Fiber Art

Bronze, woven metal and fabricated metal sculptures from 2000s

My primary passion is weaving.  I have been weaving for almost 40 years and during that time have woven many things – from clothing to functional and two dimensional to three dimensional art concept.  Here’s a glimpse into my past and present work.

                   Clothing examples from the 1980s and 1990s

Artist and teacher, I have exhibited in juried art shows and exhibits, owned and operated a fiber arts gallery and custom textile studio, created work for commissions, presented to various fiber arts organizations and taught workshops around the country.

Woven metal jewelry

Weaving with wire is the workshop I typically teach to other weavers – it has so many possibilities!  Basketry also lends itself beautifully to the woven metal material.  Here are some examples of basketry I have created:

Woven metal basketry

Workshops and Presentations

  • The Future of Fibers, Contemporary Handweavers of Texas State Conference, Addison, TX, May 2013
  • Weaving with Wire, Contemporary Handweavers of Texas Fall Retreat, Brownwood, TX, Oct. 2012
  • Weaving with Wire, San Antonio Weaving Guild, San Antonio, TX, Mar. 2012

Awards

  • Contemporary Handweavers of Texas, Addison, TX, 2013 – First Place Basketry
  • Dallas Art Education Association Professional Show, Dallas, TX, 2005 – First Place 3D Art
  • Fuego y Alma Collegiate Art Competition, Denton, TX, 2004 – First Place
  • Dallas Handweavers and Spinners Guild Juried Show, Dallas, TX, 2004 – Awards of 
Excellence, Art Concept and Jeanne Young Kudlicki Award for Interiors
  • Richland College, Annual Student Art Competition, 2003 – First Place Drawing
  • Contemporary Handweavers of Texas, San Antonio, TX, 2001 – First Place Accessories
  • Contemporary Handweavers of Texas, Houston, TX, 1999 – Second Place 3D Art
  • Dallas Handweavers and Spinners Guild Juried Show, 1997 – Award of Excellence Art Concept 
and Award of Merit Basketry
  • Contemporary Handweavers of Texas, 1997 – First Place 3D Art
  • Federation of Fiber Artists Juried Show, 1997 – Honorable Mention
  • Blue Ridge Handweaving Show, Asheville, NC, 1996 – Third Place Art Concept
  • Contemporary Handweavers of Texas, 1995 – Art Forms & Basketry
  • Today’s Culture – Tomorrow’s Legacy, Asheville, NC, 1994 – Best Use of Show Theme
  • Dallas Handweavers and Spinners Guild, 1994 – Award of Excellence
  • Contemporary Handweavers of Texas, San Antion, TX, 1993 – Third Place, Art Forms & 
Basketry
  • Dallas Handweavers and Spinners Guild, 1992 – Fiber Art Award of Excellence and HGA 
Award

Exhibits

  • Member’s Exhibit Contemporary Handweavers of Texas, Addison, TX, 2013
  • Dallas Handweavers and Spinners Guild Juried Show, Plano, TX, 2012
  • Dallas Area Fiber Artists Annual Show, Plano, TX, 2010
  • Dallas Art Education Association Professional Show, Dallas, TX, 2005
  • Fuego y Alma Collegiate Art Competition, Denton, TX, October 2004
  • HGA Convergence National Convention – “Trail Mix”, “Small Expressions” and “Don’t Fence 
me In”, Denver, CO, June 2004
  • Dallas Handweavers and Spinners Guild, Dallas, TX, April 2004
  • Trompin’ in Triple Time, Contemporary Handweavers of Texas, Ft. Worth, TX, April 2003
  • North Texas Area Art League, Denton, TX, April 2003
  • Richland College, Annual Student Art Competition, Dallas, TX, April 2003
  • UNT Student Show, Denton, TX, February 2003
  • Textile Treasures, DH&SG, Dallas, TX, March 2002
  • 2001 – A Fiber Odyssey, CHT, San Antonio, TX, June 2001
  • Fibers 2000, DH&SG, Dallas, TX, March 2000
  • Stars Over Texas, CHT, Houston, TX, May 1999
  • InVested, DH&SG, Dallas, TX, March 1998
  • Silver Memories, DH&SG, Dallas, TX, March 1998
  • DH&SG Juried Show, Dallas, TX, February 1997
  • Blue Ridge Handweaving Show, Asheville, NC, October 1996
  • Materials: Hard & Soft, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX, October 1996
  • Wild Inspirations, CHT, Dallas, TX, April 1995
  • Beaux Arts Ball, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX, April 1995
  • Beacon Handweaving Exhibit, Asheville, NC, July 1994
  • Eastfield College Gallery, Mesquite, TX, September 1993
  • Senses Beyond Sight, D-Art Visual Art Center, Dallas, TX, April 1993
  • Museum of Abilene, Abilene, TX, November 1993 – January 1994
  • Fiber Fiesta, CHT, San Antonio, TX, April 1993
  • Lafayette Art Association, National Juried Art Competition, Lafayette, LA Marcy 1993
  • Materials: Hard & Soft, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX, October 1992
  • Beacon Hand-Loom Weaving Competition and Exhibition, Asheville, NC, July 1992

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