Anne Lamborn
Textile Artist - Designer - Public Art
About Anne

Artist specializing in weaving, dyeing, painting, teaching, communication, collaborations, and travel

M.A. in ART (Textile Emphasis),
San Jose State University, 1980
B.A. in ART (Drawing and Painting) and B.A. in Spanish, minor in Anthropology; University of California, Davis, 1966
Universidad de Madrid University of California Education Abroad Program to Madrid. (included 8 units art study at Prado Museum), 1964-65
Fiberworks School of Textile Arts, Berkeley, CA; classes from 1978-82
California Standard Secondary Life Teaching Credential, 1969
Peace Corps, Guatemala, 1966 - 68 (community development and craft development)
Paint/Weaving Studies at Bellas Artes/Instituto Allende, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, 1996
Backstrap Weaving with Reina Icu in Comalapa, Guatemala, 1968 and 1975


2004 New Pacific Studio, New Zealand, 1/1//04-3/30/04 Ð living and working as an artist in residence at New Pacific Studio at Mt Bruce, near Masterton - painted 37 watercolors, wove 6 weavings, painted 12 large-scale silk panels, made 1 felt piece, gave lectures, and had a one-person show at Taylor-Jensen Gallery in Palmerston North.

Competitive Completed Public Art Projects

2000 City of San Jose, California, Public Art Administration

SWIMMERS - installed September 11, 2000 with design partner Ceevah F.Sobel Fabricators: Precision Laser, Inc. and Jim Gwinner Studios of Santa Clara, CA Five waterjet cut power-brushed aluminum figures (30"- 40" hi x 6'-11" wd) installed on top of a blue painted concrete wall beside the public swimming pool. Camden Lifetime Activities Center, 3369 Union Avenue, San Jose, CA

1999 State of Minnesota Percentage for the Arts Program, Art in Public Places Program
THE RIVER AND THE PRAIRIE - installed August 17, 1999. Two ramie painted-warp weavings 5 feet high by 24 feet wide each for new library at Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota (selected as #1 from a pool of 75 artists)

Selected Awards

1997 Recipient of Invitation to City of San Jose Public Art Workshops, Spring, 1997

1996 Town of Los Gatos Commendation for Work in the Arts

1996 State of Florida Art in Public Buildings Program Finalist for Hardee County Public Health Facility Public Art Project (#2 of 45 applicants)

1993 Los Gatos Artist of the Year awarded by the Los Gatos Arts Commission and Friends of the Arts

1981 Okayama, Japan and Tainan, Taiwan Exchange Exhibitions with ten San Jose, California artists in a Sister Cities Exchange (representing the City of San Jose, CA for 3 weeks on tour)

1978 Award for Excellence, Northern California Handweavers


Selected Corporate and Private Collectors

2005 Cook Islands Library/Museum at Taputapatea, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, South Pacific

2004 The Master Lodge, Napier, New Zealand (four watercolors)

2002 Mercy and Roger Smullen Private Collection, Los Gatos, CA, commissioned

2002 CALVARY CHURCH ROTUNDA, Los Gatos, CA, The Twelve Gates, 12 aerial weavings

1996 Lynn and Ron Letterman Collection, Los Gatos, CA, Hawaii

1996 SPIRIT OF THE LOTUS, Saratoga Avenue, San Jose, CA

Healing Weaving, 3 ft. x 2 ft. silk weaving for healing room; commissioned

1994 CATELLUS CORPORATION CORPORATE OFFICES, 201 Mission St., (29th floor), SF Kite #6 , 6 ft. x 5 ft. silk entrance weaving; commissioned

1991 JUANITA CREEK APARTMENTS, 9507 N.E. 120th St., Kirkland, Washington The Flow of Life, 29 in. x 16.5 ft. painted-warp silk wall weaving; memorial gift

1989 TANDEM COMPUTERS, 1309 S. Mary, Sunnyvale, CA (lobby area)

Pacific Aura, four - 6 ft. x 15 in. painted-warp silk weavings, commissioned

1989 THE STEINBERG GROUP, ARCHITECTS, 60 Pierce Ave., San Jose, CA Tropical Currents, 40 in. x 16 ft. ramie, painted-warp weaving for lobby; purchased

