Exhibitions

Browse through all exhibitions that currently take place. We also provide information about future exhibitions and exhibitions from the past.

45th Anniversary Exhibition: New Directions

United States

Event Dates

The exhibition is opened from February 09, 2022 until July 03, 2022.

Artist

Michelle Wilson and Anne Beck

Opening Hours

SJMQT will be REOPENING on February 10, 2022. This date is TENTATIVE and subject to change. The Museum will continue to closely monitor City, County, and State guidelines as we navigate this rapidly changing pandemic.

The organizers are limiting the museum’s capacity to provide adequate social distancing for the visitors. All visitors are encouraged to book an appointment in advance. A limited number of walk-in spots are available each day. While reservations are not required, they are the best way to guarantee entry.

Thursday 11am - 3 pm
Friday 11 am - 3 pm, 4 pm - 7 pm
Saturday - Sunday 11 am - 3 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday closed

To reserve a visit time, please visit:
https://calendly.com/sjmqt/visit?month=2022-02

 

Location

San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles
520 South First Street,
San Jose, CA

More Information

The Rhinoceros Project, the collaborative duo of Anne Beck and Michelle Wilson, will have work as part of this upcoming exhibition at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles.
This special anniversary exhibition highlights recent acquisitions at San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles in a series of thematic installations spanning three galleries. Both the specific artworks and broader themes explored in this survey reflect the diverse reasons our Museum seeks and acquires new works. New Directions prominently features recent artwork from SJMQT's Artist in Residence program. Established in 2016, this program supports local artists with on-site studio space and opportunities to exhibit work in the Museum’s Maker Space Gallery. This program has deepened the Museum’s commitment to supporting contemporary artists from or working in the Bay Area, including the Rhinoceros Project.
Works of art gifted by the Museum’s many donors and patrons appear in each section of New Directions. Their generosity and dedication allow us to expand SJMQT’s collections and cultivate curiosity, wonder, and excitement in our audiences.

Further information:
www.michellewilsonprojects.com
www.annebeckprojects.com
www.sjquiltmuseum.org


ArtDialog Exhibition Cycle No. 5

Switzerland

Event Dates

The exhibition is opened from June 15, 2022 until July 03, 2022.

Artist

Therese Weber and other Artists

Opening Hours


June 15, 22, 29, 2022 at 4 - 7 pm
June 17, 24 and July 01, 2022 at 4 - 7 pm
June 18 and July 02, 2022 at 1 - 5 pm
June 19, 26 and July 03 at 1 - 7 pm

Location

a.a.1 KulturRaum Arlesheim
atelierhaus arlesheim
Fabrikmattenweg 1 CH-4144 Arlesheim

More Information

Cultural diversity opens up fields of relationships that invite dialogues. What began as a collaboration in 2016 with KulturDialog Armenia, has expanded into a structure of artistic positions and ways of thinking in 2022. Artists from four countries are represented. The focus is on cultural exchange as well as knowledge. 

Further information:
https://www.atelierhaus-arlesheim.ch
https://www.thereseweber.ch

Also open by appointment. 
tw@thereseweber.ch
+41 76 490 91 07


12. Nordhäuser Grafikpreis der Ilsetraut Glock-Grabe Stiftung

Germany

Event Dates

The exhibition is opened from May 22, 2022 until July 03, 2022.

Artist

Heike Berl and other Artists

Opening Hours

Award Ceremony
May 22, 2022 at 11 am

Exhibition Opening Hours
Tuesday to Sunday 10 am - 5 pm

Location

Kunsthaus Meyenburg
Alexander-Puschkin-Str. 31
99734 Nordhausen

More Information

The 12th Nordhausen Graphic Prize of the Ilsetraut Glock Grabe Foundation:
In 2022, the Ilsetraut Glock-Grabe Foundation will award the Nordhausen Graphic Prize for the 12th time. The award ceremony be part of the special exhibition at Kunsthaus Meyenburg. The exhibition presents works by 15 artists nominated for the Nordhausen Graphic Prize, who work in the field of artistic graphics (etching, drawing, woodcut, serigraphy, etc.), selected by a professional jury.

