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Exhibits, Awards & Installations

Oct. 2001: First Place in Boone County Specialty at the Boone County Bank Show, Columbia MO, for nuno felt and silk organza panel, “Before the Light Recedes”

Sept. 2001: Best of Show in “Wood, Metal, Fiber,” at the Columbia Art League, Columbia MO for felt tapestry, “California Sister:

June, 2001: First Place in Surface Design, Fiber Art Exhibit at Fiberfest, Kirtland OH;Honorable Mention for fashion show entry at the Midwest Weavers Conference, Edwardsville ILExhibit of felt tapestries in Eugene OR during Fiber Festival Week

Oct. 26-Dec. 14, 2000: Exhibitor in “Four Friends, Faux Frocks,” Davis Art Gallery, Stephens College, Columbia MO

Sept. 23-24, 2000: First Place in Fiber for Felt Kimono “Sky People Watch Over Us,” Boone County Art Show, Columbia MO

June 20-26, 2000: Convergence 2000 Cincinnati, Handweavers Guild of America Convention.

Two wearable art pieces juried into “We Make the Fashion” fashion show; Tibetan Panel Coat of bonded felt shown

in “Collaborations”; Felt Kimono “Sky People Watch Over Us” shown in Leader’s Exhibit

April 6- May 31, 2000: “Wabi Sabi: the Perfect Moment,” an exhibition of Japanese inspired

wearable art and wall hangings, at the Golden Hippo Gallery, Columbia MO, with Peter Noce

 April 29, 2000: Best of Show in Missouri Fiber Artists Fashion Show for “Metamorphosis,” a Tibetan panel coat of

hand-made nuno felt; three pieces chosen for the traveling show from the Members’ Exhibit; awarded a scholarship to

attend the “Secrets of Paris Fashion” seminar at the Paris American Academy, January 2001

April 6 – May 25, 2000: Sievers Art Show, Beaver Dam WI; silk shibori dyed and pleated scarves and wall hangings

March 25 – April 29, 2000: “A New Twist on Fibers,” Columbia Art League, Columbia MO, third place for “Grapevine Glory,”

a kimono of nuno felt and shibori silk gauze lined with hand-painted silk habotai

March 19-April 22, 2000: East Meets West: An Exhibition of Asian-Western Art,” St. Louis Artists Guild, four works of shibori and felt tapestry

Nov. – Dec. 1999: Exhibition of “Invoking Gold” kimono in the Stephens College Mid-Missouri Faculty Art ShowLabor Day Weekend, 1996-99: Indigo Dyeing of Shibori Patterns at the Japanese Festival, Missouri Botanical Gardens, St. Louis MO

Sept. 1999- ArtWear ’99 – Gallery and Show, Fort Collins CO, 5 ensembles shown

June 18 – July 24 ’99: “Threads of the Imagination,” a collection of wearable art at the St. Louis Artists’ Guild

Sept. 1998: ArtWear ’98: Gallery and Show, Fort Collins CO

June 1998: “Focus on Fiber,” Columbia Art League, Columbia MO, shibori 

May 1998: Excellence Award for Kimono in Gallery Show of Missouri Fiber Artists

March 6-9, 1998: “Rags 98″ Gallery and Marketplace, shibori work, American Art Company Gallery, Tacoma WA

March 6-April 3: “Ten in Textiles” exhibition at Craft Alliance, St. Louis MO, five shibori scarves

Jan.-Feb., 1998: “Fifty Fantastic Years of Fiber Art,” Davis Art Gallery, Stephens College, Columbia MO, shibori and felt pieces

Nov.-Dec., 1997: “Two by Two,” Couples Working in Art, Davis Art Gallery, Stephens College, Columbia MO, shibori and felt

Dec. 5, 6, 7, 1997: Installation of shibori work at the Visual Dialogues Gallery, St. Louis MO

June-July 1997: “Celebrating Fiber,” Columbia Art League, Columbia MO, “Many Protectors,” a shibori wall hanging

Sept. 1996: “Kimonos and More,” at the Legacy Gallery, Columbia MO, shibori kimonos andCyber Samurai kimono sculpture

Aug. 1996: “Fiberfest Fiber Art Show and Gallery,” Kalamazoo MI, third place for felt tapestry, “Empty”

May 1996: Missouri Fiber Artists Exhibit and Fashion Show, shibori silk selected for prize

April 1996: “Three Sisters: Works in Fiber,” a three-woman show at the Columbia Art League, Columbia MO

March 1995: Missouri Fiber Artists Exhibit: two pieces selected for Traveling Show, indigo shibori scarf and “What the Snake Told Me”

Aug. 1994: “Jewelry and Other Bodily Adornments,” Columbia Art League, First Place for “Crow Shaman’s Jacket,” and Second Place for “Felted Shawl”

March 1993: Missouri Fiber Artists onference Exhibit and Fashion Show: two pieces selected for the Traveling Show, “Feminine Protection”

Feb. 1993: Honorable Mention for “Feminine Protection,” in Columbia Art League Show, “Works of Whimsy,” Columbia MO

Sept. 1992: “World Weaving for Peace and Harmony,” Social Art Project for Missouri Fall Festival, Columbia MO with Peter Noce

April 1991: Missouri Fiber Artist Conference Exhibit, First Place in Redefinition of Fiber for “User Friendly 2,

also selected for Traveling Show, and First Place for Best Use of Technique for “Ikat-Dyed Kimono Top” in Fashion Show

