Pamela Feldman's Resume

Pamela Feldman
5649 N. Drake Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60659
madder@comcast.net

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Master of Fine Art (with honors), School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL.
  • Bachelor of Art (with honors), University of California--Davis, Davis, CA.
  • Certificate of Excellence in Dyeing, Level II, Handweavers Guild of America, 2008.
  • Certificate of Excellence in Dyeing, Level I, Handweavers Guild of America, 2004.

RECENT AND UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS AND LECTURES

2015 "Chrome Green" Invitational Exhibition, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL
2014 "We Economy: Sustainable Textiles" Invitational Exhibition, Chicago, IL
2014 Convergence 2014, Invitational Exhibition, Providence, RI
2013 North Park Community Art Exhibition, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
2012 Convergence 2012, Invitational Exhibition, Long Beach, CA
2011 North Park Community Art Walk, Invitational Exhibition, Chicago, IL
2011 "Wool, Art, Nature" Invitational Exhibition, Brushwood Gallery, Ryerson Woods, IL
2010 Keynote Speech, "Dyeing with Madder Root", Earth's Palette Conference, Taos, NM
2010 "Certificate of Excellence in Dyeing, Handweavers Guild of America", Convergence 2010, Albuquerque, NM
2010 "Faculty Show", Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL
2009 Keynote Speech, "Over- and Under-Dyeing with Indigo", Earth's Palette Conference, Taos, NM
2009 "Certificate of Excellence: What Is It and Why Do It?", by Sandra L. Swarbrick, Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot, Vol. XL No. 2, pp. 46-50.
2009 "Tapestry Exhibition" Invitational Exhibition, Weavering Southwest, Taos, NM
2008 "Certificate of Excellence in Dyeing, Handweavers Guild of America", Convergence 2008, Orando, FL
2007 "Fiber Focus 2007", St. Louis, MO
2007 Convergence 2007, Indianapolis, IN
2007 Lillstreet Faculty Exhibition, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL
2006 "Focus: Fiber 2006", Textile Arts Alliance of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
2006 Lillstreet Faculty Exhibition, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL
2005 "Nature's Color" A Natural Dye Exhibition, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, IL.
2003 "Off the Floor, An Exhibition of Handmade Rugs", Fine Line, St. Charles, IL.
2003 "Fiber Focus 2003", St. Louis, MO.
2002 "Natural Dyes Focus of Colour Congress 2002", by Karen Searle, Fiberarts, Vol. 29 no. 3, pp. 8-9.
2002 "Earth Tones", Colour Congress 2002, University of Iowa, Ames, IA. Best in Show Award.
2000 "Nature's Colorations", Convergence 2000, Cincinnati, OH.

GRANTS

2009

Community Arts Assistance Program Grant, Chicago, IL

2006

Community Arts Assistance Program Grant, Chicago, IL

2005

Community Arts Assistance Program Grant, Chicago, IL

PUBLICATIONS AND CURATION

2015

Co-curated and co-judged, Old Town Art Fair, Chicago, IL.

2012

Co-curated, North Park Community Art Exhibition, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL.

2012

Co-curated, SAN Members Show, Chicago, IL.

2012

Featured in "Colors of the Caldron", by Michael Tortorello, The New York Times, April 4, 2012 (online); April 5, 2012, page D1 (print).

2008

"Over-dyeing and Under-dyeing with Indigo", in Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot, Vol. XXXIX No. 3, pp. 35-39.

2007-Present

Turkey Red Journal (www.turkeyredjournal.com), an on-line publication; Publisher and Editor.

1995-2006 Turkey Red Journal, a newsletter about natural dyes, Co-Publisher and Co-Editor.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2000-Present

Instructor, teach classes in natural dyes and weaving for adults at the Chicago Botanic Gardens, Highland Park, IL.

2013-Present

Instructor, workshops in natural dyes, Lurie Garden, Chicago, IL.

2013

Instructor, Ox-Bow, workshop in natural dyes, Saugatuck, MI.

2004-2013

Instructor, taught fiber classes at Lillstreet Art Center.

1999-2011 Instructor, taught classes in ethnic textiles, weaving and natural dyes for the Continuing Studies Department, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL.
1994-1998 Instructor, taught classes in weaving and ethnic textiles for children and adults at the Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL.

MUSEUM EXPERIENCE

1995-1997 Preparator and Cataloger, Haifa Faisal Collection of Saudi Arabian Material Culture, Chicago, IL.
Accessioned, cataloged and prepared textiles and baskets for storage.
Maintained computerized records, slide and reference files, and storage facilities. 
1994

Freelance exhibit designer and preparator.
Designed and produced soft sculptures and banners for the "DNA to Dinosaurs" exhibit at the Field Museum, Chicago, IL.

1985-1986 Collections and Research Assistant, The Field Museum, Chicago, IL.
Inventoried textile collections, supervised artifact handling for exhibits, and conducted research for exhibit content development. 
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