Layne Goldsmith       Layne Goldsmith
UW Faculty Professor of Art, specializing in Fiber
Layne Goldsmith, professor of Art at the University of Washington since 1983, is an educational entrepreneur specializing in many aspects of textile production. As a studio artist, her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is included in both private and public collections. Her research has led to textile projects with artists and artisans from Italy, Japan, Colombia, Guatemala, Chile, Peru, and Nepal. She is the 2011 recipient of the UW Distinguished faculty award for Lifelong Learning. Since 2004 she has designed and produced custom rugs woven in Nepal by Good Weave certified producers and now under her own label, Layne Goldsmith Studio. She also specializes in Natural Dyes and teaches workshops in her studio: Botanica Dyeworks. Layne’s forays into the world of plant colorants began in the early 1970’s.
Young Chang       Young Chang
Owner- Gallery IMA, Seattle and MFA in Fiber
Young H. Chang is the owner/director of Gallery IMA in Seattle, WA. Through this art venue, Young represents a variety of Northwest and international artists specializing in a variety of mediums. Young received her BFA from Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul, South Korea in 1986 and her MFA in fibers from the University of Washington in 2001.
Rock_Hushka       Rock Hushka
Director of Curatorial Administration, Tacoma Art Museum
Rock Hushka is the lead curator as well as the Curator of Contemporary and Northwest Art at Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington. The museum is the major collector of craft in the Seattle region. Tacoma Art Museum has more than 3,000 pieces in its collection. Hushka’s received his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of WA and his Masters of Arts in Art History at the University of Wisconson-Madison. Rock is also an author of several books focused on artists and exhibitions, as well as writing magazine articles for publications such as “FiberArts”.