1988 BETA WEST PROPERTIES INCORPORATED, 201 Spear St., San Francisco, CA Creation in Copper and Silk #2, 3 ft. X 6 ft. silk painted-warp weaving for conference room; commissioned

1988 FIRST INTERSTATE BANK BAY AREA DIVISION HEADQUARTERS, 345 California St (23rd floor), San Francisco, CA, commissioned Creation in Copper and Silk #1, 2 ft. x 6 ft. silk painted-warp weaving for entry;

1988 MONTAGUE TECHNOLOGY PARK, 300 Montague Expressway, San Jose, CA Kasuri Kites #A and #B, two 7ft. hi x 6 ft. wd each rayon ikat weavings for public entry; commissioned by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company

1987 STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Mark Taper Law Student Center, Palo Alto, CA Solutions", 6 ft. x 38 in., 7 ft. 'x 38 in., 8 ft x 38 in. silk and ramie painted-warp weavings .law students' living room; commissioned by Stanford University
1987 TECHMART, 5201 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA

Pacific Currents, 5 ft. x 27 ft. silk painted-warp mural, entry,

commissioned by Kimball Small Development Corportation

1986 McCANDLESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, Greylands Business Park, Phase 2, 1550 Hamilton Ave, San Jose, CA; Draped Dimensions, three symmetrically draped ikat fifty foot ramie ikat weavings for public entry lobby and four - 4 ft. x 3 ft. plexiglass boxed weavings; commissioned

1986 TTI CORPORATION, 195 S. Milpitas Blvd., Milpitas, CA

Variable Signals in Code, 25 ikat and painted-warp ramie weavings for two 120 interior .hallways; commissioned

1986 DAVIDSON BUILDING, 255 West Julian St.(2nd floor), San Jose, CA Search for Boundaries, Quest for Definition, one - 40 ft. wide ramie weaving with 5 .companion pieces for office/hall environment system; commissioned by Ray Bold

1985 PACIFIC CENTER, 22 Fourth St., San Francisco, CA

Color Concerto, 25 ramie weavings for public atrium entry;

commissioned by Rede Investment Company (5-2"x6", 5-2"x7", 5-2"-8", 5-2"x9", 5-2"x10")

1984 RAYCHEM CORPORATION, 300 Constitution Dr., Bldg "I", Menlo Park, CA Nebula, three 14.5 ft. x 3 ft. wide each silk weavings for lobby; commissioned

1983 SYNTEX CORPORATION, 3402 Hillview, Upper Entrance Admin. Bldg. #3, Palo Alto, CA Spring Sonata, 5 suspended, variable sized painted-warp ramie weavings for upper entrance of Building A3, commissioned

1982 MAYOR SU of Tainan, Taiwan - Ikat Revision #3, 28"X28" cotton, painted-warp weaving, gift

1979 PRIAM CORPORATION, 20 West Montague, Milpitas, CA

Seven Panels for Production Room, 7- 8 ft. X 3 ft. ikat weavings, commissioned

1977 COURTSIDE TENNIS CLUB, 1467 Winchester Blvd., Los Gatos, CA

Campo de oro, 4 ft. x 3 ft. wool weaving for public entrance; commissioned

1975 SYNTEX CORPORATION, 3401 Hill, Palo Alto, CA

Untitled, wool weaving for Agribusiness Entry of Main Building; commissioned

1974 WESTERN HEART ASSOCIATES, San Jose, CA - four wool weavings; purchased

1966 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA STUDENT ART COLLECTION, University of California, Davis; Amoeba, 2 ft. x 2 ft. shaped acrylic painting selected by Professor Roland Peterson

One Person and Two Person Exhibitions

2010 Projected May short exhibition at a university in El Salvador

2009 Anne Lamborn New Weavings 2009, Galeria Tonantzin, San Juan Bautista, CA

2009 Threads of Friendship, Marian Clayden and Anne Lamborn, Fiber artworks from Their Los Gatos Years, 1970-2009, Los Gatos Town Council Chambers, Los Gatos, CA

