CV/Exhibitions and Awards


2017  M.F.A. in Visual Art, UNC-Greensboro, magna cum laude

1984  M.S. in Textiles and Business, NC State University,  Colleges of Business and Textiles, magna cum laude

1979  B.A. in Environmental Design in Product Design/Visual Design, Textiles minor, magna cum laude,  NC State College of Design

1990 to 2014  Courses at Penland School, Penland, NC include metals, photojournalism, printmaking, mixed media painting, encaustic painting, and public art

Select One-Person Exhibitions

2018 Weems Gallery, Meredith College, “Fast Fashion Fiasco,” Raleigh, NC

2018  ArtSpace, "Hybrid Structures," Raleigh, NC

2017  Personify Gallery, “Textile Topography,”  Raleigh, NC

2017  Voice of the Spirit Gallery, "Fast Fashion Fiasco," Raleigh, NC

2017  Greensboro Project Space, “Fast Fashion Fiasco,” Greensboro, NC

2016  Roundabout Gallery, “Textile Topography”, Raleigh, NC

2014  World of Threads Biennial International Festival, Queen Elizabeth Park Cultural Center, Toronto, Canada

2014  Golden Belt Galleries and Studios, "Surface Attraction," Durham, NC

2013  The Carrack Modern Art, “Sensual Abstraction,” Durham, NC

2013  Flanders Gallery, “Ripped, Folded, Burned, Stretched, and Tied," Raleigh, NC

2012-2014 TRIG Modern, “Recent Works,” Raleigh, NC

2012  Red Hat Exhibition Program, “Mixed Media Works,” Atlanta, GA

2010  Red Hat Exhibition Program, “Recent Work,” Raleigh, NC headquarters

2009  Mary Semans Gallery, “Out of the Blue,” Durham, NC

2008  Horace Williams House, “Recent Works,” Chapel Hill, NC

2008-2009 Red Hat Exhibition Program, “Recent Works,” Raleigh headquarters

2008  Flanders Gallery, “New Works,” Raleigh, NC

2008  Morning Times Gallery, “Organic Instincts: Inspired by Nature,” Raleigh, NC

2007  Artful Living Gallery, “Recent Works,” High Point, NC

2007  Lee Hansley Gallery, "Recent Works,"  Raleigh, NC

2007  NC Bar Association, featured artist, arranged by The Mahler Gallery, Raleigh, NC

2006  Miriam Block Gallery, April-June, 2006, Raleigh, NC


Select Group  Exhibitions

2019 Sertoma Art Center, “Strut: A Runway Exhibit of Extreme Ornament” Awarded the People’s Choice Prize

2019 Blowing Rock Musem of Art and History, “Southern Strands: Fiber Art in North Carolina,” curated by Debbie Cameron, Curator of Culture, Blowing Rock, NC

2019 Artspace, “Strictly NC Printmakers,” curators Bill Flick and Judy Jones, Raleigh, NC

2018  Betty Ray McCain Gallery at the Duke Energy Center, "NC Annual Artists Exhibition, juror Jennifer Dasal, Associate Curator, NC Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC

2018  Hudgens Center, "Into the Nature: Cycles, Habitats & Elements of Place", curated by Angela Nichols, Atlanta,GA

2017  Weatherspoon Museum, "MFA Thesis Exhibition," Greensboro, NC, curated by Emily Stamey

2017  Gallery of Visual Arts, “Cut and Dyed,” Greensboro, NC, curated by Kristy Thomas

2017  Betty McCain Gallery, Duke Energy Center, “The RFAS North Carolina Artists Exhibition” juried by Michael Rooks, Curator for Modern and Contemporary Art at the High Museum in Atlanta, Raleigh, NC

2016  Greensboro Project Space, “From Taos to Tepito,” MFA Summer Travel Exhibition, Greensboro, NC

2016  International Biennial World of Threads Festival, Toronto, Canada, curators Dawne Rudman, Gareth Bate

2016  Fiberart International, Pittsburgh PA, juried by Chungie Lee, Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, and Tali Weinberg

2016  Betty Ray McCain Gallery at the Duke Energy Center, “NC Annual Artists Exhibition,” juror Bradley Sumrall, Curator of the Collection, Ogden Museum, New Orleans, Raleigh, NC

