Aaron Fein, "Worry Flag: War & Peace (detail)"

The Art of Labor: Juried Members Exhibition 2018

Held in partnership with the San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles (SJMQT) in San Jose, CA.

July 22 – October 14, 2018

San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles
520 S. First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
July 22, 2018: Opening Reception, 3-5:00pm


Using the word “Labor” as a point of departure, jurors Carole Frances Lung (Frau Fiber) and Amy DiPlacido selected fiber-based, or textile-inspired work by artists exploring the many possible definitions of the term and its relationship to art.



Exhibiting Artists

Jim Arendt, Miriiam Basart, Claire Benn, Jessica Blaustein, Georger-Ann Bowers, Rachel Breen, Ryan Carrington, Sonja Dahl, April Dauscha, Sara Drower, Margaret Jo Feldman, Ianna Frisby, Karen Gustafson, Laurin Guthrie, Marty Jonas, Janet Kawada, Dong Kyu Kim, Nancy Kozikowski, Alysha Kufperer, Lucia LaVeilla-Havelin, Jeannet Leendertse, Jennifer Linemer, Christine LoFaso, Penny Maltby, Teddy Milder, Erin Miller, Shannon Molter, Joy Ray, Emelie Rondahl, and Melinda K.P. Stees.


Amy DiPlacido is a visual artist and curator based in Northern California. Her work documents the passage of time and perception through installation, collage and drawing. She is an artist in resident at the Cubberley Artists Studio Program in Palo Alto, CA. She has exhibited her work at Westmoreland Museum of Art, Fuller Craft Museum and Interlochen Center for the Arts. As the Curator of Exhibitions at San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, she has collaborated on shows involving historic, ethnographic and contemporary fashion and textiles. She has an M.F.A. in Fiber from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a B.F.A. in Fiber from Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Carole Frances Lung is a soft guerilla activist, artist, and academic living in Long Beach, CA. Through her alter ego Frau Fiber, Carole utilizes a hybrid of playful activism, cultural criticism, research and spirited crafting of one of a kind garment production performances investigating the human cost of mass production and consumption, addressing issues of value and time, through the thoroughly hand-made construction and salvaging of garments. She has exhibited extensively nationally and internationally. Carole is an Associate Professor at California State University Los Angeles where she was recently named a Fellow for the Public Good.

Important Dates

  • Exhibition Dates: July 22-October 14 2018
  • Opening Reception: July 22, 2018

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