2448 Woodstock Ave Swissvale, Pennsylvania 15218
404-983-3406 firstname.lastname@example.org www.thepaperlady.com
2015-2016 Teaching Artist Certificate Program U Arts, Philadelphia Pa.
1980-1983 Georgia State University, Major in Art History and Psychology
1984 American College, Atlanta, Ga. Textiles
Ongoing Self taught in papermaking, printmaking, painting, ceramics, sculpture, and metalworking
2013- current Society For Contemporary Craft, Studio instructor papermaking, printmaking, paper clay sculpture, including facilitation of Creative Ageing and developmental disabilities programs
2013-current Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse, Primary teaching artist (2015- current Creative Citizens Studios, Lead T A , Adults with developmental disabilities
2012-current PCA, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts/Filmmakers’, Workshop/ Residency Instructor,
Teaching hand papermaking k-12 and seniors, with focus on recycling, printmaking and collage.
2012-current Irma freeman Center for Imagination, summer camp instructor
2011-2016 Gateway To The Arts, Pittsburgh Pa. Workshop/Residency Instructor,
2011-2015 Young Audiences of New York City, Workshop/ Residency Instructor,
2012-current Lively Arts, Indiana University Pennsylvania, Residency artist
2007-current Camp Barney Mendetz, instruction in paper making, and screen printing, staff development ceramics and more.
1998-2011 Young Audiences of Atlanta, Woodruff Arts Center, Workshop/ Residency Instructor,(
2010-2011 Savanna College of Art , Atlanta, Educators in service
1990-2011 Cobb County, Ga. Teachers in-service, Artist at Schools Residency Program,K-12(
2007-2011 Kingfisher Academy, Art Specialist, Artist instruction k-8
2001-2011 Georgia Council for the Arts, Teaching Artist Roster, Residency artist
2000-2011 Fulton County, AP.S. School Arts Program, Schools k-122000-2011 Stone Mountain Plantation, Stone Mt Ga. Historical Demonstration Artist,
Costumed traditional papermaking at plantation farm
1987-2001 Roswell Visual Art Center, Roswell Ga. Instructor,
Developed and instructed multi-media art classes. Planned and implemented special education programs and workshops for use in-house and community outreach.
1993-2001 Quinlan Art Center, Gainesville Ga. Instructor, summer camp- facilitator
Teaching Summer Art Program and Special Education Programs
Special Interest Community Projects( see more about this in Special projects tab)
2016 WLHPQ, Worlds Largest Handmade Paper Quilt project, Society for Contemporary Craft
2015 Dashain, a time to fly kites, events in support of immigrant communities, make and fly kites, Exhibit at ASSEMBLE, September 2015, programs thought Pgh.
2014 –current RE-usa-palooza, Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse @ Three Rivers Festival anchor children’s Activities, hands on making with reclaimed materials
2013 Dia de Los Muertos Pittsburgh events in support of Latino culture and traditions Pgh. Pa. Sprout Grant Funded
2009-11 RE –Art Center Atlanta Arts fest, coordinator for hands on and collaborative repurposed art activities.
2004 Girl Scouts Of America, develop Hand papermaking “badge” instructions and requirements, “Girls Get Going, Making Recycled Paper with the Paper Lady”
2002-2009 Atlanta Dogwood festival, kids Village, design and implementing activities including: Papermaking and “The Franken Pets Project” where kids learn to sew decapitated stuffed animals together and create a new friends.
2003-2007 East Atlanta Village Strut, coordinator for this annual outdoor festival, included permits, sponsorship, grant writing, logistics, and artist market.
2015 3 Rivers Fest, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Fiber art Award , Pittsburgh Pa
2014 3 Rivers Fest, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Fiber art Award, Pittsburgh Pa
2010 MCAC( Magic City Arts Connection) ,Honorable mention, Birmingham AL
2009 Kentuck Fest, Best of Show, Tuscaloosa Al
2009 Relationship Between Bees and Organic farmers, 2nd place, Statesboro, Ga.
2007 Atlanta Downtown Festival & Tour, Best in Show, Atlanta, GA
2007 36th Annual Cellular South Gum Tree Festival, First Place, Mixed Media, Tupelo, MS
2007 Blowing Rock Art in the Park, Honorable Mention, Blowing Rock, NC
2005 Georgia Art Educators Association, Art Educator of the Year, GA
2005 34th Annual Cellular South Gum Tree Festival, Purchase Award, Tupelo, MS
2002 Fulton County Arts Council Hambidge Center, Artist Residency, Dillard, GA
2001 30th Annual Cellular South Gum Tree Festival, Honorable Mention, Tupelo, MS
1999 Virginia Highlands Summer Fest, Best Recycled Art, Atlanta, GA
1999 Blowing Rock Art in the Park, Best in Show, Blowing Rock, NC
RECENT EXHIBITIONS AND SHOWS
2016 Wilkinsburg Windows, Art Walk, Wilkinsburg Pa.
2016 Unbiased, Art Smith’s, Mt Lebanon Pa.
2016 Paper Quilts, Back stage Bar, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Pa.
2012-16, Bra Day Benefit for Breast Reconstruction, Pittsburgh Pa.
