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TEXTILE TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Oregon State University, Associate Professor of Fiber Art, '76-'90. The Evergreen State College, Fiber Art Faculty, '75-'76. Central Asian Craft Support Association, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, ’06 (master class leader); World Festival of Felt, Lakitelek, Hungary ’04 (workshop leader); International Felting Symposium ’99, Jyväskylä, Finland (workshop leader); International Felt Seminar ’99, Tbilisi, Georgian Republic (workshop leader and lecturer); International Felting Festival '90, Korrö, Sweden (workshop leader and lecturer). Felter’s Fling, Massachusetts (workshop leader) 05; Convergences ’04, ’02, ’00,‘96, ‘94, ’92, '90, '78 (Handweaver’s Guild of America Biennial Conference) (workshop leader and lecturer); Fiber Forum ’96, ‘94, '90 Coupeville, WA (workshop leader); Association of Northwest Weaver's Conferences (upcoming ’05)’01, ’99, ‘93, '91, '83 (workshop leader and lecturer); Intermountain Weaver’s Conference ’01 (workshop leader), ’95 (workshop leader and lecturer); Midwest Weaver’s Conference ’05, ’03 (workshop leader) New England Weaver's Seminar '85 (workshop leader and lecturer); Northern California Handweaver's Conference ’98, '89 (workshop leader and lecturer); Southern Alternative Fiber Conference ’97, Montgomery, AL (workshop leader); Southern California Handweaver's Conference ’97.'87 (workshop leader and lecturer); Augusta Heritage Center, ’96 (workshop leader); John C. Campbell Folk School, August ’05, ’03, ’01, ’99 (workshop leader); Ohio Fiber Fest, June ’01, ’00 (workshop leader, keynote speaker); Michigan Fiber Fest Felting Festival 2000, Michigan, Aug. 00 (workshop leader) Numerous lectures and workshops to Guilds and Art Organizations around USA and Canada.
TEXTILE ACTIVITIES: Editor of North American Felters Network, a tri-annual publication for feltmakers. Juror and/or curator of numerous textile and general art exhibitions, including Small Expressions. Board Member of HGA 1983-1987. Board Member Association of NW Weaver's Guilds 1981-1987. Weaving Guilds of Oregon (WEGO) rep or Executive Committee Member 1981-1990
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ARTWORKS REPRODUCED AND REVIEWED:
SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS: 2003 Imagine, Handweaver’s Guild of America Excellence Award, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville 1999 Sett ’99 Fashion Show, 1st place in day wear division, Bozeman, Mt 1992 Wearable Art, J.C. Penney Award for Craftsmanship, Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA 1989 Personal Expressions Exhibit, 3rd Place, Boise, ID 1988 Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution, % for Art Purchase 1983 LaGrange National VIII, Purchase Award, GA 1981 39th Annual National Art Exhibition, 2nd Place, Cedar City, UT 1980 10th Annual Willamette Valley Show, Award of Merit, Corvallis, OR 1978 37th Annual National Art Exhibition, Purchase Award, Cedar City, UT
GALLERY REPRESENTATION: 2004-Present Fine Fiber Gallery, 604 SE
1st Ave., Albany, Oregon 97321 1-541-917-3251 Fine Fiber Studio is a member of
Oregon Crafted – an organization of galleries and studios which are open to the
public on the first weekend of every month. In addition, Fine Fiber Gallery is
open on the third Friday evening (3:00-7:00) of each month for the Downtown
Albany Gallery Walk and by appointment.
