Rhapsody in Blue, 50" by 54", 2017

Wool and cotton applique, stitchery, beading on linen

Quilting by Jackie Nixon-Fulton

Produced by Vereins Quilt Guild

Original design by Beth Cunningham


bellabethvt@gmail.com

Bellabethvt

‚Äč fiber artist

Education

B.S. Clothing and Textiles, Virginia Polytechnic Institute

M.A. Studio Art, University of Houston

La Romita School of Art, Terni, Italy

Bennington College, Bennington, Vermont

University of Urbino, Urbino, Italy

Arrowmont, University of Tennessee, Gatlinburg, TN

Maiwa School of Textiles, Vancouver, Canada


Selected Exhibitions and Awards

2018 Fiber Artists of San Antonio, 44th Annual Juried  Exhibition, San Antonio                                                                                      

        Vereins Quilt Guild, Art Quilts, Fredericksburg, TX, HONORABLE MENTION

              Applique Quilt Block, FIRST PLACE

         "Hand Stitched", Arnold Gallery, Mason, TX, INVITATIONAL                                                             

2017 Houston International Quilt Show, World of Beauty, Rhapsody in Blue. Houston, TX

        Fiber Artists San Antonio 43rd Annual Show, San Antonio, TX

        San Antonio Quilt Guild, Art Quilts, HONORABLE MENTION, Art Quilt, San Antonio, TX

        Hill Country Quilt Guild,  Group Quilt, original design, group produced,  FIRST PLACE, Kerrville, TX

2016 Zentangle Workshop,  Provence, France, La Ferme de la Huppe

        Vereins Quilt Guild, Applique Quilts, 2nd place, Fredericksburg, TX

2009 Enchanted Gardens Conservatory of the Arts, Ridgefield, CT, Solo Exhibition

         Ironwood Gallery, Ridgefield, CT

2007 Brookfield Craft Center Artisan's Affair, Litchfield, CT

2005 Brookfield Craft Center Artisan's Affair, Litchfield, CT

1995 Forged and Woven in CT, Silo Gallery, New Milford, CT

        Work Selected for Senator Joe Lieberman's Washington, DC Office

1993 Art in Fiber, Marymount College, Tarrytown, NY

1991 Living with Fine Crafts...A Celebration, Silo Gallery, New Milford, CT

1990 New Visions, New Works, Brookfield Craft Center, South Norwalk, CT Solo Exhibition

1988 Society of Connecticut Craftsmen, Farmington, CT

1987 Clay and Fiber, Harris Gallery, Galveston, TX

        M.S. Gallery, Hartford, CT Invitational Exhibition 

1986 Society of Connecticut Craftsmen, Meriden, CT EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN

1985 ACC Craft Fair, Springfield, MA

        25th Contemporary Crafts Exhibition, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE JUROR'S CHOICE AWARD

        Stony Brook Juried Fiber Arts Exhibition, Union Gallery, SUNY at Stony Brook, NY

1984 Small Works National '84, Zaner Gallery, Rochester, NY JUROR'S AWARD

1983 Fiber and Sculpture Show, Art League of Houston, TX SECOND PLACE AWARD

1982 Six Contemporary Artists Invitational, Galveston, TX

        "K 18 Stoffwechsel", Universitat des Landes Hessen, Kassel, Germany

        Texas Fiber Artists Annual Show, San Antonio, TX AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE(3)

1981 Selections: National Juried Exhibition, Taos, NM

1980 All Media Art Competition '80, Houston, TX

        Fiber and Fabric Fantasy, White Plains, NY

1979 Texas Designer Craftsmen Exhibition, San Antonio, TX

        Celebration: Banners for Architectural Spaces, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

1978 Fiber Unlimited, Guilford, CT

        National Mini Tapestry Exhibition, Kansas City, KN

1977 100% Wool, Museums at Stony Brook, NY

        Roanoke Museum of Fine Art, Roanoke, VA FIRST PLACE AWARD

        Fiber Designers Annual Exhibition, Houston, TX AWARD OF EXCELLENCE


Commercial Commissions

University of Connecticut, Babbidge Library, Storrs, CT

Heinz Corporation, NY

Foley's Department Store, Austin, TX

Zoological Society of Houston, Houston Zoo, Houston, TX

Foundation for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA

Post Oak Psychiatric Associates, Houston, TX

ST. Luke's Hospital, Nuclear Medicine, Houston, TX

Computer Craft, Inc., Houston, TX

The Sagestone Company, Houston, TX

Prucare, Houston, TX


Publications

1984-1991  The Guild published by Kraus-Sikes, Inc.