Where's Alice

resume & exhibitions
National and International Tours and Exhibitions

2022

2021

2019

2018

2016

2012

2011

2010

  • “500 Art Quilts” Exhibit at Houston International Quilt Festival
  • “Journey of Hope in America: Quilts Inspired by President Barack Obama” at the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce, Ohio.

2008/2010

  • 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.

2007/2010

  • “Textural Rhythms: Constructing the Jazz Tradition”, invitational exhibit, toured nationally.   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.

2006

  • “Changing the World One Thread at a Time”, Val d’Argent Expo, Ste. Marie aux Mines, Haut-Rhin, France, invitational exhibit.

2003

  • “El Arte de Coser Arte” (The Art of Sewing Art), invitational exhibit at the Museum of the Americas, Madrid, Spain.

1998/2000

  • “Women of Taste: A Collaboration Celebrating Quilt Artists and Chefs” — traveled throughout the United States under the auspices of the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

1996/1999

  • “Sewing Comfort Out of Grief: The Oklahoma City Children’s Memorial Art Quilts” —Alice was one of twenty quilters invited 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.
Group Exhibits

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

  • Stitches,” Mercyhurst University, Erie PA

2015

2014

2013

2009

  • Alice was invited to exhibit “Tuesday in the Park with George” and “The Basket Maker” at the Pi Gallery in Kansas City, MO, as part of “BREAK: Rhythmized Textiles from the African Diaspora”.

2006

  • “Folks in Fiber” Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA., invitational exhibit.

2001

  • “Fiber Arts 2001” Gallery 510 Arts Guild, Ltd., 510 W. Decatur St., Decatur, Ill.. Recipient of the Juror’s Choice Award, the Nova Gallery Award of Excellence and the People’s Choice Award. Juried exhibit.
  • “A Communion of the Spirits: African-American Quilters, Preservers and their Stories”; Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Invitational exhibit.

2000

  • The Shorenstein Company, 45 Fremont St., San Francisco, CA Invitational exhibit.

1999

  • Alice was invited to participate in “Fabrications: Quilts for the Next Century”; Plaza East Bay Municipal Utility District headquarters, group show.
  • “Go Figure”; San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. Alice’s quilt, “The Three Graces” was exhibited.

1997

  • “Daughters of Harriet Powers” Museum of African American Art, Tampa, FL, and the Octagon Arts Center, Clearwater, FL.

1996

  • Gallery, Bank of America World Headquarters, San Francisco, CA. Invitational exhibit.
Solo Exhibits

2022

2020

  • 650 California Street

2017

  • “Undercurrents”, Bay Quilts, Richmond, CA

2015

2012

2011

2000

  • “Portrait Quilts: Artist’s Exhibit, The Shorenstein Building, 45 Fremont St., San Francisco, CA,. • Thirteen Moons Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, • AirTouch Corporate Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

1994

  • Memories, Dreams & Reflections”, New Pieces Gallery, Berkeley CA.
Publications
2021

2020

2018

Currents”, San Francisco Magazine, April 2018

2016

New York Times, “A Sense of Place, Stitched” February 3, 2016

2014

  • Quilter’s Newsletter, April/May 2014, No. 439, p. 18. “Bette’s Diner” quilt shown.

2013

2012

  • Alice is featured in Patchwork Tsushin, No. 166. Pp. 99-100.

2011

2010

2003

  • Alice was featured on “Simply Quilts” on House and Garden television network. Show #824.

2000

  • Alice was featured in an article in the California Daily Journal, “East Bay Attorney/Quilter Finds Peace in Piecing”.
  • “Behind the Barricade” is shown in Issue No. 8 of Art Quilt Magazine, as well as in Quilt Display Remembers Victims in the Oklahoman, as well as in The Oklahoman, “Quilt Display Remembers Victims”. Click image to enlarge.

1999

 

Professional Affiliations
Public and Private Collections
  • The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (DeYoung Museum)
  • City and County of San Francisco
  • Former Ambassador Dennise Mathieu
  • Hon. Barbara Lee, United States Representative
  • Highland Hospital Acute Care Center, Oakland, CA
  • Kaiser Hospital, Oakland CA
  • County of Santa Clara, Sunnyvale Health Facility
  • Alameda County, CA
  • The San Francisco Foundation
  • Mimi Johnson Jacobs, Oakland, CA
  • Miriam Hochwald, St. Louis, MO
  • Gaylord Neely, Washington, DC
  • Ray Cyphers, Lake Oswego, OR
  • DHR Investments, Berkeley, CA
  • Joseph & Geraldine Walsh, Lagunitas, CA.

Join Alice on March 12, 2-5 pm, at the California Heritage Museum for the opening of a retrospective of her work.

Join Alice on March 12, 2-5 pm, for the opening reception of her one-woman retrospective

Alice’s quilt “No Vote, No Voice” was adapted as a billboard in Bayview Hunters Point area of San Francisco, in support of voting rights.

Unidentified Black Male is featured in Deadlock and Loaded: Disarming America, Community Folk Art Center,
Syracuse University, Feb 1 – April 18, 2021. 

 

After “Meditation on Time” concluded its exhibition at the U.S. Ambassador’s residence in Zagreb, Croatia, the piece was acquired for the permanent collection of the United States Embassy in Chad.

 

Alice’s quilt Blood Line is featured prominently in the National Public Radio‘s story on Stories of Migration, a joint exhibit between Studio Art Quilt Association (SAQA) and the George Washington University’s Textile Museum.

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