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I find inspiration for my work in the Great Basin surroundings of Nevada and California- from monochromatic winters to dramatic summer sunrises and sunsets. History and craft techniques of previous cultures, research, travel, and hands-on experience augmented with sophisticated equipment of computers, luscious yarns supply boundless resources. I find the combination of weaving and knitting techniques and textures an inspiration in itself. If the style dictates, I don’t hesitate to change the original textile using felting, discharging (color removal), or adding surface design with dye layering, beads, or buttons. One’s body is a piece of sculpture-all shapes, sizes, and forms. I drape artwork over the sculpture!

AWARDS: SOLO AND JURIED EXHBITIONS 2013- Wild Women 2012/13 Capital City Arts Initiative Gallery, Carson City, NV;

Art on the Hill (ARTOWN) co-producer and participant 2007-10: ARTOWN, Board of directors 2002-2004 Northeastern Nevada Museum: Cowboy Poetry/Wild Women Juried shows 2002 Commissions for Hermitage Gallery, Reno, NV, Carson/Tahoe Hospital 1995-2007: Wild Women founding member and exhibitor 1998 Bazaar del Mundo, San Diego, CA -BEST OF SHOW; “Prague Streetscape”Coat (woven/knit), Arts on the Green, Reno, NV; “Baroque and Raising Monet” Tahoe City, CA; Annual Show, Reno, NV, National Mayor’s Conference: Reno, NV 1997 Bazaar del Mundo, San Diego, CA - BEST OF SHOW “Washoe Basket Coat” 1996 Nevada Bienniel, State of Nevada juried show: Reno, Las Vegas. Nevada Governor’s Arts Awards Finalist (Bark Clothing), Handweaver’s Guild of America Juried show, Portland, OR,Chicago, IL “Visionary Women juried show 1992-93: A Common Thread, NV juried touring show, 1987-92 Wearables and Beyond, Mendocino Art Center, CA American Crafts Council ShowsBaltimore, San Francisco. Galleries/stores – Santa Barbara, CA, Greenwich, CT, Santa Fe, NM San Francisco, CA, New York, NY 1989 Nevada Museum of Art, Solo exhibition based on curated collection of Navajo and Oriental Rugs

JILL ALTMANN DESIGN

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