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RESUME

EDUCATION:

  • B.S., The University of Iowa, 1963
  • M.S., The University of Iowa, 1968
  • Ph.D., The University of Iowa, 1976

NOTABLE COLLECTIONS

  • Rocky Mountain Energy;
  • L'Abbaye de Lanvaus, France;
  • Australia-New Zealand Bank, Wellington, NZ;
  • Southern Utah State University;
  • Amoco; Syngergen, Boulder, CO;
  • St. Luke's Hospital, Cedar Rapids, IA;
  • Homeland Bank Corp.;
  • ISU Credit Union;
  • Iowa State University;
  • UU Fellowship of Ames;
  • First National Bank, Waterloo, IA

ARTIST EXHIBITIONS:

  • Carmon Slater: A Retrospective, Lakewood Cultural Center, Lakewood, CO--January-March 2014
  • Reflections, Iowa Central Community College, Ft. Dodge, IA--September-October 2011
  • National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO--April 2007
  • Evergreen Art Center--Summer 2005
  • Materials Speak, Colorado Gallery of the Arts, Littleton, CO--Oct. 27-Dec. 5, 2003
  • Gropius Master Exhibition: Carmon Slater Quilts, Huntington Museum of Art--April 2001
  • Quilts of Social Commentary, Gallery in the Round, Ames, IA--April 2001
  • Surface/Resurfaced SD and Furniture, MacNider Museum, Mason City--January 1997
  • Narrative Quilts, Gallery in the Round, Ames, IA--February-April  1996
  • Acrylics on Canvas: Unconventional Fascination, Carnegie Center for the Arts, Three Rivers, MI--July 1995
  • Surface/Resurfaced Painted Canvases, Witter Gallery, Storm Lake, IA--May 1994
  • Randall Story State Bank--October, 1994
  • Surface/Resurface, Flat Earth Gallery, Ames, IA--December 1992
  • Carmon Slater: Prairie Fire Surface Design, Waterloo Museum of Art--May 1991
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Carver Pavilion, Iowa City, IA--February-June 1990
  • Imaged Spaces: Slater, Seamonds, Bahr; Blanden Art Museum, Ft. Dodge, IA--August 1989
  • Slater Exhibits, Fischer Theater, Iowa State University, Ames, IA--September 1988
  • Lakes Art Center, Okoboji, IA--July 1988
  • FIBER TO GLASS: Blomdahl, Rivers, Slater, Brunnier Museum, ISU, Ames, IA--Fall 1987
  • Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO--March 1987
  • Hibberd McGrath Gallery, Keystone, CO--July 1986
  • "Crosswinds," Lincoln Gallery, Ames, IA--November 1986
  • Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo, CO--March 1985
  • Denver National Bank, Denver, CO--October 1984
  • Southern Utah State College, Cedar City, UT--1984
  • Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO--January 1984
  • Carnac and Paris, France, with Paule Praud--September 1983
  • New Fiber Works: Margot Strand Jensen, Debra Millard, Carmon Slater;
  • Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO--December 1982
  • Cohen Gallery, Denver, CO--December 1982
  • Schwayder Gallery, University of Denver, Denver, CO--August 1982
  • Jan's Gallery, West Des Moines, IA--1980

ART WORKSHOPS:

