North American Textile Conservation Conference Open Position
Deadline: Wednesday, January 15 2014
The North American Textile Conservation Conference (NATCC) has one open position and is inviting applications from our North American colleagues to join the 12-member board. The NATCC is a not-for-profit (501(c)(3) organization that was formed to improve the quality of textile conservation by sponsoring biennial conferences and publishing the papers from those conferences.
As specified in the NATCC Bylaws, new Directors are elected by a majority of the Board to serve a 4-year term. Board members, who must be practicing textile conservators, curators, or scientists, are responsible for the organization of the biennial conferences. The NATCC Board meets twice per year, once during the AIC Annual Meeting and once at another time and place agreed upon by the Board. During a biennial conference year, the second meeting generally occurs on the day after the conference. The language of business for the Board is English. NATCC does not reimburse Board members for travel expenses associated with attending Board meetings.
We are especially interested in bringing our meetings to a wider geographic area, which requires regional board members to serve as the nucleus for the local committee. With that in mind, we are especially interested in hearing from our colleagues in Canada, the Northwest coast and the Midwest of the United States, and Mexico. Among the qualifications that the NATCC Board is seeking are a proven ability to work collaboratively, fluency in Spanish and/or French, South/Central American or Canadian affiliations, institutional support, and previous Board experience.
Those interested in serving on this congenial Board should submit their curriculum vitae and a letter describing their experience, qualifications and statement of interest to: Esther Méthé, NATCC Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters are due by January 15, 2014. The Board will announce its decision by March 2014.
We invite you to contact any current Board member for more information:
Emilia Cortes, email@example.com; Joy Gardiner, firstname.lastname@example.org; Christine Giuntini, Christine.Giuntini@metmuseum.org; Claudia Iannuccilli, email@example.com; Yadin Larochette, firstname.lastname@example.org; Hector Manuel Meneses Lozano, email@example.com; Esther Méthé, firstname.lastname@example.org; Denise Migdail, email@example.com; Lorena Román, firstname.lastname@example.org; Sarah Stevens, email@example.com; Beth Szuhay, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please share this message with textile conservation colleagues who may not subscribe to this list. Thank you.
Margaret Wing Dodge Chair in Conservation Chief Conservator • The Textile Museum • 2320 S Street NW • Washington, DC 20008 tel. 202.667.0441, ext. 18 • email@example.com
University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks an Assistant Professor: Textile/Apparel Design
The Design Studies Department of the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks an Assistant Professor for a tenure track position in textile and apparel design. Applicants should have an M.F.A., Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree and professional design experience and/or education that indicates a strong potential for teaching and scholarship development. Prior teaching experience at the university/college level is desired.
The successful candidate will have a comprehensive knowledge of traditional textile structures complimented by an innovative, forward-thinking studio practice. The candidate should have the ability to develop projects that can be applied to apparel, home furnishings, architecture, and artistic production and have an awareness of socially responsible design concerns. We desire a visionary thinker who is able to reinvent and push the boundaries of cloth as a 21st century material on the body and in the environment.
- Teach introductory and advanced courses in textile structures, as well as other course(s) in areas that might include “smart” textiles (e-textiles, techno textiles) and/or socially responsible design.
- Teach one graduate level course that addresses contemporary design concepts, e.g. design thinking, sustainability, or emergent technologies relevant to textile, apparel and interior design.
- Mentor graduate students and oversee undergraduate senior theses
- Develop a strong research/creative performance agenda
- Contribute service to the department, school, university, and profession
- Familiarity with Macomber Looms, AVL Electronic Looms (industrial dobby, folding dobby, and studio dobby) and knitting machines and the ability to maintain all such equipment.
- Ability to teach Weave-point 7, Photoshop and Illustrator
- Knowledge of textile history and the evolution of textile production from home-based industry to contemporary industrial production, as well as trends in contemporary art and design weaving.
- Ability to guide undergraduate and graduate students through the conception and execution of course projects by offering aesthetic and technical advice.
- Develop new courses that are relevant to students in the Textile and Apparel Design and Interior Design, e.g. techno textiles, upholstery, textiles and acoustics
-Ability to teach a variety of off-loom textile structures, e.g. crochet, felting, plaiting, netting
To apply, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #78078 to:
1300 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1524
Or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
Camphill Soltane Seeks Textile Design Enterprise Coworker
Camphill Soltane is a life-sharing community of 80 people, including young adults ages 18-25, and adults age 25 and up, with developmental disabilities. Our Soltane Works program serves the needs of our older community residents with disabilities, and encompasses a number of on-campus work areas, including a textile design studio, a combined store/cafe/bakery, a land and estate crew, and a community services crew. Soltane also has strong connections with the surrounding community through off-campus job placements and expanding social and economic partnerships.
In collaboration with our workshop leader and other supporting coworkers you will be responsible for the production, marketing, and distribution of eco-friendly hand-woven and screen-printed fashion and home décor accessories.
Depending on your area of interest and experience, you will participate and support the work of 1-5 individuals with special needs in the weaving, sewing, and/or screen-printing units. (Production of hand-woven fabric, construction of bags and home accessories, and printing of yardage and finished products.) Our designing process is inclusive and enables all members of the textile enterprise to explore their creativity and collaborate in creating the finished product. We are looking for individuals with art/design backgrounds and/or experience in screen printing who are interested in guiding our team of coworkers and artists with special needs in exploring their own creativity, working collaboratively, and producing modern and sustainable products. You will live in a household with coworkers and individuals with special needs. As an integral member of a household, you’ll engage in direct care for students or residents. Please visit ingc.etsy.com to view some of our products!
The ability to work with others, including a crew of people with special needs. A background in art/design or experience in textile/graphic design or screen-printing. Good communication and people skills. Needs to work well in a team.
Full room and board provided; monthly stipend of $190; health insurance after 3 months; vacation funds of $875, community car usage. There is also the option to participate in our AmeriCorps program. There are many benefits to the AmeriCorps program, among them the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award which awards $5,550 towards education costs per year of service (for up to two years).
Contact Nathan McLaughlin, email@example.com, for more information.
Apply online: https://www.camphilldb.org/service/camphillprevservicedetails/483
FACULTY POSITION IN DESIGN (STUDIO PRACTICE) TENURE TRACK
Deadline: Tuesday, July 01 2014
TENURE TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
DEPT. OF DESIGN
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS
The Dept. of Design at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for a new faculty position in Fashion Design. The appointment will be made at the assistant professor, tenure-track level. Successful candidates will demonstrate a capacity for conducting original creative design and research work in the fashion field and possess background in creative practice or industry, ideally with emergent areas of fashion technology. Ability to bridge other areas of design such as visual communication, sustainable practice, product design, etc is desired. The appointee is expected to teach in the undergraduate and graduate programs, conduct an active program of research and/or creative work, and collaboratively participate in the activities, service, and life of the department, other disciplines at the university level and establish meaningful connections to broader academic, professional, client and/or industrial communities. A terminal degree is required, studio format teaching experience preferred. Ability to advance the university’s and department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities is desired. Appointment commences July 1, 2014.
The UC Davis Dept. of Design, which includes the UC Davis Design Museum and the California Lighting Technology Center, is the only comprehensive academic design unit in the University of California system, one of the world’s leading public universities. The program offers a research- focused curriculum combining theoretical and humanistic study with innovation and practice.
Candidates begin the application process by registering online at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00182. Submit letter of interest, CV, a brief statement of future research plans, descriptions of courses taught and/or proposed, twenty images of creative works (in a single pdf or other supported file of no more than 10MB), and the names and contact details for four references. Review of applications begins January 10, 2014 and continues until the position is filled.
Questions about the position may be addressed to Prof. Susan Avila at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of California, Davis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.
Arizona State University
Location: Tempe, AZ
Degrees: B.F.A. & M.F.A.
Majors: Fibers (Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts)
Textile Society of America Volunteer Application
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Textile Society of America! We rely on the dedication of people like you to carry out our mission. Please complete the following form so that we can find the best fit between your skills and our needs.
Ancient and Modern: A Prize for Original Research
Deadline: Thursday, October 31 2013
The eighth (2013) annual grant of £1,000 fir a research project to be awarded to a candidate less then twenty-five or over sixy years.
For the runner-up The Godfrey Goodwin Prize of £5oo will be awarded in honour of Godfrey Goodwin (1921-2005) distinguished Ottoman scholar.
i. The project should relate to any of the subject areas covered by the sponsoring journals, including the history of cuisine.
ii. HALI and CORNUCOPIA reserve the right to publish the results, the winner to submit a printable article for publication within an year.
iii. Applications should be short and outline the project in no more than 500 words, accompanied by your age, anticipated results, and contact address.
iv. The award can be used for travel, material expenses and sustenance whilst the research is underway. Priority will be given to projects which would not easily find funding and which display originality.
