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RESUME

 

EDUCATION | AWARDS | RESIDENCIES/SCHOLARSHIPS
EXHIBITIONS: INVITATIONAL | JURIED
PUBLICATIONS: ARTICLES | BOOKS | AS AUTHOR
LECTURES | TEACHING EXPERIENCE: ADULTS | CHILDREN
RELATED EMPLOYMENT/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT | AFFILIATIONS

 

EDUCATION

  • Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN, Teaching Certification in K-12 Visual Arts, 2004
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, BFA in Fiber Art, 1997

AWARDS/HONORS

  • Piedmont Craftsmen Show 2015, Winston-Salem, NC: Awards of Excellence
  • Charlotte Contemporary Craft Show 2015, Charlotte, NC: Award of Excellence, Jurors: Lorne Lassiter, Eric Anderson & Mark Leach
  • American Craft Council Atlanta Show 2015: Award of Excellence, Juror: Jess Jones, Assistant Professor of Textiles at Georgia State
  • James Renwick Alliance Award of Excellence for Innovation in Craft, presented at the American Craft Council Baltimore Show 2015, Jurors: JRA board members: Judy Weisman, Marc Grainer, Sean Hennessey
  • 2015 Handcrafted, Maria V Howard Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC, Second Place, Juror: Gwynne Rukenbrod-Smith
  • Top Jewels National Jewelry Design Exhibition 2014, Durango Art Center, CO: Honorable Mention, Juror: Allison Buchsbaum Barnett, co-owner of Patina Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  • CRAFT FORMS, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA 2013: Merit Award, Juror: Lena Vigna, Curator of Exhibitions, Racine Museum, Wisconsin
  • American Craft Council Show, Baltimore, MD 2011: Award of Excellence, Jurors: Elisabeth Argo, Associate Curator of American Modern/Contemporary/Decorative Crafts and Heather Gibson, research assistant at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • NICHE award finalist, 2009, 2006
  • Handweavers Guild of America Convergence Exhibitions, Tampa, FL, 2008:
    HGA Award, Eye of the Hurricane, Juror: Chad Alice Hagan
    Second Place, Small Expressions, Juror: John Marshall
    Second Place & Honorable Mention, Pearl in the Oyster, Juror: Victoria Rivers
  • Fiber National, Lancaster, PA, 2007: Cash Award, Juror: Gail Brown
  • Kentuck Festival of the Arts, Northport, AL:
    Merit Award 2006, Juror: Mark Scala, Curator, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
    Best of Show 2005, Jurors: Richard Gruber, Director, Ogden Museum, New Orleans, LA & Kim Cridler, Arts Coordinator, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
  • Handweavers Guild of America’s Convergence Exhibitions, Grand Rapids, MI, 2006:
    HGA Award, Creative Grand Crossings, Juror: Carol Strangler
    Third Place, Small Expressions, Juror: Gerhardt Knodel, Director, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield, MI
    Honorable Mention, Cutting Edge Grandeur, Juror: Urban Jupena, Professor of Art, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • Tennessee Association of Craft Artists Spring Art Fair, Nashville, TN:
    Best of Show 2006, Juror: Jan Katz, Curator, Ogden Museum, New Orleans, LA
    Best of Show 2004, Juror: Sherry Masters, Manager, Grovewood Gallery, Asheville, NC
  • Best of Nashville Reader’s Poll, The Nashville Scene, 10/27/05: Best New Visual Artist
  • Craft USA 2005, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT, 2005: Cash Award, Juror: Gail M. Brown, independent curator

RESIDENCIES/SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Hambidge Center for the Arts & Sciences Artist Residency Fellowship, Dec. 2015
  • Penland School of Crafts Educators Retreat Scholarship, 2012
  • Appalachian Center for Craft, Satellite Campus of Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN, Artist Residency, 2002-2005
  • Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, Spring Fiber Concentration Studio Assistant Scholarship, 2002

INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

  • Microcosm, Form & Concept, Santa Fe, NM 2017
  • Jeweler Spotlight Series, Mora Contemporary Jewelry, Asheville, NC, 2016
  • Charlotte Contemporary Craft Show, Charlotte, NC 2015
  • Jewelry Marketplace, Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC 2015
  • Jewelry Trunk Show, Center for Craft Creativity and Design, Asheville, NC, 2015
  • Pocosin Exhibition, Imperial Center, Rocky Mount, NC, 2015/2014/2013
  • Chroma: Jewelry in Color, College of the Abermarle, Mateo, NC 2014
  • Winter Show, Green Hill Art Center, Greensboro, NC, 2013/2014
  • Leaders Exhibit, HGA Convergence, Long Beach Convention Center , CA, 2012
  • Textiles Today: Redefining the Medium, Durango Art Center, CO 2012
  • Felt In Focus Conference Exhibition, Odense City Hall, Denmark 2011
  • Crafting Contemporary Art: Studio Craft of Appalachia, Johnson City, TN, 2010
  • Hot Tea, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO 2010
  • Intimate Apparel:
    Univ. Art Gallery, U of Mass, Dartmouth, New Bedford, MA 2009
    Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN 2009
    Pi Gallery, Kansas City, MO, 2007
  • Liven Up: Fresh Adornment for Spring, Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI, 2009
  • RE/ACTION(s), Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO 2009
  • Solo Exhibit, Focus Gallery, Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC, 2009
  • Spring Faculty Show, Arrowmont School of Craft, TN 2008
  • Power of Red, Penland Gallery, Penland NC, 2007
  • Instructor Exhibition, Penland Gallery, Penland, NC, 2006
  • Two-Person Exhibit, Tag Art Gallery, Nashville, TN, 2006
  • Solo Exhibit, Kentuck Museum Association, Northport, AL, 2006
  • Solo Exhibit, Protection and Isolation, The Renaissance Center, Dickson, TN, 2006
  • Enclosed Within, Penland Gallery, Penland, NC, 2005
  • Summer Faculty and Artists in Residence Exhibitions, Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN, 2005, 2004, 2003
  • ACC’s Faculty and Resident Artists, Belmont University, Nashville, TN, 2005
  • Nashville Women Artists, Belmont University, Nashville, TN, 2005
  • Master Artisans of ACC, Tennessee Performing Arts Commission, Nashville, TN, 2004, 2003

JURIED EXHIBITIONS

  • CRAFT FORMS, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA 2017, 2016, 2014, 2012
  • Shifting Landscapes, Surface Design Association’s International Juried Member Exhibition, Form & Concept Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 2016
  • Wearable Expressions, Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palo Verdes, CA, 2016, 2008
  • American Craft Council Show, Atlanta, GA, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2009
  • American Craft Council Retail Show, Baltimore, MD, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art Fine Craft Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA 2015, 2011, 2009, 2008
  • National Fiber Directions Exhibition 2015, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS
  • Handcrafted, Maria V Howard Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC 2015, 2014
  • Top Jewels National Jewelry Design Exhibition, Durango Art Center, CO, 2014
  • Materials: Hard and Soft, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX 2014
  • Needled: Contemporary Needle Craft, Handmade in America, Asheville, NC 2013
  • 7STITCH: Contemporary Textile Art from Kentucky & Surrounding States, Claypool-Young Gallery, MSU, Morehead, KY, 2013
  • American Craft Council Show, San Francisco, CA 2011
  • New Fibers 2010, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI 2010
  • Craft Boston, Boston, MA, 2009
  • Handweavesr’s Guild of America Convergence Exhibitions, Tampa, FL, 2008:
    Eye of the Hurricane, Tampa Convention Center
    Small Expressions, Tampa Museum of Art
    Pearl in the Oyster, Florida Craftsmen Gallery, St. Petersburg
  • North Carolina Artists Exhibition, Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh, NC, 2007
  • ACC SE Spotlight Exhibition, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 2007
  • Fiber National, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA, 2007
  • New Artists, New Work, New Year Exhibition, Blue Spiral Gallery, Asheville, NC, 2007
  • Fine Contemporary Crafts Exhibition, Art Space, Raleigh, NC, 2007
  • Handweavers Guild of America’s Convergence Exhibitions, Grand Rapids, MI, 2006:
    Small Expressions, Gerald R. Ford Museum
    Creative Grand Crossings and Cutting Edge Grandeur, DeVos Place Convention Center
  • Solo Exhibit, Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN, 2006
  • Crafts National, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA, 200639th Mid-States
  • Craft Exhibition, Evansville Museum, Evansville, IN, 2005
  • Craft USA, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT, 2005
  • Small Expressions, Handweavers Guild of America, Suwanee, GA, 2005
  • New Directions in Fiber,  Core New Art Space, Denver, CO, 2004

