Champaign, IL

Selected Exhibits and Awards

Materials Hard & Soft. sInternational Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. Juried exhibition, juror Beth C. McLaughlin from the Fuller Craft Museum, Boston. Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX

Entwine solo show. Western Illinois University. Macomb, IL


Beyond the Surface. juried exhibition in conjunction with the Surface Design of America Conference. St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St Louis, MO

A Forest of Signs: Josephine Stealey, Sun Smith-Foret, Ann Coddington. Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, IL

Structured. . invitational group show curated by Tracy Krumm. Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN

searching for true north. installation and selection of works. Boneyard Arts Festival, Urbana, IL

Teapots: 13th Invitational. Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery. Pittsburgh, PA


Excellence in Fibers IV exhibition in print. Winner of the Installation category. Winter edition of Fiber Art Now. Jurors: Carol Sauvion of Craft in America, Perry Price the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, and Beth McLaughlin of Fuller Craft Museum

Taking Flight. Completed a large-scale sculpture commissioned by the State of Illinois Percent for Art in Architecture program, for the Parkland Community College’s Student Union lobby. Champaign, IL

Made and Found. Solo installation exhibition. Boneyard Arts Festival, Urbana, IL.

At the Surface. Juried exhibition, Thad Duhigg juror. Foundry Art Center, St. Charles, MO.

Teapots: 12th Invitational.Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA.


Residual Impact. Three person exhibition, Ann Coddington, Patricia Vivod, Arthur Towata. Jacoby Art Center, Alton, IL.

Rooted Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America. Invitational three-year, traveling exhibition to Missouri, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Washington, New York, Massachusetts and Florida. Catalogue and essays. Jo Stealey and Kristin Schwain curators.

VARDA Artist Residency. One-month residency on the historic SS Vallejo. Sausalito, CA

Open Studio. Invitational exhibition. 40 Point One Art Space, Champaign, IL.

All Things Considered IX. Juried exhibition, juror Lloyd Herman founding director of the Renwick Gallery in D.C. American Art Company Gallery, Tacoma, WA

30th Annual Materials: Hard + Soft. International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. Juried exhibition, juror JoAnn Edwards from the San Francisco Museum of Craft & Design. Received the Grand Prize Juror Award. Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX

Teapots: 11th Invitational. Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery. Pittsburgh, PA

Cedar Creek National Teapot Show 10. Invitational exhibition. Creedmoor, NC


Fictitious Fiber. Invitational exhibition, Jane Sauer curator. Tansey Contemporary Gallery. Santa Fe, NM

From the Earth. Invitational exhibition, Jennifer Reis curator. Morehead State University Claypool-Young Gallery. Morehead, KY

Interconnections: the language of basketry. Invitational exhibition, Carol Eckert curator. Hunterdon Art Museum. Clinton NJ

Senescence. Solo show. Schmidt Art Center, Southwestern Illinois College. Belleville, IL

Light and Form: Works by Ann Coddington and Jason Peot. Two-person exhibiton. Giertz Art Gallery, Parkland Community College. Champaign, IL

Finding Shelter. Invitational exhibition. Baum Gallery of Fine Art. Conway, AR


Observance. Invitational exhibition. McClean County Art Museum. Bloomington, IL

Faculty Exhibition. Eastern Illinois University. Charleston, IL 2004 – 2009, 2011 - 2012, 2014 - 2015

All Things Considered VIII. Invitational exhibition. Grand Hand Museum, Minneapolis, MN, traveling to Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, MA

Nets. Solo installation piece, Boneyard Arts Festival. Champaign, IL


Instructor Exhibition. Invitational exhibition, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

Teapots 8th Invitational. Invitational exhibition, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

9th International Fiber Biennial. Invitational exhibition, Snyderman Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

All Things Considered VII. Invitational exhibition, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN, traveling to Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA


Define Drawing. Invitational exhibition, McLean County Arts Center, Bloomington, IL

Undivided Attention. Invitational exhibition, Living Arts and Sciences Center, Lexington, KY

flock. Solo installation exhibition, Craft Alliance Grand Center Exhibition Space, St. Louis, MO


passage. Solo installation exhibition, Weston Art Gallery, Cincinnati, OH

Threshold. Invitational exhibition. Untion Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, IL

Illinois Arts Council Project Grant. Recipient of a project grant in Crafts

Summer Research Creative Activity Award. Eastern Illinois University. Charleston, IL. 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012.