Further information:
www.nordhausen.de/kultur/museen/museen.php?ID=22753#ID23940
www.heike-berl.de




Le Grand Bleu- New Horizons

Bulgaria

Event Dates

The exhibition is opened from July 01, 2022 until July 14, 2022.

Artist

Valentin Bakardjiev

Location

Gallery Constrast
ul. "Tsar Samuil" 49
1000 Sofia Center
Sofia

More Information

For many years, Valentin Bakardjiev has been working on his project, Le Grand Bleu. Applying ancient craft techniques he takes them to a fine art level. Valentin applies the Shibori technique with Indigo and ink on different papers including 300 year-old handmade Japanese papers, other washi, calligraphy, and recycled papers. He layers many semi-transparent papers, exploring the possibility of creating the deepest blue as symbol of an endless sky and the deepest ocean.

Valentin Bakardjiev was awarded the Bulgarian Prize at the Amateras Annual Exhibition, Competition of Paper Art, 2021. Valentin participated last year for the first time and impressed the jury with his monumental but elegant approach to the construction of his works. Le Grand Bleu project is part of the author's main researches.

Further information:
https://www.gallerycontrast.com/en
https://artbakard.com/Le-Grand-Bleu


From Adam to Zielonka - The Art Collection of the Saxon Medical Association

Germany

Event Dates

The exhibition is opened from April 29, 2022 until July 17, 2022.

Artist

Heike Berl and other Saxon Artists

Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday 9 am - 6 pm
Friday 9 am - 4 pm

Location

Sächsische Landesärztekammer
Schützenhöhe 16
01099 Dresden

More Information

25th anniversary of the SLÄK (the Saxon Medical Association) art exhibition with works by artists who have exhibited since 2012.
A catalog will be published by Sandstein Verlag.

Further information:
www.heike-berl.de
https://www.slaek.de/de/04/veranstaltungen.php


"Paper haiku" - exhibition at the Paper Art Gallery of the Museum of Papermaking

Poland

Event Dates

The exhibition is opened from January 15, 2022 until July 25, 2022.

Artist

Małgorzata Antoszewska-Moneta

Opening Hours

November to April
Tuesday to Sunday 9 am - 3 pm

May to August:
Monday to Saturday 9 am - 6 pm
Sunday 9 am - 4 pm

October to November:
Monday to Saturday 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday 9 am - 4 pm

Location

Museum of Papermaking in Duszniki-Zdrój
Kłodzka 42
57-340 Duszniki-Zdrój, Poland

More Information

Haiku - is Japanese poetry, accurately and in a very simple way expressing thoughts; haiku is related to the philosophy of zen which in art is characterized by subtlety, aesthetic minimalism and abandonment of one's own "I".
The exhibition "Paper haiku" is the visualization of those values.

The artworks of Małgorzata Antoszewska - Moneta are dominated by elements of far eastern culture because of her stay in Japan, where she learned the art of making Japanese paper called washi in the studio of Isao Nakamura, as well as calligraphy and woodcut; as the artist says: "... it decided about one of my artistic paths, influenced the others"; apart from the paper sphere, the artist deals with painting, unique photography and graphics.


PAPER ON SKIN

Australia

Event Dates

The exhibition is opened from June 23, 2022 until July 30, 2022.

Artist

Aïdée Bernard, Hanne Frey Husø and other Artists

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday 9 am - 2 pm
Sunday closed

Location

Devonport Regional Gallery
Paranaple Arts Centre
Market Square
145 Rooke Street
Devonport TAS 7310

More Information

'Paper on Skin' invited Australian and international artists to embrace the challenge of designing a wearable garment made from at least 80% paper. 'Paper on Skin' draws together the past and the future, reflecting and respecting a sense of place, whist inviting and inspiring innovation and beauty.
Beginning in 2012,'Paper on Skin' involves a suite of activities including the competition, gala event, exhibition and workshops. In 2020 a film version was made - an addition the event will continue in 2022.

