Volunteers Needed by the FFAA

With determination and persistence in 2020, the Focus on Fibre Art Association Board coordinated numerous activities for and on behalf of members, despite health restrictions
and shutdowns.

Currently a handful of committed volunteers are putting in many hours covering a lot of bases — and they need help. We understand that not everyone is able to take on a leadership commitment, but with a dozen or so new volunteers taking on small jobs on the committees, the load for will be eased for those in leadership roles and FFAA will be able to survive and to thrive.

As well, despite an ongoing search for replacement executive members, we are short of candidates for the next Board in February 2022; the only position for which there is a candidate is that of secretary.

The mandate of FFAA is to encourage, foster and develop excellence and appreciation of fibre as an art form among the community. The recent opening of the Focus on Fibre Art Studio opens the door to more opportunities for promoting skill development and showcasing the creativity of fibre artists through workshops and exhibitions.

We are asking all those who have benefitted from entering the biennial competitions since 1998 and from taking subsidized workshops since 2013 to step forward and contribute your time and talents to the future success of FFAA.

In addition, we are asking up-and-coming fibre artists (stitchers, felters, quilters, knitters, rug hookers, dyers, weavers and spinners) to volunteer on a committee as a way of participating in and strengthening the fibre art community that we all value and enjoy.

-Vicki Robson, President, on behalf of the FFAA Board of Directors
780-440-2599 or vickir@telus.net