8th International Fiber Biennial. Invitational exhibit. Snyderman-Works Galleries. Philadelphia, PA.

Hot Tea. Invitational exhibition and workshop. Craft Alliance Gallery. St. Louis, MO

little poetry. Solo exhibition and lecture. University of Missouri Bingham Gallery, Columbia, MO


brown to grey. Solo exhibition, Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL

vestiges. Solo exhibition. Society for Contemporary Craft Satellite Gallery at One Mellon Bank Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Teapots Redefined. Invitational exhibition. Mobilia Gallery. Cambridge, MA 2007-2011

Faculty Exhibition. Eastern Illinois University. Charleston, IL. 2004 - 2011

Vessel Redefined. Invitational exhibition. Mobilia Gallery. Cambridge, MA

The Drawn Image. Invitational group exhibition. Art Coop Gallery. Urbana, IL


Hot Tea. Invitational exhibition, Craft Alliance Gallery, St. Louis, MO

Spring Show. Best of show, juried exhibition. Water Street Studios. Batavia, IL


Knitted, Netted, Knotted. Invitational exhibition, catalogue and review in New York Times. Hunterdon Art Museum. Clinton, NJ.

endless sky. Solo exhibition. Bellwether Galler, The Sheldon Art Center. St. Louis, MO

10th International Shoebox Sculpture Show. Traveling, juried exhibition. University of Hawaii. Honolulu, HI

Cut the Edge, Weave the Line. Invitational exhibit. Mobilia Gallery. Cambridge, MA


National Art Premiere. Juried exhibition. Elmhurst Artists' Guild. Elmhurst, IL



Illinois Arts Council Grant. Finalist fellowship in crafts.

Looming / Longing. Solo exhibition. Merwin Gallery, Illinois Wesleyan University.

Rock Paper Scissors: Three Contemporary Women Sculptors. Invitational regional exhibition and lecture. Swope Art Museum. Terre Haute, IN.

6th International Fiber Biennial. Invitational exhibit. Curated by Bruce Hoffman, Director. Snyderman-Works Galleries. Philadelphia, PA.

National Art Premier 2008. National exhibition. Juror: Suellen Rocca, Chicago Imagist and Curator/Director of Exhibitions at Elmhurst College. Elmhurst Artist Guild. Elmhurst, IL


merging. Solo exhibition and lecture. Center of Creative Arts. St. Louis, MO

Baskets as Architecture, and Teapots Redefined. Two invitational exhibitions held at Mobilia Gallery. Cambridge, MA

…and I am blue. Invitational exhibition. McLean County Art Center. Bloomington, IL

National Art Premier 2007. National exhibition. Juror: Rob Bondgren, School of the Art Institute. Emhurst Artists’ Guild. Elmhurst, IL

63rd Annual Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition. Gedrick Award of Recognition. Juror: David Edgar from the University of North Carolina. Swope Art Museum. Terre Haute, IN


Material Difference. Invitational exhibition, curator Polly Ullrich, professional curator and critic. Chicago Cultural Center. Chicago, IL

Craft Forms 2006. National exhibition, juror: Gretchen Keyworth, Curator of the Fuller Craft Museum. Wayne Art Center. Wayne, PA.

Craft Forms Invitational. Invitational exhibition of past award winners. Wayne Art Center. Wayne, PA

Body in Fiber. Curated invitational Fibers exhibition, oversaw production of catalogue, organized lectures, essayist Shannon Stratton, and graduate critiques. Tarble Art Center. Charleston, IL

5th International Fiber Biennial. Invitational exhibit. Curated by Bruce Hoffman, Director. Snyderman-Works Galleries. Philadelphia, PA. Select works from this exhibit traveled to Peter’s Valley Art Center. Layton, New Jersey.

tether.Solo performance installation project. Boneyard Arts Festival. Champaign, IL

New York. Two person exhibit. Contemporary Art Center. Peoria, IL

The 9th International Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition. University of Hawaii Art Gallery. Invitational exhibit. Honolulu, HI Select works from this exhibit traveling to 16 venues over next 2 years.

Crafts National 2006. Lancaster Museum of Art. Juror Gretchen Keyworth, Curator of Fuller Craft Museum. Lancaster, PA.

27th Annual Contemporary Crafts. National exhibition, juror: Jane Milosch of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery. Mesa Arts Center. Mesa, AZ


Function. Invitational exhibit curated by Dennis French and Alison Hatcher McLean County Art Center. Bloomington, IL.

