artist resumé

Exhibitions:

“Voices of CQA”: Northwest Quilt Expo, Portland OR; September 2018

“Summertime”: Visions Art Museum online gallery, San Diego CA; July-Sept 2018

“Birds of a Fiber”: Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Art Museum, La Conner WA; Jan-Feb 2018 (4 pieces)

“Photographs & Memories Invitational Exhibition”: Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Art Museum, La Conner WA; Jan – March 2018 (7 pieces)

“The Horse & a Whole Lot More” WA State Thoroughbred Association’s Equine Art Show, Emerald Downs, WA; July 2017- Winner 1st Place Dr Pav Award for Mixed Media Art

Surface Design Association Invitational Exhibit: Schack Art Center, Everett WA; March-April 2017

Surface Design Association Eastside Regional Exhibition: VALA Art Center, Redmond WA; Nov 2016-Jan 2017

“The Unmade Bed” Exhibition on Sex Trafficking: Whidbey Center for the Arts, Langley WA; Oct 2016

Art Embroidery by Christina Fairley Erickson: Redmond Senior Center, Redmond WA; Oct-Nov 2016

“Fiber Fusion” Washington State Surface Design Association Traveling Exhibition: Allied Arts Gallery at the Park, Richland WA; June 2016 / VALA Art Center, Redmond WA; Nov 2016-Jan 2017 / Northwind Art Center, Port Townsend WA; February 2017 / Schack Art Center, Everett WA; March 2017

Lantana Level 3 Art and Design Graduating Class Exhibition: Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts, La Conner WA; August 2016

Surface Design Association Eastside Regional Exhibition: Vision 5 Gallery, Redmond WA; October 2015

“The Celebration of the Horse” Confluence Art Gallery, Twisp WA; August-October 2015

“The Horse & a Whole Lot More” WA State Thoroughbred Association’s Equine Art Show, Emerald Downs, WA; July 2015- Honorable Mention for Mixed Media Art

“Three Colored Pencil Artists” R.S.C., Redmond WA; April-July 2015 -Invitational

“Revealing the Hidden” La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum, La Conner WA; April-June 2015 -Juried Show

“Motion” National Quilt Museum, Paducah, KY; November 2014-Feb 2015 – Exhibition Chairperson – Juried Show

Studies in Design, Experimental Machine and Hand Stitch Open House Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts, La Conner WA; November 2014

“Rio and Sao Paulo Patchwork and Design Festival” Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil; March-April 2014 – Judged and Juried show (3 pieces accepted)
YouTube Video from Rio Patchwork Design

“Naficy Fiber Art Show” Naficy Plastic Surgery Center, Bellevue, WA; Nov 2013- Feb 2014 – Curator and represented artist

2013 International Quilt and Fiber Arts Festival, La Conner, WA; October 2013

Pacific West Quilt Show, Tacoma, WA; August 2013 – Judged and Juried show

“Salsa!” Mighty Tieton Warehouse Gallery, Tieton, WA; May-July 2013 – Juried show

“The Next 50- Fiber Artists Look at Innovation and Civic Action” Seattle Center 50th Anniversary- International Fountain Pavilion at the Seattle Center- Seattle, WA; Sept-Oct 2012

“Journeys” a Contemporary QuiltArt Association exhibition at SeaTac Airport, May 2012- November 2012 – Juried show

Surface Design Association of Washington at BallardWorks Gallery, Seattle WA; March-April 2012

Studio Art Quilt Associates trunk show “This is a Quilt” – exhibited at Sookmyung Women’s University Museum-Seoul Korea; Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum,-Seoul Korea; Taiwan International Quilt Exhibition (TIQE) 2012- National Tainan Living Art Center of Taiwan; Maki House-Ottawa, Canada; St. John’s Anglican Church-Kingston Ontario Canada; Strathford Perth Museum- Strathford Ontario, Canada; Michigan State University Museum – Feb 2011-Dec 2013

