THERESE MAY STUDIO TEACHING
Therese May has a Bachelor of Arts degree in painting as well as
a Master of Arts degree in design, emphasis on the art quilt. She has been making
art quilts since 1965 and has exhibited throughout the U.S., Europe and Japan.
Her works have been shown at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C., as
well as at the Louvre in Paris, France. She recieved the Most Innovative Use of
Medium Award in Quilt National '85, and the Quilts Japan Prize in Quilt National
'95. Her work is published in numerous books and magazines including The Art Quilt
and America's Glorious Quilts. She has appeared on the television show, "Simply
Quilts." She was commissioned in 1991 and 1992 to do two 14'x14' quilts for the
San Jose Convention Center in California. Therese's Art Quilts and her paintings
are included in public and private collections. She has taught at Arrowmont School
of Arts and Crafts, the Cleveland Institute of Art, Cabrillo College, UC Santa
Cruz, Dept. of Art & Design, University of Minnesota Split Rock Arts Program,
as well as for many quilt guilds. Therese May's 1969 quilt "Therese" was selected
by The Alliance for American Quilts, the American Quilt Study Group, the International
Quilt Association, and the National Quilting Association, as one of the 100 best
American quilts of the 20th Century. Therese May has been part of the San Jose
art community for the past 37 years and has participated in all but two of the
Silicon Valley Open Studios. The focus of Therese's work is transformational healing.
Her work is centered on wholeness, integration, and creativity through art and
the quilt-making process. She is available to teach workshops for groups as well
as for individual one on one sessions.