Artist Resume


1953   Tulsa, Oklahoma

Came to New Mexico:



  • 1986 Studied with contemporary Hopi weaver, Ramona Sakiestewa, Santa Fe, NM
  • 1984-86 Studied and apprenticed with Nancy Lubin, Western Maine Weavers, Camden, ME
  • 1976 B.A. Humanities, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Selected Private, Corporate & Public Collections:

  • Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL
  • Museum of Arts & Design, New York City, NY
  • Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
  • Federal Reserve Bank, Kansas City, MO
  • Robert Redford
  • New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM
  • Palazzo Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
  • Ritz-Carlton, Tucson, AZ
  • Thornburg Investment Management
  • US Embassy, Quito, Ecuador (Permanent Collection)
  • Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
  • United States Federal Courthouse, Albuquerque, NM
  • Bernalillo County Courthouse, Albuquerque, NM
  • U. S. Embassy, Ottawa, Canada (Permanent Collection)
  • Capitol Art Foundation, New Mexico State Capitol, Santa Fe, NM
  • Samueli Institute, Alexandria, VA
  • AVB Bank, Broken Arrow, OK
  • Hancher Auditorium, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • Holden Cancer Center, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • Supreme International, Miami, Florida
  • Lovelace Medical Center, Albuquerque, NM
  • Oklahoma University, Norman, OK
  • Western New Mexico University, Silver City, NM
  • San Juan College, Farmington, NM
  • Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce, Broken Arrow, OK

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

  • Chiaroscuro Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  • Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
  • Ball State University, Muncie, IN
  • Soka University, Aliso Viejo, CA
  • Chiaroscuro Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  • Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • Stark Museum of Art, Orange, TX
  • California State University, Chico, CA
  • Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI
  • Missouri State, Springfield, MO
  • Wells Fargo Center, Santa Rosa, CA
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Notre Dame University
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Miami University, Oxford, OH
  • Ohio University
  • Mesa Arts Center
  • Earlham College
  • Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM (with a full catalog)
  • Texas A&M, College Station, TX
  • Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Anchorage, AK
  • University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
  • Luther College, Decorah, IA
  • Indiana University SE, New Albany, IN
  • Weber State University, Ogden, UT
  • Gallery of Contemporary Art, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Recent Work, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  • Shepherd College, Shepherdstown, WV
  • Spencer Art Museum, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
  • Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL
  • Denver Art Museum – ‘Woven Harmony: The Tapestries of Rebecca Bluestone’ -12 -Year Overview, Denver, CO
  • Lakes Art Center, Okoboji, IA
  • Hiestand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford, OH
  • gallerymateria, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS
  • Performing Arts Foundation, Wausau, WI
  • Spiva Art Center, Joplin, MO
  • Margaret Harwell Museum, Poplar Bluff, MO
  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
  • LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
  • R. Duane Reed Gallery, St. Louis, MO
  • LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
  • Carnegie Hall Museum, Lewisburg, WV
  • Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  • LewAllen Contemporary, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • The Firehouse Art Center, Norman, OK
  • Joanne Rapp Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • Southwest Craft Center, San Antonio, Texas
  • Weaving Southwest Gallery, Taos, New Mexico
  • Gallery ’76, Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee, Washington
  • Dodge City Community College, Dodge City, Kansas
  • Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, Wyoming
  • Central Wyoming College, Riverton, Wyoming
  • Cam-Plex Heritage Center, Gillette, Wyoming
  • Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, Minot, North Dakota
  • Idaho Falls Arts Council Gallery, Idaho Falls, Idaho
  • Hemisphere Club, Time Life Building, Rockefeller Center, New York City, New York
  • Featured Artist, Weaving Southwest Gallery, Taos, New Mexico
  • St. John’s College Art Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Featured Artist, Weaving Southwest Gallery, Taos, New Mexico

Selected Group Exhibitions:

