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EDUCATION
2009 Fibers Masters Program, Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA.
2006 Design Buffalo State College, Magna Cum Laude, Buffalo, NY
1977 Liberal Arts, Community College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA.

EXHIBITS
2012 Life as ART - Solo Exhibition, C.G. Jung Center, Nov 2 - Dec 31, Buffalo, NY
2012 Metaphors and Memories - Solo Exhibition, Hilbert College, April 1 - May 1, Buffalo, NY
2011 Northeast Regional Juried Contemporary Fiber Exhibition - Rochester Contemporary Art Center, April 1 - May 9, Rochester, NY
2010 re.CYCLE.fiber - Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
2010 Runway 3.0 Technology Fashion Show May 1, 2010 Pierce Arrow Building, Buffalo, NY - Jurors: David Brinson, Erin Habes and Elaine Polvinen,
2010 Art of Healing & Mental Health Exhibition, Impact Artists Gallery, Buffalo, NY
2009 Paper or Plastic - Luke and Eloy Gallery Pittsburgh, PA
2008 Identity of Space Workshop # 2 Banner Installation American/Slovak Embassy
Women’s History Month Art Exhibition Buffalo State College Butler Library Buffalo, NY
2007 Fiberart International- Jurors: Dorothy Caldwell, Naomi Kobayashi, Lois Moran Catalogue
traveling exhibition: Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Pittsburgh, Pa. Mint Museum of Craft & Design Charlotte, NC
The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia Charleston, W.V..
The Artists Among Us Burchfield-Penny Art Center Members Show Buffalo, NY
Identity of Space Workshop #2 Outdoor Banner Installation Erie County Historical Society, Buffalo, NY
Buffalo State College Design Faculty Exhibition Upton Hall Gallery Buffalo, NY
“TEXTil” Textile Mini Objects exhibition International fiber show – organized by Gallery X
Bratislava, Slovakia and Gallery of Slovak Cultural Center - Prague, Czech Republic
Sum of the Parts – SDA Membership Exhibition SDA Fiber Conference Kansas City, MO
2006 Craftforms International 12th Annual Juried Exhibitions of Contemporary Craft - Juror Gretchen G. Keyworth Catalogue Wayne Art Center Wayne, PA
2007 “Alters/ Day of the Dead” 9th ann. Alters celebration, El Museo Francisco Oller y Diego Rivera Gallery
2007 Interior / Exterior Nov - Jan Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Pittsburgh, PA
Buffalo State College Design Faculty Exhibition Upton Hall Gallery Buffalo, NY
The State University of New York Student Fall Exhibition Albany, NY
2006 Solo Show HSBC Bank Building Buffalo, NY
Letne Impresie -Textilna Miniatura-Traveling Exhibition- Gallery X Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Gallery Uprstenu Prague-Czech Republic World Craft Council Gallery Mons, Belgium
“19th Annual Valentine Exhibition - Romantically Inspired” Art Dialogue Gallery Buffalo, NY
2005 Regional Artist Exhibition Art Dialogue Gallery Buffalo, NY
“depARTure art exhibition” shown at the Buffalo Central Terminal Buffalo, NY
“18th Annual Valentine Exhibition - I Love Buffalo”, Art Dialogue Gallery Buffalo, NY
Students of Western New York Art Dialogue Gallery Buffalo, NY
An Exhibition of Regenerate Art Virginia Wright Gallery Buffalo, NY
1st. National Small Works Exhibition - Prospectus 2005, Art Dialogue Gallery Buffalo, NY
2004 VYSTAVA - Textilna Miniatura Zamocnicka 5 Bratislava, Slovakia-Czech Republic
International Banner Festival Krems, Austria Shown with Banner Competition European Art Schools

PUBLICATIONS
500 Paper Objects, Dressing Gown for Feminine Warrior #2, Lark Crafts publication, May 2013
J. Tim Raymond, "ARTVOICE, Fiber Art by Carol Ann Rice Rafferty at the C.G. Jung Center Issue v11n47 Art Scene - November 21, 2012
Kurt Shaw, " TRIBUNE REVIEW", Paper or Plastic? - November 12, 2009
Kurt Shaw, “TRIBUNE REVIEW”, Interior/Exterior -, January 4, 2007
Savannah College of Art and Design, Dialogue with Shoes, Fiber Program, Winter 2009, media
Savannah College of Art and Design, Fashion Show SCAD STYLE, Spring 2009 website

