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Bio:
My grandmother was a lady’s tailor in London. The seeds of her influence were planted early with a gift of a toy sewing machine and fabrics of assorted patterns and textures.

After graduating from Massachusetts College of Art with a BA in painting, my work evolved from thick paint and texture into quilted, stuffed and painted pieces and then into tapestry. I did production weaving for a number of years but I set this aside as my focus shifted to tapestry. The paper weavings over the last few year are a form of quick sketches, allowing me to work through new ideas and images. These pieces are evolving into woven tapestries.

Education:
Bachelor of Fine Art, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

Awards:
2012 Best in Weaving Award in Living with Crafts Exhibit at the 79th Annual Craftmen's Fair
2010-11 American Tapestry Biennial 8, Elder Gallery in Lincoln, Nebraska and The American Textile
       History Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts awarded First Prize
2009 Textile Territory, Gallery at 100 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH, Honorable Mention
2007/08 Commissioned by NH State Council on the Arts to create award for 2007 Governor Arts Award
2006 Craft National 2006, Lancaster Museum of Art, PA awarded one of ten prizes
2004 Best in Weaving Award in Living with Crafts Exhibit at 71st NH League of Craftsmen Annual Sunapee Fair
1997/98 Individual Artist Fellowship awarded by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
1995 The Handweavers of America Award in Craft America ‘95 Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
1993/94 Individual Artist Fellowship awarded by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
1992 Crafts National 26, Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University awarded Prize
1990 Best in Weaving Award, Living with Crafts Exhibit, 56th NH League of Craftsmen Annual Sunapee Fair

Publications:
3-D Art Lab for Kids, Susan Schwake, 2013
FIBERARTS, Summer issue 2011
HANDWOVEN, November/December 2010
FIBERARTS Design Book Seven published spring of 2004 by Larkbooks
GODS IN GRANITE: The Art of the White Mountains of New Hampshire by Robert L. McGrath,
      February 2001, Syracuse University Press
FIBERARTS Design Book Six published fall of 1999 by Larkbooks
CAREERS IN CRAFTS by Ellywn Hayslip in spring 0f 1999 by Deer Run Press
HANDWOVEN, Fall issue 1996
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT, spring 1996
FIBERARTS Design Book Five published in fall of 1995 by Larkbooks
New Hampshire HOME, the holiday issue 1995