Enumclaw City Hall, Contemporary QuiltArt Association show, Enumclaw WA; October-November 2011 – Juried show

Machine Quilter’s Exhibition (MQX) East, Portland West; October 2011 – Juried show

Contemporary QuiltArt Association Intro Show at SeaTac Airport, September 2011

“25 at 25” a Contemporary QuiltArt Association exhibition within the Pacific West Quilt Show, Tacoma, WA; August 2011 – Juried show

Pacific West Quilt Show, Tacoma, WA; August 2011 – Judged and Juried show

Alaska State Fair, Palmer, AK; August 2011

“The Horse & a Whole Lot More” WA State Thoroughbred Association’s Equine Art Show, Emerald Downs, WA; July 2011- Winner 1st Place for Objet ‘d Art

UC Davis Feminist Film Festival- Feminist Art Show, Davis, CA; April 2011

Machine Quilter’s Exhibition (MQX) East, Providence RI; April 2011

American Quilt Society International Quilt Show and Contest, Lancaster PA; March 2011

Vashon Allied Arts Blue Heron Gallery, Contemporary QuiltArt Association show-Vashon Island, WA; Feb 2011:

Block Party Quilters, “25 Years in Stitches”, Issaquah Community Center-Issaquah, WA; Nov 2010

“A Horse’s Tale” juried exhibition, National Quilt Museum– Paducah, Kentucky; August-November 2010

Kirkland Art Center Gallery, Kirkland, WA; Aug-Sept 2008

Awards:

Washington Thoroughbred Association’s Equine Art Show, Emerald Downs-Kent WA; July2017 – First Place Doctor Pav Award for Mixed Media Art

Washington Thoroughbred Association’s Equine Art Show, Emerald Downs-Kent WA; July2015 – Honorable Mention for Mixed Media Art

Washington Thoroughbred Association’s Equine Art Show, Emerald Downs-Kent WA; July 2011
1st place and the David L Parks Award for Objet d’Art

Block Party Quilters, “25 Years in Stitches”, Issaquah Community Center-Issaquah, WA; Nov 2010
2nd place for Contemporary/Art Small Quilts

Publications/News:

“Spotlight on the Artist – Christina Fairley Erickson” on CreateWhimsey.com a website of inspiration & techniques for makers.  Read the pdf version of the interview here.

Pacific Northwest Quilt & Fiber Art Museum newsletter April 2018 – photo of “Crested Serpent Eagle” on display at their “Birds of a Fiber” exhibition.

“Washington Thoroughbred” Magazine, Fall 2017 – Article: Equine Art 2017. Click to see Article

“Unmade Bed: The Exhibit” 2016

“Surface Design a Success in the Tri-Cities” 5 June 2016 – Interview NBC (tv, online video, and online article)

Biographical video by Yebin Zhou  2014

“Glories of British Textiles Tour Sketchbook” coordinated publication with printer for artwork of 21 participants 2014

“Salsa” Exhibition Catalog- Mighty Tieton, WA – (in catalog and coordinated publication with printer) 2013

Bellevue Reporter, “Bellevue Quilter Accepted in International Exhibition”; May 2013

“Equines Subject of Annual Art Show at Auburn’s Emerald Downs.” The News Tribune, 7 July 2011. Web. Photo of Christina Fairley Erickson’s “By a Nose” with Blue Ribbon

Studios Magazine, Interweave Publications, Author of Article “Magazine Organization”; Spring 2011

Machine Quilting Unlimited, “Best Friends” 2-page photo spread with description; March 2011

Bellevue Reporter, “Local Quilter Advances in National Contest”; February 17, 2011

Island Arts (The Publication of Vashon Island Arts), “Hidden in the Eelgrass”; Feb 2011

The National Quilt Museum 2010 Exhibit Schedule, “Friesian Dream Come True” photo; Jan-Dec 2010

Friesian Association of North America September 2010 newsletter; “Friesian Dream Come True”

