Rachel A. Chambers

rae.a.chambers@gmail.com

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EDUCATION

M.Ed                2011  Keene State College, Keene, New Hampshire

                        Graduate Program

                        Major: Education

M.F.A.             2007  Tyler School of Art, Temple University,

                        Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

                        Graduate Program

                        Teaching Assistant, Technical Assistant

                        Major: Crafts, Fiber Arts

B.F.A.              2004  Kutztown University of Pennsylvania,

                        Kutztown, PA

                        Major: Crafts, Fiber Arts

C.E.                 -Surface Design/Textile Design, Rhode Island School of Design

                        -Fashion and Sustainability, London College of Fashion

 

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS and GALLERIES

2020                            Cross Pollination, Temple Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA

2020                            Solo Installation, "Inside Out",  ArtsWorcester, MA

2019                            New England Collective X Invitational, Galatea Gallery, Boston, MA

2019                            Legacy: Passing the Torch, Hess Gallery

                                    Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA

2019                            Basketry Now; NBO 10th Anniversary Exhibition,

                                    Kentucky Museum at Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY

2019                            Paperphilia; Works on Paper, Printer’s Building, Worcester, MA

2019                            Twisted Fibers, Art League of Rhode Island, RI           

2018                            Inspired Views, Montserrat College of Art and Design, Beverly, MA

2018                            Fiber National 2018, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA

2018                            Interlochen Arts Academy, Juried Exhibition - “Every Single Day”

                                    Interlochen, MI

2018                            Fuller Craft Museum, Juried Members Exhibition

                                    Brockton, MA

2018                            Black and White Exhibition

                                    Library Arts Center, Newport, NH

2018                            Elements of Abstraction

                                    University Place Gallery, Cambridge, MA                               

2018                            ArtsWorcester, Aurora Gallery – After A Fashion, Worcester, MA

2017                            7th Annual National Juried Exhibition

                                    Marshall University: School of Art & Design, Huntington, WV

2017                            Prometheus Dance, collaboration with choreographer Diane Arvanites

                                    Cambridge, MA

2017                            World of Wearable Art, Peabody Essex Museum

                                    Salem, MA

2016                            Woodside Gallery, Delbridge Center for the Arts, Solo Installation

                                    Natick, MA

2015                            “A Vessel by Any Other Name”, Group Show

                                    Gallery 66 NY    Cold Springs, NY

2015                            Brickyard Gallery, Group Show, Holyoke, MA

2014                            Arts and Industry, Group Show

                                    Florence, MA

2013                            Easthampton City Arts, Solo Show

                                    Easthampton, MA

2011                            Sharon Arts Gallery, Faculty Exhibition, Peterborough, NH

2011                            Daily Fiber Intake, Some Things Looming Gallery

                                    Reading, Pennsylvania

2010                            Art With Feeling: Touch, Look, Listen,  Sharon Arts Gallery,

                                    Peterborough, New Hampshire

2009                           “Palimpsest” Collaboration exhibit with writer Craig Czury, 

                                    Gallery 908, Reading, PA

2009                            Agora Gallery, representation

                                    Chelsea, New York

2009                            Heitmann [atelier and gallery], Summer Invitational

                                    Lancaster, PA

2009                            Artist’s Haven Gallery, representation

                                    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

2009                            InFusion Gallery, Featured Artist for March-April

                                    Philadelphia, PA                                                        

2008                            WovenWorks, Fitton Center for Creative Arts

                                    Hamilton, Ohio

2008                            Celebration of Fibers, Schuylkill Gallery

                                    Philadelphia, PA

2007                            Snap to Grid, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art

                                    Los Angeles, California

2006                            NICHE Awards, Philadelphia Buyer's Market,

                                    Philadelphia, PA

2004                            Art of The Craft, Reading Museum, Reading,

                                    Pennsylvania

2003                            A Tribute To Fiber Arts, APEX Gallery,

                                    Washington, D.C.

 

 

MEMBERSHIPS and AFFILIATIONS

Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen  Lancaster Chapter, PA

National Basketry Organization   Suwanee, GA

ARC Gallery  Chicago, Illinois

Sharon Arts Gallery  Peterborough, New Hampshire

Cambridge Art Association    Cambridge, MA

ArtsWorcester, Aurora Gallery  Worcester, MA

Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

Harrisville Designs, Harrisville, NH

 

 

HONORS and AWARDS

2010                Highest Honors

                        International Honors Society in Education

                        Keene State College   Keene, NH

2006                NICHE Award

                        Decorative Fiber Arts

                        Philadelphia Buyer's Market

                        Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2005-2006       Scholarship

                        Tyler School of Art, Temple University

                        Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2004                J. Allen Pawling Crafts Memorial Award