  • ‘Contemporary International Tapestry’, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ
  • 9th International Fiber Biennial Invitational, Snyderman-Works Galleries, Philadelphia, PA
  • Gift, Bequest and Purchase:  A Selection of Textile Acquisitions, 1998-2003, Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL
  • From Lausanne to Beijing 3rd International Fiberart Biennale, Shanghai, China
  • ‘Three by Five to Eleven by Fourteen’, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  • ‘Contemporary Art and the Mathematical Instinct’, Tweed Museum of Art, Duluth, MN
  • ‘The Common Thread’, Westport Arts Center, Westport, CT
  • ‘The Passionate Journey:  Contemporary Southwestern Weaving’, Roswell Museum, Roswell, New Mexico
  • ‘Survey Fiber 2002’, Snyderman Galleries, Philadelphia, PA
  • ’15th Anniversary Exhibit’, browngrotta arts, Wilton, CT
  • Invitational, St. Louis Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
  • The Thread of New  Mexico, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
  • ‘Pathways’, TransAmerica Pyramid Gallery, San Francisco, CA
  • ‘Textiles of Scale: From the Brown/Grotta Collection’, Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ
  • ‘The 10th Wave-Part II: Textiles and Fiber Wall Sculpture’, Brown/Grotta Gallery, Wilton, CT
  • ‘Contemporary American Fiber Art Exhibition’, American Cultural Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  • ‘Timeless Tradition/Present Meanings’, Invitational Exhibition, Main Art Gallery, California State University, Fullerton, California
  • ‘Timeless Expressions’, National Juried Exhibit, Convergence ’96, Portland, Oregon
  • ‘American Tapestry Biennial I’, Nationally Touring Exhibition, American Tapestry Alliance
  • ‘Fiber ’95’, National Juried Exhibition, Textile Arts Centre, Chicago, Illinois
  • ‘On the Edge:  Contemporary Fiber’, Invitational Fiber Exhibition, General Electric Headquarters, Fairfield, Connecticut
  • ‘Essential Textile’, National Juried Exhibition, Guilford Handcraft Center, Guilford, Connecticut
  • ‘Fantastic Fibers’, 8th Annual Invitational Fiber Exhibit, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Kentucky
  • ‘Facets of Fiber’, National Invitational, Fine Arts Galleries, Texas Women’s Univ., Denton, TX
  • ‘Focus on Fiber’, Invitational Exhibition, Clymer Museum, Ellensburg, Washington
  • ‘Featured Artist’, Kent Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • ‘Que Pasa: Art in New Mexico’, Fuller Lodge Art Center, Los Alamos, New Mexico
  • ‘Contemporary Concepts IV’, Los Colores Museum, Corrales, NM
  • ‘Materials: Hard & Soft’, National Juried Exhibition, Denton, Texas
  • Fuller Lodge Art Center Biennial Fine Crafts Juried Exhibition, Los Alamos, New Mexico
  • ‘Textiles and Masks/A Life Of Their Own’, Pearl Conrad Gallery, Ohio State University,Mansfield, Ohio
  • ‘New Works’, Kent Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • ‘Materials: Hard & Soft’, National Juried Exhibition, Denton, Texas
  • ‘Fabrications’, Sinclair College w/ George Ann Bowers & Barbara Butler, Dayton, OH
  • ‘Alcove Show-Fine Art, Fine Craft’, A Six Month Invitational Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
  • ‘New Mexico ’93’, Regional Juried Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • ‘North Dakota Sixteenth Annual’, National Juried Exhibition, Minot Art Gallery, Minot, North Dakota
  • ’18th Biennial National Juried Art Exhibition’, Valley City Arts and Gallery Association, Valley City, North Dakota
  • ‘Imagery in Fiber’, Invitational Exhibition, Holthaus Fibre Art, Port Washington, New York
  • ‘Glass, Textiles, Prints’, A National Juried Exhibition, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
  • ‘Beaux Arts Societe’, Juried Exhibition, Boise Art Museum, Boise, Idaho
  • ‘Winterlight ’92’, Juried Exhibition, Corvallis Arts Center, Corvallis, Oregon
  • ‘Form and Object’, A National Juried Exhibition, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, Wyoming
  • ‘Paper/Fiber XV’, National Juried Exhibition, Iowa City Arts Center, Iowa City, Iowa
  • ‘Textiles: Fabrics Of Life, Contemporary and Tribal Textiles’, Invitational, International Gallery, San Diego, California
  • ‘Art Zone’, 31st Annual Juried Exhibition, Jewish Community Center, Denver, Colorado
  • ‘Transcending Tradition’, Weaving Southwest Gallery, Taos, New Mexico
  • ‘Southwest Tapestry ’91’, Weaving Southwest Gallery, Taos, New Mexico
  • ‘Art -Thru-The-Loom’, Gallery at the Rep, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • ‘Southwestern Juried Exhibition’, New Mexico Junior College, Hobbs, New Mexico
  • ‘Exhibition 49!’ Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, Southern Utah State, Cedar City, Utah
  • ‘New Tapestries By 25 New Mexico Artists’, Weaving Southwest Gallery, Taos, New Mexico
  • ‘New Mexico Tapestry Today’, Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, New Mexico
  • ‘Southwest Tapestry ’89’, Weaving Southwest Gallery, Taos, New Mexico


