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 PUBLICATIONS

2018 and 2011 The Laurel of Asheville – Featured Cover Artist
2018 Radio InterviewArt Speaks – WEHC 90.7
2017 North Carolina Literary Review 2017 – Online Publication
2015 A Drawing Discourse – University of North Carolina, Asheville, North Carolina Cover image at Exhibition Catalouge
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
1999 & 2004 Fiberarts Design Books Six and Seven – Published by Lark Books

SELECT GRANTS AND AWARDS

2016 Jurors Award – Grace Centre 14th Annual Juried Exhibition – Grace Centre Gallery, Mills River, North Carolina – Curator: G. Carol Bomer
2015 Jurors Award – A Drawing Discourse, University of North Carolina
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

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019 Imaginary Topographies: Fragments – Upstairs Artspace- Small Works Gallery, Tryon, North Carolina
2018 Through the Lens: colorful observations – Panoramic Gallery, William King Museum, Abingdon, Virginia
2015 Opaque Transparencies, Mica Gallery, Bakersville, North Carolina
2015 Selected Works – Grace Community Church and Arts Center – Mills River, North Carolina
2012 Focus Gallery Exhibition – Folk Art Center, Asheville, North Carolina
2011 Descriptions of Nature – Textile Collages, North Carolina Crafts Gallery, Carrboro, North Carolina

SELECT EXHIBITIONS

2018

Into the Blue – Invitational Group exhibition, Blue Spiral One, Asheville, North Carolina

2017

Winter Show – Greenhill Center for North Carolina Art, Greesboro, North Carolina
Summer Instructor Exhibition – Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Black and White Works – Mica Gallery, Bakersville, North Carolina
Abstract – Invitational Exhibition – Haywood County Arts Council, Waynesville, North Carolina
The Fine Art of Contemporary Crafts V – Watson-Macrae Gallery, Sannibel Island, Florida

2016

Grace Centre 14th Annual Juried Exhibition – Grace Centre Gallery, Mills River, North Carolina, Curator: G. Carol Bomer
Cherry Bounce – Appalachian Art and American Politics – William King Museum, Abingdon, Virginia
The Boating Party – 2016 – Burke County Arts Council, Morganton, North Carolina – Curator: Lindsay Barrick
The Fine Art of Contemporary Craft – Watson MacRae Gallery, Sanibel Island, Florida
Seasonal Guest Artist – Mica Gallery, Bakersville, North Carolina

2015

The Boating Party – Invitational Exhibition – Fanjoy – Labrenz Gallery, Hickory, North Carolina, Curator-Lindsay Barrick
Carolina’s Got Art – Juried Exhibition, Elder Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina
Solo Exhibition – Grace Community Church and Arts Center, Mills River, North Carolina
A Drawing Discourse – University of North Carolina, Asheville, North Carolina, Jurors Award, Chosen for cover of Exhibition Catalogue

2014

The Masters – Haywood County Arts Council, Waynesville, North Carolina
Evolving / Revolving – Ann Tower Gallery, Lexington, Kentucky
Contemporary Fibers – Burke County Arts Council, Morganton, North Carolina
Landscape: Different Views – Watson-MacRae Gallery, Sanibel Island, Florida

2013

Group Exhibition – North Carolina Crafts Gallery, Carrboro, North Carolina
Breaking Ground- innovative Craft Handmade in America, Asheville, North Carolina
Solo Exhibition – Opaque Transparencies Mica Gallery, Bakersville, North Carolina
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

GALLERY AFFILIATIONS

Mountain Blue Gallery – Banner Elk, North Carolina
Blue Spiral One – Asheville, North Carolina
Mica Gallery – Bakersville, North Carolina
Miya Gallery – Weaverville, North Carolina
Penland Gallery – Penland, North Carolina
EcoDepot Marketplace – River Arts District, Asheville, North Carolina

EDUCATION

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