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 2006 Luscious Felt Laminates, Felt Scarves at the Fine Fiber Gallery, Albany, OR, Feb. 2005 Watercolor Felt Florals, at the TLD Design Center & Gallery, Westmont, IL 1997 Coffee House Gallery, Albany, OR 1995 Majestic Theatre Gallery, Corvallis, OR 1993 The Websters Gallery; Ashland, OR 1992 Centennial Union Art Gallery, Luther College; Decorah, IA 1991 University Gallery, Pacific Lutheran University; Tacoma, WA 1989 Benton Historical Museum; Philomath, OR 1988 The Websters Gallery; Ashland, OR 1987 Fireside Fiber Arts, Port Townsend, WA 1981 Wooly LLama Gallery, Corvallis, OR 1978 Memorial Union Gallery, OR State University, Corvallis, OR
SELECTED SMALL GROUP INVITATIONALS : 2005 Two Person Exhibit with Kathe Todd-Hooker, ArtCentric Guild Gallery 2, Corvallis, OR, May 2004 Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival Featured Artist, Canby, OR (September); Six of One, group show with five other artists, Assembly Gallery, Denver, Co, July; Two Together, with Kathe Todd-Hooker, Albany City Hall Gallery, Albany, Oregon, October 2003 New Work, with Jean Marvell, Universal Unitarian Church, Corvallis, OR February; 2002 3 Fiber Artists at the Yakima Community College Gallery, Yakima, WA January 2001 Three Artists Fantasies in Felt, with Leslie Samson and Sharon Kilfoyle at The Grotto Gallery, Eugene, OR June 1996 Connected, Oregon State University, Concourse Gallery, Corvallis, OR 1995 Collaboration; Umpqua Art Center Gallery, Roseburg, OR; Veiling; Buckley Center Gallery, U. Portland, OR 1994 Fiber Celebration; Sinclair Collge Gallery, Dayton, OH; Hats; Annikins Gallery, Friday Harbor, WA 1992 Celebrate Hats; Websters Fiber Arts; Ashland, OR 1991 Four Weavers, Ten Years Later; 4-person exhibit, Memorial Union Gallery, OSU, Corvallis, OR 1989 Fiber Experiences; 3-person exhibit, Linn-Benton Community College Gallery, Albany, OR 1988 Personal Expressions: Tullibody Fine Arts; ASU; Montgomery, AL 1987 Fiber/Glass; 3-person exhibit, Wiseman Gallery: Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, OR 1986 Unusual Combinations; 4-person exhibit, Corvallis Arts Center, Corvallis, OR 1980 Felt/Paper; 2-person exhibit, Columbia Art Gallery, Hood River, OR
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SELECTED INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITS, JURIED (J) AND INVITATIONAL (I): 2005 Felt for Thought, Fiber Art Center, Amherst, MA, August (I) 2004 World Felt Exhibit, Hungarian National Museum, Budapest, August (J), 2003 Small Expressions, Handweavers Guild of America Annual, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft; Houston, TX (J) 2000 International Felting Exhibit, traveling through Michigan, Aug.-Sept. ’00 (I); 1999 Exhibit of International Feltmakers, Georgian National Gallery, Tbilisi, Sept. 99 (I); International Fiber Exhibition, Georgian Modern Art Gallery, Tbilisi, Sept. 99 (I); 1998 International Felt Hat Exhibition, Lenzen, Germany (I) 1996 Small Expressions, Gango Gallery, Portland, OR(J), The Ubiquitous Bead, Bellevue Art Museum, WA (I) 1994-96 Felt Directions; traveling from Collins Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland to The Felt Museum in Mouzon and Cliffe Castle Museum, West Yorkshire, England (I); Felt Exotic, National Exhibition Center, Castlegar, BC, Canada (traveling throughout Canada) (I) ; Small Expressions, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, MN (traveling to Textile Museum and the Pacific Cultural Foundation in Taiwan) (J) 1990-92 Traveling Exhibit of Contemporary Felting; Sweden; ABF Education Association (I) 1991, '89, '88, '87 Small Expressions; Handweavers Guild of America Annual; Eugene, OR; Salt Lake City, UT ; Chicago, IL; Asilomar, CA (J) 1990 Inter. Felt Symposium, Juried Exhibit; Old Town Museum, Århus, Denmark (J) 1989 Fiberart '89 Inter.; Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, PA (J); Fiberalaska '89 Exhibition; U of Alaska, Anchorage, AK (J) 1988 Feltmaker's Assoc.; Bromley Gallery; London, U K (J) 1987 Feltmaker's Assoc.; Leeks Art Centre; Swindon, Wiltshire, UK (J)
SELECTED NATIONAL EXHIBITS, JURIED (J) AND INVITATIONAL (I): 2006 Feltworks, Newport Visual Arts Center, Newport, OR, January (I) 2005 How They Felt – Contemporary Feltmaking, (I) Lynn Tendler Bignell Gallery of Brookfield Craft Center in Brookfield, CT; Instructor’s Exhibit (I) University Gallery, Lakeland College, Sheboygan, WI 2004 Instructor’s Exhibit (I) Convergence (Biennial Conference of Handweaver’s Guild of America) Denver, CO 2003 Teacher’s Signature, (I). University Center Gallery, Southern Illinois University, June ’03 2002 Instructor’s Exhibit (I) Convergence (Biennial Conference of Handweaver’s Guild of America) Vancouver, BC, Canada 2001 A Teacher’s Odyssey (I) Fashion Show (J), Association of Northwest Handweaver’s Guilds Conference, Eugene, OR 1999 Teacher’s Pets, Sett ’99 ANWG Conference (I) ); Fashion Show, Sett ’99, ANWG Conference (J) 1998 MoNA Style ’98, Museum of Northwest Art 1996 Fashion Show, Convergence ’96 1995 Signature Exhibit; Intermountain Weavers Conference; Tuscon, AZ (I) 1994 Fiber at the End of the Century, Corvallis Art Center, OR; Northern Stars, Minneapolis, MN 1992 Those Who Teach Also Do; Convergence '92, teacher's exhibit, Wash. D.C., (I) 1988 Big Sky Biennial V/Crafts; Idaho State University; Pocatello, ID; (J); 88, '87, '81, '78 Annual Cedar City National; Braithwaite Gallery, Southern Utah St. Col., UT, (J) 1987 Artwest Open Competition; Jackson Hole Arts Gallery, WY (J) 1986, Surface Design '86; Pacific Art Center, Seattle, WA (J) 1985 Fiber Arts; University of Massachusetts Gallery, Amherst, MA (I) 1983 Invitational Fiber Exhibit; Fine Arts Center of Tempe, AZ (I); La Grange National Crafts Exhibition VIII; La Grange College, GA (J) 1979 Innovations in Fiber; Denver, CO (J) 1978 National Mini-Tapestry Show; The Gathering Gallery, Kansas City, MO (J); Fiber, Fabrics, and Textiles; McLean County Art Association, Bloomington, IL (I)
SELECTED REGIONAL (R) AND LOCAL (L) EXHIBITIONS, JURIED (J) AND INVITATIONAL (I): 2007Sticks and Strands-Wood and Fiber Show, Umpqua Valley Arts Association, Roseburg, Jan. (and part of Dec. 06) 2006 Oregon Crafted at City Hall, Albany City Hall Gallery, Oregon, September; Threads-Contemporary Fiber Arts, Gallery at the Airport, Eugene, OR, January (and part of Dec. 05) (I)2005 All Oregon Art Annual, Salem, August (J); Friends of the Artists, Vineyards and Vistas Gallery, Corvallis, Jan (I), 30 Mile Radius, Bush Barn Art Gallery, Salem 2003 Fall Festival Invitational Art Exhibit, Corvallis, OR, Sept. (I) Around Oregon Annual , Corvallis Art Center, June (J) 2002 Willamette Valley Juried Exhibit, Corvallis Art Center, Sept. ’02 (J); Artists Who Teach, Boccherini's Coffee House and Gallery. (I)(L) 1999-2,000 Best of Oregon Fiber, Weaving Guilds of Oregon traveling exhibit. (J)1997 Corvallis Weaver’s Guild Group Exhibit, Unitarian Gallery, Corvallis, OR 1996 Mid-Valley Fiber Artists, Benton Historical Museum, Philomath (I) (R) 1995 30 Mile Radius, Bush Barn Art Gallery, Salem 1994 Watercolor Monotypes; Benton Historical Museum, Art Gallery, Philomath, OR; NW Designer