Hella Jongerius  Designer  Hella Jongerius’work combines the traditional with the contemporary, the newest technologies with age-old craft techniques. She aims to create products with individual character by including craft elements in the industrial production process.  Recent projects include the touring exhibition ‘Breathing Colour’ on her colour research for the Design Museum London (2017) and the exhibition and accompanying publication ‘Beyond the New. On the Agency of Things’ with Louise Schouwenberg for the Pinakothek der Moderne, Die Neue Sammlung, Munich (2017). The tile design Diarama for the Italian tile manufacturer Mutina, the Vlinder Sofa for Vitra as well as the carpets Sienna and September for Kvadrat and Maharam’s rug atelier Danskina will be presented during Milan Design Week 2018.  Many of Jongerius’ products can be found in the permanent collections of important museums (such as MoMA, New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London as well as Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam).  Web:  jongeriuslab.com  Instagram:  @hellajongerius

Hella Jongerius
Designer

Hella Jongerius’work combines the traditional with the contemporary, the newest technologies with age-old craft techniques. She aims to create products with individual character by including craft elements in the industrial production process.

Recent projects include the touring exhibition ‘Breathing Colour’ on her colour research for the Design Museum London (2017) and the exhibition and accompanying publication ‘Beyond the New. On the Agency of Things’ with Louise Schouwenberg for the Pinakothek der Moderne, Die Neue Sammlung, Munich (2017). The tile design Diarama for the Italian tile manufacturer Mutina, the Vlinder Sofa for Vitra as well as the carpets Sienna and September for Kvadrat and Maharam’s rug atelier Danskina will be presented during Milan Design Week 2018.

Many of Jongerius’ products can be found in the permanent collections of important museums (such as MoMA, New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London as well as Boijmans van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam).

Web: jongeriuslab.com
Instagram: @hellajongerius

Pamela Kelly  VP of Licensing & Brand Management, Museum of New Mexico Foundation  Utilizing her broad business and product development experience working with several key national and international lifestyle retailers, her deep understanding of Santa Fe’s cultural terroir; and her familiarity with the state’s four state-run museums, Pamela created the licensing program for the Museum of New Mexico.  Web:  mnmlicensing.org

Pamela Kelly
VP of Licensing & Brand Management, Museum of New Mexico Foundation

Utilizing her broad business and product development experience working with several key national and international lifestyle retailers, her deep understanding of Santa Fe’s cultural terroir; and her familiarity with the state’s four state-run museums, Pamela created the licensing program for the Museum of New Mexico.

Web: mnmlicensing.org

Polly Leonard  Founder, Selvedge Magazine  Selvedge is a magazine that acknowledges the significance of textiles as a part of everyone’s story. We are surrounded by cloth from the cradle to the grave and by exploring our universal emotional connection to fibre we share the stories and values that mean the most to us. From why we love the sound of a needle pulling thread through taut linen, to why we are fascinated by the clothes we wear and the fibres we unknowingly rely on. There are many sides to every story and Selvedge is dedicated to finding and nurturing textiles from every angle. We believe that textiles unite all humanity and in surveying the development of society it is clear that from a spider’s web to the world wide web,textiles appear as the protagonist. It is with this thought that we hope to widen our net as well as our own horizons with everything we do. Join us and make our stories part of your story.  At the heart of the Selvedge story is a cerebral and sensual addiction to cloth and with that an appreciation of the beautifully made and carefully considered..  Web:  selvedge.org  Instagram:  @selvedgemagazine

Polly Leonard
Founder, Selvedge Magazine

Selvedge is a magazine that acknowledges the significance of textiles as a part of everyone’s story. We are surrounded by cloth from the cradle to the grave and by exploring our universal emotional connection to fibre we share the stories and values that mean the most to us. From why we love the sound of a needle pulling thread through taut linen, to why we are fascinated by the clothes we wear and the fibres we unknowingly rely on. There are many sides to every story and Selvedge is dedicated to finding and nurturing textiles from every angle. We believe that textiles unite all humanity and in surveying the development of society it is clear that from a spider’s web to the world wide web,textiles appear as the protagonist. It is with this thought that we hope to widen our net as well as our own horizons with everything we do. Join us and make our stories part of your story.

