The Mint’s iteration of the exhibition also includes three additional components that enhance the core installation of Brackens work, including woven and quilted works from the Mint, drawing heavily from the historic quilt collection and the extensive collection of Native American basketry; an installation of North Carolina weavers and a visitor engagement area with response walls and extensive resources from the Mint’s Library and Archives that elaborate on these important craft traditions and methods.  

A Collective Introspective

Curated by  Renee Cloud

July 6 - September 19, 2022

The Betty Ray McCain Gallery, Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh, NC

A Collective Introspective features the work of 15 artists in the Goodyear Arts Collective. Artists from across disciplines and backgrounds have become an intimate family through the shared experience of the Goodyear Arts residency. The energy of the Collective is bright and buzzy, Goodyear Arts has fostered a community of constant conversation and (un)intentional collaboration. Our interests and approaches vary so widely, but there is always a common spirit of curiosity visible in our work.

Throughout this exhibition, you will see the inquisitive minds at work, actively trying to understand the world around us through their creative practices. We invite you to explore A Collective Introspective and discover the benefit of providing artists with time, space, money, and community.

The Betty Ray McCain Art Gallery can be accessed M-F 10am-2pm and during performance hours.

Sugar Coating
Friday, April 8 - Saturday, April 30, 2022,  7:30 PM
Chicago, IL

Opening Reception:
Friday, April 8, 8 - 11

Google Calendar  ICS

Artists: Renee CloudDouglas Degges, Hale Ekinci, HNin Nie, and Andrea Vail

Praxis Fiber Workshop

Embedded Artist Talk

Wednesday May 18th, 7:30–8:15pmWith Bryana Bibbs, Andrea Vail, Sam Dienst, and the Praxis Team
Sign up here

Toricho Art Festival
October 2 - October 16
Fujisawa City, Kanagawa, Japan

Big Body Play
June 7 - September 10
Fine Arts Center Sheffield Wood Gallery

Tiger Strikes Asteroid Greenville (TSA GVL) and the Fine Arts Center (FAC) 

Amelia Briggs, Andrea Vail, Jaime Bull, Kat Sánchez Stanfield, Matthew + Madison Creech, Mindy Sue Wittock, Natalie Baxter


On Display: “BIG BODY PLAY” by April Dauscha

Burnaway - Close Look

Mint Museum Randolph
June 12 – September 26, 2021

Excited to be representing Goodyear Arts!

In celebration of the vibrant, grassroots art happening throughout Charlotte, The Mint Museum is collaborating with three of Charlotte’s innovative art collectives: BLK MRKT CLTBrand the Moth, and Goodyear Arts for the exhibition It Takes a Village. The exhibition of artwork by 27 collective members recognizes local artistic talent across a broad cross section of demographics—economic, racial, ethnic, age, and education.

Over the last decade, artist-organized spaces and festivals have sprung up throughout the city—the artist-led Talking Walls mural festival every autumn; Goodyear Arts and their Avant Goodyear series; BLK MRKT CLT and their annual Juneteenth Durag Festival; Boris “Bluz” Roger’s poetry slams that take over any available space; and Charlotte Art League and their Open Mic Drive-ins, to name a few.

It Takes a Village: Charlotte’s Artist Collectives recognizes this creative vitality and to help establish a two-way street between these artist-led spaces and the art institutions by showcasing the excellence of the work being produced within the collective groups.

The Collectives

BLK MRKT CLT was created to provide a safe creative environment for artists of color. The organization focuses on developing emerging artists and creating a more diverse and robust community. 

Brand the Moth engages artists and the community through mural making while providing studio space and workshop opportunities for artists of all genres and experience levels. 

Goodyear Arts is an artist-led residency program that supports select visual, performing, and literary artists annually by providing time, space, money and community in which to create. Alumni can join the collective and continue using free studio space if they volunteer their time to support the organization. 

At the Seams 

McColl Center for Art + Innovation

At the Seams explores textiles to discuss boundaries of the body and between bodies. Naturally pliable like skin and often touching the body, textiles provide comfort and security. The material surrounds rather than separates.

McColl Center alumnae artists Lauren DiCioccio (2010) and Andrea Vail (2012) reinvent found fabrics through hand stitching. Their labor-intensive processes create new objects that feel alive and lived-in; familiar and foreign. For each artist, fiber starts and ends at points of connection, or rather, at the seams.

