or suggest a secret, May 4 - July 22, 2012. The stories are as varied as the artists themselves. There are political and personal stories, relationship stories, and passionate statements about the environment, women's issues, and families. Some references are subtle, others are in-your-face.

Rachel Brumer says she creates work with a personal vocabulary of images that have strong metaphoric potential. Anna Torma is influenced by Visionary and Outsider art because of its expressive directness. [more]

Gold Scarab by Thom Atkins

February 3—April 22, 2012Selections from the Thomas Contemporary Quilt Collection

Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts and Textiles is pleased to announce the naming of The Del Thomas Gallery in recognition of Del Thomas's support over the years and for her major financial commitment to Visions over the next five years. When Del Thomas began collecting contemporary quilts in 1985 she could not have imagined she would meet so many talented quilt artists and discover so many beautiful quilts. We are fortunate to showcase a selection of 12X12 inch quilts from The Thomas Contemporary Quilt Collection.

An Octopus's Garden by Rosie Caudillo

February 3—April 22, 2012Magical Mystery Tour: en homage

The Beatles were immortalized in art quilts when members of Canyon Quilters of San Diego created quilts slightly larger than an album cover that were inspired by a Beatles song, album or movie. From "All You Need is Love" to "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" familiar tunes will pop into your head when you view these 34 vibrant quilts that collectively capture the mood of an era.

All You Need is Love by Cynthia Lyons Dailard

February 3—April 22, 2012Magical Mystery Tour: en homage

The Beatles were immortalized in art quilts when members of Canyon Quilters of San Diego created quilts slightly larger than an album cover that were inspired by a Beatles song, album or movie. From "All You Need is Love" to "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" familiar tunes will pop into your head when you view these 34 vibrant quilts that collectively capture the mood of an era.

Gentle Reminder by Linda Colsh.jpg

February 3—April 22, 2012Selections from The Thomas Contemporary Quilt Collection

Visions Art Museum: Contemporary Quilts and Textiles is pleased to announce the naming of The Del Thomas Gallery in recognition of Del Thomas's support over the years and for her major financial commitment to Visions over the next five years.

When Del Thomas began collecting contemporary quilts in 1985 she could not have imagined she would meet so many talented quilt artists and discover so many beautiful quilts. We are fortunate to showcase a selection of 12X12 inch quilts from The Thomas Contemporary Quilt Collection.

Human Interferon Divided by Bonnie Smith

February 3—April 22, 2012Art Meets Science

Art Meets Science explores the intersection of two seemingly different disciplines, Art and Science. This traveling exhibition of 35 artworks from Studio Art Quilt Associates represents artists from eight countries. The artists have found their inspiration from scientific theories or phenomena which they have portrayed with striking visual impact.

Fans & Flowers by Edie Greenberg

November 4, 2011—January 22, 2012Crazy Quilts

Crazy Quilts were a new form of needlework when they first began appearing in the 1880s. Pieced, embroidered and embellished, these "crazies" were often made of silk and velvet scraps but today can be hand or machine stitched from almost anything.

The Visions Quilt Challenges have proven to be popular additions to the exhibitions. Visions members may submit one 12" square Crazy Quilt Challenges due October 25th quilt that must be for sale priced at $150, $200 or $250. Proceeds from sales benefit the artists and Visions Art Museum. Please include the title of the quilt, price, your name, address, phone, email, and note if you would like to donate the quilt to the Visions live auction if it does not sell while on exhibit.

Worlds Apart by Vickie Carlson

November 4, 2011—January 22, 2012Interpretations 2011

Congratulations to Visions members whose work was juried into Interpretations 2011. A huge thank you goes to our three esteemed jurors who spent a day together at Visions Art Museum making their final selections for the exhibition.

