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Education

MFA (Textiles), Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA. Anticipated graduation date 2019.

● BFA (Textiles), Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA – 2007

Education Position

2017 Part-Time Professor, School of Art and Design, Kennesaw StateUniversity (KSU)

Courses taught – 
Apparel Textile Technology Orientation; Apparel Textile Technology
Math Application in Merchandising

Professional Qualifications

2016 to Present - Georgia State University
○ Classroom teacher assistant
○ Graduate Lab Assistant (GLA)
○ Maintain textile lab; replenish and purchase lab supplies

● 2010 to Present - Stitch Pretty , 425 Market Place, Ste. D, Roswell, Georgia
○ Owner and founder

● 2007 to 2009 - Callanwolde , 980 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
○ Developed and taught age specific art and textile art courses

● 2009 - Out of the Box Art Studio , 11940 Alpharetta Hwy, Alpharetta, GA 30009
○ Developed a sewing and textile art program for homeschool and after school
elementary and middle school students.

● 2008 - Young Rembrandts , Alpharetta, Georgia
○ Taught daily after school art classes at various public and private schools

Business Development - Stitch Pretty

● Developed and operate a completely self-sustaining textile arts teaching studio without
external investment or funding.

● Provide between 20 to 80 hours a week of sewing and textile arts classes for adults and
children along with 8 full weeks of summer camps each year.

● Supervising teacher and mentor to teachers that support Stitch Pretty classes.

NGO Support

  • CARE Symposium, May 2018
    • Advanced NGO training
  • Association for Craft Producers (ACP), Kathmandu Nepal, May 2017
    • Artist Product Designer, introduced and designed new line of wearables for Association of Craft Producers (ACP), consultant in cutting, layout and manufacture ofproducts. Trained village workers on optimal sewing and production techniques.
  • Sri Aari Creatives, Chennai, India, March 2017
    • Artist Product Designer, application of traditional embroidery artform to western product.
Lectures/ Presentations

  • Artistic Endeavors : A Research Symposium
    • April 12, 2018
  • Ikebana Group Workshop - March 2015
    • Japanese Shibori
  • Worldly Women - 2015
    • Japanese Shibori
  • Bulloch Hall Quilt Guild - 2014
    • Thinking Outside Traditional Quilting - Sublimation
  • Worldly Women - 2013
    • The Art of Sublimation
  • Tomodachi Program Workshop - January, 2012
    • Japanese Shibori
  • Worldly Women - 2011
    • The Art of Furoshiki
  • Georgia State University - February 2009
    • The Art of Sublimation
  • Georgia State University - February 2010
    • Textile Sculptures

Art Donations

● Rally Foundation Auction

● JDRF, Hope for a Cure

Professional Associations

● Textile Society of America

● Handweavers Guild of America

● Surface Design Association

● Atlanta Apparel Mart

Honors and Awards

Margaret Mott Award , 2008 Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild Members Exhibition

Exhibitions

2018 Exchange Show, Lamar Dodd School of Art, Athens, GA
2018 Trifecta, Trio Contemporary Art Gallery, Athens, GA
2018 Tenable Folly, SOUP, Tallahassee, Florida
2017 Association of Craft Producers (ACP) & Dhukuti, Artisan Group, Nepal (1500 women); Annual Showcase of Designs for local, national and international sales. Hand–woven, hand screened and block printed wearables and accessories
2010 Alive After 5 , third Thursday of every month from April to October, Roswell GA
2010 Artisans Emporium, Alpharetta, Ga
2009 Little Things Mean a Lo t , November 19 thru January 9, 2010, Swan Coach House, Atlanta, Ga
2009 Extreme Threads , Defoor Centre, Atlanta GA
2008 City of Milton , Milton, Georgia
2008 Point of Art Gallery,Union Point, GA
2008 Strawberry Fields Gallery ,  Alpharetta, GA
2008 Swan Coach House Gallery , Atlanta, GA
2008 Tallulah Falls Gallery , Tallulah Falls, GA
2008 Roswell Stake Art Exhibit ,Stake Center, Roswell, GA
2008 Hope for a Cure , JDRF Atlanta Event Gala, Buckhead, GA
2008 Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild , Members Show, Roswell Visual Arts Center, Roswell, GA
2008 Solo Exhibit, Art Heritage Room , Georgia Heritage Center for the Arts, Tallulah Falls, GA
2008 “No Paintbrushes Allowed ”Georgia Heritage Center for the Arts, Tallulah Falls, GA
2008  Globe Gallery, Clayton GA
2007 Juried Invitational Exhibit, Lynne Farris Gallery, Atlanta GA
2007 Art Beyond Borders,  Alpharetta, GA
2007 “Color Explosion ”, Georgia Heritage Center for the Arts, Tallulah Falls, GA
2007 Libia Fine Art Gallery, Cumming, GA
2007 Crabapple Art Center, Alpharetta, GA
2007 Origins, Atlanta, GA
2007 Georgia State University, Dpt. of Teaching and Learning, Atlanta, GA
2007 Graduating Exhibit, Spring Exhibit, Georgia State University, Atlanta GA
2006 Fireball Collective Invitational, Atlanta GA
2005 Juried Invitational Exhibit, Lynne Farris Gallery, Atlanta, GA