Philis Alvic is an artist, weaver, and writer. She has exhibited her complex woven wall textiles in over 300 juried and invitational exhibitions. She has written Weavers of the Southern Highlands (University Press of Kentucky, 2003), Crafts of Armenia (USAID/IESC Armenia, 2003) and over 100 magazine articles. As a short-term consultant for crafts development and marketing, she has worked on projects in thirteen different countries. She is a founding member of Complex Weavers, the Kentucky Craft History and Education Association and is on the Board of Weave A Real Peace.