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

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.

 

Sunday 5/6/18 held special program

at 2pm for ….Lisa Trujillo’s talk on “Traditional Chimayo and Rio Grande Hispanic Weaving Styles”

Saturday April 28th Program: WOOL

Come at 10am for social and share.  11am   Ann Brezina, recent board member, spinner extraordinaire, shearer and wool judge at Boonville Fair, will be speaking on a favorite subject of hers … WOOL.   Come, enjoy, learn.

 

Upcoming events …

    

SPINNING GROUP

will now meet regularly on Thursdays 1:30-3:30pm  and no regularly scheduled Saturdays.

Support a Fiber Artist

FIRST – Kat

I’m writing to you to ask your help in keeping me weaving on the 60 inch industrial production AVL loom at the Mendocino Wool and Fiber Mill in Ukiah. The weaving is going incredibly well, and we’re finally at the point where we can start taking bulk orders, but we need a little help over the next few months to sustain us. We need $300 a month to continue paying off the purchase of the loom as well as a little bit extra to support me as I am currently spending out of pocket for gas and other expenses. I’ve set up a patreon account so the people can donate as little as a dollar a month toward helping us keep the loom functioning in Mendocino county and help support me as an artist. Patreon is a great website that allows people to support artists monthly, offering rewards and low payment tiers. Please visit patreon.com/thewillowspider to donate what you can and see behind the scenes pictures and stories about what I’m working on. Anyone interested in large blanket, scarf, or fabric orders please email Matt Gilbert.

You can follow me on Instagram at @the_willow_spider and the mill at @mendowool
Thank you for your support!
Kathryn Rossum,  The Willow Spider

 

SECOND – Albertina

Earlier this year, Albertina and her daughter Melissa, who have been coming to Calif. on a tourist visa all these years (could it really be 40?!!) were stopped at the San Francisco Airport, visas confiscated, and turned back.  This is a big financial hit for them to be out the airfare as well as the marketing opportunity to sell textiles that support an extended family and much of the community of Santa Catarina Palopo.  They cannot apply for a visa again for five years, so we are trying to figure out ways to help.
Admittedly there were red flags– Tina had already priced things to sell.  She usually puts the tags on once she gets here.  And Melissa is pregnant and apparently showing so the official intimated that she was here to have her baby.  One of the scary things was that they did an internet search and found that she had been teaching at Pacific Textile Arts and other places.
We have tried in the past (at Mendocino Art Center) to get official teaching visas and its nearly impossible.
If you want to help financially – to help offset the airfare and lose of income, please contact either Jan Hudson  or Rachel Cruz  and they can receive funds from you and pass on to Albertina’s family and community,

In support of Northern CA fire victims ….

Hi All,

I have started a Facebook page to match up equipment with people that have lost looms, spinning wheels, etc. in the recent California Fires.  Please help me spread the word so that people and organization that have equipment to donate can post what they have and fiber artist can post what equipment they need.
This platform allows for the “wants” and “have” to communicate directly with each other through Facebook without the need for extensive monitoring/coordination.
It would be great if you could post photos or just list equipment that is available to get the ball rolling.  I will contact guilds, CNCH, HGA, SDA, Schacht and other organizations to let them know of this site.  It would be great if we could post a few sentence along with a link on PTA’s website/homepage, add to our next newsletter, and add to our next constant connect email.
Here’s the link:  fb.me/CAFireAffectFiberArtists Also, people could do a Facebook search using the terms: “Assist CA Fire Affected Fiber Artists
Thank you and send any additional ideas to me.
Cheers, Pavlos

First Friday: Larry Thomas’s Drawing Class Works

APRIL 6, 2018

Come on down and enjoy the new show.  5pm