AWARDS
2008 Academic and Artistic Honors Fellowship Savannah College of Art and Design
2006 John J. Jauquet Student Award for Creative Excellence in Fiber Design Buffalo State College
2005 Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship Buffalo State College
2005 Certificate of Excellence awarded at Buffalo State College Honors Convocation
2004 Hyatt’s Student Design Award for Excellence Buffalo State College

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2010 After-school Group Leader Buffalo City Schools
2006 - 2008 Adjunct Instructor Buffalo State College - Fiber Design 242 & Design 114 for non art majors
Weaving – winding warp - weaving sample patterns – completed 60x6” scarf on table loom
Surface Design – repeat of stencil or textural pattern on cotton fabric using textile ink
Shibori – Japanese resist techniques from samples to composition on cotton fabric and silk scarves
Devore - Burnout of velvet composite fabric from samples to wearable art using silkscreen

ADDITIONAL DUTIES
Research and development of new techniques for the teaching program
Assisted with inventory of stock and order of products used in the Fiber studio
Revised assignment and instructional demonstration sheets for student projects in Fiber Program
Obtained technical information from suppliers for correct product use
Built program through active recruitment of students in class and Open House environment
Initiated improvements both equipment upgrade and studio organization of Fiber Studio

COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS
2012 Mini Object Weaving Workshop - Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara County, Lockport, NY
2011 Group Weaving Project - Opportunities Unlimited of Niagara County, Lockport, NY
2010 Papermaking, three workshops for Opportunity Unlimited of Niagara County, Lockport, NY
2008 Curator “BEST IN SHOW- four semesters of students works” Buffalo State College Buffalo, NY
2006/2007 Instructor- Screen Printing, Bookmaking, Batik - Hyatt’s Art Store Clarence/Buffalo, NY
2007 Springville Center for the Arts – Children’s Art Camp Springville, NY
2007 Horace Mann Elementary School Gallery Visiting Artist Lecture Indiana, PA
2007 Pittsburgh Fiberart Guild- Creating Devore Fabric Pittsburgh, PA
2007 “Identity of the Space # 2” Pan-Am Expo Banners Buffalo, NY


DESIGN AND COMPUTER SKILLS
Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
Microsoft Office
Surface Design Development
Fiber Reactive Dyes
Wax Resist - Batik Power Point
Low-Tech Printing with Textile Ned graphics
Book Binding Paper making- editions and casting
Sewing Clothing Design Basics
Floral Design- natural and commercial arrangements

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Surface Design Association, American Craft Council, Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Western New York Artists Group

VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS
Loop it Up Savannah - Winter- Spring 2009 Savannah, GA Taught knitting, crochet, weaving to children from the Boys and Girls Club
Building Office Management Organization – May 3, 2002
Wrote and delivered “Outdoor Museum Architecture of Buffalo” bus tour highlighting
Delaware Avenue, Forrest Lawn Cemetery, Delaware Park and Elmwood Avenue
PRAXAIR Technology Center - Tonawanda, NY October 2000 Designed and assembled Autumn Display (interior/exterior within $3000 dollar budget) for
“Employee Family Fest” at PRAXAIR Technology Center
Clarence Historical Society - Clarence, NY 1999 - 2002
Set up displays in Clarence Museum
Clarence Garden Club – Clarence, NY 1999 - 2002 Arbor Day 2000 – organized tree planting and publicity for Clarence Town Park
Erie County Hospice - planted Autumn garden
Community Gardens, Main Street Clarence - planted gardens
Wilcox Mansion Victorian Christmas 2000 - set up display
Greentree Garden Club - 1996 - 1998 Pittsburgh, PA
Delivered Monthly Horticulture Reports
Religious Education Instructor - 1981- 1998 Pittsburgh, PA
Instructor for Elementary through High School Students
Church Related Women's Guild - 1988 - 1998 Pittsburgh, PA
Held Office of President 1990 - 1991
Fund Raising – originated and organized 100 Table Craft Fair
Membership Drive- organized entire Vintage Bridal Fashion Show
Meals on Wheels 1983 – 1998 Pittsburgh, PA - Baked desserts for elderly



 

 

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