More of A Matter of Time, Soka University

A Matter of Time continues at Soka University through January 7, 2019, but if you can't make it or just want a teaser of the real thing, here's the work that's shown there.

Below are Mary Beth Schwartzenberger's 4 seasonal pieces, Autumn, Spring, Summer, and Winter.

Below are Peggy Wiedemann's pieces:

Shake It Up


Altering Course

Time Marches On

The Tribe

Below are Polly Jacobs Giacchina's works

21 Weeks

Data from the Past



Time Flies


The Tides Lull

Time Leaves Its Shadows

Linda Anderson's


Brecia Kralovic-Logan's work from the

Celebrate the Crone series: Memory

From the

Totem, Talisman, and Trinket series: Trinket

Michael F. Rohde's pieces





Julie Kornblum's



Kathy Nida's

Heart-Shaped Box

I Can't Be Your Superwoman

Holding It All In

All Stacked Up in My Head

Rebecca Smith's work

Time to Rise

Night Fire

Islands in the Stream of Consciousness

Marilyn McKenzie Chaffee's

Marking Time #7

Carrie Burckle's

Memento Mori-shirt plackets

Memento Mori-blue cuffs

Memento Mori-collars

Gail Fraser's

Tick-Tock, Hem and Haw!

Susan Henry,

Red Sky

Charlotte Bird's


Migration Installation

Cameron Taylor-Brown's work

Colors of Gujarat: Common Threads #2

LAVAfolds #2

Reflections: Giverny #1

Ashley Blalock's


Lydia Tjioe Hall's

One a Day 2014

A Matter of Time Opening at Soka University

California Fibers currently has an exhibit, A Matter of Time, at Soka University in Aliso Viejo, California, through January 7, 2019. Below are some photos from the installation and opening. Many thanks to Gail Fraser and the Soka University photographer for the photos. Pictures of all the work will follow.

Artists Cameron Taylor Brown, Polly Jacobs Giacchina, Charlotte Bird, and Rebecca Smith on installation day. 

Artist Lydia Tjioe Hall installing 365 days of art.

Artist Carrie Burckle installing one of her pieces.

Artists Polly Jacobs Giacchina and Charlotte Bird reviewing installation of Bird's piece.

All the artists who were present at the opening.

Viewers with Jacobs Giacchina's work.

A viewer with Marybeth Schwartzenberger's work.

Viewers with Tjioe Hall's work.

The exhibit includes boxes with small art by each of the participating artists.

Viewers with Peggy Wiedemann's work.

Viewers with Linda Anderson's work.

Viewers with Kathy Nida's work.

A viewer with Ashley Blalock's work.

Charlotte Bird (left), Kathy Nida (center), and Michael F. Rohde (right)

Viewers with Bird's work.

Exploration & Innovation at The Front Porch Gallery

California Fibers: Exploration & Innovation was at the Front Porch Gallery in Carlsbad, CA, from May 21-July 8, 2017. If you didn't make it to the show, here's what you missed.

Michael F. Rohde's pieces Jubilant and Dichotomy, flanking Mary Beth Schwarzenberger's Flower Power Redux

Doshi, Stone Steps

Mary Beth Schwarzenberger's Sunrise Sunset

Detail of Sunrise Sunset

Linda Anderson's Joshua Is Jazz

Gail Fraser's Web of Threads I and II

Gail Fraser's June Doom

Doshi, Garden Secrets

Kathy Nida's Earth Daughter and Marilyn McKenzie Chaffee's Marking Time #9

Marilyn McKenzie Chaffee's Marking Time #9, Lynne Hodgman's Twining Prepositions, and Kathy Nida's By All Means

Marilyn McKenzie Chaffee's Marking Time #9

Kathy Nida's Earth Daughter

Kathy Nida's By All Means

Lynne Hodgman's Split Infinitives

Linda Anderson's Musicman of Jaipur

Doshi, Garden Secrets

Cameron Taylor-Brown, Majestic Stone: Pisac Ruins, Peru, and Majestic Stone: Machu Picchu, Peru

