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Board Members

Tania McCamy, chairman


Tania McCamy is an artist and arts administrator with over 10 years of experience working with galleries, non-profit organizations, and public art initiatives to promote the value of artistic experiences for individuals and communities.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Studio Arts from East Tennessee State University.  In 2013, Tania was awarded a National Collegiate Honors Scholarship to spend a semester working in Washington D.C. with The Washington Center’s Advocacy, Service, and the Arts program.  Passionate about the intersection of art and social justice, her work has addressed issues including teen substance abuse, public transportation, neighborhood crime prevention, and early childhood arts learning.  Focusing on art that is socially engaged, Tania seeks to expand traditional definitions of art, advance the application of creative practices, and involve new audiences in the process.  Currently, she works as a production artist for a local sculptor, volunteers with various non-profit organizations that promote community-engaged art and design, and serves as Chairman of Local Cloth.  

Melanie Wilder, TREASURER


Melanie is a weaver, natural dyer, and fiber artist, that has dedicated the past 20 years to learning and teaching the fiber skills she so loves to people of all ages. Studying Sustainable Agriculture and Weaving in college, she has spent that last 10 years reviving the weaving program at Warren Wilson College, where she supervises the Fiber Arts Crew. She is most interested in how process crosses into our daily living and how these choices can help shape our footprint on the future. She has been working with Local Cloth for a few years, helped set up the Fiber and Dye Studio, and now serves on the board.


Judi Jetson, Grants & Development



Judi is a creative economic developer with 30 years experience in regional and community-based strategies building on local assets, most recently serving as Economic Development Director at HandMade in America. A fiber artist and teacher for 25 years, she explores weaving, spinning, dyeing and papermaking and enjoys sharing what she knows with others. Judi was Chairman of Local Cloth from 2012-2018, and is current Vice-President of Weave A Real Peace (WARP).




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