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Therese May has a Bachelor of Arts degree in painting as well as a Master of Arts degree in design, emphasis on the art quilt. She has been making art quilts since 1965 and has exhibited throughout the U.S., Europe and Japan. Her works have been shown at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C., as well as at the Louvre in Paris, France. She recieved the Most Innovative Use of Medium Award in Quilt National '85, and the Quilts Japan Prize in Quilt National '95. Her work is published in numerous books and magazines including The Art Quilt and America's Glorious Quilts. She has appeared on the television show, "Simply Quilts." She was commissioned in 1991 and 1992 to do two 14'x14' quilts for the San Jose Convention Center in California. Therese's Art Quilts and her paintings are included in public and private collections. She has taught at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, the Cleveland Institute of Art, Cabrillo College, UC Santa Cruz, Dept. of Art & Design, University of Minnesota Split Rock Arts Program, as well as for many quilt guilds. Therese May's 1969 quilt "Therese" was selected by The Alliance for American Quilts, the American Quilt Study Group, the International Quilt Association, and the National Quilting Association, as one of the 100 best American quilts of the 20th Century. Therese May has been part of the San Jose art community for the past 37 years and has participated in all but two of the Silicon Valley Open Studios. The focus of Therese's work is transformational healing. Her work is centered on wholeness, integration, and creativity through art and the quilt-making process. She is available to teach workshops for groups as well as for individual one on one sessions.