Entries are judged on the following criteria:
Presentation of the application
Worthiness of the subject
Likeliness to produce results
Appeal to Halı or Cornucopia readers of the resulting print article
Also considered is how the prize money would contribute to the project
Applications should be submitted to:
Ancient & Modern
PO Box 13311
Hawick, TD9 7YF
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – International Quilt Study Center & Museum
Deadline: Friday, November 01 2013
The International Quilt Study Center & Museum (IQSCM), part of the Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design in the College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, seeks an Executive Director to provide dynamic leadership for the IQSCM and its venue, Quilt House. Establish policies and develop strategic planning to help accomplish the IQSCM mission and to build it as a preeminent institution. Direct and oversee acquisition, exhibition, preservation and interpretation of collections in accordance with the highest professional and ethical standards. Cultivate and solicit gifts and sponsorships to support the IQSCM’s programs and acquisitions. Undertake other responsibilities and initiatives necessary to fulfilling the IQSCM mission and enhancing its future. Salary commensurate with experience.
Minimum requirements: An earned Master’s degree or 5 years experience in museum or non-profit administration; leadership, knowledge and experience related to policy and planning for museum operations; a track record of securing funding for programming and activities related to museums or the non-profit sector.
How to Apply: To be considered for the position, go to http://employment.unl.edu search for requisition number F_130162. Click on “Apply to this Job.” Complete application and attach a cover letter; a resume; a list of three professional references with contact information, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address if available; and a vision statement for the International Quilt Study Center & Museum growth and development as a whole, a maximum of 500 words (other).
Please contact Michael James at email@example.com for further information. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. The University of Nebraska is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance and dual careers.
Call for Entry – CRAFTBOSTON Spring & Holiday 2014
Deadline: Thursday, September 12 2013
Presented by The Society of Arts and Crafts, Craftboston Spring and Holiday are New England’s premiere juried exhibitions and sales of contemporary craft.
SAC invites artists to apply for participation in the following media categories: baskets, ceramics, fiber decorative, fiber wearable, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, and wood.
Craftboston Spring will be held April 4-6, 2014 and Craftboston Holiday will be held December 5-7, 2014.
Craftboston 2014 applications will be available online from May 30th – September 12th, 2013; It is $40 to apply to ONE or BOTH of the 2014 shows.
Please visit www.craftboston.org or www.juriedartservices.com for more information.
Curatorial Assistant – Textile Art
Deadline: Friday, August 30 2013
This is a Denver Arts Museum administrative support position assisting the Curator in:
- maintaining all documentation associated with the permanent collection
- serving as staff liaison for the department
- responding to inquiries regarding the collection and related topics, directly, or on behalf of Curator
- administrative aspects of preparing installations and exhibitions
- website updates and blog entries provenance research
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Ability to work as a team with curatorial and museum staff, donors, and the general public
- Maintain organization of department office, including prioritization of incoming inquiries and ongoing projects
- Prepare, research, process, and maintain all records and paperwork for the permanent collection including acquisition and deaccession forms, loan forms, annual acquisitions listings, photography, object files, image rights, and electronic database
- Maintain departmental files, including but not limited to object, artist, budget, and project files
- Maintain departmental, acquisitions, and support budgets and reconcile with Accounting Department records in a timely manner
- Maintain departmental correspondence; process correspondence generated by Curator; edit, format, distribute, log and file; route inquiries to proper parties
- Respond to all phone inquiries to the department and direct calls to appropriate party
- Compile checklist information for exhibitions and gallery rotations
- Prepare and produce object labels. Work with Curator and Educator on production of interpretative texts for exhibition installations and the permanent collection. Maintain and change labels as needed
- Coordinate shipping and conservation arrangements for incoming and outgoing loans with Registrar, Conservator, and other institutions for permanent collection objects and exhibitions
- Assist Curator in preparation of lectures and publications
- Assist with the creation and coordination of departmental publications, press materials, and written information about the department
- Assist Curator in troubleshooting computer operations
- Assist visiting scholars with access to the collection
Duties & Responsibilities
- Order subscriptions, publications, and departmental supplies
- Manage and coordinate departmental events and fundraisers
- Serve as staff liaison for department supporters as needed and as defined by supervisor
- Perform other related duties as assigned or requested
Note: This position does not promote to a curatorial track position
- Strong organizational, writing, editing, research, record-keeping, accounting, and administrative skills; experience with interdepartmental planning and coordination
- High level of attention to detail, ensuring correct documentation at all levels, with ability to cross-check and verify documentation from sources within and outside the Textile Art Department
- Ability to work without immediate supervision and review of work-product
- Tracking status of multiple projects and seeing projects to conclusion
- Knowledge of museum procedures for receiving shipments, processing acquisitions, deaccessioning, cataloguing art objects, payment of invoices, etc.
- Knowledge of museum procedures for art handling
- Computer skills including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, ARGUS or other collection databases
- Knowledge of a foreign language related to the department’s holdings desirable
Education or Formal Training
- MA in Art History, Museum Studies or relevant field preferred, BA considered
- Knowledge of textile art history and/or textile techniques desirable
Prior relevant curatorial or collections experience in a museum, archive, or library is desirable
This is a full-time position with benefits. Posting closes on August 30, 2013. If you are interested in this position, please email your cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org In the subject line of your email, please list your name first followed by the position you are interested in obtaining.
It is the policy of the Denver Art Museum to prohibit discrimination against any person or organization based on age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, gender, veteran status, political service, affiliation or disability.
Call Out: Subversive Stitch Revisited: The Politics of Cloth
Deadline: Monday, September 09 2013
Call for Papers and Presentations for The Subversive Stitch Revisited: The Politics of Cloth
29-30 November 2013
Keynote Speakers include: Professor Griselda Pollock, University of Leeds.
The Subversive Stitch Revisited: The Politics of Cloth will explore the legacy of Rozsika Parker’s groundbreaking book, The Subversive Stitch: embroidery and the making of the feminine (1984)and two landmark exhibitions from 1988 that developed Parker’s ideas. It will consist of a one and a half day event held at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and an online resource that will include documentation of all contributions. The event will be dedicated to the memory of Rozsika Parker, who died in 2010.
The first afternoon of the event will reflect on the art and feminist debates of the 1970s and 80s from which the exhibitions emerged. It will conclude with a keynote presentation by Professor Griselda Pollock, whose collaborative work with Parker during that period produced key feminist art texts. The second day explores the politics of cloth now, focusing on current activity by both women and men that addresses ethical, social and global issues, and on cloth as a subversive strategy.
We welcome proposals for papers and a range of presentations of varying lengths and formats – to a maximum of 20 minutes – from artists, performers, writers, filmmakers and scholars in any discipline and from any part of the world. Politics may be broadly defined, with an emphasis on radical, subversive and interventionist projects that question and challenge structures of power. We encourage creative interpretations focusing on the politics of cloth which, if accepted, will be documented via the website. Issues addressed might include, for example:
textiles and gender politics
cloth and the politics of the body
the impact of feminist theories on textile practices, writing and curation
cloth and cultural difference – identities- migration – post/colonialisms
the global textile trade – sweated labour – child labour
textiles and alternative histories, narratives and networks
textiles and protest – resistance – craftivism – collective action
textiles and the politics of education
ethical practice in textiles
Proposals for contributions (250 words maximum) should be accompanied by a short biography (around 100 words) and may include up to 2 weblinks, if relevant. Please email to email@example.com by Monday 9 September, with the word PROPOSAL in the subject heading.
The Subversive Stitch Revisited: The Politics of Cloth is a project initiated and curated by Jennifer Harris, Deputy Director of the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, Pennina Barnett, writer and curator, and Althea Greenan, Curator the Women’s Art Library, Special Collections, Goldsmiths, University of London. The event is organised in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum and Iniva.
International Call – “Salon for Small and Large Format Textile Art
Deadline: Sunday, September 15 2013
The VII International Biennial WTA-Colombia 2014, will be held at Museo El Castillo in the city of Medellin, from February 13 to March 16.
For this new textile encounter, the theme is open and summons any person wishing to produce a work of contemporary textile art.
“When we speak of contemporary textile art we refer to artistic expressions with a language based on the concept of textile and/or making use of various materials that relate to textiles or fabric, and that can also be addressed from diverse artistic areas. For ancient traditional techniques have interestingly been incorporating other process and new media over various decades”.
The VII World Textile Art Biennial has the backing of the Ministry of Culture of Colombia. It is deemed to become “a cultural and artistic event that promotes and outstanding results in textile creation and training both nationally in Colombia and internationally.’
For more information and to download the application, click here.
Call for Artists – Textiles
Deadline: Monday, August 19 2013
Art Factory TEXTILE-THEMED Installations and Exhibitions
This is an open call for curators and textile-based artists to submit proposals for a textile-themed art extravaganza in late September. The Textile Show is meant to celebrate Paterson’s rich textile heritage, highlight the role that the Art Factory has played in that continuing history and showcase the talents of emerging and established artists in the textile fields.
The Art Factory is a vast, spacious, inspiring collection of 19th century textile mill buildings in the heart of Paterson’s Historic District. The Art Factory is adapting these historic textile spaces and converting them into galleries, studios, lounges, classrooms, workshops and storage facilities. With its frontage on the National Park, it is a short stroll from the Art Factory complex through the park to Paterson’s Great Falls.