Jurors Jamie Fingal, Catherine Gleason and Rob Sidner reviewed 230 entries from 135 artists and selected 38 quilts for the exhibition. Fingal is known world-wide as a master quilt artist, author and teacher; Gleason is associate director of San Diego State University's downtown gallery, and Sidner is director of the Mingei International Museum in Balboa Park, San Diego. [more]

Red Door by Marilyn Henrion

August 5—October 23, 2011Soft City

Soft City is artist Marilyn Henrion's latest series inspired by her native New York and its vast architectural details. Walking with her camera through the streets of Manhattan, Henrion has used her own digitally manipulated photographs as subjects for her hand-stitched quilts.


Urban Landscape Challenge Quilts
by members of Visions Art Museum

August 5—October 23, 2011Urban Landscapes - Visions Members’ Challenge

Urban Landscapes and Soft City open August 5th and the members' challenge for these exhibitions is on the theme, Urban Landscapes.

Quilts should be 12 inches square and priced at $150, $200 or $250. All quilts will be for sale to benefit the museum and the artists. Only one quilt per member, please, for this always anticipated Visions program.
Visions Member Challenge Requirements

May 6—July 24, 2011Fashion Accessories - Visions Members’ Challenge

In keeping with our fashion themed exhibitions opening May 6th, Visions Art Museum is inviting Visions members to contribute one 12" square quilt with the theme Fashion Accessories.

The Fashion Accessories challenge quilts will be on display in the Members' Foyer of the museum and for sale as a fundraiser for the artists and the museum. Quilts must be priced at $150, $200 or $250. The artists will receive 50% of the sale. You must be a current Visions member to participate. [more]
Visions Member Challenge Requirements

May 6—July 24, 2011Evolution Transformed with Art Meets Fashion

Evolution Transformed is a fashion inspired installation created by Alexandra Hart, Elina Sheripova, Kathy Taylor and Henry Young. This exhibit is part of Art Meets Fashion, a countywide project organized by the San Diego Visual Arts Network (SDVAN) and FOCUS (Fashion Opportunities Connect Us). The project's goal is to initiate collaborations between fashion designers and visual artists.

"Evolution Transformed" creates an evolution of movement by transforming sculptural materials into clothes which flutter, billow and float on currents of air. www.ArtMeetsFashion.org

Forks Angel Dress by Osbaldo Ahumada

May 6—July 24, 2011Fabric-Free Fashion

Visions Art Museum presents Fabric-Free Fashion featuring 22 fashion designers who have stretched the concept of fashion to include any material except fabric. The designers are crafting their fashions out of window screen, gum wrappers, tree bark, bottle caps, plant life, maps, and other non-traditional materials.

The exhibition opens with a reception for the designers on May 6th during Friday Night Liberty, a monthly open house of visual and performing art venues and galleries at the NTC Promenade at Liberty Station. Friday Night Liberty is a free, all ages event from 5 to 8 p.m. in Point Loma. [more]

10:24 by Jeanne Lyons Butler

February 4—April 17, 2011Counterpoint

Contrasting bold, colorful, still life images with quiet, subtle layers on white, artists Jeanne Lyons Butler and Dominie Nash bring their divergent artistic voices to Visions Art Museum for "Counterpoint" opening with a reception for the artists February 4, 2011.

The artists, who hail from New York and Maryland, will be greeting visitors at the reception from 5-8 p.m. during Friday Night Liberty, a free evening of open galleries and artist studios at the NTC Promenade in Liberty Station. [more]

Ordered Cacophony V by Susan K. Willen

October 24, 2010—March 13, 2011Quilt Visions Biennial 2010: No Boundaries

The Quilt Visions museum exhibition features the best of contemporary quilting every two years and broke all attendance records during the last exhibition. Over 11,000 visitors viewed the 2008 exhibition. This year we were fortunate to again have three jurors who are at the top of their fields: Jason Busch, Curator of Decorative Arts at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh; Linda Colsh, award-winning professional quilt artist and Studio Art Quilt Associates board member; and Penny McMorris, art curator and co-author of The Art Quilt, the first book on quilt design development. She has also curated quilts for John Walsh III, and for the Ardis and Robert James collection now part of the International Quilt Study Group. These jurors have selected 39 spectacular art quilts from 601 entries for a truly stunning show. [more]

After the Fall by Kathy Piper

October 15, 2010—January 23, 2011Leaves & Trees with Embroidery - Quilt Visions Members' Challenge

The Challenge quilts are a fundraiser for Quilt Visions and will be on view October 15 through January 23, 2011 during the exhibition, "The Art of the Stitch."