Further information:
https://www.paperonskin.com


Fibers From Elsewhere

France

Event Dates

The exhibition is opened from June 01, 2022 until July 30, 2022.

Artist

Aïdée Bernard

Opening Hours

Daily 2 pm - 6 pm

Location

Abbadialle Maison Des Arts
Arras en Lavedan

More Information

For 18 years, Aïdée Bernard has been experimenting with the transformation of local plants into paper fibers. In 2019 and 2020, she decided to go and meet the Japanese paper masters. From her travels, she brings back diaphanous works of art that meet traditional Japanese techniques and her creativity, inspired directly by the plants during her walks and gatherings in Japanese forests and gardens.

Further information:
https://www.abbadiale.fr/


Nature Art Cube Exhibition

Korea

Event Dates

The exhibition is opened from June 01, 2022 until August 10, 2022.

Artist

Bara Lehmann-Schulz, Tanja Major, and other Artists

Opening Hours

10 am - 6 pm

Location

Geumgang Nature Art Center
8 Yeonmisangogae-gil
Gongju

More Information


The Nature Art Cube Exhibition is a global nature art movement planned by Korea Nature Artists’ Association, Yatoo, and has been conducted as one of the indoor exhibitions of Geumgang Nature Art Biennale. It is a program that seeks to interpret and broaden awareness of nature in various ways of thinking and expression in a 12cm cube. A catalogue will be available.

Further information:
 http://www.natureartbiennale.org/en/


Fruits Exquis

Canada

Event Dates

The exhibition is opened from June 02, 2022 until August 13, 2022.

Artist

Renée Lavaillante and Geneviève Rocher

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Thursday 10 am - 7 pm
Closed Sunday

Location

Bibliothèque des sciences-Campus MIL -Hall du jardin
1375 Avenue Thérèse-Lavoie-Roux
Montréal, Québec

More Information

The Centre d'exposition de l'Université de Montréal presents the exhibition Fruits Exquis in collaboration with the Bibliothèque des sciences du Complexe des sciences du Campus MIL. Renée Lavaillante and Geneviève Rocher, artists with distinct practices, come together for a time to explore the ephemeral material of citrus paper. Curator : Myriam Bariault Fortin.

The common desire of the artists is to explore light, lines, and colors on glass walls. Because of the presence of glass wall divisions and the abundance of large windows, the Science Library, at the Science Complex on the MIL Campus of the Université de Montréal, is a perfect place to present these works that delicately dialogue with the specificities of this place.

Further information:
https://www.centre-expo-udem.com/fruits-exquis


The Embrace

United States

Event Dates

The exhibition is opened from June 03, 2022 until August 20, 2022.

Artist

Karen Olson

Opening Hours

Artist Reception,
June 3, 2022 5 to 8 pm,
Waterfall Arts, Belfast, Maine

Artist Talk
June 18, 2022 at 10 am,
Hide of Tide Trail, Belfast, Maine

Location

Waterfall Arts, Belfast, Maine
256 High St, Belfast,
ME 04915

More Information

Forest bathing, interconnectedness, and interpersonal relationships; an immersive installation of photography, video, paper sculpture, and fiber sculpture. 

Further information:
https://waterfallarts.org/event/exhibition-opening-the-embrace-karen-olson/
https://www.karenolsonphotography.com/show-the-embrace


26 YEARS - 26 ARTISTS

Germany

Event Dates

The exhibition is opened from June 06, 2022 until August 28, 2022.

Artist

Heike Berl and other Artists

Opening Hours

Sundays 2 - 6 pm

Location

Atelierhof Werenzhain
Werenzhainer Hauptstr. 76
03253 Doberlug-Kirchhain OT Werenzhain

More Information

26 artists of the art association exhibit for the first time in the newly renovated rooms. A cross-section of the current artistic work of the art association is presented in the gallery spaces: Painting, drawing, sculpture, object, installation, multi-media.

