Events, Media and Awards

TRANSFORMATIONS 2020: An Exhibition of the Imagination, online from the Pennsylvania Center for Photography, Doylestown, PA (dates approx 11/7/20 – 2/1/21)

Aggregate Animated Shorts 4th Annual Short Film Festival, Aggregate Gallery, Oakland, CA (7/25/20 – 8/7/20) Best in Show award for SHAPING REALITYat the virtual awards ceremony November 8

Graphic Era: A Celebration of the Graphic Arts, Delaplaine Arts Center, Frederick, MD (4/4/20 – 4/26/20) [see Thoughts post here]
This exhibition has moved online due to COVID-19 closings–you can do a really cool virtual walkthrough here.

Fiberart International touring exhibition, Museum of Art/Fort Collins, Fort Collins, CO (5/22/20- 7/16/20)   This exhibition was, sadly, canceled due to COVID-19 closings.

Hard and Soft 2020, Denton Arts Council, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, Denton, TX (2/7/20 – 5/9/20)   This exhibition has moved online due to COVID-19 closings–see all about it here, including a really nice video walk-through

Fellowship Gallery ExhibitionFederated Church, Chagrin Falls OH (Jan – Feb 2020) — Artist walk-through on Sunday 2/2/20 at 11:15am. All are welcome!

Vogue Knitting Live Columbus, Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus OH (10/31/19 – 11/3/19)

Workshop: Knitting What You See, Potomac Fiber Arts Guild, Potomac, MD (10/10/19 – 10/12/19)

Beyond the Surface: SDA Juried Members Exhibition 2019, part of the Surface Design Association’s 2019 conference in collaboration with the St. Louise Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, MO (9/20/19 – 10/23/19)

Brew House Gallery Artist Dialogue panel discussion as part of  Fiberart International 2019, Pittsburgh, PA (8/17/19)

Exposure Gallery, Surface Design Journal,vol. 43, no. 2, Summer 2019 [link to the article]

“An Interview with Melinda Stees,” Yarn: The Australian Magazine for Creative People, no. 54, June 2019

Fiberart International 2019, Brew House Association Gallery and Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA (5/31/19- 8/24/19)

Fiber Art Forum at Fiberart International 2019, Brew House Association Gallery and Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA (6/1/19)

The Nation magazine’s OppArt series: YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO (4/24/19)

A Fusion of Art and Music with Barry Stees and Friends, part of the Chagrin Arts 2019 concert series: includes my video featuring four new knitted works accompanying a new composition by Jeffrey Rathbun. Chagrin Falls, OH (4/26/19)  preview feature on the “A Fusion of Art and Music” concert (4/23/19), and review (5/7/19).

Breaking Barriers: Art as the Messenger, participant in a panel discussion at the Cato Institute (4/17/10): watch the recorded livestream here.

Nuance: Craftsmanship, Imagination and Innovation, Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton, NJ (4/13/19 – 5/20/19)

Fiber Art Now blog guest post:One Stitch = One Pixel: The Art Knits of Melinda Stees(2/10/19)

The Nation magazine’s OppArt series: NO WAY TO STOP A WOLF (2/4/19)

Freedom: Art as the Messenger, Cato Institute, Washington, DC (4/11/19- 6/14/19)

Craft Revolution, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA (2/2/19 – 3/23/19)

Focal Point, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD (1/24/19 – 2/24/19); Juror’s Choice Award for “Eclipse (feat. Bats!)”

Vogue Knitting Live NYC 2019 Knit Art Gallery, New York Marriott Marquis (1/25/19 – 1/27/19)

Excellence in Fibers IVFiber Art Network exhibition-in-print in Winter 2018/2019 issue

Craft Forms 2018, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA (12/8/18 – 1/26/19)

47th Annual Juried Art Exhibit, Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, OH (11/2/18 – 12/12/18); Honorable Mention for “How will YOU take a stand? (Unexpected 3D #1)”

Up Close, Artrepreneur (an Orangenius company) online exhibition of winning portfolios; 2nd Prize in Sculpture/Craft category

Textile Art Collective Gallery in Embellish: The Australian Magazine for Textile Arts, #35: “With Inspiration from the Farmyard,” September 2018

NewNow 2018, Artists Archive of the Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH (9/13/18 – 10/18/18)

Figure Study–Hidden Story, Healdsburg Center for the Arts, Healdsburg, CA (9/8/18 – 10/21/18)

Art in an Age of Anxiety, Arts Guild of Sonoma, Sonoma, CA (8/30/18 – 10/1/18)

The Art of Labor: SDA Juried Members Exhibition 2018, Surface Design Association and San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA (7/22/18 – 10/14/18)

Thread Count: New Directions in Fiber ArtArts Benicia, Benicia, CA (6/2/18 – 7/1/18)

Fiber National 2018, Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA; (6/1/18 – 7/29/18); Bunny Clark Award of Excellence for THE START OF IT ALL

Resistance Art in Trumpian Times, Kyo Gallery, Alexandria, VA; (5/25/18 – 9/28/18); Winner of a solo exhibition in 2019 for NO WAY TO STOP A WOLF

Portraying Pets and People, 311 Gallery, Raleigh, NC (5/3/18 – 5/26/18)

Clearly Human III, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, MO (4/13/18 – 5/26/18)

Material National Fiber Arts Exhibition, d’Art Center, Norfolk, VA (2/20/18 – 3/29/18)

Surface Design AssociationFriday Fibers Roundup: Extreme Knitting (3/2/18)

Identity: PEOPLE, Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, OH (1/26/18 – 3/7/18)

Explore Fiber Blog (1/28/18)

Meowzy, 3 Square Art, Fort Collins, CO; (1/18/18 – 2/16/18); Gold Award for LAST MEMORY OF BELA

Consilience of Art and Science, Pence Gallery, Davis, CA; (1/26/18 – 3/2/18); First Place award for LINE DANCE AT METAPHASE

Hand in Hand: Craft and New Technologies, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey (1/20/18 – 3/24/18) and Traverse City (4/14/18 – 6/6/18), MI

Anima<>Animus<>Animal, permanent online exhibition at (as of 2/19/18)

Subversive/Domestic, Shenandoah Valley Art Center, Waynesboro, VA (12/2/17 – 1/20/18)

Nude Nite Miami-Wynwood, Miami, FL (11/9/17 – 11/11/17)

Cellulart: Bridging Cytoskeletal Research and Art, University of Toledo Center for the Visual Arts, Toledo, OH (9/29/17)

Micro/Macro, Sulfur Studios, Savannah, GA (9/22/17 – 9/30/17)

Fin, Fur & Feather, Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, OH (9/2/17 – 10/11/17)