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Solo Exhibits

"Portrait Quilts: Artist's Exhibit, The Shorenstein Building, 45 Fremont St., San Francisco, CA, June 10, 2000 to August 12, 2000.

Thirteen Moons Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, March 31 - April 26, 2000.

AirTouch Corporate Gallery, November, 1999 through January 2000.

Memories, Dreams & Reflections" one-woman show at New Pieces Gallery, July 1-31, 1994, Berkeley CA.

National and International Exhibits and Tours

Two-woman show of 25 of Alice's works will be part of International Quilt Week Yokohama, Japan Nov. 1 through 11, 2012.

Alice's fiber composition "No Hard Hats Required" was selected for a Juror's Choice Award in the national juried exhibition "Consequences" at the Arc Gallery in San Francisco May 12 through June 2, 2012. The exhibition also included Alice's "Dude Who Stole My Money?."

The group exhibition "I'm a Frayed Knot" at Orange Coast College Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion in Costa Mesa, CA included four of Alice's works. February 11 through March 23, 2012.

"Faces of Color" exhibition at Bethune Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL, February 3 through March 30, 2012. The exhibit included Alice's quilt, "Majani."

"I Am America: Black Genealogy Through the Eye of an Artist" at the San Francisco Main Public Library included Alice's tribute quilt to her mother and grandfather, "All My Roads Lead Back to You." November 5, 2011 through February 2, 2012.

Alice’s quilt “Miles Ahead” will be traveling from November, 2011 to November 2014 to national and international venues as part of the “Masters 2” tour to promote the book, Masters: Art Quilts Volume 2.

Alice's quilt "Entre Nous," was accepted as part of the prestigious exhibition of contemporary quilting, Quilt National 2011. The Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, OH, May 27 - September 5, 2011, followed by national tour and accompanying book of the exhibit.

"500 Art Quilts" Exhibit at Houston International Quilt Festival, November 4-7, 2010.

"Figurative Expo 2010", Infinity Art Gallery, October 2010; online exhibition.

"Journey of Hope in America: Quilts Inspired by President Barack Obama" at the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce, Ohio from December18, 2009 to December 18, 2010. The exhibit is expected to travel thereafter throughout the United States for four years. Exhibit includes Alice's quilt, "We Are a Nation."

Two works ("Roots" and "Love in Bloom") were on display in the residence of the United States Ambassador to Namibia as part of the ART in Embassies Program, 2008 - 2010.

"Fiber Force: a Futuristic Approach" national touring exhibition 2008- 2009.

"Textural Rhythms: Constructing the Jazz Tradition", toured nationally from February, 2007 through 2010. Sixty four quilts (including Alice's "Miles Ahead") presented by the Women of Color Quilters Network displaying the interplay between jazz and art. Venues included the Smithsonian Anacostia Museum, American Folk Art Museum, the New York State Museum and the Rutgers University Art Museum.

"Changing the World One Thread at a Time", Val d'Argent Expo, Ste. Marie aux Mines, Haut-Rhin, France, September 14- 17, 2006, included Alice's quilt, "The Gleaners".

"Threads of Faith" traveled throughout the United States from May 2004 through December 2006 and featured 31 quilts reflecting various aspects of political statements, personal history and the role of faith and tradition. Alice's quilt "Behind the Barricade" was included in the exhibit.

"El Arte de Coser Arte" (The Art of Sewing Art), Museum of the Americas, Madrid, Spain, October 23, 2003 through November 23, 2003.

"Roots of Racism: Ignorance and Fear", Vertigo Studios, 33 North Main St., Memphis TN, Sept. 8 through October 13, 2000. Fifty quilts dedicated to examining the complex fabric of race relations. The exhibit, including Alice's quilt "Home Street Home," traveled throughout the United States and other countries for two years after its initial venue.