Craft Forms 2005. National exhibition, juror: David McFadden, Chief Curator Museum of Arts and Design, NY. Wayne Art Center. Wayne, PA.

SOFA. Represented by Snyderman-Works Gallery. Navy Pier Chicago, IL

Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition. Phyllis Dye Turner Award of Excellence. Juror: Susan Rosenberg of the Seattle Art Museum. Swope Art Museum. Terre Haute, IN.

Boneyard Arts Festival. Installation project knit. Champaign, IL 2004 & 2005

authentic embodiment. Two person exhibit. Left Bank Books. St. Louis, MO.


Craft Forms 2004. National exhibition and Award, juror: Melissa G. Post of The Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC. Wayne Art Center. Wayne, PA.

Recent Work. Collaborative pieces made with Jodi Bowen. Parkland College Art Gallery. Champaign, IL.

Illinois Arts Council Grant. Finalist fellowship in crafts.


Pins and Needles. Invitational exhibition curated by Lena Vigna. John Michael Kohler Arts Center. Sheboygan, WI.

Material Presence. Group invitational exhibition. McLean County Art Center. Bloomington, IL.

Viewpoint. Invitational exhibition curated by Laura Strand. Schmidt Art Center. Belleville, IL.

Interior Artifacts. Two person exhibit. Quincy Art Center. Quincy, IL.

Threading the Eye. Group invitational exhibition. Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art. Kansas City, MO.

New Work. Solo exhibition. Richland Art Gallery. Decatur, IL.

Faculty Exhibit. Parkland College. Champaign, IL. 1994-1999, 2002-2003.


this is an image. Two person exhibition. Left Bank Books. St. Louis, MO. Material Witness. National juried exhibition. Central Michigan University. Mt. Pleasant, MI.

Inspired in Illinois. Regional juried exhibition. Lakeview Museum. Peoria, IL.

Fiber Survey 2002. National Invitational exhibition curated by Bruce Hoffman. Snyderman-Works Galleries. Philadelphia, PA.


Colorado State Univ. Alumni Exhibition. Bayeaux Gallery. Denver, CO.

Woven Constructions. National Invitational exhibit curated by Jane Sauer. Craft Alliance Gallery. St. Louis, MO.

New Work. Solo exhibition and guest lecture. Berea College. Berea, KY.

Contemporary Baskets 2001. National Invitational exhibit. del Mano Gallery. Los Angeles, CA.

Fashion Targets Breast Cancer. Benefit in conjunction with Contemporary Baskets 2001. Saks Fifth Avenue. Beverly Hills, CA.

Faculty Exhibit. University of Illinois. Champaign, IL. 1996, 1998 - 2001.

SOFA. Represented by Katie Gingrass Gallery. Navy Pier Chicago, IL and New York, NY 2000-2001.


Illinois Arts Council Grant. Recipient of fellowship in crafts. brown. Solo exhibition. New Harmony Arts Center. New Harmony, IN.

Summer Show. Invitational exhibition. Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art. Kansas City, MO.

Re Generations. Invitational exhibition. Los Angeles Craft and Folk Art Museum. Los Angeles, CA.

Recent Work. Three person show. Park Avenue Gallery. St. Louis, MO.

SOFA. Represented by Lyons Weir Gallery. New York, NY, 1998 & 2000.


viscera. Solo exhibition and gallery talk. Forum for Contemporary Art. St. Louis, MO.

New Work. Solo show, visiting artist, lecturer. Louisiana Tech. Ruston, LA.

Figurative Influences in Fiber. Solo exhibition and gallery talk. Evanston Art Center. Evanston, IL.

Abstract Craft. Invitational. Southwest School of Art and Craft. San Antonio, TX.

SOFA. Represented by Lyons-Wier Gallery. Navy Pier. Chicago, IL. 1995-1999.


Sift. Solo exhibition. Benedicta Arts Center. St. Joseph, MN.

Modus Operandi, A Survey of Contemporary Fiber. Invitational exhibition. Snyderman/Works Galleries. Philadelphia, PA.

To Have and To Hold. Invitational exhibition. Spruill Center. Atlanta, GA.

Cross Currents. Traveling group exhibit curated by Sam Ainsley, Sarah Krepp and Tim VanLaar. I Space, Chicago, IL and Glasgow School of Art, Scotland.

mama. Invitational exhibit. Harwood Art Center. Albuquerque, NM.

