B. J. Adams



Rebecca and Gary Stevens, Washington DC
City of Decatur, Georgia
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
ESPN ZONE/Disney Entertainment, Washington, DC
Szombathely Gallery of Art, Szombathely, Rakoczi Farencu, Hungary
Brakensiek Collection/residence, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Jefferson-Pilot Corporation, lobby, Greensboro, North Carolina
BellSouth Corporation, Annual Report Cover, 1990, Atlanta, Georgia
Camille and Alex Cook residence, Chicago, Illinois
Embassy Suites on the River, hotel lobby, Des Moines, Iowa
TRW, Inc. offices, Washington, DC
Mars (M & M Corporation), family residence, Las Vegas, Nevada
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Camille and Alexander Cook residence, Chicago, Illinois
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Two branches of the Naperville Bank, lobbies, Chicago, Illinois
Alabama Power Company, Birmingham, Alabama
Kaiser Permanente, North Capitol Medical Center lobby, Washington, DC
John M. Walsh III collection/residence, Martinsville, New Jersey

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2003 Small Projects Grant, DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities
2003 Tony Hacker Memorial Award, Best Innovative Design & Execution, Fiber Celebrated, Intermountain Weavers Conference
2001 Juror’s Award, Quilt National ’01, Athens, OH
2001 Best of Non-Functional Two-D Award, Fibers Celebrated, Utah State University Art Museum
1998 9th International Triennale of Tapestry, Invitational, Lodz, Poland
1991 Teaching tour of New Zealand at the invitation of the New Zealand Embroiderer’s Guilds through a Grant from the New Zealand Crafts Council (QEII)
1981 Craftsman Grant, Washington DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities

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2017 Pathfinders: New Territories, Southern Utah Museum of Art, Cedar City, Utah
2017 Wearable Expressions, Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, California
2016 Stories of Migration: Contemporary Artists Interpret Diaspora, George Washington University & Textile Museum, Washington, DC
2016 Protect the Earth’s Environment, Taiwan International Quilt Expo, Tainan City, Taiwan
2015 Materialities: Contemporary Textile Arts, Surface Design Ass., Gatlinburg, Tennessee
2015 Chairs, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol , California
2014 2014 Fine Arts Ex. of the Decatur Arts Festival, Dalton Gallery, Decatur, GA
2014 Tarnish, VisArts, Rockville, MD
2014 Radical Elements, Montgomery College Art Gallery, Silver Spring, MD
2014 Butterflies and their Beautiful Kin, Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange, TX
2014 Coast to Coast, Visions Art Museum, San Diego, CA
2012, 2013 Scottsdale Biennale, Wee Gallery of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ
2012 Everything In Between:Art Quilts,Fabric Collage & Embroidery, Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery.Cedar City, UT
2009 - 2012, Jewelry Quilt Project, traveling from Japan to Germany to the USA.
2011 Taipei World Design Expo: 2011 International Craft Design Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan
2008 - 2010 Master:Art Quilts, International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX and traveling
2007 - 2010 Pulp Function, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
2007- 2009 Pfaff Embroidery Challenge, STILL-LIFE, Knitting and Stitching show, London and traveling
2007 Fiberart International 2007, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
2006 & 2008 Fiber Biennial, Snyderman/Works Galleries, Philadelphia, Invitational
2006 New Embroidery: Not Your Grandmother's Doily, Contemporary Craft Museum, Portland, OR
2005, 2004 Art Embroidery, Musée du Textile de Wesserling, France; London; Harrogate
2004 Quilts: Traditional and the Deviant, Penn State U, AQN Pennsylvania
2003, 2001 & 1999 Quilt National, Athens, OH; and traveled throughout the US
2002 Survey Fiber 2002, Snyderman/Works Gallery, Philadelphia
2001,'99,'98,'97,'94 Fantastic Fibers, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Kentucky
2000 Surface, Strength, Structure Pertaining to Line, Snyderman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2000 Icons, The Pumphouse, Auckland, New Zealand
2000 - 1996 Children's Memorial Art Quilts, Oklahoma City and traveling
1999 Nos Plus Belles Histoires Brodées, DMC, Folk Art Museum, Paris, France
1999 Art of the Stitch, British Embroiderer’s Guild, London & Gateshead, UK
1999 Splendid World of Needle Arts, Japan, traveling
1999 - 1995 Full Deck, Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC & traveling in the US
1998 9th International Triennale of Tapestry, Centraine Muzeum Wlókiennictwa, Lodz, Poland
1998 12th Biennial of Minitextiles Int’l, Kunsthalle Szombathely, Hungary
1997 Stitchers and Beaders: Americas Best, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, Ohio
1996 - 1995 Soft Protests, New England Quilt Museum, MA, San Jose Quilt Museum, CA
1995 - 1992 Celebrating the Stitch, Boston, MA, National & International Traveling Exhibition
1994 BellSouth Invitational, Atlanta, Georgia
1993 Fiber Celebrated '95, Nevada State Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada
1992 Synectics, 3 Person show, Viterbo College, La Crosse, Wisconsin
1992 ThreadWorks, Christchurch, New Zealand
1991 ArtScapes '91, Baltimore, MD
1990 The Thread Dimension: Contemporary Fiber Art, Thomasville and Atlanta, GA
1988 Abstracts, New Art Center, Washington, DC
1988 Perspective: A View of Things in the Craft Media, St. Louis, MO
1981 Old Traditions, New Directions, Textile Museum, Washington, DC
1980 Fiber as Art, Museum of Modern Art, Manila, The Philippines

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2012 The Studio Quilt: B J Adams: 80 at 80 by Sandra Sider
2008 MASTERS: Art Quilts, Lark Books
2008 CONTEMPORARY QUILT ART, Kate Lenkowsky, Indiana University Press
2005 COLOR & COMPOSITION for the Creative Quilter, Katie Masopust & Brett Barker, C & T Pub.
2004, 1999 FIBERARTS DESIGN BOOKS, Six and Seven, Lark Books
2003, 2001, 1998 QUILT NATIONAL Catalogs, The Dairy Barn, Athens, Ohio
1996, 1986 THE COMPLETE BOOK OF MACHINE EMBROIDERY by Robbie & Tony Fanning, Chilton
1995 Art Quilts: PLAYING WITH A FULL DECK, Sue Pierce & Verna Suit, Sterling
1993 PICTORIAL QUILTS, by Carolyn Vosburg Hall
1991 CELEBRATING THE STITCH, by Barbara Lee Smith, Taunton
1991 EXOTIC NEEDLEWORK by Dona Z. Meilach
1991 BASKETRY TODAY by Dona Z. Meilach
1991 CONTEMPORARY QUILTING by Sharon Robinson

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2008 ELEMENTS Catalog as Juror
Sept. 2006, Nov/Dec. 2000, Summer '98, Sept/Oct. 96, Jan/Feb. '95, Nov/Dec. '90, Jan/Feb. '90, Spring '79, Sept/Oct. '78, No. 4 '77, Sept/Oct '76 FIBERARTS magazine, various articles & photographs
2003 ARTichoke Magazine, cover and story, Canada
2006, 2005, '99, '92 SURFACE DESIGN JOURNAL
1999, '97 Japanese NEEDLE ART Magazine
1998 TEXTILEFORUM, European Textile Network Magazine, Preview of Triennale
1992 TEXTILE FIBER FORUM, Magazine, Australia

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1960 to present: Lectures and Workshops for guilds, schools, universities, museums in the US, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia.



This page was last updated 7 July 2017