Trudi Van Dyke

Trudi Van Dyke has worked with the New Image Artists for over 15 years. As curator she continues to cultivate opportunities for exhibitions, develops application materials and essays to accompany catalogs and press materials. In addition, she oversees the coordination of booked exhibitions with gallery sites.

Independent Curator/Consultant/Juror 2000-current.

National fine arts and crafts juror; specializing in contemporary fine craft
Development of exhibition opportunities for artists by searching and matching clients   with curators/ competitions/profit and non profit galleries
Conference speaker on marketing, fine craft trends, and adaptive use of facilities
Independently curating national and international exhibitions
Free-lance writing – currently contributing to Fiber Art Now, The National Basketry Organization, Studio Art Quilt Association Quarterly and Elan Magazine

Additional Professional Experience

Director, Torpedo Factory Art Center,  Alexandria, VA. 2004-2006
Responsible for the day-to-day operation of an internationally renowned art center which hosts 800,000 visitors per year.  It consists of 85 individual artist studios, 5 galleries, 2 workshops, The Art League School and the City of Alexandria Archaeology Museum. Facilitated and hosted the first national conference on how to start an art center.

Director and curator, Ellipse Arts Center, Arlington County Cultural Affairs Division, Arlington, VA.  1996-2004
Responsible for the development and coordination of all phases of six exhibitions per year at the Ellipse Arts Center (a 5,000 square foot public visual arts gallery) from inception to reception, including budgetary, educational and programming components.   Successfully doubled attendance with creative programming that emphasized fine craft through collaborations with the Kennedy Center and the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Adjunct Professor, George Mason University, Fairfax, Va., Master of Arts Management Curriculum


Selected Curatorial Experience

2017  Land, Sea and Air, Black Rock Center, Germantown, MD
2017  Paper with Attitude, Wayne Gallery, Waynesboro, VA
2017  Pairs: Work by New Image Artists, Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA
2016  Eclectic: Virginia Quilt Museum, Harrisonburg, VA.
2015  Skeeter Schied, New Paintings, 7 East Gallery, Woodstock, VA
2015  Somewhere Else, (contemporary fiber artists), Waddell Gallery, Loudon County, VA
2014  Exploring Fiber, Ernst Gallery, Annandale, VA
2014  Coast to Coast, Vis Arts Gallery, CA
2014  Into the Woods, Rawls Museum, Courtland, VA
2012  Pam Rogers: New Work; Tyler Gallery, NOVA, Alexandria, VA
2010  Abstract Realities; District of Columbia Art Center, Washington, DC
2010  Greenspiration: Lorton Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA
2011  Defining Abstracts: Cultural Arts Center, Suffolk, VA 
2010  Yard Art: Art at the Yard: Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA
2009  Personal Armor: Artist concepts of aprons, Suffolk Museum, Suffolk, VA
2009  Paper with Attitude:  Vulcan Gallery, Lorton, VA 
2008  Contemporary Fiber: Marymount University, Arlington, VA
2008  Expressions in Turned Wood: Arlington, VA
2007  Women of Steel & Men of Cloth, Curated Sculptural Exhibition of 40 artists, Suffolk Museum, Suffolk, VA
2007  Richard Dana: Abstract Solo Exhibition; Barry Gallery, Marymount University, Arlington, VA
2007  Myths and Near Myths: Multimedia fiber , Black Rock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD
2004  Aachen Meets Arlington: International exhibition, Ludwig Forum for International Kunst, Aachen, Germany
2004  Weaving: Multiple Dimensions, Curated sculptural exhibition in all media, Eleven-Eleven Sculpture Gallery, Washington DC
2003  The Embassy of Israel: Invitation exhibit of Israeli Artists, Washington, DC
2002  All Dolled Up: Fine Craft inspired by the shapes and symbolism of dolls, (traveling exhibition which has shown at 4 sites since opening in 2002 at the Suffolk Museum in Suffolk, VA.)
2002  Branching Out: Contemporary Wood Turning, Ellipse Art Center, Arlington, VA
2000  Way Off the Rack: Sculptural Costume, Ellipse Art Center, Arlington, VA
2002  The Art of Glass, Ellipse Art Center, Arlington, VA
1998  Passages: Artsites, Multi site biennial, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC


Selected Arts Festivals and Fine Crafts Juror

2017  Festival of the Arts, Tempe, AZ
2017  Art on the Square, Bellevue, IL
2016  Fine Arts Festival, St Louis, MO
2017  Colored Pencil Society of America, International Mixed Media exhibition, online
2016  Smithsonian Institution Women’s Committee- Wood Art Award; Washington, DC
2015  Artful Dimensions, Fredericksburg, VA
2014  Fine Arts Festival, Guilford CT. 
2010-2016  Studio Tour , Charlottesville, VA
2014  Studio Art Quilt Assoc., National Juror, & convention speaker; Alexandria, VA
2010  Gasparilla Festival of the Arts, Tampa, FL 
2010  Festival of the Masters, Downtown Disney, Orlando, FL
2009  Innovations in Fiber Art, Black Rock Center for the Arts, Germantown, MD
2009  Cherry Creek Fine Arts Festival, Denver, CO
2008  National Capital Glass Guild, Alexandria, VA
2008  Washington Woodturners, Lorton VA
2007  Fall Festival of the Arts, Waynesboro, VA
2002, 2007  Art Harvest 2002, Dunedin, FL 
2007  Art Guild Award Juror, Springfield VA
2007  Northern Virginia Photographic Society, Reston, VA
2016  Masks, Visages and Veils, National Competition; Artisans Center of VA, Greenville, VA
2016  Three Rivers Art Festival; (National) Pittsburgh, PA
2005  NICHE Awards; American Style Magazine
2005  Washington Craft Show, Washington DC
2004  D’Art Center, Norfolk, VA
2004  7th Annual National Exhibition, Gallery West, Alexandria, VA
2004  Apex Gallery, Fiber- National Exhibition, Washington, DC 
2003,2005  Maitland Rotary Arts Festival, Maitland, FL
2002  Winter Park Autumn Arts Festival, Winter Park, FL
2001  New River Art 01, Regional exhibit, Pulaski, VA
2001  Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD
1999  Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts, MD, National Exhibition
Niche Awards, The Rosen Group, Baltimore, MD
National PTA student art awards