Contemporary Embroidery Artist

Link to Gallery of Caroline's Hand-Stitched Embroidery Art


--------------- PARTIAL EXHIBITION LIST ---------------

"Day of the Dead Tree of Life," One Person Show -- The Throckmorton Gallery, Mill Valley, California.   Nov. 6 - Dec. 1, 2018

Surface Design Association Juried Members Exhibition -- "Materialities": Contemporary Textile Arts 1st International Exhibition, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee.   Aug. 27 - Oct. 31, 2015

"The Virgin Wears Versace," One Person Show -- The Throckmorton Gallery, Mill Valley, California.   August 2013

"Day of the Dead," Group Show -- Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft, Louisville.   Oct. - Nov. 2011

"Delicious," Group Show -- Studio Gallery, San Francisco.   March - April 2011

"The Art of the Stitch," Group Embroidery Show -- Visions Art Museum, San Diego, California.   Oct. 2010 - Jan. 2011

"Music for the Eyes," Tin Can Buddha Invitational -- Swanson Reed Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky.   Oct. 2010

"Devil Digit Finishing School," One Person Show -- The Throckmorton Theatre Gallery, Mill Valley, California.   Dec. 2009 - Jan. 2010

One Person Show -- Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, Mountain View, California.  Oct. - Dec. 2008

"Art of the Stitch 2008/9," International Biennial Exhibition -- Embroiderers' Guild, The Waterhall, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdom, March - June 2008; then traveling to Deutsches Textilmuseum, Krefeld, Germany; The Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, Hungary; and Fundacion Valentin de Madariaga-MP, Seville, Spain.

"Xtreme Embroidery," One Person Show -- The Gallery at The Kentucky Center, Louisville, Kentucky.  April 2007

"A Diary In Stitches," One Person Show -- Illinois Central College, Peoria, Illinois.  Feb. - March 2007

"Art of the Stitch," International Biennial Exhibition -- Embroiderers' Guild, Bristol, England.  May - Nov. 2006

"By the Hand," National Craft Exhibition -- Bedford Gallery, Dean Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, California.  July - Sept. 2006

"Folks in Fiber," Invitational Exhibition -- Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, Massachusetts.  March - May 2006

"VIII Triennale Internationale des Mini-Textiles" -- Les Musees d'Angers, Angers, France.  Dec. 2005 - May 2006   Museum Purchase Award

Fiberart International - Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Fiber Art, Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, Washington.  Oct. 2005 - Jan. 2006

Featured Artist -- Grand Opening of San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, "Meet the Artists Series," San Jose, California.  Sept. 2005

"World Parade," One Person Show -- Joan Derryberry Art Gallery, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee.  Feb. - March 2005

Fiberart International - Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Fiber Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 2004, then opened September 2004 at Museum of Arts and Design, New York City.

"New Work by Caroline Dahl" -- Swanson-Reed Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky.  April 2003

"Language Arts: Text As Imagery," Five Person Invitational Show -- San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles, San Jose, California.  Jan. - March 2003

"La Petite IX," Alder Gallery, Coburg, Oregon.  Nov. 2001

"Art of the Stitch," Embroiderers' Guild of London, International Open Exhibition, London and Birkenhead, England.  Aug. - Oct. 2001.   Kreinik Award

Featured Artist -- Swanson Cralle Gallery, in conjunction with lecture & slide presentation for the Art Dept. of the University of Louisville.  April 2001

Fantastic Fibers National Juried Show -- Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Kentucky.  March - May 2001

Telos International Juried Textile Art Postcard Exhibition, Kyoto, Japan, Australian National University, Canberra, England and Holland.   2001

Pacific States Crafts Show, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California.  1999

Embroiderers' Guild International Open Exhibition, the cities of London, Gateshead, and Tyne & Wear, England.  March - Sept. 1999

"Storyteller's Art," Contemporary Embroidery Invitational, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, Connecticut.  May - July 1999

"Image and Object" Invitational -- Sybaris Gallery, Royal Oak, Michigan.  1999

"This Looks Like Somewhere," One Person Show -- Swanson-Cralle East Market Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky.  Nov. - Dec. 1998

"A Real Piece of Work in Progress," Two Person Show -- Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts.  1997

"Materials Hard and Soft," Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, Texas.  1997

"The Dog in American Craft," American Kennel Club, Museum of the Dog, St. Louis, Missouri.  1997

"The Darker Side of Needlework," One Person Show -- Swanson Cralle Gallery, Louisville, Kentucky.  1996

Celebrating the Stitch, Newton Arts Center, Boston, Massachusetts.  1992; and international traveling exhibition, 1992-1994.

"Needle Expressions," National Standards Council of American Embroiderers Show, Bloomington, Illinois.  1988; and traveling exhibitions in 1989, 1990 & 1991.

"Contemporary Embroidery," National Invitational, Louisville Art Gallery/Water Tower Art Association, Louisville, Kentucky.  Nov. 1988 - Feb. 1989

"Regional Expression," Center for Contemporary Art, University of Kentucky, Lexington.  1987

"The Uncommon Thread," Invitational, G.H. Dalsheimer Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland.  1987

"Home for the Holidays," Four Person Invitational Show -- Louisville Art Association at the Water Tower, Louisville, Kentucky.  1987

"Needle Expressions," National Standards Council of American Embroiderers Show, Alexandria, Virginia.   1986; and traveling exhibition 1987.

"California," Elaine Potter Gallery, San Francisco.  1986

"Filaments," Textile Art Centre, Chicago.  1986

"Small Works in Fiber," Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts.  1985

"Stitchery '85 International," Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  1985

Consultant on Large Needlework Commission for Scripps Hospital, San Diego, California.  1984

"Needle Expressions," National Standards Council of American Embroiderers Show, Greensville, South Carolina.  1984; and traveling exhibition 1985.   Purchase Award

--------------- PUBLICATIONS ---------------

Textile Art Around The World, by Ellen Bakker, Textile-link, The Netherlands 2014

1000 Artisan Textiles: Contemporary Fiber Art, Quilts & Wearables, by Sandra Salamony & Gina M. Brown, Quarry Books 2010

Fiberarts Design Book 7, Lark Books 2004

Craft of Northern California, Alcove Books 2003

Cover Art for internationally released CD, Night House, Caroline Dahl © 2003 Crawling Jaw Music.

Cover Art for internationally released CD, No Hats, Caroline Dahl © 2000 Crawling Jaw Music.

Cover Art for LEO Magazine, Person of the Century Issue, Louisville, Kentucky. Dec. 1999

American Craft Magazine, Portfolio Section. Aug. - Sept. 1997

Cover Art for internationally released CD, The Hound of Music, Rhythm Sheiks 1996 New Blue Classics #1002.

Stitchery and Needle Lace, from Threads Magazine, Taunton Press. 1991

Celebrating the Stitch: Contemporary Embroidery of North America, by Barbara Smith, Taunton Press. 1991

Fiberarts Design Books 3 and 4, Lark Books. 1987 and 1991

"Freestyle Embroidery," by Caroline Dahl, Threads Magazine. September 1985

--------------- EDUCATION ---------------

B.A. English Literature, University of Kentucky 1972

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