PTA Board 2016

Mission Statement

Pacific Textile Arts is a 501-C-3 educational non-profit existing to support, share, and celebrate the fiber arts.
VIA PAYPAL


Located at 450 Alger St. Fort Bragg, CA 95437 - the east end of Laurel St., turn left, first house.


pacifictextilearts@mcn.org phone: 707-409-6811


Houses a gallery, library, demonstration studios, sales room, and classrooms.


Open:
Wednesdays 10:30-NOON Thursdays 1:30-3:30 Saturdays 11:00-1:00


For additional hours call the PTArts phone number - outgoing message has information on contacting board members: Jackie, Nancy or Lolli

2016 Board

Current Board Members

President: Elaine Todd
Vice President: Jackie Wollenberg
Secretary: Karen Inwood
Treasurer/Office: Nancy Denison
Newsletter: Jackie Wollenberg
Monthly Programs/Gallery/Classes: Lolli Jacobsen
Publicity: Mickie McCormic, Lolli, Karen
Constant Contact: Karen Inwood
Gardens: Karen Inwood
Facilities: Jackie Wollenberg
Facebook: Mickie McCormic
Historian: Nancy Denison
Office Help: Sue Arnold
At Large: Pavlos Mayakis, Kat Wade
Spinning Group Leader: Ann Brezina

2018 new Board Members:
Nancy Trissel
Jennie Henderson

PTArts Volunteeers

Programs/Gallery: Eleanor Adams
Gallery: Adriane Nicholiasen
Librarian: Roberta Brockschmidt
Gardens: Laine Escola, Diana Corbin
Asst to Historian: Laine Escola
Scrapbook: Diana Corbin
WebMaster: NormaLee

Time is running out to sign up for …

Weaving I & II – Mendocino College Coast Center

This class is being held at PACIFIC TEXTILE ARTS CLASSROOM and starts AUGUST 20th

Monday & Wednesday Evenings 6-9pm
contact Adriane for details

 

+ TRAVEL OPPORTUNITY
PTArts heard from Sue Richardson that in May of this year she led her fifth textile tour around the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia on board the Ombak Putih.  It was a great success, with several new places added to their itinerary – including a village where they make natural dyes from sea sponges and the ink of the sea hare.  Eight of the twelve cabins are already booked for next year’s tour but you can click on this link which gives more details in case this is of interest to you.

This is also a great trip for those whose partners are not addicted to textiles as we sail through spectacular scenery, visit some amazing villages, get to see inside clan houses, enjoy snorkeling and a beach barbecue, and meet royalty – not to mention the Komodo dragons!

August Classes

PTArts will be hold a couple of classes in August – a one day felting workshop with Streetcolor  NOW FULL noon to 5pm  August 12th.  Streetcolor indicated that if 3 or more waitlisted folks want to have a workshop on Saturday, that is a possibility.   Contact Streetcolor.   Also a two day Indigo Dyeing workshop August 25-26th  (Sat & Sun).

Fall 2018 Textile Tour of the Cusco Highlands

La tejedora Summer 2018
October 22nd – November 2nd, 2018     12 days and 12 nights

Whether you are a textile enthusiast or an adventure traveler that wants to experience traditional Andean life far off the beaten path, accompany us on a remarkable journey. Visit remote weaving communities accompanied by Quechua master weaver Nilda Callañaupa, and try your hand on a backstrap loom and drop spindle. Along with in-depth expereinces with the descendents of the Incas, encounter many of the greatest archaeological sites of the Incan Empire along the way.  If you’re interested in joining us for the Fall 2018 textile tour, please email Andean Textile Arts board member, Pam Art at pam.art@icloud.com

Class Opportunity

Mari Yaaguchi, of Ryukyu Textile, will hold several events at her studio (19120 Dorffi Rd., Ft. Bragg, CA) this summer.

