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Poetry Publications/Journals

2024

    • 2024 recipient of Touchstone Award for single poem, Haiku Foundation
    • Dua, haiku
    • Chrysanthemum, haiku 
    • Naugatuck Review, “Silent Conversations”
    • Pan Haiku, haibun,   “Mother’s Secret”      
    • Snapdragon Anthology,”When Children Are Torn From Their Families”
    • Skyland Journal, “Sidewalk Vegetable and Fruit Stand….” 
    • Front Porch Review, “Ruby”Touchstone Award nominee, Pushcart Prize nominee
    • Fenku Magazine, The Other Bunny, Cherita Journal

    2023

      • Trash Panda, Avocet, Cafe haiku, Fresh Out, Contemporary Haibun, Frogpond, Sonic Boom Vispo Gallery, Whiptail, Panda Haiku, Scarlet Dragonfly, Cherita
      • Petrichor Journal, haiku
      • The Pan Review, haiku
      • Dua Anthology, haiku
      • Scarlet Dragonfly, haiku/haiga

        2022

        • Sonic Boom, Bangalore, India, haiku
        • Under The Basho, haiku
        • Frogpond: Haiku Society of America, haiku
        • Scarlet Dragonfly, haiku/ haiga
        • Presence, Britain, haik
        • The Avocet, Fountain Hills, AZ, haiku/visual art watercolor
        • Petrichor Journal, haiku
        • The Pan Review, haiku
        • Dua Anthology, haiku
        • Chrysanthemum

        2021

        • Great Smokies Review, “Stepping Back”
        • “Ghosts Rip Free” Chapbook
        • “Crossing The Rift: NC Poets on 9/11 & its aftermath”, Anthology
        • The Avocet “The Catskills”, “Haiku”

        2020

        • Jewish Literary Journal, “Ruth”
        • Speckled Trout Review, “Ozella”
        • The Avocet, “Green”, “Homage to the Maple in My Yard”
        • Great Smokies Review, “Wheat Field with Lark”, “Walk the Mountain”
        • Kakalac, “Eula Dee”
        • Train River, “All Will Be Well”, COVID Anthology

        2019

        • Snapdragon, “When Children are Torn from Their Families”
        • The Avocet “When Children are Torn from Their Families”, “Now That They are Gone”

        2018

        • Great Smokies Review, “Seventy Hours”

        Visiting Artist Residencies and Workshops: Community Quilts (Site Specific Installations) Supported by Grants from the North and South Carolina Arts Councils, local agencies and industry

        2017

        • Isaac Dickson Elementary, Fiber Quilts “Arpilleras” Asheville, NC
        • Asheville Academy for Girls “Family Quilts”, Old Fort, NC
        • Quilts and Poetry, Education Program, Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC

        2016

        • Asheville Middle School, Fiber Quilts, “The Culture of Asheville”, Asheville, NC
        • Quilts and Poetry, Education Program, Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC

        2015

        • Asheville Academy for Girls “Ikebana”, Weaverville, NC
        • Asheville Academy for Girls, “Community Quilts”. SHCG, Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC
        • Education Program “Community Quilts and Poetry” SHCG, Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC

        2014-2015

        • “Quilts and Poetry” Education Program, SHCG at Folk Art Center Asheville, NC

        2013

        • Black Mountain Primary, “Our Friends from Japan”, Black Mountain, NC

        2012

        • Vance Elementary, “Cycles” Raleigh, NC
        • Montessori School of Raleigh, “Cultures” Raleigh, NC
        • ArtSpace Community Charter, “Artists at Black Mountain College”, Asheville, NC

        2011

        • Montessori School of Raleigh, “Peace Tree”, Raleigh NC

        2010

        • Bugg Elementary “Tessellations”

        2008

        • Bugg Elementary, “Community Ties”, Raleigh, NC

        2007

        • NCCAT, “The Golden Mean”, Cullowhee, NC
        • Salem Elementary, “My Favorite Story in Fiber” Apex, NC
        • Black Mountain Primary, “Japan in Flowers” Black Mountain, NC

