Fiber Artist, 1976-present
Since 1980, design and creation of one-of-a-kind pieces using needlepoint, beading and other stitching and embellisment techniques. My work is inspired by science and nature. Anatomy, the environment, marine life and cellular structure are some of the themes. My current interest is in presenting anomalies, endangered species and extinctions as a commentary on the current state of our planet. 1976-1980, production weaving and design.
Associate Director, April 1987-June 1992
Pace Primitive Art, New York, New York
Responsible for sales and all administrative and registrarial aspects of the business, including computerizing systems, handling loans and accessions, sales and direct client contact, research, writing and editing, and work with scholars, museums and other primitive art dealers.
Director, March 1985-October 1986
Village Gate Art Center, Rochester, New York
Responsible for the concept and creation of a 16,000 sq. ft. multi-space art center featuring changing exhibitions in all media by local and regional artists. Responsibilities included design of space, the development of artist's contracts, operating procedures and systems, curating exhibitions, designing installations, public relations, and collaborations with other galleries and arts organizations. Thirty one exhibitions were mounted in the first year of the art center's existence.
Independent Curator, 1983-1998
Major exhibitions curated include Pattern in Print: Artists Celebrate Cloth (1990), a collection of printed textiles from the Fabric Workshop in Philadelphia, and A New Basket: A Vessel for the Future (1983), a national invitational exhibition of non-functional, non-traditional basketry. Both exhibitions have traveled in Africa under the auspices of the Arts America program of the United States Information Agency. Other curatorial work includes three exhibitions for the Village Gate Art Center, Rochester, New York, and the Jewish Community Center in San Antonio, Texas.
State University of New York at Brockport, B.S. Sociology, 1972
University of Copenhagen, Denmark, semester abroad, 1971
With, Within, Without, Art Center of Corpus Christi, March 5 - April 29, 2015.
Fantastic Voyage, Bihl Haus Arts, San Antonio, Texas, March 24 – May 5, 2012.
Hot Zone, Cactus Bra Space, Blue Star Art Complex, San Antonio, Texas, November 3-19,2011.
Lives of a Cell, solo exhibition, Watson Fine Arts Center, St. Philips College, San Antonio, Texas, March 2010
Women's History Month, Bannwolf Library, Ronald Reagan High School, San Antonio, Texas, March 2009.
15th Anniversary Celebration , Small Works for a Larger Cause 2009, Say Si, San Antonio, Texas, February 2009.
Begin/begin again, with Jayne Lawrence, Galeria Ortiz Contempoary, San Antonio, Texas, March 14, 2008.
Natural Order, Kucera Gallery, Art Center of Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas, November 2007.
The 3 Rs: A Relearning, Southwest School of Art & Craft, San Antonio, Texas, January 19 - March 31 2006.
Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, Arizona, March 27- May 8, 2004.
Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain, RC Gallery, San Antonio, Texas, June 2003
With the Needle of the Eye, the Hand, My Heart, Las Manos Magicas, Houston, Texas, February 2002
On a Wing and a Prayer, Joan Grona Gallery, San Antonio, Texas, November 2000.
The Goddesses and Me, Joan Grona Gallery, San Antonio, Texas, November 1998.
New Work in Needlepoint, Dawson Gallery, Rochester, New York, 1983
SELECTED INVITATIONAL AND JURIED EXHIBITIONS
Stories and Structures: Excursions Into Memory, with Jeanie and Ward Sanders, Fort Worth Art Center, 2017-2018.
Curated by Jim LaVilla-Havelin.
CraftTexas 2016, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, Texas, September 23, 2016- January 8, 2017.
Endangered, The Studio Door, San Diego, California, August 5 – August 28, 2016. Juror Kristen Nelson, San Diego Global Zoo.
50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, SELFIES; 50 AT 50, Southwest School of Art,
San Antonio Texas, MAY 8 - JULY 5, 2015
Mixing It Up, curated by Deborah Keller-Rihn and Melanie Rush Davis,
Northwest Vista College, Palmetto Center for the Arts, September 18- October 18, 2014
HOT, a juried exhibit on global warming, Bihl Haus Arts, San Antonio, Texas, July 25-September 13, 2014. Best in Show award.
