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EDUCATION

1996 MFA University of Washington; Seattle, Washington
1989 BFA University of the Arts Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

FELLOWSHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

1997 – 2001 Penland School of Crafts; Penland, North Carolina, Artist in Residence
1992 – 1994 Penland School of Crafts; Penland, North Carolina, Fellowship Student
1996 – 1997 Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts; Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Artist in Residence

SELECT GRANTS AND AWARDS

2011 Regional Artist Project Grant – Buncombe County, North Carolina, North Carolina Arts Alliance and the North Carolina Arts Council
2010 Honorable Mention – Carolina’s Got Art – Elder Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2013 Breaking Ground- innovative Craft
Handmade in America, Asheville, North Carolina
May- June – Opaque Transparencies
Mica Gallery, Bakersville, North Carolina
May – Caldwell County Arts Council
Lenoir, North Carolina

2012 Earthly Delights- an Exhibition of Fiber and Clay
Ackland Museum Store, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Focus Gallery Exhibition – Folk Art Center, Asheville, North Carolina
Dualities – An Exhibition of Fiber and Clay – Avery County Arts Council, Linville, North Carolina
25th Anniversary Artists-in-Residence Exhibition
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee

2011 Crafted – HandMade in America, Asheville, North Carolina
Art in Bloom 2011 – Black Mountain Center for the Arts- Invitational Exhibition
Descriptions of Nature- Textile Collages – One-Person Show
North Carolina Crafts Gallery, Carrboro, North Carolina
Inaugural Naples International Contemporary Crafts Exhibition – Juried Exhibition
Longstreth Goldberg Arts Center, Naples, Florida
L.I.N.T – . Ladies in New Textile Group Exhibition
Gallery 86, Waynesville, North Carolina

2010 American Craft Today – Juried Exhibition – The Bascom, Highlands, North Carolina
Carolina’s Got Art – Juried Exhibition – Elder Gallery
Charlotte, North Carolina – Honorable Mention – Chosen for traveling exhibition
Foundations and Explorations – an Exhibition of Clay and Fiber
Invitational Exhibition – Mesh Gallery, Morganton, North Carolina
Medley – Invitational Exhibition, Wayne County Arts Council

2009 Winter Show – Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art
L.I.N.T. Ladies in New Textile Group Exhibition
Focus Gallery at Grovewood Gallery, Asheville, North Carolina
Appalachian Regional Commission – Work lent to U.S Congress office buildings in Washington DC by members of the Southern Highlands Craft Guild

2008 Invitational Group Exhibition – Focus Gallery at Grovewood Gallery, Asheville, NC

SELECT PUBLICATIONS

2011 The Laurel of Asheville – Featured Cover Artist – May Issue 2011
2010 WNC Magazine – Lifestyle Department – September Issue 2010 and ‘Love It’ – November/ December Issue 2010
2009 Freestyle Machine Embroidery- Techniques and Inspiration for Fiber Art Author: Carol Shinn, Interweave Press – 2009
1999 & 2004 Fiberarts Design Books Six and Seven – Published by Lark Books,