Quilts measure 12" square and include hand and/or machine embroidery.

Quilts are be for sale and are priced at $150, $200 or $250. Proceeds benefit the artists and Quilt Visions.
Visions Member Challenge Requirements

World Parade by Caroline Dahl, 18.75 x 25.75 inches

October 15, 2010—January 23, 2011The Art of the Stitch - Embroidery Invitational Show

Men and women all over the United States are turning to thread to tell a story. Although embroidery has been around since people began wearing clothes, the 14 artists in "The Art of the Stitch" have put a contemporary twist on this method of decorating and embellishing.

The exhibition goes on view October 15th and runs through January 23rd. The opening reception is November 5th from 5-8 pm. [more]

Life Stream by Charlotte Bird

October 15, 2010—January 23, 2011Close Up: San Diego Visions Artists

San Diego is home to many master quilt artists who have created impressive contemporary works of art and have exhibited throughout the United States. Eight such artists are featured in a small invitational exhibition that demonstrates their talent and artistic vision.

"Close Up: San Diego Visions Artists" runs concurrently with "The Art of the Stitch" at the Visions Art Museum, October 15th through January 23rd.

The Artists: Charlotte Bird, Karen Cunagin, Barbara Friedman, Bob Leathers, Jill Le Croissette, Kathleen McCabe, Dan Olfe, Lisa Tan.

Witley Decay by Gloria Hansen, 39 x 39 inches

August 6—October 3, 2010Transformations: Reflections - Studio Art Quilt Associates Exhibit

Studio Art Quilt Associates is celebrating its 20th year with a series of traveling exhibitions.

This juried exhibit of 34 works was selected from 140 international submissions.

August 6—October 3, 2010Health & Healing - Visions Members’ Challenge

Health & Healing is the theme and all quilts should be 12 inches square. Topics might relate to fitness, exercise, nutrition, serious illness and recovery, or spiritual healing, peace and serenity. The quilts must be for sale priced at $150, $200 or $250 and you need to be a member of Quilt Visions to participate. Proceeds benefit Quilt Visions and the artists.

Each artist may submit one or two quilts to be juried for the Member's Foyer as space permits. The "Health & Healing Challenge" exhibition dates coincide with "Transformations: Reflections" at the gallery August 6-October 3, 2010. [more]
Visions Member Challenge Requirements

July 2—July 25, 2010Show & Grow

An exhibition of 15 art quilts by members of the Quilt Visions Critique Group.

May 7—July 25, 2010Fantasy Flowers - Visions Members’ Challenge

Quilt Visions members interpret the theme in 12 inch square quilts.
Visions Member Challenge Requirements

Tale of Two Campuses by Valerie S. Goodwin

May 7—July 25, 2010Three Voices - Art Quilts by Katherine K. Allen, Valerie S. Goodwin, Kent Williams

Three artists from across the United States reveal unique approaches in contemporary art quilts.

Canyons by Peggy Wiedemann

February 5—April 18, 2010California Fibers: Liminal Spaces

California Fibers: Liminal Spaces opened on February 5 at the Visions Art Quilt Gallery with a champagne reception for the artists.

Friends and supporters came from all over southern California for the celebration. It was also Friday Night Liberty at the NTC Promenade, a lively arts and culture open house that occurs on the first Friday of every month. Galleries and artist studios were open free from 5-8 p.m. and many restaurants in Liberty Station were over flowing with happy revelers. [more]

February 5—April 25, 2010Joan Hamilton - Memorial Exhibit

Over the years Quilt Visions has been fortunate to have the friendship and support of member Joan Hamilton of San Diego. We were saddened to lose Joan this fall and although she will be greatly missed, her legacy continues with quilts she bestowed to Quilt Visions.

