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Pop-Up Tour of Fiber Arts IX


Pop-Up Tour of Fiber Arts IX

with Bill Yoes and Joy Stocksdale Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 11 a.m. Sebastopol Center for the Arts 282 S. High Street Sebastopol, CA 95472 707.829.4797

Admission: Free (donations to the Sebastapol Center for the Arts are encouraged), Open to Textile Arts Council (TAC) members, friends. Please RSVP to the TAC office if you will attend this event. Email or call 415-750-3627.

Join the Textile Arts Council for a pop-up tour of the prestigious 9th International Juried Fiber Art Exhibition. Held every two years at Sebastopol Center for the Arts (SCA), the show’s uniqueness and outstanding quality of work attracts more than 3000 visitors.

Bill Yoes and Joy Stocksdale, who have coordinated this show for almost 20 years, will be our tour guides.

Come to be delighted and inspired by the numerous uses of innovative and traditional fiber techniques, and a contemporary concept for the use of traditional and unusual materials. Jurors Janet De Boer, Australian and former editor of Textile Fibre Forum magazine and current editor of Fibre Forum E-bulletin, Jori Johnson, felt artist living in Japan, and Gerhardt Knodel, practicing artist and former Director of Cranbrook Academy of Arts fiber arts program have selected a magnificent collection of fiber artwork.

After the tour, the group as a whole will have an opportunity to gather together at a nearby restaurant to continue the conversation (food and drink not included in the tour fee). Or you can choose from a list of restaurants provided to have lunch in smaller groups. The patio at SCA will also be available for anyone who wants to bring lunch and dine al fresco.


Bill Yoes first studied fashion design in high school. Upon graduation, he continued his art education: Portland Museum of Art, correspondence course from Art Instruction Inc., San Francisco Academy of Art, College of Marin (with Ron Smith and Carole Beadle). He became Beadle’s teaching assistant in 1991. His work, shown nationally and extensively in the Bay Area, evolved from painting, clay sculpture, bronze, and finally to fiber after discovering works could be constructed from aluminum window screen, hardware cloth, paper, and wood. He also realized that various fabrics, when combined, could make fashion statements and political/social observations, such as his life-sized screen “Cotillion” and “Kabuki” costumes as well as smaller hardware cloth, wood and paper constructions.

Joy Stocksdale received a BFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA. As a result of studies at Goldsmith’s College, University of London, in 1979, she developed polychromatic screen printing. Her printed silk garments, hangings, and quilts have been exhibited throughout the US. She has taught workshops at craft schools, guilds, and conferences. She is the author of an instructional book on her process, Polychromatic Screen Printing, published in 2018. For more information, please see


If you cannot make it to the TAC Pop-up event on August 13, the exhibit runs from August 2 through September 8. Gallery hours: Tuesday – Friday 10am – 4pm; Saturday & Sunday 1-4pm.

If you would like to try to carpool to Sebastopol, please email with your starting neighborhood and city, whether you can drive, how many you can take or whether you would just like a ride. We do not promise that we can organize car pools for everyone, but we’ll try.

Please RSVP to the TAC office if you will attend this event. Email or call 415-750-3627.

Image: Reality by Michael Rohde; image courtesy of Catherine Devriese.


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