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Employment in the arts

Teaching: Book Arts

Penland School of Crafts, Visiting Artist, Penland, NC: 2011

North Cove Elementary, Mountain Arts Program Artist in Residence, Marion, NC: 2011

Private Workshops and Monthly Book Sewing Circle, A. Fain Books Studio, Asheville, NC: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC: 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013

Folk Art Center, Demonstrator, Asheville, NC: 2010

Asheville Bookworks, Asheville, NC: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Augusta Heritage Center, Augusta, WV: 2010, 2011

Jacksonville Center for the Arts, Floyd VA: 2009

Kanuga Conference Center, Book Arts Instructor, Hendersonville, NC: 2008, 2009, 2010

John C. Campbell Folkschool, Watercolor Painting, Studio Assistant, Brasstown, NC 2009

Brevard Middle School, Artist in Residence, Brevard, NC: 2009

Pinewoods, American Music and Dance Week, Book Arts Workshop, Plymouth, MA: 2008, 2015

Brevard Middle School, WNC Arts Council’s Mountain Arts Program, Western North Carolina Arts Council, Artist in Residence, Brevard, NC: 2008

Transylvania Arts Council, Instructor, Brevard, NC: 2008

Penland School of Craft, Studio Assistant, Penland, NC: 2007

Transylvania Arts Guild, Demonstration, Brevard, NC: 2006

Mpress Cards and Ecclectica, Retail, Asheville, NC: 2006

Organic Growers School Conference, Children’s Program, Asheville, NC: 2006

Teaching and Performance: Traditional Music & Dance

Western Carolina University, Mountain Heritage Center Concert Series, Blue Eyed Girl, Cullowhee, NC: 2011

White Horse Tavern, Blue Eyed Girl, Black Mountain, NC: 2011

Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival, Green Grass Cloggers, Pittsboro, NC: 2011

Western Carolina University, Mountain Heritage Day, Blue Eyed Girl, Cullowhee, NC: 2011

Nantahala Outdoor Center, Fall Festival, Blue Eyed Girl, Nantahala, NC: 2011

WCQS, Live w/ Blue Eyed Girl, Asheville, NC: 2011

John C Campbell Folkschool, Continuing Banjo, Brasstown, NC: 2011

Stechoa Valley Cultural Arts Center, Blue Eyed Girl, Robinsville, NC: 2011

Timber Ridge, Adult & Family Week, Clogging & Northwest Morris,  Wytheville, VA: 2011

Merle Fest, Green Grass Cloggers, Wilkesboro, NC: 2011

Saturday Night Dance, John C. Campbell Folkschool, Blue Eyed Girl, Brasstown, NC: 2008, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016

Friday Night Concert Series, John C. Campbell Folkschool, Blue Eyed Girl, Brasstown, NC: 2008, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016

Freight Hoppers with Green Grass Cloggers, Grey Eagle, Asheville, NC: 2011

Synergy Story Slam Winner, Magnetic Field, Asheville, NC: 2011

Camp Blue Bird, Liden Sisters, Flat Rock, NC: 2011

John C. Campbell Folk School, Waltz Clog Instructor, Brasstown, NC: 2010, 2015

Historic Jonesborough Dance Society, Blue Eyed Girl, Jonesborough, TN: 2010

Reuter Center, Blue Eyed Girl, Asheville, NC: 2010

Mars Hill University, Liden Sisters, Mars Hill, NC: 2010

Western Carolina University, Chocolate Drops with Green Grass Cloggers, Cullowhee, NC: 2010

Shindig on the Green, Green Grass Cloggers, Asheville, NC: 2010

Pinewoods, American Music and Dance Week, Clawhammer Banjo & Clogging, Plymouth, MA: 2010, 2015

Gennetines, Appalachian Clogging Instructor, Ida Red, Moulin, France: 2010

Trouble in Mind, Recorded with Ida Red Trio, Ardeche, France: 2010

Festival du Gaboulet, Appalachian Clogging Instructor, Ida Red, la Motte en Provence, France: 2010