At the Seams is curated by visiting curator Lauren Harkey for McColl Center for Art + Innovation.

Exhibition dates and Opening Reception:
Cancelled due to COVID

Image: Andrea Vail, Rug (mop and sequins), 2019 (detail). Fabric, decorative trim, previously owned objects, 50 x 50 x 5 inches, overall. 

B20: Wiregrass Biennial

Wiregrass Museum of Art, Dothan, AL 

Jurors: Angie L. Barry, Curator of Exhibitions & Collections, Gadsden Arts Center & Museum in Quincy, Florida; Dave Brown, PushCrankPress, Dothan, Alabama; Jackie Clay Executive Director, Coleman Center for the Arts, York, AL; Mario Gallardo, Executive Director, Walnut Gallery, Gadsden, Alabama

Judge: Jackie Clay, Executive Director, Coleman Center for the Arts

Artists: Jonathan Adams, Katie Mae Adams, Carrie Ann Baade, Matthew N. Barton, Kelly Shannon Boehmer, Tra Bouscaren, Kimberley A. Brown, Sarah Bryant, Jessica Caldas, Heidi Carlsen-Rogers, Namwon Choi, Yvette L. Cummings, Brooks Dierdorff, Lauren Frances Evans, Maggie Evans, MaDora Frey, Lilian Garcia-Roig, Leah Hamel, Joshua Hoggle, Bryce Lafferty, Jasper Lee, Tara Stallworth Lee, S.A. Maples, Mär Martinez, Chieko M. Murasugi, Jared Ragland and Cary Norton, Lauren O’Connor-Korb, Duane Paxson , Sarah Jane Philips, Chiharu Roach, Victoria Sauer, Benjamin J. Shamback, Martha Underriner, Andrea Vail, Kevin Vanek, Kami Watson, Gaby Wolodarski, and April Wright

Press Release
Vail Interview 
Tassel Workshop for House Party for Art

Spring 2020 Interwoven: Collaboration issue of Surface Design Journal
View the full section here and digital issue at

2020 North Carolina Artists Exhibition  

CAM Raleigh

Juror: NatTrotman, Curator of Performance and Media at the Guggenheim R. Solomon Museumin New York

March 8 - Extended

View Exhibition Catalog

Ben Alper, Johannes Barfield, Edward Baxter, Ron Beckham,Marie Louise Bennett, Craig Billings, Casey Brown, Raj Bunnag, Erin Canady,Kennedi Carter, Allison Coleman, Sarah Elizabeth Cornejo,  Joy Drury Cox, Jose Manuel Cruz,  Joelle Dietrick, Mark Dixon, GabrielleDuggan, Alia ElBermani, Melinda Fine, Onay Gutierrez,  Ben Hamburger, Nora Hartlaub, ElizabethHaskin, Stephen Hayes, Harrison Haynes, Clarence Heyward, Max Heller, AmyHerman, George Jenne, Kelly Johnston, Shannon Johnstone, Joyce Watkins King,Stacey Kirby,  Deborah Kruger, Raymond LaMantia,  Laura Little,  Jennifer Markowitz, Jackson Martin, DonaldMartiny, Gaella Materne, Chieko Murasugi, Jeff Murphy, Chloé Rager, TimPickett, Sherrill Roland, Molly Sawyer, Ann Silverman, Dian Sourelis, AngelaStout, Natalie Strait, Sandy Stratil, Saba Taj, Lyudmila Tomova, Andrea Vail, LeeWalton, Stephanie J. Woods, Gesche Würfel

Raleigh Fine Arts Society 2020 North Carolina Artists Exhibition Juror's Lecture. Nat Trotman Curator Performance and Video Guggenheim Museum , NY

Faculty Biennial, Appalachian State University

January 24 -  May 2, 2020

Turchin Center for the Visual Arts:
Adam Adcock, Catherine Altice, Bailey Arend, Greg Banks, Andrew Caldwell, Jenelaine Carson, Martin Church, Rosa Dargan-Powers, Travis Donovan, Erin Ethridge, April Flanders, Tom Hansell and Josh White, Lori Hill, Ed Midgett, Stephen Parks, Ila Prouty, Lila Shull, Lisa Stinson, Tricia Treacy, Andrea Vail, Cheryl Zibisky

