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Geri Forkner
566 Randolph Fridley Rd.
Sweetwater, TN  37874
423/ 261-5168


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

Recent Professional Experience

Appalachian Arts Craft Center, Norris, TN                                         Nov 2011, March 2012, Oct 2012
Felting workshops

Embroiders Guild of America                                                                                      April 15 – 18, 2012
Felting workshop

Silk Painters International SPIN Conference                                                               July 26 – 27, 2012
Silk in Santa Fe – The Soul of Silk
Nuno Felt for Color, Shape and Texture

John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC,                                                                   2005 – 2012
Weaving, Surface Design, Felting classes (various dates)

Rangsit University, Bangkok, Thailand  (yearly)                                                    January 2002 – 2013

Southeast Animal Fiber Fair, Asheville, NC  (yearly)                                          October, 2003 – 2012

Fiber Arts in the Classroom            Monroe County TN Schools                             Yearly 2005 – 2013

Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts,
Chattanooga, TN (yearly, day long)                                                              2005 – 2013

William Blount High School, Maryville, TN  (three day residency)                                        April 2011

Southeast Fiber Forum  Arrowmont, Gatlinburg, TN                                                  April 7 – 10, 2011
Workshop instructor

Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN  Fiber to Fabric Workshop                   August 22, 2009                  Weaving instructor

Value Plus Summer Intensive, Tennessee Arts Commission                                               July 2009
Dickson, TN  (Presenter)

Southeast Fiber Forum  Montgomery Bell State Park, Dickson, TN                                 March 2007
Keynote speaker, workshop instructor

Creative Arts Guild, Dalton GA                                                                                                 2008 -2009
Jonas Residency

Owner/Instructor Weaving Arts Studio, Tellico Plains, TN                                   March 2002 – 2011

Selected Juried Shows and Exhibits

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

Arts and Culture Alliance
Presenter for Time Well Spent                                                                    October 17, 2012
Knoxville, TN

Chattahoochee Biennial of Textile                    In the Mind’s Eye         April 13 – July 2, 2013
Atlanta, GA

Athens Area Council for the Arts: Art of Recycling
Athens, TN                                                            Best of Show                                      November 2011

2011 Chattahoochee Biennial of Textiles   Extraordinary Things,                         April 15- May 2, 2011
Atlanta, GA                                                            Second Place

Tanner Hill Gallery,             Works on Paper                                                                        October 2008
Chattanooga, TN

Athens Area Council for the Arts: Art of Recycling   First place                                   November 2007
Athens, TN                                                             Third place                                     November 2009

Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild, Bi-annual juried show                                                    May 2007
Atlanta, GA

Rangsit University Art Gallery (yearly)                                                                             Jan 2002 – 2012
Bangkok, Thailand

Represented by Tanner Hill Gallery, Chattanooga, TN,

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

    incredibly impressive!

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