Craftsmen, Janet Huston Gallery; LaConner, WA 1993 Fiber Fanfare Juried Show, NW Conf., Seattle (J)(R) 1992 Wearable Art, Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA (J)(R) 1991 Tapestry; Kerns Art Center, Eugene, OR (I) 1990 Paper Perceptions; Made in Jefferson Gallery; Jefferson, OR (I)(R) 1989 Personal Expressions Exhibition; Boise State University; Boise, ID (J)(R) 1988-89 Oregon's Best in Fiber Art; touring OR/ID Weaving Guilds of OR (J)(R) 1988 Northwest Women Artists; Wiseman Gallery; Rogue C.C., Grants Pass, OR (I)(R) 1988,'80 All Oregon Juried Fiber Show; Corvallis Arts Center, Corvallis, OR (J)(R) 1987 Invitational Craft Exhibition; Yakima Valley Art Association, Yakima, WA (I)(R); Fiber and Form; Bumbershoot Art Festival; Seattle Center, Seattle, WA (J)(R); Oregon 2-D; Bush Barn Gallery; Salem, OR (J) 1986 Color Interlacements; Kerns Art Center, Eugene, OR (I)(R); Northwest Crafts; The Show of Hands Gallery; Spokane, WA (I)(R) 1985 Northwest Designer Craftsmen; Wenatchee (I)(R) 1984 Northwest Craftsmen; Pacific Northwest Design Center; Seattle, WA (I)(R); Oregon Tapestry Today; Lane Community College; Eugene, OR (I)(R) 1983 NW Designer Craftsmen; SW King County Museum; Burien, WA (I)(R); Fiber Art; Artifacts Gallery, Bozeman, MT (I)(R) 1983, '82, '80, '75, '73 Pacific Northwest Arts and Crafts Show; Bellevue,WA (J)(R); Sunriver Annual Juried Exhibit of Oregon Art; Sunriver, OR (J)(R) 1982 Between Art and Craft; Touring Exhibit, Visual Arts Resources, (Touring Western US, 82-84) (I) 1982 Pacific Northwest Crafts Biennial; Museum of History and Industry; Seattle, WA (J)(R) 1981 Annual Fiber Arts Exhibit; Gallery Whidbey; Langley, WA (I)(R) 1980 Oregon Crafts '80; Bush Gallery; Salem, OR; (J)(R) 1980, '78 Annual Willamette Valley Juried Show; Corvallis Art Center (J)(L) 1977 Design '77; Corvallis Art Center, Corvallis, OR (J)(L) 1976 Modern Craftsmen; Panaca Craft Gallery, Bellevue, WA (I)(L); Fiber '76; Museum of History and Industry, Seattle, WA (J)(L) 1974 Bumpershoot Art Festival; Seattle, WA (I)(L)
COLLECTIONS : Eastern Oregon State Prison Movable Art Collection (Public); ABF Education Association, Corporate Offices, Stockholm, Sweden (Private); Lamar Dodd Art Center and Chattahoochee Art Assoc., La Grange, GA (Public); Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery and Cedar City Art Committee, UT (Public); Justin Insurance Agency, Redmond, WA, (Private)
EDUCATION : 1975 MFA, University of Washington, Seattle (Textile Design) 1972 Post BA Studies, Stenebyskolan Craft School, Dals Långed, Sweden 1970 BA, Western Washington University, Bellingham (Crafts Concentration)
RESEARCH AREAS (Contemporary Feltmaking, Scandinavian Feltmaking, Central Asian Feltmaking) 1974-Present: Researching technical, historical and cultural aspects of feltmaking.2006. Visit studios of traditional and contemporary felt artists in Kyrgyzstan. 2004. Research the making of Kyrghiz Shirdak felt carpets at the World Festival of Felt, Hungary. 1999: Research Pazaryk Felts in the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. Also, 20th C. nomadic felt carpets in the Russian Ethnography Museum. Research traditional tribal feltmaking in Omalo and Tbilisi, Georgian, Republic. 1998: Research hat making techniques in Hatvariations Symposium, Lenzen, Germany. 1991: Research in Hungarian and Dutch museums. 1990: Special research in Sweden and Denmark for 3 weeks at international felt camp and museums. 1988: Special research in Hungary for 5 weeks at international felt camp and museums.
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