Selected Awards

2016

“Merit Award,” Handcrafted, Maria V. Howard Arts Center, Rocky Mount, North Carolina

2015

“Jurors Award,” 36th Annual Contemporary Craft, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona

2014

“2015 Niche Award Finalist,” Decorative Fiber and Basketry categories, Niche Magazine, Rosen Group

“3D Second Place,” 19th Juried Art Show, Schack Art Center, Everett, Washington.

“Merit Award,” Americas 2014: Paperworks, Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, Minot, North Dakota

“Lydon Emerging Artist Program Finalist for 2014,” Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

2012

“Jurors Award,” Northwest Fine Arts Competition, Phinney Neighborhood Association, Seattle, Washington

2011        

“Handweavers Guild of America Award,” “Small Expressions,” Handweavers Guild of America, Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, Tennessee

“Special Recognition,” 13th Annual Contemporary Art Online International Art Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery, online

“2011 Niche Award,” Basketry category, Niche Magazine, Rosen Group

2010

“Virginia Harvey-Design Award,” “Eye Dazzlers,” Convergence 2010, Albuquerque  Convention Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico

“Wally Award,” Yupo Corporation USA, Chesapeake, Virginia

“2nd Place,” “Handcrafted,” Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, North Carolina

2009

“2010 Niche Award Finalist,” Decorative Fiber category, Niche Magazine, Rosen Group

“Craft Ideal Award.” “The 6th Cheongju International Craft Competition,” Cheongju City, Chungbuk, Republic of Korea

“Best of Show - Innovative Design,” Web & Flow, Textile Center Joan Mondale Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

“Best in Show Purchase Award,” “Handcrafted,” Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, North Carolina

2008

“1st Place,” “River of Grass,” Convergence 2008, Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Florida

“Handweavers Guild of America Award,” “Living with Beauty, Handwoven Textiles for the Home”, Pikes Peak Weavers Guild, Manitou Springs, Colorado

2007

“2008 Niche Award Finalist,” Decorative Fiber Category, American Craft

“Jurors Award,” “28th Annual Contemporary Craft”, Mesa Contemporary Craft, Mesa, Arizona

2006

“Grand Champion,” Western Washington State Fair, Basketry, Master/Professional Division, Puyallup, Washington

“Arts Alive! Iris McLaughlin Memorial Award,” “Base Camp Juried Art Exhibition”, King County Fair, Enumclaw, Washington

2005

“Handweavers Guild of America Award,” Western Washington State Fair, Puyallup, Washington

“Grand Champion,” Western Washington State Fair, Basketry, Master/Professional Division, Puyallup, Washington

2004

“2nd Place,” Mountain Majesty, Convergence 2004 Denver - Fiber With an Altitude, Handweavers Guild of America, Denver, Colorado

“3rd Place,” Queen of the Plains, Convergence 2004 Denver - Fiber With an Altitude, Handweavers Guild of America, Denver, Colorado

“Award of Merit,” Crafts National 38, Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

2003

“Handweavers Guild of America Award,” Western Washington State Fair, Puyallup, Washington

“Grand Champion,” Western Washington State Fair, Basketry, Master/Professional Division, Puyallup, Washington

2002

“Grand Champion,” Western Washington State Fair, Basketry, Master/Professional Division, Puyallup, Washington

2001

“Purchase Award,” Art at the Port, Anacortes Arts Festival Juried Art Show, Anacortes, Washington

2000

“1st Place Basketry,” Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival Artshow, Mukilteo, Washington

1999

“Grand Champion,” Western Washington State Fair, Basketry, Master/Professional Division, Puyallup, Washington

 

Selected Exhibitions

2017

“Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America Exhibition,” Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri  

“Interwoven: Art meet Nature,” Highfield Hall & Gardens, Falmoth, Massachusetts

“Fiber Fusion,” Schack Art Center, Everett, Washington

“In the Gallery, Northwest Designer Crafstmen,” Koch Gallery, Vashon Center for the Arts, Vashon Island, Washington

2016

“Craftforms 2016,” Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pennsylvania

“Holding,” Newcastle Art Gallery, Cooks Hill Newcastle, NSW, Australia

“20th Annual,” Schack Art Center, Everett, Washington

“Handcrafted,“ Maria V. Howard Arts Center, Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Rose Center for the Arts, 2 person exhibition with Ruth Lantz, Lower Columbia College, Longview, Washington

2015

“36th Annual Contemporary Craft,” Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona

“Square,” Sponsored by the Textile Study Group of New York, Narthex Gallery at St. Peter’s Church. New York City, New York.

