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Bay Area Fiber Artists Archive

In 2021, TAC launched its Virtual Program Series dedicated to highlighting the lives and work of living Bay Area fiber artists through video documentaries and artists’ conversations.

The first program focuses on Alice Beasley, an Oakland-based African American figurative quilter. It took place on August 15, 2021, premiering a video of Alice sharing her work process at her home and studio. In this project, TAC collaborated with the Tracing Patterns Foundation, a nonprofit organization based in Berkeley, dedicated to the advancement of textile arts.

Our second program features Kay Sekimachi, an internationally renowned weaver who mentored  many other Bay Area artists. 

The third program highlights San Francisco Bay Area mixed media artists Jean Cacicedo and Janet Lipkin who helped pioneer "Art to Wear," an art form designed around the body.  Working with a series of studio visits, conversations with these artists, and perspectives from author and curator Melissa Leventon, this film is a tribute to the contributions, friendship, and influence of these two artists.

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