Presentations

PRESENTATIONS

 

2017

Conference of Northern California Handweavers, (keynote), Asilomar, Pacific Grove, CA

 

2016

Cross Currents: Land, Labor and the Port, 15th Biennial Symposium of the Textile Society of America, “Blackwash/ Whitewash: The Postman Always Rings Twice,” co-chair, Chromophilia/ Chromophobia: Race, Sexuality, and Masquerade, with Angela Hennessy. Janice Jefferies panelist. Savannah, GA

 

2015

Exploratorium, "Weaving the Landscape," with Malcolm Margolin and Lindsie Bear, in conjunction with Conversations About Landscape, San Francisco, CA

 

2014

California Historical Society, “An Afternoon with Four Generations of California Basket Weavers,” in conjunction with Yosemite: A Storied Landscape, San Francisco, CA

 

2014

New Directions: Examining the Past, Creating the Future, 14th Biennial Symposium of the Textile Society of America, “Weaving as Dance: A Conceptual Investigation,” Los Angeles, CA

 

2014

California Book Awards Ceremony, Commonwealth Club, San Francisco, CA

 

2014

M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, Textile Arts Council, “Textile Materials and Techniques,” San Francisco, CA

 

2013

Native Literature Showcase, State Indian Museum, Sacramento, CA

 

2013

M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, Textile Arts Council, “Scrape the Willow Until It Sings: The Words and Work of Basket Maker Julia Parker,” San Francisco, CA

 

2013

Book Launch,  Scape the Willow Until It Sings, Workshop Residence, San Francisco, CA

 

2013

Fiber and Material Studies Program, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, “Weaving is a State of Mind,” Chicago, IL

 

2012

Textiles and Politics, 13th Biennial Symposium of the Textile Society of America, “Julia Parker: Weaving the Body Politic,” Washington DC

 

2011

Museum of Quilts and Textiles, "Thinking Textiles,” San Jose, CA

 

2005

Tradition in Motion, Tapestry Weaver’s West Symposium, “The Textile Aesthetic,” (keynote), Oakland, CA

 

2004

Interlacing Cultures, Conference of Northern California Handweavers, “Not at the End of Our Ropes,” (keynote), Santa Clara Convention Center, CA

 

2002

Intersections Symposium, Fiber Dimensions, “Making Art at the Intersections,” with panelists Catherine Clark, René de Guzman, and Steven Oliver, Herbst International Exhibition Hall, San Francisco, CA

 

2001

The Museum of Craft and Folk Art, “Shades of Blue: Some of the Political and Philosophical Meanings of Indigo Dye and Blue,” in conjunction with Shibori: Tradition and Innovation–East to West, curated by Yoshiko Wada, Cowell Theater, San Francisco, CA

 

2000

Museum of Modern Art, “Another String Theory: A Brief History of a 30,000 Year Old Technology,” in conjunction with Structure and Surface, Contemporary Japanese Textiles, curated by Matilda McQuaid and Cara McCarthy, San Francisco, CA

 

1999

Northern California Handweavers' Guild, "Weaving in Verdigris," CA

 

1999

M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, Textile Arts Council, "Textile Pictorialism," with Chiroi Santiago, San Francisco, CA

 

1999

Northern California Weavers Guild, “Miwok Basketry,” CA

 

1998

College of Marin, “Textile Primacy,” Kentfield, CA

 

1998

Walnut Creek Art Center, “Navajo Weaving,” Walnut Creek, CA

 

1998

San Jose State University, “Textile Architecture,” San Jose, CA