“Paper Transformed,” Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, Washington

“National Fiber Directions Exhibition 2015,” Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas

“Fantastic Fibers,” Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Kentucky

2014

“Pulp Function: Paper is the Medium,” Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey

“fiber,” Fitton Center for Creative Arts, Hamilton, Ohio

“Unexpected Weavings,” solo show, Jensen Art Center, Lynden, Washington

“Art We Use,” Dairy Barn Art Center, Athens, Ohio

“Americas 2014: Paperworks,” NW Art Center, Minot, North Dakota

“Reaching Beyond: The Northwest Designer Craftsmen at 60,” Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, Washington

2013        

“Fiberart International 2013,” Society for Contemporary Craft and the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

“Handcrafted,” Maria V. Howard Arts Center, Rocky Mount, North Carolina

“Baskets: More than Function,” solo show, Phinney Neighborhood Association, Seattle, Washington

“Beyond the Basketry Form,” solo show, Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, Tennessee

Joan Derryberry Art Gallery, solo show, Tennessee Tech, Cookeville, Tennessee

“3rd Annual Juried Exhibition,” Gallery 110, Seattle, Washington

2012

“BAM Biennial 2012: High Fiber Diet,” Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, Washington

“Crafts Embrace the World," Cheongju-si Korean Craft Museum Chungbu, South Korea

"Nature Inspired: Works by Jodie Garrison-Rabron, Dorothy McGuinness, and April Richardson," Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, Oregon

“Crafts National,”  Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University Topeka, Kansas

“Materials: Hard & Soft,” Greater Denton Arts Council Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, Texas

“Outside/Inside the Box,” Fiber Philadelphia 2012, Crane Art Building, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“Handcrafted,” Maria V. Howard Arts Center, Rocky Mount, North Carolina

2011

“Craft Forms 2011,” Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pennsylvania

“All Things Considered VI,” National Basketry Organization, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts

“Crossing Lines: The Many Faces of Fiber,” sponsored by the Textile Study Group of New York., Courtyard Gallery, The World Financial Center, New York New York

“Craft USA 2011,” Silvermine Gallery, New Canaan, Connecticut

“Small Expressions,” Hand Weavers Guild of America, Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, Tennessee

Blue Heron Gallery, 3 person exhibition, Vashon Island, Washington

“The 7th Cheongju International Craft Competition,” Cheongju City, Chungbuk, Republic of Korea

Fire House Gallery, solo exhibition, Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, Oregon

Helen S. Smith Gallery, solo exhibition, Green River Community College, Auburn, Washington

“Handcrafted,” Maria V. Howard Arts Center, Rocky Mount, North Carolina

2010

"Baskets: More than Function," solo exhibition, Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, North Carolina

“American Craft Today,” The Bascom, Highlands, North Carolina

Rose Center for the Arts, 2 person exhibition, Lower Columbia College, Longview, Washington

“Craft Forms 2010,” Wayne Arts Center, Wayne, Pennsylvania

“2010 Fine Contemporary Craft Exhibition,” Artspace, Raleigh, North Carolina

“Small Expressions 2010,” Convergence 2010, Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico

“Handcrafted,” Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, North Carolina

 

2009

“The 6th Cheongju International Craft Competition,” Cheongju City, Chungbuk, Republic of Korea

“Web & Flow,” Textile Center Joan Mondale Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota

“Focus on Fiber II,” Studio Channel Islands Art Center, Camarillo, California

“National Fiber Directions Exhibition 2009,” Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas

“Curious Nature,” two person show with Robin Germany, Gallery One, Ellensburg, Washington

“29th Annual Contemporary Craft,” Mesa Contemporary Craft, Mesa, Arizona

“Handcrafted,” Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, North Carolina

2008

“Woven Works,” Fitton Center for Creative Arts, Hamilton, Ohio

“Fabulous Fiber,” Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, New Jersey

“Beyond Basketry,” Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens Ohio, traveling show through 2010

“Small Expressions 2008," Convergence 2008, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida

Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts, 2 person show with Mimi Williams, South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia, Washington

“29th Annual Contemporary Craft,” Mesa Contemporary Craft, Mesa, Arizona

2007        

“The 5th Cheongju International Craft Competition,” Cheongju City, Chungbuk, Republic of Korea

“2007 Craft Biennial: A Biennial Review of NW Art & Craft,” Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, Oregon

“Pulp Function,” Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts

Blue Heron Gallery, 3 person show, Vashon Island, Washington

“28th Annual Contemporary Craft,” Mesa Contemporary Craft, Mesa, Arizona

2006

“The Art of Craft,” B.J. Spoke Gallery, Huntington, New York

“Crafts National 40," Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

“Small Expressions 2006," Convergence 2006, Grand Rapids, Michigan

“Basketry International,” National Basketry Organization, The Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, Ohio

2005

“The Art of Fine Craft National Juried Exhibition,” Elder Gallery, Nebraska Weslayan University, Lincoln, Nebraska

“Visions in Textiles,” From Tradition to Textile Art/Design of Tomorrow, 13th European Textile Network, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir State Art and Sculpture Museum, Izmer, Turkey

“1st International, Traditional and Designer Basketry Competition, Pinolere 2005,” Pinolere Ethnographic Museum. Pinolere, La Orotava, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

“2005 Craft Biennial: A Biennial Review of NW Art & Craft,” Oregon College of Art & Craft, Portland, Oregon

