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.


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

Donations Accepted

VIA PAYPAL


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

Current Board Members

President: Elaine Todd
Vice President: Jackie Wollenberg
Secretary: Karen Inwood
Treasurer: Nancy Denison
Ann Brezina
Mickie McCormic
Jennie Henderson
Lolli Jacobsen
Nancy Trissel
Jackie Wollenberg
At Large: Pavlos Mayakis

STAFF

Education Director: Lolli Jacobsen
Registrar: Nancy Denison
Librarian: Roberta Brockschmidt
Programs Director: Lolli Jacobsen
Facilities Development: Jackie Wollenberg
Publicity: Mickie McCormic, Laine Escola
WebMaster:  NormaLee Andres
Facebook: Karen Inwood; Jennie Henderson

Instructors

Fiscal Year 2018-2019:
Mikado Tada, Jackie Wollenberg, Adriane Nicolaisen, Mickie McCormic, Alissa Allen, Lisa Grey, Jo Britton

Fiscal Year 2019-2020:
Nancy Kennedy, Sue Luna, Deborah Corsini

Other PTArts Volunteeers

Programs/Gallery: Eleanor Adams
Gallery: Adriane Nicolaisen
Gardens: Laine Escola, Diana Corbin
Historian: Nancy Denison
Asst to Historian: Laine Escola
Spinning Group Leader: Ann Brezina
Constant Contact Admin: Karen Inwood
Scrapbook: Diana Corbin

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.
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.

 

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 …