Carla Tilghman

2414 Louisiana Street Lawrence, KS 66046
Telephone (785) 550-1286

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Fiber Arts
2004 MFA, Textiles Kent State University, Kent, OH

Art History
1999 MA, Art History University of Kansas, Lawrence KS
1983 BA, History, Art Grinnell College, Grinnell IA

Selected Exhibitions


Apr-Mar Texas National, Denton, TX
Mar-May Northwestern Arts Bi-Annual, Stockton, IL
Mar-Apr Small Weavings, Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, KS
Mar-Apr Spirals and Storms, Douglas Country Courthouse Rotunda, Lawrence, KS

Aug-Oct Urban-Suburban, Epsten Gallery, Kansas City, KS
Jul-Sept Fiber National Sixth Gallery, Vancouver, WA
Jul-Sept Eco-Friendly, Smithtown Arts Center, Smithtown, NY
Feb-Mar Spiraling In, Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA

Dec- Jan New Work, Wheatfields Gallery, Lawrence, KS
Nov-Dec Circles and Cycles, Grace Episcopal Cathedral, Topeka, KS
Aug-Oct Rolling River, solo show, Douglas County Gallery, Lawrence, KS
Aug-Sept Lawrence Art Guild All-Member Show, Lawrence, Arts Center, Lawrence, KS
Aug-Sept Fiber National, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA
Mar - May Woven Landscapes, Kansas Public Radio Green Room, Lawrence, KS
Mar-Apr 49th International Juried Exhibition, San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA.
Mar-Apr Repetitive Motion, solo show, Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, KS.

Sept-Oct Funky Landscapes, Johnson County Community College, Burlington,
Library, Overland Park, KS
Aug-Sep Combined Talents, Florida State University Museum of Art, Tallahassee, FL
Aug-Sep Thread and Clay, joint exhibition, Lawrence Library, Lawrence, KS
Jun-Jul Artists At and After Grinnell, Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell, IA.
Apr-May Unrestricted Florida Craftsmen Association, St. Petersburg, FL
Apr-May Small Views, solo show, Lawrence Community Theatre, Lawrence, KS.
Apr-May National Juried Exhibition, Plano Arts Association, Plano, Tx.
Mar-Apr A Common Thread, Kansas Artist Craftsmen Association, Wichita Art
Center, Wichita, KS

Sept. Home Again invitational, Gallery of Art and Design, University of Kansas
June Woven Land, solo show, Carnegie Arts Center, Leavenworth, KS
June Home Again, invitational, The Farm gallery, Kansas City, KS
Exhibition in conjunction with the Surface Design Conference
Mar-Apr Digital Weaving, Sage Center, Ann Arbor, MI
Mar-Apr Land and Landscape, Englewood Gallery, Loveland CO
Mar-Apr Structures of Experience: Revisiting Robert Smithson's Ideas,
School of Art Main Gallery, Kent State University, Kent, OH
Feb-Mar Circles and Cycles, solo show, Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence KS
Associated workshop: Layers, Feb. 26th, Lawrence Arts Center.

Jun-Dec Annual Digital Art Competition, Butler Institute of American Art,
Youngstown, OH
Jun-Aug Fiber Exposure, Smithtown Arts Center, Smithtown, NY
Jun-Aug Open Spectrum T.W. Wood Gallery, Montpelier, VT
Jun-Aug Fiber Focus, Ann Arbor, MI
May Mapping the Future, MFA thesis exhibition, School of Art Main Gallery,
Kent State University, Kent, OH
Apr-May Rubber City 14th Annual Show, Akron OH
Jan Small for the Wall, Gallery 138, Kent, OH.

