Jeanne Williamson Ostroff

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Public Art - temporary site-specific art installations

2016
Natural Threads 2016, Heritage Museums & Gardens, Sandwich, MA, May 30 - October 30, 2016.
Electrical Box Paint Program, at the corner of Routes 135 and 27 in Natick, MA. Public Art painting of two electrical boxes to be on exhibit by June 15, 2016.
2014
Outdoor art installation, Jackson Homestead, Newton, MA
2013
Art in the Park, Elm Park, Worcester, MA
Bartlett Yard, a community based art and culture series, Boston, MA
2012

The Boston Center for the Arts (BCA), Boston, MA
Art in Odd Places, Endicott College, Beverly, MA
2011/2012
ConstellationCenter, Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA
2010
Studios Without Walls, along the Muddy River in Riverway Park, between the Longwood T stop and Park Drive, Brookline, MA

Solo Shows
2014
Under Color, Kniznick Gallery, Women’s Studies Research Center (WSRC), Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
2009
Off the Fence, Hunt Cavanagh Gallery, Providence College, Providence, RI
2006
Jeanne Williamson, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
2001
52 x 2 + MORE
, Walnut Hill School, Natick, MA
Two & Three Person Shows
2015
All Boundaries are Imagined, Denise Driscoll and Jeanne Williamson, Fountain Street Fine Art, Framingham, MA
2013
On and Off the Grid, Marie Craig and Jeanne Williamson, Fountain Street Fine Art, Framingham, MA
2011
The Constructed Surface, Hayley Perry and Jeanne Williamson, Krause Gallery, Moses Brown School, Providence, RI
Stretch: Aimee Miller, Lesley Patterson-Marx and Jeanne WIlliamson, Hiram Van Gordon Memorial Gallery, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN

2010
Walls and Webs, Catherine Carter and Jeanne Williamson, Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA
Uncommon Application
, Jeanne Williamson and Brian Hart, Owen Smith Shuman Art Gallery, Groton Public Library, Groton, MA
2005
Material Matters
, Kim Salerno and Jeanne Williamson, Hess Gallery, Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA
2004
Texture and Harmony,
Randall Garnick and Jeanne Williamson, The Center for the Arts in Natick, Natick, MA
2000
Abstract Landscapes in Clay and Fiber
,  Jeanne Williamson and Dan Wiener, Belmont Hill School, Belmont, MA
Invitational Shows

2015
INTEGRATED PATTERNS: STRUCTURED ABSTRACTION, Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art of the Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI
The Liberated Quilt: New work by Through Our Hands, Bilston Craft Gallery, Bilston, West Midlands, UK
2014
Multiplicity, Fountain Street Fine Art, Framingham, MA
Larger than the Sum of its Parts, Yamawki Art and Cultural Center, Lasell College, Newton, MA
Celebrating Color, Gravers Lane Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Materiality, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY
What a Stitch, Gravers Lane Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Materiality, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY
Flirt, Mother Brook Arts & Community Center, Dedham, MA

2013
Natural Selection, Fountain Street Fine Art, Framingham, MA
Nature's Mark: Printing on Fiber
, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ
A Room of Our Own
, Concord Art Association, Concord, MA
Exponential: Four Artists Explore Infinity
, Catherine Carter, Sand T Kalloch, Nancy Natale, and Jeanne Williamson, The Gallery at Mount Ida College, Newton, MA

2012
A Sense of Place, Fountain Street Fine Art, Framingham, MA
Small Work Show Case Group Show
, Fountain Street Fine Art, Framingham, MA
The 8th International Fiber Biennial
, Snyderman-Works Galleries, Philadelphia, PA
Contemporary Work in Fiber, University of Mary Washington Galleries, Fredericksburg, VA
A Novel Idea, Hampden Gallery Incubator Project Space, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA

2011
Present Company, Fountain Street Fine Art, Framingham, MA
A Novel Idea
, Hampden Gallery Incubator Project Space, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA

Squiggles and Squares, Mixed media works inspired by abstract lines and grids, Artworks! Gallery, New Bedford, MA

