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:

 Naomi S. Adams Velasquez CV 0717

Selected Recent Awards

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

2015, Visual Artist Residency Award, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts

2015, 2015 Open Studio Residency, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

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

2014, Award of Excellence: Fiber Art Innovation, La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum, 2014 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival

2013, Beyond the Boundaries Award, Surface Design Association, Interface Conference: Connections Member’s Exhibition

2013, Juror’s Award, Greater Denton Arts Council, Materials Hard and Soft 2013

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



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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