        2006

        • Cannons Elementary, “100% Cotton” Spartanburg, SC

        2005

        • A.B. Combs Leadership Magnet School, “Lotus Magic”, Raleigh, NC

        2004

        • Paisley Middle School, “New Directions”, Winston Salem, NC

        2003

        • Gold Hill Elementary, “River Link”, Fort Mill, SC
        • Trinity Episcopal School, “Urban Garden”, Charlotte, NC
        • Lake Norman Day, “Friendship”, Charlotte, NC

        2002

        • D.F Walker-White Oak Elementary, “ Working Together Hand-In-Hand”, Edenton, NC
        • Haygood Elementary, “Clear Vision”, Pickens, SC

        2001

        • Douglas Elementary, “Garden For Peace/Garden Of Peace”, Raleigh, NC

        2000

        • Benvenue Elementary, “ Metamorph/Community Ties”, Rocky Mount, NC
        • Ashe Services For The Aging, “Spirit Of The River”, West Jefferson, NC

        1999

        • Ligon Middle School, “Pathways”, Raleigh, NC
        • River Springs Elementary, “River Of Peace”, Columbia, SC
        • Geiger Elementary, “Reach For The Stars”, Ridgeway, SC
        • James W. Smith Elementary, “Sewing Seeds”, Cove City, NC

        1998

        • Carver Elementary, “Tree Of Life”, Wendell, NC
        • Dorothea Dix Hospital, “Continuance”, Raleigh, NC
        • Yancey Nursing Home, “Sunrise-Sunset,” Burnsville, NC
        • Bugg Elementary, “Dancing Symbols-Singing Stories,” Raleigh, NC

        1997

        • Stanley White Recreation Center, “Celebration of Unity”, New Bern, NC
        • Stokes County Government Center, “Making a Difference,” Danbury, NC
        • Ellendale Elementary, “Diamonds in the Rough,” Taylorsville, NC

        1996

        • NAPGA Conference, “Vessel of Hope II,” Asheville, NC
        • Eliada Homes, “Insight- Eye of the Soul,” Asheville, NC
        • NCCAT, “The Golden Mean,” Cullowhee, NC

        1995

        • Rock Ridge School, “Rock Hill,” Wilson, NC
        • Asheville Civic Center, “Vessel of Hope,” Asheville, NC
        • NCSF Deaf “Towering Spirits,” Morganton, NC

        1994

        • NCSF Deaf “Free Flight,” Wilson, NC

        1993

        • Plaza Pre-School “Gentle Spirits,” Charlotte, NC
        • Pamlico High School “Crossroads,” Bayboro, NC

        1992

        • Ocracoke School, “Sea Tales and Sand Do-Ins,” Ocracoke, NC
        • Asheville Civic Center, “Outward Bound,” Asheville, NC
        • Bele Chere, “Reflections,” Asheville, NC
        • Buncombe Community School, “Turning Point,” Swannanoa, NC
        • Davidson Community College, “New Directions,” Lexington, NC

        1991

        • Pamlico Junior High, “Crystal Garden,” Stonewall, NC
        • Amos Cottage, sponsored by SECCA, “Kinder/Garden,” Winston Salem, NC
        • Anderson Elementary School, “Star of Freedom,” Bayboro, NC
        • Arapahoe School, “Morning Star,” Arapahoe, NC

        1990

        • Horn in the West – Hickory Ridge Museum, “Mountain Triptych,” Boone, NC
        • Union Elementary, “Star Burst,” North Wilkesboro, NC
        • Asheville Civic Center, “Rising Star,” Asheville, NC
        • Strathmore Hall Arts Center, “On the Road Again,” Bethesda, MD

        1989

        • Estes Elementary, “Triangles,” Chapel Hill, NC
        • T.C. Roberson High School, “Emergence,” Asheville, NC
        • Elon College, “Fall Garden,” Elon, NC
        • Asheville Civic Center, “Summer Garden II,” Asheville, NC
        • Carolina Day School, “Summer Garden I,” Asheville, NC