The Textile Show will be a collection of temporary exhibitions, site-specific installations, runway-style fashion shows and live performances. Preference will be given to proposals that emphasize textile manufacturing and history. We strongly encourage site-specific installations that bond, in some way, to the environment in which they are housed, challenging the traditional relationship between art object and the sterile white gallery wall on which it usually hangs.
70 Spruce Street, Paterson, New Jersey 07501
CALL FOR ENTRIES: Innovations in Fiber Art VI
Deadline: Monday, September 09 2013
International Juried Fiber Art Exhibition
October 24 – November 30, 2013
Contact: Catherine Devriese
Sebastopol Center for the Arts
(707) 829-4797 Mon. – Fri. 10 am – 4 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org
SEBASTOPOL: Sebastopol Center for the Arts and Surface Design Association present Innovations in Fiber Art VI, an international juried exhibition of thought-provoking, unconventional and innovative fiber artworks expressed in a range of materials.
Jurors are Susan Taber Avila, artist and Professor of Design (Textiles and Fashion) at the University of California, Davis and Chutian Scholar at Wuhan Textile University in Wuhan, China. She has exhibited work in Argentina, China, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Lithuania, Mexico, Swaziland, and the UK as well as numerous exhibitions in the United States. Susan Taber Avila’s artwork is included in several books and periodicals and she has published articles in Fiberarts, Ornament, and Surface Design Journal. She was the co-creator of the website, FiberScene.com (1999-2010) and she currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Surface Design Association.
Joan Schulze, Independent artist and lecturer, whose work has been shown in numerous museums and galleries worldwide since the 1970s. She exhibits and teaches internationally and is highly regarded for her work in collage and the fiber arts. Reviewers have called her the female “Rauschenberg”. Since 2000, Schulze has been juror, advisor and the 2012 jury chair for From Lausanne to Beijing, the International Fiber Art Biennale. She participated in the 4th Riga International Textiles & Fibre Triennial in Latvia; in 2012 a solo show in Lisbon, Portugal. Her studio is in San Francisco, California.
For the exhibition prospectus go to http://sebarts.org/index.php/calls-entry/
Awards: $500 Best of Show, $100 Second Prize, $100 Third Prize, Merit Awards, Awards of Excellence from SCA and SDA
Submission Deadline: September 9, 2013.
The show opens with a reception on Thursday, October 24, 6 pm – 7:30 pm, and runs through November 30, 2013
Call for Artists: ManneqArt
Deadline: Tuesday, July 30 2013
ManneqArt is an organization focused on bringing Wearable Art to the attention of the American public. Through a variety of events during the year, we strive to showcase the best in imaginative Hair, Makeup, Costuming, and Digital Art. The focal point of our season is a Public Display of exceptional designs culminating in a Gala Event where finalists present their work. Winning artists can receive awards totaling $50,000, with up to $16,000 for the Gold Award Winner. Located in Howard County, Maryland, USA, ManneqArt looks to engage a community committed to embracing the arts and anticipates expanding nationwide in the future.
Entry fees (per submission): $35 until May 30, $40 until June 30
Final Deadline: $45 July 30
For application information click here
Textiles Expert (Flammable Fabrics)
We seek a Textiles Expert with broad scientific knowledge of background in flammable fabrics, arc flash protection, fire protection, ignition and flame spread, and strength of materials. In depth knowledge of industry standards related to flammability testing is required: ASTM, CPSIA, NFPA, UL, REACH and China Product Standards.
This position is available on a full time or part time basis, location flexible (US).
How to Apply:
E-mail your resume and a cover letter outlining your professional background and expertise to email@example.com .
Call for Papers TSA 2014 Symposium: New Directions
Deadline: Tuesday, October 01 2013
New Directions: Examining the Past, Creating the Future.
Textile Society of America’s 14th Biennial Symposium
Los Angeles, California, September 10-14, 2014
TSA’s Biennial Symposium will take place in Los Angeles, California on the campus of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). To encourage the maximum amount of scholarly interchange, TSA has devised a new format for 2014, and plans to hold two days of multiple, concurrent sessions at UCLA on Thursday and Friday, as well as a full day of plenary sessions at LACMA on Saturday. In addition to the sessions, there will be a series of dynamic pre- and post-conference workshops and study tours to local and regional art institutions and collections, receptions, special programs and awards ceremony.
The theme of TSA’s 14th Biennial Symposium New Directions: Examining the Past, Creating the Future will explore change and innovation in textiles in the past while looking at the state of the field of textiles, textile study, production and creativity, today and for the future. Where have we been and where are we going? What are the moments that encapsulate change? What are the shifts in direction for cultures, technology, creativity and knowledge? And how do these effect our understanding of textiles?
Proposed papers should look at important moments in history when innovations or new ideas caused cultures to shift (materially, technically, aesthetically, or conceptually) or present new approaches, new research methods, new ways of understanding the past. They may also focus on key innovators, makers, designers, or scholars whose contributions have had a major impact, or examine critical social, political, economic or artistic processes. Papers could look at the past or present, examining elements of daily life or ideas that impact our world through the medium of textiles, whether from environmental, scientific, economic, social, or artistic perspectives. In addition, papers might look to the future and the pathways of knowledge or production that yield new ways of seeing, making, and understanding textiles.
TSA seeks presentation proposals from all textile-related disciplines and interdisciplinary areas, including but not limited to anthropology, archaeology, art, art history, conservation, cultural geography, design, economics, ethnic studies, history, linguistics, marketing, mathematics, political science, and science, among others. Participation of international and U.S. scholars, researchers, artists, museum professionals, and others is welcome. Submission of abstracts is open to TSA members (see below).
In addition to our general Call for Papers, including individual papers, organized sessions and panels, films and other media submissions, we invite papers that may be considered for our plenary day. The review committee will select from among the general submissions that cogently and directly address the theme of the symposium.
Please download Guidelines for submission.
For questions about the online submission process please contact: Newdirections@textilesociety.org
TSA Membership Requirement
All persons submitting proposals for participation in the 2014 symposium must be TSA members in good standing for 2013 at the time of submission. Non-member applicants may join TSA at the time of proposal submission. If extenuating circumstances exist, please write to: Newdirections@textilesociety.org.
TSA follows a policy of peer review and merit consideration for acceptance into the symposium program. Initial review of proposals and abstracts by the jury will be done without author identification. Abstracts for papers outside of the jurors’ expertise will be sent to specialists. Final selections will be made by the Symposium Program Committee, composed of representatives from the Symposium Organizing Committee and the TSA Board, based on jurors’ ranking and comments; relatedness to the symposium theme and the interests of Textile Society of America as expressed in our mission statement; originality of research; and clarity. The final program will be organized to assure a diversity of geographic regions, subject matter, and scholarly approaches. The Program Committee will inform all those submitting proposals of its decisions by December 1, 2013.
Acceptance by TSA implies the presenter’s commitment to register for and attend the 14th TSA Biennial Symposium in Los Angeles, September 11-13, 2014, and intent to participate in the capacity proposed. Following acceptance, all speakers, session organizers, and panel presenters must submit electronically their commitment to present at and attend the symposium by February 1, 2014. All thus-confirmed speakers, session organizers, and panel presenters must then register for the symposium by May 1, 2014. All accepted abstracts and presenters’ biographies will be published on the TSA website and in the Symposium Program and Proceedings.
Publication of Symposium Proceedings
Proceedings generally are electronically published within six months of the symposium. Manuscripts (text and images) for publication in the TSA 2012 Symposium Proceedings must be received no later than December 1, 2014. If no manuscript is submitted, the 300-word abstract will be published. Guidelines for preparing manuscripts for publication will available on the TSA website.
Information about Scholarships and Awards are available on the TSA website
We look forward to receiving your submissions!
Elena Phipps, President, TSA
The 2014 Symposium is organized by the Textile Society of America
Academic Program Chair: Roy Hamilton, Curator, Asian and Pacific Collections, Fowler Museum, UCLA. RHamilton@textilesociety.org
Co-host: Sharon Takeda, Senior Curator and Department Head, Costumes and Textiles, LACMA
Proceedings editor: Ann Svenson, TSA Board, firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for papers: session on Latin American Textiles at College Art Association
Deadline: Monday, May 06 2013
CAA 102nd Annual Conference
Chicago, Illinois, February 12-15, 2014
The 2014 Annual Conference is held in Chicago, Illinois, Wednesday–Saturday, February 12–15, 2014. Sessions are scheduled for two and a half hours. Chairs develop sessions in a manner that is appropriate to the topics and participants of their sessions. A characteristic, though certainly not standard, format includes four or five presentations of twenty minutes each, amplified by audience participation or by a discussant’s commentary. Other forms of presentation are encouraged.
