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This profile was last updated on 7/18/10  and contains information from public web pages.
 
Background

Employment History

Education

  • degree , art history and printmaking
    University of Toronto
  • Department of Fashion Design and Merchandising
    Virginia Commonwealth University
  • MFA , textiles
    Virginia Commonwealth University
  • BA , art history
    University of Toronto
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Web References
QU in Northern Virginia - Fairfax Chapter
www.quiltersunlimited.org, 18 July 2010 [cached]
MAY 19 - Julia E. Pfaff - Julia E. Pfaff is a 2000-2001 recipient of an Individual Artist's Fellowship from the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Following in a family tradition, Julia began quiltmaking at the age of ten. With an undergraduate degree in Art History from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Fine Art degree from Virginia Commonwealth University she divides her time between being an educator and studio artist. For over twenty-five years she worked as an archaeological technical artist in Greece, Egypt and Jordan. Her quilted constructions have been exhibited at the American Craft Museum in New York, the Textile Museum in Washington DC, and at several locations in Canada and Japan.
She currently is teaching in an adjunct capacity for the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Here, she teaches Textile Manufacturing for the Fashion Industry and Historic and Ethnic Textiles for the department of Fashion Design and Merchandizing and Fabric Design for the Crafts/Material Studies Department. She also teaches Quilting and Surface Design as part of VCU's off campus graduate art program.
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Quilter and artist Julia E. Pfaff will outline how her work has grown to a sophisticated art form incorporating traditions from quilting, western art, and ethnic textile production. Process not only informs, but is an integral part of the development of Pfaff's work.
This lecture and trunk show focuses Julia's most recent work which as well as a selection of older work that illustrates the growth and changes in her quilting. She will lend insights into her creative process and discuss how can we edit better and have the confidence to express your own ideas and how to let your inner artist grow and mature. After over twenty years exhibiting, teaching, and lecturing in the art quilt world she will share her insights into what makes good art and why not all art quilts fit her criteria.
After the lecture, Julia will hold a half-day workshop titled: Drawing with Your Sewing Machine - The simplest piece of fabric can be turned into beautiful and unique art through the addition of quilted lines. This fast-paced workshop introduces the various ways you can use your sewing machine to draw on fabric. Both free motion and conventional quilting methods will be explored. Participants will produce several samples during the class suitable for use as pillow tops. Methods of joining machine quilted blocks will also be demonstrated.
On Friday, May 20 - Julia will hold a half-day workshop titled: Contemporary Mosaic (or Crazy) Piecing - This fast moving fun class explores a spontaneous approach to a traditional quilting favorite with an emphasis on contemporary design.
Julia Pfaff teaches at both ...
www.quiltingadventures.com [cached]
Julia Pfaff teaches at both VCU and the VMFA - she;s an amazing artist and a very good teacher, too. I wish *I* could take the time to take her class. Anyway, here's the info she sent me about it:
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If any of you do take the class with Julia, please be sure to bring some of your finished fabric in to QA for show and tell (and make sure I'm there!) so that we can all see what you've done!
Instructor: Julia E. Pfaff, ...
www.philamuseum.org, 14 Mar 2008 [cached]
Instructor: Julia E. Pfaff, award-winning textile artist and Adjunct Instructor, School of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University.
TimesDispatch.com | Inspired or required?
www.timesdispatch.com, 15 Jan 2006 [cached]
Many of Richmond's visual artists "don't want it generally known that they do other kinds of work," says Julia Pfaff, a local artist and teacher at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Biographies
www.surfacedesign.org, 10 Feb 2011 [cached]
JULIA E. PFAFF Julia E. Pfaff grew up with a family tradition of quilt making. She earned a degree in art history and printmaking from the University of Toronto, an MFA in textiles from Virginia Commonwealth University and worked as an archaeological illustrator in Greece, Egypt, and Jordan. Julia was a 2000-2001 recipient of an Individual Artist's Fellowship from the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Her work has been exhibited in the United States, Canada, and Japan and is included in public and private collections. She is currently adjunct faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University in the Department of Fashion Design and Merchandising.
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