Joan Klein 
630 E Street
Petaluma, Ca. 94952
707.762.5043

 

Statement

In my attempt to give form to my ideas, I work with initially shapeless materials and transform them so that they possess a definite sometimes rigid structure. I layer, dye, sew and wrap silk, paper, plastic, string and metal to create my forms. Through choice of materials, form and technique I explore my ideas.

Life has many layers of meaning, from the outermost material aspect to the innermost spiritual one; and life is always changing whether for good or not so good. There is a certain fluidity of thought and idea, and form and design that can hold us in a moment of time and give a deeper meaning to what we see in everyday life. It is my intention that my work reflects these ideas and inspires you, the viewers.

 

Selected Exhibitions:
2002: Herbst Exhibition Pavilion, "Intersections", Presidio of San Francisco, San  
          Francisco, CA.
         Invitational, Art Works Downtown, "Postcards as Works of art", San Rafael,  
         CA.
         Falkirk Cultural Center, "Fiber Mania 20th Anniversary Exhibition", San 
          Rafael, CA.
         Marin County Civic Center, "Fiber Mania", San Rafael, CA.
2001: Falkirk Cultural Center, "Fibermania Show", San Rafael, CA.
         Artisans, "Sacred Images", Mill Valley, CA.
         A Street Gallery, "Tactile Matters", Joan Klein, Petaluma, CA.
         Gallery One, Petaluma, CA.
2000: Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley, CA.
         Marin County Fair Fine Arts & Crafts Show, Awarded Best of Class and 
         Show 
         Theme, Marin County, CA.
         Fiber Dimensions Group Exhibition, 600 Townsend, San Francisco, CA.
1999: Fiber Dimensions Group Exhibition, College of Marin, Kentfield, CA.
         Marin Community Foundation, Marin Arts Council, Larkspur, CA.
         Underground Gallery, San Rafael, CA.
         Open Sculpture Show, Marin Society of Artists, Ross, CA.
         Sebastapol Center for the Arts, Sebastapol, CA.
1998: Marin County Fair, Fine Arts & Crafts Exhibition, San Rafael, CA. Best of   
         Class
         Underground Gallery, San Rafael, CA.
         Sebastapol Center for the Arts, Sebastapol, CA.
         30Th Annual Textile Exhibit, Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA.
1997: Downtown Art Center Group Show, San Rafael, CA.
         Fiber Dimensions Group Show, Downtown Art Center, San Rafael, CA.
         29Th Annual Textile Exhibit, Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA.
         Marin County Fair, Fine Arts & Crafts Exhibition, San Rafael, CA.
1996: Fiber Dimensions 3rd Annual Membership Exhibition, Corte Madera, CA.
          Sebastapol Center for the Arts, Sebastapol, CA.
          Fibermania Membership Exhibition, Woodland Civic Center, Woodland, CA.
          28Th Annual Textile Exhibit, Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA.
1995: Fiber Dimensions Membership Exhibition, Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley, CA.
          Danville Fine Arts Gallery, Danville, CA.
          Marin County Fair, Fine Arts & Crafts Exhibition, San Rafael, CA.
          Falkirk Mansion, San Rafael, CA.
         Open Sculpture Exhibition, Marin Society of Artists, Ross, CA.
         27Th Annual Textile Exhibit, Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA. Award
         Marin Arts Council Annual, Corte Madera, CA.
         Rutgers National 1994, Stedman Gallery, Camden, New Jersey
1994: Fiber Dimensions 1st Annual Membership Exhibition, Corte Madera, CA.
          Napa County Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, Napa, CA.
          Marin County Fair Fine Arts & Crafts Exhibition, San Rafael, CA.
          Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley, CA.
          26th Annual Textile Exhibit, Olive Hyde Gallery, Freemont, CA.
1993: Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley, CA.
          25th Annual Textile Exhibit, Olive Hyde Gallery, Freemont, CA.


Collections
Has work in private and corporate collections

Work and Volunteer Experience
Instructor - Museum Art School, San Francisco, CA
Registrar and Instructor - De Young Museum Art School, San Francisco, CA
Art Specialist - Glenwood Elementary School, San Rafael, CA
Volunteer - San Francisco Craft and Folk Art Museum, San Francisco, CA

Education
San Francisco State University, Bachelor of Arts Degree sculpture emphasis
Graduated 1983
College of Marin - Studied with Carol Beetle, Analisa Hedstrom, Gail Luchessa

Affiliations
Marin Arts Council, Fiber Dimensions, San Francisco Craft and Folk Art Museum, Textile Arts Council,
Fiber Mania, Hand Bookbinders