  • Commission for Federal Reserve Bank, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Taos Gallery Association Merit Award, Taos Spring Arts Celebration, Taos, NM
  • Art-in-Architecture Commission for United States Federal Courthouse, Albuquerque, NM
  • New Mexico Art in Public Places, San Juan College, Farmington, New Mexico
  • Capitol Art Foundation, New Mexico State Capitol, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • First Place Cash Award, ‘1994 Fuller Lodge Art Center Biennial Regional Fine Crafts Juried Exhibition’, Los Alamos, New Mexico
  • Second Place Cash Award, ‘Art Zone’, Denver, Colorado

Teaching/Art Related Employment:

  • Convergence 2004, Closing Keynote Speaker, Juror and Workshop Leader Denver, CO
  • Intermountain Weavers Conference
  • Contemporary Handweavers of Texas Conference
  • Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg, West Virginia
  • Fine Line Arts Center, St. Charles, Illinois
  • City of Tucson, Tucson, Arizona
  • Firehouse Art Center, Norman, Oklahoma
  • Lincoln Handweavers Guild, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Sioux Falls Handweavers Guild, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Intermountain Weavers Conference, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
  • Southwest Craft Center, San Antonio, Texas
  • Southwest Craft Center, San Antonio, Texas
  • Las Tejedoras Weavers’ Guild, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Keynote Speaker, Kansas Alliance of Weavers and Spinners Conference
  • Boulder Handweavers Guild
  • Faculty, Taos Institute of Arts, Taos, New Mexico
  • Lecturer in Tapestry, SMU-In-Taos, Taos, New Mexico
  • Montana Spinners & Weavers Guild, Bozeman, Montana
  • Taos Inn Lecture Series, Taos, New Mexico
  • Slide Dialogue for ‘Alcove Show, St. Francis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
  • Gallery Talk for the ‘Friends of Contemporary Art’, Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
  • Panelist for Percent-For-Art Projects, State of New Mexico


