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Dance Party by Maria ShellGrants, Residencies, and Foundation Awards
McColl Center for Art + Innovation Rasmuson Foundation Artist-in-Residence October – November 2014
Rasmuson Foundation Fellowship Award, 2013
Alaska State Council on the Arts Career Opportunity Grant 2012, 2015
Sustainable Arts Foundation 2011 Winter Award
Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Project Award, 2009

Public Commissions and Purchases
Alaska Capitol Christmas Tree Ornament Artist
HOME, Moore Place, Charlotte, North Carolina
Berry Picking, Alaska State Council on the Arts, Contemporary Art Bank, Anchorage, Alaska
McCarthy Solstice, McCarthy-Kennicott Historical Museum, McCarthy, Alaska
Generations Quilt, Thread 25th Anniversary Quilt, Anchorage, Alaska
McCarthy Day, Wrangell Mountain Center Community Quilt, McCarthy, Alaska

Invitational Solo and Group Shows
Hot Crossed Squares, Gary L. Freeburg Art Gallery, Kenai Peninsula College, Soldotna, Alaska (September 2015)
fiber, Fitton Center for Creative Arts, Hamilton, Ohio (Fall 2014)
The Art of the Grid, Wiseman Gallery, Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, Oregon (February 2014)
CUT-PRESS-STITCH, Bunnell Street Arts Center, Homer, Alaska (February 2014)
Color Grids, Featured Artist, Gallery Nord, San Antonio, Texas (Summer 2013)
BAM Biennial 2012: High Fiber Diet, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, Washington (Winter 2012)

Selected Juried Exhibitions and Awards
2016
My Corner of the World, SAQA International Exhibition, Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Fiberart International 2016, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Traveling Exhibition)
Focus: Fiber, Kent State University Museum, Kent, Ohio
ART CLOTH NORTH II, SAQA Regional Juried Exhibition, Blue Hollomon Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska
Modern Quilt Guild at the Texas Quilt Museum, La Grange, Texas

2015
Spun, Etui Fiber Arts Gallery, Larchmont, New York
Materialities Contemporary Textile Art, Surface Design Association Members Catalog and Exhibition, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennesse
Quilt National ’15, Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, Ohio
The Art of the Word, Keynote Speech at the Studio Art Quilt Associates Annual Conference Portland, Oregon
National Fiber Directions Exhibition, The Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas

2014
Quilts=Art=Quilts, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, New York
All Alaska Juried Art Exhibition XXXV, Anchorage Museum at the Rasmuson, Anchorage, Alaska
Art Cloth North, Blue-Holloman Gallery, Anchorage, Alaska
Quilts=Art=Quilts, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, New York
Celebrate Silver, Studio Art Quilt Associates Traveling Exhibition

2013
Quilts=Art=Quilts, Schweinfurth Art Center, Auburn, New York
Innovations in Fiber Art VI International Juried Fiber Art Exhibition, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, California
Earth, Fire, and Fibre Biennial Juried Exhibition, Anchorage Museum at the Rasmuson, Anchorage, Alaska
Wichita National All Media Craft Exhibition 2013, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas
Art Quilts at the Whistler 2013: What’s My Line?, Whistler House Museum of Art, Lowell, Massachusetts
Color Wheel of Emotions: Studio Art Quilt Associates Traveling Exhibition
31st Annual New Legacies:Contemporary Art Quilts, The Lincoln Center Art Galleries,  Fort Collins, Colorado
Mayhem National Juried Exhibition, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, California
National Fiber Directions Exhibition 2013, The Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas
Deux, Studio Art Quilt Associates Traveling Exhibition

2012
2012 Juried Exhibition, The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, New Jersey
Art Quilts XVII: Integrating the Paradox, Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, Arizona
All Alaska Juried Exhibition XXXIV, Anchorage Museum at the Rasmuson Center, Anchorage, Alaska
64 Arts National Juried Exhibition, Buchanan Center for the Arts, Monmouth, Illinois
Whistler Inspired Art Quilts 2012, Whistler House Museum of Art, Lowell, Massachusetts
Strands 2012, North Bank Artists Gallery, Vancouver, Washington
Evolutions 2012, Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, Colorado
Fiber Options: Material Explorations, The Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, Maryland
Vanity Fair, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, Pennsylvania
Art Quilt Elements 2012, The Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pennsylvania
Fantastic Fibers, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Kentucky
Small Works, Harper College, Palatine, Illinois
Oklahoma Friendly, IAO Gallery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2011
Art Quilts XVI: Something To Say, Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, Arizona
Texture & Pattern, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, Virginia, First Place
Focus on Color, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, Virginia
Earth, Fire, and Fibre XXVIII, Anchorage Museum at the Rasmuson Center, Anchorage, Alaska
29th Annual Fabric of Legacies Art Quilt Exhibition, Lincoln Center Galleries, Fort Collins, Colorado
64 Arts National Juried Exhibition, Buchanan Center for the Arts, Monmouth, Illinois
Art Quilts at the Whistler House Museum of Art 2011, Lowell, Massachusetts
54th Chautauqua Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Chautauqua, New York
ARTQUILTSmovement, Durham Arts Council, Durham, North Carolina
National Fiber Directions Exhibition 2011, The Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas

2010
Forms in Motion, National Juried Art Exhibition, Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, Fredericksburg, Virginia
Out of the Loop, West Hartford Art League, West Hartford, Connecticut, Best of Show
Images 2010, Lowell Quilt Festival, Lowell, Massachusetts
Fiber Celebration 2010, Tointon Gallery for the Visual Arts, Greeley, Colorado
All Alaska Juried Art Exhibition XXXIII, Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Anchorage, Alaska, Best of Show
Nature by Design: New Directions in Fiber and Jewelry, Larson Gallery, Yakima, Washington
Mark This, Alaska Surface Design Members’ Show, Anchorage, Alaska

2009
Form, not Function Quilt Art at the Carnegie, Carnegie Center for Art & History, New Albany, Indiana, Viewer’s Choice
The Journey of Hope in America: Quilts Inspired by Barrack Obama, National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, Wilberforce, Ohio
SAQA@20-Art & Excellence, Studio Art Quilt Associates traveling show celebrating 20 years of representing the world’s quilt artists
Focus on Fiber II-Fiber Open, Studio Channel Islands Art Center, Camarillo, California
National Fiber Directions Exhibition 2009, The Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita,Kansas
President Obama: A Celebration in Art Quilts, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Arts Center, Montgomery College, Takoma Park, Maryland