Keynote Speaker Deborah Valoma

CNCH 2017 Keynote – Deborah Valoma

Scrape the Willow until It Sings: The Words and Work of Basket Maker Julia Parker

Deborah Valoma is an artist, professor, and chair of the Textiles Program at California College of the Arts, where her specialized field of research, writing, and teaching is the cultural history of textiles as a global aesthetic practice. In addition to teaching a series of courses on textile history and theory, she has published articles, lectured, and curated exhibitions.

In 2013 she published Scrape the Willow Until It Sings: The Words and Works of Basket Maker Julia Parker, which won the Commonwealth Club’s California Book Award Gold Medal for contributions to publishing, and will be the topic of her presentation.