        1988

        • Friends Meeting Hall, Earth Quilt, “Peace Walk,” Chattanooga, TN
        • Asheville Civic Center, “Moon Walk,” Asheville, NC

        1987

        • Watauga High, “Quilting a Patch of the Earth,” Boone, NC
        • Asheville Civic Center, “Earth Tie,” Asheville, NC

        1986

        • Nebo Elementary, “Full Moon,” Marion, NC
        • Alexander High School, “Formal Garden,” Taylorsville, NC
        • Hiddenite Center, “Fan,” Hiddenite, NC
        • UNCA “Earth Quilt,” Asheville, NC

        Mixed-Media Installations

        2014

        • 2014 NC Arboretum, “Bamboo” installation, Asheville, NC

        2011

        • UNCA Blowers Gallery, Ikebana “Solitary Sentinel”

        2010

        • The HandMade House “View of Pisgah”, Asheville, NC

        2003-2004

        • Museum of York County, “Piecing A Quilt Of Life-World Connections”, Rock Hill, SC

        1998

        • Sculpture/Movement “Bamboo”, Asheville, NC

        1994

        • Sculpture/Movement – A Work in Process, Asheville, NC

        1992

        • Pack Place, “Dancing Grasses,” Asheville, NC

        1991

        • UNC Greensboro, “Dancing Grasses,” Greensboro, NC
        • Circle Ten Gallery, “A New Dance,” Oriental, NC
        • Broadway Arts Center, “Lights on Broadway,” Asheville, NC1987

        1987

        • Brevard College, “Community At Work,” Brevard, NC

        1985

        • Western Carolina University, “Mountain Outcrops,” Cullowhee, NC
        • Charleston, “Friendship House,” Charleston, SC

        1984

        • Greensboro City Stage Festival, “Friendship House,” Greensboro, NC
        • Asheville – July 4th Celebration, “Friendship House,” Asheville, NC

        1982

        • New York Institute of Technology, “Cloth Sculpture Drawings,” Old Westbury, NY
        • Mars Hill College, “Mountain Outcrops,” Mars Hill, NC

        Selected Group Shows

        2022-2023

        • SHCG at the Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC, fiber
        • Art In Bloom, Black Mountain Center for the Arts, Mixed Media
        • Sonic Boom, Bangalore, India, visual art
        • SHCG at the Folk Art Center, Ikebana, mixed media

        2018-2021

        • Black Mountain Center for the Arts, Mixed Media
        • Appalachian Reginal Commission, Washington, D.C., Mixed Media
        • SHCG @ Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC, Fiber
        • Hambidge Art Center, Dillard, GA, Mixed Media

        2018-2019

        • Appalachian Regional Commission, Washington, DC
        • Hambidge Center for Creative Arts, Dillard, GA

        2016-2019

        • Art In Bloom, Black Mountain Center for the Arts
        • Ikebana installation, mixed media, Cellular Center Asheville, NC
        • NC Arboretum, Ikebana International Exhibit, Asheville, NC
        • Ichiyo School of Ikebana, Atlanta, GA

        2016-2017

        • Ikebana International, Cellular Center, Asheville, NC
        • NC Arboretum, Asheville, NC
        • Ichiyo School of Ikebana Workshop, Atlanta, Ga

        2015

        • Black Mountain Center for the Art, Art in Bloom, Installation, Black Mountain, NC
        • Cellular Center, Ikebana mixed media Installation, Asheville, NC

        2014

        • Blue Spiral One Gallery, “Zen”, Asheville, NC
        • NC Arboretum, Bamboo Installation, Asheville, NC
        • Black Mountain Center for the Arts, Mixed Media Black Mountain, NC
        • Folk Art Center, “Planting Seeds” Intimate Work, Asheville, NC
        • Black Mountain Center for the Arts, Art In Bloom, Installation, Black Mountain, NC

        2013

        • Folk Art Center, Two person Exhibition “New Work-Handmade felted wool”, Asheville, NC