"Women of Taste: A Collaboration Celebrating Quilt Artists and Chefs" - traveled throughout the United States from 1998 through 2000. Alice's quilt "Bette's Diner" was one of 50 dynamic culinary quilts resulting from pairings between quilt artists and nationally known women chefs. This Exhibition toured under the auspices of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

"Sewing Comfort Out of Grief: The Oklahoma City Children's Memorial Art Quilts" - traveled throughout the United States from April, 1996 through 1999. Alice was one of twenty quilters selected nationwide to exhibit a quilt dedicated to the children who died in the Oklahoma City bombing. Sponsored by the Helias Foundation for Art and Human Rights. Alice's quilt, "Behind the Barricade" is featured in Issue No. 8 of Art Quilt Magazine.

Group Exhibits

“Tasty Too: Food Inspired Quilts” San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, January 29 through April 27, 2014.

“The Fabric of Our Culture” Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland, CA, February 1 through March 2, 2014.

“Black Heritage Through Visual Rhythms,” national juried art exhibition, National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, Wilberforce, Ohio, November 1, 2013 through January 31, 2014.

“Fiber Art VI” International Juried Fiber Art Exhibition at Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA , October 24 through November 30, 2013.

“Painting in Fabric,” Hanford Street Gallery, Sutter Creek, CA, November 1 through November 24, 2013.

"Tactile Maneuvers," a retrospective of twenty of Alice's works on display at Stanford Art Spaces, Stanford University, November 15, 2010 through January 20, 2011.

"Tuesday in the Park with George" and "The Basket Maker" were exhibited at the Pi Gallery in Kansas City, MO as part of "BREAK: Rhythmized Textiles from the African Diaspora", May, 2009.

"Folks in Fiber" Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA. March 28, May 20, 2006.

"Fiber Arts 2001" Gallery 510 Arts Guild, Ltd., 510 W. Decatur St., Decatur, Ill., Aug. 3 - Sept. 11, 2001. Recipient of the Juror's Choice Award, the Nova Gallery Award of Excellence and the People's Choice Award.

"A Communion of the Spirits: African-American Quilters, Preservers and their Stories"; Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. March 16 - September 3, 2001.

The Shorenstein Company, 45 Fremont St., San Francisco, CA 94105, June- August, 2000.

"Fabrications: Quilts for the Next Century"; Plaza East Bay Municipal Utility District headquarters, group show, February, 1999.

"Go Figure"; San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, November 19, 1998 through January 17, 1999. Alice's quilt, "The Three Graces" was exhibited.

"Daughters of Harriet Powers" Museum of African American Art, Tampa, FL, January 29 - March 29, 1997 and the Octagon Arts Center, Clearwater, FL, April 2 - May 31, 1997.

Gallery, Bank of America World Headquarters, San Francisco, CA. March 18- May 17, 1996.


Homage to African-American Artists, limited edition 2010 desk diary produced by the United States Department of State for use as the official gift of U.S. Ambassadors and other American Embassy diplomats. ("Love in Bloom" and "Roots" featured).

Journey of Hope in America: Quilts Inspired by President Barack Obama,published in 2010 by Voyageur Press.

Alice was selected as one of the artists in Masters: Art Quilts, Vol. II to be published by Lark Books.

Two of Alice's quilts ("The Basket Maker" and "Global Warning") are included in 500 Art Quilts, published by Lark Books.

Alice is featured in Patchwork Tsushin (Japan), February, 2012.

"Miles Ahead" is shown in the August/September issue of Quilting Arts Magazine.

Alice was featured on "Simply Quilts" on House and Garden television network, 1/27/03, Show #824.

Alice was featured in an article in the California Daily Journal, "East Bay Attorney/Quilter Finds Peace in Piecing", June 12, 2000.

"Behind the Barricade" is shown in Issue No. 8 of Art Quilt Magazine.

"Bette's Diner" is included in Women of Taste: A Collaboration Celebrating Quilt Artists and Chefs published by C&T Publishing, 1999.

Alice's quilt "III Boyz" appears in Fiberarts Design Book Six, 1999

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