At the Joyce Gordon Gallery in Oakland on Friday night (right at the 14th Street BART station entrance), I picked up a flyer about workshops for artists that are being sponsored by BART for this subway art project. Two workshops are already scheduled: July 8 at the Joyce Gordon Gallery, and July 18 at ProArts Gallery. Contact Abby Thorne-Lyman (firstname.lastname@example.org) and check the website, http://www.bart.gov/art. Additional workshops are planned, and the flyer notes in English, Spanish, and three other languages (I'm guessing Tagalog, Vietnamese, and Korean), "If you need language assistance services, please call (510) 464-6752 at least 72 hours prior to the date of the event."
I have no idea if they're interested in textile art, but I'm sure a quilt could be the basis for a piece of more crowd-safe artwork.
-- Rachel Holmen
P.S. The Alice Beasley talk on Friday was wonderful, and the artwork will be up for another few weeks. This show is easy to get to, and it's well worth your trouble.