Joan's quilts will be on exhibit in the gallery annex beginning February 5, 2010. The quilts will be for sale with proceeds donated to Quilt Visions as was Joan's wish. In addition, as a member of Canyon Quilters guild, she left her fabric stash to the guild to use for fundraising. Joan's quilts will be in the gallery through April 25, 2010.

Jet Trails #6 by Marcia Decamp

November 14, 2009—January 17, 2010Interpretations 2009

Interpretations 2009 is this year's juried members' exhibition and will run November 14, 2009 through January 17, 2010.

After a long but interesting day of jurying, 37 quilts were selected from 217 entries from all over the world. Our thanks to the jurors, Karen McGuire, Curator of Exhibitions at William D. Cannon Art Gallery, Kristin Lewis, artist and owner of YOFI Limited Edition Textiles, and Angela Moll, fulltime studio fiber artist. Jill LeCroissette sponsored the Emerging Artist award which was presented to Kyoon Lie of Carlsbad, California. [more]

Talking Birds by Emily Richardson

September 4—November 1, 2009Emily Richardson Art Quilts

Emily Richardson will be featured in an exhibition at Visions Art Quilt Gallery from September 4 to November 1, 2009.

She will also teach a workshop "Painting and Composition" Saturday from 10:00 to 4:00. In addition, Emily will conduct a walk through lecture and tour of her exhibition from 1:00 to 2:30. The lecture is included in the all-day workshop. [more]

Urban Sprawl by Maya Schönenberger. 55 x 68 inches

June 20—August 16, 2009Seeing Green: Visions of a Changing Planet - Environmentally Inspired Quilts

Quilt Visions Goes Green with Environmentally Inspired Exhibition

Opening Reception
Featuring guest performance
by the San Diego Women's Chorus
Off the Wall Presentation: Watermarks
featuring Linda Gass & San Diego Coastkeeper
Saturday, July 18, 7 pm [more]

Elizabeth Busch discussing methods and ideas behind her work.

April 2—June 7, 2009Elizabeth Busch - Retrospective

Elizabeth Busch received her B.F.A from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1964. Since 1987 she has been a self-employed studio artist and teacher. Before that she made a living as an instructor of interior design, graphic designer, architectural renderer and designer, painting and drawing instructor and the Assistant Director at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Deer Isle, Maine. Born in Yonkers, New York, Busch currently resides in Glenburn, Maine. [more]

Drift IV by Libby Lehman, 43 x 53 inches

January 16—March 22, 2009Personal Visions - Past Jurors Exhibition

"Personal Visions" is the current exhibition at Visions Art Quilt Gallery. The opening reception was held on January 16 and the show will run through March 22, 2009.

This unique exhibit features several pieces each from eight artists, all of whom were jurors for past Quilt Visions shows. Included in the line-up are Mary Anne Jordan (QV juror in 2008), Jean Ray Laury (1990), Jane Dunnewold (2006), Libby Lehman (1998), Liz Axford (2004), Joen Wolfrom (1992), Judith Content (2008), and Patricia Malarcher (2006). [more]

Stripes of Different Colors by Nancy Cordry, 49 x 46 inches

November 9, 2008—March 1, 2009Quilt Visions Biennial 2008: Contemporary Expressions

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION

The vision of Quilt Visions 2008: Contemporary Expressions is that art quilting is and should be treated as a fine art, like painting or sculpture.

Artistic expression is universal, and the criteria for judging it should vary only as techniques of execution and inherent aesthetics of media necessarily vary with the materials of the art. [more]

October 17, 2008—January 4, 2009Playing with a Full Deck - Art Quilts from the Warren and Nancy Brakensiek Contemporary Quilt Collection

Visions Art Quilt Gallery is happy to announce the arrival of "Playing With A Full Deck: Art Quilts from the Warren and Nancy Brakensiek Contemporary Quilt Collection."

