Resume for Barbara Burns

Barbara Burns

Burns-Studio.com
Harpswell, Maine 04079
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Born in New York, NY  USA, 1957

 

Exhibits

2016 Maine Fiberarts Members Show, invited
  featured in CODAWORX magazine October issue
  Featured Artist, Gray Fox Gallery, Rockland ,ME
  Featured Artist, Gun Point Cove Gallery, Orrs Island, ME
  Featured Artist, Stable on Front Gallery, Bath, ME
2015 Postcards From Home Northlight Gallery, Stromness, Orkney Island, Scotland, Torshavn School, Faroe Island, Scotland, invited
  Crafts Boston Holiday Show
  The Wednesday Group at Garner Arts Center, Garnerville, NY, invited
  Tapestry Weavers in New England, Weaving Up & Down, Deerfield Arts Bank,  S. Deerfield MA, juried
   Solo exhibition at Maine Crafts Association, West Garfield, Maine, invited
2014 5th Triennial of Tapestry, Novi Sad, Serbia, juried. Award for traditional tapestry
  Woven art ’14 ,Alexandra Palace, London and Harrogate International center GB with the British Tapestry Group, juried
  University of Southern Maine, Portland Unum Great Reading Room, invited
  Maine Fiberarts Gallery, Masters Contemporary Fiber Art, invited
  Tapestry weavers in New England group exhibit, URI Feinstein Providence Campus Gallery, juried
  American Tapestry Alliance, Untitled/Unjuried small format show, University of Rhode Island, juried
2013 Tapestry Weavers in New England group exhibit, Image Gallery, Northampton MA, juried
  Faces of Israel at the Sidney & Gertrude Zack Gallery, Vancouver, BC, juried
  ATB9 American tapestry Alliance Biennial 9 Fort Wayne Museum of Art, IN, juried
2012-2013 Triennial of Textile  Without Borders, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, juried
2012 North Bank Gallery Artists Community Project: Strands 2012 Vancouver, WA, juried
  HGA, Small Expressions Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA, juried
  ATB9 American tapestry Alliance Biennial 9, juried 
2011 Anne Street Gallery, Newburgh, New York, invited
  Boothbay Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, Maine, invited
  Handweaver’s Guild of America: Small Expressions Tennessee State Museum, juried
  British Tapestry Group Stables Gallery Exhibition, Twickenham, England, juried
  Fantastic Fibers at Yeiser Art Center, Padukah, KY, juried
2009 The Wednesday Group at the Art Society of Kingston, Kingston, NY, invited
  The Wednesday Group at Clifton Arts Center, Clifton, NJ, invited
  Solo exhibit at Maine Fiberarts, Topsham Maine, April, invited
  American Tapestry Alliance: Connections: Small Tapestry International, juried
  San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, juried
  Leeds Gallery, Earlham College, Richmond Indiana, juried
  Niche Awards booth at the Philadelphia Buyers market of American Craft, PA, juried
  The Wednesday Group at the Greene County Arts Council, Catskill, NY, invited
  The Wednesday Group at Medford Leas Gallery NJ, invited
2008 Blue Ridge Hand Weaving Show, John M. Crawford Gallery, NC, juried
  TWiNE 2008 A Contemporary Look at Tapestry, River Tree Center for the Arts, ME,  juried
  Living With Beauty a the Business of Art Center, Manitou Springs, CO, juried
  The Wednesday Group at the Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County, invited
  LAND Australian National University School of Art hosted by The Tapestry Foundation of Victoria, juried
  ATB7 (American Tapestry Alliance Biennial 7) Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, KY, juried
  The Wednesday Group at the Jewish Community Center Gallery, NJ, invited
  ATB7 at the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery Tampa Florida, juried
2007 The Wednesday Group at Gallery 207, NY, NY, invited
  ATB6 biennial exhibit at San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA,  juried
  Intimate Eye an exhibition of small format art at  Phoenix Gallery New York City,  juried
  The Wednesday Group at Atrium Art Gallery Lombardi Cancer Center, Washington DC, invited
2006 The Wednesday Group at the Phoenix Gallery in Washington, DC, invited
  ATB6 exhibit at Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington,  juried
  ATB6 exhibit at Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, Michigan,  juried
  Petworth House Gallery, Sussex England, invited
2005 Individual exhibit, Edward James Foundation Gallery, West Dean Park, Chichester, England, invited
  The Wednesday Group at Woven Fiber Art House, West Chester, PA, invited
2004 Small Matters of Great Importance, Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, NY, juried
  The Wednesday Group at the Hopkins House Gallery, Haddon Township, NJ, invited
  Small Format Frontiers Int. Tapestry Exhibit, Museum of Outdoor Arts, Englewood, CO, juried
  The Wednesday Group at the Suffern Public Library Gallery, Suffern, NY, invited
2003-2004 Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, NY, juried
2003 Creative Strands Fiber Conference, Bucknell University, juried
1996 Paterson Museum, Paterson, NJ, invited

