artist’s resume

S o m e   B a c k g r o u n d 


In 1979 I completed my first tapestry.  Between 1984 and 1987 I interned at the Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins in Paris, obtaining a solid foundation in the techniques and aesthetics of traditional French tapestry.  In 1988, at their request, I co-represented the studios at the International Tapestry Symposium in Melbourne, Australia.  (I returned toles Gobelins for 3 months in 2002.)


After Melbourne, I established the Hawley Street Tapestry Studio.  Here I develop cartoons, weave tapestries, give workshops and came up with the TraveLoom®, a patented portable tapestry frame loom.  The studio also serves as a resource center with a rich collection of books, slides, magazines, postcards and catalogues for visitors and students who wish to browse.



O n e – P e r s o n   E x h i b i t i o n s


“Moving on,” Blok Gallery, Strzeminski Academy of Art, Lodz, Poland (2010), poster, brochure


“Black + White + Red All Over,”  Amherst Gallery, as part of ‘Woven + Felted, the work and collections of Micala Sidore and Beth Beede’, NHIA (2007)(poster, postcards  and catalog)


“Black + White + Red All Over,” featured weaver, CT Weavers Guild Biennial Exhibit (1999)


“Black + White + Red All Over,” Lodz, Poland (1998)


“Seeing the forest for the trees,” Asnuntuck Community College, Enfield, CT (1991)


“Sign Language,” Gallery 1 at Thorne’s, Northampton, MA (1984) (poster)


“Night & Day Tapestries,” Skera Gallery, Hadley, MA (1980)



S e l e c t e d   G r o u p   E x h i b i t i o n s


a piece of TWiNE (juried), Imagine Gallery, Northampton, MA (2013)


Krakow Artists Union (juried), Krakow, Poland (2007) (catalog)


International Tapestry Symposium, 20 years (invitational), Graz, Austria, 2003 (catalog)


Half-Passed 12: Moments in Tapestry (invitational), Fine Line Gallery, St. Charles (IL) (2001) (cd)


Hanging by a Thread (invitational), Sharon Arts Gallery, Peterborough, NH (2001) (invitation)


Teachers Exhibition, Interlaken Art School, Stockbridge, MA (2001)


Connecting Threads (invitational), Worcester Crafts Center, Worcester, MA (1997-8)


A Taste of Tapestry (invitational), UMass Student Union Art Gallery, Amherst, MA (1995) (poster)


Graz (Austria) symposium, 10th anniversary exhibition (invitational) (1994)


Fiber and Furniture (invitational), Thorne’s Gallery, Northampton, MA (1993)


National Tapestry Invitational (juried), Northern Arizona University, AZ (1993)


Arturowek, 90, exhibition (invitational), Textile Museum, Lodz (Poland) (1991) (catalog)


Mendocino Arts Center (invitational), Mendocino, CA (1991)


DOMA Gallery, New York City (1990)


A Fine Line, Centrum, Portland, OR (1990)


World Weavers Wall exhibition, Gryphon Gallery, Melbourne (Australia) (1988) (catalog)



R e l a t e d   P r o f e s s i o n a l   A c t i v i t i e s


Speaker/demonstrator/workshop leader, Peabody Essex Museum, MA, 3 talks and other programs relating to exhibition of 15th century Pastrana Tapestries (2012)


Guest editor, Tapestry Topics (American Tapestry Alliance newsletter), summer 2005, winter 2010


Citation from John Lynch, governor of New Hampshire, for contribution to the arts (2007)


Key-note speaker, Contemporary Handweavers of Texas biennial convention, San Antonio (TX), 2001


Board of Directors, Handweavers Guild of America (elected 1997-2000, president 1999-2000)


Writer (Fiberarts, Handwerken Zonder Grenzen, Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot, Textilforum and other periodicals), (35+ articles) (1991- )


Exhibitions consultant, New Threads: Contemporary Tapestry in New England, DeCordova Museum, Lincoln (MA), (1993-4)


TWiNE (Tapestry Weavers In New England), charter member (1991), newsletter editor (1995-8, 2000)


Slide lectures, workshops—over fifty throughout the United States, Australia, Canada, England, France, Hungary, Israel, New Zealand, Poland, Scotland (1988- )



C o l l e c t i o n s


Hotel Northampton, Northampton, MA


Smith College, Northampton, MA


Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH


Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design


private collections in the United States, England, Poland


E d u c a t i o n


TAPESTRY (workshops):  Archie Brennan, Barbara Heller, Helena Hernmarck, Susan Iverson, Pat Johns, Jane Kidd, Jean Pierre Larochette and Yael Lurie, Kay Lawrence, Michelle Lester, Susan Martin Maffei, Marcel Marois, Ann Newdigate.  Also the Tasara Centre for Creative Weaving, North Beypore, Kerala, India.


MFA, writing, translation, Goddard College, VT (1978)


BA, literature, Goddard College (1974)


Language proficiency:  English, German, Spanish, French