LOUISE HALSEY

 

Education

Goddard College, Plainfield, Vermont. MFA-Interdisciplinary Arts, July 2007
Brescia University, Owensboro, Kentucky Coursework for Certification K-12 Art Education, 1995-1997
University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. Instructor, Glen Kaufman. Pre-Columbian Peruvian Textile History and Techniques. Spring Quarter, 1987
Penland School, Penland, North Carolina. Scholarship student. Instructor, Carol Beadle. Fiber intensive. July 1975
University of Wisconsin, River Falls, Wisconsin. Instructor, Walter Nottingham. September 1973-June 1974
University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. Art History, Three Dimensional Design, Rug Techniques, and Silk-screen on Fabric. January-June 1973
Penland School, Penland, North Carolina. Instructor, Edwina Bringle. Weaving Intensive. March-May 1972
Arrowmont School, Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Instructor, Edwina Bringle. Introduction to Weaving. August 1971
Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York. B.A. Philosophy, 1971


Selected Exhibitions

Small Tapestry International 6: Beyond the Edge, Juror: Jane Kidd, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches LA July –August 2019, Augustana College, Rockville IL September 2019.
Different Invisible Lines: Culture Shock Art Collective,
Batesville Area Arts Council Gallery, Batesville AR January 29-March 2, 2019
Weaving Tales: Tapestry Weavers South,
Yadkin Cultural Arts Center, Yadkinville NC June 2 – July 27, 2018
Fascination:
Argenta Library Gallery, 420 N. Main St. North LR AR, June 15-July 11, 2018
One Year Down,
New Deal Gallery, 2003 S. Louisiana St. Little Rock AR January 2018.
Shelter In Place
, Culture Shock Exhibition, William F. Laman Public Library, 2801 Orange St. North Little Rock Arkansas, September 11-October 27, 2017
Nasty Woman, Gallery 1 University of Little Rock Fine Arts Building, June 14-August 25, 2017, Little Rock, Arkansas
Filaments, Group exhibition of work by Tapestry Weavers South, Yadkin Valley Art Center, Yadkinville N.C. May 1-July 31, 2017
Solastalgia, Work by Susan Chambers & Louise Halsey at New Deal Gallery, 2003 S. Louisiana St. Little Rock, Arkansas June 24-July 22, 2016
Tapestry Unlimited: 11th International Unjuried Small Format Tapestry Exhibition
Milwaukee Public Library, 814 Milwaukee Avenue, Milwaukee WI July 26-August 11, 2016
New Deal Gallery, Solastalgia, Susan Chambers & Louise Halsey, 2003 S. Louisiana St. Little Rock AR, June 24-July 22, 2016
Matt McLeod Fine Art Gallery, Group Exhibition, June 2-July 21, 2016
Tapestry Weavers South 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Yadkin Arts Center, Yadkinville NC, May 3-July 8, 2016
2016 Batesville Area Arts Council National Invitational, Batesville AR Juror: Joe Ford, April 26-June 11, 2016
Rosenzweig 2015, Biennial Juried Exhibition, The Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, Pine Bluff, AR Juror: Coriana Close, September 17 – November 21, 2015
Going Home, Foundry Art Center, St. Charles MO Juror: Mark Appling Fisher, October 22-December 4, 2015
Square, Members’ Exhibition of the Textile Study Group of New York, Narthex Gallery of Saint Peter’s Church, NYC, NY, Jan. 16-March 8, 2015
Out of the Blue,
Blue Rock Studio/Gallery, group exhibition in Hot Springs, AR. May 1-30, 2015
Greg Thompson Fine Art,
Southern Women Artists, a group exhibition at this North Little Rock gallery. April 18-June 14, 2014
McCallum & Halsey:
Corrigan Gallery, Charleston SC, November 1-30, 2013
The Beat Goes On:
Two tapestries in an exhibition of works by members of Tapestry Weavers South. Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainesville, GA April 18–June 8, 2013 & then at the Folk Art Center, Asheville NC, September 14, 2013-January 12, 2014
The Arkansas Women to Watch,
Five fiber artists from Arkansas chosen by the AR Committee of NMWA in a joint exhibition at 5 locations around the state from February 2013-February 2014
No Place Like Home,
Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Newark NJ. January 22–April 3, 2013
Women to Watch 2012: High Fiber, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC. 4 Tapestries chosen for this exhibit. November 2, 2012–January 6, 2013
Solastalgia: Views of Home, Paintings by Susan Chambers and Fiberworks by Louise Halsey, Butler Center Galleries, Mezzanine, Little Rock AR. October 12, 2012-January 26, 2013.
Arkansas Contemporary: Selected Fellows from the Arkansas Arts Council, 2 works shown. Historic Arkansas Museum, Little Rock AR August 10 -November 4, 2012
Solastalgia: Views of Home, Paintings by Susan Chambers and Fiberworks by Louise Halsey, Russell Fine Arts Gallery, Henderson State University, Arkadelphia AR October 4- November 2, 2011
Figuratively Fiber: Art Dolls, Textile Center, Minn. MN March 11-April 16, 2011.
Exquisite Corpse - UALR Gallery II, Little Rock, AR 2010
Enchanted Pathways: Small Format Tapestry, William & Joseph Gallery, Santa Fe NM, July 19-31, 2010
Small Works Art Faculty Exhibit, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Atrium Gallery at the Arkansas Studies Institute, Fall 2009
UALR Art Faculty Biennial Exhibition, University of Arkansas at Little Rock,
Fine Arts Building Gallery 1, August 17-September 27, 2009
Connections: Small Tapestry International 2009, San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose CA May 5–July 26, 2009 and Earlham College, Richmond IN, August 20–September 20, 2009. Juror: Jane Sauer