2008 Pacific Light IV, 2008, Galeria Tonantzin, San Juan Bautista, California

2005 Pacific Light #2, Cook Islands Library/Museum at Taputaputea, Rarotonga, Cook Islands, South Pacific

2004 Pacific Light continued...Saratoga Library, Saratoga, California (weavings, painted-silk panels)

2004 Pacific Light, Taylor-Jensen Gallery, Palmerston North, New Zealand (weavings, watercolors, silk)

2003 Woven Paintings, Saratoga Library Bookshop, Saratoga, CA

2002 Weavings, Mayor of San Jose Office, San Jose, CA (curated by San Jose Museum of Quilts/Textiles)

2001 Color: Thread by Thread, Serra House, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

1999 Textura, Los Gatos Museum of Art, Los Gatos, CA

1998 Woven Paintings, Classic Custom Vacations, San Jose, CA

1997 Woven Paintings, San Jose International Airport, American Airlines, San Jose, CA

1995 Path of the Rose, Los Gatos Town Council Chambers, Los Gatos, CA

1995 Weavings, Calaveras County Art Council, San Andreas, CA

1991 Art Weavings, Bill Carmel Gallery, San Ramon, CA

1991 Weavings, The Meadows, Los Gatos, CA

1990 Archetectonic Fibers, d.p. Fong and Spratt Galleries, San Jose, CA

1990 Weavings, Los Gatos Town Council Chambers, Los Gatos, CA

1990 Weavings, Girl Scouts of America, San Jose, CA

1989 Pacific Currents, corrientes pacificas, San Jose Art League, San Jose, CA

1988 Woven Aquariums, Sea Fantasies, Monterey, CA

1982 Draped Ikat Installation, Olive Hyde Art Center, Fremont, CA

1981 Post-Modern Guatemalan Fantasy, Telesensory Systems, Palo Alto, CA

1980 Ikat Re-Vision, San Jose State University Art Gallery, San Jose, CA

1978 Woven Ambience, Montalvo Center for the Arts, Saratoga, CA

1976 Tapestries, Gallery House, Palo Alto, CA

1974 Tapestries, Hewlett-Packard, Palo Alto, CA

1974 Woven Totems, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA

1974 Eclectic Tapestries, Stanford Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA

Selected Multi-Cultural Experience

2010 Projected May Teaching workshops in Spanish with Margarita Lainez at university in El Salvador (paper making, felt making, dyeing, weaving, and an exhibition)

2005 Three months painting in Pacific (Rarotonga, Atiu, Takutea, Aitutaki, New Zealand)

2004 Fellowship to New Pacific Studio at Mt Bruce near Masterton, New Zealand

2003 Translator for our developing world on reality tour to Guatemala, traveler to Cuba

1996 Art, Weaving Study at Bellas Artes & Instituto Allende, S. Miguel de Allende, Mexico

1981 San Jose Sister City Artist Exchange to Tainan, Taiwan & Okayama, Japan

1968 75 Backstrap Weaving Study with Reina Icu in Comalapa, Guatemala

1966-68 Peace Corps, Guatemala (community development and crafts)

1964-65 Universidad de Madrid student (with University of California)

Travel: Asia, North Africa, Europe, North, Central & South America, Iceland, Hawaii, New Zealand, South Pacific

Selected Publications and Television

Cook Islands Times and Cook Islands Television, February, 2005

Hello Hollywood, Channel 15A, San Jose, CA, Dec., 2000 and June, 2002 (television)

Los Gatos Weekly Times, October 10, 1995 (cover story)

The Guild 7, The ArchitectÕs Source of Artists and Artisans,

Kraus Sikes Inc., Madison, WI, 1992, Page 147 (book)

American Craft, August-September, 1987, Page 78

American Craft, August-September, 1986, Page 6

Designers West, July, 1984, Page 186

K 18 - STOFFWECHSEL, Kassel, West Germany 1982, Page 111-54 (catalog)

ARTWEEK, July 27, 1974 - "A Fiber Explosion", Page 1 + back page

Selected Civic, Board, Curatorial, Teaching Experience, Community Outreach and Volunteer

