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Ms. Jean W. McLaughlin

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Phone: (828) ***-**** ext. ****  
Penland School of Crafts
67 Doras Trail
Penland , North Carolina 28765
United States

Company Description: Penland School is a nonprofit, tax-exempt institution that receives support from individuals, foundations, corporations and from the North Carolina Arts Council, an...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    UNC Center for Craft Creativity and Design
  • Board Member
    Mitchell County Community Foundation
  • Board Member
    Craft Emergency Relief Fund
  • Founder
    Craft Liberation Front


  • California College of Arts and Crafts
  • North Carolina State University
  • University of North Carolina
  • B.A. , Studio Art with an emphasis in printmaking
    University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • BA , Studio Art
  • BA , Studio Art
    University of California , Chico
  • Bachelor's degree , studio art
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • M.A. , Liberal Studies
    College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • MA , Liberal Studies
    NC State University
  • Master's degree , liberal studies
    North Carolina State University
  • studio art degree
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Jean McLaughlin, Little ... [cached]
Jean McLaughlin, Little Switzerland Executive director of Penland School of Crafts since 1998, Jean has focused her energies on strategic planning, external relations, facilities construction and renovation, board development, and fundraising. She currently spearheads a $30 million Campaign for Penland's Future. Jean came to Penland after serving 16 years at the NC Arts Council as Director of Visual Arts and later Director of Statewide Initiatives. A native North Carolinian, she holds an MA in Liberal Studies from NC State University, and a BA in Studio Art from UNC-CH. She also studied textiles at the California College of Arts and Crafts, NC State University, and Penland School of Crafts.
Panelists include Bill May, ... [cached]
Panelists include Bill May, Director, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN; Stuart Kestenbaum, Director, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME; Jean McLaughlin, Director, Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC; Kristin Muller, Director, Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton, NJ; and Jim Baker, Director, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA. Moderated by Ennis Carter, Director, Social Impact Studios
Jean McLaughlin, one of the ... [cached]
Jean McLaughlin, one of the staff people at the North Carolina Arts Council, was named director of Penland. She asked me to visit Penland and soon after she asked me to be on her board, and I did that for eight years. Again, a totally different kind of thing from the furniture business.
Jean McLaughlin, Executive ... [cached]
Jean McLaughlin, Executive Director, Penland School of Crafts, will lead a conversation with Kathryn Gremley, Penland Gallery & Visitors Center Director, and artists Kate Vogel and Stoney Lamar, in which the participants will discuss the 2016 inaugural program.
Panelists Michael James, artist, Chair and Professor of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design, University of Nebraska; Jean McLaughlin, Executive Director, Penland School of Crafts; Jennifer Tansey, Director, Tansey Contemporary, Santa Fe; and Jack Walsh, contemporary art quilt collector, will discuss current thoughts and trends in contemporary quilt making from their varying perspectives, and underline the relevance and importance of the art quilt to the contemporary art scene.
"This level of support is unprecedented ... [cached]
"This level of support is unprecedented in Penland's 86-year history," says Penland's director, Jean McLaughlin.
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