The Arts Council of Mendocino County is pleased to announce the appointment of Laura Fogg of Ukiah as the newest member of its Board of Directors.
Laura Fogg has been an art quilter for over twenty years. Her work is shown regularly in major quilt shows across the country, including Visions and Quilt National, and many pieces have won cash awards. Articles and photos of Fogg’s work have been published in most of the quilting magazines in the US, as well as in a number of national and international books and calendars on art quilting. She has also been featured in two documentary films (one by the American Quilters Society and the other by Lifetime TV in conjunction with the Vagina Monologues production), and appeared as a featured artist on Alex Anderson’s “The Quilt Show” in 2018. Fogg is the recipient of two art-related awards in Mendocino County- the Women’s Art: Women’s Vision award in 2008 and the Mendocino County Arts Champion award in 2012. She is a 10-year member of the Corner Gallery and a longstanding board member of Art Center Ukiah. She joined the Arts Council of Mendocino County’s board of directors in April 2022.
Arts Council executive director Alyssum Wier stated, “We are delighted to have Laura’s upbeat and effervescent energy on the board. She is a devoted advocate and patron of public art and other causes that she believes in. The arts organizations she has been involved with are all lucky to have her.”
Fogg was an art history major at UC Berkeley, with a minor in art, and has a Masters in Education from CA State University-San Francisco. She is mostly a self-taught quilter, though she studied briefly under Natasha Kempers-Kullen many years ago. She currently lectures and teaches art quilting classes and retreats throughout Northern California. Laura Fogg has lived all of her adult life in Mendocino County, where she worked for 30 years as a teacher of the visually impaired. In that capacity she won the Schoolmaster of the Year award in 2011. She is now retired and happily watching five grandchildren grow up while volunteering and being a leader in the arts community.
The Arts Council’s objectives include expanding opportunities for artists and arts organizations, supporting art education, promoting the role of the arts in the local economy, and increasing public awareness of the value of the arts. ACMC also advocates for artists and arts organizations throughout Mendocino County with government, business, and tourism leaders.
More information about the Arts Council is available by contacting Executive Director Alyssum Wier at firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-463-2727.