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Sheila O'Hara
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

COURSES AT UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES

2009 Mendocino Community College, Ukiah, CA, One Course, Fall Semester,
Art 170/171/174/178/179
2007 Mendocino Community College, Ukiah, CA, Two Courses, Spring Semester,
Art 170/171/175/178/179 and Art 172
2005 Mendocino Community College, Ukiah, CA, Two Courses, Spring Semester,
Art 170/171/175/178/179 and Art 172
2003 Mendocino Community College, Ukiah, CA, Two Courses, Spring Semester,
Art 170/171/175/178/179 and Art 172
2002 Mendocino Community College, Ukiah, CA, Two Courses, Fall Semester,
Art 170/171/174/178/179 and Art 70
Art 176/177/192 – split section w/Lolli Jacobsen –16hrs for the whole semester
1999 San Francisco State University, CA, Two Courses, Art 222 & 422/522*, Spring Semester
College of Marin, Kentfield, CA, One Course, Art 161/162/261/262**, Spring Semester
1998 San Francisco State University, CA, Two Courses, Art 222 & 422/522, Fall Semester
College of Marin, Kentfield, CA, One Course, Art 161/162/261/262, Spring Semester
San Francisco State University, CA, One Course, Art 222, Spring Semester
College of Marin, Kentfield , CA, One Unit, Weaving & Dyeing, Spring Semester
1997 San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, Art 222, Fall Semester, 1 class section
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, Art 222, Spring Semester, 2 class sections
1996 San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, Art 222, Fall Semester, 1 class section
College of Marin, Kentfield , CA, Weaving 161-162, 261-262, Spring Semester, 1 unit
College of Marin, Kentfield, CA, Fall Semester, Substitute 3 days
*Art 222 - Exploration in Textiles: Survey of techniques - weaving, dyeing, quilting & plaiting
*Art 422/522 - Textiles I & II - Weaving - all levels
**Art 161/162/261/262 - Textiles I, II, III & IV - Weaving - all levels

WORKSHOPS IN CONJUNCTION WITH LECTURES AND/OR SEMINARS:

2015

Redwood Guild of Fiber Arts, Santa Rosa, CA

2014 Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild, Denver, CO
2013 Sacramento Weavers Guild, Sacramento, CA
2011 Midwest Weavers Conference, Hancock, MI, Keynote Speaker
Seattle Weavers Guild, Seattle, WA
2009 Association of Northwest Weavers Guild Conference, Spokane, WA
2006 Portland Handweavers Guild, Portland, OR
2005 Association of Southern California Handweavers Conference, Escondido, CA, Keynote Speaker
University of Oregon at Eugene, Eugene, OR – lecture to entire Art Department – workshop for advanced weaving class
2001 Mendocino Community College, Ukiah, CA
Michigan League of Handweavers Conference, Holland, MI, Keynote Speaker
2000 LunaSea Conference sponsored by Lunatic Fringe, Destin, FL
1999 Midwest Weavers Conference, Bloomington, IN, Keynote Speaker
1998 California College of Arts & Crafts, Summer Class, Oakland, CA
Convergence '98, Handweavers Guild of America Biannual Conference, Atlanta, GA
Western Weavers Guild, Worland, WY
1997 Northwest Weavers Guild Conference, Victoria, B.C. Canada, June
New England Weavers Seminar, North Smithfield, RI, July
1996 Conference of the Northern California Handweavers, Modesto, CA, April
Ventura County Handweavers & Spinners Guild, Ventura, CA, June
Convergence '96, Portland, OR, July
Boulder Weavers Guild, Boulder, CO, September
1995 Seattle Weavers Guild, Seattle, WA, February
Pikes Peak Weavers Guild, Colorado Springs, CO, April
Ontario Handweavers & Spinners Conference, Ottawa, Canada, Keynote Speaker, May
Michigan League of Handweavers Conference, Holland, MI, Keynote Speaker, June
1994 University of Oregon at Eugene, January
Portland Handweavers Guild, Portland, OR, March
Wichita Handweavers Guild, Wichita, KS, September
1993 Designer Weavers Guild, Los Angeles, CA, October
1992 Convergence '92, Washington, DC, July
Fiber Forum VI, Coupeville, WA, September
1991 AVL Looms Australia, Tasmania, Australia, April
University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia, April
Nurnberg Academy of Fine Arts, Nurnberg, Germany, July
Centre de Formation Textile, Quebec City, Canada, October
Ecole Atelier Construction Textiles, Montreal, Canada, October
1989 Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA, June
1986 Gamel Dok, Copenhagen, Denmark, October
1981 California State University at Chico, May
2001 to present Weaving Classes - 1 day a week at home studio in Lake County since 2001
All levels of weaving are taught in one class working on individual and group projects.

SELECTED LECTURES, 1980 - 2014

M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco, CA
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild
The Smithsonian's Cooper Hewitt National Museum of Design, New York, NY
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA
North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND
California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA
California State University at Northridge, CA
University of California, Los Angeles and Davis, CA
San Diego State University, CA
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada
University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Lisio Foundation, Florence, Italy
Ecole Atelier Construction Textiles, Montreal, Canada
California Fibers Guild at La Jolla FiberArts Gallery, La Jolla, CA
Pacific Basin & Fiberworks, Berkeley, CA
Loom Originals, Honolulu, HI
Statens Handwerk, Oslo, Norway
Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
America House, Nurnberg, Germany
Center for Tapestry Arts, New York, NY
Tapestry Weavers West, Mendocino, CA and Berkeley, CA
Galerie Filambule, Lausanne, Switzerland
Black Sheep Weavers Guild, Palo Alto, CA
Santa Cruz Handweavers Guild, Santa Cruz, CA
Tamalpais Weavers Guild, Ross, CA
Golden Gate Weavers Guild, San Francisco, CA
California Fibers, San Diego, CA
Redwood Guild of Fiber Arts, Santa Rosa, CA
Tamalpais Weavers Guild, Ross, CA
Yokayo Handweavers & Spinners Guild, Ukiah, CA; Silverado Weavers Guild, Napa, CA
Mendocino Coast Handweavers Guild, CA; Humboldt Handweavers & Spinners Guild, Eureka, CA
Loom & Shuttle Guild, San Francisco, CA
Complex Weavers Conference '92, San Jose, CA; '04 - Boulder, CO; '14 - Tacoma, WA (3 times Keynote Speaker)
Association of Southern California Handweavers, '05 - Escondido, CA (Keynote Speaker)
Conference of the Northern California Handweavers, '83 - Ukiah; '92 - Pleasanton; '96 - Modesto; '02 - Santa Clara, '03 – Grass Valley (Keynote Speaker); '13 - Olympic Valley
Convergence - Handweavers Guild of America Biannual Conference: '90 - San Jose, CA; '92 - Washington, DC; '94 - Minneapolis, MN; '96 - Portland, OR; '98 - Atlanta, GA ; '04 - Denver, CO; '08 - Tampa, FL


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