Candidate for Assistant Director of Membership and Outreach
Gabrielle (Gabe) Duggan is a dedicated and optimistic member of TSA. They have organized many extracurricular activities while teaching, and has an extensive record of exhibitions and community service. They are established in their art and teaching careers and have a desire to create community among textile practitioners and facilitate the generational shift talking place in organizations.
Duggan has extensive training in inclusivity and diversity with the courses listed below.
2022 Braiding Sweetgrass, Robin Wall Kimmerer; Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, MA
2020 Academics for Black Survival and Wellness; 7 days; online
2019 Emotionally Intelligent Leadership; ECU Greenville, NC
2019 Safe Zone Training; Peele LGBTQ+ Center ECU Greenville, NC
2019 Creating an Inclusive Environment for People with Disabilities; ECU Greenville, NC
Equity & Diversity: Beyond the Surface, Examining Implicit Bias; UNT Denton, TX
2018 Blue Zone Ambassador: Neurodiversity Workshops; University of North Texas, Denton
This background will help them manifest TSA’s goals while shaping membership and outreach programs.
Gabe Duggan is Assistant Professor at East Carolina University. They have taught at the University of North Texas, Georgia State University, North Carolina State University, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and Penland School of Craft.
Their work has been supported by the NC Arts Council (RAPG), Art on the Atlanta Beltline (GA), Vignette Art Fair (TX); exhibitions at SECCA, Flanders, Lump, and Anchorlight (NC), and Garis & Hahn (NY); and residencies at Praxis Fiber Workshop (OH), Cooler Ranch (NY), Landfalls (NY), the Musk Ox Farm (AK), Governors Island Art Fair (NY), Ponyride (Knight Foundation Emerging Artist, MI), Art + Science In The Field (NC), Rob Dunn Lab (NCSU+NCMNS).
Recent awards include Best in Show at Fine Contemporary Craft, Artspace NC by Mia Hall (Director, Penland School of Crafts), Engagement and Outreach Scholars Academy (ECU), and the Juror’s Prize at Art on the Trails by Sarah Montross (Associate Curator, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum).
Gabe Duggan received their MASTER OF ART+DESIGN (terminal, MFA equivalent) Fibers and Surface Design, North Carolina State University
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE Fashion and Textile Technology, Magna Cum Laude; SUNY College at Buffalo
ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE Apparel Design, Magna Cum Laude; Fashion Institute of Technology,
SUNY FOUNDATION STUDIES; Fine Art; State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo As well as extensive professional development workshops in DEI topics.