At the heart of the Selvedge story is a cerebral and sensual addiction to cloth and with that an appreciation of the beautifully made and carefully considered..

Web: selvedge.org
Instagram: @selvedgemagazine

Anna Murray  Co-Founder, Patternity UK  PATTERNITY Co-Founders Anna Murray and Grace Winteringham have been decoding the visual rhythms and cycles of everyday life since 2009. Inspired by a deep-rooted belief in the power of pattern to positively change the world and expand our lives, they created the world’s leading online visual archive of pattern imagery, from art, science, nature, fashion and design. From its East London base, PATTERNITY swiftly grew from a platform of mesmerising imagery to become a fully-fledged interdisciplinary creative studio, with a programme of events and educational initiatives. Their work explores the patterns (both seen and un-seen) that make up life and shows others new ways of seeing and feeling more inter-connected.  Anna and Grace’s expertise, creativity and unique perspective have been sought by the likes of Apple, Bompas & Parr, the BBC, the Barbican Centre, Céline, Clarks Originals, Diageo, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Getty Images, Granta, Levi’s, Nike, Selfridges, the School Of Life and the V&A. Their first book, A New Way of Seeing, was published in 2015, followed in 2017 by Be Great, Be Grateful, a gratitude journal to inspire people to incorporate patterns of positive thinking and behaviour into everyday life. PATTERNITY-designed product ranges are sold in major museums and iconic retailers worldwide.  Web:  patternity.org  Instagram:  @patternity  Facebook: PATTERNITY Twitter: @patternitweet

Anna Murray
Co-Founder, Patternity UK

PATTERNITY Co-Founders Anna Murray and Grace Winteringham have been decoding the visual rhythms and cycles of everyday life since 2009. Inspired by a deep-rooted belief in the power of pattern to positively change the world and expand our lives, they created the world’s leading online visual archive of pattern imagery, from art, science, nature, fashion and design. From its East London base, PATTERNITY swiftly grew from a platform of mesmerising imagery to become a fully-fledged interdisciplinary creative studio, with a programme of events and educational initiatives. Their work explores the patterns (both seen and un-seen) that make up life and shows others new ways of seeing and feeling more inter-connected.

Anna and Grace’s expertise, creativity and unique perspective have been sought by the likes of Apple, Bompas & Parr, the BBC, the Barbican Centre, Céline, Clarks Originals, Diageo, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Getty Images, Granta, Levi’s, Nike, Selfridges, the School Of Life and the V&A. Their first book, A New Way of Seeing, was published in 2015, followed in 2017 by Be Great, Be Grateful, a gratitude journal to inspire people to incorporate patterns of positive thinking and behaviour into everyday life. PATTERNITY-designed product ranges are sold in major museums and iconic retailers worldwide.

Web: patternity.org
Instagram: @patternity
Facebook: PATTERNITY
Twitter: @patternitweet

Laura Addison  Curator of North American & European Folk Art, Museum of International Folk Art  Laura Addison is the curator of North American and European folk art at the Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, a position she has held since 2013. Previously, she was curator of contemporary art at the New Mexico Museum of Art (2002-2013).  Currently, Addison is lead curator for a multifaceted project on the American designer Alexander Girard at the Museum of International Folk Art. In 2019, the museum will host the traveling exhibition  Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe , organized by Vitra Design Museum. This coincides with a refreshing of the museum’s Girard Wing, which highlights a portion of Girard’s vast folk art collection, gifted to the museum in 1978. .  Previously, Addison has curated exhibitions that focus on diverse perspectives and mediums, including  No Idle Hands: The Myths & Meanings of Tramp Art ;  James Drake: Salon of a Thousand Souls ;  Manmade: Notions of Landscape from the Lannan Collection ;  Flux: Reflections on Contemporary Glass ; and others.  Web:  internationalfolkart.org

Laura Addison
Curator of North American & European Folk Art, Museum of International Folk Art

Laura Addison is the curator of North American and European folk art at the Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, a position she has held since 2013. Previously, she was curator of contemporary art at the New Mexico Museum of Art (2002-2013).

Currently, Addison is lead curator for a multifaceted project on the American designer Alexander Girard at the Museum of International Folk Art. In 2019, the museum will host the traveling exhibition Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe, organized by Vitra Design Museum. This coincides with a refreshing of the museum’s Girard Wing, which highlights a portion of Girard’s vast folk art collection, gifted to the museum in 1978. .

