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NIAD Annex Exhibition // “A Not So Common Iguana and Other Tails”

October 1, 2022 to October 28, 2022

a brightly colored tapestry of an iguana - blue, orange, yellow and black -resting on a branch
About the exhibition

“This collection presents tapestries woven in wool by me, Janet Moore, after those delightful paintings by NIAD artist Saul Alegria. Saul works at NIAD in the large, shared studio space. I worked there as an artist mentor and instructor in the textiles department. Saul’s renderings of animals delighted me. One of my first thoughts on seeing his work was that they would translate very well in tapestry as they were quite graphic in nature, showed his interest in text and language, had unique color combinations, and expressed a range of emotions that were quite surprising. I decided to ask Saul if he would like to see his paintings woven, and he said yes.”

About Janet Moore

Janet Moore has been fascinated by weaving in all its forms, from wearables to mythic stories in wool, for many years. She is the former Executive Director of the Baulines Craft Guild, and has taught jewelry, fiber art, dyeing, tapestry and textiles at City College of San Francisco, Cedars of Marin, and NIAD Art Center. Janet has shown her work at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles and the New Hampshire Institute of Art, among many other institutions, and recently participated in “The Waterline Project” in the UK, a collaborative design and weave exploring the meaning and beauty of rivers. She currently resides in St. Louis, MO.

About Saul Alegria

Saul Alegria makes color do things it doesn’t do for other artists. Or for Mother Nature, for that matter. Saul‘s colors sing. He is quietly prolific and equally at ease with ceramics, acrylics, inks, and watercolors. Saul’s delightfully loose interpretations of members of the animal, plant and robot kingdoms have a calming presence, much like the artist himself. Saul’s work has been shown in numerous NIAD exhibitions as well as Left Field Gallery In San Luis Obispo, and most recently at Sage Studio in Austin, Texas. Saul started making art at NIAD in 2009, and he resides in Richmond, CA.


Related Events

Saturday October 1 // NIAD Main Gallery Exhibition Feeling Language on view through October 28

Friday October 7, 1:00PM // Virtual Artist Talk + Curator Walkthrough with ASL and Spanish language translation provided.

Saturday October 8, 1 to 4:00PM // Gallery Reception at NIAD Art Center

In-person event accessibility:

There are no stairs to enter the NIAD Art Center building. The building is one level. The sidewalk has multiple curb cut-outs and is wide enough for a wheelchair. The building does not have automatic doors. Our restrooms are accessible to people using mobility devices. We do not have gender neutral restrooms. The NIAD Gallery is wheelchair accessible. Accessible restrooms are available. Masks and proof of vaccination is required.



October 1, 2022
October 28, 2022
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