The Atelierhof Werenzhain with a floor space of about 7000 square meters includes, among other things, a main house with stage hall, gallery, gallery store, café, former barns and stables.

Further information:
https://www.atelierhof-werenzhain.de/
https://www.heike-berl.de/


Sculpter Les Mots

Switzerland

Event Dates

The exhibition is opened from June 11, 2022 until September 18, 2022.

Artist

Marie-Claire Meier and Jean-Dominique Humbert

Opening Hours

Wednesday to Sunday 2 pm - 5 pm
Monday, Tuesday closed


Location

Musée de Charmey
Les Charrières 1,
1637 Val-de-Charmey

More Information

Marie-Claire Meier and Jean-Dominique Humbert shape the imprint of the moment. They make us feel the rustle of the envelope, the layers of paper, the suspended dresses, then the murmur of the gesture and the line. They sculpt fragments of time that lull us into the love and fragility of things. From their material, they extract a story, a memory, which they whisper to us through the textures and the breath of words.

Further information:
https://www.musee-charmey.ch/expositions/sculpter-les-mots-marie-claire-meier-papier-jean-dominique-humbert-ecriture/


FIBER - FABRIC - PAPER

Germany

Event Dates

The exhibition is opened from July 03, 2022 until September 18, 2022.

Artist

Anke Meixner, Heike Berl, and other Artists

Opening Hours

The open air exhibition is accessible at all times.
On Fridays from 3 to 6 p.m., the project manager Ute Fürstenberg is present and available for discussions and guided tours.

Location

Bahnhofsgelände
16845 Großderschau

More Information

During this year's Land Art Symposium, invited artists from Germany and Switzerland will focus on the old fiber plants hemp and flax. Afterwards, an open-air exhibition will take place on the former railroad site in Großderschau.

http://faserstoffpapier2022.zentrumfuerpapier.de/
https://anke-meixner.de/
https://www.heike-berl.de/


Pura Vida Lahr 2022

Germany

Event Dates

The exhibition is opened from May 22, 2022 until September 25, 2022.

Artist

Ale Rambar

Opening Hours

Vernissage
May 22, 2022 at 11 am

Opening Hours
Thursday to Friday 2 - 5 pm
Saturday to Sunday 11 am - 5 pm

Art Tours
May 22 at 5 pm; June 18 at 5 pm; July 16 at 5 pm; August 20 at 5 pm; September 17 at 5 pm

Location

Villa Jamm Museum, Stadtpark
Kaiserstraße 105
77933 Lahr

More Information

The Regional Foundation of Sparkasse Offenburg/Ortneau, the city of Lahr (Germany), and the city of Alajuela (Costa Rica) are proud to present 'Pura Vida Lahr 2022'. The art exhibition in the Black Forest near Stuttgart features 12 Costa Rican sculptors who work in mediums wood, metal, stone and paper. 12 paper art sculptures by the Costa Rican paper artist Ale Rambar will be presented in the exhibition which is held in the Villa Jamm Museum, located in the Central Park of Lahr.
'Pura Vida Lahr' is an event that happens every 10 years, which seeks to launch Costa Rican artistic talent into Germany.

Further information:
https://www.lahr.de/city-park.89434.htm
https://www.alerambar.com


42TH MINI PRINT INTERNATIONAL DE CADAQUES 2022

Spain

Event Dates

The exhibition is opened from June 30, 2022 until September 30, 2022.

Artist

Elisabeth Jobin-Sanglard

Opening Hours

Daily 6 pm - 9 pm

Location

Gallery Taller Fort in Cadaques
Carrer Hort d'en sanès 9
17498 Cadaquès , Girona

More Information


International print exhibition showcasing printmaking techniques and tendencies. The exhibition is organized by Association for Dissemination of International Graphic Arts.

Since 1995, the exhibition has been shown annually in l'Etangd'Art Gallery in Bagnes, France, in the UK, and in Cadaques, Spain. In addition there are national and international shows which may take place sporadically.

