Exhibits

Current and Upcoming ExhibitsTesting Testing II Detail

All Things Considered VIII
July 9 to Aug 9, 2015. National Basketry Association, Grand Hand Gallery, St Paul, MN.
September 19 to November 8, 2015. Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, MA.
My indigo dyed coiled disk installation called “Testing Testing II” will be featured in this exciting exhibition. Catalogue available.

Natural Dye Showcase
August 3 to 28, 2015. Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA.

Pairings: Collaborative Works by Two or More Artists
August 19 to October 4, 2015. Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg, CA. Three bowls from the Mended Turnings series created Chuck Quibell and me will be exhibited.                                                                                                                                                                                    

Recent Exhibits

Fiber Directions
March 27 to May 10, 2015. Juror’s exhibit, Wichita Center for the Arts National Exhibition, Wichita, KS.

For more of Barbara Shapiro’s exhibitions, see Selected Exhibitions.

Teaching

Upcoming Classes

“A Greener Indigo” Workshop
August 22 – 23, 2015. Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA.
Vat dyed itajime and painting on cellulose with nature’s perfect blue.

“Painting and Stamping with Thickened Indigo” Workshop
February 9 – 10, 2016. Southern California Weaving Guild, Los Angeles, CA.

“The Magic of Indigo” Presentation
February 11, 2016. Inland Empire Weaving Guild, San Bernardino County, CA.

Semi-Private or Group Classes

I offer semi-private and group indigo and basketry classes.  Contact me for more information.

Recent Classes

“All Coiled Up!” Basketry Workshop
June 28, 2015 .  Walnut Creek Civic Arts, Walnut Creek, CA.
A one day class in coiled basketry.

“Slow Fiber Tour to Japan” Lecture
April 26, 2015. Ethnic Textile Study Group, De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA. 

“Sources of Inspiration: The Narrative Vessel” Worksop
March 20-22, 2015. Tucson Weaving Guild, Tucson, AZ.

“The Craft of Textiles”
May 8, 2014, Artists Speak about Contemporary Craft, De Young Museum, San Francisco, CA.
Other participants included Clifford Rainey (glass), John Toki (clay), Barbara Holmes (wood), and Jack Da Silva (metal).

“Sources of Inspiration and Basketry” Combination Workshop
July 2013. In conjunction with serving as a juror for a Fiber Artists of Oklahoma exhibit at the new Hardesty Art Center, Tulsa, OK.

TSA Symposium
September 19-22, 2012. I spoke about three extraordinary West Coast textile artists. The paper I presented is available on Digital CommonsTSA Symposium, Washington, DC.

My recent review of the TSA Symposium 2014 tour to see the Kay Sekimachi/Bob Stocksdale exhibit at the Mingei Museum in San Diego will soon be available on Digital Commons as well.

Check the website for information on how to view all of the papers.

Other

Blog Interview for ACC
Five Questions,” Blog interview for The American Craft Council

Mended Turning PairMended Turnings
I continue to enjoy doing the collaborative series with Chuck Quibell that we call “Mended Turnings.” We have won awards and have been exhibited at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art and elsewhere. I find responding to Chuck’s beautiful turned wood bowls most gratifying.

Museum of Craft and Folk Art
I sold my baskets and woven works at the Museum of Craft and Folk Art since it moved to the new location on Yerba Buena Lane in downtown San Francisco. I loved my work as a docent there.  MOCFA closed December 1, 2012, after 30 years of great exhibits. We will all miss this extraordinary San Francisco institution.

Baulines Craft Guild
As a Master Member of the prestigious Baulines Craft Guild, I enjoy participating in all of their activities including annual exhibits.

Textile Society of America
As a Board Member at Large of the Textile Society of America (TSA), I enjoyed four years of stimulating work with some extraordinary scholars and artists. What a wonderful organization.

Please take a look at the TSA website and consider joining this very important organization that provides an international forum for the exchange and dissemination of information about textiles worldwide, from artistic, cultural, economic, historic, political, social, and technical perspectives.

The Textile Society of America’s next Symposium will take place in Savannah, GA, October 19-23, 2016.

Contact Barbara Shapiro to learn more about any of these events.