Association for Latin American Art: Textile Traditions of Latin America in Context
Session Chair: Elena Phipps, Metropolitan Museum of Art, email@example.com
This session will focus on the contributions of the study of textiles to broader issues of art, culture and social history in Latin America, with papers that would come from Pre-Columbian, Colonial and ethnographic perspectives. Textiles in Latin America constitute a major art form that intersects with a broad spectrum of developments in the region, offering a rich and nuanced view into areas of artistic production, social and cultural identity, mathematics and cultural logic, religion and the sacred, trade, politics and economics, among many other subjects. Papers may focus on particular groups of textiles that contribute to interpretations of historical and artistic development, present results of technical or conservation studies that link material and materiality to cultural issues, examine broad trends in cross-cultural interactions in which textiles play an active role though their use, construction, design or social context. The session aims to bring the subject of textiles, often an internal dialogue confined to textile specialists, to a broader audience and to demonstrate how their study contributes to the understanding of Latin American art and culture.
PROPOSALS FOR PAPERS TO SESSION CHAIR
Due May 6, 2013
Proposals for participation in sessions should be sent directly to the session chair. Every proposal should include the following five items:
1. Completed session participation proposal form, or an email with the requested information.
2. Preliminary abstract of one to two double-spaced, typed pages.
3. Letter explaining speaker’s interest, expertise in the topic, and CAA membership status.
4. CV with home and office mailing addresses, email address, and phone and fax numbers. Include summer address and telephone number, if applicable.
5. Documentation of work when appropriate, especially for sessions in which artists might discuss their own work.
PDF of call for Participation
Full Time Museum Curator of Clothing & Textiles
Deadline: Sunday, September 01 2013
The Museum of Texas Tech University invites applications for the full-time position of Curator of Clothing & Textiles. The Museum has a 5 million+ diverse collection in the arts, humanities, and natural sciences within a facility of over 250,000 square feet. The Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, with active collecting, exhibition, and education programs. The Museum Science and Heritage Management graduate programs are housed in and are an integral part of the Museum.
This appointment is an active, hands-on position involving the care and management, research, and exhibition of the Clothing & Textiles collections (ca. 75,000 objects). The Curator is expected to be knowledgeable in clothing and fashion history, engage with donors and potential donors, and conduct collections-based research leading to peer-reviewed publications and exhibit development. The Curator reports to the Museum Executive Director.
Among the Curator’s responsibilities are the following:
- Collections Stewardship
- Other Duties
Master’s degree in Museum Science or Museum Studies and 3-5 years experience in a curatorial/collections management position in a clothing or related division required. Ph.D. in appropriate discipline preferred. With appropriate credentials, the position carries the possibility of an adjunct faculty appointment in the Museum Science Program. Competitive salary and excellent employee benefits package. Send letter of interest and vita to Curator Search Committee, Museum of Texas Tech University, Box 43191, Lubbock, Texas 79409-3191. Expected position start date of September 1, 2013; opened until filled. Texas Tech University is an EEO/AA/ADA employer.
INTENSIVE TEXTILE COURSE, 13-17 MAY 2013. ONLY THREE PLACES LEFT
Deadline: Monday, May 13 2013
Between Monday 13 and Friday 17 of May, 2013, the TRC will organise, for the sixth time, its very popular five-day course about textiles and all that goes with them. The course, which is being given in English, looks at the processes of making a piece of cloth, from the raw fibres to the end product. The participants will learn about the theory and practice of fibre identification, spinning, dyeing, weaving, and decorative techniques including printing and embroidery. The course is practically orientated and the students are encouraged to try out the wide range of techniques that are being discussed. This means that they will use microscopes and staining techniques for fibre identification. They will be introduced, and asked to use, a wide variety of hand spindles and spinning wheels. They will also apply natural dye stuffs and mordants to produce dozens of different colours. Students may bring pieces of textiles that they would like to discuss during the course.
This five-day course is given twice a year, and has already attracted students from around the world. The course is given by Dr. Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood (PhD Manchester, UK), director TRC. The group of students is always limited to eight people, in order to ensure the greatest benefits to the participants. For the May course, three places are still available. If you wish to attend the course, please contact the TRC as soon as possible ( firstname.lastname@example.org).
Hogewoerd 164, 2311 HW Leiden, The Netherlands
INTERNATIONAL WORK-STUDY OPPORTUNITY: Tinkuy de Tejedores
Deadline: Friday, November 01 2013
The Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco (CTTC) will be hosting their second Tinkuy de Tejedores (Gathering of Weavers) in November, 2013. The first one was held in 2010, and was attended by more than 400 people from a dozen countries of the Americas.
The 2013 event will be three days in duration, Nov 12-15, add-on workshops and tours to weaving communities in the Peruvian highlands. It will consist of keynote presentations by internationally-known textile authorities, plus hands-on workshops and demonstrations by weavers, spinners, and knitters from the Americas and beyond.
Working relationships will be with Event Director Hilda Roque and Director for the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, Nilda Callanaupa. The internship will include working with a local tour company that will handle international visitors and land tours, answering inquiries from foreign attendees, overseeing publicity and marketing in English-speaking countries, and other responsibilities as needed.
The ideal candidate will be fluent in English and Spanish, comfortable working with indigenous people, experienced in organizing groups and events, conversant in general business and office software (Microsoft Office Word, Excel, etc), have strong communication skills, and possession of a lively sense of adventure.
Please contact Nilda Callañaupa at email@example.com for more details.
CALL FOR PAPERS: PASOLD CONFERENCE 7-8 NOVEMBER 2013
Deadline: Friday, June 07 2013
Pasold Conference, Goldsmiths, University of London
‘Sourcing the Archive: new approaches to materialising textile history’.
Keynote Speakers: Professor Carolyn Steedman, University of WarwickDr Solveigh Goett, Textile Artist and Researcher.
Textiles attract through their sensory appeal – their texture and weight, smell, malleability, sound, retention of owners’ and makers’ bodily traces – factors only fully appreciable through physical engagement with them.Yet many, especially modern, historians have relied – often of necessity – on documentary or visual sources to research textile history. The 2013 Pasold Conference, jointly organized by Goldsmiths Department of History and the Goldsmiths Textile Collection will explore how tacit knowledge of material and affective relationships can be traced through the words we think with (Lakoff & Johnson 1999, 2003) with a view to asking: how can our engagement with textile sources extend our knowledge of the past? What can textiles communicate that other sources cannot? Building on a range of recent events which encourage engagement with the materiality of textiles, textile archives and/or the relationship between textiles and other historical sources the Conference will seek to identify textiles’ unique contribution to the advancement of historical understanding and practices.
We welcome proposals for 20-minute papers/presentations from historians, practitioners, writers and scholars in any discipline and concerned with any period or region. Proposals from postgraduate students are warmly welcome. Themes for papers may include, but are not limited to the following and we encourage creative interpretation of the overall conference theme:
- The unique value of textiles as historical sources.
- The relationship between physical and other (documentary, visual, digital) textile sources.
- The nature and purpose of physical textile archives in a digital age.
- The extent to which the value of physical engagement with textiles can be recovered when the textiles no longer exist.
- The challenges of, and solutions to, disseminating research findings which demand physical engagement with textile sources.
- The value of the materiality of textiles for cross-cultural/disciplinary interactions and writing about history.
Proposals,c.250 words (and inquiries) should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org by June 7 2013
Goldsmiths’ acclaimed history of innovative work in the textile arts will be celebrated during the Conference with a special exhibition of material from the Goldsmiths’ Textile Collection, ‘an eclectic, international treasure trove of textiles’. There will also be an optional afternoon of object handling in the Collection to generate discussion around new ways of writing history.
Exhibition Coordinator, The Textile Museum
Deadline: Friday, April 05 2013
The Textile Museum of Washington, DC is seeking an experienced Exhibition
Coordinator who will manage all aspects of internally generated and traveling
exhibitions hosted by The Textile Museum. The primary overall responsibilities
of the position are to organize and oversee a schedule of work that brings
the exhibitions from a development stage to a successful conclusion, to develop
and track exhibition budgets, and to facilitate communication between all
departments and outside vendors involved in the exhibition planning and
production. It is an exciting time to join our staff we affiliate with the George Washington University to become the cornerstone of a new museum opening
in mid-2014 on GW’s Foggy Bottom campus.
* Function as the point person working with exhibition curator, museum departments, outside contractors, and other institutions
* Assist with institutional exhibition planning/schedule
* Develop and track project budgets and creating budget reports
* Coordinate and support production of exhibition publications
* Coordinate production of exhibition graphics and texts
* Assist with the installation and take down of exhibitions
* MA in arts management or art history preferred
* 2-4 years of museum or exhibition management experience required
* Background and experience in art history or related field is required
* Excellent written and interpersonal skills
* Passion for art and/or textile arts
* Imperative for the applicant to be highly organized, detail oriented and able to multitask
* Demonstrated ability to coordinate a diverse team and experience working in a creative, multidisciplinary and fast-paced environment
* Experience with contract negotiation and budget development and
* Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint.
To apply: Please submit your resume and cover letter (including your salary
requirement) to email@example.com by APRIL 5, 2013.
Weave a Real Peace Scholarship
Deadline: Tuesday, April 30 2013
Weave a Real Peace is a networking organization composed of weavers and other fiber artisans who are interested in improving the lives of fiber artisans in the developing world. Each year we hold an annual meeting where we come together to celebrate our common interests and learn from each other.
