Resume

AWARDS

2019

  • (soon to be announced) International Quilt Festival, Houston Texas
  • Award for Artistic Ability that Extends the Medium, Interpretations: Rhapsody exhibit, Vision Art Museum, San Diego, California
  • Best of Show, Quilt Portraits: We’ve Got Personality, Brush Gallery & Studios, Lowell, Massachusetts.
  • 1st Place, Colorado Artists Choice Exhibition, Lakewood Cultural Center, Denver, Colorado
  • Honorable Mention, 37th Annual New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts, Lincoln Center for the Arts, Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Quilters de Mexico Award of Honor, Patchwork & Quilt Expo, Mexico City, Mexico.

2018

  • Best Wall Quilt, Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, Hampton, Virginia

2017

  • Judges Choice Award, Pathfinders: New Territories exhibition, Southern Utah Museum of Art, Cedar City, Utah.
  • 1st Place, Fiber Art, Lines Into Shapes exhibition, Estes Park, Colorado.

2013-2015

  • Best Wall Quilt and Viewer’s Choice, Denver International Quilt Festival, Denver, Colorado, 2015.
  • Honorable Mention, Human Image: Art Quilt, Road to California Quilt Festival, Ontario, California, 2015.
  • Honorable Mention, Large Wall Quilts-PictorialAQS Quilt Week Paducah, Kentucky, 2015.
  • 3rd Place, Pictorial Quilts, Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, England, 2015.
  • Best of Show from First Time Entrant, Road to California Quilt Festival, Ontario, California, 2014.
  • Master’s Award for Thread Artistry, and 1st Place Art-People, Places, and Figures, International Quilt Festival, Houston Texas, 2014.
  • 2nd Place Pictorial Quilts, Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, England, 2014.
    • 3rd Place, Small Wall Quilts-Pictorial, AQS Quilt Week, Paducah, Kentucky 2013.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019

  • HandiQuilter Corporate Headquarters gallery, North Salt Lake Utah
  • Quilter’s de Mexico Festival, World Trade Center, Mexico City, Mexico

2018

  • CF Fine Art Gallery, Louisville, Colorado.  (4 Artist show)

2016

  • “A Stitch in Time: Moments Captured in Fabric & Thread,” Ed and Caren Murray Art Series, Esther and John Clay Fine Arts Gallery, Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, Wyoming.

 

JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2019

  • Quilt Portraits: We’ve Got Personality, Brush Gallery & Studios, Lowell, Massachusetts.
  • Interpretations 2019: Rhapsody, Visions Art Museum, San Diego, California
  • Artists Choice-2019, Lakewood Cultural Center, Denver, Colorado
  • 36th All Colorado Art Show, Depot Art Gallery, Littleton, Colorado
  • 37th Annual NewLegacies: Contemporary Art Quilts exhibition, Lincoln Center for the Arts, Ft. Collins, Colorado.
  • AQS QuiltWeeks, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Fall-Paducah, Kentucky, Charleston, South Carolina.

2018

  • AQS QuiltWeek, Daytona Beach, Florida
  • Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, Hampton, Virginia

2017

  • “AQS QuiltWeek,” Convention Center, Paducah, Kentucky
  • “Pathfinders: New Territories,” Southern Utah Museum of Art
  • “International Quilt Invitational Exhibition,” Brigham City Museum of History & Art, Brigham City, Utah
  • “All Colorado Art Show,”  Curtis Art Center, Greenwood Village, Colorado
  • “Lines Into Shapes,” Art Center of Estes Park, Estes Park, Colorado

2016

  • “Abstracting the West,” Wyoming State Territorial Prison Historical Park, Laramie, Wyoming
  • “AQS QuiltWeek”, Convention Center, Paducah, Kentucky
  • “International Quilt Invitational Exhibition,” Brigham City Museum of History & Art, Brigham City, Utah
  • “Festival of Quilts,” NEC, Birmingham, England
  • “Quilts, A World of Beauty,” International Quilt Festival, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas

2011-2015

  • Interpretations, Visions Art Museum, San Diego, California, 2015.
  • “AQS QuiltWeek,” Convention Center, Paducah, Kentucky, 2015.
  • “Festival of Quilts,” NEC, Birmingham, England, 2015.
  • “Quilts, A World of Beauty,” International Quilt Festival, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas, 2015.
  • “Nudes Downtown”, RiverSea Gallery, Astoria, Oregon, 2014.
  • “Contemporary Fiber Art,” Helikon Gallery, Denver, Colorado, 2014.
  • “AQS QuiltWeek”, Convention Center, Paducah, Kentucky, 2014.
  • “Road to California Quilt Show”, Convention Center, Upland, California, 2014.
  • “Metaphors on Aging”, SAQA exhibit, 2013-2015, exhibited various locations worldwide, 2013.
  • “AQS Quilt Week”, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Paducah, Kentucky, Grand Rapids, Minnesota, 2013.
  • “International Quilt Festival,”  Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2013.
  • “I’m Not Crazy”, SAQA exhibit, 2012-2013, exhibited various locations worldwide, 2012.
  • “In Full Bloom”, International Quilt Festivals, 2012-2013, Houston, Texas, Cincinnati, Ohio, Long Beach, California, 2012.
  • “Women are the Fabric,” United Nations Visitor’s Center, New York, New York, 2012.
  • “29th Annual Fabric of Legacies International Art Quilt Exhibit”, Lincoln Center for the Arts, Fort Collins, Colorado, 2011.
  • “Muses: Life’s Inspirations”, Durango Arts Center, Durango, Colorado, 2011.
  • “Frontiers: Colorado Inspirations”, Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden Colorado, 2011.
  • “Women, Peace & Security”, United Nations Headquarters Europe, Geneva, Switzerland, 2011.

INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

2019

  • Cats, Dogs, & Birds Art Show, Acorn Gallery, Lakewood, Colorado
  • A Better World, 2-year traveling exhibit.

2018

  • New Jersey Quilt Festival, Edison, New Jersey
  • Quilter’s de Mexico Expo Patchwork & Quilt, Mexico City
  • North Carolina Quilt Symposium, Asheville, North Carolina

2011-2015

  • International Quilt Exhibition, Brigham City Museum of Art and History, Brigham City, Utah, 2015
  • “Contemporary Fiber: Colorado Invitational”, Helikon Gallery, Denver Colorado. 2014
  • “Empowering Women through Clean Energy,” United Nations Headquarters, Geneva Switzerland, 2013.
  • “Facets of Fiber” Art Institute of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, 2012.
  • “The State of the Art: SAQA/SDA regional exhibit” Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood, Colorado, 2012.
  • “Curtains Up”, Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, Colorado, 2012
  • America Celebrates, opening Longmont Museum & Culture Center, Longmont, Colorado, 2011-2013, Curated by Judith Trager, 2011.

 

PUBLICATIONS

2019

  • “Using Color with Confidence: Explore the Color Wheel”by Lea McComas,  Quilting Arts Magazine, Issue 97, February/March 2019, 24-26, Print.
  • “Using Color with Confidence: Balance & Luminosity”by Lea McComas,  Quilting Arts Magazine, Issue 98, April/May 2019, 52-55, Print.
  • “Using Color with Confidence:  “by Lea McComas, Quilting Arts Magazine, Issue 99, June/July 2019, 24-28, Print.

2016

  • “Softening the Hard Line”by Lea McComas,  Quilting Arts Magazine, Issue 79, February/March 2016, 24-28, Print.
  • “Stitching the Eye”by Lea McComas,  Quilting Arts Magazine, Issue 80, April/May 2016, 14-16, Print.
  • “Stitching the Mouth”by Lea McComas,  Quilting Arts Magazine, Issue 81, June/July 2016, 39-42, Print.
  • “Stitching the Nose”by Lea McComas,  Quilting Arts Magazine, Issue 82, August/September 2016, 24-28, Print.

2015

  • Thread Painted Portraits: Turn Your Photos into Fiber Art,  Lea McComas, Lea McComas Fiber Art, 80 pgs. Print & ebook.
  • “Crossing the Finish Line with The Bike Boys” by Lea McComas, Machine Quilting Unlimited Magazine, Vol. 15, No. 2, March/April 2015, 60-65, Print.
  • “Jaw Dropper-Crossing Over by Lea McComas,” Machine Quilting Unlimited Magazine, Vol. 15, No. 6, November/December 2015, 90, Print.

2012-2014

  • “The Journey from Face to Face” by Lea McComas,  Machine Quilting Unlimited Magazine, Vol. 17, May/June 2014, 66-70, Print.
  • “Quilting for a Cause”, The Quilt Life, Vol. 4, April 2013, 61, Print.
  • “Portrait Quilts in Five Values” by Lea McComas, American Quilter Magazine, Vol. 29, No. 5, September 2013, 44-49.  Print
  • “Portrait Quilts”, TheQuiltShow.com classroom, Internet.
  • Cutting Edge Art Quilts, Mary Kerr, Schiffer Publishing, 148-49, Print.
  • “Metaphors on Aging,” SAQA Journal, Vol. 23, No. 4,Fall 2013, 36, Print
  • Art Quilt Portfolio: People and Portraits, Martha Seilman, Lark Publishing, 133, Print.
  • “Exposure,” Surface Design Journal,Vol. 37, No. 4, Summer 2013, 54. Print.
  • “Readers’ Quilt Show”, Quilters Newsletter, Vol.43, February/March 2012, 19, Print.
  • “The Season’s Challenge,” Machine Quilting Unlimited Magazine, Vol. 17, May/June 2012, 31, Print.
  • “Portrait Quilts: From Photo to Fabric”by Lea McComas,  Quilting Arts Magazine, Issue 51, June/July 2011, 20-25, Print.
  • ” Mountain Inspired Quilts,” Machine Quilting Unlimited Magazine, Vol.17, November/December 2012, 31, Print.
  • “Peace Quilts”, Quilter’s Connection Magazine, Issue 14, Winter 2012-13, 11-12, Print.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA)
  • Front Range Contemporary Quilter
  • International Quilt Association
  • Visions Art Museum
  • Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

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