Naomi S Adams Austin Quilter of Killer Bee Designs



Naomi S. (Adams) Velasquez is an Associate Professor of Art in the Department of Art at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. She serves as Chair for the Department of Art and Coordinator for the Fiber Media and Papermaking areas. Additionally, she teaches foundations courses including Creative Process and Drawing. Naomi is an award winning contemporary textile and book artist. Her artwork is consistently shown internationally and nationally and in diverse venues ranging from galleries to public works installations. Naomi holds an M.F.A. from the University of North Texas in Studio Art, Fibers. Naomi’s work was included in Quilt National 2011, and received the “Most Innovative Use of the Medium Award.” Her work is held in numerous private and public collections including the University of Denver Library, Emory University Library, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and the University of North Texas Special Collection.


For detailed credential information:

PDF CV: Naomi S. Adams Velasquez CV 0918

Selected Recent Awards

2017, The Schweinfurth Award for Excellence, Schweinfurth Art Center, 2017 Quilts = Art = Quilts

2016, Award of Excellence, 2016 Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie

2014, 1st Place, Altered Book Category, Rochester Public Library, 2014 The Art of the Book

2011, Most Innovative Use of the Medium, Friends of Fiberart International, Quilt National 2011



Portland Community College, Paragon Gallery: Intersections, Portland, Oregon, 2017.

Structural Language, George S. & Dolores Dore Eccles Gallery Center for Arts & Media, Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2017.

Connecting Threads, Salt Lake City Public Library – Marmalade Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2017.

Structural Language, Esvelt Gallery, Pasco, Washington, 2016.

Naomi S. Adams, Joan Derryberry Art Gallery, Cookeville, Tennessee, 2013.

Tangential, Davis Gallery, Pocatello, Idaho, 2012.

Interface, Cora Stafford Gallery, Denton, Texas, 2012.

Naomi S. Adams, Round Rock Library,  Round Rock, Texas, 2009.


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