Naomi S Adams Austin Quilter of Killer Bee Designs

ABOUT NAOMI

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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 Drawing and Design.

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. Velasquez CV 0719

Selected Recent Awards

2019, Outstanding Visual Artist Award, Pocatello Arts Council

2019, Best Use of Non-Traditional Quilting Techniques Award, Gallery One, The Ties that Bind Exhibition

2018, Idaho Art Educator of the Year, Idaho Art Education Association

2018, Award for Creative Innovation, Fort Collins Lincoln Center, 36th Annual New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts Exhibition

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

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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.