Membership/History photo courtesy of CMA, 2014
Calling all fiber artists, quilters, weavers, knitters, wearable art enthusiasts, designers, makers, craftspeople, textile art historians, educators and collectors – come share your interest in fiber art and textiles by becoming a member of the Textile Art Alliance (TAA) of the Cleveland Museum of Art.
You’ll have the opportunity to share your interests and meet other like-minded individuals at lectures, workshops, educational programs, our annual members’ meeting and the TAA Wearable Art Fashion Show and Boutique. TAA plans a full schedule of programs and events to introduce you to new techniques, master artists, and innovative ideas and approaches to fiber art and textiles. We support new acquisitions to continue to build the textile collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art.
TAA Membership is open to anyone interested in contemporary or historic textiles and fiber arts. Membership in the Cleveland Museum of Art is required to become a TAA member.
A full annual program of textile and fiber arts events – TAA members attend lectures for free and receive a discount on most workshops, Play Days and collection visits
Priority registration for Workshops and Play Days
Advance notification of TAA events
Monthly updates on TAA activities and other area fiber arts events through the TAA eNews
to show your fiber artwork in TAA member shows
Discounts at local area fiber arts stores (see list below)
Meet fiber artists, educators and textile enthusiasts when you become an active part of the fiber art movement in Northeast Ohio
Membership* Fee Options (annual fee unless otherwise noted):
- Individual - $50
- Student - $10 with current student ID
- Sustaining - $100
- Patron - $150
- Lifetime -- $600 (one-time payment)
* Cleveland Museum of Art membership is required to become a TAA member. See the Cleveland Museum of Art website for membership categories and associated fees.
Please return membership for to:
TAA c/o Emily Rebmann
Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH 44106
For more information, please contact:
President: Kerrin Buss 216-752-9654
Show Your TAA membership card
for a discount from the following vendors:
10% off beads and supplies up to $85
15% off $100 bead purchases to all customers excluding books, tools and magazines
10% off custom made woven garment labels
Driftwood Framers, 450 East 200 St., Euclid, 216-531-6653
25% off framing
Ethnic Collections: Garments, Jewelry, Organic Essential Make-up, 1700 E. Main St., Kent, 330-990-0488, email: email@example.com
Fine Points, Inc., 12620 Larchmere Blvd., Cleveland, 216-229-6644, finepoints.com
10% off yarn
15% discount on all merchandise
10% off art supplies
Murray Hill Bolt and Spool: Fabric, Patterns, Ribbon, Inspiration, 2026 Murray Hill Rd., Cleveland, 216-229-2220, boltandspool.com
20% all purchases
Pins and Needles, 3 locations: 7535 Pearl Rd., Middleburg Hts., or 5937 Mayfield Rd., Mayfield Hts., or 4597 Great Northern Blvd., North Olmsted, pinsandneedles.com
10% off all fabrics and $10 off repair of sewing machines and sergers
Symbols of Power Wins Its Fourth Award
Congratulations to Louise Mackie, former CMA Textile Curator and TAA sponsor − her breathtaking book, Symbols of Power: Luxury Textiles from Islamic Lands, 7th – 21st Century, now has garnered four awards, each in a different field:
- Textiles: R.L. Shep Ethnic Textiles Book for 2015 from the Textile Society of America
- Islamic Art: Joseph V. McMullan Award for Scholarship and Stewardship in Islamic Rugs and Textiles from the Near Eastern Art Research Center
- Art History: Outstanding Catalogue for 2016 from the Midwest Art History Society
- Islamic Republic of Iran: The World Award for the Book of the Year
To purchase a copy of Symbols of Power, check out the CMA Museum Store or Amazon.com.
Got News? Send It to Amy!
If you have information you’d like to share with your fellow TAA members either in the TAA eNews or on our website, please send it to Amy Reed, TAA Communications Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We publish the TAA eNews around the 10th of each month and update the TAA website at the same time.
TAA Annual Dues Are Due
It’s time to renew your TAA membership for 2016-17 as our membership year runs July 1-June 30. Send your $50 check made out to Textile Art Alliance to Emily Rebmann, Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44106-1797. Please note on your check “TAA Dues 2016-17.” Contact Emily with any questions at: email@example.com or call 216-707-2579.
Jumpstart Your Creativity at the TAA Focus Group
Is your creativity in a slump? Or do you need some feedback on your latest project? Maybe you are looking for a place to work on a project among friends? Then join us at the TAA Focus Group, our monthly small group that meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Museum. We gather in one of the classrooms (usually Classroom I) from 10:00 am to 1:00 p.m. to share ideas, show our work, gather input, and enjoy each other’s company. You can come and stay as long as you like.
Attendees should park in level P2 of the museum parking garage and enter through the Education lobby. Be aware that the guards may search your bags. You may not take materials up into the Museum. If you have questions or would like to be added to the email list for TAA Focus Group, contact Melissa Richmond at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-533-0278.
Textile Art Alliance (TAA), an affiliate group of The Cleveland Museum
of Art, is an active organization of artists, designers, craftspeople,
educators, and collectors with a common interest in the textile and the
in 1934, TAA's purpose is to promote the fiber arts through
exhibitions, educational programs and purchases to enlarge the textile
collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art.
date, approximately fifty pieces have been purchased for the museum's
textile collections. These gifts have ranged from Peruvian weavings
dated 200 BC to works by contemporary artists such as Lenore Tawney,
Glen Kaufman and Jon Eric Riis.
TAA has mounted an exhibition of members' work since 1936. In 1967 the show became a juried show. By 1970, a decision was made to restrict the show to fiber art. As" Focus: Fiber" it became a significant annual event in contemporary fiber art.
In 1977, TAA members coordinated and curated "FIBERWORKS." This landmark international invitation at CMA marked the first contemporary fiber art exhibition at a major American art museum. The show expanded to a regional juried show in 1997. The Focus: Fiber catalog was published in 2004.