Smith Gallery:
Anna Buckner, Andrea Keys Connell, Keela Dee Dooley, Frankie Flood, Tim Ford, Mike Grady, Victoria Grube, Brooke Hofsess, Ann Pegelow Kaplan, Jeana Klein, Scott Ludwig, Mark Nystrom, Beverly Poppe, Jody Servon, Albert Stabler, John Stepheson, William Struss, Jim Toub, Josh White, Chip Williams and Anne Ward

Virtual Tour

Exhibition includes the following two works:

Andrea Vail, Den Trophy (cheetah print and olive), 2018. Fabric, decorative trim, previously owned objects, 39.5” x 34” x 5.5”

Andrea Vail, Herringbone Shag (evergreen and sassafrass), 2018. Fabric, decorative trim, previously owned objects, 29.5” x 32” x 1.75”

Edwards Distinguished Professor, Marshall University
Feb 5 - 7, 2020

As programming for In Flux, an exhibition of textile artworks made by 24 artists who are educators in the medium of textiles and members of the South Eastern Fibers Educators Association (SEFEA), I will lead a discussion and workshop with The School of Art and Design.

Closing Reception: Thursday, Feb 6, 4-5:30p. Three of the artists will be in attendance, Miyuki Cook, Rena Wood and Andrea Vail.

Material | Fiber

Radial Gallery, Department of Art and Design, University of Dayton

Curated by R. Darden Bradshaw, MFA, PhD

February 20th-March 19th 2020

Radial Gallery and the Department of Art and Design at the University of Dayton are pleased to present, Material | Fiber. Material | Fiber will celebrate the intersections of fiber as material, process, and metaphor. 

Mayumi Amada, Diane Bush, Susan Graham, Stacy Isenbarger, Heather Jones, Colleen Kelsey, Carole Loeffler, George Lorio, Taylor Orr, Patrick Ronan, Casey Schachner, Suzanna Scott, Amanda Smith, Brooks Stevens, Sarah
Nance, and Andrea Vail. These artists explore ideas in material culture relating to contemporary social problems and issues, as they juxtapose material and fiber processes around the words “material” and “fiber” – including all the various interpretations of those words.

Material Fiber
 will coincide with the Visiting Artist Scholar Lecture for 2019/20. Dr. Joni Boyd Acuff, Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator in Arts Administration, Education, and Policy at the Ohio State University, will speak. Dr. Acuff, a practicing artist and educator has a rich research agenda examining critical multicultural art education, critical race theory, and culturally responsive teaching and curriculum development. Her work extends beyond the traditional classroom to include working with diverse populations of learners, including students with special needs (cognitive and physical), students who identify as LGBTQ+ and students from varying racial backgrounds and socioeconomic levels. Dr. Acuff will be presenting a lecture before the exhibition reception at Sears Recital Hall on UD’s main campus.

Lecture from Dr. Acuff: Feb 27 4-5p at the Sears Recital Hall

Artist Reception: Feb 27 5:30-7:00p in Radial Gallery on the second floor of Fitz Hall, on the campus of the University of Dayton.

Exhibition: Feb 20 - Mar 25th

In Flux
Curated by Lisa Kriner, Rob Mertens, LM Wood, Pat Mink, Miyuki Cook

Catalog with essays by Kathryn Gremley, Penland Gallery Director, Penland School of Craft; Amanda Thatch, previous textile studio coordinator at Penland School of Craft

2019-20, touring SEFEA exhibition at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, Marshall University, Huntington, WV, Berea College, Berea, KY, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Artists: Cathryn Amidei, Susan Brandeis, Edwina Bringle, Miyuki Akai Cook, Rosa Dargan-Powers, Nick DeFord, Gabrielle Duggan, Susan Fecho, Crystal Gregory, Robin L. Haller, Jess Jones, Jeana Eve Klein, Bethanne A. Knudson, Kate Kretz, Lisa Kriner, Robert Mertens, Erin Miller, Patricia Mink, Andrea Vail, Hillary Waters Fayle, LM Wood, Rena Wood, Janie Woodbridge, Christine Zoller.

Sept 30 - Oct 25, 2019, East Tennessee State University
Jan 3 - Feb 7, 2020, Marshall University
Feb 24 - March 20, 2020, Berea College
May 20 - June 20, 2020, James Madison University


Nov 11 - Dec 13, 2019

Jeanne Rauch Gallery, Gaston College

Artists: Amy Herman, Grace Stott, and Andrea Vail

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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