2015 Paper Dolls, Wearable paper clothing and more, Sycamore Place Gallery, Decatur Ga.
2015 BARK, JCC, Chattanooga TN
2014 Pittsburgh Fiber Arts Guild, PGH Fiber Arts Guild, Pittsburgh Pa.
2015 Little Big Show, Irma freeman center for Imagination, Pittsburgh Pa
2014 Automata, I.F. Center (curator), Pittsburgh Pa.
2012-14 Pittsburgh Artist Show, I.F. Center, Pittsburgh Pa.
2012 Paper Quilts, Mercer University, Libraries, Traveling Show Macon, Valdosta, and Atlanta Ga.
2012 All My Wacky Ideas, a Traveling show not seen on TV, Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham , Al. and The Where?House, Pittsburgh Pa.
2011-12 Deadacated, Crazy Mocha, Bloomfield Pa. and The Where?House, Pittsburgh, Pa.
2010 Decatur Fine Arts Dana Fine Arts Center, Agness Scott College, Decatur Ga.
2010 Paper Quilts, Kentuck Museum, North Port Al.
2009 Georgia Artist exhibit, Abernathy Art Center, Sandy Springs, Ga.
2009 Automata Shado-Boxes , Karvanna, Decatur, Ga.
2009 Relationship between Bees & Organic Farmers, Averette Gallery Statesboro, Ga.
2007 Seasons, Young Blood gallery, Atlanta Ga.
2007 Here come the Mermaids, Fish of Cut Bait Gallery, Edisto Island., SC
2007 Seven Deadly Sins with Seven Guilty Artists, Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham, AL
2006 Anatomy of a Bar Fly Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham, AL
2006 100 Boxes, Sabra Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2005 Tribute to Elvis, Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham, AL
2005 Art Soup Maitland Arts Center, Maitland, FL
2004 Electric Oddities, Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham, AL
2004 Objects of Desire, Naked Art Gallery, Birmingham, AL
2001 Paperlicious, Traveling show Chef’s Garden/ Jake’s Ice Cream, Atlanta, GA
2000 Stories about Strangers, the Art Place, Marietta, GA
Dana Fine Arts Center, Agness Scott College Decatur Ga. www.agnesscott.edu/art
Opelika Arts Center, Opelika, Alabama, www.eastalabamaarts.org
Eastern shores Art Center, Fairhope Alabama,www.fairhopealabama.net
Christ Church Botanic Gardens, Canterbury New Zealand www.newzealand.com
Naked Art Gallery , Birmingham Al. www.nakedartusa.com
Raiford Gallery, Roswell Ga. www.raiford gallery.com
City Of Tupelo, Court House, Tupelo Mississippi, www.tupeloms.gov
American Museum of Folk Art, New Your City , NY. www.afam.org
Art-o-Mat Chapel Hill N.C. and worldwide www.aic.org
2016 , July ,Pittsburgh Post Gazette, “The World’s Largest Hand Made Paper Quilt”
2016 April, City Paper, Wedding Guide The Paper lady
2014, Edge To Edge, Grimsley, Meridith, Bird Girl, Paper Quilt#2.
2014 Table Magazine, “Paper with Purpose” Server, Jessica.
2012 Daniel Tigers Neighborhood, “Papel me Amigo, the Paper lady comes to El Escuelita!””
2011, Pittsburgh, By Pittsburgh Artist, Ali, Shelia, “ Epheremial layers”
2009 Georgia Tec Alumni Magazine, “Pulp Fashion”, Ocerman Leslie,
2007 November, Georgia Magazine,” Georgia’s Unique products”
2006 July, Porch Press,”Summer Art Camps in the Village” 2006 July Porch press,” Australia Comes to Cook El.
2004 Girl Scouts Of America, “Girls Get Going, Making Recycled Paper with the Paper Lady”
2005, HGTV, Crafters Coast to Coast, episode #11
2004 Black and White Magazine, “Feature on Electric Oddities”
@ Naked Art Gallery” Birmingham, Al
2003 Lark books, Weekend Crafter, “Waxed paper Wall sconce”
2002 July, December, Atlanta Homes and Life styles Magazine, “Made Local”
2001 AJC, Living, “Artist for Art’s sake”,
2000 Better Homes and Gardens, Weekend decorating projects,
“Handmade paper on walls”
1999 American Craft, “The Paper Lady” , Janeiro, Jan
1999 January, Black and White Magazine, “Arts Round Up”