Surfacings: 3 Visions, 3 person exhibition with Sabra Booth and Susan Oaks, Carver Cultural Center, San Antonio, Texas, June 1-30, 2013
Gallery Week, SAY SI, San Antonio, Texas, October 14-22, 2011.
Art in Craft Media, 2011, Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, New York, October 15, 2011- January 15, 2012.
Cutting Edge: A Celebration of Fibers, Textile Arts Center, Brooklyn, New York, September17-October 11, 2010. Curator Joetta Maue..
Celebrating Our Creative Spirit, Texas Federation of Fiber Artists biennial juried show, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, Texas, October 2 – December 24, 2009. Juror Tim Harding.
Powerful & Fragile Earth, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, Virginia, March 2009. 2nd Place Award. Juror Anne Timpano.
Stitch Spectacular, Dimensions Gallery, Savannah, Georgia, January 2009.
Environmental Visions, Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio, January 5-Febrary 20, 2009
National Fiber Arts Juried Show, Escondido Municipal Gallery, Escondido, California, August 26-October 3, 2008. Third Place Award.
Texas Artist Exhibit, Beeville Art Museum, Beeville, Texas, August 2008.
Materials: Hard & Soft, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, Texas, January 27 – March 25, 2007. Juror Paula Owen.
DimensionsS XXXIV, Art Center of Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas, November 2006. JurorsWilliam G. Otton and Pamela J. Fulcher. Awarded Best in Show and 1st Place Sculpture/Fabric Category.
Craft Art of Western New York 2006, Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, New York, September 16 – January 7, 2007. Juror Lloyd Herman. Catalogue.
The National Juried Bead & Fiber Exhibit, The Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, Frederick, Maryland. Jurors Joyce Scott and Jane Sauer. September 3-October 30, 2005.
CAM 19: New Star, Finesilver Building, San Antonio, Texas, July, 2004. Curated by Jesse Amado, Anjali Gupta & Ken Little.
H2O: Artists Interpret the Hydrosphere, Southwest School of Art and Craft, San Antonio, Texas, January 2004. Curators, Paula Owen and Kathy Armstrong-Gillis.
Warrior Artist Award, Annual Exhibition of the Fiber Artists of San Antonio, 2003. Juror, Arturo Alonzo Sandoval
Texas Trialogues: Denton, El Paso, San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas, February- March 2003. San Antonio artists chosen by The Art Guys from Houston, Texas.
Easy as 1,2,3, Paint By Number Invitational, RC Gallery, San Antonio, Texas, July 2002
Statue of Liberty Invitational Exhibition, San Angel Folk Art, San Antonio, Texas, July 2002
Dia De Los Muertos, Maud Kearns Art Center, Eugene , Oregon, October 2001
Inspired by Origins: Contemporary Approaches to Traditional Forms, Living Traditions Gallery, Avon , Connecticut, April 2001
Fiber Art Invitational, Depot Street Gallery, Elgin, Texas, March 2001
Women & Their Work, 2000 Members Show, Austin, Texas, November 16-December 22, 2000. Juror Terrie Sultan.
Annual Day of the Day Invitational, Obsidian Gallery, Tuscon, Arizona, September-November 2000.
Corpus Christi Art Foundation, 2000 Art Craft Juried Competition & Exhibition, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas, June 2000. Juror Susan Peterson.
Federation of Fiber Artists, State Exhibition, San Antonio Public Library, San Antonio Texas, February 2000. Juror Ann Johnston.
ReFormations: New Forms from Ancient Techniques, curated by M. Anna Fariello and Deborah McLeod. The exhibition will travel to the following locations: Courthouse Galleries of the Portsmouth Museums, Portsmouth, Virgina, January 2000; Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, Glen Allen, Virginia, April 2000; Appalachian Center for Crafts, Smithville, Tennessee, August 2000; Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, Farmville, Virginia, November 2000.
