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Self Portrait One

Self Portrait One  has been accessioned into the collection of the Frederick R Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota

Current Exhibitions:

Weiman GalleryJapanese Beetle Lace

Weisman Art Museum
Dear Darwin
February 25-July 23, 2017*
Carlson Gallery
333 E River Parkway Minneapolis 55455

Japanese Beetle Lace

National Ties: Contemporary Textiles
March 9 – April 22, 2017 • Studio Gallery
Textile Center 
3000 University Ave SE Minneapolis 55414


Past Events:

Japanese Beetle Lace
Japanese Beetle Lace: Birch is being shown at  Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center> Solomons, Maryland
Swarm: Invasion of the Insects May 20-August 28, 2016

WARM Mentor Program Exhibit in conjunction with Women and Money Quarter Gallery in the Regis Art Center  Nash Gallery, Sept. 20-30, 2016

WARM Mentor Program Exhibit  with the culminating of work of this cycle
Grain Belt Brewing Gallery
Opening October 8 , 2016

Dear Darwin Weisman Art Museum Opening Feb 25, 2017 This will be in conjunction with an exhibition showing the stunning drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajalwho is considered to be the father of neuroscience.

MN Originals profiles Carolyn Halliday
premiered May 4, 2014 6:00 pm tpt tv and online here:

KUMD Radio interview with Carolyn Halliday

Feeling stuck in your artistic development/process? Individual mentoring available.

Radical Basketry Invitational / reception July 16

July 14 – August 22 • Studio
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 16, 6 – 9 pm

This exhibition displays examples of exceptional work by local basket makers concurrent to the National Basketry Organization’s conference in the Twin Cities. The selection emphasizes work by basket makers that push the boundaries of traditional basket making.

Beetle Glyphs
Beetle Glyphs  
Stitching in beetle borings; wire, wood, engraving

May 14 - July 9, 2015
Poetics of Evolution
The Poetics of Evolution

Duluth Art Institute

John Steffl Gallery
506 West Michigan Street
Duluth, MN 55802

Reception: May 14, 5 - 7 PM
Artist Talk July 9, 2015 6:30 PM

May 21- June 18, 2015
Natural Disaster and Human Intervention l
H 10" x W 54" x D 12”
Hand knit wire, found natural objects, stitching, found log and birch

The Phipps Center for the Arts
109 Locust Street
Hudson, WI 54016

All new work with Kimber Olson
Opening Reception May 29 6:30-8:30

Artist talk with Carolyn Halliday and Kimber Olson Saturday June 6 at noon
A WARM Extra Event

Members of the Textile Study Group of New York Garner Arts Center
55 W Railroad Avenue
Garnerville, New York  10923


March 6 – April 25, 2015
Opening Reception March 6 2015 6-8pm

Textile Center Community and Library Galleries

January 16 through March 8, 2015

An exhibition of works by 82 members of the
Textile Study Group of New York
Narthex Gallery of St. Peter's Church

619 Lexington Avenue (at 54th Street)
in the Citicorp Complex
New York, NY
Reception / Meet the Artists
Saturday, January 17th from 3 to 6 PM

A full color 92-page catalog is available at
The gallery is open daily from 9AM to 7PM

January 24 - February 7, 2015
Wintertide: Biennial Juried Art Exhibition

Presented by NEMAA in Partnership with Public Functionary

Location: Public Functionary
1400 12th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
January 24 - February 7, 2015

Gallery Hours: Thursday, 12pm-6pm
Friday, 12pm-6pm
Saturday (Jan. 31 & Feb. 7), 12pm-6pm

January 8- February 28, 2015
A Common Thread 2015
annual members exhibition of the Textile Center
Textile Center
3000 University Ave SE
Minneapolis MN 55414

Closing Reception:
Thursday, February 26, 6 – 8 pm
free and open to the public

M-Th • 10:00 - 7:00
Fr-Sa • 10:00 - 5:00

June 1-29, 2014
Owatonna Artst Center 
Carolyn G Halliday with Kimber Olson
435 Garden View Lane
Owatonna, MN 55060
Phone: 507.451.0533
Hours: 1-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday

MSAB logoFebruary 6 - 28, 2014
Gallery Exhibition
The Poetics of Evolution
Casket Arts Building, Studio 214
681 17th Ave NE, Minneapolis MN
Opening date Feb. 6, 5 pm - 9 pm

Legacy logo Carolyn Halliday is a fiscal year 2013 recipient of an Artist Iniative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board.

This activity is made possible by a grant from the MSAB, thanks to legislative appropriation for the arts and cultural heritage fund.


See more from this event!            Buy the Catalog

Poestics of Evolution


January 24 - March 7, 2014
Joint exhibition with Kimber Olson
Anderson Center
163 Tower View Drive, PO Box 406
Red Wing, MN, 5506
Main Gallery: Closing reception for the artists March 7 at 7:00 pm

February 3 - March 23, 2014
Gallery Exhibition
How to Be a Feminist Artist
Catherine G. Murphy Gallery
Visual Arts Building,
St. Catherine University,
2004 Randolph Ave, St. Paul, Minn

November 2013
Gallery Exhibition
Whitney Center for the Arts
42 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield MA

November 9 - December 1, 2013
ECLOSION Juried Exhibition
Austin, Texas

April, 2013, 2014
Transforming Fiber into Art
Grand Marais Art Colony
Grand Marais, MN

Art Show
9x9x9: Salon de Refuses/ Selected Works by the Textile Study Group of New York
Hudson Guild   
119 9TH Ave, New York, NY

September 13 - November 18, 2012
Opening Reception:  September 13, 2012  6-7:30 pm

Viewing hours:  W-F  3-6 pm; Saturdays Sept 22 - Oct 27, Nov 17  1-4pm   
info:  212 760 9837

The Textile Study Group of New York (TSGNY) celebrates it's 35th anniversary as an organization dedicated to the wide appreciation of all aspects of fiber arts.  Part of its celebration is this showing of  the 70 works that were not juried into the New Visions show.  In appreciation of the overwhelming number of excellent submissions for that show, the TSGNY arranged this special showing in the spirit of the "salon de refuses".