Visions Museum of Textile Art began as Quilt San Diego, a non-profit arts organization founded in 1985 to promote contemporary quilt making as fine art. The organization’s mission was to present the prestigious, international, juried Quilt Visions biennial which was hosted at various museums in the San Diego area. In 2007, volunteers organized a community build and created our permanent location in the arts district at Liberty Station in San Diego, California.
VMOTA now features 20 exhibitions per year including the Online Exhibits, Member Challenges, and the Quilt Visions and Interpretations biennials. The museum also presents lectures and workshops by noted quilt and textile artists.
Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
Playing with a Full Deck / January 21 – May 27, 2023
Playing with a Full Deck is a collection of 54 art quilts, each depicting a single deck of the card. The works were created by 56 artists (two of the quilts were created by spouses working as a team). The array of artists happily ensured a variety of styles, techniques, innovations, and aesthetics that, as the catalog proclaimed, provide a snapshot of the medium of art quilting in the late 20th century.
CONSEQUENCES: Observations from the Warming North – Ree Nancaeeow / January 21 – May 27, 2023
Ree Nancarrow’s work draws on her deep love of nature, extensive knowledge of the natural world, and deep concern about climate change. A long-time Alaska resident, Nancarrow has watched climate change’s rapid advance in the northern climes. She expresses her concerns about the climate in her work, creating images and marks by silk-screening, deconstructed silk-screening, stenciling, stamping, painting, dying fabric, and photographing. She combines these images digitally and intuitively, often creating new color palettes to better express the mood. The surface of her work is elaborately quilted. Her vision and understanding of the natural world has been expanded by working collaboratively for more than a decade with scientists, musicians, and other artists.
Topaz Collages – Jeanie Kashima / January 21 – May 27, 2023
The Topaz in this exhibit refers to the Topaz Concentration Camp that was built in Utah in 1942 after President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. That order, signed on February 19, 1942, authorized the removal of 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry from the western states of the United States, from Washington to the state of California, to the interior of the country. Despite the fact that three quarters of the evacuees were American citizens, they were not allowed any due process in their removal. There was no evidence at that time and in the following years that any of the Japanese evacuees posed any danger to the people and the government of the United States.
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2825 Dewey Road, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92106
Wednesday and Thursday 10 am to 2 pm
Friday and Saturday 10 am to 4 pm
Closed Major Holidays
2825 Dewey Road, San Diego, CA