PUBLICATIONS-ARTICLES

  • WNC Magazine, Sept/Oct 2017, Handcrafted, feature by Ali McGhee & Melissa Reardon, pgs 70-79
  • Asheville Mountain Xpress, July 19-25, 2017, article by Alli Marshall, Fairest of them All: Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands Celebrates 70 Years, pgs 42-43
  • VerFilzt Und zugeNaht 2/17 (German Felting Journal), Workshop Review by Susanne Spendelhofer, pgs. 24-25
  • Surface Design Journal, Inaugural International Exhibition in Print, winter 2016/17, images/text, pg 22
  • Felt Matters, International Feltmakers Association, Issue 125, Dec 2016, The Manipulatability of Fiber Availability, Workshop Review by Kathie Barrs, pgs 6-7
  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 10/2/16, Southern-made Style for Fall by Linda Jerkins
  • Asheville Mountain Xpress, July 6-12, 2016, article by Thomas Calder, pgs 40-41
  • Revista Mujer, magazine of La Tercera National Chilean Newspaper, article 4/24/16,  pgs 40-42
  • Fiber Art Now, summer 2015, article & images, pgs 38-41
  • American Craft, June/July 2013, feature article & images, pgs 8, 12, 68-75
  • Oxford American  Magazine, No. 76, The Visual South 2012, 100 Under 100: The New Superstars of Southern Art, image, pg. 54 and online images as artist #73
  • Verve Magazine, Sept 2011, feature article & images, pgs 10, 32, 33
  • American Craft, Aug/ Sept 2011, San Fran Show Program, pgs S84, S87
  • Cloth, Paper, Scissors, May/June 2011, artist profile/images, pgs. 40-44
  • Southern Living, Nov 2010 Carolina Living Section,Top 5 Asheville Designers, p.2
  • Western North Carolina Magazine, Oct. 2010, artist profile article/images, p. 18
  • Surface Design Journal, Spring 2010, article/images, pgs. 22-25
  • Fiber Arts, Jan/Feb 2010, articles/images, pgs.20-21, 36-37
  • Felt Matters, International Feltmakers Association, 500 Felt Objects Advertising Image, p.34
  • Western North Carolina Magazine, September 2009, Grovewood Gallery advertising image
  • The Taos News, Tempo Section, Sept. 24-30, 2009, exhibition article/image
  • Ornament, vol.32, quotations in article on Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, pgs. 21-22
  • Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot, fall 2008, HGA Small Expressions image, p.17
  • Surface Design Association Newsletter, Fall 2008, cover image
  • American Style, June 2008, article on Asheville Arts/image, p.60
  • Fiber Arts, April/May 2008, CLOTH Fiber Workshop image, p.53,
  • Asheville Mountain Xpress, 1/2/08, Asheville arts review by Connie Bostic, p.42
  • Interweave Felt, Special Issue 2007, article by Anne Merrow/images, pgs.5-6
  • Shuttle, Spindle, Dyepot, spring 2007, HGA Convergence exhibition image, p.21, p.57-59
  • Surface Design Journal, spring 2007, Exposure image, p.60
  • Shuttle, Spindle, Dyepot, fall 2006, HGA Convergence exhibition image, p.29
  • Surface Design Journal, Gallery Issue, 9/06, quotation/image, p.45
  • Nashville Scene, 7/13/06, TAG exhibition review/images by David Maddox, p.59
  • Number: an independent journal, spring 2006, Renaissance Center exhibition image/review by D.Maddox, p.23-24
  • The Tennessean, 5/5/06, TACA Spring Fair 2006 images, p. 8-9F
  • American Craft, Dec 05/Jan 06, Penland Gallery advertising image, p.22
  • Shuttle, Spindle, Dyepot, fall 2005, HGA Small Expressions exhibition images, pgs. 6, 17
  • Fiber Arts, Nov/Dec 2005, Craft USA ’05 exhibition image, p.64
  • Surface Design Journal, winter 2005, Spotlight on Education image, p.59
  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 6/3/04, Decatur Arts Festival Exhibition image/review by Catherine Fox, p.32