This year’s meeting will take place June 27 through 30 at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire. We are offering a full scholarship to attend the meeting for a young person 35 years old or younger either in school, a recent grad, or pursuing a path related to WARP’s mission. The scholarship covers all the costs of attending the meeting, but not transportation, so applicants from the east coast may be especially interested in this year’s meeting. Our past recipients have had a such a rich, and influential experience at the meeting. If you know of anyone why might be interested, please share this information with them.
The application deadline is April 30. The application is available from Sarah Saulson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or on the WARP website.
Open Call – Journal of Textile Design Research & Practice
The Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice will publish research in textile design. It aims to create a forum to facilitate, stimulate and disseminate research in the domain of textile design and practice. Encompassing a range of approaches, disciplines and outcomes, the Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice will publish submissions from the following areas : research through textile designing and making – work that uses practice as an integral part of the research process, experimental design research into materials and processes, or research which has as its purpose the creation of artifacts which embody the results of the research; research informed by textiles – studies which are informed by textiles, textile design research methods and textile practice and including fields in which textiles are applied eg. product design, fashion and architecture; and research for textile design education encompassing pedagogic studies into the development of textile designers, practitioners and researchers.
Within these areas the journal is interested in the following: interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches and the role of collaboration; relationships between traditional and contemporary practices; the application of new and traditional technologies and materials from both technical and aesthetic perspectives; sustainable textile practices, interfaces between research and industry, the textile design process including the role of drawing and the significance of craft.
This is an open call but the deadline for inclusion in the first edition, due out in Autumn 2013 is Friday 22nd March 2013.
Download the Application Here
360 XOCHI QUETZAL: Free Artist Residency in Central Mexico
Deadline: Saturday, March 16 2013
360 XOCHI QUETZAL is a FREE artist residency located in Chapala, Mexico on the shores of the largest lake in Mexico. Fiber artists, writers, visual artists, musicians and scholars will find inspiration from the beauty of the lake and surrounding mountains.
Applications are due March 16, 2013 through CAFÉ for residency in May 2013.
For more information: http://www.deborahkruger.com/1/art-residency.html or visit/like our Facebook page: 360 Xochi Quetzal
2013 Conservation Treatment Grant
Deadline: Monday, June 03 2013
The Conservation Treatment Grant Program, administered by the Greater Hudson Heritage Network (GHHN), in the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), provides support for treatment procedures to aid in stabilizing and preserving objects in collections of museums, historical, and cultural organizations in New York State. The work must be performed by, or under direct supervision of, a professional conservator.
Applications will be accepted from non-profit museums and historical organizations or other cultural institutions that own, care for and exhibit collections to the public. Grant awards will be made to institutions lacking in-house conservation staff with expertise in the area for which support is requested. Collections owned by state or federal agencies are ineligible for grant support. Organizations may submit only one request, which may involve a single object or a group of related objects, all owned by the applicant institution.
Eligible institutions of all sizes are welcome to request support from this state-wide program; those with small budgets are encouraged to apply. Priority consideration will be given to applicants who have not yet received three consecutive treatment grants.
What We Fund
Support is available for conservation treatment of paintings, works on paper (including individual drawings, watercolors, prints or photographs), textiles (including costumes, domestic textiles and upholstery), furniture, frames, sculpture, historical, ethnographic and decorative objects.
Support is also available for treatment costs for supports, frames, stands and mounts that are integral to the treatment of the object.
Grants will support in-state transportation costs for the objects and/or the conservators, and the cost of insurance for the work(s) to be treated.
Call for Papers: The 6th International Conference on Indigenous Textiles of the Americas
Deadline: Sunday, March 31 2013
VI International Conference on Indigenous Textiles of the Americas
Indigenous American textiles: crossed perspectives on colours and current research topics
November 29-30, 2013, Paris, France
Call for Papers
The 6th International Conference on Indigenous Textiles of the Americas will be organized by the musée du quai Branly and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) on Friday, November 29th and Saturday, November 30th, 2013, in Paris,France.
This conference is a continuation of Victoria Solanilla’s commitment to organizing a Pre-Columbian textile conference in Barcelona every three years. As it was not possible to hold the conference in Barcelona this year, the musée du quai Branly has agreed to host the conference. Following the example of the previous conferences, the 6th International Conference will consider Pre-Columbian textiles as well as related historic and ethnographic textiles.
Inspired by research currently being conducted at the musée du quai Branly, one of the sessions at the conference will be specifically devoted to the role colour plays in indigenous American textiles. The organizers particularly encourage papers that examine colour production, scientific identification, and conservation, as well as colour signification and meaning. Papers on other current research topics related to indigenous American textiles will also be considered for other sessions. Papers will be presented in Spanish or English; they should be no more than 30 minutes in length.
In addition, this conference will introduce a poster session (on PowerPoint). Posters can focus on any topic related to indigenous American textiles, but should be primarily visual. The organizers particularly encourage posters that present lesser-known textiles, styles, iconography, and fragments that will generate discussion and exchange of information among the conference attendees.
The submission deadline for proposals is March 31, 2013.
Paper abstracts of no more than 250 words should be emailed in Word or PDF format to email@example.com. Poster proposals should consist of up to three images and a summary of no more than 150 words. Late proposals will not be considered. Decisions will be announced by the end of April 2013.
Sophie Desrosiers (maître de conférences, EHESS)
Paz Núñez-Regueiro (curator of the Americas, musée du quai Branly)
Workshops on Textiles of the Americas
December 2-4, 2013, Paris, France
After the VI International Conference on Indigenous Textiles of the Americas concludes, a series of multi-day textile workshops will take place in Paris that conference participants are invited to attend. Hitherto are considered:
- A workshop on “Fibers Identification” held by Christophe Moulherat at the musée du Quai Branly: 2 days (December 2d-3rd, 2013), 8 people.
- A workshop on “Relations between structures and Designs in Andean textiles” held bySophie Desrosiers at the EHESS: 3 days (December 2d-4th, 2013), 10 people.
- A workshop on “Dyes in the Andean World” held by Ana Roquero at the Atelier national d’art textile: 3 days (December 2d-4th, 2013), 8 people.
Further details will be available shortly
Lisio Foundation Study Center
Location: Florence, Italy
Degrees: undergraduate, graduate
Majors: Jacquard Textile Design and production; Analysis and Cataloging of Simple and Figured Wovens; Analysis and Cataloging of Lace; Analysis and Cataloging of Embroidery; Design, Loom and Technical Drafting for Figured Textiles.
2014 Edition of Costume Colloquium Call for Papers
Deadline: Thursday, August 22 2013
We are pleased to inform you that there has been a great response to the “Call for Papers” for Costume Colloquium IV: Colors in Fashion which is scheduled to meet in Florence, Italy November 20-23 of 2014.
As we have had numerous requests to prolong the deadline, it has been decided to extend it until August 22, 2013 in order to give some extra time to prepare your abstract, or a chance to submit a proposal in case you have learned about the Call for Papers too late to do so by the first deadline. In any event, we appreciate those who have respected the first deadline and these proposals will have priority consideration.
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The organizing secretariat remains at your disposal at firstname.lastname@example.org
CHAM International Conference Call for Papers
Deadline: Friday, February 08 2013
The Call for Papers is now open for the CHAM International Conference, Colonial (Mis)understandings: Portugal and Europe in Global Perspective, 1450-1900, taking place in Lisbon, July 17-20, 2013.
Please visit the website to view the list of accepted panels and propose your abstracts directly to specific panels. If you would like to submit an individual abstract, please check the website for instructions on how to do so.
THE DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 8TH.
We welcome your participation.
Announcing The 2013 Alianza-Mayer Scholarship
Deadline: Monday, April 01 2013
The Alianza-Mayer Scholarship is awarded to a doctoral student in early June of odd-numbered years for study at the Denver Art Museum the following year. It consists of travel expenses, lodging, and a $1,000 stipend with two weeks of access to the museum’s New World collection.
Interested candidates should send the following application materials:
- Name, phone number, and mailing and e-mail addresses
- A cover letter explaining how access to the collection will further progress toward the degree
- Two faculty letters of reference
Send all materials by April 1, 2013 to:
Denver Art Museum
Alianza de las Artes Americanas
Attn: Dora Cash, Awards Chair
100 West 14th Avenue Parkway
Denver , CO 80204-2788
CHORD Workshop and Call for Papers
Deadline: Friday, March 01 2013
Embellished Textiles: Interpretation and Care of Fine Needlework in Museums and Historic Houses
Embellished textiles such as embroidery, lace, netting, fringing and tassels have long been used to add beauty and value to clothing and household furnishings. Great skill and time were required, and the work often included expensive materials such as pearls, sequins, silver and gold. Textile items are particularly prone to the effects of time and embellished items rarely survive in a pristine state that verifies their original status and value. This workshop seeks to explore the interpretation, care and conservation of such artifacts in museums and historic houses. Possible topics might include:
- The material culture and history of embellished textiles in museums and historic houses
- Delicate textiles on open display
- Interpreting needlework skills
- Gendered production and use
- The relationship between embellished textiles and the heritage setting
- Presentation of degraded and fragmentary artifacts
- Preventative conservation
To submit a proposal, please send title and abstract of c.300/400 words to Laura Ugolini at email@example.com and Margaret Ponsonby at firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 March 2013
A small fund is available to help cover speakers’ travel (within the UK) and fees. To find out more, please contact Laura Ugolini at email@example.com
For further information, please e-mail: Dr Laura Ugolini at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr Margaret Ponsonby at email@example.com
News about CHORD events can now also be found here.
