Karen R. Baker – Founder/ Executive Director
As Founder of Fiber With A Cause and Ethnographic Fiber Artist + Documentarian, Karen has been weaving and knitting for eight years. She focuses on using natural and organic fibers and materials to design ethnically handcrafted textiles, accessories, and rugs. Karen is researching the patterns, dyeing, and weaving techniques and process of enslaved African American weavers before the Great Migration to fiber and textile design. From the research, she integrates their techniques into her artwork. Karen is currently completing a documentary on the history and narratives of African American weavers before the Great Migration under her Doctor of Design program at North Carolina State University. Her work is currently been presented in the online exhibition, Being-With, sponsored by Surface Design Association. Karen is the mother to a budding teenage superhero son.
Adele Kenworthy – Director/ Secretary
As a socially engaged artist organizer, Adele creates botanical interventions in public spaces under MeowingBird Studio. Adele is an inaugural cohort of the Social Practice Art MFA program with an emphasis in public policy at the Corcoran School of Art & Design at George Washington University projected to graduate in 2022. Adele is currently exploring what it means to cultivate a dialogue that includes the reframing and recontextualization of Asian American artists and the colonized histories of their motherlands, and navigating ways for AAPI artists to openly investigate those inherited legacies in their own art practices. Adele is co-founder of the DMV Korean American Womxn Artists Collective with D.C. Artist Christina Young, co-founded the Eco-Art Initiative with D.C. Artist Jordana Rubenstein-Edberg, and was selected to be among WomenPhotograph first BIPOC visual storytellers open call in 2021. Adele is the mother of one wonderful son.
Jennifer Baker Schuler – Director/Treasurer
Jennifer has been developing and managing products from conception to market introduction for 20 years. She manages projects with individual departments which include Creative and Design, Sourcing, China, and Hong Kong production teams to ensure products are developed to the client’s expectations. Jennifer understands how to provide overall solutions to clients through prototyping, sourcing, packaging, and manufacturing while analyzing and negotiating pricing with overseas vendors to guarantee we are receiving competitive prices for all products. Jennifer has worked on product development for Walt Disney Company, Levenger, Movado Co., Snap, and currently Newell Brands. Jennifer is the mother of two amazing kids.
Rachel Dickerson – Director
Rachel Dickerson has been teaching weaving at the New Community Artpace in Washington, DC, which she founded in 1999. As an arts educator, Rachel teaches at the Capital City Lower School. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Guilford College in Fine Arts and Education. Her studio practice includes all types of mediums but specifically printmaking, drawing, and weaving. She is also a public art consultant and continues to work locally, nationally, and internationally on integrating small and large-scale art projects into both indoor and outdoor public spaces. Rachel’s prints were published in a book of poetry entitled A Clinician’s Guide to the Soul” by Veneta Masson (Sage Femme Press, © 2007). Rachel is the mother of two creative siblings.
Tiffany Quivers – Director
Tiffany is an educator, speaker, program designer, and curriculum developer with more than 15 years of experience in training and leadership development. She is a program and curriculum designer and writer focused on helping people tap into their unlimited potential. Tiffany works with individuals, teams, and organizations to think beyond their present circumstances and create the conditions for maximum growth. Her work is at the intersection of my passion (helping all people progress), and my expertise (teaching, leadership, and culture). I’m dedicated to designing learning experiences that engage learners and lead to new conversations and actions. Tiff has been featured in Huffington Post: Inside the Office with Tiffany Quivers: Elevating Leaders to Success, BTM Radio Show, and Voltcast: Feedback and Development are a Gift. Tiffany is the mother of a budding teenage superhero son.