2016  Visual Arts Center, Greensboro, NC, “The North Carolina Student and Faculty Exhibition”, Ashley Thomas, curator

2015  Fayetteville Arts Council, “Transformation: Recycle Exhibition,”  curated by The Ellington-White Gallery, awarded best in show, Fayetteville, NC

2015  Arrowmont’s Sandra J. Blain Gallery, “Materialities: Contemporary Textile Arts 1st Annual International Exhibition,' curated by Namita Gupta Wiggers for the Surface Design Association of America, Gatlinburg, TN

2015 The Vendue Art Hotel, “Fluidity,” curated by Robert M. Lange Gallery, Charleston, SC

2015  Weave Shed Gallery, Hambidge Center, ”Constant Thread,” an invited fiber show featuring six fellows, GA

2015  Hudgens Art Center, “Intertwined, Contemporary Southeastern Fiber Art,” juror Dorothy Maye, Atlanta, GA

2015 The Foundry Art Center, “Reimagining Femmage,” juror Lisa Melandri, Director St. Louis CAM, MO

2015 “VAE For the Love of Art Exhibition,” First Place, Raleigh, NC: jurors: Gab Smith, Rory Parnell, and Kim Curry-Evans

2014  “Materials: Hard and Soft National Exhibition," juror, Judy Gordon, Denton, TX

2014  Miriam Block Gallery, “Surface Matters,” City of Raleigh, a three-person exhibition, curator, Annah Lee

2013  Maria V. Howard Arts Center National Exhibition, juror Barbour Strickland, Rocky Mount, NC

2013  Morehouse University Gallery, “7-Stitch:” Contemporary Textile Art from Kentucky and 6 surrounding states, juror Jane Dunnewold, Chair of the National Surface Design Association, KY

2013 NC Museum of Art, “Art of the Auction Exhibition,” juror, Edie Carpenter, Curator Greenhill Center

2012 Meredith College Gallery ,“Wax Foundations: Encaustic in the Southeast,” (8 pieces), curator, Sarah Gallagher

2012 NC Museum of Art, “Art of the Auction” Exhibition,” jurors, Elysia Borowy-Reeder, Dir. of the Raleigh Contemporary Art Museum;  Mark Hewitt, potter; and Trevor Schoonmaker, Curator of Contemporary Art, The Nasher Museum

2012  Greenville (NC) Museum of Art , “Honey,” juror Catherine Coulter Lloyd, Curator of the Maria V. Howard Arts Center

2012 ” For the Love of Art Annual  Show,” Raleigh, NC, jurors Megg Rader, owner of the Mahler Gallery; Jennifer Dasal, Asst. Curator, NC Museum of Art; Marvin Malecha, Dean, College of Design, NC State University

2011 NC Museum of Art “Art of the Auction” Exhibition,  jurors, Charlotte Vestal Wainwright, retired Director of the Gregg Museum, NC State, Kelly McChesney, owner of Flanders Gallery, and Patrick Fitzgerald, Design Professor, NC State.

2010-2011 National Collage Society Exhibition, Ohio

2010-2011 “For the Love of Art Annual Show”, Raleigh, NC, “Honorable Mention,” jurors, Larry Wheeler, Dir. NC Museum of Art,  Jay Gates, Acting Dir. Cont. Art Museum, Raleigh; Peter Nisbett, Chief Curator, Ackland Museum of Art, Chapel Hill

2009 “Works of Heart Annual Show,” Raleigh, NC, “Best in Show,” jurors Deborah Velders, Dir. of the Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC; Timothy Riggs, Curator of Collections, Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC; Charlotte Vestal Wainwright, Dir. of the Gregg Museum, NC State Univ. Raleigh, NC

2009 Miriam Block Gallery , “Gallery Retrospective 25,” Raleigh, NC, Block (a juried show of the top 25 artists who have exhibited at the Miriam Block Gallery during its 25 year history) Lope Max Diaz and Melissa Peden, jurors, Raleigh, NC

