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Quilt Photography by Gregory Case

 

Resume

Education:

  • BA Studio Art, San Jose State University, 2009, Summa Cum Laude

  • BA Speech Pathology & Audiology, San Jose State University, 1982

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Exhibits

Solo:

  • San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, Lines, Angles & Spaces.  3 Woman show of architectural quilts.  

       October -November, 2016

  • Featured Artist, Morgan Hill 10th Anniversary Quilt and Fibers Arts Show, 2013

  •  Artist in Residence, Empty Spools, Asilomar, California, May, 2012

  • Solo Gallery Exhibition; San Jose State University, San Jose, California, October, 2010

  • Exhibition in the Office of the President, San Jose State University, San Jose, California,

November, 2010-May, 2011

 

Juried:

  • Junctures: San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles.  October 20-November 26, 2017

  • Art Quilts-Works by Members of Studio Art Quilt Associates.  California Heritage Museum, 

December 9, 2017-March 18, 2018.  Carnegie Arts Center April 5-May 27, 2018.

  • Concrete & Grasslands: Studio Art Quilt Associates.  Grants Pass Museum of Art, Grants Pass, OR.  

June 10-July 29, 2016.  Will tour England and Ireland in Fall 2017.

  • California Inspirations II: Studio Art Quilt Associates, SJ Quilt Museum May-July 2016, Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA October-November 2016

  • Maloof Foundation and Craft in America, California Handmade: State of the Arts, June 7, 2015-January 2, 2016.  Maloof Foundation, Alta Loma, CA

  • Olive Hyde Art Gallery, 47th Annual Textile Exhibition, June 19-July 18, 2015.  

  • San Luis Obispo Museum of Art and the Central Coast Craftmakers, Dimensions 2014, Juried by Carol Sauvion,  Creator & Executive Producer of Craft in America.   2014

  • San Francisco Public Library, Contemporary Quilt and Fiber Artists, Primal  Green II, 2014

  • International Quilt Show Houston, Texas, SAQA Seasonal Palette, Juried by Kathleen McCabe & Vicki Mangum, 2012

  • Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange, Texas, Juried by Karey Bresenhan, January-March 2013, (Seasonal Palette)

  • National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky (Seasonal Palette).  My work was chosen to represent Autumn in a collage of the four season on show merchandise, 2013

  • International Quilt Festival, Long Beach, California,   (Seasonal Palette) August 2013,           

  • New Quilts of Northern California; Pacific International Quilt Festival, Santa Clara, California, Juried by Northern California Quilt Council into shows 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013

  • Stitched and Layered; Blue Line Arts Gallery, Roseville, California, Juried by Merle Axelrad, UC Davis, June-July, 2013

  • Put Your Best Foot Forward; Creative Framing & Gallery, Oakland, California, Juried by Heather Piazza, April-May, 2013

  • Art of the Blues, Cinema Place Gallery, Hayward, California, Juried by the Hayward Arts Council, June-July, 2011

  • Fabric Art: Art Quilts Plus; Cinema Place Gallery, Hayward, California, Juried by the Hayward Arts Council, September-November, 2011

  • National Small Art Quilt Works; Main Street Gallery, Groton, New York, 2007

  • Expressions: The Art Quilt; Ricky Tims Art Quilt Studio & Gallery, La Veta, Colorado, Juried by Ricky Tims, September, 2006-January, 2007

  • Museum of the American Quilter’s Society Paducah, Kentucky, 2007 Machine Quilters Exposition: Manchester, New Hampshire, 2007

  • American Quilters Society Quilter’s Exposition; Nashville, Tennessee

 

Group Shows:

  • Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento, CA.  Studio Art Quilt Associates featuring four Northern California Fiber Artists, June-July, 2014

  • San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles.  FiberShots Community Challenge in conjunction with Tasty! too: Food Inspired Quilts, January-April 2014 

  • Festival Internacional de Patchwork e Arts Afins, Curitiba, Brazil, August 27-30, 2014

  • New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, Massachusetts, April 5- July 6, 2015

  • Carrefour European du Patchwork, Alsace, France, September 16-19, 2015

  • Vicenza Festival, Vicenza, Italy, October 2015

  • Taiwan International Quilt Exhibition 2016, National Tainan Living Art Center, Tainan City, Taiwan, April 20-May 29, 2016

 

Public Space Art:

  • Santa Clara County Headquarters Building, Executive floor

  • Silicon Valley FACES, community assistance program office

 

Invitational:

  • Mizuho Town Quilt Association; Tokyo, Japan, Sister Cities Exchange, 2006, 2011, 2014

 

Publications:

2019

  • Geri Patterson-Kutras  A Community Expresses Itself Through Quilting, Quilting Arts Magazine ​​June/July 2019, pages 83-86

2015

  • California Handmade: State of the Arts, Emily Zaiden

2016

  • Inspirations II, No. CA/Nevada SAQA, Terry Jarrard-Dimond, Juror, Dolores Miller, Currator, 2016

  • Concrete & Grasslands: Kristin La Flamme, SAQA, 2016

2013

  • Seasonal Palette; Vicki Mangum & Kathleen McCabe, SAQA, 2012

  • People & Portraits; Martha Sielman, Lark, 2013

  • Quilters Newsletter; eyeQ, June/July, 2013

  • SAQA Journal; Seasonal Palette, Spring issue, 2013

  • American Quilters Society, Art Quilt Calendar, 2009, by invitation from Klaudeen Hansen, Editor

  • 1000 Artist Trading Cards; 2007, Patricia Bolton, Quarry Books

Lecturing and Teaching

  • Guest Lecturer and teacher
     

Other Activities:

  • My commitment to the Fiber Arts has lead me to serve for the past three years as the Scholarship Chairperson for the South Valley Quilt Association.  In this role I have contacted colleges in the Bay Area to identify students as candidates for scholarships which help them with the cost of their academic pursuits as fiber artists.  As an artist I believe in giving back to my community and helping emerging artists achieve their goals.

  • I have also served as the Chairperson for a children’s Quilt Camp.  I helped to develop a program for children to spend a week each summer to learn the art of quilting and its forms both traditional and artistic.  The camp is provided to the children at a nominal cost and scholarships are provided to those children whose families cannot afford the tuition.  

  • As a volunteer I have taught children's art classes in both private and public school settings.  It is always a rewarding opportunity to work with children and introduce them to the wonderful world of their own creativity, artists, and art work.