George-Ann Bowers textile artist

Solo Exhibitions
  • 2017
    City Hall Metro Gallery, City of Reno, NV
  • 2015
    Natural Tendencies: Weavings by George-Ann Bowers, Addison Street Windows Gallery, Berkeley, CA
    Cheryl Sallee Gallery, City of Auburn, WA
  • 2014
    Napa County Art in the Library Program, Napa County Library, Napa, CA
  • 2013
    Montclair Gallery/Sotheby's International, Oakland, CA
  • 2009
    Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, Mountain View, CA
    Downtown Berkeley Storefront Art Program, Berkeley, CA
  • 2004
    Gualala Arts Center, Gualala, CA
    The Modesto Art Center, Modesto, CA
    President’s Gallery, Northern State University, Aberdeen, SD
  • 2002
    Benicia Public Library Art Gallery, Benicia, CA
    Light and Shadow, Maturango Museum, Ridgecrest, CA
  • 2000
    Pacific Slope, One-year touring exhibition sponsored by North Dakota Art Gallery Association: Jamestown, Bismarck, Williston, Cando, Dickinson, ND
  • 1996
    Complements, San Luis Obispo Art Center Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • 1995
    Intimate Topographies, Creative Arts Center Gallery, Burbank, CA
    New Media Gallery, Ventura College, Ventura, CA
Selected Two-four Person Exhibitions
  • 2012
    New Directions, The Grand Hand Gallery, St. Paul, MN
  • 2007
    Layer Upon Layer: Recent Work by George-Ann Bowers, Jane Burton and Karin Lusnak, Gualala Arts Center, Gualala, CA
  • 2003
    Addison Street Windows Gallery, Berkeley, CA
  • 1997
    Trilogy: Two Quilters and a Weaver, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, CA
  • 1996
    YWCA Offices, Berkeley, CA
  • 1994
    Art Center Gallery, Clatsop Community College, Astoria, OR
    Chico Art Center, Chico, CA
    LRC Gallery, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, OH
Selected Other Group Exhibitions
  • 2017
    Wichita National Exhibition, Mark Arts Center, Wichita, KS
    50/50 Small Works Show, Sanchez Art Center, Pacifica, CA
    Small Works-SDA at 40, Surface Design Association, Oregon College of Arts & Crafts, Portland, OR
    International Fiber Arts VIII, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
    Fantastic Fibers 2017, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY
    Teapots! 11th Invitational, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
    22nd Arts in Harmony International Show, Elk River Arts Alliance, Blaine, MN; also exhibited at American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis, MN
    Materials Hard & Soft, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX
  • 2016
    9th "From Lausanne to Beijing" International Fiber Art Biennale Exhibition, Shenzhen, China
    World of Threads Festival, Queen Elizabeth Community & Cultural Centre, Oakville, ONT, Canada
    Common Ground: Celebration of Our National Parks, Annual Juried Exhibition, David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA
    Fiberart International 2016, Pittsburgh, PA
    Teapots! 10th Invitational, Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
    37th Annual Contemporary Craft, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Mesa, AZ
    Arts in Harmony International, Elk River Area Arts Alliance, Elk River, MN
    48th Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood Exhibition, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA
    Beyond the Surface, No. California Surface Design Association, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, CA
  • 2015
    Fiberarts International Vll, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA
    Botanica: All Things Plant Life, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA
    Fibershed, Marin Community Foundation, Novato, CA
    Fiber Currents/Current Fiber, Perrella Gallery, Fulton-Montgomery Community College, Johnstown, NY
  • 2014
    Craft Forms 2014, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
    Silvery Threads, Costume & Textile Association, Norwich, UK
    8th "From Lausanne to Beijing" International Fiber Art Biennale, Nantong City, China
    World of Threads Festival, Queen Elizabeth Community & Cultural Centre, Oakville, ONT, Canada
  • 2013
    Materials: Hard & Soft, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX
    National All Media Craft Exhibition, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS
    National Clay, Fiber, Wood, Metal, Glass Exhibition, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA
    34th Annual Contemporary Crafts, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ
  • 2012
    Crafts National, Mulvane Art Museum, Washburn University, Topeka, KS
    9x9x3: New Visions, 1155 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY
  • 2011
    Woven Stories: Contemporary Tapestries, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY
    Craft USA '11 National Craft Triennial, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
    Crossing Lines: The Many Faces of Fiber; World Financial Center, NY
    Hard Twist 6: Obsession, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ONT, Canada
    Clay, Fiber, Wood, Metal, Glass National Exhibition, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA
  • 2010
    Galex 44, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL
    Fantastic Fibers 2010, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY
  • 2009
    National Fiber Directions Exhibition 2009, The Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS
  • 2008
    Cutting Edge Fiber Art, San Luis Obispo Art Center, San Luis Obispo, CA