Lectures:

“Introduction to Fiber Fusion” Schack Art Center, Everett WA March 2016

“Introduction to Fiber Fusion” Northwind Art Gallery, Port Townsend WA Feb 2016

“Introduction to Fiber Fusion” VALA Art Center, Redmond WA Nov 2016

“My Studies at the Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts” Fidalgo Island Quilters Nov 2016

“Introduction to Fiber Fusion” Gallery at the Park, Richland WA June 2016

“Fiber Artist Journey” Eastside Quilters May 2016

“Israeli & Palestinian Textiles” Surface Design Association Eastside – February 2016

“Israeli & Palestinian Textiles” Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts- January 2016

“Fiber Artist Journey” Needle and I Quilt Guild April 2015

“Designing for a Theme” Fidelgo Island Quilters March 2014

Classes:

Free-form Beginning Art Embroidery, Redmond WA Jan 2017

Free-form Beginning Art Embroidery, Redmond WA Nov 2016

Surface Design Techniques, Bellevue WA Jan 2014

Introduction to Hand Quilting, Stella Schola Middle School Kirkland WA 2012

Introduction to Hand Quilting, Stella Schola Middle School Kirkland WA 2011

Introduction to Hand Quilting, Stella Schola Middle School Kirkland WA 2010

Member Associations:

Surface Design Association

Studio Art Quilt Associates

Contemporary Quilt Art Association

Embroiderer’s Guild of America

Positions Held:

Executive Director — Washington State Surface Design Association “Fiber Fusion” Traveling Exhibition, June 2015- May 2017 (4 venues: Allied Arts- Richland, WA; VALA Art Center- Redmond, WA; Northwind Arts- Port Townsend, WA; Schack Art Center- Everett, WA.)  Responsible for all aspects of setting up the 4 exhibitions, running a staff of volunteers, arranging for educational programming to run concurrent to each exhibition, publicity and marketing, communications with galleries, jury process, communications with artists, and more.

Show/Exhibitions Chair — “Motion” at the National Quilt Museum, November 2014-February 2015 for the Contemporary Quilt Art Association

Washington State Surface Design Association Web/Blog Mistress Sept 2013- Aug 2014

Curator/Exhibitions Chair, Naficy Fiber Art Show November 2013-Feb 2014

Show/Exhibitions Chair, “Salsa!” Mighty Tieton Warehouse Gallery, Tieton, WA; May-July 2013 for the Contemporary Quilt Art Association

Show/Exhibitions Chair, “Rio/ Sao Paulo Patchwork and Design Festival- CQA Exhibit” Rio and Sao Paulo, Brazil March-April 2013 for the Contemporary Quilt Art Association

Co-Chair of Exhibitions, Board Director for the Contemporary QuiltArt Association April 2012-March 2014

Eastside Group Leader-Surface Design Association (WA) March 2012-June 2013

Board member for “Surface Matters Symposium” for Washington State Surface Design Association October 2011-March 2012

Exhibitions Assistant and Arts Opportunities Liaison for the Contemporary QuiltArt Association Nov 2010-March 2012

Christina with her piece

Christina with her piece “In Klimt’s Corral” winner of the 1st place Dr. Pav award for Mixed Media July 2017 Equine Art Show

Christina giving “Introduction to Fiber Fusion” speach for exhibition at Schack Art Center, Everett WA


Opening crowd at the Schack Art Center March 2017


Honorable Mention in Mixed Media at 2015 Equine Art Show for “In Flight”


Christina with portion of Naficy Plastic Surgery Center exhibition she curated Nov 2013.


With Curator Judy Schwender at the National Quilt Museum, Paducah KY Oct 2010 with Christina’s “Friesian Dream Come True”


Cover of “Washington Thoroughbred” magazine Fall 2017 which featured Christina’s artwork


Article featuring Christina’s “In Klimt’s Corral” winner of the 2017 Equine Art Mixed Media award.