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2022            T2 Dance Company Collaboration, October, Boulder, CO

                    Plantarium: International Online Group Exhibition, September

                    Small Works, Big Ideas, Women's Caucus for Art Colorado, September, Denver, CO

                    Art Inspired by the Land, City of Boulder Open Space Dept, August, Boulder, CO 

2021            Plein Air with a Twist, by Invitation, 1st Place Twist Award Winner, Boulder, CO  

                    Excellence in Fiber VI, Fiber Art NOW, New Bedford Art Museum, MA                      

                    Viral Influence, The Arvada Center, Arvada, CO

                    Theater 29, Featured Artist and collaborative Playbox contributor, Denver, CO

                    Excellence in Fiber VI, Fiber Art NOW, New Bedford Art Museum, MA

2020            Creating During Covid, The Collective, Lafayette, CO

                    Guns: Loaded Conversations, Studio Art Quilts Associates, San Jose Museum of

                    Quilts & Textiles; New England Quilt Museum, Lowel, MA; Festival of Quilts,                                                          Birmingham, England; traveling exhibit 2018-2020                            

                    Drawing A (Blank), The Boulder Museum, Boulder, CO

2019            The Language of Thread, The Collective, Solo Invitational, Lafayette, CO

                    Muse Performance Space, semi-permanent loan of artwork on exhibit

                    Texture of Familiar, Muse Performance Space, Invitation

2018            A Persistent Path to Identity, The Collective, Lafayette, CO

2017            Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora, George Washington

                       University, The Textile Museum, Washington D.C.

2017            Material World, Bricolage Gallery, Boulder, CO2016            

                    Extreme Fibers: Textile Icons and the New Edge, Muskegon Museum of Art;

                       Dennos Museum Center, Travers City, MI

          , Summer exhibition and interview, on-line                              

2015            In/Visible, Saint George Art Museum, Invitational, Saint George, UT

                    Innovators and Legends: Generations in Textiles, Invitational, Muskegon Museum                                                    of Art, traveling exhibit

2014            Own an Original, Littleton Museum, Littleton, CO

                    In/Visible, Mesa Contemporary Art Museum, Solo Exhibit, Mesa, AZ

                    Contemporary Fiber: Colorado Invitational, Helikon Gallery, Denver, CO

2013            Threads of Change:  Contemporary Colorado Textiles, Invitational, Foothills Art                                                        Center, Golden, CO

2012            Currency, Allen Priebe Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

                    Happenstance, Helander Dance Theater, collaboration, Boulder, CO

2011            In/Visible Labor/ Invisible Laborer, Dairy Center for the Arts, Solo Exhibit, Boulder, CO

                    Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, Invitational, Ontario, Canada

                    Lafayette Cesar Chavez Celebrations, Lafayette Library

2010            The Art of the Stitch, Invitational, San Diego, CA

                    Empty Spaces, Helander Dance Theater, collaboration, B oulder, CO

                    The Lines That Divide, Solo, Old Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, CO

2009            Points of Departure, Surface Design Association, Kansas City, MO

2008            MFA Thesis Show: Unwearable War, Kurfman, Gallery, Colorado State University
                    Patriotism: The Last Refuge, Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art

2007            Ft Collins Studio Tour Show, Ft Collins Museum of Contemporary Art
                    Colorado's Small Stitches, Tointon Gallery, Greely, Colorado
                    MFA Candidates show, Kurfman Gallery, Colorado State University

2006            Schacht Student Showcase at Convergence    
                    Myths of Freedom, Glass Gallery, Colorado State University
                    Material Witness, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO

2004            Small Works for Small Spaces, Quilt Festival, Lowell, MA
                    Fiber Celebration 2002 & 2003, Fort Collins and Estes ParkCO

2002            Quilt-21, American Art Quilts for the 21st Century, Lowell, MA,
                    East Boulder County Studio Tour, founder, Boulder County, CO through 2009

2001            A Very Fine Day, Solo Exhibition, Macky Auditorium, CU, Boulder, Invitational
                    Tactile Architecture, Houston, TX
                    Faces of Women, Las Vegas, NM

2000            Natural Abstractions, Lafayette Public Library, Lafayette, CO

1997            Earth Energy, Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, CO

 Grants, Awards and Residencies

                    Caribou Ranch Artist in Residence, Boulder County, CO 2020

                    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Artist in Residence program Finalist, 2020

                    Brush Creek Artist Residency, Saratoga, WY, 2016

                    Sustainable Arts Foundation Grant Awardee, 2015

                    Sustainable Arts Foundation Finalist, 2014

                    Brush Creek Artist Residency, Saratoga, WY, 2014

                    Jentel Artist Residency, Banner, WY, 2013

                    Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission Grant, I Volunteer Because…, 2012

                    Boulder County Arts Alliance NeoData Fellowship Grant, 2011

                    Boulder County Arts Alliance Community Arts Fund Grant, first ever awarded, 2011

                    Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission Grant, Latino Boys Leadership Group, 2011

                    Addison Mini-Grant, Boulder County Arts Alliance, 2010

                    Interweave Press Fibers Scholarship, 2005, 2006, 2007
                    Lafayette Cultural Arts Commission Grant, Self-Portrait Project, 5th Grade Bilingual                                                Elementary School Mentor Program, 2004
                    Bernina Award for Innovation in Machine Embroidery, Quilt 21: American Art Quilts                                                for the 21st Century, Lowell, MA, 2002


                    Dimensional Cloth: Sculpture by Contemporary Textile Artists, Andra F. Stanton,                                                    Schiffer Publishing, June 2018.

                    Fiber Art Book, Dina Al Azama, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Jan 2018.

                    FiberArt Now, “Textile Icons and the New Edge,” by Art Martin, Fall 2015.

                    Colorado Public Radio, “Weekend Arts Roundup,” June 5, 2014.

                    Art Musings, “Social Justice Meets Sewing Machine,” Lynn Trimble, May 5, 2014.

                    FOX News, KSHZ-PHX, Phoenix, AZ, May 18, 2014.

                    Longmont Times Call, Longmont, CO, “Art Infused With Politics,” Quentin Y               2010.

                    Machine Embroidery: Techniques and Inspiration for Fiber Art, Carol Shinn,                                                        Interweave Press, Spring 2009.

                    FiberArts Magazine, Student Showcase, Nov/Dec 2008.
                    Surface Design Journal, Fall 2003.


                    Master of Fine Arts: Fiber Art, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 2008

                    Certificate of Women’s Studies, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 2008

                    Bachelor of Arts, International Relations, College of Wooster, OH 1986

Teaching Experience

                    Drawing Without Looking, Boulder Museum, Boulder CO

                    Layered Silk Screen, Lafayette, CO

                    Art Camp for Women, Estes Park, CO

                    Firestone Elementary, Artist Residency and Project Instructor

                    Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Teaching Assistant to Carol Shinn
                    Colorado State University, Teaching Assistant, Women's Studies
                    Penland School of Crafts, Teaching Assistant to Ilze Aviks
                    Colorado State University, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Fibers

                    Pioneer Elementary, Artist Mentorship and Project Coordinator

                    Dyeing to Dye, Community Fabric dyeing classes, Lafayette, CO

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