  • Eve Tolpa – SANTA FEAN, ‘Masters of Fine Arts’, June/July 2011
  • Arin McKenna – NEW MEXICO MAGAZINE, ‘The Naturals’, June 2008
  • Douglas Bullis – “100 Artists of the Southwest”, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 2006
  • ‘Rebecca Bluestone: The Divine Proportion’, Exhibition Catalog, Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, 2005
  • Dana Newmann & Jack Parsons – ‘New Mexico Artists at Work’,  Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe, NM, 2005
  • Rebecca Bluestone-SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT, “The Creative Journey: Listening to Your Intuition”, Spring 2005
  • Devon Jackson-SOUTHWEST ART MAGAZINE, “Looming Large”, May, 2004
  • Gussie Fauntleroy-SHUTTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT, “Rebecca Bluestone’s Visual Language”, Fall 2003
  • Julia Bell – THE SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN, “Tapestry artist finds a ‘state of grace’ in cancer experience”, October 7, 2002
  • Hollis Walker – AMERICAN CRAFT, “Rebecca Bluestone”, August/September 2002
  • Michael Paglia – WESTWORD, ‘Contemporary Art is the Focus of Two Small Shows at the Denver Art Museum,Sept 12-18, 2002
  • ON & OFF THE WALL, Denver Art Museum,” woven harmony: the tapestries of rebecca bluestone, July/August 2002
  • Betsy Lehndorff – THE DENVER POST, “Woven from fibers of her being”, June 22, 2002
  • Devon Jackson – SANTA FEAN, “The Mentors”, May 2002
  • ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST, ‘A Michigan Retreat Informed by the Vernacular, June 2001
  • ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST, “Robert Redford-The Filmmaker’s New York City Penthouse”, Dec 2000
  • AMERICAN CRAFT,” Commissions”, Aug/Sept ’00
  • Geoffrey Gorman, THE PASTEL JOURNAL, “Changes in the Art World Force Changes in Art Marketing, March/April 2000
  • Wes Pulka-THE ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL, “Tapestry, Fountain at Courthouse”, October 31, 1999
  • Marsha McEuen-SANTA FEAN, “Art Pairs-Rebecca Bluestone & Robert Bluestone”, May 1999
  • Adele Wolff Bassett-HANDWOVEN, “Rebecca Bluestone: Precision & Passion”, March/April 1999
  • John Brandenburg-THE DAILY OKLAHOMAN, Review, “Artist’s Tapestries Weave Spell on Viewers”, March 26, 1999
  • Brown/Grotta Gallery – ART OF SUBSTANCE, Exhibition Catalog, 1998
  • Ursula Ilse-Neuman-FIBERARTS, “Reviews: Contemporary Religious Fiber Art”, Nov/Dec 1998
  • Nancy Ellis-FOCUS/SANTA FE, “Rainbows of Color”, Aug/Sept 1998
  • Craig Smith-PASATIEMPO: Santa Fe’s Weekly Arts Magazine, ‘Rebecca Bluestone Weaves Her Way Into Public Art, May 22, 1998
  • Carol K. Russell-FIBERARTS, ‘What is American Tapestry?’ Nov/Dec. 1997
  • Brown, Bucher & Tennant-SOUTHWEST ART, “A Craft Collection”, December 1997
  • Nuttal Sayres-SPIN-OFF,’Irish Tapestry Weavers Find a Bit of Home in the American Southwest’, Fall 1997
  • Brown /Grotta Gallery – THE 10TH WAVE PART II: TEXTILES AND FIBER WALL SCULPTURE, Exhibition Catalog 1997
  • Micala Sidore – SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT,’Doing It Up Right’, Summer 1997
  • Jan Janeiro-TAOS MAGAZINE, ‘Spinning New Tales’, May/June 1997
  • Howie Movshovitz-‘Fabulous Fabrics’, The Denver Post, Saturday, March 22, 1997
  • Emily Drabanski – NEW MEXICO MAGAZINE, ‘A Capitol Collection: Art of the State’, January 1997
  • Gen Stoughton – FIBERARTS, ‘ATA’S First Biennial Show’, Jan/Feb 1997
  • VICTORIA, ‘Create A Tapestry’, January 1997
  • American Tapestry Alliance – AMERICAN TAPESTRY BIENNIAL I, Exhibition Catalog, 1996
  • FIBERARTS DESIGN BOOK FIVE, Lark Books, Asheville, North Carolina, 1995
  • Janet Koplos – ‘In Absentia”, Essay for Fiber ‘95 Exhibition, November, 1995
  • Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, Texas – MATERIALS: HARD & SOFT, Exhibition Catalog, Fall 1994
  • Wesley Pulka – ART REVIEWS – ‘Los Colores Exhibit’, The Albuquerque Journal, Friday, December 23, 1994
  • Phyllis Braff – ART REVIEWS – ‘Imagery in Fiber’, The New York Times, Sunday, May 2, 1993
  • AMERICAN CRAFT, “Portfolio – Rebecca Bluestone”, October/November 1993
  • FIBERARTS, “New Works – Rebecca Bluestone”, September/October 1993
  • Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, Texas – MATERIALS: HARD & SOFT, Exhibition Catalog, Fall 1993
  • Nevada State Museum and Historical Society – FIBER CELEBRATED ’93, Exhibition Catalog, Summer 1993
  • AMERICAN CRAFT, “Gallery”, June/July 1993
  • Museum of New Mexico – NEW MEXICO ’93, Exhibition Catalog – Spring 1993
  • Dean Balsamo – GALLERY REVIEWS – ‘The Alcove Show’, The New Mexican, January 29, 1993
  • John Villani – PASATIEMPO: Santa Fe  Arts Magazine, ‘The Fine Line Between Art and Craft’, January 22, l993
  • PREVIEW – Museum of New Mexico Foundation Publication, ‘The Alcove Show’ – Jan/Feb 1993
  • Joel Sokolov – TEXTILE DESIGNS: IDEAS AND APPLICATIONS, Library of Applied Design, New York, 1992
  • John Villani – PASATIEMPO: Santa Fe Arts Magazine, ‘Bluestone’s Sound Weavings Are New Way to Listen to Art’, June 19, 1992
  • AMERICAN CRAFT, “Gallery”, February/March 1992
  • AMERICAN CRAFT, “Gallery”, April/May 1991
  • Wheelwright Museum – PATTERNED DREAMS, Exhibition Catalog – Fall 1989
  • Mary R. Colton – SHUTTLE, SPINDLE AND DYEPOT, “The Wright Commissions” – Spring 1989