May 25 - October 27, 2019

Blowing Rock Art & History Museum

Southern Strands: North Carolina Fiber Art


Susan Brandeis, Edwina Bringle, Catharine Ellis, Evee Erb, Vicki Essig, Marguerite Jay Gignoux, Carmen Grier, Bryant Holsenbeck, Joyce Watkins King, Jeana Klein, September Krueger, Bethanne Knudson, Precious Lovell, Erin Miller, Leslie Pearson, Susan Sharpe, Sydney Sogol, Billie Ruth Sudduth, Mary Tuma, Andrea Vail, Jan-Ru Wan

This project is made possible by a grant from the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership.

Public Reception:
Fall Exhibition Celebration
Friday, August 23, 20194:30 pm 7:00 pm




Saturday, October 5

Beyond the Surface, 2019 SDA Biennial Conference


Teach/Taught: Fiber Art Educators

Presented by Meramec Contemporary Art Gallery, St. Louis Community College at Meramec

"Teach/Taught: Fiber Art Educators," curated by Rena Wood. Presented September 26 - October 19, 2019. This exhibition features work and insights from individuals active as both artists and educators in the field of fiber art.  As educators, they are passionate about expanding the field of Fiber Art and, as artists, their work shows expertise in technique and materials. 

Free reception Saturday, October 5, 5:30-8 p.m. 
This exhibit is free & open to the public 

M-Th 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., F 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.


Septemper 1 - Septemper 30, 2019

Textures: CLTextile

Artists: Cat Babbie, Jeff Beacham, Renee Calder, Val Chan, Lindsay Conlan, Christopher DeLange, Jillian Faith, Sunya Folayan, Anne Forcinito, Brianna Gardner, Barbara Gilmore, Rebecca Haworth, Barbara Hooley, Natalie Jones, Doris Kapner, Indrani Nayar-Gall, Elizabeth Palmisano, April Carter Price, Kathie Roig, Andrea Vail, Holly Wilkes


Renee Cloud, Matt Cosper, Logan Cyrus, de'Angelo Dia, Justin Evans, Jeremy Fisher, Amy Herman, Blaine Hurdle, Jeff Jackson, Holly Keogh, Debora Koo, Nathaniel Lancaster, Andy McMillan, HNin Nie, Barbara Schreiber, Todd Stewart, Grace Stott, Andrea Vail, Jason Watson, Liliya Zalevskaya

Curated by Renee Cloud and de'Angelo Dia


January 25, 2019

Make tassels! During the kickoff programming of Connect with Culture Days with Arts and Science Council, I'll host a FRIENDGE event and hope you'll join! 

#CultureForAll \ #CLT250 \ #makinfriendge

Schedule of all events

Workshop: Crochet (and beyond)

Date: Nov 17 2018, 1PM - 4PM

Goodyear Arts Free Workshop Series:

10 free art workshops: Designed with input from our neighbors, taught by Goodyear Arts alumni artists, funded by Arts & Science Council, with all art supplies included! 

Press: Charlotte Observer 


A Day with SDA at Fuller Craft Museum

October 27, 2018

Friendge event, along with Adrienne Sloane's Vote on-site with and afternoon Lecture, “Words Matter,” by invited speaker, Stuart Kestenbaum

Waterworks Visual Arts Center
June 2, 2018 - August 31, 2018


Alessandra Sulpy, William Paul Thomas, Andrea Vail, Angelina Woehr

North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship 2017 Award Exhibition
Cameron Art Museum

May 3, 2018 -September 3, 2018 (extended from previous close)
Opening Reception May 2


Jason Adams, Robin M. Gee, Andrew Hayes, Harriet Hoover, John Huneycutt, John W. Love, Jr., Jackson Odell Martin, Jayden Moore, Sheryl Oring, Katina Parker, Thomas Schmidt, Shannon Lee Silva, Helen Simoneau, Lien Truong, Andrea Vail, Jina Valentine, Stephanie J. Woods

Residency and exhibition at Elsewhere

June 12, 2017 - July 10, 2017


Samantha Burns, Hale Ekinci, Ben Seretan, Andrea Vail


 Teen Art Studio at Community School of the Arts.

What to expect: Casual weekly afternoon sessions that combine learning new skills (in painting, drawing, fibers, mixed media, and sculpture) with informal discussions on contemporary art and design, and developing careers in the arts. Students will engage in a short series of self-guided portfolio projects and sketchbook exercises, and make occasional excursions beyond the studio to explore museums, parks, and other cultural attractions in Uptown Charlotte.