        2012

        • Asheville-Buncombe Community College, “Three Artists of Western NC”, Asheville, NC
        • Folk Art Center, SHCG “Black and White”, Asheville, NC

        2011

        • UNCA Blowers Gallery, Two Person Exhibition “Intimacy and Contemplation, Asheville, NC
        • Haywood County Arts Council, L.I.N.T, Waynesville, NC
        • Swan Coach House Gallery, Summer Swan Invitational, Atlanta, GA

        2010

        • Mesh Gallery “Foundations and Explorations” Morganton, NC
        • Hilton at Biltmore Park, Two Person Exhibition “Western NC Artist Showcase” Asheville NC

        2009

        • 2009 HandMade House Project, “View of Pisgah”, Arden, NC
        • HandMade In America “On View” Asheville NC
        • Grovewood Gallery, L.I.N.T “New Work” Asheville, NC

        2008

        • Swan Coach House, “Mining Surface”, Atlanta, GA
        • Black Mountain Center For the Arts, “Transparency”, Black Mountain, NC
        • The Ferst Center for the Arts, “Earth A Microcosm” Atlanta, GA
        • Cloth Fiber Workshop “Personal Expressions”, Asheville, NC

        2007

        • Bascom Lousie, “Intersections”, Highlands, NC Haywood
        • County Arts Council, Gallery 86, “Textiles”, Waynesville, NC
        • Peace Conference, Lake Junileska, NC
        • Haywood County Arts Council, Gallery 86, Waynesville, NC

        2006

        • Asheville Area Arts Council, “Light”, Asheville, NC
        • Mars Hills College, “Light”, Mars Hill, NC

        2004

        • Brevard College, Variations On A Theme: Art Inspired by Music, Brevard, NC
        • Folk Art Center, “Highland Landscapes”, Asheville, NC
        • Guild Crafts Feature Gallery, “New Works: Norma Bradley”, Asheville, NC

        2003-2004

        • Museum of York County, “Piecing A Quilt Of Life-World Connections”, Rock Hill, SC

        2002

        • SC State Museum, Piecing A Quilt of Life: Contemporary Quilts…Columbia SC

        2001

        • NC Arboretum “Fiber Quilts”, Asheville, NC
        • Hendersonville Arts Council, “Ladies In New Textiles” Hendersonville, NC

        2000

        • Asheville Arts Council, “Fiber Quilts”, Asheville, NC
        • Anderson Arts Council, “Piecing a Quilt of Life”, Anderson, SC
        • USCL, “Piecing a Quilt of Life” , Lancaster, SC
        • UNCA “ Image To Image: Woman to Woman Inspired Textile Work”, Asheville, NC

        1990

        • Strathmore Hall Arts Center, “Landmarks ’90,” Tri State Sculptors, Bethesda, MD

        1989

        • Elon College, Tri State Sculptors, Elon College, NC

        1988

        • Saw Tooth Center, Tri State Sculptors, Winston-Salem, NC

        1987

        • Asheville Art Museum, Tri State Sculptors, Asheville, NC

        1982

        • Wards Island Sculpture Garden, New York City, NY

        1981

        • “Onwardsisland,” New York City, NY

        1979

        • Battery Park, “Outgrowth/Battery Park,” (Site and Nature Oriented Work), New York City, NY

        Selected National and Local Television/Radio and Web Interviews

        2015

        • Mountain Xpress “The Bloom of Health”, June 2015, Asheville, NC

        2009

        • The Alliance For The American Quilt

        2005-2007

        • HG TV, National/International, “Simply Quilts”

        2000

        • WKSK, West Jefferson, NC

        1999

        • WRAL, TV, Raleigh, NC
        • WPTF, TV, Raleigh, NC

        1998

        • WRAL, TV, Raleigh, NC
        • Channel 17, Raleigh, NC

        1997

        • National Cable, Lap Quilting with Georgia Bonesteel
        • 11-minute Video, “Piecing Together Communities”

        1996

        • WTKR, Channel 3 News, Norfolk, VA

        1991

        • WSJS, Winston-Salem Public Radio, Winston-Salem, NC
        • WGHP-TV, Winston-Salem, NC

