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about antonia


MFA textiles, JFK University/Fiberworks, Berkeley, CA

selected exhibitions

Artown Exhibition-McKinley Arts and Culture, Reno 2015
MFA Graduate Show-Berkeley & Nevada Museum of Art
One Woman Show, Sierra Nevada College, Tahoe
A Common Thread-Statewide tour
Nevada Biennial-1992 NICA Las Vegas
Nevada Biennial-1994 Nevada Museum of Art
Stremmel Galleries-All Things Great But Small
Hermitage Galleries
Conference of California Handweavers-Gallery Exhibit
Silver State Gallery, Reno
Artouring on Exhibit-Nevada Museum of Art
UNR Sheppard Gallery-Straight From the Heart
Celebrities Take a Bough-St. Mary’s Hospital Auction
Contemporary Textile Art-Reno City Hall
ArtisTree Gallery
McCarran Mansion Artown Exhibit
Ryrie’s Art and Home Gallery
“Biology is Technology” – Nevada Museum of Art 2011

Verdes Art League Spring and Fall Show 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018


Architectural Digest- Aug 92-Keith commission
Restaurant & Hotel Design Aug-87
Better Homes & Gardens-97 work in Home of the Year
Tahoe Quarterly-Aug 2000-Artouring Artists Reno/Tahoe
Reno News and Review July 2000, 02, 03 interview
Reno Gazette Journal July 99-03 interview
Reno Magazine-March 2004-Artouring Artists


New Pennington Medical School at UNR/Reno
Nevada Museum of Art – permanent collection
Bank of America
First Interstate Bank of Nevada
St. Mary’s Hospital, Reno
Panorama Community Hospital, Van Nuys, Ca.
ITT, New York City
Brad Van Woert /Architecture
Donald Clark /Cathexes Architecture
Earl Taylor and Maxine Harmatta
Marcia Neese
Mary Gainey
Mark and Clemencia Glenn
50+ private collections

experience and community service

Founder and chairman of the Board-Nevada Opera
Founder-Op-Auction to Benefit Nevada Opera
Vice President-Opera Guilds International
Author-Resource Manual for Opera Guilds
Board Member-Sierra Arts Foundation
University of Nevada-Arts and Science Board
Curatorial Assistant-Nevada Museum of Art
Teacher- Museum School-Nevada Museum of Art
Docent- Nevada Museum of Art-88
Board Member-Nevada Museum of Art-89-2003
Museum Advisory Council-2004
Founder-Fantasy Art Trips to Benefit NMA-90
Founder-Sierra Circle/Development Council-NMA 1998


American Tapestry Alliance-Award of Excellence-89
Nevada Biennial- Honorable Mention 92
Best of Show-Squaw Valley Art Festival-93
Truckee Meadows Tomorrow-Silver Star Winner-99
Governor’s Arts Awards-2000-Service to the Arts

apprenticeships and workshops

Master Class on Color Gradation with Helena Hernmarck

Tapestry Symposium: Master Class-Archie Brennan
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts with Cynthia Schirra
Contemporary Fiberart with Carole Rae
Traditional Weaving with Emily DuBois
Fiber in Print-Joe Zirker and Bob Nugent
Creating new Twills with Ted Halman
Weaving in Layers-Sheila O’Hara
Oil Pastel Drawing with Chelsea Miller
Tapestry Design with Katherine Westphal
Artist in Business with Libby Platus
Machettes with Lynn Mauser-Bain
History of Art-Joe Ireland

commissions and placements

Yates – Silverman Design of Las Vegas
Mary Jean Thompson Design
Peter Mattes Design
Dana Rose Interiors
Morrill and Machabee
Pen-Reel Studios
Governor and Mrs. Robert List
Santa Catalina School
Mr. and Mrs. John Leonudakis
Deaner and Deaner
Dr. Roberta Ferguson
Judge Mark Handlesman
Mrs. Russell Baumgartner
Associated Brokers
Mr. and Mrs. John Ball
Dr. and Mrs. Don Soli
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Keith
Dr and Mrs. Peter Herreid
Ms. Joan Culver
Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Glover
Ms. Jolene Falcone
Diane Kieth
Rona Foster
Sharon and Jerry Smith
Van Woert / Bigotti Architects

teaching history

Introduction to Tapestry Weaving and Intermediate Tapestry Techniques – NMA/Museum School
Traditional Weaving-Nevada Museum School
Contemporary Abstract Painting Ttechniques- Studio Workshop
Intermediate and Advanced Tapestry Techniques- Studio Workshop
Introduction to Acrylic Painting for Teens- Studio Workshop
Creative Process Workshop – Jump starting your creativity!
Tapestry Workshop-Verdes Art League, Rio Verde, AZ

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