About Us




In September, 1976, Christo and Jeanne-Claude installed their historic environmental artwork, “Running Fence,” across 24 miles of ranchland in Sonoma and Marin Counties. Afterwards, they gave all the materials from the project to the ranchers who had so graciously loaned them their land. The ranchers were able to use the materials for any use they wished, but most did not preserve the historic material and it has become lost through the years. A few of the original 2,050 textile panels belong to museums or heirs who will never part with them.

In 2001 Dianne Smith acquired eleven panels from Paul DeBernardis, an art collector, and eventually contracted with fine artists to create fine artworks out of the material.


Olive Hyde 43rd Annual Textile Exhibition, Fremont, California, April 2011
Sausalito Presbyterian Church, March 7-May 3, 2010
Maya Textile Art, Carmel Valley, California, June 5-August 26, 2009
Palette Art Café, Healdsburg, California, June 12-July 13, 2008
Belvedere-Tiburon Library, Tiburon, California, November 11-December 15, 2007
Plaza Arts Center, Healdsburg, California, September 19-October 15, 2007
Concourse Gallery, Bank of American Building, San Francisco, California, January 27-April 7, 2007
Claudia Chapline Gallery & Sculpture Garden, Stinson Beach, California, August, 2006


"Art Gallery," The Orinda News, July 2012
"Christo's Fabric on Display at Fremont Textile Exhibit," Oakland Tribune, April 6, 2011
"Diverse Textiles," Tri-City Voice, March 29, 2011
"Pro-Arts Gallery Exhibition: 'Concept + Craft' in Oakland, CA," Suite 101, September 17, 2010
"Still Running," Marin Independent Journal, March 18, 2010
“Current & Coming,” Fiberarts Magazine, Summer 2009
“Art Made From Christo’s Running Fence at Library Exhibit,” The Ark, November 7, 2007
“Showcase #5 Award of Excellence for Body of Work, Plaza Arts Center, Healdsburg, CA, 2007
“One Of A Kind,” Design for Living, Fall 2007
“Designing Woman Hits Her Stride,” Sonoma Woman, September/October 2007
“Current & Coming,” Fiberarts Magazine,    September/October 2007
“Current & Coming,” Fiberarts Magazine, January/February 2007
“Artswell,” West Marin Citizen, September 20, 2007
“Recycling Christo’s ‘Running Fence,’” Point Reyes Light, August 24, 2006
 West Coast Gallery Guide, June/July/August 2006

updated 11/16