PUBLICATIONS-BOOKS

  • Artistry in Fiber: Wearable Art, vol 3, Anne Lee & E.Ashley Ronney, Schiffer Publishing 2017, pgs 48-51, 140-143
  • Textile Art Around the World, Ellendesigns Textile-link Publishing 2014, pg 70
  • Modern Felt from Northern Europe, Maria Shobo Publishing 2014, pgs 80-91
  • 1000 Beads, Lark Books 2014, images, pgs 124, 345
  • Showcase: 500 Art Necklaces, Lark Books 2013, image, pg 373
  • Showcase 500: Beaded Jewelry, Lark Books 2012, images, pgs 356-357
  • Using Textile Arts and Handcrafts in Therapy with Women, Ann Futterman Collier, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2012, featured text & images, pgs 214-219
  • 500 Felt Objects, Susan Brown, Lark Books 2011, images, pgs 67, 111, 118, 154, 200, 290, 318
  • 21st Century Jewelry, Lark Books 2011, image, pg 175
  • Lark Studio Series: Pendants, Lark Books 2010, image, pgs.92-93
  • 1000 Artisan Textiles: Contemporary Fiber Art, Quilts and Wearables, S. Salamony & G.Brown, Quarry Books 2010, images, pgs. cover, 6, 16, 48, 53, 55, 56, 60, 63 73, 75, 87, 96 97, 98, 106, 119, 127
  • 500 Pendants, M.Holmes & E.Shypertt, Lark Books, 2008, images, pgs 109, 211
  • Fabulous Felted Scarves, Chad Alice Hagan & Jorie Johnson, Interweave Press, images, pgs. 84-85
  • How We Felt, Carol Huber Cypher, Interweave Press, authored chapter/images, pgs. 34-39,132,
  • Felted Jewelry, Candie Cooper, Lark Books, 2007, images, pgs. 15, 33, 41, 45, 46
  • Hip Handbags, Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader, Lark Books, 2005, image, p.122

PUBLICATIONS AS AUTHOR

  • VerFilzt Und zugeNaht (German Felting Journal),3/2013, autobiographical article/images, pgs. cover, 20-23
  • Australian Felt Magazine, Artwear Publications, Dec 2011, autobiographical & technical articles, images, pg 4-6, 24-27
  • Shuttle, Spindle, Dyepot, Winter 2010, article on Malian travel/textiles & images, pgs. 39-43
  • VerFilzt Und zugeNaht, (German Felting Journal), 1/09, article/images, pgs.24-25
  • Interweave Felt Issue, 2008, article on Moroccan felt/images, pgs.72-75
  • Turkey Red Journal, fall 2006, technical article/images, p.10
  • Turkey Red Journal, fall 2005, autobiographical article/images, p.4-5

LECTURES

  • Maiwa School of Textiles, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2017
  • Southeastern Fiber Arts Alliance, Atlanta, GA, 2017
  • Hawai’i Craftsmen Guild, Honolulu, Oahu & Linhue, Kauai, March 16 & 23, 2017
  • Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference, Asheville, NC, 2016
  • Surface Design Association Conference Presenter, Arrowmont School of Crafts, Galtinburg, TN, 2016
  • Local Cloth Lectures Series, Handmade in America, Asheville, NC 2013
  • San Diego Weaver’s Guild, San Deigo, CA, 2013
  • Durango Arts Center, slide lecture in conjunction with Textiles Today-Redefining the Medium Exhibition, Durango, CO, 2012
  • Earth’s Paletter Natural Dye and Color Conference, Taos, NM, 2011, 2009
  • Eastern Great Lakes Fiber Conference, Chautauqua, NY, 2011
  • Wearble Art Symposium, Textile Center, Minneapolis, 2010
  • Kansas City Art Institute, Fiber Department Visting Artist, 2009
  • Handweaver’s Guild of Boulder, Boulder, CO, 2009
  • Surface Design Association Conference Lecture/Demo, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO, 2009
  • Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA, 2006
  • Artist’s Forum, Frist Center for the Arts, Nashville, TN 2006
  • National Art Education Association Conference
    Boston, MA, 2005 presentation: Interdisciplinary Lessons Using Natural Dyes
    Denver, CO, 2004 presentation: Using Digital Cameras as Cognitive Tools

