Saturday, December 05, 2009

Exhibition Proposals: San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

Deadline: Ongoing

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

Exhibition Proposals

The San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles is the first museum in the United States dedicated to quilts and textiles as an art form. The Museum welcomes exhibition proposals year-round from artists working in the fiber arts.

Each proposal must include the following:
1. Exhibition Proposal/Artist Statement: Please clearly state why the SJMQT is an appropriate venue for your proposal.
2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume
3. Slides or CD: 10 slides labeled and or 10 good quality digital images (at least 300 dpi, approximately 5” x 7”)
4. A list of images with title, date, dimensions, materials, and technique.
5. If sending a CD, please also include all requested documents (items 1, 2, and 4 above) on the CD as Word or PDF files.
6. Press coverage you and your work has garnered, including things like articles (newspaper, magazine, web), reviews, interviews, etc.
7. A self-address stamped envelope to receive a response to your submission.

Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis and will be reviewed quarterly by the Curator. Due to the high volume of proposals received by the Museum, response time may vary. A response will be mailed if you include a self-addressed envelope with appropriate postage with your submission.

Download Exhibition Proposal Guidelines: Artist Submissions [pdf]

Visit website for complete details:

Deborah Corsini, Curator
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
520 South First Street
San Jose, California 95113
Phone: 408.971.0323
Fax: 408.971.7226


The mission of the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles is to promote the art, craft and history of quilts and textiles.

Textile art transcends cultural, ethnic, age and gender boundaries and encompasses traditional as well as contemporary forms. The museum provides a serious venue for all artists working with textiles, filling a void left by larger institutions with a narrower view of what defines artistic expression. Its exhibits and programs promote the appreciation of quilts and textiles as art and provide an understanding of their role in the lives of their makers, in cultural traditions, and as historical documents.