Education:
2010 Master of Fine Arts in Intermedia, James Madison University (JMU), Harrisonburg, VA
2005 Bachelor of Art in Sculpture, Summa Cum Laude, California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI), Camarillo, CA
Associates in Art, Moorpark College, CA
Associates in Science, Electronic Engineering, Buckinghamshire College, High Wycombe, England

Solo Exhibitions:
2011 Some Things, Project 643 Space, Ventura, CA
2010 Wearing My Heart On My Sleeve, Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University,
Harrisonburg, VA
2009 Matters of the Heart, Arts Council of the Valley, Harrisonburg, VA
2008 Fibers Past, Larkin Art Studios, Harrisonburg VA

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2009 First Annual Curious Camera Exhibition, Photographic Works / ArtsEye,
Tucson, AZ
2009 Focus on Fiber II, Studio Channel Islands Art Center, CSUCI, Camarillo, CA
2008 ONE: The Inaugural Library Exhibition, CSUCI, Camarillo, CA
2008 Parisian Moments, RE/Max Client Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA
2006 7th Annual Juried Members’ Exhibition, Studio Channel Islands Art Center,
CSUCI, Camarillo, CA
2006 Featured Artist: Art Car, Ventura County August Art Walk, Ventura County
Museum of History and Art, Ventura, CA
2006 The Art of Business: A Tribute to Artists with Day Jobs, 2nd City Council Art
Gallery, Long Beach, CA
2006 Wish You Were Here: The Tourist Photographer, Studio Channel Islands Art
Center, CSUCI, Camarillo, CA
2006 Concept to Completion, Studio Channel Islands Art Center, CSUCI, Camarillo, CA
2006 Featured Artist of the Month, Café Valentino, Simi Valley, CA
2006 Confessions, Orange County Center of Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
2006 Photographer’s Forum – Best of College Photography 2006
2006 4th Annual Sensual and Erotic Art Show, San Buenaventura Artist’s Union,
Ventura, CA
2006 Festival Instruments, 12th Ventura Music Festival, Ventura, CA and other
locations
2005 6th Annual Juried Members’ Exhibition, Studio Channel Islands Art Center,
CSUCI, Camarillo, CA
2005 Interpretation & Innovation, Studio Channel Islands Art Center, CSUCI,
Camarillo, CA
2005 What Is Art and Why Do You Make It? San Buenaventura Artist’s Union,
Ventura, CA
2004 - 2005 Festival Violins, 11th Ventura Music Festival, Ventura, CA and other locations
2004 - 2006 Riddle Me This! Proverbial Challenge II, various national locations
2004 Tradition and Technology, Studio Channel Islands Art Center, CSUCI, Camarillo,
CA
2004 At the Cutting Edge: Contemporary Fabric Art, Ventura County Museum of
History and Art, Ventura, CA
2004 Jest for Fun: The Art of Humor, Studio Channel Islands Art Center, CSUCI,
Camarillo, CA
2002 - 2004 Proverbs, Wives’ Tales, and Things Your Grandmother Would Say! Proverbial Challenge I, various national locations including:
Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden, CO
2001 National Quilting Association 32nd Annual Quilt Show, Reno, NV
1996 National Quilting Association 27th Annual Quilt Show, Syracuse, NY
1996 Pacific International Quilt Show VII, Santa Clara, CA
1996 American Quilter’s Society 1996 Show, Paducah, KY
1995 National Quilting Association 26th Annual Quilt Show, Riverside, CA
1994 Pacific International Quilt Show V, Santa Clara, CA
1994 Phyliss Arnold Memorial Art Scholarship Exhibition, Moorpark College,
Moorpark, CA

Fellowships, Grants, Honors, Awards:
2009 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Graduate Fellowship Award
2009 Most Curious Pinhole Camera Award, First Annual Curious Camera Exhibition,
Photographic Works/ArtsEye, Tucson, AZ
2009 Dedalus Foundation Master of Fine Arts Fellowship, nominee
2006 Nikon 2006 Best of College Photography, finalist
2005 3rd Place, 3D, 6th Annual Juried Members’ Exhibition, Studio Channel Islands
Art Center, CSUCI, Camarillo CA
2005 Art Department Program Honors, CSUCI, Camarillo, CA
2004 Honorable Mention, Tradition and Technology, Studio Channel Islands, CSUCI,
Camarillo CA
2004 Studio Channel Islands Art Center, Pat Richardson Scholarship Award
2003 California State University Channel Islands, CSUCI Bostwick Endowed
Scholarship Award
2002 Best of Show Award; Best Use of Color Award, Simi Valley Quilt Show, Simi
Valley, CA
2001 Honorable Mention, National Quilting Association 32nd Annual Show, Reno, NV
2000 Honorable Mention; Simi Valley Quilt Show, Simi Valley, CA
1998 Best Use of Color, Simi Valley Quilt Show, Simi Valley, CA
1996 Honorable Mention, National Quilting Association 27th Annual Show,
Syracuse, NY
1996 1st Place, Innovative, Simi Valley Quilt Show, Simi Valley, CA
1995 3rd place, Innovative, National Quilting Association, Riverside, CA
1994 Moorpark College, Phyliss Arnold Memorial Art Scholarship Award
1993 Art History Student of the Year, Moorpark College, CA
1992 Color and Design Student of the Year, Moorpark College, CA

Teaching Experience/Faculty Service:
2009 - 2010 Introduction to Fiber, Intermediate Fiber, Advanced Fiber, Independent Study in Fiber Arts, James Madison University
2008 - 2010 3D Foundations, James Madison University
2008 - 2010 Galleries Committee, School of Art and Art History, James Madison University
2008 - 2009 artWorks Gallery, James Madison University, Graduate Gallery Director

Competencies:
2D Foundations, color theory, drawing
3D Foundations, sculpture, assemblage, installation, figurative, wearable, small
scale electronics assembly, basic welding and woodshop, art cars
Sewing: garment construction, quilt making, wearable art, both hand and machine
Needle crafts Hand and machine embroidery, cross stitch, crewel, knitting, machine surface design, computer designed fabric
Fiber Dyeing: cellulose and animal based fiber and cloth, marbling, resists
Weaving: 4 and 8 harness looms, weaving design software
Photography: digital photography, digital darkroom (Photoshop), handmade pinhole cameras
Book/Paper: artist books, letterpress
Software: Adobe Design Suite, Microsoft Office Suite and Project, database software

Lectures, Workshops, Community Outreach:
2007 - 2011 So You Want To Go To Grad School, Foundations Seminar Lecture, James
Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA and Cal State Channel Islands, CA
2009 Art Meets Math: Quilting as Algebra. Institute for Visual Studies, James
Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA.
2007 Fabric and Words, Wearable Art Connection, Los Angeles, CA
2003 - 2005 Matting and framing artwork (for CSUCI art and photography students),
California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA
2003 Getty Volunteer, The Getty Center, Westwood, CA
1994 - 2006 Fabric Dyeing, Quilting, Q is For Quilts, Burbank CA
1997 - 1998 Health and the Quilter, Quilt Guild Lecture Series, various venues
1994 A Historical Survey of Fiber Art, California State University, Northridge, CA.
1994 Moorpark College – Art History Tutor (for students with learning disabilities)
1993 - 1994 Special topics related to using fabric as an artistic medium, Sequoia Junior High School, Simi Valley, 8th grade art
Curatorial Experience:
2008 - 2010 Sawhill Gallery, James Madison University, Assistant to Gallery Director: national and international artists
2008 - 2009 artWorks Gallery, James Madison University, Graduate Gallery Director: student artists
2003 - 2006 “Featured Artist of the Month,” Café Valentino, Simi Valley, CA, Gallery Director: local and community artists
2004 - 2006 Proverbial Challenge II: “Riddle Me This!” Art Quilt Collection, Curator: national artists
2002 - 2004 Proverbial Challenge I: “Proverbs, Wives’ Tales, and Things Your Grandmother Would Say!” Art Quilt Collection, Curator: national artists

Selected Writings:
Smithsonian’s ARTiculations blog, contributor.
http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/articulations/page/2/?s=hunter
Art on the Road and More, art and travel blog.
www.samhunter42.blogspot.com,
Hunter, Sam. “Circular Reasoning: The Wheel of Wonder Series. Art Quilts by Marilyn Pilkey,” Art/Quilt Magazine, Issue 12, 4th quarter 2000.

Selected Bibliography and Reviews:
Walsh, Jacquelyn. “Matters of the Heart,” The Madison Magazine, Harrisonburg, VA. Spring/Summer 2010.
Welter, Cole. “Art Exhibit: Heart to Heart,” The Harrisonburg Times, Harrisonburg, VA. April 16, 2010.
Serbin, Glen, et al. “Best of College Photography Annual 2006,” Serbin Communications, Santa Barbara, CA. 2006.
McKinnon, Lisa. “The Shape of Music,” Ventura County Star, Ventura, CA. April 20, 2006.
Gregory, Kim Lamb. “Opinions on Wheels,” Ventura County Star, Ventura, CA. February 21, 2006.
Jones, Amy, editor. “Special Photo Edition,” VC Life & Style, Ventura, CA. Summer 2005.
Brown, Cate. “Music Festival Strums Up Quite a Sum,” Ventura County Star, Ventura, CA. April 7, 2005.
D’Amore, Nicole. “Decorated Violins bring attention, money, to festival,” Ventura County Star, Ventura, CA. April 1, 2005.
D’Amore, Nicole. “Bid them Goodbye,” Ventura County Star, Ventura, CA. March 31, 2005.
D’Amore, Nicole. “Visions of Violins,” Ventura County Star, Ventura, CA.. March 18, 2005.
Finch, Jake. “Stitching Together Messages: Quilters portray proverbial sayings in traveling display,” Ventura County Star, Ventura, CA. August 16, 2002.
Hansen, Klaudeen and Annette Baker. “Quilt Art Engagement Calendar 2002,” American Quilter’s Society, Paducah, KY. 2001.
Hunter, Sam. “Circular Reasoning: The Wheel of Wonder Series. Art Quilts by Marilyn Pilkey,” Art/Quilt Magazine, Issue 12, 4th quarter 2000.
Cahn, S.J. “A Stitch in Time,” Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA. October 1, 1998.
Staff writers. “26th Annual National Quilting Association Show,” Quilting Quarterly, Journal of the National Quilting Association, Columbus, OH. Fall Issue, 1996.
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