Following a national search, TSA is thrilled to welcome artist, administrator, and entrepreneur Anita Enriquez (she/her) to the position of Contract Administrative Coordinator and to the Textile Society of America.
Anita was the hiring committee’s overwhelming choice based on her extensive administrative skills and experience, love for textiles, and enthusiasm for TSA’s mission. In her role as Contract Administrative Coordinator, Anita will be the first point of contact for TSA members and potential members, and is dedicated to supporting our members, communication with members, and TSA programming.
Anita brings over 20 years of administrative and customer service experience, most of them in non-profit organizations. Anita has a demonstrated track record overseeing membership, programming, communications, and board service, and has a background in information technology. Anita is a passionate advocate for public service, art, historic preservation, education, community building, empathy and diversity. Since 2018, Anita has served as the Membership Chair on the Board of Directors of the Glendora Historical Society in Glendora, CA, an organization she’s worked with since 2005. The Glendora Historical Society, like the Textile Society of America, is going through similar shifts to anti-racism and DEI, membership, programming, development, and organizational structure and as such Anita has great insight and appreciation of where TSA is at, and how to support our members. Anita is a Founding Partner & Director of the ƒ/Ø Project, the first of its kind photographic printmaking and publishing studio specializing in pre-industrial photographic technologies. Anita is a recipient of multiple scholarships and awards including at Cranbrook Academy of Art, the Vermont Studio Center, the J. Paul Getty Trust.
Anita is a textile artist with an MFA in Fibers, who says that, “Textiles are not a luxury, but rather at the heart of expression and domestic security. It is important we become familiar with the materials and histories of the goods we consume and the people who create them. Textiles are an opportunity for individuals to receive validation for their own traditional crafts as well as learning new avenues for creativity.”
Please join the Board in welcoming Anita to TSA!
Anita Enriquez is a multidisciplinary artist living in Los Angeles. Her work in fiber, performance and video explores cultural idealization and social scripts as expressed through historical accounts, literature and personal experiences. She worked as a muralist and decorative painter while completing her BFA at CSU Long Beach. She then attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for a Post-Baccalaureate and earned her MFA in Fibers at Cranbrook. She is the director of The ƒ/Ø Project, a printmaking and publishing studio focusing on photography in collaboration with contemporary artists. She is also a volunteer for the Glendora Historical Society advocating for preservation of Rubel Castle serving as both a board member and the chair of the Membership Committee where she oversees programming and communications.