From Limb to Limb. Invitational exhibit. Traveling to four Illinois State Museums: Lockport, Springfield, Whittington and Chicago, IL. 1998 - 1999.


New Baskets: Expanding the Concept. National Invitational exhibit curated by Jane Sauer. Craft Alliance Gallery. St. Louis, MO.

New Directions in Textiles. Invitational exhibit. Wetsman Collection. Birmingham, MI.

Collector Show. Invitational show. Arkansas Arts Center. Little Rock, AK.

Lecture, Workshop and Juror


University of Montevallo. Visiting artist lecture, workshop, juror and critiques. Montevallo, AL


Surface Design of America Conference. Workshop and lecture. St. Louis, MO

Textile Art Center. Week-long fibers workshop. Minneapolis, MN

Northwest Basketry Guild. Twining workshop. Seattle, WA

Artist talk, Quincy Art Center. Quincy, IL


Los Angeles Basketry Guild, Twining workshop. Julian, CA


University of Northern Texas, Visiting artist, twining workshop. Denton, TX


Arts St. Louis, Juror for regional art exhibition. St. Louis, MO

University of Illinois Metal Studio, basketry processes workshop. Urbana, IL

San Diego Basketry Guild, twining workshop. San Diego, CA

University of Central Arkansas. Visiting artist, and lecturer. Conway, AR


Penland School of Crafts. Two week workshop on sculptural twining. Penland, NC

National Basketry Organization. Biannual conference. Twining workshop. St. Paul, MN

Gallery Talk. Tarble Art Center, hosted by Academy of Lifetime Learning, Charleston, IL

Los Angeles Basketry Guild, twining workshop. Los Angeles, CA


Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts. Week long twining workshop. Gatlinburg, TN

University of North Texas. Visiting Artist, Twining workshop. Denton, TX

Media and Methods conference. Eastern Illinois University, Workshops 2007, 2008, 2012, 2014. Charleston, IL


Craft Alliance. Visiting Artist Workshop. Random weaving. St. Louis, MO

National Basketry Organization. Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts. Twining workshop. Gatlinburg, TN


Society for Contemporary Craft. Twining workshop. Pittsburgh, PA

Weston Art Gallery. Visiting lecturer and twining workshop. Cincinnati, OH

Craft Alliance Gallery. Twining workshop. St. Louis, MO

University of Missouri. Visiting lecturer, critiques and demonstrations. Columbia, MO


Indiana State University. Visiting lecturer and juror. Terre Haute, IN


Metro State. Visiting lecturer and critiques. Denver, CO


Swope Art Museum. Visiting lecturer. Terre Haute, IN

Illinois Wesleyan. Artist Lecture. Bloomington, IL

Winter Park Arts Festival. Juror of national arts festival. Winter Park, FL


Webster University, St. Louis, MO. Guest artist lecture. Indiana State Fair. Juror. Indianapolis, IN, 2006 & 2007

Paint Illinois exhibition. Juror. Paris Art Center, Paris, IL Ruth Boyd Award Juror. Eastern Illinois University. Charleston, IL


Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

Guest artist and critique. Lakeland College. Visiting artist lecture. Mattoon, IL

Ruth Boyd Award Juror. Eastern Illinois University. Charleston, IL


Tarble Art Center. Artist lecture in conjunction with faculty exhibition. Charleston, IL

Sugar Creek Arts Festival. Juror. Bloomington, IL


Springer Cultural Center. Juror and lecturer for statewide Amateur Art show. Champaign, IL.

Parkland College. Visiting lecturer in Art Appreciation. Champaign, IL.


Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Instructor, lecturer and exhibitor. Two week workshop in Fibers. Deer Isle, ME


Southern Illinois Artist Workshop. Three day workshop, lecture, critique. Edwardsville, IL.

Alpha Rho Chi. University of Illinois. Champaign, IL.


Berea College. Berea, KY.


New Harmony Art Center. New Harmony, IN.


Beyond the Surface. exhibition catalogue. SDA Conference, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, 2019.

Forest of Signs.exhibition catalogue, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts. 2019.

The Language of Making, Visual Voices from the Textile Study Group of New York 1, published by TSGNY, 2019. (pg. 27).

News Gazette article. June 17, 2018.

Members in Print. National Basketry Organization in-print exhibition. Quarterly Review, Summer 2018.

Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America. Published by Schiffer. p. 2017 (pgs. 28, 147-148).

