Kouboubia, Fez, Morocco; book vendors
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Links of Interest
For decades, the ACC has worked to be the primary advocate in the US
for the field of contemporary American Craft art. Its focus is
on major craft shows and its glossy membership publication. The
jewel in its crown, however, was the library at its headquarters in
NYC. In 2010 the ACC moved out of NYC to Minnesota, but hopes
to make its library's holdings accessible on line in the future.
A small, but dynamic organization advocating the tapestry arts and
producing a professional record via exhibitions and an impressive membership
periodical. (See also ATA
Study Group's Formal Recommendations)
Simpson's Lincoln Longwools
A source of some of the best quality Lincoln fleece in the US for handspinning.
This periodical is published by Hali, the publishers of the
world famous oriental carpet and ethnic textile magazine company
(also see Hali below). What makes Cover Magazine
so striking and important is that it focuses on carpets and textiles
modern interiors, where the textile world today flourishes outside
Fitzgerald Rare Textiles
A beautiful gallery featuring culturally, artistically, and historically
significant textiles from all cultures, covering a time span of 2000
years and has done so for the past two decades.
- Fuller Craft
The Fuller Craft Museum is one of the few
remaining art museums dedicated to the contemporary craft media arts. This
gem is located in Brockton, MA. Fuller Craft Museum aspires to
serve as a public resource to chronicle, interpret, and present craft
in its many forms. It supports, redefines, and influences
the field through exploration, education, and thought leadership. Its
goal is to expand awareness, insight, and accessibility for
This website is a feast of wonderful textiles of all kinds
for the interest of industry professionals and the desirous
public alike. It is a labor of love created by Arcadia
Smails, a writer and an interior designer with a degree from
Bard Graduate Center for the Study of Decorative Arts,
Design and Culture, NYC.
- Hali Magazine
Published in London, Hali is the world's preeminent periodical
on traditional ethnic carpets and textiles. Recently
it has inaugurated a second title, Cover Magazine, to report
on where the world of earlier treasures meets and inspires
today's markets in the interior design and decoration industries. (See
also Cover Magazine above,)
- Jason McCoy Gallery
Jason McCoy Gallery was established in 1982.
Located in the Fuller Building in Midtown Manhattan,
the gallery represents an international group of
acclaimed contemporary artists working in painting,
drawing, photography, sculpture, and installation.
In addition, it specializes in the resale of 20th Century
international master works of art, ranging from
Louis Comfort Tiffany to Constantin Brancusi, Jackson Pollock,
Adolph Gottlieb and Andy Warhol, among many others.
Meanwhile Jason McCoy Gallery maintains
a historical forum by representing artists estates
and aiding in the formation of foundations.
It publishes several catalogues each year and assists
with the scholarship of artist monographs.
As a longstanding member of the
Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA),
the gallery subscribes to the highest standard of
connoisseurship, scholarship and ethical practice.
Inspirational is is a portfolio of celebration, celebrating
what it is to be an artist, what it is to be
able to see the greater reality, to be able to touch awareness,
edited and published by John Hopper. (See also The
Textile Blog below.)
Mendez Soho Salon
Mendez Soho is an artist's loft, website and salon venue founded by
Dianne Mendez in memory of Louis Mendez, artist, educator, bon vivant
and in support of the Louis Mendez Endowed Scholarship Fund at Alfred
University as well as the Mendez Soho Salon Series. Also supporting
this project are Soho
Strut, promoting communication between business & residential
communities in SoHo, and the Florence
Belsky Charitable Foundation whose mission is “Connecting
People, Sharing Ideas, Empowering Each Generation to Teach the Others.”
Handweavers & Spinners
The Ontario Handweavers and Spinners organized in 1956 to promote high standards
in the fibre arts and arouse public interest in the craft. It has members
all regions of the province of Ontario, as well as other parts of Canada, the
and abroad. It publishes Fibre Focus, has biennial conferences,
networks regional information.
- The Textile Blog
The beautiful and bountiful blog on creative artists by artist,
designer, editor, publisher, researcher, and writer John Hopper
whose credo is, "Art in all
its forms should be at the
not its periphery". (See also Inspirational above.)
A classical pianist whose music everyone should hear.
- Elysium — Between
Elysium is an organization fostering artistic and academic dialogue,
creative and educational exchange, and mutual friendship between the
USA and Europe, especially the German speaking countries.
An artist, writer, and curator whose sensitive, knowledgeable work is very important
New York and Europe.