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Geri Forkner
566 Randolph Fridley Rd.
Sweetwater, TN 37874


University of Tennessee, BS degree, Knoxville, TN 1967
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 1984 – 1986, 2001

Selected Juried Shows and Exhibits

Knoxville Arts and Cultural Alliance group show March 2021
Knoxville, TN
Handweavers Guild of America Convergence (rescheduled) 2020
Symphony of the Mountains (Mixed Media Exhibit) honorable mention
Vistas Along the Appalachian Trail (Yardage Exhibit)
Ongoing Conversation Dec 2019 – Jan 2020
Kyoto International Community House
Kyoto, Japan

Time Warp and Weft: Woven Works June 14 – July 29, 2017
Lyndon House Arts Center, joint show
Athens, GA

Arts in the Airport
McGhee Tyson Airport,
Knoxville, TN Spring – Summer 2015
Fall 2016 – Winter 2017
Spring – Summer 2019
Daily Weaving
Box 13 Arts Space Jan 30 – Mach 12, 2016
Houston, TX

Continuous Threads June 13 – Oct 11, 2015
Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center
Buford, GA

Rangsit University Work in Progress: International Design Symposium
Bangkok, Thailand May 6, 2019

Arts and Culture Alliance
Alternate Reality Jan 4 – 25, 2013
Joint Show with Elizabeth Porter-Moses
Arts and Culture Alliance, Knoxville, TN

Rangsit University Art Gallery (yearly) Jan 2002 – 2020
Bangkok, Thailand

Recent Professional Experience

Appalachian Arts and Culture Fellow Sept. – Nov 2019
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Gatlinburg, TN

Handweavers Guild of America Convergence (teaching rescheduled for July 2022)
Knoxville, TN

Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild, Lecture and Workshop Sept. 2019
Atlanta, GA

Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance, Lecture and Workshop May 2018
Atlanta, GA

Knox Makers, Lecture and Workshop June 2017
Knoxville, TN

Wearable Art Connection, Workshop Instructor
Los Angeles, CA May 2014, 2017

John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC, 2005 – 2021
Weaving, Surface Design, Felting classes (various dates)

Smoky Mountain Fiber Festival, Workshop Instructor
Townsend, TN April, 2014, 2016– 2019

Southeast Fiber Forum, Workshop Instructor April 2015 & 2019
Arrowmont, Gatlinburg, TN

Florida Tropical Weavers Guild, Workshop Instructor
Orlando, Fl March, 2014, 2017

Pikeville Elementary School, Artist in Residence
Pikeville, TN Dec 8 – 12, 2014, Dec 7 – 11, 2015

Wolftever Creek Elementary School, Artist in Residence
Ooltewah, TN March 6, 13, 20, 2015

Sweetwater Elementary School, Artist in Residence
Sweetwater, TN September 9 – 24, 2014

Tennessee Arts Commission Create Conference
Knoxville, TN June 23 – 36, 2014

Silk Painters International Conference, Workshop Instructor
Silk in Santa Fe – The Soul of Silk July 26 – 27, 2014

Appalachian Arts Craft Center, Workshop Instructor
Norris, TN March 2012, Nov 2011, Feb 2013, April 2014

Embroiders Guild of America , Felting workshop and lecture Gatlinburg, TN April 15 – 18, 2012

Rangsit University, Bangkok, Thailand (yearly)
Gallery Show and Workshop January 2002 – 2017

Handwoven Magazine May/June 2013
Article: Colors of Nature: Woven and Felted Vest


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  1. Marian Siks / Nov 5 2014 9:40 pm

    incredibly impressive!

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