Annual Day of the Dead Invitational, Obsidian Gallery, Tucson, Arizona, September 1999.
Sacred Visions: Jewish Ceremonial Objects, Jewish Community Center, San Antonio, Texas, April 1998
Fiber Artists of San Antonio Annual Juried Exhibition, 1995, 1996, 1997,2001, 2002. Mary Heickman Award, 2002. Juror Mary Ruth Smith. Award of Merit, 1995. Juror Barbara Lee Smith
ster.e.o.scope, Texas Public Radio Artshow '97, San Antonio, Texas, August 1997
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, New York, April-October 1991.
Fiber, New York State Invitational Exhibition, The Rice Gallery, Albany Institute of History & Art, Albany, New York, 1987.
Alternate States, curated by Jappie King Black, Pyramid Arts Center, Rochester, New York, 1986.
Small Treasures, Invitational Exhibition, Germanow Gallery, Rochester, New York, 1984.
Departures, Invitational Exhibition, Wilson Arts Center, Harley School, Rochester, New York, 1981.
Rochester/Finger Lakes Exhibition, Juried Regional Exhibition, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York, 1981. Louis D'Amanda Memorial Award. Jurors John Hallmark Neff and Penelope Hunter-Steibel.
Five Artists, Birenti, Rochester, New York, 1981.
Endangered Exhibition Catalog, The Studio Door, San Diego, California, August 5 – August 28, 2016.
Juror Kristen Nelson, San Diego Global Zoo.
HOT, San Antonio Artists and Poets Respond to Climate Change, a 32-page chapbook from the exhibition, photograph of Eclipse III:Wildfire, Best in Show. July 25-September 13, 2014.
On the Town Ezine, March-April 2012, San Antonio. Page 72, photograph of "Stacks" plus comment on my exhibition Fantastic Voyage.
Gallery Stroll, San Antonio Express News. Commentary on Hot Zone, Sunday, November 13,
The Enigmatist, "Choleric" from "The Four Humours"chosen as cover art for the 6th edition of literary magazine, published in Georgetown, Texas, July 2011
"First Person" feature, Surface Design Journal, January 2011.
San Antonio, Texas: Remember the Arts! Featured in article by Shannon Sharpe, American Craft, June/July 2009, pages 66-70.
Review of exhibiton begin/begin again, by Dan R. Goddard, San Antonio Express News, April 13,2008
Review of exhibition The Three R's: A Relearning, by Marcia Goren Weser, Surface Design Journal, Fall 2006.
Images of "Flow My Tears" published in Surface Design Journal, Fall 2004.
ReFormations: New Forms from Ancient Techniques, exhibition catalogue by M. Anna Fariello and Deborah McLeod, featuring my work along with seventeen other artists.
Wrote a review of More Than Surface, quilt exhibition curated by Jane Dunnewold at the Hill Country Arts Foundation, Ingram Texas. Surface Design Journal, Summer 1998.
The Real Meaning of Collaboration, June 1997. Wrote an article on the exhibition Correspondences, collaborative books by Jane Dunnewold and Barbara Lee Smith. International Tapestry Journal, Summer 1997, Volume Three, Number Two.
Wrote a review of Pleasure Principle and exhibition by Jane Dunnewold for Surface Design Journal, Quilt Issue,Spring 1996.
Masks of the Himalayas, September 1990. Editing and production work on a 68-page catalogue to accompany a Pace Primitive Gallery exhibition. This catalogue is one of the first publications ever produced on this material.
Pattern in Print: Artists Celebrate Cloth, 1990. Wrote the essay for a 32-page English/French catalogue to accompany the exhibition on a twelve-country African tour for the Arts America Program of the United States Information Agency.
McCall's Needlework & Crafts Magazine, 1988 Holiday Issue. Publication of designs for three petit-point brooches.
Fiberarts, Basketry Issue, Spring 1988. Interviewed for an article on contemporary basketry.
