Jefferson Library, Greenwich Village
Art? Low Art? Or Just a Hobby?
In June 2020 the American
Tapestry Allliance published Bulbach's article, High
Art? Low Art? Or Just a Hobby? regarding fiber
art organization policies of branding contemporary fiberart as
a skilled pasttime of an extremely non-diverse community.
- Either Exclusivity or Sustainability
In February 2020 the British Tapestry Group
solicited and published Bulbach's article, Either Exclusivity
or Sustainability, regarding fiber art organization
policies perpetuating the field's extreme lacks of diversity
and its deficiencies in economic and professional opportunity,
as well as its inaccurate
research standards and practices.
Mendez Soho Salon: Stanley Bulbach
This is a 38 minute YouTube video of a much more detailed live
presentation of the art, philosophy and practicality
of flat woven carpet art. This video project is generously made possible
for public enjoyment by the Mendez Soho Salon with the support
of Soho Strut and
the Florence Belsky Charitable Foundation. (For more information
on these organizations, please visit the Links section via the
table of contents on the left panel of this frame.)
Long-Delayed Professional Conversation
This report published in the Fall 2018 newsletter of the Textile
Society of America follows up on the prior report on how no fiber
support organization seemed to cover the urgent issues presented
by Fuller Craft Museum in its 2017 exhibition on “populations that have
been traditionally under-represented in their fields.” In accurate
academic research practice "traditional underrepresentation" of
"populations" is deemed unacceptably misleading and unprofessional.
- Re: Gender
Bend: Women in Wood, Men at the Loom
This report published in the Spring 2018 newsletter
of the Textile Society of America adds to the growing documentation
noting how professional art research is not reporting accurately
on what is being currently created in the field of contemporary
American craft media art.
- The New York City Weaver
This brief bio appeared in 2018 in Issue 50 of Cover
Magazine, published by Hali in London. Cover Magazine is dedicated
to the vibrant connections among today's markets, contemporary style
and design, and our timeless appreciation of textile art.
Bend: Women in Wood, Men at the Loom
The catalogue to this exhibition, running from October 2017-March
2018, is available
from the Fuller Craft Museum shop. It includes the curators'
engaging statements: Jon
Eric Riis's on the men who wove the tapestries; and Tib Shaw's on
the women who
turned the wood art. In addition to Associate Curator Michael
McMillan's Forward which seeks to start a conversation on how certain
populations in art research are under-recorded, the catalogue then
includes images of the works in the group exhibition, along with
Tapestry: An Assyriologist’s Perspective
This paper was presented on behalf of the American Tapestry Alliance
at the international conference of the Textile Society of America
in Washington, D.C. in September 2012, documenting that contemporary
fiber art is invisible to today's art museum curatorial research.
- Not Painted Canvas, but Wonderful,
Powerful Woven Art
This article, published by Tapestry Topics, the official
publication of the American Tapestry Alliance, explores the unique
aesthethic qualities of woven design and imagery.
Felt, Thread by Elissa Auther (book review)
Art Education: The Missing Half
Important Value in Fiber Art
These articles, published by Tapestry Topics,
the official publication of the American Tapestry
Alliance, explore professional issues in the fiber art field.
is the Voice of Fiber Art Today?
Voice of Our Advocates?
for Our Future
This four-part essay series, published by Fibre Focus,
the magazine of the Ontario Handweavers & Spinners, asks
some of the most important questions in the field of contemporary
art and craft.
- The Weaving
Arts: An Ancient Technology
The catalogue to this exhibition at the New York Academy of Sciences,
NYC and the Association for the Advancement of Science, Wash.,
D.C., supported by Novo Industri A/S of Denmark, The Wool Bureau
Inc., and the Empire State Crafts Alliance Grants to
New York State Craft Artists Program.
His Art and His Textiles: The Fabric of His Dreams (book
A review in Fiberarts Magazine of the official catalogue for
the exhibition of Matisse's textile collection focused on their
Bulbach's musings on his earlier doctoral thesis
and the importance of our culture's ancient Near Eastern roots to our
lives and art today.
- 3rd Sephardic
The creation of a prayer carpet about contemporary New York City.
- Gotham: The Design
The creation of a flying carpet about contemporary New York City.
- A Debt to the
Future Comes Due
Why research problems are a problem for the future of fiber art.
- The Importance
The historic value of select wools used in the classic oriental rug
- A Failure in Accuracy
and Reliability: Art Museum Research on Contemporary
Grave procedural flaws in the creation of a curatorial record of the
public's artistic heritage.
- What? Colored
Based upon the artist's keynote address at the 1987 World Congress of Coloured
- Re: The
Museum's New Clothes
Letter regarding an editorial in The Textile Forum.
- Protests Against
Report in Fiberarts Magazine on controversial changes to the American Craft