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Prizes and Awards

1979    N.W.Arts Council -Manchester

1981     First Prize, Biennial Competition, Alexandria
            Museum, Louisiana, USA
1982     Award of Merit, Embroiderer’s Association 
            of Canada

1982     Art Exhibition Abroad, British Arts Council, London

1983     Purchase Award, Needle Expressions, Tennessee, USA

1984     Artist Exhibition, London Arts Council, London

1986     Award of Merit, Drawings, Arlington Art Centre,
            VA, USA
1988     Visual Arts Awards, Mayor’s Arts Advisory
            Committee, Baltimore, USA
1992     Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation,Visual Artists
            Residency Grant
1993     NEA New Forms Regional Grant (Collaborative

1994      Arts International/NEA Travel Pilot Grant

1997-98  The Choreographer’s Lab Residency/Travel
             Grant, Salt Lake City, UT,USA
1998      Fundacion Valparaiso, Mojacar, Spain
             Artist Residency Award

2000     “Fish out of Water” City Award, Baltimore

2001      National Endowment for the Arts,
             Exhibition, “Dowry Brides”, Delaware Centre
             for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE, USA
2002      Ruth Cheven Foundation, NY, NY, USA

2002      Travel Fellowship, Vermont Studio,
             Vermont, USA
2003     “Special Needs Project” Sure-start Programme

2004     “End the Silence” Women’s Aid Project,
             Diocese of Chester, England.

2005      The Tenot Foundation, France
              Artist Residency, Camac Centre d’Art, France

2006     “Moving Forward” Women’s Aid Project,
             Havering Council, Essex, England

2008      Winner-Use of Embroidery
              International Festival of Quilts, 
              NEC, Birmingham, UK

2016       Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award

2017       Bresler Award, VisArts, Rockville, MD, USA

2017       Artist in Residence, Nov - December Baltimore County Public Library, Hereford, MD

2018       Gutierrez Memorial Fund