Awards

Arkansas Living Treasure 2017 sponsored by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage
High Fiber: Women to Watch 2012
, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC. Chosen to represent Arkansas in this national exhibit
First place award in Fibers, Owensboro Art Guild Annual Exhibition, Anna Eaton Stout Gallery, Brescia University, September 2001
First place award, Southern Fibers, University of Georgia Fine Arts Gallery, Athens, Georgia. March 1987 Jurors: Ed Lambert and Marian Bramlett
Merit Award, 4th Biennial Path of the Weaver, Memphis, Tennessee, Weavers Guild of Memphis. October 1984 Juror: Naomie Whiting Towner
First prize in Fibers, Arts, Crafts, and Design Fair, Little Rock, Arkansas, November 1981
Honorable Mention, Denim Art, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, New York 1974

Publications

Artistry in Fiber: Wall Art Vol. 1 & Sculpture Vol.2 editors E. Ashley Rooney & Anne Lee, Schiffer Publishing, Summer 2017
American Craft, October/November 2013, Wide World of Craft: Arkansas, page 091
Arkansas Made: A Curated Look at the Artisans of Arkansas, 2015-2016, pages 20 & 55
2010 Calendar for Eureka Springs School of the Arts, image for August
Lesson Plan included in KET Toolkit Visual Arts
Open 24 Hours 2007-Annual publication of the Brescia Writers Group
Kentucky Foundation for Women-Newsletter Spring 2007
Sneakers, Samuel Americus Walker, Workman Publishing Co. NY, 1978
American Denim: A New Folk Art, Peter Beagle & Baron Wolman, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. NY 1975

Travel Outside the U.S.A

Mexico, March 2015, April 2012, June 2018, January 2019
China 2017
Ecuador, June 2007
Ecuador, June 2004
UK, Spain, and Paris, March – June 2003
Spain 2002
Costa Rica, Aug. 1998, 1999
Guatemala and Mexico, 1977, 1978, and 1979
World Crafts Council Conference, Oaxtepec, Mexico, 1976
Luxembourg, London, Paris, Venice, Sicily, 1966

Grants

Kentucky Arts Council, Professional Development Grant, June 2008
Kentucky/Ecuador Partners Cultural Exchange-Quito, Otavalo,
Banos, Ambato June 2007
Artist Fellowship Grant, Arkansas Arts Council and the National
Endowment for the Arts, May 1989
Hughes Foundation, Charleston, South Carolina, March -June 1977
Hughes Foundation, Charleston, South Carolina, 1978-1979

Collections

Historic Arkansas Museum, Little Rock Arkansas
Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, Fort Smith Arkansas
South Carolina State Museum, Columbia South Carolina