Mari is offering the following workshops during the summer.  Mari has a fascinating historical collection of Japanese textiles and plant fibers, and shares in depth knowledge about each of her treasures.
Check out her website, Ryukyu Textiles
 
“Open Studio”
July 7, Saturday
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

 

“Kudzu workshop”      From 1:30 p.m. ~
July 21, Saturday,
July 28, Saturday.
Every Saturdays of August
(4th, 11th, 18th, 25th)
 
For participation + details –Contact Mari at mari@mcn.org

Help Oaxaca textile earthquake victims

From: Arianne Rand <ariannerand@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2018 23:26:29 -0700

Hello Community,

I am back in Mendocino for a visit and am helping a dear friend of mine in Oaxaca, Mexico, the place I call home, organize an auction of vintage Mexican and Guatemalan textiles. We are asking people to consider donating anything they may have collected years back and no longer use or wear if it is still in good condition. The textiles will be sold or auctioned off in order to raise money for a rebuilding effort in the town of San Juan Colorado, Oaxaca which was hit hard by the last earthquake which struck in February of 2018.  The rebuilding efforts would benefit the 25 weavers of a collective Margaret organized and has helped get off the ground over the last five years. Here is a link to a crowdfunding site which has more details regarding the mission … https://www.gofundme.com/earthquake-aid-to-weavers-in-oaxaca

For those outside of Mendocino or somewhere close by, they can send anything they have (hopefully still in very good condition and thus worth the while) to:  Arianne Rand   PO Box 484   Mendocino, CA   95460  —-   or  folks can bring their items to PTArts, labeled “For the Oaxacans”  before July 15.

Opportunity – Juried Show

Presented by the Richmond Art Center in partnership with the Northern California Surface Design Association What Knot? will feature contemporary art by Californian artists working with fiber and textile construction techniques, and offering new twists on traditional processes, materials and concepts. The exhibition will be juried by Camille Ann Brewer, Curator of Contemporary Art at The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, D.C.

CALL FOR ENTRY: California artists whose work addresses fiber are invited to enter. This includes artists who work with fiber as a medium, as well as artists exploring its conceptual elements. All entries will be juried online. Selected works will be presented in the Community Gallery at the Richmond Art Center in Fall 2018. The deadline to enter is Monday, July 23, 2018.

Juror Awards: $1,000

The entire prospectus and application form can be found on their website.

June Classes at SF Fiber

Classes offered in Floor Loom, Rigid Heddle, Tapestry, Spinning and Navajo Rug Weaving at all levels, for kids and adults.
Email Lou or call 510 995-6667 (510 99LOOMS) for more information.

Friday June 1st — LOTS GOIN’ ON

MORE DATA in older post – scroll down

5pm-8pm  First Friday Gallery Opening with works from Mendocino College Fiber Arts students

 

7pm Hear from Jody Alexander (who is teaching at the Mendocino Art Center) on The Boro Aesthetic
Boro is a word used to describe Japanese textiles that have been pieced, patched, repaired and passed down from generation to generation. Boro textiles are utilitarian objects that are rich and sumptuous and that, although old in age, possess a contemporary aesthetic, and are rooted in sustainability. She will be sharing images from her personal collection of Japanese boro textiles and may even have a few items in hand.
Jody has recently written a book on the subject.

 

Ongoing in the Tapestry Studio will be a couple of women “in residence” working on a stitchery of Druers Rhinoceros during the entire evening.

Saturday May 26th PROGRAM

We will be hearing from the always interesting Bob Rhoades at 11am.  Come at 10 for social and sharing.

Friday June 1st 2018

5 PM First Friday in Gallery – Mendocino College Student Work

5 PM in the Tapestry Studio – THE RHINO PROJECT with Anne Beck and Michelle Wilson

7 PM in the classroom – The Boro Aesthetic

Jody Alexander will discuss how Japanese Boro textiles have influenced her artwork. She will show images of Japanese Boro textiles, artwork by other artists that create in the spirit of the art of mending, and her own artwork. Jody will also bring some real Japanese Boro textiles from her own collection for visitors to view.


Jody Alexander is an artist, bookbinder, librarian and teacher who lives and works in Santa Cruz, California. She combines textiles and found objects with discarded books, and gives them new life as scrolls, wall pieces, books, sculptural objects and installations. Her current work is inspired by the art of repair, mending techniques, and reuse.

 

Her work appears in a number of publications including Masters: Book Arts: Major Works by Leading Artist, 500 Handmade Books, and 1000 Artists’ Books: Exploring the Book as Art. Jody is the 2015 recipient of the Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from U.C.L.A., and a Master’s degree in Library Science from Simmons College, Boston, MA.

She is the author of The Boro Aesthetic: Books, Bags, Zakka and Zokin available through Blurb and Amazon. Her online workshops can be found on Creativebug.com.