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Contemporary Art Gallery
Fredericksburg, Texas

Pamela Studstill

Art Quilts/Mosaics/Ceramics/Polymer Clay

Trained as a painter at the University of Texas in San Antonio (BFA 1978), Pamela now combines traditional quiltmaking techniques with contemporary aesthetic concerns to create painted, piece and appliquéd quilts.  She has been awarded two individual artist's grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (1983, 1989), and her work is in many public and private collections including The Renwick Gallery, National Museum of Art, the American Craft Museum (NYC) and the High Museum (Atlanta).

Born: San Antonio, Texas 1954

Education: B.F.A., University of Texas at San Antonio (1978)


  • 1999 THE TWENTIETH CENTURY’S 100 BEST QUILTS.  Quilt # 91.
  • 1993 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE. Quilt National '91. Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center: Athens, OH
  • 1983 BEST OF SHOW. Quilt National '83. Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center: Athens, OH

"Quilt #116
(Hand Painted, Pieced and Quilted Cotton Fabric)
59" x 78"

"Quilt #147"
(Hand Painted, Pieced, Appliquéd
 and Quilted Cotton Fabric)
44" x 49"


  • American Craft Museum. New York, NY
  • Helen Allen Collection, The University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  • High Museum of Art. Atlanta, GA
  • Huntsville Museum of Art. Huntsville, AL
  • Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum. San Antonio, TX
  • Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Washington, DC


  • Bank of America. Atlanta, GA
  • Bank of San Antonio. San Antonio, TX
  • Benton and Boles. New York, NY
  • Cullinet Software. Boston, MA
  • Fidelity Financial Services. Atlanta, MA
  • Home Box Office. Atlanta, GA
  • Long, Aldridge and Norman. Atlanta, GA
  • BBDO. Atlanta, GA
  • IBM Corporation. Atlanta, GA
  • Jack Lenor Larsen, Inc. New York, NY
  • Levi Strauss and Company. San Francisco, CA
  • MCI Communications Corporation. Washington, D.C.
  • Peachtree Road United Methodist Church. Atlanta, GA
  • Ropes and Gray. Boston, MA
  • San Antonio Arts Council. San Antonio, TX
  • State Street Bank and Trust Co. Boston, MA
  • The Landmarks Group, Atlanta, GA
  • Troutman Saunders. Atlanta, GA
  • Waltron, Ltd. Somerville, NJ

"Majolica Pot"
(Majolica Glazed Ceramic)
16" Height


  • 1991 QUILTS & COLLAGES. Connell Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • 1990 QUILT CONSTRUCTIONS. The Joanne Rapp Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
  • 1990 MASTERWORKS. Connell Gallery / Great American Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • 1987 ART QUILTS & SEWN PAPER. Great American Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • 1986 CONTEMPORARY QUILTS and SEWN PAPER. Great American Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • 1984 PAMELA STUDSTILL, QUILTS & PAINTINGS. Southwest Craft Center, San Antonio, TX


  • Upcoming: March 12 – July 29, 2004 The Renwick Invitational: Six Texans in Craft Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.
  • 2000 INTERSECTIONS.  The San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles,  California.
  • 2000 UNIQUELY TEXAS ICONS.  The New Braunfels Museum of Art.  Texas.
  • 1998 DRESSED IN COLORFUL DREAMS * Fiber, Furniture, Fabric. (Three Person Exhibition). Connell Gallery, Atlanta, GA
  • 1996 FACULTY EXHIBITION. Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN
  • 1995 STATE OF TEXAS, STATE OF THE ART QUILT. Houston Quilt Festival, Houston, TX
  • 1994 KPMG PEAT MARWICK COLLECTION OF AMERICAN CRAFT. Renwick Gallery, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC (catalog)
  • 1993-4 American Contemporary QUILTS. (Traveling Exhibition) Craft Council Gallery, London; HQ Gallery, Dublin; Shipley Gallery, Gateshead (catalog)
  • 1992-3 CONTEMPORARY QUILTS: SPIRIT OF THE 90'S. (Traveling Exhibition) Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts, MI; Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS + other venues