Oct Digital Media, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH

April Rubber City 13th Annual Show
Jul New Structures, Gallery 138, Kent, OH

2000 Aug Renaissance Fair, Slippery Rock, PA

Jan Queen's Prize Tourney, Wichita, KS

May Scholarship Show, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Dec Lawrence Art Center Invitational, The Lawrence Art Center , Lawrence
Sept Kimonos and More, One of five featured artists, Legacy Bookworks
and Gallery, Columbia, MO
May Art in the Park, Lawrence KS
1996- 2005 Mar-Apr Lawrence Art Auction, The Lawrence Art Center, Lawrence, KS

Sept-Oct Symbiosis Two person show: fiber and clay, Rocheport Gallery,
Rocheport, MO

2009 Honorary Mention, Northwest Women's Exhibition, Stockton, IL
2006 Best of Show, A Common Thread, Kansas Artist Craftsmen Association, Wichita Art
Center, Wichita, KS
2004 Blossom Scholarship, Kent Sate University, OH
2003 Grand Prize, Rubber City 14th Annual Show, Akron OH

2008 "The Printed Image II" Review Magazine, Sept
2005 "Giovanna Cenami's Veil: A Neglected Detail", Journal of Medieval Textiles and
Dress" London: Boydell and Brewer.
1996 ""Sacrifice to the Art Gods." Ceramics Monthly, April, 25.


Conference Presentations

2006 -- May "Using Image Databases for Textile Research", 41st International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, MI
2005 -- Oct "Pleat and Ruffles: Texture through Weave Structure", 6th Annual Costume Symposium, Kansas City, KS
2003 -- Feb "The Life, Death and Resurrection of Sunbonnet Sue", Wild by Design Quilt Conference, Lincoln, NE
2002 -- May "Giovanna Cenami's Veil: A Neglected Detail", 37th International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, MI
2000 -- Jan "Holland Linen in art", Costume Seminar Kansas City, MO
1999 -- Jan "The Fallacy of Painting", Theatrical Costume Seminar, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
1998 -- Jan "Clothes of Honour in Netherlandish painting", Costume Seminar, Wichita, KS

Lectures Given
2009 "Cenami's Veil", University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
2006 - May "Digital Weaving and My Work" Lawrence Art Guild, Lawrence KS (honorarium)
May "The Field of Digital Weaving", University of Kansas, Textile Department,
Lawrence, KS.
2001--Jan. Panelist, "Contemporary Feminist Issues", Baker University, Baldwin City, KS
2000 - Nov. Guest Lecturer, "Silk Cloths of Honor in 15th and 16th century Netherlandish Painting: Weave Structure or Painter's Fancy?", Bloomington, IN
Nov. Guest Lecturer "Crafts in the 20th Century", History of Art Department, University
of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Jan. Guest Lecturer, "Fiber Properties", Theatrical Costume Assoc., Kansas City, MO
1999 - Sept. Guest Lecturer, "Linen and Silk in 15th and 16th Century Netherlandish Painting", Fontbonne College, St. Louis, MO
1998 - Nov. Guest Lecturer, "Medieval Weave Structures", Springfield Junior College, Springfield, MO

Workshops conducted
2009 "Weaving with Metal" Kaw Valley Weavers Association, Kansas City, KS
2008 "Damask Weaving" The Jacquard Center, Hendersonville, NC
May "Tapestry" The Jacquard Center, Hendersonville, NC
2007 Jul "Altered Wefts", Kansas City Weaver's Guild, Kansas City, MO
Mar. "Altered Wefts" Textile Alliance, Cleveland, OH
2005 Lawrence Arts Center:
Fall "Silk Painting", "Felting", "Textile Techniques in Metals"
Summer "Resist Dyeing", "Textile Techniques in Metals", "Felting"
Spring "Felting", "Ikat Dyeing", "Inkle Weaving",
Winter "Tapestry Handbag", "Basic Dyeing", "Coiled baskets", "Plaited placemats".
Classes 4-12 hours each, Lawrence, KS
2004 - Jan. "Netting", Workshop for Akron Weavers Guild, Akron, OH
2003 - June "Stripes and Checks" Workshop for The Society of Creative Anachronisms.
1996 Oct Featured artists/instructor for Silk Painting Workshop hosted by Edge of the
Meadow Gallery, Topeka KS
Apr Instructor for Tapestry Weaving Workshop and Loom Construction
hosted by The Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., Wichita, KS
Mar Featured artist/instructor for Silk Painting Workshop
hosted by Kansas State University Apparel Design Department.



References available on request.