• *Current Exhibitions*

  • https://massart.edu/auction

    https://massart.edu/auction

    Opening Reception: April 22, 2019
    Auction: April 27, 2019

    Please join me at the 2019 MassArt auction that benefits student scholarships.

  • 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.

  • *Past Exhibitions*

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

    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

    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/

    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
    www.wedemangallery.com

    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