Exhibitions:
2016 If Trees Could Talk, Twiggs Gallery, WCA/NH, Boscawen, NH
2015-16 STI4: Honoring Tradition, Orville Hanchey Gallery, Natchitoches, LA; Dover, DE;
        and Raleigh, NC
2015-16 Out of This World, Children's Museum of New Hampshire, Dover, NH
2015 Flight, Children's Museum of New Hampshire, Dover, NH
2015 Fractured Landscape, Michael Currier Center Gallery, Putney School, Putney, VT
2015 Power of Nature, WCA/NH, Karl Drerup Art Gallery, Plymouth State, Plymouth, NH
2014-15 Art of the Cloth, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH, George School, Newtown, PA,
        Deerfield Academy, South Deerfield, MA
2014 Gifts From Our Hands:What We Do Best, League of NH Craftsmen Gallery, Concord, NH
2014 Tell Me a Story, Cunningham Gallery, Jaffrey Civic Center, Jaffrey, NH
2014 Blocks in the Landscape, Emporium Framing & Gallery, South Berwick, ME
2014 TWiNE 2014, URI Feinstein Gallery, Providence, RI
2014 Amusements, Narrows Gallery, Fall River, NH
2013 Threshold, Carolyn Jenkins Gallery, WCA-NH, Concord, NH
2013 A Piece of TWiNE, Imagine Art Gallery, Northampton, MA
2013 Fore Art!, Colaborative minature golf course, artstreams, Rochester, NH
        and Newport Library Gallery Newport, NH
2013 6X6 Show, WCA/NH, artstreams, Rochester, NH
2012-3 American Tapestry Biennial 9, American Tapestry Bienial 9, The Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, OH
        and Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne IN
2012 Add Women & Stir, WCA/NH, Library Arts Center, Newport, NH
2012 Living with Crafts at the 79th Annual Craftsmen's Fair, Mount Sunapee Resort, Newbury NH
2012 Emergence, Inaugural Art Exhibition at The Great Hall, Springfield, VT
2012 Pacific Portals 2012, Long Beach Public Library, Long Beach, CA
2012 Sense of Wonder, Children Museum of New Hampshire, Dover, NH
2012 Threads of Tapestry, Emporium Framing and Gallery, South Berwick, ME
2012 What is Home? Children Museum of New Hampshire, Dover, NH
2011-12 Woven Stories:Contemporary Tapestries, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY,
2011 National Fiber Directions Exhibition 2011, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS
2010-11 American Tapestry Biennial 8, Elder Gallery in Lincoln, Nebraska and The American Textile
       History Museum in Lowell, MA
2010 The Fractured Landscape, The Gallery at Wren, Bethlehen, NH
2010 Twist of Lyme, Long River Studios, WCA-NH, Lyme, NH
2009 Textile Territory, The Gallery at 100 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH
2009 Art Beyond Sight, NH Art Association, Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH
2008 Land, The Tapestry Foundation of Victoria Award Exhibit, Canberra, Australia
2008 Woven Gems: Small Format Tapestry, Teco Placa Art Gallery, Tampa, FL
2008 Paste-Up 2008, Ayers Loft Gallery, Lowell, MA
2007 Celebrate!, League of NH Craftsmen, Gallery 205, Concord, NH
2006 Fractured Landscape: Paper Weavings & Tapestries, American Tapestry Alliance online exhibit
2006 By the Hand, A National Juried Exhibit of Craft, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA
2006 Craft National 2006, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA
2006 Folks in Fiber, Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA
2005 Small Works Exhibit, Fiber Art Center, Amherst, MA
2005 National Juried Exhibition: Re-Visioning, Women’s Caucus for Art, Maitland, FL
2004 High Tech – Hand Made, Gallery 205, Concord, NH and NH Institute of Art, Manchester, NH
2003 Juried Members’ Exhibit, Fiber Art Center, Amherst, MA
2003 Envisioned in a Pastoral Setting, Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT
2002 Craft Forms 2002, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
2001 2001 Biennial Exhibition, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH
2001 Hanging By a Thread, The Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH
2001 Half-Passed 12: Moments in Tapestry, The Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles, IL
2000 American Tapestry Biennial III, Northern Kentucky University; and Bayeux Gallery, Denver, CO
1999 ITNET 2000: Tapestries at the Millennium, International Juried Tapestry Exhibit on the Internet
1998 THE POST-PASTORAL, New Images of New England Landscape, Hood Museum, Hanover, NH
1996 American Tapestry Biennial I, ATA, Oak Ridge Art Center in TN, So. Illinois Univ. Museum,
          WB Gray Gallery in NC, Foothills Art Center in CO
1996 21st Annual Juried Exhibit, League of NH Craftsmen, St. Anselm College Manchester, NH
1995 Rethinking the Natural, Austin Museum of Art, Austin, TX 2 year traveling exhibit
1995 Craft America ’95, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
1995 Taste of Tapestry, Student Union Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
1994 Fiber At the End of the Century, Corvallis Art Center, Corvallis, OR
1994 Traditional Roots: Contemporary Responses, New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord, NH
1993 1993 National Tapestry Invitational, Northern Arizona University Gallery, Flagstaff, AZ
1992 Crafts National 26, Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, PA
1991 National Tapestry Outlook Exhibition, ATA, Rockbridge Alum Springs, Goshen, VA
1991 Fiber Celebrated ‘91, Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO
1990 Fiberworks, Two person show, Leighton/Tracy Gallery, Mills Falls, Meredith, NH
1986 4th New Hampshire Crafts Biennial, Manchester Institute of Arts, Science, Manchester, NH
1984 Fiber National ’84, Access to the Arts, Inc., Adams Memorial Gallery, Dunkirk, NY
1976 Worcester Art Museum, 55 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA
1973 New Talent Under 35, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA