Resumé

Profession:

2011-present, Docent at Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, East Hampton, NY

1994-present, Fiber Artist / Hand Hooked Constructions -    Designing/making hooked hangings and fiber related mixed media constructions                         

1985-2010, Jamar Textile Restoration Studio, NYC - Restoring/conserving antique quilts and hooked rugs

2006-2009, Goddard College, Vermont, IBA Program - Women’s history through hand-made textiles

1979-1985, America Hurrah Antiques, NYC - Head of textile restoration/conservation services

1972-1984, Antiques dealer, MN/NY

Exhibitions:

Current and Upcoming

Coming Soon!

Coils, Folds, Twists and Turns: Contemporary Techniques in Fiber by Tracy Jamar Release Date January 2017

Now Available: American Sewn Rugs: Their History with Exceptional Examples by Jan Whitlock with Tracy Jamar - $35. +$5 shipping, contact Tracy Jamar tjamar@optonline.net

 Past

2016

Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY - 78th Annual Artist Members Exhibit

Springs Invitational Artists Exhibit - Ashawagh Hall, East Hampton, NY

Rug Week at Sauder Village, Archbold, OH - Taught 4-day Retreat exploring shirring, coiling and standing wool techniques.

Invitational Box Art Auction, East Hampton, NY - Benefit for East End Hospice

Korea Bojagi Forum, Seoul, South Korea - Invitational through Textile Study Group of NY

2015

Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY -  77th Annual Artist Members Exhibit

Art Expo NYC Pier 94 in Artblend Gallery

Narthex Gallery at St. Peter’s Church, NYC  - “Square” Textile Study Group of NY member exhibit

Ashawagh Hall, East Hampton, NY - “Under the Influence” Invitational exhibit

2014

SCC Levitas Center for the Arts, Southampton, NY  - “Varieties of Visual Expression”   Invitational Exhibit

University of Connecticut, The Gallery, Stamford, CT - “Hooked Art 2014” Juried Exhibit - Juror’s Choice “Land Parcels Quad”

Benefit for East End Hospice, East Hampton, NY - “Box Art Auction” invitational

Ashawagh Hall, East Hampton, NY - “Under the Influence” Invitational exhibit

Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY -  76th Annual Artist Members Exhibit - “Best Mixed Media” Award, juror Robert Storr

Dubuque Art Museum, Dubuque, IA - “9x9x3: New Visions” traveling juried exhibit

2013

SCC Levitas Center for the Arts, Southampton, NY - 2013 Juried Art Exhibit

SCC Levitas Center for the Arts, Southampton, NY -  “Material Matters II” Invitational Exhibit                  

Holter Art Museum, Helena, MT - "9x9x3: New Visions" juried exhibit

Sauder Village 17th Annual Rug Hooking Week, Archbold,   OH -”American Sewn Rugs-Shirring Techniques” workshop

SaySi Gallery, San Antonio, TX  - "12 x 12" organized by Surface Design Association

Water Mill Museum, Water Mill, NY - “Creative Visions” group exhibition

Ashawagh Hall, East Hampton, NY - Under the Influence: Docents of the Pollock- Krasner House

2012

Rogers Memorial Library, Southampton, NY - Solo exhibit: “FiberWorks: Traditional Techniques in Contemporary Forms”

Flinn Gallery, Greenwich, CT - "9x9x3: New Visions" juried exhibit

Hudson Guild Fulton Center 119 9th Avenue, NY, NY - “9x9x3: Salon des Refusés”, work by members of the Textile Study Group of New York

Marywood University Gallery, Scranton, PA - “9x9x3: New Visions” juried exhibit

Durst Building Gallery/Textile Study Group of NY, NYC - “9x9x3: New Visions” juried exhibit

Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME - “Beyond Rugs!” invitational exhibit

2011

New Canaan Library, New Canaan, CT  - “Out of the Loop: Innovations in Hooking from Three Artists” invitational exhibit

Guilford Art Center, Guilford, CT - “On Higher Ground: Contemporary Hooked Art”, invitational exhibit

Newtown Hooked Rug Show, Newtown, CT - “Pushing the Limits: New Expressions in Hooked Art” juried exhibition - Surface Design Award, “Checked Out”

Longhouse Reserve, East Hampton, NY  - “Planters on and off the Ground”, invitational exhibit - Third place for “Stumped”

Williamsburgh Art and Historical Center (WAH) Brooklyn, NY - “Detritus”, juried exhibit

Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo), NY - Northeast Regional Contemporary Fiber Exhibition (in collaboration with Surface Design Association)

Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers, NY - “Fiber PLUS”, juried exhibit

2010

NAC Cooperative Gallery, Norwich, CT  - “Intertwined: Fiber Arts Invitational” - HookWorksGroup exhibition

Southampton Historical Museum, Southampton, NY - “Proverbial Proverbs” invitational exhibit

Newtown Hooked Rug Show, Newtown, CT - “Pushing the Limits: New Expressions in Hooked Art” juried exhibition - Surface Design Award, “Moss”

Longhouse Reserve, East Hampton, NY- “Planters on and off the Ground”, invitational exhibit - Honorable Mention for “Reclamation”

2009

Mark Twain Library, Redding, CT  - “The Nature of Things Hooked” - HookWorksGroup Exhibition

Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT - “Contemporary Art From Traditional Loops” Invitational and juried exhibition

Newtown Hooked Rug Show, Newtown, CT - “Pushing the Limits: New Expressions in Hooked Art” juried exhibition

Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT - “Out of the Loop: Innovations in Hooking” Invitational exhibition

2008

“Stripes” International (Japan/USA) - Invitational traveling exhibition

Newtown Hooked Rug Show, Newtown, CT - “Pushing the Limits: New Expressions in Hooked Art” juried exhibition

2007

Newtown Hooked Rug Show, Newtown,CT -  “Pushing the Limits: New Expressions in Hooked Art” juried exhibition - Jurors’ Choice Award, “After the Rain”

2005-2006

American Craftsmanship Show, Wilton, CT - Booth exhibitor

2004

“Art Rugs: The Art of Playing Cards”- Invitational, “Ace of Spades” hooked card

Textile Center of Minnesota - “Hooked into the 21st Century” juried exhibition

Artists’ Alliance of East Hampton, NY 2002, 2003 -  Studio tour

2001

“Country Home” Grand Central Terminal Showhouse

Textile Center of Minnesota - “Remembering: Fiber Art Salutes the Past” juried exhibition

Bagley Home, Sag Harbor, NY  -  Solo exhibition

1999

Coach Gallery, East Hampton, NY -  Solo exhibition

Publications:

Coils, Folds, Twists and Turns: Contemporary Techniques in Fiber by Tracy Jamar 2017

“Rug Hooking” Magazine

       - 2015 September/October "Bias, Chenille, Pleat, Bundle: A Beginners Guide to Shirring"

       - 2005 January/February “The Creative Journey”

       - 2003 September/October Shelburne Workshop

       - 2000 September/October Cover feature: “Restoring Antique Rugs”

       - 2000 March/April/May Beyond Our Borders: “Hooking with T-Shirts" 

       - 1995 March/April/May First Rug on Last Page:  “ARROW”

American Sewn Rugs: Their History with Exceptional Examples by Jan Whitlock with Tracy Jamar 2012

Textiles: The Art of Mankind by Mary Schoeser 2012

Contemporary Hooked Rugs: Themes and Memories by Linda Rae Coughlin 2007

Hooked Rugs Today by Amy Oxford 2005

A Passion for the Creative Life; Textiles to Lift the Spirit By Mary Sheppard Burton 2002

“Country Home” April 2002 - Artisan at work

Various other publications including, “CountryLiving”, NY   Times, “Early American Life”, “House Beautiful”, “New York” (Best Bets), “This Old House”.

Appearances:

 2007

American Folk Art Museum, NYC - Lecture: “Can This Rug Be Saved?”

2005               

Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, NJ Monmouth County Park System -  Hooked rug restoration presentation

2004  

American Folk Art Museum, NYC, Quilt Day - Workshop on Quilt Restoration and Care

Wilton Historical Society, Wilton, CT - Hooked rug restoration and care lecture and workshop

American Folk Art Museum, NYC 2004, 2nd Annual Rug Day - Workshop on “Rescue and Restoration of Hooked Rugs”

2003               

American Folk Art Museum, NYC, 1st Annual Rug Day - Lecture and slide show on care and restoration of hooked rugs

2001                   

HGTV (Country at Home with Mary Emmerling) Artist’s home - Making and restoring hooked rugs

2000  

Martha Stewart Living TV

- Quilt restoration

http://www.marthastewart.com/914435/quilt-restoration-tracy-jamar

 - How to hang a quilt

1999        

Martha Stewart Living TV

-     Hooked rug restoration

 http://www.marthastewart.com/926536/how-care-and-restore-hooked-rugs

- How to hook a rug

http://www.marthastewart.com/912107/rug-hooking