2009  Lee Hansley Gallery, “New Works from Our Stable of Artists,” Raleigh, NC

2008  Chase Bank Gallery, Austin, TX, “Frontier Collage Society International Juried Exhibition,” , Bob Burridge, juror

2008  Lee Hansley Gallery, “15th Anniversary Show,” Raleigh, NC

2008 “RFAS Society Annual Exhibition, Raleigh, NC”  Betty Ray McCain Gallery, RBC Center, Larry Wheeler, Director, NCMA, juror

2007 “RFAS Society Annual Exhibition, Raleigh, NC,"  Meredith College, Brian Dursum, Director and Curator, Lowe Art Museum, juror

2007 ”Saving the Places You Love,” Collectors Gallery, Raleigh, NC

2000-2017, Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC work included in more than 75 juried exhibitions, various jurors


Public Art Projects

Raleigh Red Wolf Ramble:  Created Sir Wolfter Raleigh—currently installed at the NC Museum of History

City of Raleigh Bus: Created artwork wrap for a city bus

Art along Blount Street: Created a banner featuring The Harrison Library, first “colored” library in Raleigh, NC

Hanes Corporation: Created an Art Legs Sculpture for the opening of a pilot retail store in Charlotte, NC, that traveled cross-country for openings in other states.

James B. Hunt Library, NC State University, commissioned art for the Emerging Issues Program


2018 Residency at Art, Letters, and Numbers, a cross-disciplinary residency in Averill, New York

2015-2017  Graduate Teaching Assistant, UNC-Greensboro, College of Visual and Performing Arts

2016  Summer Study Scholarship, UNC-Greensboro Graduate School,

2014  Fellow of the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Amherst, Virginia

2014  Recipient of the "Karthryn H. Wallace Award for Artists in Community Service" from the Triangle Community Foundation, Durham, NC

2014  Teaching Assistant for “Developing a Public Art Practice,” Penland School, included a full scholarship

2013  Recipient of a North Carolina Regional Artists Grant for study at the Hambidge Center, Georgia

2011  Recipient of a scholarship for Artist’s Residency at Vermont Studios, Johnson, Vermont

2018 2008 2004 and 1997:  Recipient of North Carolina Regional Artist’s Grants for study at Penland School, NC

2007 Fellow of the Vermont Studio Center



Practicing Artist

Prior positions include:

Director of Development and Communications for the Lucy Daniels Center,

Director of Development and Communications for Habitat for Humanity of Wake County,

Director of Marketing for FMI Corporation,

Director of Arts Development for NC State University

Director of Marketing for the College of Textiles, NC State University

Independent juror and curator for nonprofit and commercial galleries 


Community Engagement

Two terms on the board of Visual Art Exchange (VAE), a nonprofit arts organization in Raleigh

12 years on the Board of Advisors for the Gregg Museum at NC State University

3 terms on the City of Raleigh Arts Commission, Raleigh Medal of Arts Committee

14 years as a member of the Raleigh Fine Arts Society

Co-founder and co-leader of the Arts Ministry Team at West Raleigh Presbyterian Church since 2012. This vibrant ministry includes a gallery of changing exhibitions, music, literature, workshops, art installations, and performances.



2017  Graduate Thesis: “Fast Fashion Fiasco: The High Cost of Cheap”

2017  “North Carolina Artists Exhibition” catalog

2016  “Fiberart International 2016” catalog

2015  “Materialities” catalog

2015  “Intertwined” catalog

2015  “Reimagining Femmage” catalog

2014  “World of Threads Festival” catalog

2014  “Materials Hard and Soft” catalog

2014  “Surface Matters,” catalog

2013  “Walter Magazine,” Featured Artist, (April issue)

2012  “Wax Foundations: Encaustic in the Southeast,” catalog

2010-2012  “ArtSee,” Jan/Feb Issue, artwork featured in Parker Poe Law Firm full-page advertisements

2010  “Signature Artist for 20th Anniversary of Works of Heart," featured art work in all invitations and promotions

2009  “ArtSync, The Art Magazine of NC,” featured artist

2009  “Miriam Block Gallery 25-Year Retrospective” catalog

2008  “Inside/Outside,” Artworks by Joyce Watkins King,

2008   Feature Story in the “News & Observer's Weekend Gallery Guide.”

2007   Featured in the “Works of Heart” promotional materials

2007   Featured in VAE “For the Love of Art” annual auction website, invitation and promotional materials