The New Basket: A Vessel for the Future, 1983. Wrote the essay for a 32-page catalogue to accompany the exhibition. Reprinted in color in 1986 as The New American Basket, an edited version to accompany the African tour of the exhibit.
Institute for Figuring, Coral Reef Project, Permanent Collection.
Directors Margaret and Christine Wertheim. Los Angeles, California
The San Antonio Satellite Reef, part of the worldwide Crochet Coral Reef Project
Spare Parts Studio, Mini Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas
John and Kathi Albertini, Rochester, New York
Jamie Baker, Dallas, Texas
Jane and Stan Bishop, San Antonio, Texas
Roberto Bonazzi, San Antonio, Texas
Janice Campbell, San Antonio, Texas
Nan Chisolm, Kansas City, Missouri
Shirley and Chip Dawson, Rochester, New York
Cyra dnad Dan Dimitru
Mary Jo and Carl Casale, Rochester, New York
Mel Casas, San Antonio, Texas
Paula Cox, San Antonio, Texas
Suzanne Devitch, Houston, Texas
Nora Dobin, Houston, Texas
Cyra and Dan Dumitru, San Antonio, Texas
Gail and Jim Dunagan, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Jane Dunnewold, San Antonio, Texas
Pamela F. Etchison, DDS, San Antonio, Texas
Janet Flohr, San Antonio, Texas
Joan Frederick, San Antonio, Texas
Larry and Sharon Graeber, San Antonio, Texas
Michelle Grajeda and Frank Alfaro, San Antonio, Texas
Sandra and Dr. Raphael Guerra, San Antonio, Texas
Joyce and Mike Gullickson, Georgetown, Texas
Peggy Harmon, San Antonio, Texas
David Henry, Providence, Rhode Island
Adrian and Dr. Jerome Highsmith, San Antonio, Texas
Amanda and Jon Hinojosa, San Antonio, Texas
Marlene Holles, Houston, Texas
Joan Kilpatrick, Cedar Park, Texas
Jayne Lawrence, San Antonio, Texas
Stephen Lewandowski, Rushville, New York
Bernard Lifshutz, San Antonio, Texas (deceased)
Ken Little, San Antonio, Texas
Wanda Lobito, Santa Fe, New Mexico
David Macaulay, Norwich, Vermont
Richard and Sherry Margolis, Rochester, New York
Lissa Martinez, San Antonio, Texas
Martha Martinez and Michael Flores, San Antonio, Texas
Susan Macatee Monday, Pipe Creek, Texas
Kellen Kee McIntyre and Eric Lane, San Antonio, Texas
Kelsey Menzel and Allan Jones
Chip Nimick and Laura Weisbrodt, Rochester, New York
Naomi Shihab Nye, San Antonio, Texas
Lisa Ortiz, San Antonio, Texas
Sharon Olinka, San Antonio, Texas
Brad Parman, San Antonio, Texas
Cassandra Parker-Nowicki, San Antonio, Texas
Katie Pell and Peter Zubiate, San Antonio, Texas
Charles Rand Penney, Lockport, New York
Laura Jeanne Pitts, San Antonio, Texas
Dr. Jacqueline Pugh, San Antonio, Texas
Jeanie and Ward Sanders, Lytle, Texas
Marjie Shackelford and Alex Caragonne, San Antonio, Texas
Victoria Shackelford, San Antonio, Texas
Michael Schroeder, San Antonio, Texas
Susan Skinner and Christopher DeNoon, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Ainsley Snider, San Antonio, Texas
Matt Tullis, San Antonio, Texas
Marvin Vexler, San Antonio, Texas (deceased)
Betsy Walker, Dallas, Texas
Bettie Ward, San Antonio, Texas
Leah Zazulyer Watson
Harold and Barbara Wood, San Antonio, Texas
Judge, "Thread Sense, a Fiber Exhibit" of Texas artists, Art Center of Corpus Christi, March 5 – April 29, 2015.