New TSA Study Tour – Textiles of the Lowcountry
Deadline: Friday, February 15 2013
Textiles of the Lowcountry: Charleston and Savannah
Collecting, Preserving, and Narrating
APRIL 1-6, 2013
Join TSA on a unique study tour of the Lowcountry, a 200-mile stretch of coastal South Carolina and Georgia between Charleston and Savannah, a region shaped by cotton production. The Lowcountry presents a romantic landscape of sweeping verandahs, dripping Spanish moss and tidal marshland, but the region is marred by its history of slavery. The tour revisits myths of the Southern Lady and her delicate needlework juxtaposed to the unskilled slaves’ crude products. Building on emerging new perspectives, our small group, will explore both the production of domestic antebellum textiles and changing interpretive narratives in a contemporary world. From chintz appliqué quilts to seagrass baskets, we will learn about the fine handwork of southern women preserved in Lowcountry museums and private collections.
Tour leader Jessica Smith, an artist/designer living and working in Savannah and a professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design, has arranged special textile-focused visits to historic sites to be augmented by conversations with specially invited researchers, curators and artists. Studio visits and a panel discussion at the Savannah College of Art and Design Museum of Art will wrap up our tour on the last night.
Hunterdon Art Musuem’s New Program for Independent Curators
The Hunterdon Art Museum is introducing an exciting new program that encourages independent curators to submit exhibition proposals.
The HAM Program for Independent Curators is a dynamic project that opens the way for an array of ideas and viewpoints on contemporary art, craft, and design to be presented in the Hunterdon Art Museum’s exhibitions program.
The Hunterdon Art Museum, a center for contemporary art, craft and design, focuses on new and innovative work. The Museum exhibits work in all forms and mediums with the goal of creating dialogue, generating ideas, and sparking creativity. HAM has a particular interest in work that explores the intersection of art, craft and design and work that displays the qualities of craftsmanship while pushing the limits of the materials in innovative ways.
The Museum seeks proposals that focus on innovative work by artists of outstanding potential and established artists who have international, national or regional reputations. Proposals may be for thematic or solo shows. Curators should have a track record of creating exhibitions in the fields of contemporary art, craft, and design; however, the Museum will also accept for review proposals from emerging curators developing their careers.
For more information and to access the form to submit your proposal, please visit our website.
Senior Conservator – Textiles Conservation unit of Museum Resources Division Museums of New Mexico
Deadline: Saturday, December 15 2012
A position of Senior Conservator – Textiles is currently available with Museums of New Mexico – Conservation unit of Museum Resources Division Department of Cultural Affairs, State of New Mexico.
The position reports to the Chief Conservator, Director of Conservation and is full-time, 40 hours per week.
The textile conservator works to preserve and conserve the textile and related material collections from multiple state museums, state monuments, provides emergency response, carries out public outreach, conducts scientific investigations, etc.
The textile conservator works within a team environment, in a system comprising two conservation laboratories, a science unit, etc.
These conservation laboratories are located in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the majority of the collections normally cared for are as well.
For more general information visit the website for the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.
The salary range is from $13.30 through $23.64 per hour, $27,664 to $49,171.20 depending upon experience and education. It is a
permanent position and has full benefits.
Closing Date: Dec. 15, 2012
Interviews to begin mid-January 2013
The name of this position and its descriptor is “Senior Conservator-Textiles (DCA #61746) and it is within the Department of Cultural Affairs. Job posting and online application form are to be found at the New Mexico State Personnel Office job application site, and search for “conservator”, job number, etc.
Please be advised that the official State Personnel Office job listing uses language from the master class description which is used for registrars, collection management, museum technicians, preparators and last but not least conservators. As such it is overly generalized and really not descriptive of this position. In fact it is terrible. It is badly in need of overhaul and will be quite confusing reading for professional conservators. Bureaucracy being what it is that overhaul will not happen for some time if at
I have prepared a descriptive document which provides accurate information for this position. It is available upon request from me, please use the contact information in my signature block. Please ensure that you put your name and “Senior Conservator-Textiles (DCA #61746) in the subject heading of any email so that I may respond appropriately and timely.
Please note, this is important: If you are interested and submit an application via the State Personnel Office website please send me an email expressing that fact and include a copy of your resume. The web application process has issues and I wish to ensure that qualified applicants are properly considered but all official applications will be made using the online form.
FULL-TIME FACULTY TEACHING POSITION IN FIBER AND MATERIAL STUDIES
Deadline: Monday, January 07 2013
SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Department of Fiber and Material Studies announces a full-time, tenured or tenure track-position, beginning August 2013. The department seeks candidates with accomplished studio practices who are proficient in both hand and machine, and analog and digital technologies as applied to textiles/fiber and material studies, preferably with experience in Jacquard weaving. S/he will lead the curricular and pedagogical direction of the weaving area. The ideal candidate should be versed in historic and critical dialogue/theory as related to the field within a broader contemporary art and cultural discourse. Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions, and are commensurate with quality of scholarship or practice, extent of teaching experience, and current professional standing.
The Department of Fiber and Material Studies encourages an interdisciplinary approach to the investigation of relationships among concept, materiality, and process in contemporary art. Students use a broad range of media and methods with emphasis on the integration of textile, fiber and material study traditions, within an expanded contemporary art context. The department currently has five full-time faculty and up to fifteen part-time faculty. It has up to 20 dedicated MFA students, and over 750 undergraduate enrollments in 60 courses each year.
The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate students in an interdisciplinary art school, advise graduate students in a tutorial environment, and maintain an active professional practice. S/he must be capable of performing administrative duties and provide vision and direction as the department chair on a rotating basis.
The ideal candidate has an MFA, a nationally/internationally recognized practice, a strong exhibition record and/or is accomplished within his/her field of cultural production, and a minimum of three years experience teaching at the college level or commensurate experience.
By Monday, January 7, 2013 please submit an application at saicfaculty.slideroom.com. You will be asked to create an account, then complete the application which is a combination of fill-in fields and uploaded documents. Complete the fields for contact information, educational background, and professional references. Required files to upload include: a cover letter stating your interests and qualifications; résumé; artist statement; a statement of teaching philosophy; sample syllabi for an undergraduate studio course employing weave, print, or material construction methods; a brief description of a graduate-level seminar; and portfolio/support materials/visual documentation as appropriate.
Overview of SAIC’s search process: After the submission deadline, a search committee composed of faculty reviews applications to identify up to 20 semifinalists for telephone interviews (usually by February). From this pool, a select group of three finalists are invited to campus to give a public presentation of their work, interview with the search committee, interact with students (both formally and informally), and discuss the position in detail with the Dean of Faculty (in March and April). The final candidate is typically identified by or before April. Positions begin in late August.
See the Website for more info.
1st International Conference on Digital Fashion – Call for Papers
Deadline: Tuesday, January 15 2013
On behalf of the Organising Committee I am pleased to announce that the
1st International Conference on Digital Fashion will be held on 16-17th May
2013 at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts, London, UK . The
Conference will establish a premier international forum for the
dissemination of novel scholar work on the interplay between fashion,
digital technology and interaction design. The event will be attended by
industry and academia and will feature keynote speakers and presentations
We are looking for high-quality research papers that introduce new ideas to
the field and stimulate future trends or surveys that summarize effectively
the state-of-the-art. In addition to the core topics of fashion design and
creativity, we encourage submissions from areas related to computer
graphics and computer vision, including: computer games, computer-aided
design, digital fabrication, 3D scanning and 3D printing. This list is not
exhaustive. As always, excellence of the ideas is the predominant
acceptance criterion. Demonstration of emerging new technologies related to
fashion applications accompanied by the supporting software – preferably
modular and open-source – are also encouraged. The peer reviewed
proceedings will be available to all attendees and will be ISBN identified.
2012 Symposium Manuscripts Submission – Textiles & Politics
Deadline: Saturday, January 05 2013
Manuscripts and images should be sent electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org
They will be received electronically ONLY. If your manuscript is not submitted to the Editors by December 1, 2012, the abstract of your Symposium presentation as published in the program will be included the Proceedings. All manuscripts will be formatted in a consistent manner, with minimal editing.
The Proceedings will be published electronically on the University of Nebraska Digital Commons.
Each author retains copyright of their individual submissions; authors are responsible for securing all photographic reproduction rights and payment of fees. As Author, you may wish to submit a copyright registration form to the U.S. Copyright Office. TSA will secure copyright for digital publication of the Proceedings as a whole entity. By submitting your manuscript, you give TSA permission to publish it in the Proceedings on the world wide web.
