Resume/CV for Barbara Burns
Harpswell, Maine 04079

Born in New York, NY  USA, 1957

Represented by:

Markings Gallery, Bath, ME

Stanhope & Spencer, Rockland, ME

Point of View Artists, ME

Bath, Maine, USA

Solo and Featured Exhibits

2018-2020 HaShoah Holocaust Remembrance event: The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, invited
  Face Value: Portraits in Tapestry, Barbara Burns, Markings Gallery, Bath, Maine, Featured artist
2016 Gray Fox Gallery- Rockland, ME, Featured artist
  Gun Point Gallery- Orrs Island, ME, Featured artist
  Stable On Front Gallery- Bath, ME, Featured artist
 2015 Maine Crafts Association –  Solo exhibition, West Garfield, Maine, invited
2009 Maine  Fiberarts – Solo exhibit, Topsham ME, invited
2005 West Dean College Gallery, Featured artist


2024 Signs and Symbols – 2024, Online exhibition organized by Gallerium and powered by @Biafarin platform, juried

Heallreaf 5, Shropshire and London, UK, juried

2023 ATB14 American Tapestry Alliance Biennial, Appalachian Craft Center, TN, USA juried   Tapestry Touring International: The Natural World, Kirkleatham Museum, Redcar, UK,

Farfield Mill, Garsdale Road, Sedbergh, Cumbria, LA10 5LW, invited

Nuditas 2023, online exhibition, juried

Colorful Symphony, Online exhibition organized by Gallerium and powered by @Biafarin platform, juried

2022 Craft Biennial Exhibition, Fuller Craft Museum juried     Tapestry Touring International: The Natural World, The Guildhall, Much Wenlock, Shropshire, UK, invited
2021 11th “From Lausanne to Beijing” Fiber Art Biennale, China juried     Earth Matters: Surface Design Association Watermark Art Center, Bemidji, MN juried

Heros and Legends, international online and book form exhibition by Gallerium Art, juried

Extinction: Save The Planet international online and book form exhibition by Gallerium Art, juried

2019 Heallreaf 3, London & Nottingham UK as juror
  Tapestry…The New Wave, Down East Gallery, Edgecomb, ME, as curator
  Impact: Climate Change, Belmont MA, San Francisco, CA, juried
  Hanging By A Thread,  H. Allen and Sally Fernald Gallery, Belfast, ME invited
  Maine Crafts Portland,  Portland, ME, invited
2018 Common Threads, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, Maine, invited
  Lost Art Of Handiwork, Museum LA, Lewiston, ME invited
  Fiber Collective, Maine Fiberarts, Topsham ME, invited
  12th International Biennial of Contemporary Textile Art “Scythia”. Ukraine juried
  Highfield Hall Tapestry Exhibition: Falmouth, MA, invited
  Fuller Craft Museum Members Show, Brockton, MA, juried
  Nude Nite, Tampa, FL, juried
2017 SPARK! Maine Art Stories, maine Historical Society, Portland Maine. invited
  Artists In Their Studios, Photography Project, Mac Page, South Portland, ME invited
   Small Tapestry International: Crossroads, University of North Texas, Handforth Gallery, Tacoma, Washington, juried
  Threads of History, Maine Fiberarts, Topsham, ME invited
  Heallreaf 2, West Dean College, Sussex England and Brick Lane Gallery, London, England juried
  Loominations, Tapestry Weavers in New England exhibit, Emporium Gallery, ME, invited
2016 Maine Fiberarts Members Show, invited
2015 Postcards From Home Northlight Gallery, Stromness, Orkney Island, Scotland, Torshavn School, Faroe Island, Scotland, invited
  Crafts Boston Holiday Show, juried
  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
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
  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


2021 Pinacothèque Museum, Luxembourg Art Prize,  Certificate of Artistic Achievement for “Never  More”, Fréo Ellenlic” and “Temptation”.
2020 Circle Foundation for the ArtsCertificate of Excellence. Lyon, France for “Never More”
2017 Pinacothèque Museum, Luxembourg Art Prize,  Certificate of Artistic Achievement for “Pas de Deux”
2017 Heallreaf Award from Heallreaf 2 exhibit in England, for “Pas de Deux”
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 for “Revolution”
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 for “Woman In Red Turban”
2003 Handweaver’s Guild of America Award for Excellence in Weaving, juried
2003 Best in show at Creative Strands, juried


2024 Spring Issue of The Cafe Review Pas de Deux
2022 Interview with Tapestry: In Conversation
2021 Inclusion in Tapestry Design Basics and Beyond, Tommy  McClure Scanlin, Schiffer Books     Featured in ArtLoveStyle Magazine
2020 – present Curator for American Tapestry Alliance TEx@ATA online exhibitions
2020 Article published in British Tapestry Group periodical Tapestry
2019 and previous Teaching in US, England and Ireland
2019 Juror for Heallreaf III, UK
2019 Co-curating of Tapestry…The New Wave, Edgecomb, Maine
2018-19 Article in Northern Jouneys Art Magazine
2018 Article in Canadian Tapestry Network Periodical
2018 The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, Augusta, ME, invited speaker, Homage to Anne Frank on extended loan.
2017-20 Blog on Marketing and Promotion hosted by American Tapestry Alliance
2017 Article in Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot magazine
2016 Article in Canadian Tapestry Network Periodical
  Featured in CODAWORX magazine October issue
  Artcle in American Tapestry Alliance Periodical
  Featured in Book: Fiber Art Masters
2015 Article in Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot magazine
ongoing Artists page on American Tapestry Alliance website
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 Periodical
2009 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


2003-2014 Continuing tapestry study with Archie Brennan and Susan Martin Maffei
2005 West Dean College, England, six week intensive study of tapestry weaving on graduate level
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/Art 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
  • Surface Design Association
  • Union of Maine Visual Artists

Related Interests

  • Former 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