Who is SPIN?

SPIN is an international organization of silk artists, painters, practitioners and educators      

Why does SPIN exist?

We constantly heard that silk painters world-wide felt isolated and disconnected from their peers.

"I am the only silk painter in my town, country, etc."

Not so! There are quite a few of us out there, just waiting to meet and network, so we formed a non-profit 501 (c) 3 association.

We started publishing "The Silkworm", a networking newsletter, in the early 1990s as a concept to serve all segments of the silk painting community - beginners, painters, professionals, instructors and suppliers.

We now organise the biennial [every 2 years] International Silk Painting Festival to give silk painters around the world an opportunity to meet and to achieve our goals.

What is our goal?

To establish silk painting as a recognized art form by encouraging and promoting the collecting, displaying, and production of silk art at the highest level. SPIN supports eclectic artistic expression.

SPIN is focused on:

  • validating and promoting the art of silk painting so it will be recognized as a true art form within the artistic community and the public in general
  • enhancing silk painting through education to all segments of the population, including the international arena.
  • informing artists, professionals and the public as to past, current and future trends and directions for the art form.

Join us today by becoming a Member of SPIN - we look forward to learning from each other and helping the silk painting art form to be recognized worldwide.


SPIN's Non-discriminatory Statement:

Silk Painters International (SPIN), an international organization of silk artists, declares publicly that it does not in any manner discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, creed, political belief, age, national origin, linguistic and language difference, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, height, weight, marital or familial status, or disability.  No one shall be denied  participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program or activity available through SPIN.