Welcome to the TextileXchange resource guide—a growing effort created to map out and connect the vibrant textile community and resources in the Portland metro area and beyond. The foundation of this guide was built from the diversity of organizations that participate in Portland Textile Month.

Development of and funding for this guide has been provided by Textile Hive with additional funding from a RACC catalyst grant.

We encourage you to contribute additional resources through this form and consider becoming a member of the TextileXchange to help further develop this resource guide as well as Portland Textile Month.

  Galleries

Blackfish Gallery

http://www.blackfish.com/

Combining a mentor-based approach with an exceptional visiting artists program, students work one-on-one with nationally and internationally recognized designers, makers, and scholars in a self-directed curriculum that challenges them to bring to life the full strength of their ideas and skills.

 gallery  textile art

  Organizations

Columbia FiberArts Guild

http://www.columbiafiberartsguild.org/

Columbia FiberArts Guild is a vibrant group of textile artists celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. Our guild provides a network and forum encompassing ALL aspects of fiber art, including art quilting, surface design, sculptural, and wearable art. Fiber artists of all abilities are welcome. Established in 1969 as the Columbia Stitchery Guild, the Columbia FiberArts Guild serves the greater Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington areas.

 guild  textile art

  Organizations

Conservation through Poverty Alleviation (www.cpali.org) and SEPALI Madagascar

https://www.cpali.org

At CPALI, we work with rural farmers to develop sustainable livelihoods that support both people and ecosystems. In our approach, we focus on existing resources, local leadership, community ownership and linking partners to global markets.

 natural dyes  textile art

  Galleries

Elizabeth Leach Gallery

https://www.elizabethleach.com

Established in 1981, the Elizabeth Leach Gallery presents prominent Northwest and internationally established artists working in a wide variety of contemporary media. The gallery's mission is to create a dynamic dialogue between the local community and the global art world.

 gallery  textile art

  Galleries

HOLDING Contemporary

https://www.holdingcontemporary.com/

HOLDING Contemporary presents exhibitions and programs by emerging and established visual artists across disciplines. Through a deliberate curatorial vision and a strategic business model, we position ourselves towards challenging the economical and social privilege of the art world.

 gallery  textile art

  Businesses

Haunt

http://www.hollystalder.com/haunt-

HAUNT is a tiny little shop that has locally made clothing, art, jewelry, and vintage. It's known as the place to find unusual pretty things: a one of kind party dress, a druzy agate ring, a colorful bohemian wall tapestry, or an indigo dyed Kaftan.

 fashion  textile art

  Galleries

Nationale

https://www.nationale.us

Nationale is an art space established in 2008 by Owner/Director, May Barruel. Nationale is dedicated to the promotion of culture through exhibitions, performances, and a selection of carefully chosen goods.

 gallery  textile art

  Schools

Pacific Northwest College of Art

https://pnca.edu/

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) empowers artists and designers to reimagine what art and design can do in the world. This private fine arts and design college, founded in 1909 in Portland, Oregon, offers eleven Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) degrees, seven graduate degrees including Master of Fine Arts (MFA) and Master of Arts (MA) degrees, a Post-Baccalaureate, and a range of Community Education programs for adults and youth.

 classes  fashion  textile art

  Organizations

Portland Handweavers Guild

https://www.portlandhandweaversguild.org/

Promoting excellence in handweaving, spinning and other fiber arts for over 70 years with monthly programs relevant to the topics of fibers arts.

 guild  textile art  weaving

  Organizations

Portland Textile Month

https://www.portlandtextilemonth.com

Portland Textile Month aims to galvanize the local textile community for a 
month-long festival of events centered around knowledge-sharing and
 cross-pollination between enthusiasts, artists, businesses, and institutions.
 We provide an open platform to engage and share ideas, histories, knowl
edge, experiences, and practices across myriad cultures, viewpoints, and
 generations.

 festival  talks  textile art  workshops

  Organizations

Stockpiler

http://www.shopstockpiler.com

Nance is currently Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Art at SMU in Dallas, TX. She has previously held professorships in Fibres & Material Practices at Concordia University (Montréal, QC) and Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA). Nance participated in consecutive artist residencies in Reykjavík and Skagaströnd, Iceland in 2013; much of her research continues to be based in Iceland and northern coastal regions of Canada and the US.

 gallery  textile art

  Galleries

Wolff Gallery

https://www.wolffgallery.com/

Wolff Gallery is a curatorial collaboration between visual artists Shannon O’Connor and Zemie Barr. Our goal is to broaden the Portland art scene by prioritizing the exhibition of work by traditionally underrepresented artists. We gravitate toward visual and performing art that does not suppress emotional intensity and we encourage more contemporary artists to embrace the personal as political. We are dedicated to a feminist, collaborative organizational model and we approach exhibition­making as an art form, as well as a shared endeavor with each participating artist.

 gallery  textile art

  Galleries

YOU:(curated)

http://you-curated.com/

YOU:(Curated) was founded by Jamie Wilson. Born out of years of art, design and styling experience, she became aware that there is no one-stop shopping for overall style makeovers like you might watch on a reality series. At least none attainable for the "everyday kind of person" who might benefit from a fresh perspective. This led to the creation of YOU: (curated). It is the beginning of your own transformation, starting from wherever YOU decide to start.

 gallery  textile art