                        Kutztown University, Kutztown, Pennsylvania

                        Peter's Valley Craft Center

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2019                            Lead Teaching Faculty, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

2015-present               Director of Summer Visual Arts Program

                                    Fiber Arts /Sculpture/Drawing and Painting Teacher

                                    Walnut Hill School for The Arts

                                    Natick, MA

                                    Collaborations with Dance, Music, Math/Science, and Language departments

                                    Director of Walnut Hill Small Works Show, Woodside Gallery

2012-2015                   Studio Art/ Art History Teacher, Advisor, Dorm Parent, Varsity Coach

                                    Academic Excellence Board Member

                                    The Williston Northampton School, Middle and Upper Schools

2012                            Art Teacher, Wheelock Elementary School

                                    Keene School District, Keene, NH

2012                            First grade classroom teacher, Special Education tutor

                                    Fuller Elementary School, Keene, NH

2010-2016                   Instructor, Snow Farm Craft Program

                                    Head of Fibers/Material Studies, Director of Adult Programs

2008 - 2010                 Professor, Head of Fibers and Material Studies Department

                                    Kutztown University, PA

2010                            Festival Assistant, Children’s Literature Festival

                                    Keene State College  Keene, NH.

2010                            Gallery Assistant, Docent Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery

                                    Keene State College, Keene, NH

                                    Gallery Education Program

2010                            Instructor, Peter’s Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ

                                    Fibers Department

2009                            Gallery Manager, Gallery 141, Lancaster, PA

2009                            Instructor, Main Line School Night, Philadelphia, PA

                                    Instructing adult education class in working with Encaustics

2008-2011                   Substitute Teacher, Berks County School Districts

2008 - 2009                 Instructor, Wayne Arts Center, Wayne, PA

                                    Instructing students of all ages in collage, papermaking, block printing, and all aspects of Fiber Arts

2008                            Mount Airy Learning Tree Instructor, Encaustics Workshop

                                    5 session course.  Students learned the history and techniques of working with beeswax,

                                    paints, and alternative materials.

2007                            Production Designer, Ambiance Inc.

                                    Ceramics design corporation based in New York.

                                    Designed various ceramic pieces for tabletop use, as well as decorative pieces. 

2006                            Instructor

                                    Weekend Workshop, Tyler School of Art,

                                    Temple University

2005-2006                   Teaching Assistant, Technical Assistant,

                                    Tyler School of Art, Temple University

                                    Assisted faculty with instructing graduate and undergraduate students, organized and maintained

                                    materials library, ordered inventory, monitored use of computer workstations and software,

                                    directed Open House weekends

2004-2005                   Artist in Residence, Fibers Department, Kutztown University, PA

 

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

Greater Worcester Community Foundation, Worcester, MA

Craig Czury, Reading, Pennsylvania

Kim Evelti, Easthampton, MA                                         

Eileen Stremba, Morgantown, Pennsylvania 

Dahn Hiuni, Queens, New York                                          

Evan Hoffman, Philadelphia, PA                                      

Susanna Bonametti, Italy                                                

Alana Hunter, Arlington, Virginia

J. Richard Gray,  Mayor of Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Hillary Clinton, Washington, DC

Barbara Schulman, Kutztown, Pennsylvania

BIBLIOGRAPHY and PRESENTATIONS

2020                            Artscope Magazine, Legacy at Pine Manor article

2018                            Boston Voyager Magazine, “Thought Provokers” article

2018                            Fuller Craft Museum, Featured Artist Member speaker

2016                            Peabody Essex Museum, Featured Arts Educator for World of Wearable Arts

2011                            Peterborough News, January 22, Arts and Culture section

2010                            Kutztown Patriot, December and January Edition, page 1

2009                            The Keystone, Thursday, November 12, 2009  page 9

2009                            Sanderson Images, April blogspot

2008                            Lancaster Arts, Fall Edition, webpage

2007                            NICHE Magazine, Spring Edition, winner announcements

2006                            NICHE Magazine, Winter Edition, page 94

2005                            Reading Eagle, March Edition, page 1

2004                            Kutztown University Magazine, September Edition. page 8

2003                            Reading Eagle, February Edition. Page 1

ADDITIONAL SKILLS and QUALIFICATIONS

Graphic Design for web and print

Portfolio prep with students – taking work images, Photoshop, essay writing/proofreading

Organized, timely, and efficient office/communication skills

Developing arts programs

Managing staff and classroom environment

Qualified to teach Fiber Arts, Painting, Drawing, Intro to Sculpture, 2D and 3D Design courses, direct summer programs and Material Studies/Fibers Departments.

Qualified to teach English/Reading, History, Science, and Math courses for grades K-8.