        1990

        • WCQS, Asheville Public Radio

        1989

        • Interview, Carolina Cable, Chapel Hill, NC

        1986

        • CBS Sunday Morning, February 23, 1986, “On the Road with Charles Kuralt,” Channel 13, News WCQS, Asheville Public Radio

        Honors and Fellowship

        2024

        • 2024 recipient of Touchstone Award for single poem

        • Writers Conference Panelist, “Visiting Art Program”

        • Haiku chapbook while the lily blooms, published by Yavanika Press

        • Touchstone Prize nominee by Alan Summers
        • Pushcart Prize nominee by Whiptail Journal, Editors Kat Lehman and Robin Smith
        • Four haiku and one haiga in any moment now anthology edited by Shloka Shankar, Yavanika Press, Bangalore, India
        • Quilt Alliance presenter – Go Tell It, Sandy Mush Community, Leicester, NC, 75 Anniversary presenter – Go Tell It, NC Ag. Center

        2015

        • Scholarship from Southern Highland Craft Guild
        • Poem selected for publication: UNCA Great Smokies Writing Program, Asheville, NC

        2005-2016

        • Hambidge Art Center for Creative Arts and Sciences

        2008

        • Presenter:“The Artist and the Environment” Women’s Caucus For The Arts, Atlanta, Ga

        1990-1993

        • State of North Carolina Visiting Artist Program

        Education

        2013-2018

        • Great Smokies Writing Program UNC Asheville

        2016

        • Masters Certificate from the Ichiyo School of Ikebana

        2015

        • Jr. Masters Certificate from the Ichiyo School of Ikebana

        1995

        • M.A., Applied Psychology/Expressive Art Therapy, Vermont College, Montpelier, VT

        1977

        • Hunter College Masters Program, New York City, Art History and Sculpture with Robert Morris

        1976

        • B.A. – Empire State College, New York City, Major in American Art

        1975

        • Art Students League, New York City, 1975, Life Drawing Studio

        1972-1973

        • New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury, New York, Art History, Drawing, Painting, Sculpture

        1970-1971

        • State University of New York, Farmingdale, New York

        Visiting Artist Programs and Directories

        2015-2017

        • TAPAS, Teaching Artist Program, Asheville, NC

        2002-2015

        • Untied Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County

        2002-2011

        • Fulton County Artists Directory
        • Arts in Education Artist Directory, Asheville Area Arts
        • Artist Profile Directory, South Carolina Arts Commission
        • United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County
        • Asheville Area Artists Directory

        2005

        • Asheville Area Arts Council / UNCA Art Education Dept

        1993-2005

        • North Carolina Touring Artist Directory

        1997-1998

        • Fayetteville Arts In Education Directory

        1996-2004

        • NCCAT, (NC Center for the Advancement of Teachers), Visiting Artist, Cullowhee, NC

        1990-1993

        • State Visiting Artist Program, Residency at Pamlico Community College, NC

        1984-1990

        • Mountain Arts Program, Western, NC

        Memberships

        Present

        • Haiku Society of America
        • Asheville Art Museum
        • Southern Highland Craft Guild
        • Black Mountain Center for the Arts
        • Black Mountain College Museum
        • Ikebana International

        Employment

        Present

        • Poet, multi-media, studio artist
        • Offer studio classes in Ikebana

        1979-2018

        • Free-lance multi-media artist and artist educator in schools, hospitals and rehabilitation centers through out the southeast

        2000-2011

        • Director of Education, HandMade for America, Collaborated with teachers and administrators to integrate the arts into school curriculum for eleven schools. Designed, selected artists and facilitated teacher workshops for Asheville city schools, Buncombe County schools and schools in the greater Western NC region.

        2003-2011

        • Curator of the I-26 Visitors Center Exhibitions, Mars Hill, NC

        Exhibits

        2024

        • Ikebana Asheville Chapter #74, NC Arboretum

        • Art In Bloom – Black Mountain Center for the Arts