As coauthors, Anne Lee and E. Ashley Rooney and balance each other and offer different experiences and perspectives: Rooney is the author of over fifty books, specializing in contemporary art and architecture; and Lee has researched, curated, and written about exhibitions at Vose Galleries in Boston. Exploring fiber art together has been a fascinating and fruitful journey they are eager to share. They have also coedited?Encaustic Art in the Twenty-First Century?(Schiffer). Susan Taber Avila is a Professor of Design at the University of California, Davis, where she teaches courses in textile design and history of fashion. She is a practicing artist and has exhibited work in Argentina, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Finland, Hong Kong, Lithuania, Mexico, Spain, Swaziland, Turkey, and the United Kingdom as well as numerous exhibitions in the United States. Her artwork is included in several books and periodicals, and she has published in the field. Margery Goldberg began sculpting at a young age while growing up in Rochester, New York. She opened Zenith Gallery in Washington, DC, in 1978, and in 2000 founded the Zenith Community Arts Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to fostering alliances between artists, businesses, and other organizations in order to use art to benefit the metropolitan community. She received the Mayor? Excellence in Service to the Arts award in 2010 for her contribution to the cultural life in the nation? capital.

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