• Current Exhibitions

  • Quilts and Fibers--Challenging the Boudaries

    Quilts and Fibers--Challenging the Boudaries

    Menino Arts Center, Hyde Park MA is exhibiting the show Quilts and Fibers--Challenging the Boundaries. A Walk in the Park will be exhibited between November 14, 2022 - January 16, 2023

  • 2nd Annual Inside & Out Sculpture Exhibition

    2nd Annual Inside & Out Sculpture Exhibition

    Spaulding R Aldrich Heritage Gallery at the Alternatives' Whitin Mills in Whitinsville MA will be showing work from the New England Sculptors Association from 1/13, 2023 - 2/24, 2023.

    Global is a sculpture from felt, stell and coins

  • Uncommon Threads

    Uncommon Threads

    Online exhibition through the San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center, December 1-31, 2022.
    Memorandum, 2022, vhs tape

  • *Past Exhibitions*

  • Exploring The World of Fibers!

    Exploring The World of Fibers!

    Exploring the World of Fibers! will be held at LexArt, 130 Waltham Street Lexington MA from 1/8-1/30, 2022. The gallery is open Tuesday-Friday 11/5 and Sat/Sun 10-5. Masks must be worn.

    Exploring the World of Fibers! celebrates the recent transformation of the LexArt Weavers Guild into the Weaving & Fibers Art Guild. This juried exhibition features fiber artists from across New England. The work will be displayed and for sale in the new Molly Harding Nye Galler and online at LexArt.org

  • The Light Gets In

    The Light Gets In

    The Boston Globe:

  • https://www.bidsquare.com/online-auctions/massachusetts-college-of-art-and-design-foundation/janet-kawada-92-dreamer-2135384


    I’m excited to participate in the #MassArtAuction this year. My artwork, Dreamer, 11" x 9", will be up for sale, and the proceeds benefit students who attend the only publicly funded college of art and design in the country. @bidsquare. Auction is online through April 10. Visit Massartauction.org to learn more

    #art, #felt, #janetkawada, #scholarship, #MassArt,

  • Studio Without Walls

    Studio Without Walls

    Join me at the opening day, April 28, 2019, just behind the Longwood T stop on the Green "D" line for the Studio Without Walls exhibition that runs from April 27-June 2. I will be there from 11-1 if you wish to come by and chat.

  • https://theumbrellaarts.org/2020-art-ramble


    Outdoor Environmental Exhibition from September 28-November 1,2020 at the Hapgood Wright Forest in Concord MA. Showing Row Row Row your boat #2

  • https://www.mfa.org/programs/gallery-activities-and-tours/artist-demonstrations


    Fiber Art
    An Artist Demonstration with Janet Kawada
    Made possible by the Lowell Institute

    Art by Janet Kawada

    • Observe how an everyday object can be brilliantly transformed through fiber art

    • Form, color and texture will be explored with dazzling materials and a variety of techniques

    • Visitors are invited to join in and create a small piece of fiber art to take home

    Sunday, January 13, 2019
    Noon to 3 PM- A Drop-in Activity
    Druker Family Pavilion, Community Room 159

    The Artist:

    A life-long artist whose main medium is fiber, Janet Kawada shows her work internationally. Ms. Kawada taught at MassArt for over 20 years. Currently she is part of Studio Without Walls, a group of artists from Brookline who work in the environment. Ms. Kawada was a member of the Kingston Gallery for 14 years and its past director. She is included in the book, Artistry in Fiber, Sculpture, Vol. 2. You can visit her website at www.janetkawada.com for more information.

    Upcoming Artist Demonstrations:

    Fiber Art with Janet Kawada
    Wednesday, January 16: 5:30 PM to 8 PM

    Mixed Media Painting with Gerri Rachins
    Sunday, February 10: noon to 3 PM & Wednesday, February 13: 5:30 PM to 8 PM

  • https://theumbrellaarts.org/migration


    A curated fiber arts exhibition
    January 10 - February 28
    Curated by The Umbrella Visual Arts Program

    Public Programs

    Opening Reception, January 17, 5:30-7:30PM
    Artist Roundtable, Wednesday February 6, 7:00-8:30PM
    Potluck Dinner in the Gallery, February 21, 6:00-8:00PM
    Drop-in Fiber Arts Work Nights, Third Thursdays, January 17 & February 21, 4:00-6:00PM. 16+, $5 to cover materials. Please register on FamilyID here.

    Migration has become a recurrent theme for our artist community in transition as we witness the migrations of people and other living creatures in this current social, environmental and political climate. As we watch thousands immigrate across continents and risk their lives, or entire species' patterns shift or decimate entirely, we turn to a tactile and historic tradition of meaningful utility.

    We contemplate 'migrations' within shifting and fluid ways of being and defining our own cultural, gendered and embodied identities. With the our physical gallery space in transition as the container, we have invited artists working with fiber arts from diverse contemporary and craft traditions, to engage with this theme and our community.

    Fiber is a rich tactile medium embedded with stories that reflect its connection to origin place and materials. The exhibit will pull together a collection of objects that store and carry, those that inscribe personal and family histories and traditions of place and new narratives on migration as journey. An evolving exhibition in its installation and opportunities for engagement are acts of moving from one place to another in and of themselves.

    We are excited to partner with Dignity in Asylum, a local non-profit with the mission to provide safe transitional housing and support for asylum seekers, refugees, people who have been granted asylum and unaccompanied minors at risk of homelessness on this exhibition. A portion of funds raised during this exhibition will be donated to support their work.

  • http://sebarts.org/index.php/visual-arts/current-exhibitions/


    International Fiber Arts VIII, a juried international exhibition of the many facets of contemporary fiber art, featuring innovative and traditional techniques and material. July 23-September 3, 2017

    Sebastopol Center for the Arts in collaboration with the Surface Design Association is proud to present its eighth biennial fiber arts exhibition. Artists from around the world submitted work expressing, in fiber, their responses to political, sociological, environmental, spiritual, cultural and deeply personal issues.

    Located at:
    282 S. High Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472 707.829.4797 info@sebarts.org
    Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm / Saturday & Sunday 1 - 4pm

  • Is This Something

    Is This Something

    Wedeman Gallery, Yamawaki Art & Cultural Center, 47 Myrtle Avenue, Newton MA 02466
    tel: 617-243-2027

    Show will run from January 24 through Feb 11, 2017
    Reception: Sunday, January 29th 4-6 p.m.

  • Home Reconsidered

    Home Reconsidered

    Fiber Arts Now article by Anne Lee and E. Ashley Rooney
    Volume 5, Issue 4, Summer 2016

    Thank you for including me in this journal