Carla Powell


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

BFA cum laude (Textiles), Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 2007


2018 - 2019            Instructor 
                                Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design, Georgia State University
                                Courses taught -     TEXT 3100 Surface Design I : Applications of Surface Design Techniques on Fabric
                                                                     ART 1020  2D Design : Fundamentals of 2D Design

2017 - 2018            Adjunct Professor
                                School of Art and Design, Kennesaw State University (KSU), Kennesaw, GA
                                Courses taught -     ATT 1000 Orientation; Overview of Apparel Textile Technology Program
                                                                     ATT 3250 Math Application in Merchandising - math applications for planning, controlling and interpreting                                                                                 merchandising functions

2016 to 2018           Graduate Laboratory Assistant
                                  Georgia State University (GSU), Atlanta, GA   
2009 to Present  Owner and Founder 
                                Stitch Pretty. Roswell, GA 30075 
                                Courses taught - fashion design, garment construction, pattern making, sewing, textiles, dyeing, printing, weaving, felting,                                                         embroidery, crochet, knitting

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

2009                       Instructor
                                Out of the Box Art Studio, Alpharetta, GA 30009
                                Developed a sewing and textile art program for homeschool and after school elementary and middle school students

2008                       Instructor
                                Young Rembrandts, Alpharetta, Georgia
                                Taught daily after school art classes at various public schools


  • Developed and operated a completely self-sustaining sewing and textile arts teaching studio without external investment or funding.
  • Provided 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 supported Stitch Pretty classes.

  • 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 of products. 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.


  • Panelist, The Economy of a Woman’s Touch: Contemporary Artists in Conversation with Ghada Amer, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA - 2018
  • Artist talk, The Economy of a Woman’s Touch: Contemporary Artists in Conversation with Ghada Amer, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 
  • Artistic Endeavors : A Research Symposium - April, 2018
  • Event highlighted some of the national and international art-based research projects of individuals from the School of Art & Design. Presenters included current and former students from the Art, Art Education, and Art History graduate programs, as well as WSAD’s 2017-2018 Fulbright Visiting Researcher: Lieu Nguyen, Ghenwa El Souki, Carla Powell, Aaron Kagan Putt, Alumna Anne Weems, and Fulbright Scholar Taras Lesiv.
    • Georgia State University
  • 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


● Rally Foundation Auction

● JDRF, Hope for a Cure

  • Chandler Scholar Award , 2010 - 2011
  • Margaret Mott Award , 2008 Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild Members Exhibition
  • Teaching Assistantship, Georgia State University, 2018 - 2019 
  • Graduate Assistantship, Georgia State University, 2010 - 11 and 2016 - 2019 


(*indicates a solo exhibit)

2019     Dignity I A requirement of the MFA Degree I Ernest G. Welch Galleries I Atlanta l GA
2019     Tribute: A Reunion of Chandler Fellows l Ernest G. Welch Galleries I Atlanta l GA 
2018     On Going Conversation, Istanbul Ticaret University, Küçükyalı, İstanbul, Turkey
2018     On Going Conversation, ŞİŞLİ Municipality Gallery , İstanbul, Turkey
2018     On Going Conversation, Istanbul University, Edebiyat Fakültesi, İstanbul, Turkey
2018     Aqua Art Miami l Miami l FL 
2018     Economy of A Woman's Touch: Contemporary Artist in Dialogue With Ghada Amer l Ernest G. Welch Gallery l Atlanta l GA
2018     Exchange Show l Lamar Dodd School of Art l Athens l GA
2018     Trifecta l Trio Contemporary Art Gallery l  Athens l GA
2018     Tenable Folly l SOUP l Tallahassee l FL
2017     Association of Craft Producers (ACP) & Dhukuti l 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 l Nepal
2010     Alive After 5, third Thursday of every month from April to October l Roswell l GA
2010     Artisans Emporium l Alpharetta l Ga
2009    Little Things Mean a Lot l  Swan Coach House l Atlanta l GA
2009    Extreme Threads l Defoor Center l Atlanta l GA
2008    City of Milton l Milton l GA
2008    Point of Art Gallery l Union Point l GA
2008    Strawberry Fields Gallery l  Alpharetta l GA
2008    Swan Coach House Gallery l Atlanta l GA
2008    Koko Gallery l Roswell l GA
2008    Tallulah Falls Gallery l Tallulah Falls l GA*
2008    Roswell Stake Art Exhibit l Stake Center l Roswell l GA
2008    Hope for a Cure l JDRF Atlanta Event Gala l Buckhead l GA
2008    Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild l Members Show l Roswell Visual Arts Center l Roswell, GA
2008    Solo Exhibit l Art Heritage Room l Georgia Heritage Center for the Arts l Tallulah Falls l GA*
2008    “No Paintbrushes Allowed” l Georgia Heritage Center for the Arts l Tallulah Falls l GA
2008     Globe Gallery l Clayton l GA
2007     Juried Invitational Exhibit l Lynne Farris Gallery l Atlanta GA
2007     Art Beyond Borders l  Alpharetta l GA
2007     “Color Explosion ” l Georgia Heritage Center for the Arts l Tallulah Falls l GA
2007     Libia Fine Art Gallery l Cumming l GA
2007     Crabapple Art Center l Alpharetta l GA
2007     Origins l Atlanta l GA*
2007     Georgia State University l Dpt. of Teaching and Learning, Atlanta l GA
2007     Graduating Exhibit l Spring Exhibit, Georgia State University l Atlanta l GA
2006     Fireball Collective Invitational l Atlanta l GA
2005     Juried Invitational Exhibit l Lynne Farris Gallery l Atlanta l GA


2009     Hambidge Raku and Arts Day
               Kudzu Weaving and Product demonstrations
               Rabun Gap, GA

2009     Kudzu Weaving Workshop
              Hochokan / The Center on Warwoman, Clayton GA

2008     Kudzu Weaving Workshop  
              The Sustainable Arts Society l Cochran-Davenport farm l 2350 Dial Road l Blue Ridge l GA 30513


2015     SGIA EXPO
             Specialty Printing and Imaging Technology
             Atlanta, GA

2009    Inspired Design: Jacquard & Entrepreneurial Textiles Conference
             The Center for Craft Creativity and Design, Hendersonville, North Carolina

2008    Handweavers Guild of America
             Convergence 2008 Tampa Bay


  • Textile Society of America
  • Handweavers Guild of America
  • Surface Design Association
  • Atlanta Apparel Mart
  • Member of The Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM


  • Portuguese
  • English