Sacred Visions: Jewish Ceremonial Objects, with Leslie Klein, an invitational exhibition of both Jewish and non-Jewish local artists. Jewish Community Center, San Antonio, Texas, April 1998.
Pattern in Print: Artists Celebrate Cloth, a selection of printed textiles from the collection of the Fabric Workshop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The exhibition was sponsored by the Arts America Program of the United States Information Agency. A twelve-country African tour began in October 1991.
Four, a collection of four one-person exhibitions including painter Dennis W. Barraclough and painter/printmaker Robert Lyall Flock, both of Buffalo, New York, and collage/construction artist Kumi Korf and painter Elizabeth McMahon , both of Ithaca, New York. Village Gate Art Center, September 14-November 2, 1986.
Patterns & Pieces, an invitational group exhibition (21 artists) featuring works about repetition & sequence, border & design, and movement & line, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, color xerography, textiles, furniture, basketry and ceramics. Village Gate Art Center, November 29-December 29, 1985.
Cityscapes, an invitational group exhibition (20 artists) celebrating urban life, including painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, neon, photography, graffiti, holography, and poetry. Village Gate Art Center, September 10-October 20, 1985.
The New Basket: A Vessel for the Future, a national invitational exhibition (54 artists from 21 states) of contemporary non- functional, non-traditional basketry, curated for the Brainerd Art Gallery of the State University of New York at Potsdam, June 1983. The U.S. travel schedule for the exhibition included the School for American Craftsmen at the Rochester Institute of Technology, the Southern Highlands Handicraft Guild in Asheville, North Carolina, and the New York State Museum in Albany, New York. Beginning in November 1986, the exhibition traveled in Africa under the auspices of the Arts America Program of the United States Information Agency. The tour included the countries of Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania.
LECTURES & PRESENTATIONS
begin/begin again, gallery talk to accompany exhibition, Galeria Ortiz Contemporary, April 2008
Recent Work, slide lecture. Fiber Artists of San Antonio. February 2008
The Next Dimension: Images of Spirituality in the Fiber Arts, panel presentation, Federation of Fiber Artists of Texas Annual Convention, San Antonio, Texas, March 2000
Sixteen Years of Petit-Point, slide lecture on the development of my work. Fiber Artists of San Antonio, January 1997.
Trends in Contemporary Basketry, slide lecture, Basketry Focus '87 Conference, Toronto, Canada, October 1987.
Slide presentation, Arts America Program, United States Information Agency, Washington, D.C., December 1986. Report on exhibition and workshops in Zimbabwe.
Slide lectures presented in Harare and Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, November 1986: The New Basket: A Vessel for the Future, Fiber Art in America and Function/Non-Function: A Look at American Craft in the 1980s. Workshops on design, and tradition & change given for Zimbabwean weaving students, teachers and artists.
The New Basket: A Vessel for the Future, slide lectures and gallery tours of the exhibition for the School for American Craftsmen at the Rochester Institute of Technology and for the Rochester Textile Group, 1984.
Work done with a Threaded Needle in the Art Fabric: Mainstream Exhibition, docent orientation at the Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York, 1983.
Representation with Guild Trip, an online gallery devoted to connecting collectors with artists.
Juror, 2014 Fiesta Arts Fair entries, Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, Texas. November 2013.
Vice-President and Chair, Fiber Artists of San Antonio Annual Juried Exhibition, Fiber Concepts: Surface to Surface and Fiber Concepts II: Looking Back/Looking Forward, Witte Museum, San Antonio, Texas, October 2000 and September 2001.
Private commission for the Barbara and Harold Wood collection of San Antonio, Texas. Site Specific is a group of six pillows, each with three panels of petit-point depicting geometric sculpture in an abstract landscape. This was a nine-month project, June 1996 to March 1997.
Installation work for The Art Fabric: Mainstream, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York, 1983.
Installation preparation for the historical quilt collection of Charles Rand Penney for a centennial exhibition at Castle/Sybron Corporation, Rochester, New York, 1983.