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CURRENT AND FUTURE EXHIBITS:

The Mississippi Story: Works from the Permanent Collection

June 8, 2007 - ongoing     Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS


Tradition/Innovation: American Masterpieces of Southern Craft & Traditional Art
Southern Arts Federation (SAF) - National Endowment for the Arts' American
Masterpieces Initiative

March 1 - May 2008     Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, GA

June - August 2008     Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, Louisville, KY

October - December 2008     Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN

February 27 - April 25, 2009     Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL

May - July 2009     Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC

September - October 2009     Sumter County Gallery of Art, Sumter, SC

January - April, 2010     Julie Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn, AL

To Be Announced     Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, Biloxi, MS

To Be Announced     The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA


Textural Rhythms: Constructing the Jazz Tradition

February 8 - March 31, 2007      Kings Art Complex, Elijah Pierce Gallery, Columbus, OH

November 18, 2007 - March 30, 2008      Reginald F Lewis Museum of
African American History, Baltimore, Maryland

April 20, 2008 - August 31, 2008     Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit, MI

December 21, 2008 - March 1, 2009      New York State Museum, Albany, New York

March 23 - August 23, 2009      American Folk Art Museum, New York, New York

January 24 - March 21, 2010      Museum of Texas Tech, Lubbock, Texas


Fiber Force: A Futuristic Approach

October 11 - 14, 2007     Pacific International Quilt Festival, Santa Clara Convention
Center, Santa Clara, CA

February 21 - 24, 2008     Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, Hampton Roads Convention
Center, Hampton, VA


Quilts and Human Rights

January 15 - August 15, 2008     Michigan State University Museum, East Lansing, MI


Quilting African American Women's History

March 8 - July 30, 2008     National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, Wilberforce, OH


Soul's Journey - Inside the Creative Process

January 13 - April 24, 2009     The Center for Craft & Design, Hendersonville, NC

Exhibition will tour regionally and nationally through August 2010
Other venues and dates to be announced


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS: 1999 - 2007

Solo
Delta Blues Museum, Clarksdale, MS
Fielding Wright Art Center, Delta State University, Cleveland, MS
Fine Art Gallery, Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS
Gum Tree Museum of Art, Tupelo, MS
Haggerty Museum, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, MS
Mississippi Cultural Crossroads, Port Gibson, MS
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Gautier, MS
Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS
University Museums, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
Weatherbee House, Greenville Arts Council, Greenville, MS

Group
Apex Museum, Atlanta, GA
Atlanta History Museum, Atlanta, GA
Evansville Museum of Arts & Science, Evansville, IL
Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC
Hampton University Museum, Hampton, VA
Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, NC
Museum of Biblical Art, New York, NY
Museum of Arts & Design, New York, NY
New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA
Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
Walter Anderson Museum, Ocean Springs, MS

International
National Art Gallery, Windhoek, Republic of Namibia
Val d'Argent Expo, Sainte Marie Aux Mines, Alsace, France


SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Books:
Ashes of Faith. Bwire, Robert, 2007, cover art.

A Communion of the Spirits: African-American Quilters, Preservers and Their Stories. Roland Freeman, 1996.

Color Play. Wolfrom, Joen, 2000.

Feminist Interpretation of the Bible and the Hermeneutics of Liberation. Schroer, Silvia and Sophia Bietenhard, eds., 2003, cover art.

Journey of the Spirit: The Art of Gwendolyn A. Magee. Mississippi Museum of Art, 2004.

Mississippi Quilts. Mary Elizabeth Johnson, 2001.

Portfolio 12. Studio Art Quilt Associates publication, 2005.

Spirits of the Cloth: Contemporary African American Quilts. Carolyn Mazloomi, 1998.

Textural Rhythms: Quilting the Jazz Tradition. Carolyn Mazloomi, 2007.

The Mississippi Story. Mississippi Museum of Art, 2007.

Threads of Faith: Recent Works From the Women of Color Quilters Network. Carolyn Mazloomi and Patricia C. Pongracz, 2004.

Articles:
Dugan, Eleanor. "The Power of a Series: Gwen Magee Finds Inspiration in an Anthem". Quilting Quarterly, Journal of the National Quilting Association, Fall 2001.

Hanson, Lynette. "Threading Our Path". Jackson Free Press Newspaper. Jan 20-26, 2005.

Herring, Lori. "Covering the Issues: Quilter comments on life through craft". Clarion-Ledger Newspaper. Southern Style Section. June 3, 2001.

LaFoe, Lynn. "Journey of the Spirit: The Art of Gwendolyn A. Magee". Delta Point Newspaper. July 28, 2005.

Lucas, Sherry. "Threads of anguish, hope emerge from quilts: Journey of the Spirit". Clarion-Ledger Newspaper. Southern Style Section. November 17, 2004.

The Meridian Star. "Journey of the Spirit: The Art of Gwendolyn A. Magee." Star Sunday. April 23, 2006.

The Mississippi Link. "Jackson Artist Captures African-American Spiritual Journey in Vibrant Quilt Exhibit". December 2-8, 2004.


COLLECTIONS:

Mississippi Museum of Art (11 additional pieces added to their collection of Gwen's work)
Smithsonian National Gallery of American Art (Renwick)
Mississippi Dept. of Archives and History


SELECTED HONORS:

2011 Gwen received the Governor's award for excellence in visual arts.

2007 Ford Fellow, United States Artists: Fellow, Craftsmen's Guild of Mississippi

2006 "Honored Artist" - Mississippi State Committee/National Museum of Women in the Arts (MSC/NMWA)

2005 Mississippi Arts Commission Artist Fellowship

2004 Selected by the Mississippi Arts Commission to represent Mississippi on SouthernArtistry.org

2003 Visual Artist of the Year - Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters


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