Previously, Addison has curated exhibitions that focus on diverse perspectives and mediums, including No Idle Hands: The Myths & Meanings of Tramp Art; James Drake: Salon of a Thousand Souls; Manmade: Notions of Landscape from the Lannan Collection; Flux: Reflections on Contemporary Glass; and others.

Web: internationalfolkart.org

Abduljabbar Khatri  Artist  Jabbar is an artist from Kutch in northwestern India. His family had been involved in the craft of tie-dye for centuries but the link was broken when his great-grandfather left the business to make fireworks for the royal family.  Jabbar followed in his father’s footsteps and earned a college degree in Commerce but his passion was to work with his brother, Abdullah, and revive this craft in his family under the name of Sidr Craft.  Sidr has been represented at the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market since 2007 and in 2017 they won the “Living Traditions Award”. They have also participated in the Folk Art Market Collection at the Dallas Market Center, which is a program that teaches artists from Santa Fe how to operate in the wholesale markets.  For the past 10 years, Jabbar has worked with important designers exploring many new dyeing techniques. Sidr has participated in workshops and exhibitions in Japan, France, Hungary, Portugal, Malaysia, Canada, Holland, the UK and the US.  Jabbar’s work leads to sustainable livelihoods for about 250 artisans in India. He is interested in expanding his creative enterprise and continuing to provide this economic stability in his area and act as an ambassador for his culturally rich craft.  Web:  sidrcraft@gmail.com

Abduljabbar Khatri
Artist

Jabbar is an artist from Kutch in northwestern India. His family had been involved in the craft of tie-dye for centuries but the link was broken when his great-grandfather left the business to make fireworks for the royal family.

Jabbar followed in his father’s footsteps and earned a college degree in Commerce but his passion was to work with his brother, Abdullah, and revive this craft in his family under the name of Sidr Craft.

Sidr has been represented at the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market since 2007 and in 2017 they won the “Living Traditions Award”. They have also participated in the Folk Art Market Collection at the Dallas Market Center, which is a program that teaches artists from Santa Fe how to operate in the wholesale markets.

For the past 10 years, Jabbar has worked with important designers exploring many new dyeing techniques. Sidr has participated in workshops and exhibitions in Japan, France, Hungary, Portugal, Malaysia, Canada, Holland, the UK and the US.

Jabbar’s work leads to sustainable livelihoods for about 250 artisans in India. He is interested in expanding his creative enterprise and continuing to provide this economic stability in his area and act as an ambassador for his culturally rich craft.

Web: sidrcraft@gmail.com

Jane Shreffler  Volunteer  Jane is a native New Mexican, born in Los Alamos. She moved to Belgium in high school and caught the ‘travel bug’. After returning to the United States, she earned an MBA at New York University and spent her career at Goldman Sachs in New York and London.  After a ‘5 year trial retirement’ at age 39, she was lured back to Wall Street and retired again as a Managing Director at Credit Suisse First Boston. She has been successfully retired for over 20 years and has worked primarily for the Museum of New Mexico and the International Folk Art Market.  At IFAM, she ran the wholesale training market in Dallas, Texas, where she had the wonderful opportunity to get to know a good number of the artists.  Jane also spent two years establishing a business incubator in Johannesburg, South Africa for small, black-owned businesses. This facility houses 160 businesses and is now thriving.

Jane Shreffler
Volunteer

Jane is a native New Mexican, born in Los Alamos. She moved to Belgium in high school and caught the ‘travel bug’. After returning to the United States, she earned an MBA at New York University and spent her career at Goldman Sachs in New York and London.

After a ‘5 year trial retirement’ at age 39, she was lured back to Wall Street and retired again as a Managing Director at Credit Suisse First Boston. She has been successfully retired for over 20 years and has worked primarily for the Museum of New Mexico and the International Folk Art Market.

At IFAM, she ran the wholesale training market in Dallas, Texas, where she had the wonderful opportunity to get to know a good number of the artists.

Jane also spent two years establishing a business incubator in Johannesburg, South Africa for small, black-owned businesses. This facility houses 160 businesses and is now thriving.