2010
Icons + Altars, New Art Center, Newton, MA
thINK, Boston Printmakers Members Show, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville AL, and traveling through 2012
What's Up! Irene B. French Community Center Art Gallery, Merriam, KS
The 7th International Fiber Biennial
, Snyderman-Works Galleries, Philadelphia, PA

2009
Icons + Altars, New Art Center, Newton, MA
New England Impressions III: The Unique Print
,
Concord Art Association, Concord, MA

Juried Group Shows

2015
Community of Artists, Danforth Art, Framingham, MA
2014
Community of Artists, Danforth Art, Framingham, MA
2013
Community of Artists, Danforth Art, Framingham, MA
Cotton
, Fountain Street Fine Art, Framingham, MA
2012
Off the Wall
, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
2011
Community of Artists Juried Exhibition, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
Northeast Contemporary Fiber Exhibition
, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY

22nd Annual Benefit Art Auction, Massachusetts College of Art and Design Foundation
Unscripted
, Fountain Street Fine Art, Framingham MA

2010
A Community of Artists Annual Juried Exhibition, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA

Concrete and Steel, WorkBar Gallery, Boston, MA

2009
Community of Artists Juried Exhibition, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
Women in Print, Bunker Hill Community College Art Gallery, Boston, MA
Mixed Media Fiber Art, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
New Focus, Atrium Gallery, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR

2008
Long Journey, ArtSpace Maynard, Maynard, MA
WHY NOT?!
, Housatonic Museum of Art's Burt Chernow Gallery, Bridgeport, CT

A Woman's Place, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA
SAFE, Atlantic Works Gallery, East Boston, MA
Annual Juried Members' Show
, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA
Distinctive Directions - Invitational Group Show
, Lux Gallery, Lincoln, NE
Materials Hard & Soft, Meadows Gallery, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, TX

2007
New Frontiers: an exhibition of contemporary fiber art, The Art House, McAllen, TX
Abstract & Geometric
, WomanMade Gallery, Chicago, IL
Fiberart International 2007
, Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Annual Juried Members' Show, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA

2006
Transformations: Artists Working with Fibers, Translations gallery, Denver CO
Changing the World One Thread at a Time
, Val d’Argent in Alsace, France
Tied Together: Textile Art in the 21st Century, Vision Gallery, Chandler, AZ
Art Quilts at the Sedgwick, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
On the Wall, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Colorado Springs, CO
Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA

2005
Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA
Quilt National 2005
, The Dairy Barn, Athens, OH, Best of Show, and McCarthy Memorial Award
Crafts National 39, Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
The Essential Substance, A Fiber Exhibition, Mount Ida College, Newton, MA
Layers of Meaning: The Art Quilt 2005, Contemporary Crafts Museum and Gallery, Portland, OR
2004
Uncommon Threads
, Arkansas Historic Museum, Little Rock, Arkansas
A Tribute to Fiber, APEX Gallery, Washington, DC 
2004 National Prize Show , Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA
Materials: Hard & Soft, Greater Denton Arts Council, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, TX
Quilts: Traditional and the Deviant, HUB-Robeson Galleries, Penn State University, University Park, PA
2003
Quilt National 2003
, The Dairy Barn, Athens, OH
Fiber Directions 2003, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS
Materials: Hard & Soft, Greater Denton Arts Council, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, TX.
2002
Crafts National 36
, Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
2001
Art of the Contemporary Quilt, Nabisco Gallery, East Hanover, NJ
Crafts National 35, Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Hanging By A Thread ‘01, Northern Arizona University Museum and Galleries, Flagstaff, AZ
Art Quilts at the Sedgwick, The Sedgwick Cultural Center, Philadelphia, PA
Fiber Directions 2001, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS
Materials: Hard & Soft, Greater Denton Arts Council, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, TX.
2000
Out of Time
, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, CA.
Quilt 21: American Art Quilts for the 21st Century, Brush Art Gallery, Lowell, MA
Crafts National 34, Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Articulate Threads, Ellipse Arts Center, Arlington, VA
1999
Hanging By A Thread ‘99, Northern Arizona University Museum and Galleries, Flagstaff, AZ
Extending the Image: New Dimensions in Printmaking, Laura Knott Art Gallery, Bradford College, Bradford, MA
Materials: Hard & Soft, Greater Denton Arts Council, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, TX