2008-present Master Weaver at Camphill Communities California, Soquel, CA

2008 Board Member New Pacific Studio-California (based in New Zealand)

2005-08 Teaching Spanish to children using art in Los Gatos elementary schools

2004 Aratoi Museum, Masterton, New Zealand Ð outreach for public school children coming . . to museum through REAP (Rural Education in the Arts Program)

2003 Foothill Elementary School - weaving demonstration, Saratoga, CA

2003 Hakone Gardens, Saratoga, CA Ð fabric painting, craft, weaving classes for children

1998-03 Artist-teacher for GATE (gifted and talented elementary school children, Los Gatos, CA

1995-96 Artist-weaver at ArtStart (children's art school), Loma Prieta, CA

1993-95 Tapestry in Talent Outreach Fiber Artist, San Jose, CA

1992-94 LEAPartners artist in residence (7 San Jose schools)

1987-96 Los Gatos Arts Commission (member, chair for 18 months)

1992-96 Founding Curator of 30 Art in the Council Chambers Exhibitions for Town of Los . . Gatos; successful grantswriter of 2 Santa Clara County Arts Council grants

1988-96 Member and Chair of Public Art Committee Los Gatos Arts Commission, partial author of Town of Los Gatos Public Art Resolution 1992-78, Los Gatos, CA

1988 Initial Steering Committee for Open Studios of Santa Clara County


Recent Selected Group Exhibitions

2010 Process & Place, The Transformative Potential of Artist Residencies (invitational to former new Pacific Studio fellows), Berkeley Art Center, Berkeley, CA

2005 My Place at the Table, Triton Museum, South Bay Women’s Caucus for the Arts, . . Santa Clara, California

2004 Hakone Gardens Women’s Caucus for the Arts Exhibition, Saratoga, CA

2004 The Aloha Connection: from Hawaiian Cowboy to California Halau, History Museum of Los Gatos, CA (curated by Jade Bradbury)(included one watercolor and one weaving from 2004 New Zealand collection)

2004 Guatemala, The Land of Eternal Spring, Pajaro Valley Arts Council Gallery, Watsonville, CA (a theme exhibition, curated by Joanne Calkins)(included 1 weaving . . and one watercolor along with collected artifacts from Guatemala)

2003 Hakone Gardens Teachers Exhibition, Hakone Gardens, Saratoga, CA Ð exhibition . . of work by the teachers at Hakone Gardens

2003 A Women’s Place, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA

South Bay Women’s Caucus for the Arts Annual Show (non-juried)

PEACE 2003 (stenciled and painted-warp weaving)

2002 Benefit Auction at Los Gatos Museum, Los Gatos, CA (painted-fabric painting)

2002 Works Gallery Group Show, WORKS Gallery, San Jose, CA (ikat weaving)

2000 Invitational Exhibition at Bill Gould Design - Art + Architecture, Campbell, CA (2 horizontal monumental sized woven wall works and 12 suspended woven works) Curator: Glenn Rogers Perotto

2000 Treasures, Los Gatos Museum of Art, Los Gatos, CA (invitational exhibit) Curator: Katherine Politopoulis

Many more exhibitions, beginning in 1972

Selected Lectures

2010 Projected May lecture at a university in El Salvador on Anne Lamborn's work, paper making, felt making, dyeing, weaving

2009 DeYoung Museum, San Francisco, CA - "Ethnic Textiles of New Zealand: Felting and Maori Weaving as Seen by Anne Lamborn in 2004" for Ethnic Textiles Study Group

2008 DeYoung Museum, San Francisco, CA - "Ethnic Textiles of the Cook Islands as Seen by Anne Lamborn in 2005" for Ethnic Textiles Study Group

2007 DeYoung Museum, San Francisco, CA - "Ethnic Textiles of Guatemala" for Ethnic Textiles Study Group

2004 Saratoga Contemporary Art Association - lecture on my work in New Zealand and demonstration of techniques

2004 Aratoi Museum, Masterton, New Zealand - lecture on my work in New Zealand and the US

2004 Weaving and Spinning Groups in Masterton, Wanganui, and Dannevirke, New Zealand

2003 Fiber Artisans Guild, San Jose, CA

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