Format: ALL text and illustrations must be formatted electronically and submitted as e-mail attachments to email@example.com. Send submitted manuscript as separate files: text as .doc files, images as .jpg files and charts, tables, drawings as either .doc or .jpg files.
File Names: Use Author’s last name to identify files, e.g. Jones1.doc, Jones2.jpg, Jones-bio.doc, Jones-abstract.doc, etc. Use file names for images (photos, charts, drawings, maps, etc.) that coordinate with your captions. This will help Editor keep files organized and ensure correct placement of images, charts, drawings, maps, etc., in the edited/formatted proceedings.
• Paper length must not exceed 10 pp, including footnotes, bibliography, illustrations and text.
• Paper title, Author’s Name, Contact Information: Times Roman, 12 pt. centered BOLD
• Set paper size to 8.5” x 11”. Set margins at 1” top and bottom, and 1.25” left and right.
• Format: Times Roman or Times New Roman font, 12 point size, flush left, no justification. Use single spacing and use a single line between paragraphs with no indent.
• Footnotes should be formatted in Times Roman, 12 point, with single spacing.
• Do NOT number pages; do NOT use headers or footers.
• Captions must acknowledge the source/owner of the image. Authors are responsible for securing permission for publication, and any pertinent fees.
• Follow Chicago Manual of Style for references; please use footnotes rather than endnotes.
Illustrations and Captions
Images should be submitted as 300 dpi .jpg files. Images should not exceed 4” on the longest side, length, or width. Provide each image with a caption, indicating subject, size, location/collection, and credit information. Captions should be set into the .doc file where they belong in the text. Please do not imbed images, charts, tables, and drawings into MSWord documents. Each image must be clear and crisp, with sufficient contrast and brightness for reproduction. Image quality, as well as securing reproduction rights, and payment for same, is the responsibility of the Author.
Please note that the Editors may reformat images for consistency and to save space.
All MANUSCRIPTS & ILLUSTRATIONS
Must be received NO LATER THAN
January 5, 2012
Please send as e-mail attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Artists: Page Turner
Deadline: Friday, February 15 2013
Spring Exhibition Prospectus: Page Turner
Exhibit Dates: April 5 through May 18, 2013
The digital era is altering how we read books so we wanted a challenge that alters the way we perceive books. Whether it be an altered book or incorporates pages of a book, ‘some things looming’ challenges you to create the ultimate ….Page Turner.
Our major requirements for this challenge are that you incorporate fiber techniques and any parts or pages of a book (preferably ones that would be discarded anyway).
First Friday, April 5th – 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Saturday May 18th – 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Entry fee: $30
All work must be original, one-of-a-kind, made by the artist submitting the entry.
Artists may submit up to a maximum of three works, completed within the last three years, to be in the exhibition. Entries must be postmarked or electronically received by February 15, 2013. No Exceptions!
Questions? Email us at: email@example.com
NOMINATIONS FOR R. L. SHEP ETHNIC TEXTILE BOOK AWARD
Deadline: Friday, March 01 2013
Nominations for the best book on ethnographic textiles published in 2012 are now being accepted. The award, endowed by R. L. Shep in 2000, encourages the study and understanding of textile traditions by recognizing and rewarding exceptional scholarship in the field.
Please send the full bibliographic citation of each book nominated to:
Curator, Eastern Hemisphere Collections
The Textile Museum
2320 S Street NW, Washington, DC 20008
Home Cultures, Call for Articles:
“Home Cultures” is a new interdisciplinary journal that is the first forum wholly dedicated to the critical understanding of the domestic sphere across timeframes and cultures. Heavily illustrated and handsomely designed, the journal addresses a range of topics, including the relationship between body and building; design and new technologies; politics, domesticity and social change. It is published three times a year. The first issue appeared in March 2004.
“Home Cultures” invites submissions from design practice, design history, architecture, anthropology, sociology, archaeology, urban planning, contemporary art, geography, psychology, folklore, cultural studies, literary studies and art history.
Should you have an article you would like to submit, please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Textile: The Journal of Cloth & Culture
Ed. Pennina Barnett of Goldsmiths College, University of London and Doran Ross, UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History
Associate Editor: Mary Littrell, Colorado State University
‘This journal has a lot going for it. It is easy to handle, well printed on good paper, imaginatively designed. Any university or college with an interest in textiles should subscribe to it and make it easily available. For individual scholars and makers, the journal provides a useful resource and will be a pleasure to collect and possess.’
Times Higher Education Supplement
Now in its third year, this exciting journal brings together research in textiles in an innovative and distinctive academic forum, and will be of interest to all those who share a multifaceted view of textiles within an expanded field. Representing a dynamic and wide-ranging set of critical practices, it provides a platform for points of departure between art and craft; gender and identity; cloth, body and architecture; labor and technology; techno-design and practice – all situated within the broader contexts of material and visual culture.
Textile invites submissions informed by technology and visual media, history and cultural theory; anthropology; philosophy; political economy and psychoanalysis. It will draw on a range of artistic practices, studio and digital work, manufacture and object production.
We would like to invite submissions. Should you have a topic you would like us to consider, please send an abstract of 300-500 words to one of the following editors:
UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History
308 Charles Young Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1549
Fax: (001) 310-207-1701
Colorado State University
Campus Delivery 1574
Design & Merchandising Department
Fort Collins, CO 86523-1574
Fax: (001) 970 491-4855
Department of the Visual Arts
University of London
London SE14 6NW
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7919 7673
Style guidelines are available by emailing email@example.com or from the Berg website www.bergpublishers.com. Subscription enquiries should be sent to Veruschka Selbach firstname.lastname@example.org.
Textile Museum Journal
The Textile Museum Journal invites submissions of manuscripts for its next issue. The Journal is devoted to the presentation of scholarship concerning the cultural, technical, historical, and aesthetic significance of textiles. It is international in scope with emphasis on geographic areas represented in The Textile Museum’s collections, which are drawn primarily from Near Eastern, Asian, African, and indigenous American cultures.
Authors are invited to submit manuscripts based on original research of a documentary, analytical, or interpretive nature. Acceptance of manuscripts for publication is based upon rigorous peer review. Articles should be both scholarly and accessible to a broad readership.
Contact Information for author guidelines:
The Textile Museum Journal
The Textile Museum
2320 “S” Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008-4088
Phone: 202/ 667- 0441
Fashion Institute of Technology – Conservation Technologist – The Museum at FIT
The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), part of the State University of New York and an internationally renowned college of art, design, business and technology with a strong emphasis on liberal arts, invites applications for the position of Conservation Technologist for the Museum at FIT.
The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), part of the State University of New York and an internationally renowned college of art, design, business and technology with a strong emphasis on liberal arts, invites applications for the position of Conservation Technologist for the Museum at FIT.
The Conservation Technologist will provide general support for the activities of the Conservation department in the Museum at FIT. Job duties include assisting with the general care and preservation of the museum’s costume, textile, and accessory collections and assisting with the examination and preparation of condition reports for new acquisitions of museum objects. The Conservation Technologist will assist with the preparation, installation, maintenance, and de-installation of the museum’s costume exhibitions and the ordering of conservation supplies and the maintenance of the Conservation Lab and its equipment. They will, under supervision, be responsible for preparation of museum collection objects for storage, including vacuuming and labeling and will assist in the construction of mounts, storage containers, and hangars for costume and textile objects.
This is a general description and is not to be construed as all-inclusive.
Minimum requirements are a Bachelor’s degree in conservation or museum studies (Master’s is preferred) and at least one year of related professional experience working with a costume collection in a museum setting; strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a large team, the ability to effectively multi-task on multiple projects concurrently, excellent organizational skills, proficiency with Microsoft Office suite software, and the ability to learn the Museum at FIT’s collections management system as well as a familiarity with, or ability to learn, the TMS museum collections database. Preferred candidates will also evidence the desire and ability to learn and keep current with the latest developments in conservation practices.
Days/Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00am – 5:00 p.m.
Salary: $46,915 per annum (Schedule 91/0)
For consideration, please submit the following documents online::
* Cover letter
* A list of three professional references with telephone numbers and email addresses
Returning Applicants – Login to your FITNYC Careers Account to check your submitted application material.
Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact each applicant individually regarding his or her application status.
FIT has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.
For more information about FIT, please visit FIT’s website at: http://www.fitnyc.edu
For more information about the Museum at FIT, please visit the museum’s website at http://fitnyc.edu/3662.asp
Yeiser Art Center Paducah Artist-in-Residence
The Yeiser Art Center is now accepting proposals for the Paducah Artist-in-Residence Program. The program is a collaborative effort between the Paducah Arts Alliance and the Yeiser Art Center, working to create a permanent and progressive artist in residence program. The residency space is located at A.I.R. Studio in the heart of LowerTown Paducah, Kentucky.