    The Artful Beauty of Science, Robert L. Barber Library, Central Oregon Community College, Bend, OR
  • 2007
    28th Annual Contemporary Crafts, Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ
  • 2006
    By the Hand, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA
    Crafts National 2006, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA
    The Art of Seeing: Nature Revealed Through Illustration, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland, CA
  • 2005
    Ki-Monologue: 5th International Textile Art Triennial, Tapisserie et Arts du Tissu; Tournai, Belgium
  • 2003
    Layers of Meaning: the Evolution of Pick-up Double-Weave, Flaten Art Museum, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
  • 2002
    Looming Large: Contemporary Weavers of the Vanguard, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA
    Crafts National 36, Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, University Park, PA
  • 2001
    Fiberart International 2001, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
    Fiber Directions 2001, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS
  • 1997
    Clay, Fiber, Wood, Metal, Glass, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA
  • 1995
    The Essential Textile, The Guilford Handcraft Center, Guildford, CT
  • 1993
    Paper/Fiber XVI, The Arts Center, Iowa City, IA
    1993 Year of the Craft: Clay and Fiber Exhibition, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA
    Pattern: New Form/New Function, Arrowmont Achool of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
  • 1992
    ANA 21, Holter Musuem of Art, Helena, MT
    The Exception Rather than the Rule, The Vermont State Craft Center, Burlington, VT
  • 1991
    Fiber National '91, Adams Art Gallery, Dunkirk, NY
Public Art
  • 2015
    National Park Service Art Collection, Denali National Park, AK
  • 2012
    National Park Service Art Collection, Acadia National Park, ME
  • 2010-11
    Berkeley Civic Center Exhibition, Berkeley, CA (one-year installation)
  • 2010
    National Park Service Art Collection, Grand Canyon, AZ
  • 2008
    Portable artwork purchase, King County Public Art Collection, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA
  • 2007-08
    Berkeley Civic Center Exhibiton, Berkeley CA (one-year installation)
  • 2007
    Portable artwork purchase, King County Public Art Collection, The Chinook Building, Seattle, WA
  • 2005
    Finalist (1 of 3), Public art commission for City of Berkeley Courthouse, Alameda County Arts Commission, Alameda County, CA
Commissions/Collections
  • 2016
    The Kamm Teapot Foundation, North Carolina
  • 1999
    Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, St. Joseph Health System, Santa Rosa, CA
  • 1998
    The Republic Newspaper, Home News Enterprises, Columbus, IN
  • 1988
    District Headquarters, Contra Costa Water District, Concord, CA
  • 1986
    PacTel Spectrum Services, Walnut Creek CA
  • 1984
    University Lutheran Chapel, Berkeley, CA
  • 1983
    Ralph Crabtree, DDS, Orinda, CA
Residencies
  • 2014
    Artist in Residence, Denali National Park, AK
  • 2010
    Artist in Residence, Acadia National Park, ME
  • 2009
    Artist in Residence, North Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ
  • 2001
    Artist in Residence, Crater Lake National Park, OR
Grants, Awards
  • 2017
    Second Place Overall, Arts in Harmony International, Minnesota Art Center, Elk River, MN
  • 2016
    Louetta Heindl Kambic Memorial Award for Outstanding Weaving, Fiberart International 2016, Pittsburgh, PA
    First Prize Overall, Arts in Harmony International, Minnesota Art Center, Elk River, MN
  • 2014
    Second Prize/Wall Hangings, Costume and Textile Association 25th Anniversary Celebration of Textiles, Norwich, UK
  • 2013
    Best of Show/3-D Artwork, Marin County Fair, San Rafael, CA
  • 2011
    Investing in Artists grant, Center for Cultural Innovation (CCI); CA
    Second Prize, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames IA
  • 1997
    Honorable Mention, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA
Bibliography
  • 2017
    Lee, Anne and E. Ashley Rooney, eds. Artistry in Fiber, Vol. 1: Wall Art. Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. Alglen, PA.
    Lee, Anne and E. Ashley Rooney, eds. Artistry in Fiber, Vol. 2: Sculpture. Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. Alglen, PA.
  • 2014
    TextileArt around the world. Textile-link/Ellen Bakker. The Netherlands.
  • 2012
    Schoeser, Mary. Textiles: The Art of Mankind. Thames & Hudson. New York, NY. 2012.
  • 2007
    The Guild Sourcebook of Architectural & Interior Art 22. Guild Sourcebooks. Madison, WI. 2007.
  • 2004
    Kieffer, Susan Mowery, ed. Fiberarts Design Book 7. Lark Books. Asheville, NC. 2004.
  • 2003
    The Sourcebook of Architectural & Interior Art 18. Guild Sourcebooks. Madison, WI. 2003
  • 2000
    The Designer’s Sourcebook 15: Art for the Wall, Furniture & Accessories. The Guild. Kraus Sikes Inc., Madison, WI. 2000. (also 1999, 1998, 1996)
  • 1995
    Batchelder, Ann and Nancy Orban, eds. Fiberarts Design Book Five. Lark Books. Asheville, NC. 1995.
Education/Employment
  • 1985-present
    Studio assistant, weaver; Lia Cook, Berkeley, CA
  • 1972-1985
    Studies in weaving/textile art, Fiberworks Center for the Textile Arts, and Pacific Basin School of Textile Arts, Berkeley, CA
  • 1968-71
    Undergraduate studies, University of California, Berkeley, CA
  • 1965-66
    Undergraduate studies, California College of Arts & Crafts, Oakland, CA