 

Awards

2016 Selected by Maine Crafts Association for their Artists in Their Studios photography project.
2014 Award for Traditional Tapestry at 5th Triennial of Tapestry, Novi Sad, Serbia
2009 Certificate of Commendation: Preserving Past Fabrics for the Future from the Bergen County Historic Preservation Advisory Board
2008 Blue Ridge Hand Weaving Show 1st place decorative, non-functional category
2008 NICHE Awards finalist juried
2003 Handweaver’s Guild of America Award for Excellence in Weaving, juried
2003 Best in show at Creative Strands, juried

 

Publications/Collections/Registries/
Lectures/Curated

2016 Article printed in Canadian Tapestry Network Newsletter
2016 Featured in Book: Fiber Art Masters
2015 Article in Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot magazine
ongoing Artists page on American Tapestry Alliance website www.americantapestryalliance.org
2012 Inclusion in “Shaped Tapestry” second edition by Kathe Todd-Hooker, Fine Fiber Press
2011 Lecture for Embroidery Guild of America, Bergen County NJ
2010 Article in the American Tapestry Alliance newsletter
2009 AmericanTapestryAlliance.org Online exhibit curated by Barbara Burns: Tapestries by Inyul Heo
2009 Lecture at Maine Fiberarts Gallery, Topsham ME
2009 Lecture at Museum LA, Lewiston, ME
ongoing Inclusion into the Artist’s Registry of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum
2007 Tapestry Handbook: The Next Generation by Carol K. Russell, The Wednesday Group
2006 ETN Textile Forum Magazine, image of tapestry
2005-06 The Canadian Tapestry Network Newsletter:  article and image of tapestry

 

Education

2005 West Dean College, England, six week intensive study of tapestry weaving on graduate level
2003 to present Continuing study with Archie Brennan and Susan Martin Maffei
2003 Workshops with Ruth Manning, John Pierre Larochette and Yael Lurie
2002 Fashion Institute of Technology (Textile & costume conservation, graduate program)
1994 to present Study of loom controlled weaving techniques, spinning and dyeing. Numerous workshops at HGA Convergences, MAFA Conferences, ATA workshops and other venues.
1992-93 SUNY Purchase
1982 New York School of Interior Design
1977-78 Pasadena City College
1975 Hampshire College

 

Tapestry /Weaving /Fiber Associations

  • Maine Crafts Association
  • American Tapestry Alliance
  • TWiNE Tapestry Weavers in New England
  • Canadian Tapestry Network
  • The British Tapestry Group
  • The Wednesday Group
  • Handweavers Guild of America
  • Maine Fiberarts
  • New York Textile Study Group

 

Related Interests & Associations

  • Trustee and Director of the Costume and Textile Dept., Pascack Historical Society and Museum, Park Ridge, NJ 1999-2011
  • Textile and costume conservation and collecting