April 1991: “Weaving a Global Web,” Social Art Participatory Project with Peter Noce

March 1989: Missouri Fiber Artists Conference Exhibit at the Columbia Art League

Sept. 1989: “Weaving the Dream of Peace,” Social Art Project with Peter Noce

April 1988: “Weaving a World of Harmony,” Social Art Project with Peter Noce

May 1988: “”Five Women Artists,” Invitational Exhibit at the Fulton Art League, Fulton MO

Aug. 1986-Oct.1996: Annual Faculty Art Show, William Woods University, Fulton MO

 

 

Fiber Arts Teaching and Demonstration

Indigo Dyeing at Columbia College, Columbia MO, Sept. 2001

Demonstration of indigo shibori dyeing at the Japanese Festival in the Missouri Botanical Gardens,St. Louis MO, Labor Day Weekend 2001

Presentation of shibori dyeing and nuno felting works at the Paris American Academy, Paris, France, January 2001

Demonstration of indigo shibori dyeing at the Japanese Festival in the Missouri Botanical Gardens, St. Louis MO, Labor Day Weekend 2000

“Nuno Feltmaking: Laminating Wool to Silk Fabric,” and “What Is ‘Nuno’ Felt?”, workshops taught at Convergence

2000 Cincinnati, Handweavers Guild of America Convention, June 23 and 24 Shibori Workshops, Ashland MO, May, July, Dec. 1999

Visiting Artist at Stephens College, Columbia MO, to assist in Printmaking on Fabric class, Fall 1999, teaching shibori, silk painting, batikShibori Workshop, assisted Yoshiko Wada at Fiber Focus workshop, St. Louis MO, June 1999

Color Energy Workshop, Lewis and Clark Fiber Guild, Alton IL, March 1999

Indigo Dyeing and Shibori Workshop, Hollywood MD, April 1999

Nuno Felting and Shibori Workshop, St. Louis Weavers Guild, , St. Louis MO, Feb. 1999

Shibori Workshop at Wolf’s Point Studio, Lupus MO, Jan. 1998

Shibori Workshops at the St. Louis Artists Guild, Oct. 1997 and April 1998

Indigo Dyeing and Shibori Workshop, Ojai CA, March 1997

Shibori Demonstrations at the Japanese Festival, Missouri Botanical Gardens, 1996-99

Weaving and Fiber Art, William Woods University, 1986-1996

Shibori Workshops presented in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, 1994

Shibori Workshops presented at the Missouri Fiber Artists Conferences, 1994, 95, 96

Shibori Workshops presented at The Purple Spider Fiber Studio, Ashland, 1995

Workshop Leader (Shibori, Rigid Heddle Weaving, Card Weaving, Navajo Weaving, Dyeing classes) at Fiberfest, Kalamazoo MI and Lakeland OH, 1994-1998

Presenter at Precious Fibers Congress, Angora Workshop, three-day, May 1988, Berea KY

Fiber Arts (Spinning, Angora) at the Bethel Sheep and Wool Festival, Labor Day Weekends, 1987-89

Spinning Classes at the Weavers Store, Columbia MO 1980-1990

 

 

Offices

President, Columbia Weavers and Spinners Guild, 1990-92

Vice-President, Columbia Weavers and Spinners Guild, 1989-90

Newsletter Editor, Columbia Weavers and Spinners Guild, 1989-91

Newsletter Editor, Missouri Fiber Artists, 1991-93

Scholarship Committee Chair, Missouri Fiber Artists, 1996-2000

Corresponding Secretary, Missouri Fiber Artists, 2000-2002

 

 

Publications

Completely Angora, a book on raising Angora rabbits, co-authored with Leslie Samson, first edition, 1988, second edition, 4th printing, 1992; Samson Angoras, Ontario Canada

“Sensitivity and Sense: A Closer Look at Allergies to Fiber,” co-authored with Leslie Samson, in Spin-Off magazine, summer edition, 1990, Interweave Press, Loveland CO

“Shibori: Fiber Treatment with a Twist,” Fiberfest Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 4, Summer 1994, Hastings MI

“Shibori Christmas Ornaments,” Fiberfest Magazine, Vol.2, No. 1, Fall 1994, Hastings MI

 

Employment History

1996-present: Self-employed Artist, Ashland MO, specializing in shibori dyeing, nuno felting, silk wearables and wall art

1984-1996: Instructor in English Composition, Journalism, and Public Relations in English Dept.; Instructor in Weaving and Fiber Art in Art Dept., William Woods University, Fulton MO

Summer 1991 and 1992: teaching of Weaving and Native American Studies at William Woods Summer Academy; teaching of Art at Churchill Academy, Westminster College, Fulton MO

Spring 1992, 1993: teaching of English to Nagoya Women’s University students from Japan in International Studies Program at William Woods University, Fulton MO

1978-1984: freelance writing for various publications and MO state organizations; teacher of calligraphy, spinning, weaving and other crafts for private groups and the University of MO, Columbia; substitute teaching for Southern Boone County school district

1977-1978:Director, Project E.A.T., a federally-funded grant for nutrition education in Boone County, MO

1976-1977: Volunteer Specialist and Newsletter Editor for the Missouri Department of Aging, Jefferson City MO

1972-1974: Secretary, Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife, University of MO, Columbia

1970-1972: Substitute teaching, St. Louis City School District, St. Louis MO

1969-1970: Technical Writer, NASA, Bendix Field Engineering, Washington D.C.

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