Portrait of Lolli from the book: "Artists of the Mendocino Coast", a photo book compilation of portraits, bios and samples of the art of seventy-seven artists representing the wonderful array of talent in this incredible community is about to be published. Photographed and edited by photo artist, Larry R Wagner, the book will be on sale starting Thanksgiving weekend at the Mendocino Art Center and local galleries and bookstores.
Lolli Jacobsen was trained as an apprentice weaver and fabric printer in Copenhagen, Denmark. She has a B.A. in Art from the University of Washington, Seattle, where she began her teaching career at the Factory of Visual Arts. She has been teaching at the Mendocino Art Center and for the College of the Redwoods Mendocino Branch Campus since 1973 and was founder/director of the Art Center's Textile Apprenticeship Program until its retirement in 1991.
Lolli was named 1988 Weaving Teacher of the Year in a national competition sponsored by "Teaching for Learning" magazine. The College of the Redwoods Mendocino Branch named her Associate Faculty of the Year in 1992, and the Amazon Circle Business Group presented her with their first Women in Business Network Award the same year.
Lolli is past president of Pacific Textiles Arts and is still on its board of directors. Actively involved in the Mendocino Coast Handweavers Guild, she has served as president as well as program coordinator. Lolli served as Southwest Regional Representative and Northern California Representative of the Surface Design Association. She served 25 years as Textile Programs Coordinator at the Mendocino Art Center and continues to teach at MAC. Located at the Fort Bragg Fabric Studio Lolli's business, Mendocino Textiles, primarily focuses on printed fabrics including T-shirts for many businesses and organizations as well as her own line of silk scarves, towels, and bags which are sold locally at the Mendocino Art Center, and Rookie-To Gallery. She has done custom printing for House in the Country, scarves for the San Francisco Opera and the Mendocino Music Festival, and custom printing and collaborations with other artists such as Susan Wood, Gail MacKenzie, Scott Chatenever and Larry Thomas. In June of 1995 she worked as a consultant to the Farabundo Marti Weaving Cooperative in Leon, Nicaragua under the auspices of the New Haven Connecticut Sister City Project and as a member of Weave a Real Peace.
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