Let me introduce myself. My name is Theresa Behdjet and I will be the art director for RAW. This is an exciting opportunity for me and I relish the chance to bring to our community what’s new and fabulous in the ever enigmatic and inspiring art scene. I find art in all its genres is compelling and potentially life changing, that the reinterpretation and presentation of ideas communicate a vision that can be immediate and profound.

So my background is in textiles-what’s the connection? I have learned that nothing is created in a vacuum and the birth of an original idea is extremely rare. So as I studied the past and used it to create textiles I realized the influence of the masters on style and design today. As you see the art presented at RAW events and on this website, think about the inspiration and context and you will start to understand the connection of ideas between the communities of old and you.