These quilts were originally organized by Sue Pierce and circulated by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). This show is a fabulous collection of works by 56 artists (two pieces are collaborations) who have each interpreted one card of an entire deck of playing cards including two jokers. Many of the artists you'll recognize from the art quilt elite as well as other Quilt Visions exhibitions. [more]

Artist with Green Hat by Deidre Scherer

August 9—October 5, 2008Figuratively Speaking - Invitational Exhibition of 12 Artists Using the Human Body as Inspiration

Mark your calendar for our next exciting exhibition at the Gallery: "Figuratively Speaking" opens Saturday, August 9 and will feature 16 artists using the human form and face to tell a story or make a political, cultural or humorous statement about the human condition.

To add a new dimension to our opening reception, Annie Boyer from Jean Isaac's San Diego Dance Theater, will perform new choreography inspired by Maggie Rozycki-Hiltner's piece "Redwork Figures".

Koi #12 by Tim Harding

June 6—July 27, 2008Material Guys - Art Quilts by Bob Adams, John Garrett and Tim Harding

This latest exhibition at Visions Art Quilt Gallery introduces us to a distinctly male perspective on the art of the quilt.

It is interesting to see how the heritage of quilting inspires artists to move in startling new directions and yet their work still reflects the roots of the art form. [more]

Robo Sapien: Agent 5 by Kathy Weaver

April 4—May 25, 2008Transformations: Reverberations - Traveling Juried Exhibition of Work by Studio Art Quilt Associates members

Quilt Visions is please to announce the opening of our latest exhibition: Transformations: Reverberations.

This exhibition featuring selected work by artist members of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) will run from April 4 through May 25, with an opening reception, Friday, April 4, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. [more]

Bound to Please by Doshi

February 1—March 23, 2008California Fibers: Natural Forces - Works from a Coalition of Contemporary Fiber Artists

Quilt Visions is pleased to announce the opening of CALIFORNIA FIBERS: NATURAL FORCES.

This exhibition features selected pieces from a group of contemporary fiber artists who regularly exhibit work internationally. It will run from February 1 to March 23, with an opening reception February 1, from 5 to 7pm. [more]

November 10, 2007—January 13, 2008Fabric of the Imagination - Art by Quilt Visions Members

August 25—October 28, 2007Three Voices / Three Visions - Elizabeth Barton, Katie Pasquini Masopust, Fran Skiles

June 16—August 5, 2007Thomas Contemporary Art Quilt Collection

April 14—June 3, 2007Miriam Nathan-Roberts - Retrospective

In a Different Vein by Elia Woods, 36 x 28 inches

November 12, 2006—January 21, 2007Quilt Visions Biennial 2006

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION

The vision of Quilt Visions 2006 is that art quilting is and should be treated as a fine art, just as painting and sculpture. Artistic expression is universal, and the criteria for judging it should vary only as techniques of execution and inherent aesthetics of medium necessarily vary with the materials of the art. Specific goals for our jurors, as scholarly art critics, are to select work for this show that reflects the universality of artistic expression and to report in their comments on how this show displays art quilting in the broader contemporary art context.

The Language Police by Jette Clover, 40 x 55 inches

November 7, 2004—January 16, 2005Quilt Visions Biennial 2004

JURYING PHILOSOPHY

We define a work of art as a work that is in some way extraordinary. It is expressive and invites us to see ourselves and the world anew, or inspires us in a new way.

We want the best in quiltmaking today. It is certainly not our intention to shock the public. While it is important to represent the range of today's quiltmaking, it is equally important that each quilt possess a vitality of its own and be able to stand alone as well as work with the other quilts to provide an exhibition that somehow "gels" together. [more]

Color Squares by Carol Schepps, 56 x 56 inches

November 2, 2002—January 5, 2003Quilt Visions Biennial 2002

JURYING PHILOSOPHY

We define a work of art as a work that is in some way extraordinary. It is expressive and invites us to see ourselves and the world anew, or inspires us in a new way.

We want the best in quiltmaking today. It is certainly not our intention to shock the public. While it is important to represent the range of today's quiltmaking, it is equally important that each quilt possess a vitality of its own and be able to stand alone as well as work with the other quilts to provide an exhibition that somehow "gels" together. [more]