Teapots: 11th Invitational. Morgan Glass Gallery, exhibition Catalogue. 2017.

Materials Hard & Soft. Denton Arts Council, exhibition catalogue. 2017.

All Things Considered IX. National Basketry Organization exhibition catalogue. Summer 2017.

Fictitious Fiber. Tansey Contemporary Gallery, exhibition catalogue pgs. 8-11. 2016.

Connect. 14 minute video interview, Eastern Illinois University tv, program 3, at 14’30”, January, 2016.

All Things Considered VIII. Catalogue p. 40. Summer 2015.

Observance, video interview, McLean County Arts Center. October, 2015.( - at 11’35”)

Behind the Scenes 3 minute video feature. WILL Television. Fall 2014.

Blue Room Magazine EIU publication. Interview and photographs, pgs. Fall 2014.

All Things Considered VII. Catalogue p. 46. Fall 2013.

Quarterly Review Magazine. National Basketry Organization, Summer 2013, pages 17-20.

Art Papers. July/August 2012, vol. 36 issue 4, page 50. Review by Jane Durrell.

Cincinnati Enquirer. March 30, 2012. Photo and preview of exhibition. Jackie Demaline.

Pittsburgh Tribune Review. January 18, 2012. Review by Kurt Shaw, and photographs.

Community Concierge Magazine. Fall 2011 issue. Featured artist, article, photographs.

Art Now. Television interview. Originally aired November 2011. Urbana Public Television.

New York Times. Photo in the Arts Section, pg. 20, January 10, 2010.

Fiber Arts website. Fiber finds Kamm Teapot Colection. Mary Douglas curator. Fall 2011.

Black Oak Presents. Photo on pg. 20, Spring 2008 issue.

Fiber Arts Magazine. Photo on pg. 14, Summer 2007 issue.

Fiber Arts Magazine. Photo on pg. 8, Summer 2006 issue.

Agora: online journal written and produced by members of the English Department of EIU. Contributing artist. 2006.

WTTW Arts Online. Contributing artist. 2006

500 Baskets, A Celebration of the Basketmaker’s Art. Contributing artist. Lark Books, 2006. pgs. 282–283.

Suburban and Wayne Times. Review of Craft Forms Exhibition by Marie Fowler. December 16, 2004.

100 Creative Drawing Ideas by Anna Held Audette. Contributing author. Publishing date, June 2003.

Arts Across Illinois. Televised interview for WTTW Television. In partnership with the Illinois Arts Council. Aired first June 18-21, 2001. Chicago, IL. Baskets, Tradition and Beyond. Leier, Peters and Wallace. Artist statement and photographs, page 121. Guild Publishing, 2000.

Surface Design Magazine. Article, interview and photographs. Winter, 00.

Octopus. Cover art. February 4, 00.

News Gazette. Article in ETC section regarding Illinois Arts Council Grant. Written by Melissa Merli. January 7, 00.


postHaus. 13th Biennial FATE conference. Savannah, GA

Confluence. 12th Biennial FATE conference. St. Louis, MO

Shift Connect. 11th Biennial FATE conference. Co-presented workshop entitled Integrating the Foundation Curriculum. Milwaukee, WI

Think Tank. Participated in symposium run by Mary Stewart and James Elniski. School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL. 2006

Voyage 05: exploring new horizons. Attended Foundation in Art, Theory and Education conference. Columbus, OH. 2005


Masters of Fine Arts Degree. University of Illinois. Champaign, IL. 1993. Sculpture department. Grade point average 5.0.

Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. Colorado State University. Fort Collins, CO. 1986. Graduated with distinction from the Fibers Department.


Professor, Foundation Program. Instructor for Foundation Design, Drawing, and Graduate independent study courses.
Student Affairs Coordinator, August 2014 to May 2017.
Graduate Coordinator, November 2016 to present.
Eastern Illinois University. Charleston, Illinois.
August 2004 to present.

Two Dimensional Design and Drawing Instructor, Art Department. Parkland College. Champaign, Illinois. August 1994 to May 2004.

Exhibitions Coordinator. Curatorial and preparatorial responsibilities for ongoing Exhibition Series. Springer Cultural Center. Champaign, Illinois. August 2002 to August 2004.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Foundation Program. Assistant Professor for drawing and design courses. University of Illinois. Champaign, Illinois. August 2000 to August 2002.

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Foundation Program and Painting Program. August 1996 to May 2000.