My History

Master of Fine Arts in Surface & Textile Design. East Carolina University.
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking & Drawing. East Carolina University.

Professor of Fibers, TTU’s Appalachian Center for Craft. All levels of surface design, weaving, related fiber courses, and Relief Printmaking.

Selective national & international exhibitions (juried and invitational):
2017 “New Conversations” invitational, Wyche Gallery, Whiteville, North Carolina
2016 Awarded Best of Show at “’Best of Tennessee” juried exhibition, Reese Museum, East Tennessee State University. Juror: Jerry Jackson, deputy director of Penland School of Crafts.
2014 Surface and Volume: Recent Work by Jeanne Brady & Vince Pitelka. Sarratt Gallery, Vanderbilt University.
2014 Continuing Conversations. Invitational. Barton Art Galleries, Wilson, N.C.
2013 Fiber Days Fashion Show 2013. Invitational. Juror: Liz Spear. Southern Highlands Craft Guild. Asheville, NC.
2011 Material Elements. Invitational. Faculty & student work that I curated for “Innovations in Textiles X,” St. Louis, MO.
2011 Imagine By Hand. Invitational. Faculty & Artist-in-Residence exhibition. Space 204 Gallery. Vanderbilt University, Nashville.
2010 Best of Tennessee Craft. Juried. MTSU Todd Hall Art Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN.
2010 Enchanted. Juried. Convergence 2010 Hand Weavers Guild of America conference, Albuquerque, NM.
2010 Crafting Contemporary Art: Art Studio Craft in Appalachia, Slocumb Gallery, ETSU. Invitational.
2010 42nd Annual National Juried Exhibition. Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, Iowa. Tracy Krumm, juror.
2010 Fiber Days Fashion Show of Wearable Art, Invitational. Juror: Liz Spear. Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC.
2009 Textere. Invitational. Faculty & student work that I curated for “Innovations in Textiles 8,” St. Louis, MO.
2009 Materiality. Invitational. Faculty & student work that I curated for the Athens Art Center, TN.
2009 Conversations. Invitational. Southeast Fiber Educator Association. Grey Art Gallery, East Carolina University & St. Andrews-Sewanee Gallery, TN.
2007 Spotlight 2007. American Craft Council juried exhibition. Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts.
2007 Cottonwood Summer: Revisiting Nature. Solo exhibition. TTU’s Appalachian Center for Craft.
2005 Crossing Boundaries, Maintaining Traditions, invitational exhibition. Center for Craft, Creativity & Design, Hendersonville, NC. Work toured to five other venues.
2005 Nashville Women Artists, invitational, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
2004 Fiberart International-biennial exhibition of contemporary fiberart, Pittsburgh, PA. Jurors: David McFadden, Sarah Quinton, and Barbara Lee Smith. On tour: at the Museum of Art & Design, NYC, and currently at the Bellevue Museum in Seattle.
2004 Tennessee Masterworks 2004. Invitational (Curator; Craig Nutt). Madison Art Center.
2004 Best of Tennessee Craft. TACA 2004 Biennial Exhibition. Juror: Toni Sikes. Tennessee State Museum, Nashville. Honorable mention award.
2003 Fiber Focus 2003 juried biennial exhibition, St. Louis, MO. Juror: Junco Sato Pollack.
2003 Cross-Sections: Processes and Materials Invitational Fibers Exhibition. East Tennessee State University Slocumb Galleries. Curator: Carol LeBaron.
2002 Migraine, Solo Exhibition of mixed media drawings centered on the theme of children and migraines. Held in conjunction with the Fifth International Symposium on Headaches in Children and Adolescents, Oberhausen, Germany.
2002 Handcrafted: A Juried Exhibition of Ceramics, Fiber, Glass, Metal, Wood Rocky Mount Arts Center, North Carolina. Juror: Ron Meyers.
2001 Fiber Focus 2001 Art St. Louis. Juror: Laurel Reuter. Award of Excellence.
2001 Eclectic Expressions: Works by Southeastern Textile Artists, Atlanta International Museum of Art & Design. Juror: Tomi Melson.

Selective Workshop Teaching:
2015 A New Twist! ACC weeklong workshop in hand spinning and dying wool and plant fibers.
2015 Personal memories on Cloth. Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts.
2013 Dying To Spin!, ACC weeklong workshop in hand spinning & wool dying.
2011 Spin & ply, Spin & Dye, ACC weeklong workshop in hand spinning & wool dying.
2010 Weaving in Response to Place. Penland School of Crafts. 2-week workshop, August 15-27.
2007 Spin and Dye, Spin and Ply. Wool spinning and dyeing workshop, Appalachian Center for Craft.
2004 Guerilla Patterning and Fabric Collage. Weeklong workshop, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts.
1998 Surface Design Workshops (2 three-day sessions). Dusseldorf, Germany.
1997 Surface Design Workshop (3 days). Dusseldorf, Germany.

Fiberarts Design Book Seven, Lark Books.
Southern Living
Surface Design Journal 25th Anniversary issue.
The Art and Craft of Handmade Books
Papermaking, Beautiful Papers & Projects to Make in a Weekend
American Craft

Selective Jurying:
2014 Master Artist/Apprentice Program. Funded by the Tennessee Arts Commission.
2011 Small Expressions. Handweaver’s Guild of America international juried competition. Tennessee State Museum.

Permanent corporate/business collections:
Evangelical Hospital Children’s Clinic. Oberhausen, Germany.
Boddie-Noell Enterprises. Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
R.J. Reynolds Corporation. Atlanta, Georgia.
East Carolina University, North Carolina.
Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, Florida.

Gallery Representation:
Shimai Gallery, Nashville, TN
Appalachian Center for Craft Gallery at the Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN