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Mission Statement

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The Textile Society of America, Inc. provides an international forum for the exchange and dissemination of information about textiles worldwide, from artistic, cultural, economic, historic, political, social, and technical perspectives.

Established in 1987, TSA is governed by a Board of Directors from museums and universities in North America. Its 700 members worldwide include museum curators, teachers, historians, artists, students, dealers, and collectors.

TSA organizes biennial symposia. The juried papers presented at each symposium are published in Proceedings. It also distributes a Newsletter, membership directory, and textile bibliography. These Publications are included in TSA membership.

Board of Directors

  • Vita Plume
    Vita Plume
    President
    Professor Emerita
  • Lisa Kriner
    Lisa Kriner
    Vice President
    Professor of Art
  • Lesli Robertson
    Lesli Robertson
    Secretary
    Principal Lecturer, Fibers
  • Owyn Ruck
    Owyn Ruck
    Treasurer
    Freelance consultant
  • Catharine Ellis
    Catharine Ellis
    Director of Internal Relations
  • Wendy Weiss
    Wendy Weiss
    Director of External Relations
    Professor Emerita / Artist
  • Dominique Cardon
    Dominique Cardon
    International Advisor to the Board
    Research Scholar, CNRS, France
  • Roxane Shaughnessy
    Roxane Shaughnessy
    Past President
    Textile Museum of Canada
  • Rowland Ricketts
    Rowland Ricketts
    Director at Large
    Associate Professor
  • Ruth Barnes
    Ruth Barnes
    Director at Large
  • Lauren Whitley
    Lauren Whitley
    Director at Large
    Curator, Dept. of Textile & Fashion Arts
  • Lee Talbot
    Lee Talbot
    Director at Large
    Curator
  • Linda Eaton
    Linda Eaton
    Director at Large
    Director of Collections and Senior Curator
  • Ann Peters
    Ann Peters
    Director at Large
    Independent Scholar
  • Sandy Peinado
    Sandy Peinado
    Director at Large
    Director, Artist Development and Social Impact

Task Representatives

  • Brandy Gibbs-Riley
    Brandy Gibbs-Riley
    Social Media Marketing Coordinator
    Designer and Associate Professor
  • Marlys McGuire, St. Paul, MN
    Marlys McGuire, St. Paul, MN
    Bibliography Editor
    Librarian, MaGrath Library, University of Minnesota

Staff

  • Tali Weinberg
    Tali Weinberg
    Executive Director, Textile Society of America
  • Caroline Hayes Charuk
    Caroline Hayes Charuk
    Membership Associate
    Visual Artist