  • Lenore Davis dye and fabric construction workshop, Iowa State University, 1979
  • Chunghi Choo tie dye workshop, Iowa State University, 1979
  • Lynn Mauser-Bain papermaking workshop, Iowa State University, 1978
  • Twinrocker papermaking workshop with Kathryn Clark, National Surface Design Conference, Purdue University, 1978
  • M. Joan Lintault Kwik-Print on Cloth Workshop, National Surface Design Conference, Purdue University, 1978
  • Roberta Kramer basketmaking workshop, Iowa State University, 1978
  • Roberta Kramer indigo dye workshop, Iowa State University, 1978
  • Victoria Z. Rivers, Photo Silkscreen, Summervail, 1983
  • Victoria Z. Rivers, Layered Textiles, Summervail, 1984
  • Shudji Asada, Japanese paste resist, Iowa State University, 1979 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • MANifestations, Rocky Mt. Quilt Museum, Golden, CO, January-April 2014
  • Fiber Show: Evergreen Center for the Arts, Evergreen, CO, June 2013
  • Bird Show: Main St. Fine Art, Evergreen, CO, June 2013
  • Male Call: Quilts Made by Men, Rocky Mt. Quilt Museum, Golden, CO, January-April 2012
  • Family & Friends Exhibition, Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, CO, September 2011
  • 26th Annual Fabric of Legacies Int'l Art Quilt Exhibition, Lincoln Center Galleries, Ft. Collins, CO, May-July 2007
  • Gilpin County Arts, Central City, CO, Summer 2005
  • Men of the Cloth, Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, CO, Nov.-Jan 2006
  • “Jonah”—Men of Biblical Proportion, traveling U.S. for two years, opening at International Quilt Festival in Houston, Fall 2005
  • Innovations in Fiber, Evergreen Center for the Arts, Evergreen, CO, Summer 2005
  • The Spirit of the West, Rocky Mtn. Weaver’s Guild, Golden, CO, July, 2004
  • New Works by Invited Artists, Edge Gallery, Denver, CO, Apr.-May, 2004
  • Merry Magnificent Miniatures, K.D. Moore Gallery, Inc., Evergreen, CO, Nov.-Dec. 2003
  • Man Made, Museum of the American Quilter’s Society, Paducah, KY, Mar. 15-July 12, 2003
  • “In Some Ways However Small and Secret”, travels around U.S. for two years
  • The Fabric of Their Lives, Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, CO, Oct. 13-Jan. 3, 2004
  • “Dragonfly Dreaming”
  • Rainbow Palettes-Alternative Views, CORE New Art Space, Denver, CO, Aug. 2003 “Hate”
  • Floorcloths: Art for the Floor, Salem College Fine Arts Galleries, Salem College, NC, 1999
  • Men in Cloth, Loveland Museum, traveling U.S., 1999-2001
  • 110 In The Sun: Fabric by the Yard, curated by Lloyd Herman, traveling U.S. , 1997-1999
  • Heritage Gallery, Des Moines, INCA Fall 1995, Fall 1996
  • Arts on Grand Invitational, Spencer, Iowa -- January-February 1995
  • Artisans Gallery, Great Neck, NY--November-January, 1993
  • White House Christmas Tree, Dec.  1993 (invitational)  
  • Cedar Rapids Art Museum IDCA Traveling Show -- 1992
  • "Quilts: Contemporary Voices From the Plains," invitational, Gallery 181,
  • Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa--November 1994
  • "Made of Fiber: Art to Wear," traveling invitational originating
  • Waterloo Municipal Galleries, Waterloo, IA--April 1986
  • "Crafts 18" through A Crafts 28": MacNider Museum, Mason City, IA-- 1987 thru 1997
  • (First Award Winner 1996) (Second Award Winner 1997)
  • "Sixth Annual Smoky Mountain Quilt Competition and Show,"
  • American Museum of Science and Energy, Oak Ridge, TN--April 1986
  • "Art in Fibers: Works of Artists of the Iowa Designer Crafts Association," the Octagon Art Center, Ames, IA--September 1985
  • "The Quilt as Art," Colorado Gallery of Art, Arapahoe Community College--July 1984
  • "The Leading Edge: Frontiers in Craft," Santa Fe Festival of the Arts--October 1983
  • "New Movements: Contemporary Quilting," national invitational, Iowa State University, College of Art and Design--July 1983
  • "Festival of Quilts '83," National juried exhibition, Santa Rosa, CA--May 1983
  • CSPS Home Show, CSPS Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA--Sept.  1993
  • "Fiber and Fabric," invitational, The Colorado Graphic Arts Center, Denver--July 1983
  • National Craft Exhibition, Galveston Arts Gallery, Galveston, TX--June 1983
  • "Wearables," Hibberd McGrath Gallery, Keystone, CO--March 1983
  • Horizons Gallery, invitational, Fort Collins, CO-May 1983
  • "Colorado Crafts Biannual," Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center--July 1982 and June 1984
  • "Colorado Artists Craftsmen 1982," Boulder Center for the Visual Arts, Boulder, CO
  • "Colorado Artists Craftsmen 1983," Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, CO
  • "Colorado Artists Craftsmen 1984," Boulder Center for the Visual Arts, Boulder, CO
  • "Own Your Own," Sangre de Crist Art Center, Pueblo, CO, November 1983 (BEST OF SHOW)
  • 13th Biennial National Exhibition, 2nd Crossing Gallery, Valley City, ND, April 1983
  • "Artist-Craftsman `82," The Cedar City Art Committee Forty-First Annual Art Exhibition,
  • Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, Southern Utah State College, Cedar City, UT
  • "Recollection," an exhibition of small quilts, Bethesda, MD--March 1982
  • Crafts in Colorado, in conjunction with the National Crafts Planning Congress, May 1981,
  • Arvada Arts Center, CO (invitational)
  • Invited Guest Artist, Australia-New Zealand Bank Art Exhibition at the New Zealand Fine
  • Arts Academy, Wellington, NZ, Sept. 1981, June 1981, June 1983
  • "Knotting-Weaving-Dyeing," (traditional technique, new style), July 1981, an international invitational exhibition originating in Hanover, Germany, traveling throughout Europe-- work selected for the poster
  • 12th Biennial National Exhibition, 2nd Crossing Gallery, Valley City, ND, April 1981
  • Fiber Arts '81, Cedar City Arts Exhibition, Cedar City, UT, April 1981
  • Iowa State University Faculty Show, Brunnier Gallery, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
  • Evergreen Artists Association Winter Show, Lookout Mountain Nature Center, Golden, CO, November 1980 (AWARD WINNER)
  • "2 Honest Pieces," Iowa Designer Craftsmen Exhibition, The Octagon Art Center, Ames, IA
  • "Clay/Fiber/Glass 1980," The Octagon Art Center, Ames, IA
  • "Tradition and Change," Houston Designer Craftsmen, Houston, TX, April-May 1980
  • Iowa State University College of Art and Design North Central Surface Design Association exhibition, April 1979

