Jill Heir

Since the beginning of my second career in art, I have worked hard to perfect my weaving, sculpture and woodworking skills.  I gather much of my inspiration from the environment and my adventures through other cultures around the world. Even though I create primarily for myself, my work has been well received by buyers and critics alike; a fact I do not take lightly.  It has been the realization of a dream to participate in the top shows in America and a tremendous honor to have my work featured by The Smithsonian and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Honors & Shows, to date:

2021 Philadelphia Museum of Art

2021 The Smithsonian Craft Show

2020 Philadelphia Museum of Art

2020 The Smithsonian Craft Show

2020 National Basketry Organization, Members in                  Print 2, Juried Exhibition

2019 Philadelphia Museum of Art

2019 Philadelphia Guild of Craftsmen, Benchmark                    Award, Resolved Design

2019 Philadelphia Guild of Craftsmen, Master Artisan              status

2018 Goggleworks, Reading, PA - First

2017 Rochester Memorial Art Gallery - First                                basketweaver

2016 Rochester Museum & Science Center -                                First weaver

2016 Art in the Gardens, First place, Judge's Award,                Sonnenburg, NY

2015 Art in the Gardens, First place, Judge's Award,                Sonnenburg, NY

2015 Judge's Merit Award

          (1 of 10 awarded out of 425+ artists)

          Clothesline Festival, Rochester, NY

2012 Chestnut Hill, PA - Second, Crafts division