2004

“Fine Contemporary Craft Exhibition,” Artspace, Raleigh, North Carolina

“47th Chautauqua National Exhibition of American Art,” Chautauqua Center for the Visual Arts, Chautauqua, New York

“Crafts National 38," Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

“Basket Trends,” Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens Ohio

Blue Heron Gallery, 3 person show, Vashon Island, Washington

2003

“2003 Northwest Fine Arts Competition,” Phinney Center Gallery, Seattle, Washington

“Gifts from the Earth,” 9th Annual Feed the Body, Feed the Soul, Fitton Center for the Creative Arts, Hamilton, Ohio

“Art at the Port,” Anacortes Arts Festival Juried Art Show, Anacortes, Washington

“Sculpture and Fine Arts,” St Louis Artist’s Guild, St Louis, Missouri

“Edmonds Arts Festival,” Art Show, Edmonds, Washington

2002

“Port Townsend Art Show,” Port Townsend, Washington

“Fiber Arts 2002," Gallery 510 Arts Guild, LTD, Decatur, Illinois

“Crafts National 36," Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

“Gateway National,” Northwest New Mexico Arts Council, Farmington Museum, Farmington, New Mexico

“45th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition,” Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, North Carolina

2001

“Contemporary Baskets,” Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona

“The Wichita National 2001," Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas

“Art at the Port,” Anacortes Arts Festival Juried Art Show, Anacortes, Washington

“Edmonds Arts Festival,” Art Show, Edmonds, Washington

“A Celebration of American Basketry,” Amana Arts Guild Center, Amana Colony Basket Festival, High Amana, Iowa

“Textures,” two person show with Barbara Kuznetz, Arts West Gallery, Seattle, Washington

2000

“On/Of Paper: Works on Paper,” Snooks Gallery, Adams State College, Alamosa, Colorado

“Port Townsend Art Show,” Port Townsend, Washington

“Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival Juried Art Show,” Mukilteo, Washington.

“Edmonds Arts Festival,” Art Show, Edmonds, Washington

1998

“The Uncommon Basket,” Arts West Gallery and the Northwest Basket Weavers Guild, Seattle, Washington

“Intensity!” Convergence 1998 Atlanta, Rhythms & Hues, Handweavers Guild of America, Atlanta, Georgia

                

Education

August 2008                    

The Edge Professional Development Program for Visual Artists, Artists Trust, Port Townsend, Washington

 June 2008                    

Certificate in Fiber Arts, University of Washington Extension, Seattle, Washington

1990 -  2005                    

Studied with Jiro Yonezawa, Japanese basket maker and teacher, in over 30 workshops in Seattle and Marysville, Washington

 

Grants/Scholarships

2017

        National Basketry Organization, Scholarship for 9th Biennial Conference

2013        

                National Basketry Organization, Scholarship for 7th Biennial Conference

                Northeast Basketmakers Guild, Bill Pope Scholarship

2012        

                GAP Grant, Artist Trust

Working Artist Grant, WorkingArtist.org

2011                                

                Northwest Basket Weavers - Vi Phillips Basketry Guild, Guild Grant

Silvio & Eugenia Petrini Grant, Handweavers of Guild of America

2008                                .

                Northeast Basketmakers Guild, Founders Scholarship.

2007                                

                Northwest Basket Weavers - Vi Phillips Basketry Guild, Guild Grant

 

Collections

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Seattle Public Utilities’ Portable Works Collection, Seattle, Washington

Rocky Mount Arts Center Permanent Art Collection, Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Anacortes Arts Festival, Permanent Art Collection, Anacortes, Washington

Janet & Carl Eskridge, Lincoln, Nebraska

Jane & William Bremner, Seattle, Washington

Anne Hopkins, Bellingham, Washington

 

Selected Bibliography

Artistry in Fiber, Vol. 2: Sculpture, Anne Lee, E. Ashley Rooney

TextileArt Around the World, from Textile-link.com

500 Paper Objects, Lark Books

National Basketry Organization, Featured Artist, Fall 2011 issue

Kakishibu: Traditional Persimmon Dye of Japan, Conrad, Chris

500 Handmade Dolls, Lark Books

Emerging Artist 2007 Calendar, month of November

500 Baskets, Lark Books

The 2006 Sedrat Arts Calendar, month of April

Teapots, Makers and Collectors, Dona Z. Meilach

The Weekend Crafter: Paper Crafting, Terry Taylor

The Complete Book of Gourd Craft, Ginger Summit & Jim Widess

 

Affiliations

1990-present                                    The Northwest Basket Weavers, Vi Phillips                                                                                                              

                                                Basketry Guild, Seattle, Washington

1995-present                                                       Handweavers Guild of America

2000-present                                                       National Basketry Organization

2003-present                                                       American Craft Council

2006-present                                                       Northwest Designer Craftsmen

2011-present                                                       Surface Design Association

2011-present                                     Textile Study Group of New York