GRANTS AND COMMISSIONS:

  • Synergen, Boulder, CO
  • U.S. West collection, Denver, CO
  • The Carmon Slater Quilts, UU Fellowship of Ames, Iowa, 1996 dedication
  • Manipulations, Dance CoMotion, Costumes & Set 1988
  • "The Octagon," The Octagon Art Center, competition winner, Ames, IA, 1986
  • "Cretaceous Fluvia," Australia-New Zealand Bank, Wellington, Wellington, NZ
  • Designer and construction of costumes for numerous theatrical and dance performances including a work premiered at Minneapolis, MN; the Laura Glen Dance Company,
  • New York City, 1979; and Bill Evans, "Comes Winter," Salt Lake City, 1985
  • Adolescent Psych Wing (all works) St. Lukes Hospital, Cedar Rapids, IA

JUROR AND SPEAKER:

  • Juror: Evergreen Arts Festival, Heritage Grove, Evergreen, CO, August 2004, 2006, 2010, 2013
  • Juror: Evergreen Center for the Arts, Evergreen, CO, June 2013
  • Juror: Main Street Fine Art Gallery Bird Show, June 2013
  • Lecture: Blanden Art Museum, Ft. Dodge, IA, September 2011
  • Keynote Speaker: Front Range Contemporary Quilters Conference, Westminster, CO, May 2011

  • Lecture: Clay/Fiber: New Directions, Evergreen Center for the Arts, Evergreen, CO, June 2006
  • Juror: Fiber Show, Evergreen Center for the Arts, Evergreen, CO, June 2005
  • Juror: Gilpin County Arts, Central City, CO, Summer 2005
  • Glass at the Gardens, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver, CO, July-August 2004
  • Mountain Clay Exhibit, Evergreen Art Center, January 2004
  • Artist in Residence: Wilmont School, Evergreen, CO Fall 2002
  • Featured Speaker: Sawtooth Center for the Visual Arts, Winston-Salem, NC Apr. 1999
  • Evergreen Fine Arts and Crafts Show, Awards 1998 and Exhibitors 1999, 2002
  • Minnesota Crafts Council 25th Anniversary Festival, 1997
  • A Hands on the Arts@ Festival, Iowa Central Community College, Ft. Dodge, IA, March, 1996
  • Curator: A6 x 10 Contemporary Iowa Wood,@ Brunnier Museum, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 1995
  • 19th Annual Crafts Festival, John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL, 1995
  • Juror Fourteenth Annual Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition, Octagon Art Center, Ames, IA, 1994
  • National Planning Conference for Year of American Craft, Racine, WI 1990 Delegate
  • Juror: College Hill Arts Festival, Cedar Falls, IA Summer 1992
  • Show Juror: Ringling Crafts Festival, Sarasota, FL 1990
  • Curator: BEYOND THE GARDEN GATE, Enigmatic Clay--Brunnier Museum, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, January-March 1989
  • Keynote speaker: Iowa Talented and Gifted Conference, October, 1987
  • Keynote speaker: Colorado Artists Craftsmen, Denver, CO, March 1988
  • Advisory Committee "Legends in Fiber", Octagon Art Center, Ames, IA, 1986
  • Maui County 6th Annual Fiber and Ceramics Show, Maui, HI October, 1982
  • Evergreen Artists' Association Youth Show, Evergreen, CO, November, 1982
  • Colorado Artists Craftsmen Invitational, Breckenridge Mountain College, March, 1983
  • People's Fair, Capitol Hill, Denver, CO, March 1984
  • "Threads Unlimited," Foothills Art Gallery, Golden, CO, March, 1984
  • Art Wearables, Cohen Gallery, Denver, CO, April, 1984
  • Wyoming State Fair, Douglas, WY, August, 1984
  • "Own Your Own," Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo, CO, October, 1984
  • Visual Arts Grants, Iowa Arts Council, Des Moines, IA, February 1986
  • "Perceptions and Conviction: Letting Art Enrich Your Life," annual meeting Friends of the Octagon, Octagon Art Center, Ames, Iowa, April, 1986
  • Keynote speaker for the New Zealand National Crafts Council meeting at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, January 1982
  • Kiwi II Arts support as writer-in-residence in the Tokomaru Bay Schools in New Zealand to work with Maori children
  • Reviewer, "Beds, Sweet Dreams and Other Things," a national juried exhibition, Brunnier Gallery, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 1979
  • Awards Chairman: North Central Surface Design Assn. meeting, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 1979