Boulegan a l’Ostal Festival, Ida Red, St. Jean du Gard, France: 2010

School Program, Intro to Appalachian Music, Sayan, France: 2010

Southern Highland Craft Fair, Blue Eyed Girl, Asheville, NC: 2009, 2010, 2011

Harvest Moon Folk Society, Blue Eyed Girl, River Falls, SC: 2009, 2011

Green Grass Cloggers, Asheville, NC: 2009-2011

Apple Barn, Blue Eyed Girl, Boone, NC: 2009, 2010, 2011

Appalachian State University, Blue Eyed Girl, Boone, NC: 2009, 2010, 2011

Old Farmer’s Ball, Blue Eyed Girl, Asheville, NC: 2008, 2009, 2010

West Asheville World Music Community Choir, Asheville, NC: 2009

Biltmore Estate, Blue Eyed Girl, Asheville, NC: 2008-2011

Kanuga Conference Center, Blue Eyed Girl, Hendersonville, NC: 2008-2011

Folk Art Center, Heritage Day, Blue Eyed Girl, Asheville, NC: 2008-2011

Private Banjo Lessons, WNC: 2004-Present

Fall Festival, John C. Campbell Folkschool, Brasstown, NC: 2004-2010

University of NC Asheville, Blue Eyed Girl, Asheville, NC: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010

John C. Campbell Folkschool, Appalachian Clogging, 2009, 2010, 2016

John C. Campbell Folkschool, Beginning Clawhammer Banjo, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Member of Loafer’s Glory, North West Morris Dance, Asheville, NC: 2005-2009

Other Employment:

John C. Campbell Folk School, Music & Dance Coordinator, Brasstown, NC: 2013-Present

Light of Day Bindery, Book Restoration with Dea Sasso, Asheville, NC: 2008, 2009

Fain House: Sole Proprietor, Asheville, NC: 2004-Present

Malaprops Bookstore, Bookseller, Asheville, NC: 2006-2007

John C. Campbell Folk School, Administrative Assistant, Brasstown, NC: 2003

John C. Campbell Folk School, Little/Middle Folk School, Sole Coordinator, Brasstown, NC: 2003

Production Weaver/Apprentice, Brasstown, NC: 1992-2001

Exhibitions/Shows/Collections:

Mother/Daughter Show, Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC: 2014

Solo Show, Early Girl Eatery, Asheville, NC: 2014

Celebration of the Book, Southeast Association for Book Arts Exhibition, Columbia, SC: 2011

Women in the Arts, Blue Ridge Community College, Flat Rock, NC: 2011

Julie Covington & Annie Fain Liden, Clingman Café, Asheville, NC: 2011

Works in Watercolor and Wax, Annie Fain Liden & Georgia Smith, Early Girl Eatery, Asheville, NC: 2011

Book Opolis, Asheville Bookworks, Asheville NC: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Southern Highland Craft Guild, Exhibitor, Asheville, NC: 2009

Two-Artist Exhibition: “Narrative”, Annie Fain Liden & Elizabeth Garlington, Art on Depot, Waynesville, NC: 2009

Appalachian Regional Commission, Southern Highland Craft Guild, Washington DC: 2009, 2010

The Legacy Continues: New Members Exhibition, Southern Highland Craft Guild, Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC: 2009

Wedding Festivals, Asheville, NC: 2009

Hope Cancer Center, Two-Artist Exhibition, Asheville, NC: 2007

Fine Art Museum, Western Carolina University, Permanent Collection, Cullowhee NC: 2007

Design Gallery, Roots & Wings: Annual Slow Book Salon Exhibition, Design Gallery, Burnsville, NC: 2007

