Textile Art Alliance

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 (CMA).    

Established in 1934, TAA has promoted textile and fiber arts through exhibitions and educational programs such as collection visits, lectures and workshops by renowned scholars and artists. In addition, we have mounted over 40 exhibitions of contemporary fiber art including our triennial Focus: Fiber, a national juried show.  Through our fundraising activities, we have purchased more than 50 pieces of artwork for CMA’s permanent textile collection.  

We are proud to be a presenting sponsor of the CMA’s Renaissance Splendor: Catherine de’ Medici’s Valois Tapestries  from Saturday, November 17, 2018 to Monday, January 21, 2019.  

As a TAA member, you will have the opportunity to enjoy behind-the-scenes access to a world-class collection; exclusive programming including studio tours, lectures and workshops; and the opportunity to socialize and network with fellow textile enthusiasts.


  • TAA membership is open to all members of CMA who are interested in contemporary or historic textiles and fiber arts.  Membership in TAA comes with priceless benefits:
  • A full year of educational programming including collection tours and events led by museum curators and staff; lectures by visiting artists; tours of local artist studios; hands-on creative workshops; and social events exclusively for TAA members.  All programs are discounted or free for TAA members.    
  • Monthly gathering at Praxis Fiber Workshop for TAA members to work on their individual art projects in the company of others. 
  • Monthly email newsletter with announcements of collection updates, upcoming TAA events, upcoming textile and fiber events in the local community; and news from members.
  • Access to the Facebook page for and by TAA members for the latest news, sharing of ideas and list of happenings around town.
  • Opportunity show your work in TAA member exhibitions and markets.
  • Discounts at local retail stores specializing in fiber arts and supplies with your TAA membership card.




President – Barb Lubinski

Vice President – Treasurer – Joyce Jentoft

Communications Coordinator – Mary Ann Tipple

Recording Secretary – Judi Pfancuff

Focus: Fiber Coordinator – Karen Hinkle

Trustees 2019

Dorothy Ceruti

Katherine Dunlevey

JoAnn Giordano

Trustees 2020

Sharon Aunchman

Sandra Heller

Roz Kvet

Trustees 2021

Sandra Cohen

Margaret O’Reilly

Nelly Vileikis

Contact us: 216-707-2592 or taa [at] clevelandart.org


Visit our upcoming programs page to learn about exciting upcoming opportunities to admire and learn about textile art. 

Join us on Facebook to get details on upcoming events and learn what else our talented members are up to.

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