The program welcomes self-motivated, focused individuals working in a range of traditional and non-traditional visual arts practices. A monthly stipend of $500 is granted to residents, dependent upon length of stay. Housing and studio space are provided. Residencies may range from two weeks up to two months, between April 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013.
Applications are reviewed and selected on a rolling monthly basis until the program is full.
For more information and to apply, please visit http://theyeiser.org/residency.html
Getty Research Grants
Nov. 1 annual deadline: The Getty Grant program provides Non residential postdoctoral fellowships, curatorial research fellowships, and funding for collaborative research projects. In addition, other Getty programs offer various residential research fellowships at the Getty Center.
For detailed information and applications visit the website or write to:
Getty Grant Program
1200 getty Center Dr., Ste. 800
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1685.
Gervers Research Fellowship in Costume and Textile History
Up to CAN$9000 will be awarded to a scholar working on any aspect of textile or costume history. Research must incorporate, or support, ROM collections, which cover a broad range of time and geography. For information, contact:
Chair, Veronika Gervers Memorial Fellowship
Textile and Costume Section – NEAC
Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queen’s Park
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C6
Telephone (416) 586-5790
Fax (416) 586-5877
Internet: http:// www.rom.on.ca
Friends of Fiber Art International Grants for Contemporary Textile Art Projects
Friends of Fiber Art International again invites your to apply for grants to support CONTEMPORARY TEXTILE ART PROJECTS. Grants up to $5000 have been awarded annually since 1993. Most were given to traveling fiber art exhibitions with catalog documentation. Friends of Fiber Art International gives support to projects that raise the public’s awareness of fiber art as the collectible of the 21st century. For more information, and to download a grant application, please visit www.friendsoffiberart.org.
James Renwick Alliance Fiber Art Fellowship
The James Renwick Alliance (JRA) sponsors fellowships for research in contemporary (post 1930) American studio craft. The JRA is the support group of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) our national craft museum.
The fellowship is available for support of independent or dissertation research. Both pre- and postdoctoral applicants will be considered as well as independent scholars with equivalent education, experience, and publication history. The stipend is $15,000. Fellowships are usually for a one-year period. In addition, research and travel allowances may be offered. Application deadline is January 15 each year. For more information contact: SAAM fellowship office, 202-633-8353, or email@example.com.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Location: Madison Wisconsin
Degrees: B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Majors: Department of Environment, Textile & Design, Textile & apparel design, material culture
Virginia Commonwealth University
Location: Richmond, VA
Degrees: B.F.A., M.F.A
Majors: Craft/Material Studies – Fiber
University of Southampton
Location: Winchester, United Kingdom
Degrees: B.A., M.A.
Majors: Department of History of Art-Design, History of textiles and dress; textile art; textile design; textile conservation
Savannah College of Art & Design
Location: Savannah, GA
Degrees: BFA, MA, MFA
Majors: Fibers, Interdisciplinary, experimental and sustainable approaches to art, craft, design and production through weaving, print & pattern, color, structure, materials and textile history.
University of Rhode Island
Location: Kingston, Rhode Island
Degrees: B.S., M.S.
Majors: Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising & Design
Textile science, historic textiles & costume, apparel design, fashion merchandising, textile conservation
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Majors: Department of Textiles, Clothing & Design, Textile history, textile science, quilt studies
University of Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Degrees: B.F.A., M.F.A., M.A.
Majors: School of Art & Design, Woven design, tapestry, complex weaves, computer design
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
Degrees and Majors:
Department of Artisanry/Design
Textile Design/Fiber Arts Program
BFA Artisanry-Textile Design/Fibers;
MFA Artisanry/Fiber Arts
Textile design, surface design, weaving and off-loom constructions,
CAD, fiber art, sewn structures, history of textiles
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Location: Amherst, Massachusetts
Majors: History of Oriental carpets course, Department of History Department
University of Kansas
Location: Lawrence, KS
Degrees: B.F.A., M.F.A.
Majors: Department of Art & Design
University of Georgia Lamar Dodd School of Art—Fabric Design
Location: Athens, Georgia
Majors: Weaving, surface design, sculptural fibers, history of fabrics, textile study collection
University of California – Davis
Degree: B.S., M.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Major: Textiles and Clothing
University of Arizona
Location: Tucson, Arizona
Degrees: B.A., B.F.A., M.F.A.
Majors: School of Art-Fibers area, Fibers as fine art medium, combined media
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
Location: Edwardsville, Illinois
Degrees: B.F.A., B.A., M.F.A.
Majors: Department of Art & Design, Weaving, surface design, papermaking, basketry, book binding
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
Providence, Rhode Island
Degrees: B.F.A., M.F.A.
Majors: Department of Textiles, Woven, printed, and knitted design, apparel design
Location: West Lafayette, Indiana
Degrees: B.A., M.F.A.
Majors: Department of Visual & Performing Arts-
Division of Art & Design
, Fiber art, woven textile design, computerized Jacquard weaving
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Degrees: B.S., M.S.
Majors: Department of Textile Design, Technical and design aspects of printed, woven and knitted textiles
The Ohio State University
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Degrees: B.S., M.S., Ph.D.
Majors: Department of Consumer Sciences, Dress studies; archeological & historical textiles
University of Otago
Location: Dunedin, New Zealand
Degrees: BSc, MSc, PhD Programmes
Majors: Clothing and Textile Sciences, properties of fibres, yarns and fabrics; design and performance; evaluation of fabrics and apparel; meanings of dress within a cultural and historical context; theoretical perspectives; conservation; apparel manufacturing, marketing and distribution.
Parsons The New School for Design
Location: New York, NY
Degrees & Majors:
Fashion Merchandising/Marketing (AAS)
Fashion Design (BFA)
Fashion Design and Society (MFA)
Fashion Studies (MA)
Otago Polytechnic School of Art
Location: Dunedin, New Zealand
Degrees: B.F.A., M.F.A.
Majors: School of Art and Technology- Textiles, Textiles, printing, weaving, stitching, hand construction
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Degrees: B.F.A., M.F.A.
Majors: Department of Textiles, Weaving, computer jacquard loom, dyeing, printing
North Carolina State University
Anni Albers Scholars Program
North Carolina State University – College of Textiles
Majors: Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science
North Carolina State University
Location: North Carolina
Degrees: College of Textiles, BS, MS, PhD
Majors: Textile and Apparel, Technology and Management and Textile Engineering Chemistry and Science
North Carolina State University – College of Design
Majors: Art + Design: Fibers and Surface Design, Weaving, Fiber Arts, Surface Design
Kyoto City University of Arts, Department of Textiles
Degrees: M.S., Ph.D.
Majors: Weaving, dyeing
Kent State University, School of Art
Degrees: B.A., B.F.A., M.A., M.F.A.
Majors: Textile Art and Design: weaving, digital jacquard, felt making, fabric printing and dyeing
Iowa State University, Integrated Studio Arts
Degrees: BA, BFA, MFA
Majors: Surface design, hand-weaving, hand-printing, embellishment, digital printing for textiles.
Iowa State University
Location: Ames, Iowa
Degrees: M.S., Ph.D.
Majors: Department of Apparel, Educational Studies and Hospitality Management- Textiles & clothing Program, Ethnic textiles, artisan groups & marketing, historic costume & textiles, entrepreneurship, cultural & social aspects of dress
Degrees: B.S., M.S.
Majors: Department of Apparel Merchandising and Interior Design, Apparel merchandising, interior design
Fashion Institute of Technology
Location: New York, New York
Degrees: A.A.S.,B.F.A., M.A.
Majors: Textile and surface design, museum studies. costume and textiles, textile conservation
Eastern Michigan University Department of Art
Degrees: B.F.A., M.A., M.F.A.
Majors: Textiles, weaving, surface design, felt making, dyeing, jacquard design
Cranbrook Academy of Art Department of Fibers
Location: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Majors: Fiber and related material studies
Cornell University Department of Textiles and Apparel
Location: Ithaca, New York
Degrees: B.A./B.S., M.A./M.S., Ph.D.
Majors: Apparel and textile management, fiber science
College for Creative Studies
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Degrees: B.F.A., M.F.A., Continuing Ed.
Majors: Crafts Department, Fiber Design
California State University – Long Beach Art Department, Fiber Program
Location: Beach, California
Degrees: B.F.A., M.F.A
Majors: Fiber as a fine art media including surface, weaving, paper, book and combined sculptural media.
California College of the Arts Textile Program
Location: Oakland & San Francisco, CA
Degrees: B.A., M.F.A.
Majors: Surface design, weaving, computer jacquard loom, fiber sculpture, dye technology, textile history, installation
Berea College Department of Art
Location: Berea, Kentucky
Degrees: B.A.(in art)
Majors: Weaving, surface design, 3D forms, embellishment, AVL loom, sewing
Australian National University
Location: Canberra, Australia
Degrees: Art History and Curatorship Program
Majors: International textile history course
Academy of Art University School of Fashion
Location: San Francisco, CA
Degrees: Associate, B.F.A., and M.F.A. degrees in Fashion
Majors: Textile Design, Fashion Journalism, Green Design, Visual Merchandising, and Sustainable Design.