California Fibers: Inside and Out

Visions Museum of Textile Art


California Fibers, founded in 1970, supports artistic growth and professional advancement for contemporary Southern California fiber artists. The imagination and superb craftsmanship of these artists place them in the highest echelons of their fields. The group has an extensive exhibition history in the USA and abroad. Many of its members are well-represented in museums and private collections and are recipients of prestigious awards from around the world. Their creative expression includes weaving, basketry, sculpture, quilting, embroidery, felting, surface design, knitting, crochet, wearables, and mixed media.

California Fibers: Inside Out features the work of fourteen members – Linda Anderson, Olivia Batchelder, Charlotte Bird, Carrie Burckle, Doshi, Polly Jacobs Giacchina, Lydia Tjioe Hall, Brecia Kralovic-Logan, Kathy Nida, Michael F. Rohde, Rebecca Smith, Cameron Taylor-Brown, Debby Weiss, and Peggy Weidemann.


In considering artwork for California Fibers: Inside Out, juror Carolyn Kallenborn settled into three main ideas addressing the theme of ‘Inside Out’. These themes guided the creation of an exhibition that sits well together and in conversation.
  • A tangled, crazy world – a first reaction to the unprecedented time we live in where everything is upended and it is hard to grasp what is happening.
  • A contemplative space – a quiet space, either in nature or inside ourselves where we go to find balance and respite from the craziness in the world.
  • An interior space – a visual representation of the physicality of ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ or a close look at things deep inside and unseen.


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