Polly Jacobs Giacchina, Hidden Refuge

and a detail of Hidden Refuge

A side view of Lynne Hodgman's Flowing Subjunctives

And a detail of Flowing Subjunctives

Charlotte Bird, End of the Season

Lori Zimmerman, Mending 1.4

Zimmerman's Mending 2.0

A closeup of Zimmerman's Mending 1.2

Chari Myers, Indigo Rhapsody

Charlotte Bird, Fruiting Body #10

Polly Jacobs Giacchina, Web of Textures

Rebecca Smith, Contexture

Polly Jacobs Giacchina, If It Moves

Peggy Wiedemann, Springtime Nest

Peggy Wiedemann, In Celebration of Twirling (pedestal) and smaller pieces by Lydia Tjioe Hall

Lydia Tjioe Hall, Three in One

Tjioe Hall, Wood Shell and Spokes

Tjioe Hall, Copper and Steel Woven

Tjioe Hall, Steel Brass and Tigers Eye

Tjioe Hall, Spokes Wood and Bead

Rebecca Smith, Light Source

Charlotte Bird, Autumn Leaf

Michael F. Rohde, Techtonic

A view of the gallery during the opening

Another view during the opening

Another view, with artists Polly Jacobs Giacchina and Doshi in the foreground.

A view of some of the work

Another view of the gallery

A view of the front section of the gallery

Points of View at the Rose Gallery

California Fibers' exhibit Points of View opened last week at the Rose Gallery, Francis Parker School, 6501 Linda Vista Rd, San Diego, California, and will be open through December 15. Below are some photos from the exhibit.

A view of one section of the gallery.

Julie Kornblum's piece I'm Still Here with Mary Beth Schwartzenberger's pieces behind.

Schwartzenberger's pieces Twilight in the Pines, Linear Texture, and Topanga!

A detail of Topanga!

Rebecca Smith's Fantasia

Peggy Wiedemann's Springtime Nest

Another view of the gallery

Linda Anderson's Trini Dancer

Kathy Nida's Feeding Time, BirdWatch, and You Pollute Me

Gail Fraser's Embracing

And a closeup of the pods

Chari Myers' Narration

Gail Fraser's June Doom

Fraser's Red Tide Alert

And her Prospective Landscape

Details of the miniature cattle in Fraser's landscape

Cameron Taylor-Brown's Fiber Trails Scroll numbers 1 and 3

Marilyn McKenzie Chaffee's Layered Lattice

Linda Anderson's Reflecting

Michael F. Rohde's Eightyone: Yellow

Julie Kornblum's Gyre

A detail of the Gyre

Kornblum's Elements

Peggy Wiedemann's Happy Boy

A detail of Happy Boy

Rebecca Smith's Altered State and Reflection

A detail of Smith's work

Michael F. Rohde's Encounter (above) and Radiant (below)

Rohde's Dioscura - Castor & Pollux (above and below)

Linda Anderson's Revealed

Carrie Burckle's Re Bloom

And a detail of Re Bloom

Burckle's Hexagon Blues

Peggy Wiedemann's Elements

A view of Elements with the gallery behind...

Julie Kornblum's Attraction

Rebecca Smith's Luminary II

Carol Nilsen's Calligraphy in the Dust 2 (top right), Centrifuge (bottom left), Emergence (bottom right), and Morning Meditation (top right)

A detail of Emergence

Polly Jacobs Giacchina's Decomposition

A detail of Decomposition

Polly Jacobs Giacchina's Red Writings Chapter 2

Doshi's Frame of Reference

Charlotte Bird's Microbes 1, 2, and 3

Bird's Small Worlds book

Pages of Bird's book

More pages

More pages

Another view of the gallery

And another view

The show is on for a few more weeks, although the school is closed this week. Stop by and see the work.