John Garrett

Sandy Shimmer

About the Artist

John Garrett has been working with the application of "textile technologies" and imagery to various materials for the past thirty-five years. In 2010 Garrett was awarded the Aileen Osborn Webb Award from the American Craft Council Award. Garrett's work is well represented in just over a dozen national museum collections including: Albuquerque Museum, NM; Arkansas Art Center, Little Rock, AR; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI; Erie Museum, PA; High Museum, Atlanta GA; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN; Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, NC; New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM; Philbrook Museum, Tulsa, OK; Racine Art Museum, WI; Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; Fuller Craft Museum, Boston, MA.

Currently a full time studio artist, he taught for many years at colleges and universities in California, including Scripps College and UCLA. He now teaches workshops internationally on creativity and the use of textile methods to create sculpture.

Sandy Shimmer
Patchwork Map
The Cartographer's Quilt
New Age Constellation
Dark Cactus Basket
Button Net Drawing