Dictionary Project, Brickbottom Gallery, Boston, MA: 2006

Gallery and Retail Representation

Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC: 2014 to Present

Parkway Craft Center, Blowing Rock, NC: 2014 to Present

Elementality, Asheville, NC: 2014

City Lights Bookstore, Sylva, NC: 2013 to Present

Blue Moon Elise, Murphy, NC: 2013-Present

Charel Papeterie et Carterie, Lamastre, France: 2011-2013

L’Arbre a Feuilles; Papetrie et Librarie, Lamastre, France: 2011-2013

Malaprops Bookstore, Asheville, NC: 2011- Present

Etsy, Fain House, www.etsy.com/shop/fainhouse, 2008 – Present

Yarn Circle, Murphy, NC: 2006-2016

Nest Organics, Asheville, NC: 2007- 2011

Asheville Bookworks, Asheville, NC: 2007 – 2014

Bluewood Gallery, Brevard, NC: 2007-2008

Grovewood Gallery, Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC: 2006- 2007

Mpress Cards and Ecclectica, Asheville, NC: 2006

Readers Corner, Asheville, NC: 2006

Diggin Art, Asheville, NC: 2004- 2007

Publications/Publicity

Eco Books: Inventive Projects from the Recycling Bin, Lark Books 2009, article & images, pgs. 101-103

Art Seen Asheville, Local Cable Channel Episode: Needles, Produced byUrsula Gullow, www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVUjRp61kWM, Asheville NC: 2008

Artful Storybooks, Collaboration with Susan McBride, Lark Books 2008, pgs. 104-111

Laurel of Asheville, Featured Artist, March 2006

When It Rains in Carolina, Kevin McGuire, East End Press, Illustrations: 2005

Education

Nordjyllands Idraetshojskole (North Jutland Folk School), Bronderslev, Denmark: 2003

Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, Scotland: 2001

University of North Carolina at Asheville, B.A. in History: Appalachian Studies and Folklore, Summa Cum Laude, Asheville NC: 1998-2003

Personal/Professional Development

John C. Campbell Folk School, Old-Time Fiddle Week w/ Bruce Greene, Brasstown, NC: 2016

John C. Campbell Folk School, Quilt Making, Brasstown, NC: 2015

French Language Intensvie, Cavalim, Vichy, France: 2010

Light of Day Bindery, Book Restoration Apprenticeship with Dea Sasso, Asheville, NC: 2008, 2009

Women’s Business Conference, Mountain Biz Works, Asheville, NC: 2006, 2008, 2009

AB Tech, French Language I, Asheville, NC: 2009

John C. Campbell Folk School, Silk Papermaking, Brasstown, NC: 2008

AB Tech, Book Restoration with Dea Sasso, Asheville, NC: 2008

Interlude Editions, Board of Directors, Asheville Bookworks, Asheville, NC: 2007, 2008, 2009

Mountain Biz Works, Quickbooks, Asheville, NC: 2006

Mountain Biz Works, Marketing Mentorship, Asheville, NC: 2005

Mountain Biz Works, Foundations Program, Asheville, NC: 2004

Penland School of Crafts, Book and Paper Arts Concentration with Julie Leonard and Anne Marie Kennedy, Penland, NC: 2003

Penland School of Craft, Nature’s Patterns and Packages with Annie Silverman, Penland, NC: 2002

John C. Campbell Folk School, Photography, Book Arts, Weaving, Thread Art Brasstown, NC: 1997, 2000, 2002

Penland School of Crafts, Textile Surface Design, Penland, NC: 1999

Study and Travel Abroad:

France: 2010, 2011, 2012-2013

Denmark: 2002

Scotland: 2001

Scholarships/Residencies/Other

Upcoming Craftsperson Scholarship, Southern Highland Craft Guild: 2003

Western North Carolina Leadership Scholar, UNC Asheville, Asheville, NC: 1998-2001

Professional Affiliation

Southern Highland Craft Guild Member, Mixed Media, Asheville, NC: 2008 – Present

Asheville Bookworks, Co-op Member, Asheville, NC: 2008, 2009, 2010, Present

Mountain Biz Works Alumni and Member, Asheville, NC: 2004-2010