Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees for the Gloria F. Ross Center for Tapestry Studies shall determine the policies for administering and operating the GFR Center; it shall assume responsibility for the finances and for the ethical standards of the Center.” –BYLAWS, Article III

Trustees (term concluding January 2010)

Margi Fox Margaret P. (Margi) Fox (board treasurer), instructor, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA. MA (English) & BS (Environmental Studies), Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA. A creative educator, Margi Fox is an essayist and technical writer with a strong interest in environmental issues; she is a contributor to regional and national publications, an outspoken champion of wilderness preservation, and a dedicated agent for the sound fiscal management of non-profits. Freelance writer and editor, Fox Consulting, Bellingham, WA; former trustee & treasurer, Whatcom Crisis Services; former trustee, J.F. Kapnek Charitable Trust, US and Zimbabwe, Africa.

Susan Brown Mcgreevy Susan Brown Mcgreevy, museum research associate, Santa Fe, NM. BA, Mount Holyoke College, MA. Instructor, Renesan Institute for Lifelong Learning. Specializing in the American Southwest, Susan Brown McGreevy conducts research, curates exhibitions, lectures, and publishes widely on Native American culture; she is a noted authority on the folk art, basketry, and material culture of Navajo and neighboring Indian tribes. Author, Indian Basketry Artists of the Southwest. Former trustee & director, Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe, NM.
Ramona Sakiestewa, artist/consultant, Santa Fe, NM. As a leading contemporary artist, Ramona Sakiestewa has created unique tapestries and works on paper, and engaged with architectural, site, and product design projects; she has written and lectured extensively about weaving and her work. Design consultant, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution; former chair, New Mexico Arts Commission; founding member & former director, Atlatl. Numerous commissions, consultancies, and group and solo exhibitions. www.RamonaSakiestewa.com.
Alice Zrebiec Alice Zrebiec (board president), independent consultant, Santa Fe, NM. PhD, Art History, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Consulting curator, Textile Arts, Denver Art Museum. Dr. Alice Zrebiec curates exhibitions and lectures on worldwide textile traditions, from ancient to modern; she consults with many institutions and frequently serves as an exhibition juror. Former Curator of Textiles, Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; former professor, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Author, Conquest & Glory: Tapestries Devoted to Louis XIV; contributor, Saturn Returns: Back to the Future of Fiber Art.

Trustees emeriti

Ann Bookman (trustee emerita), social anthropologist, Brookline, Massachusetts. BA, Barnard College, MA & PhD, Harvard University. Author, Starting in Our Own Backyards: How Working Families Can Build Community and Survive the New Economy. Former Director, MIT Workplace Center, Cambridge, MA; Director, Center for Interdisciplinary & Special Studies, College of the Holy Cross , Boston; Policy & Research Director, Women’s Bureau, US Department of Labor, Washington, DC; Assistant Director, Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute, Radcliffe College.
Darienne L. Dennis Darienne L. Dennis (board secretary), New York, NY. BA, Mount Holyoke College (History); MA, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University. Director of communications, American Red Cross, greater New York, NY. Darienne Dennis has extensive experience in communications and public relations, with strengths in strategy, media relations, and corporate positioning; she holds global perspectives on business issues and cultural diversity. Former director of public relations, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY; director of media relations, Accenture/Andersen Consulting, New York, NY; director of communications, Philip Morris/Altria Companies, New York, NY; reporter, Fortune Magazine. Advisory Board, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, MA.
Helena Hernmarck Helena Hernmarck (trustee emerita), tapestry artist, Ridgefield, CT. Graduate, University of Arts, Crafts & Design (Konstfackskolan), Stockholm; Handarbetets Vanner Weaving School. Monumental tapestry commissions. Book, Helena Hernmarck, Tapestry Artist, by M. Boman & P. Malarcher. Awards: Fellow, American Craft Council, College of Fellows; Craftsmanship Medal, American Institute of Architects; Connecticut Commission on the Arts, Governor’s Award; Sweden’s Prins Eugen Medal; Swedish American of the Year, 2000; Sophie Adlersparres Medalj. Artwork represented in the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and National Museum of American Art, among others. Represented by Brown Grotta Arts, Wilton, CT. www.browngrotta.com.
Lotus Stack Lotus Stack, curator emerita, Textile Department, Minneapolis Institute of Arts (MIA), Minneapolis, MN. Lotus Stack has written and lectured widely for professional and general audiences in the US and abroad. Particularly interested in the connections between cultural traditions, technology and trade that combine to produce distinctive textiles, she has conducted fieldwork in Morocco for more than a decade. She has written many exhibition catalogues and was responsible for building the contemporary fiber holdings at the MIA. Contributing author, Uzbek Embroidery in the Nomadic Tradition and Jack Larsen: Creator and Collector. Advisory Committee, Longhouse Foundation; Advisory Board, National Quilt Study Center; Former President, Textile Society of America.
Sue Walker Sue Walker, founding director (emerita), Victorian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne, Australia. D.Litt. (Art History) degree in progress, University of Melbourne. Author, Artists’ Tapestries from Australia 1976 to 2005. Sue Walker played a key role in bringing the art of tapestry to mainstream Australia’s cultural life, initiated opportunities for over 300 artists to work in tapestry, and encouraged collaborations with weavers who are themselves trained artists. She has curated exhibitions and lectured throughout the world–New York, London, Paris, Germany, Denmark, Turkey, Japan, New Zealand, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore. Member, the Order of Australia (service to the arts); Life Member, National Gallery of Victoria. Emeritus Medal, Visual Arts Board, Australia Council; Trustee, McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, Langwarrin, Australia. See Victorian Tapestry Workshop.

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