Further information:
https://miniprint.org/


21st Lessedra World Art Mini Print

Bulgaria

Event Dates

The exhibition is opened from June 15, 2022 until October 30, 2022.

Artist

Elisabeth Jobin-Sanglard and other Artists

Opening Hours

Contact gallery for hours.

Location

Gallery Lessedra
25, Milin Kamak Street
Lozenetz
1164 Sofia

More Information

Elizabeth Jobin-Sanglard shows her digital prints of her paper work, Collage Jeu De Cerlces.
 
Further information:
http://lessedra.com/annual.php


2022 Paper Biennial - Transition - The Cube Universe

Netherlands

Event Dates

The exhibition is opened from June 26, 2022 until November 13, 2022.

Artist

Valentin Bakardjiev

Opening Hours

Tuesday to Sunday 11 am - 5 pm
Closed Monday

Location

Museum Rijswijk
Herenstraat 67
2282 BR
Rijswijk

More Information

For many years, Valentin Bakardjiev has been working on his project, Le Grand Bleu. Applying ancient craft techniques he takes them to a fine art level. He applies the Shibori technique with Indigo and ink on different papers including 300 year-old handmade Japanese papers, other washi, calligraphy, and recycled papers. He layers many semi-transparent papers, exploring the possibility of creating the deepest blue as symbol of an endless sky and the deepest ocean.

The Cube Universe is the first interactive installation that Valentin Bakardjiev developed under this research. He gives the viewers chance to feel that they can have the universe in their hands and to see the problems around us in different perspectives. Having The Cube Universe literally in your hands is to understand how responsibility acting as a small individual is important to influence the future.

“The ancient crafts I use come from an era when our planet was still clean. I’m putting my work in a new context of sustainability and multidisciplinary art.”

Further information:
https://museumrijswijk.nl/index.php
https://artbakard.com/The-Cube-Universe-Le-Grand-Bleu


Material Thinking

China

Event Dates

The exhibition is opened from June 20, 2022 until November 20, 2022.

Artist

Helene Tschacher, Aïdée Bernard, Bornemisza Eszter, Mali Klein, Sefi Gal and other Artists

Opening Hours

Monday to Sunday 9 am - 9 pm

Location

Haitian Sky Art Center, Qingdao,
No 17 Hong Kong Middle Road,
Shinan district, Qingdao

More Information

"Material Thinking" 1st International Contemporary Material Art Biennale received 2066 artworks from 80 countries and districts all over the world. 1196 pieces of artworks were submitted from overseas and 870 pieces of artworks from China. The artworks were selected by the international jury committee anonymously. 150 artworks were finally selected for the Biennale, including 82 artworks from overseas and 68 artworks from China.

Host: Tsinghua University Qingdao Guoxin Group
Academic Support: IMAS, Tsinghua Art, International Material Art Study
Organized by: Contemporary Art Institute, Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University
Qingdao Conson Hai Tian Center Construction Co. LTD
Qingdao Conson Culture Tourism Management Co. LTD

Further information:
https://www.international-material-art-study.org/biennale


Worktitel - Mykobütten Symbiotic und Bulge

Germany

Event Dates

The exhibition is opened from February 26, 2022 until December 31, 2022.

Artist

Tanja Major and other Artists

Opening Hours

Friday - Sunday 10 am to 5 pm

Location

HdP Haus des Papiers
Coca-Cola-House
Seydelstraße 30 / Ecke Elisabeth-Mara-Straße
10117 Berlin-Mitte

More Information

‘Mykobütten’ by Tanja Major Handmade MUSHROOM PAPER - made from 100% mushrooms:
"My handmade mushroom paper artworks show new possibilities of paper making, they are made of almost 100% mushrooms and are therefore ‘compostable or sustainable art’ that can be returned to nature or the forest. The fascination with mushrooms has led me to work artistically with their substance and the pigments extracted from them since September 2020." 

Further information:
handmade mushroompaper art
www.fungi-paper.de
www.hausdespapiers.com