CAM's Museum School

Artist Talk: March 25, 2018

Workshop: Collecting Pile: REASSEMBLE
March 23 - March 24

Textures: CLTextile


January 5 - January 26, 2018

CSA Faculty/Student Pop-Up Exhibition

Knight Gallery, Spirit Square
December 1, 2017 - January 15, 2018 

Community School of the Arts (CSA) is a passionate advocate, leading the civic dialogue about the value of arts education by helping parents, educators and Charlotteans fully understand the benefits of participatory music and art instruction. CSA collaborates with a wide range of non-profits, schools, faith-based and fellow arts organizations to raise awareness of the transformative power of arts education.

Crossing Generations: Past, Present & Future

Curated by Jane Sauer

Hoffman Gallery, Oregon College of Art and Craft
August 3-6, 2017


James Bassler, Lia Cook, John Garrett, Michael James, Glenn Kaufman, Gerhardt Knodel, Jack Lenor Larsen, Anna Carlson, Vic De La Rosa, Karen Hampton, Mark Newport, Julie Sirek, Aaron McIntosh, Nicole Benner, Rena Detrixhe, Molly Koehn, Aram Han Sifuentes, Lauren Sinner, Jodi Stevens, Andrea Vail, Anel Zarate

Crossing Generations featureSurface Design Journal, Summer 2017

"ARTFUL: VISUAL ARTS, What to Do and See in Charlotte. Who to Meet." The Charlotte Observer 21 May 2017: 3C. Print.

17 May 2017 - Interview with HappeningsCLT

Read the full post here.

2017 Arrowmont Instructor Exhibition

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts 
Sandra J. Blain Gallery

May 13 – July 22, 2017

An interactive artwork which involves the community as both content and collaborator. 

Sat, Mar 18 2p-4p - PILE Sketch
Thurs, Mar 23 6p-9p - Uptown Crawl
Fri, Mar 10 6p-9p
Thurs, Jan 26 6p-9p - group work session

2016-2017 NC Arts Council Fellowship.


The Charlotte Observer

Studio Party

annual party + contemporary art sale

McColl Center for Art + Innovation

Saturday, February 25, 2017
7-11 PM

December 16, 6 – 9pm
Goodyear Arts

Please join us to celebrate the Artists-in-Residence for the months of November/December: Dylan GilbertGrace Elizabeth StottAndrea Vail

7pm and 8:30pm - Preview performance of the acid Western musical ALL THE DOGS AND HORSES by Dylan Gilbert and collaborators.

Cat Babbie will also have an installation on view in the Project Studio.

Free & open to the public, with free parking (!!)

Oct 27. 2016 - Dec 2016

Goodyear Arts Residency

Stop by during the Uptown Art Crawl . It's the first day for the new residents!
Thursday, October 27
at 6 PM - 9 PM

Aug 26, 2016 - Nov 21, 2016

Opening: Aug 26, 5PM - 7PM
Residency Artist Talks: Aug 27, 2PM - 3PM

form & concept
435 South Guadalupe St
Santa Fe, NM 87501


Oct 3, 2016 - Oct 21, 2016

In Esse: Material, Process, and Community

Emily Davis Gallery
The University of Akron
Akron, OH


Aug 31, 2016 - Sept 23

Faculty Biennial Exhibition

Aug 31
Panel Discussion - 4PM 
Reception - 5PM to 7PM

The Department of Art & Art History
Rowe Galleries
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28223-0001

May 10, 2016

 Inspirational 10 

Mar 6, 2016


Friendge, an ongoing initiative, invites participation from the community to build an ornamental border that symbolizes inclusiveness rather than exclusivity.

Each tassel connected becomes fringe. Materials provided.

Lore Emelio Studio 

Apr 8, 9, & 10 2016

FRIENDGE Event - Located next to the BOOM Intersection Stage at 1920 Commonwealth Ave

Three days of art, performance and the unexpected. Charlotte’s first artist-led annual showcase of experimental/contemporary performance and visual art. 

BOOM events take place between Central and Commonwealth Avenues in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood. All venues are within a short walking distance.

Visit the BOOM Intersection Stage at 1920 Commonwealth Avenue.
This stage will be the center of information and outdoor entertainment during the event.

February 26, 2016

Site Seeing at C3Lab visually creates a sense of surrealism or magic by reworking or rethinking existing objects.  Inspiring a sense of sarcasm or a feeling of playfulness, the artwork reimagines your perception of realism combining familiar objects and/or experiences in similar ways with various mediums.

Artists include Nick DeFord, Jenny Hanson, Bryan Olson, Andrea Vail

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