1998
Beyond Tradition, Federal Reserve Gallery, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Boston, MA

1997
USA Craft Today ‘97, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
10th Annual Fiber Arts Competition and Exhibition, BASF Carpet Fibers and Creative Arts Guild of Dalton, Georgia
Crafts National 31, Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Hanging By A Thread, Northern Arizona University Museum and Galleries, Flagstaff, AZ
1996
Materials: Hard & Soft, Greater Denton Arts Council, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, TX
Uncommon Threads II, Vermont State Craft Center, Frog Hollow, Burlington, VT
Improvisations 1996, The Gallery at Studio B, Lancaster, Ohio
1995
Under Pressure, Galeria Mesa, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona
Full Deck Art Quilt, Renwick Gallery of the Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Two of Clubs
Paper/Fiber XVII, The Arts Center and Gallery, Iowa City/Johnson County Arts Council, Iowa City, Iowa
Textile ‘95, Gallery North, Setauket, NY
1994
Art Quilt International ‘94
, Mountain View City Hall, Mountain View, CA, Organized by the Penny Nii Art Quilt Gallery
Visions: Quilts, Layers of Excellence 1994, Museum of San Diego History, San Diego, CA
Alternative Processes:From Pixels to Paper, Center For Creative Imaging, Camden, ME
1993
Materials: Hard & Soft, Greater Denton Arts Council, Center for the Visual  Arts, Denton, TX
Artquilts 1993, Guilford Handcrafts, Inc. Guilford, CT
Fiberart International ‘93, Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Visions 1992, The Art of the Quilt, Museum of San Diego History, San Diego, CA
1992
Materials: Hard & Soft, Greater Denton Arts Council, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, TX
Crafts National 26, Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Work In Fiber, Cambridge Art Association, Lowell Street Gallery, Cambridge, MA
Reviews

2012 Joanne Mattera, Cottoning to a Second Anniversary Theme, Joanne Mattera Art Blog
2009 Greg Cook, Gang of four: New work at 5 Traverse and Providence College, The Providence Phoenix
2006 Catherine Weller, Jeanne Williamson and Katherine Porter , Fiberarts Magazine
2006 Terry House, Jeanne Williamson, The Middlesex Beat
2005 Kaizaad Kotwal, Review: Eye of the Needle, The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH
2005 Katherine French, Considering the Essential, The Middlesex Beat

Collections

Haddassah-Brandeis Institute, Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Meditech, Medical Information Technology, Inc., Westwood, MA
Meditech, Medical Information Technology, Inc., Framingham, MA
Edelstein & Company, Boston, MA
CRICO, Boston, MA
Westwood Global Investments, Boston, MA
Massachusetts Housing Partnership, Boston, MA
New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA
Private collections

Representation
BostonArt, Boston, MA
Awards

2014 Artist-in-Residence, Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA USA, March 17 - April 11, 2014
2013 A.R.T. Fund Award: supported by the Artist’s Resource Trust, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
2008 Artist’s Valentine (Juror: Allison Kemmerer, Curator, Addison Gallery of American Art)
2005 Quilt National 2005, Best of Show, The Dairy Barn, Athens, OH
2005 Quilt National 2005, McCarthy Memorial Award, The Dairy Barn, Athens, OH
1993 Artquilts 1993, Guilford Handcrafts, Inc. Guilford, CT, 2nd Prize
1992 Crafts National 26, Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, Zoller Gallery, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Curating
Mixed Media Fiber Art, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA, 2009

