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Born January 31, 1957, Marshalltown, Iowa USA.


2000   Gutenberg Conference. The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing. Mainz, Germany.

1994   The University of Iowa. Foil Printing.

1992   University of Wisconsin-Madison.  MFA in Art-Graphics. Focus on artist’s books and letterpress typography. Walter Hamady, Thesis Chair.

1991   Assigned State Fellowship. School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

1990   WARF Fellowship. Graduate College, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

1982   The University of Iowa. MA in Printmaking. Mauricio Lasansky, Thesis Chair.

1979   The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.  BA. Art, English. Honors Exhibition in Printmaking. Undergraduate Writers Workshop in Poetry. Teaching Certificate.

1978   University of Kent, Canterbury, England.  Summer symposium. Medieval World: Culture and Society. 

1975, 1976   South Bear School for the Arts, Highlandville and Decorah, Iowa. Summers. Poetry writing.


college teaching

1993-2001   University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado. Associate Professor/ Tenure. Head of Printmaking and Book Arts Areas, Studio Foundations Faculty, Art History Survey, Life Drawing.

1992-1993   East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Sabbatical replacement. Assistant Professor: Printmaking, Graphic Design, Intro to Design, Art History Survey.

1983-1985   Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan. Adjunct Instructor: Perspective Drawing, Life Drawing, Freshman English.

1986-1990   Marshalltown Community College, Marshalltown, Iowa. Drawing, Design, Painting, Art Appreciation, Freshman English. Director, Ray Frederick Gallery. 


Hedgeweave.  An organically developing environmental installation. Greeley, Colorado. 2014-present

PICK UP STICKS.  A restorative environmental art project. Midcoast Maine. 2015 

Selfies in Tapestry: Slo Art in the Age of Quick. An international online site investigating selfie imagery in tapestry. 85 artists participating; 100+ contemporary tapestries shown. Blog administrator/editor/designer. 2014-present

CODA: Tapestry Art Today. A biennial print and on-line publication of the American Tapestry Alliance; digest of articles on contemporary international tapestry selected from Tapestry Topics, ATA’s quarterly newsletter. Dorothy Clews, editor. Designer/editorial assistant. 1st edition, Nov. 2013. CODA 2013 at

Shape Shifting: Transformations in the Art of the Book.  A national touring exhibit with 12 venues throughout the USA. Curator, Director, Publisher. Accompanying catalog/slide sets for use as teaching materials; sales supported Art scholarships at University of Northern Colorado. Multiple intramural granting sources. 1996-1999

Eva Prima Pandora.  Wellspring Dance Collaborative. Designer and artist for set, costume and props. Funded by Michigan Council on the Arts. 1984  

Artists Books Traveling Exhibition. 10 venues in Michigan and Ohio. Curator/ director/ exhibit designer. Funded by Michigan Council on the Arts. 1984-1985


smoke_Margaret Sunday, 2017

further information: Biography, Recent Exhibitions, Reviews and Mentions

images: Rock Garden for Sue Ping (detail) 2013; Smoke (detail) 2017, improvisational tapestry, synthetic and natural fibers. photography: John Blake