Credits and sponsors

Symposium Organizers

Creative Director: Annin Barrett

Producers: Alice Rotsztain, Kiah Frohnauer, Lynn Deal, Palmarin Merges, and Ophir El-Boher

Symposium Sponsors & Funders

Textile Connections symposium is made possible with major support from the following sponsors and funders: Columbia FiberArts Guild with an award from the Fred W. Fields Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), Portland Textile Month, and the Regional Arts and Culture Council.

We would also like to thank: Make+Think+Code, Marilyn Zornado, Nan Curtis and PNCA’s A/V Team, Pearl Bakery, and Textile Hive.

About Our Sponsors & FUnders

Columbia FiberArts Guild is a group of over 100 fiber artists in Oregon and Southwest Washington celebrating its 50th year in 2019. Quarterly meetings in March, June, September, and December include presentations by eminent local and national fiber artists, and teachers. New members are welcome! Discover its full range of programs and workshops at

Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) puts donated money to work in Oregon – more than $100 million in grants and scholarships support Oregonians annually. For nearly 45 years, OCF grantmaking, research, advocacy, and community-advised solutions have helped individuals, families, businesses, and organizations create charitable funds to improve lives for all Oregonians.

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) graduates use art and design to make an impact in the world. PNCA offers 12 BFA and eight MFA/MA programs in art, design, and creative writing in the heart of downtown Portland, Oregon.

Portland Textile Month aims to galvanize the local textile community for a month-long festival of events centered around knowledge-sharing and cross-pollination between enthusiasts, artists, businesses, and institutions. We provide an open platform to engage and share ideas, histories, knowledge, experiences, and practices across myriad cultures, viewpoints, and generations.
Portland Textile Month is part of a mission-driven social enterprise conceived of, incubated, and funded within Textile Hive to foster exchange among the local textile community and beyond. Portland Textile Month was brought to life through the contributions of a core group of committed volunteers.

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) receives funding from a variety of public and private partners to serve artists, arts organizations, schools and residents throughout Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties. RACC provides grants for artists, nonprofit organizations and schools; manages an internationally acclaimed public art program; raises money and awareness for the arts through workplace giving; convenes forums, networking events and other community gatherings; provides workshops and other forms of technical assistance for artists; and oversees a program to integrate arts and culture into the standard curriculum in public schools throughout the region through “The Right Brain Initiative.”