TEACHING EXPERIENCE-ADULTS

  • Maiwa School of Textiles, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 2017
  • Hawaii Craftsmen Guild Workshops, Honolulu, Oahu & Linhue, Kauai, Hawaii 2017
  • Felter’s Rendezvous, Estes Park, CO 2017
  • STRONGFELT STUDIO WORKSHOPS 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
  • Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair, Arden, NC 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013
  • Mostvertlier Filz-Werkstatt, Ybbsitz, Lower Austria, 2016
  • Felt in the Factory, Herefordshire, United Kingdom, 2016
  • Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, 2 week course 2016, fiber concentrations 2011, 2006
  • New England Felting Supply, Easthampton, Mass, 2016, 2013
  • Anilinas Montblanc, Santiago, Chile, 2016
  • SDA MADE/AWARE pre-conference workshop, Arrowmont School of Crafts, TN 2015
  • Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, Baltimore, MD, 2015
  • Atelier Fiber Fusing Workshops, The Netherlands, 2014, 2013
  • Southeastern Fiber Arts Alliance, Atlanta, GA 2014
  • Touchstone Center for Crafts, Farmington,  PA 2014
  • Baltimore Weaver’s Guild, Baltimore, MD 2013
  • Kunst im Souterrain Workshops, Hennef and Weisbaden, Germany, 2013
  • Ullform Workshops, Stavanger, Norway, 2013, 2012
  • Multiple Workshop Tour, Australia and New Zealand, Fall 2012
  • Handweavers Guild of America Convergence, Long Beach, CA, 2012
  • Mendocino Arts Center, Mendocino, CA, 2012, 2011, 2010
  • Textiles Today Workshop Series, Ft. Lewis College, Durango, CO, 2012
  • Baltimore Bead Society, Balimore, MD, 2011
  • Eastern Great Lakes Fiber Conferernce, Chatauqua Institue, NY, 2011
  • Earth’s Palette Natural Dye and Color Conference, Taos, NM, 2011, 2010, 2009
  • Taos Wool Festival, Taos, NM, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008
  • SDA Foggy Felters, Sunnyvale, CA, 2011
  • Felt in Focus Conference, Glamsbjerg, Denmark, 2011
  • Pacific Northwest Art School (formerly Coupeville Arts Center), Whidbey Island, WA: 2011, 2008
  • Zijdelings, Tilburg, Netherlands, 2010
  • Arrowmont School of Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN, 2010, 2008
  • Artwear Symposium, Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN 2010
  • Northeast Fiber Art Center, Williston, VT, 2010, 2009
  • John C Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC, 2010, 2009, 2007
  • Fiber Dimensions Group, San Francisco, CA, 2009
  • Spin-Off Autmun Retreat Conference, Bend, OR, 2009
  • Shuttles, Spindles & Skeins | Handweavers Guild of Boulder, Boulder, CO, 2009
  • Felter’s Fling, Snow Farm, Williamsburg, MA, 2009
  • Peter’s Valley, Layton, NJ, 2009
  • Surface Design Association International Conference, Kansas City, 2009
  • Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO, 2009
  • Cloth Fiber Workshop, Asheville, NC: 2009, 2008, 2007
  • North Country Studio Workshops, Bennington, VT, 2009
  • Haywood Community College, Clyde, NC, 2008
  • Mid West Felting Symposium, Madison, WI, 2008
  • Shakerag Workshops, Sewanee. TN, 2008
  • Durango Fiber Works, Durango, CO, 2007
  • Tennessee Arts in Education Conference, Johnson City, TN, 2007
  • Society of Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA, 2007, 2006
  • Kentuck Museum Association, Northport, AL, 2007, 2006
  • Oregon School of Art and Craft, Portland, OR, 2007
  • Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA, 2006
  • Frist Center for the Arts, Nashville, TN, 2006
  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2006, 2005
  • Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003
  • Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN, 2005

TEACHING EXPERIENCE-CHILDREN

  • Vance Elementary School, Asheville, NC, TAPAS Residency 2015
  • Randolph Learning Center, Asheville, NC, TAPAS Residency 2012
  • Claxton Elementary School, Asheville, NC, TAPAS Residency, 2011
  • Grier School for Girls, Birmingham, PA, Teaching Artist Residency, 2010
  • Founder’s Memorial Elementary School, Essex Junction, VT, Teaching Artist Residency, 2010
  • Carolina Day School, Asheville, NC, Teaching Artist Residency, 2008
  • Ogden Museum of Southern Art Outreach, New Orleans, LA, 2006
  • Metro Nashville Public Schools Visual Arts Substitute, Nashville, TN, 2005
  • Tennessee Association of Craft Artists Outreach Program, Nashville, TN, 2005
  • Student Teaching for Certification, McFadden School of Excellence (K-8) and Riverdale High School, Murfreesboro, TN, 2004
  • Frist Center for the Visual Arts Family Programming, Nashville, TN, 2004
  • Appalachian Center for Craft Outreach Programs serving middle TN public schools, 2004, 2003

RELATED EMPLOYMENT/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Surface Design Association MADE/AWARE Conference, Arrowmont School of Crafts, 2015
  • Surface Design Association International Conference, Kansas City, MO, 2009
  • Ariel Gallery—Contemporary Craft Cooperative, Asheville, NC, member, 2007-2008
  • Handweavers Guild of America Convergence Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, 2006
  • Frist Center for the Arts, Nashville, TN, Art Handler, 2005/200
  • Colour Congress 2002, International Symposium on Natural Dyes, Ames, Iowa, 2002
  • La Lana Wools, Taos, NM, Chief Dyer, 1998/1999

AFFILIATIONS

  • Society of North American Goldsmiths
  • American Craft Council
  • Surface Design Association
  • Southern Highland Craft Guild

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