Joyce Tayer




Art Statement

Often combining weavings and handmade paper, two of the oldest forms of artwork, Joyce Tayer explores symbols and abstract ideas that emerge from her travels and experiences. Sometimes, the paper and weavings are shaped into multi-dimensional collages. Use of various surface design techniques including photo transfer, stamping, monoprinting and painting are utilized to express socio-political ideas.

Ms. Tayer actively exhibits with fiber/Dimensions in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has been a featured artist in at the Tiburon Library, Tiburon, CA, Handworks Gallery, Carmel, California and Mind’s Eye Crafts, Scottsdale, Arizona. She has received various awards and been invited into curated group shows.

After a career in teacher education, Ms. Tayer has studied weaving and papermaking with renowned fiber artists Kay Sekimachi, Lillian Elliot, Emily DuBois and Don Farnsworth.


1953                 B.A. Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio
1954                 M.Ed. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
1967-1970       Doctoral Studies, University of California, Berkeley
1975-present    Art Studies: College of Marin, Fort Mason Art Center,
                             Mendocino Art Center

Selected Exhibitions
2006     Herbst International Exhibition Hall, Presidio, San Francisco, fiber/Dimensions, "Intersections III"
             Pence Gallery, Davis, CA, "fiber/Dimensions"

2004     Herbst International Exhibition Hall, Presidio, San Francisco, fiber/Dimensions "Intersections II"

2002      Marin Arts Council, “Fine Art/Fine Fiber”, Larkspur, CA
              Tiburon Town Hall, “Thirteen Fiber Artists”, Fibermania
              Presidio, San Francisco, “Intersections",  fiber/Dimensions

200l       Gallery One, Petaluma, CA
              Falkirk Cultural Art Center, San Rafael, CA, Fibermania

2000      Townsend St., San Francisco, CA  ”New Dimensional Work”

1999      Belvedere-Tiburon Library, Tiburon, CA – One Person Show
              College of Marin Gallery, “Beyond Boundaries”, fiber/Dimension,
                   juried by Ted Cohen
              Marin Hi Tech Bldg., San Rafael, CA , fiber/Dimension
              Bay Model Visitors’ Center, Sausalito, CA, Fibermania
              Landmarks Arts Guild, Tiburon Town Hall, Tiburon, CA
              Nortel/Northern Communications, Santa Clara, CA,
                   curated by Suzanne Frazer
              Olive Hyde Gallery, Annual Textile Exhibit, Fremont, CA

1998      California Arts Council, Sacramento, CA, “California Mix”
              Marathon Plaza, San Francisco, CA
              Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA,
                   “Fibermania 15th Anniversary Show”
              Marin Society of Artists, Ross, CA,
                    “Open Sculpture & Craft Show”

1997      Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA,
                   “fiber/Dimension Exhibit”
              Downtown Art Center, San Rafael, CA
              Finley Art Center. Santa Rosa. CA
              Gallery Strasse, Nishinomiya, Japan
              Landmarks Arts Guild, Tiburon, CA
              Marin Arts Council, Corte Madera, CA

1996      Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera, CA,
                    “fiber/Dimensions Exhibit”
               Fairfax Library, Fairfax, CA, Fibermania
               Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA Textile Exhibit
               Yolo County Arts Council, Woodland, CA,  Fibermania

1995      Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
              Olive Hyde Gallery, Fremont, CA., Textile Exhibit

1994      Corte Madera Town Center,  fiber/Dimensions
              KQED Television Station, San Francisco, CA, Fibemania
              Exhibit Bay Model Visitors’ Center, Sausalito, CA  Fibermania

1993     College of Marin, Kentfield, CA,
                  "Fibermania – Tenth Anniversary Exhibit”

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1999      Founders' Room, Belvedere-Tiburon Library, Tiburon, CA
1993      Minds’ Eye Crafts, Scottsdale, AZ, featured artist


1999      Olive Hyde Gallery, “Best in Show”,
                   jurors: Joan Schulze, Cindy Cleary
1995      Olive Hyde Gallery, Honorable Mention,
                   jurors: Louise Allrich, Melissa Leventon
1995       Marin Society of Artists, Merchandise Award,
                    Annual Sculpture and Craft Exhibition
1983-94  Various Awards


1998      "Surface Design", Vol. 23, Fall, pp. 48-49,
              “Spotlight on Education -College of Marin"


fiber/Dimensions Group
Landmarks Society Arts Guild
Marin Arts Council
Museum of Craft and Folk Art