Residencies

2012 Millay Colony for the Arts, Austerlitz, NY
2011 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
Education
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA, MSAEd in Art Education
Philadelphia College of Art (University of the Arts), Philadelphia, PA, BFA in Fibers/Crafts
Books Published
Uncommon Cards, Running Press, 2013
The Uncommon Quilter, Potter Craft/Random House, 2007
Books
"10 Years of the Artists’ Toolbox", Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston, 2016
"The Art Quilt Collection, Designs and Inspiration from Around the World", Sixth&Spring Books, 2010, pages 71 and 101
Quilts and Art, 1960-1980”, Sandra Sider, 2010
"Quilting Art: Inspiration, Ideas & Innovative Works from 20 Contemporary Quilters", Spike Gillespie, Voyageur Press, 2009, pages 151-157
Contemporary Quilt Art: An Introduction and Guide”, Kate Lenkowsky, Indiana University Press, 2008, page 185
"Fiberarts International 2007", Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, page 56
"Creative Quilting: The Journal Quilt Project", Quilting Arts 2006, I wrote the Foreword on page 5
Art Quilts: A Celebration", Lark Books 2005, page 494
"Quilt National 2005 : The Best in Contemporary Quilts", Lark Books 2005, my quilt is on the cover and on page 13
"Fiberarts Design Book 7", Lark Books, 2004, page 12
"Quilt National 2003, The Best of Contemporary Quilts", Lark Books, 2003, page 102
"The Fabric Stamping Handbook", Jean Ray Laury, C&T Publishing, 2002, pages 45, 60 and 63
"Oxymorons: Absurdly Logical Quilts!", American Quilter's Society (AQS), Double Solitaire, 2001, page 18
"Stamping with Style", Katherine Duncan-Aimone, Lark Books, 2001
"The Art Quilt", Robert Shaw,  Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc., 1997, page 156
"Imagery On Fabric, Surface Design (revision)", Jean Ray Laury, C&T Publishing,1997, pages 128 and 129
"Great Impressions - The Art and Technique of Rubber Stamping", Patricia Garner Berlin, Flower Valley Press, 1997, page 84
"Fiberarts Design Book Five", Lark Books, October 1995, page 39
"Art Quilts: Playing With A Full Deck", Pomegranate Artbooks, 1995, playing cards designed by Quilt Artists,  Two of Clubs, page 148-149
"Visions: Quilts, Layers of Excellence", Quilt San Diego, C&T Publishing,1994, page 47
"Visions: The Art of the Quilt", Quilt San Diego, C&T Publishing, 1992, page 56
Magazines / Press

An Aggregate of Forces 60 Women Artists Over 60, Joanne Mattera Art Blog, 2017
World of Threads, Weekly Fibre Artist Interviews, Jeanne Williamson of Natick, Massachusetts, USA, Interview 111
Yew Journal, an online journal of innovative poetry, hybrid writing and images by women, February 2014
Quilting Arts Magazine
, October/November 2013
Millay Colony for the Arts, EDNA, Issue 4: 2013
Art in the Park Returns, Go!, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, July 25, 2013, front page photo
FiberArt Now
, Exploring Nature's Mark at the Hunterdon Art Musem, Summer 2013
Studios Magazine
, Spring 2011
Surface Design Journal
, Winter 2009
Studio Visit, Fall 2008
Arte Patchwork, (Spain), March 2007
Fiberarts Magazine
, Nov/Dec 2006
The Middlesex Beat
, October 2006
Quilting Arts Magazine
, Fall 2006
Quilting Arts Magazine
, Summer 2006
Fiberarts Magazine, Sept/Oct 2005
Textile Forum, (Germany), September 2005
Patchwork Gilde (Germany), June 2005
Art New England, August/September 2005
The Middlesex Beat, February 2005
Art/Quilt Magazine, 1998
Quilter’s Gallery, 1997
American Craft, February/March, 1996
Art/Quilt Magazine, Summer 1995
Surface Design Journal, Fall 1995

Articles Published

Surface Design Journal, "Layered Affinities, Quilts and Hand-dyed Cloth," review of Elin Noble's show at the Narrows Center for the Art in Fall River, MA, Winter 2010, pages 56 - 57.
Quilting Arts Magazine
, "Journal Felting with Punch", December/January 2008
, pages 76-79.
Surface Design Journal, Spring 2001, Vol 25, No. 3, Informed Source, pages 44-45.
Threads Magazine
, "Print With Erasers", August/September 1996, pages 66-69.

Television
The Art of Quilting", Segment Three, PBS, 2007
Radio
Inquiry: Uncommon Quilting - Jeanne Williamson, WICN FM, 2007
Cards
The Art Quilt: A Full Deck, a deck of playing cards, Lark Books, Two of Clubs
 
Licensed Images
Crate & Barrel - Seasonal Fence - Spring #3
Tuesday Morning - The Fence As Lace #2

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