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The Artist in Residence & Teaching (ART) Program

The Susan Cooley-Gilliom Artist in Residence and Teaching (ART) Program is a lasting gift to the many artists, arts educators and students, and arts enthusiasts we are fortunate to have in our community. The program represents a significant part of Susan’s lasting legacy–as a beloved local artist and environmental advocate.

The ART program works to develop and enhance the visual arts through short-term residencies and workshops taught by nationally-established and highly reputable artists who create in a range of media. Past visiting artists include: Karen Willenbrink-Johnsen, Michelle Ross, Richard Notkin, Katherine Ace, Laura Ross Paul, Tip Toland, Sergei Isupov and Phoebe Toland.

To learn more about Susan Cooley-Gilliom and this lasting gift to the community, visit The Placer Community Foundation.

Scholarships for SCG ART Program Workshops

The Susan Cooley-Gilliom Artist in Residence and Teaching (ART) Program Fund at the Placer Community Foundation provides financial support to local artists and high school art students for the purpose of participating in an in-depth workshop taught by a visiting, nationally acclaimed artist. 

Applications Closed on May 30th, 2018

Meet Ana Lisa Hedstrom 2019 SCG Resident & Teaching Artist

Hosted by Blue Line Arts, Hedstrom will share her artistic vision this October through demonstrations, lectures, and hands on learning during two scheduled workshops.

Ana Lisa is known for her signature textiles based on contemporary adaptations of shibori. Her textiles are included in the collections of major museums including the Cooper Hewitt, the Museum of Art and Design, and the De Young Museum. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally. She has taught and lectured at numerous international Shibori conferences and schools. Her awards include two NEA grants and she is a fellow of the American Craft Council.

I have  been dyeing fabric for over 40 years, developing adaptations of Japanese shibori for art textiles and wearable art.  Most recently my passion is working with indigo dyed folded paper.  This has resulted in two installations:  Folded & Flat, Revealing the Geometry of Paper Airplanes, and Origami Folds: Patterning Paper Yukata.

I still find inspiration in the Japanese tradition, but love to experiment with new variations.  Just changing the substrate will push me in a new direction.

Working with thick or thin fabrics, protein or cellulose is like a conversation between different dyes and patterns.

For more of Ana Lisa Hedstrom's current work please visit her website.


EDUCATION:  Mills College, Oakland, CA.  BA in Art

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:  San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, 2017;Fiberscene.com on line exhibit 2009,Fresno Art Museum, Fresno, Ca., 2008;   Leedy Voulkos Gallery, Kansas City, SDA Conference, 2005;   University of North Texas, 2005;  Robert Hillstad Gallery, University of Nebraska, 2004;   Bowling Green State University, Ohio, 2004;  Musee Marsil, Montreal, Canada, 2001;  Galerie Smend,  Cologne, Germany, 1999

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS: SHIBORI: FUSION AND DIFFUSION,  2018, Tama Art University, Tokyo;  ART TEXTIL, Musee. Sursilvan,, Switzerland,  2018;  THE BOX PROJECT: THE COTSEN COLLECTION, The Textile Museum, Washington DC, 2018, The Fowler Museum, L.A. 2016  BREAKOUT: QUILT VISIONS 2016, Visions Art Museum, San Diego; FOCUS: FIBER 2016, Kent State University Museum; QUILT NATIONAL 2015, Athens Ohio; MATERIALS HARD AND SOFT, Denton Texas, 2014-1015;  RESIST DYE ON THE SILK ROAD: CONTEMPORARY ART,  China National Silk Museum, Hangzhou, China , 2014;  MNEMONIKOS, Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok, Thailand, 2013-2014; TO DYE FOR,  De Young Museum , 2010 FIBERART INTERNATIONAL, 2010: Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, Pa.;STRUCTURE SURFACE EXPRESSION:  QUILT DIRECTIONS TODAY:  Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, 2008.    ART WEAR:  FASHION AND ANTI-FASHION: Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 2005.   QUILT NATIONAL, Ohio, 2005 and 2003; GENERATIONS/TRANSFORMATION:  AMERICAN FIBER ART, American Textile History Museum, Lowell, Ma. 2003;   IRONIC TO ICONIC, Oakland Museum, Oakland, Ca. 2003;   FIBERART INTERNATIONAL,  Pittsburgh, Pa. 2001;   ART, IMAGE AND IDENTITY,  Los Angeles County Museum, L.A. Ca. 2001;   SHIBORI, S.F. Craft and Folk Art Museum, 2001

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: CRAFT IN AMERICA,  Jo Lauria, CONTEMPORARY QUILT ART, Kate Lenkowsky;   SILK, Mary Schoeser;   ART WEAR;  FASHION AND ANTI FASHION,  Melissa Leventon;    MEMORY ON CLOTH: SHIBORI NOW, Yoshiko Wada;    SHIBORI,  Wada, Rice and  Barton; FIBERARTS BOOK OF WEARABLE ART; Katherine Aimone;    THE BOOK OF SILK, Phillipa Scott;    THE KIMONO INSPIRATION, Wada, Dale & Corwin


  • Emeryville City Purchase Award, 2008;
  • American Craft Council Fellow, 2003;
  • National Endowment of the Arts Craftsman Grants, 1988, 1982
  • Ideacomo Award; Third International Textile Competition, Tokyo, 1988


  • Instructor, S.F. State University, 2002-2006
  • Instructor, CCA,  2005-1996
  • Instructor; University of Minnesota Summer Program, 1994-2008
  • Workshop Instructor and Lecturer; conferences in Australia, Chile, England, Japan, India, Canada, and the US.


  • Bus Shelter Art in Public Spaces Project,  2019
  • Emeryville Ca.,  US Embassy,  Brunei
  • Emeryville City Hall Purchase Award
  • The Museum of Art and Design, N. Y.
  • The Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • The Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt Museum, N.Y.
  • The De Young Museum, S.F.,Ca.
  • The Oakland Museum, Oakland Ca.
  • The Racine Museum, Racine, Wisconsin,
  • Takeda Kahei Shoten, Arimatsu, Japan
  • Aiichi Shibori Archive, Nagoya, Japan
  • Lloyd Cotsen Collection , Los Angeles, Ca.
Hedstrom portrait

SCG ART Program Events

Blue Line Arts offers the following activities as a special opportunity for our community to meet with Ana Lisa and learn about her craft.

SCG ART Workshop: Indigo & Shibori

Wed, October 16 / 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

It is magical to lift fabric from an indigo vat and watch it turn from green to blue.  Shibori, the Japanese tradition of shaped resist dyeing is perfect for indigo.  Students will learn from this year’s SCG Artist, Ana Lisa Hedstrom, a variety of shibori techniques: stitch resist, folding and clamping, and wrapping fabric around…

SCG ART Workshop: Natural Dyes & Shibori

Fri, October 25 / 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Led by this year’s SCG Artist in Residence, Ana Lisa Hedstrom, this workshop will introduce the best practices for the use of natural dyes as well as basic applications to dye both fabrics and wool yarns.  We will start with the classic dyes of madder and cochineal for reds, pomegranate for yellow, and indigo for…