"Garden Bunny"
(Concrete and Tile)
28" Height
  • 1992 COLOR, LIGHT & MOTION. The Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • QUILTS NOW. Zephyr Gallery, Louisville, KY
  • 1991 QUILT NATIONAL '91. The Dairy Barn, Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center, Athens, OH (catalog)
  • 1991 STUDIO ART QUILTS - SEVEN INNOVATIVE ARTISTS. Western Carolina University: Cullowhee, NC (catalog)
  • 1990 QUILTS - THE JAMES COLLECTION. (Traveling Exhibition) Japan (catalog)
  • 1989 BELLES ARTES '89. Belles Artes Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
  • NATIONAL OBJECTS INVITATIONAL. Arkansas Arts Center Decorative Arts Museum, Little Rock, AR (catalog)
  • 1987 QUILTS - TRADITION AND INNOVATION. The Society of Art in Crafts, Pittsburgh, PA
  • ELEMENT, INFLUENCE, PATTERN. Viewpoints Gallery, Wiscasset, ME
  • CONTEMPORARY ARTS - AN EXPANDING VIEW. Monmouth Museum: Lincroft, NJ
  • 1986 THE ART QUILT. TRAVELING EXHIBITION. Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery: Los Angeles, CA
  • CRAFT TODAY - POETRY OF THE PHYSICAL. American Craft Museum, New York, NY (catalog)
  • 1985 FABRICATIONS. Missoula Museum of the Arts, Missoula, MT
  • 1984 FINE FOCUS. Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO
  • 1984 Contemporary american QUILTS. Musee-Chatean, France
  • 1983 QUILT NATIONAL '83. The Dairy Barn, Southeastern Ohio Cultural Arts Center, Athens, OH (Catalog)
  • 1982 PATTERN - AN EXHIBITION OF THE DECORATED SURFACE. American Craft Museum, New York, NY


  • The Twentieth Century's Best American Quilts, exhibition catalog, Houston Quilt Festival, 1999
  • Pamela Studstill. Surface Design Journal, Summer 1998
  • The Colorful Process of Craft. Leonard, Pamela Blume, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, April 17, 1998
  • The Art Quilt. Shaw, Robert. Hugh Lauter Levin, 1997
  • Quilts: A Living Tradition. Shaw, Robert. Hugh Lauter Levin, 1995
  • KPMG Peat Marwick Collection of American Craft, A Gift to the Renwick Gallery. exhibition catalog, National Museum of American Art, 1994
  • American Crafts: A Sourcebook for the Home. Pearson, Katherine. Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1993
  • American Contemporary Quilts. exhibition catalog. London, 1993
  • Quilter, Glass Artist Keep It Colorful. Leonard, Pamela Blume. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, October 1, 1993
  • Studio Art Quilts: Seven Innovative Artists. exhibition catalog, Western Carolina University, 1991
  • The New Quilt I. exhibition catalog. Taunton Press, 1991
  • Quilt Art: Breaking Out of the Bedroom. King, Gail. The Wall Street Journal, July 3, 1991
  • Museum Visitors Choose Quilt Purchased by HMA, Huntsville News, June 21, 1991
  • Quilts: The James Collection. exhibition catalog. Japan, 1990
  • Lone Stars. Vol.11: A Legacy of Texas Quilts. 1936 - 1986. Bresenhan, Karoline Patterson &
  • Puentes, Nancy O'Bryant. University of Texas Press. Austin, TX. 1990
  • National Objects Invitational. exhibition catalog. Arkansas Arts Center Decorative Arts Museum, 1989

  • Quilts at the End of the '80s. McMorris, Penny. Fiberarts, November/December 1989
  • Fine Stitchery. Garza, Oscar. San Antonio Light, December 11, 1988
  • With Brush and Needle. Marsh, Betsy. Creative Ideas for Living, July/August 1988
  • America's Glorious Quilts. Duke, Dennis & Harding, Deborah. Hugh Lauter Levin, 1987
  • The Quilt Revolution. Siegel, Roslyn. Town & Country, October 1987
  • Contemporary Quilts. McMorris, Penny. Diversion, November 1987
  • More Than Pleasing Piecing. Lieberman, Laura. Southern Accents, March/April 1987
  • A New Generation of Quilts. McMorris, Penny. Creative Ideas for Living, January 1987
  • Craft Today: Poetry of the Physical. exhibition catalog. New York, 1986
  • The Art Quilt. Kile, Michael & McMorris, Penny. Quilt Digest Press, 1986
  • Show Reaffirms Integrity of Quilt as Fine Art. McKenzie, Barbara. The Atlanta Constitution, February 18, 1986
  • The Quilt: New Directions for an American Tradition. exhibition catalog. 1983
  • Beyond Tradition: The Art of the Studio Quilt. James, Michael. American Craft. Feb/Mar 1985
  • Pattern. Busch, Akiko. American Craft, Oct/Nov 1982

See Also: Collaborations with Patricia Karr


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