About the Artist

Artistic Experience:
--Founding member and board member, Artists' Circle, 1997-present.
--Board Member, Friends of the Goldstein Gallery, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, 1992-2001
--Advisory committee, Tenth Anniversary Celebration, Goldstein Gallery, 1987.
--Advisor, Art at Ramsey, St. Paul, 1995- present; Artists' Circle at Shoreview, 1999-present; Art at Highland, 2001 to present.
--Steering Committee, Craft Connection Gallery, St. Paul, 1994-1996.
--Co-Director, Fiber/Metal, 1992 and 1993. Publicity chair, Fibers Minnesota, 1985-86. 1988-90; co-chair of Fibers Minnesota 1988 and 1990. (Minnesota Crafts Council projects.)
--Board member and program chair, The Textile Council, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1984-7, which produced "Artwear '87," a highly successful national runway presentation of wearable art.
--Editor, "On the Surface, " Surface Design Minnesota newsletter, 1987-1993.
--Partner, Kaleidoscope Quilts and Fabric Arts, Inc., a quilt shop in St. Paul, 1980-85.
--Instructor of dyeing, surface design techniques, and wearable art classes for colleges, shops, and conferences in the U.S., 1980 to present, and in Sweden, 1987, 1991.
--Vendor of dyed fabric and wearable art at national quilt and weaving conferences, since 1985.
--Studio textile artists, 1972 to present.
--Participant, group and solo gallery exhibitions, 1974 to present.
--Juried artist, many of the finest art fairs in the upper Midwest, since 1983, including Minnesota Crafts Festival; Fiber/Metal (St. Paul); Loring Park (Minneapolis); College Hill (Cedar Falls, IA); Historic Shaw (St. Louis); Art in the Park (Columbia, MO); Laurmeier (St. Louis); Morning Glory (Milwaukee.)
--Wrote, edited, designed magazines in Minnesota, Maryland, Virginia, 1968-1980.


A student dyeing, from one of Marit's classes at a quilt festival,
Houston, TX.


Teaching Experience:
includes national quilt conferences such as Quilt Festival in Houston, TX, since 1984, and others, as well as quilt shops, plus art and technical colleges in Minnesota.


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