Quilted, embroidered and other wonderful handmade books by Donna Branch.
Donna Branch’s glass work has been exhibited in group exhibitions, galleries and museums throughout the United States, including “Spotlight, American Craft Council Southeast Region Juried Exhibition”, “The Red Clay Survey”, Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, Alabama, and Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, Montgomery, Alabama. In addition, her work is in many private collections.
She has received the honor of several Awards: from noted art critic Susan Knowles, writer for Art Papers, Number, and Sculpture; from Faith Ringgold in “Appalachian Corridors”; from Dr. Emily Hanna, Curator of Arts of Africa and the Americas, Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama; and from Paul Richelson, Assistant Director and Chief Curator, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama. Donna is a Niche Award finalist for 2012.
Several publications have featured Donna’s work including the Huntsville Times, Birmingham News, and Birmingham magazine. Her work has been featured in Southern Living magazine, HGTV Television Network and on the NPR affiliate, WBHM, radio show Tapestry. She has taught for the Birmingham Museum of Art Studios.
Although mostly self-trained as an artist, Donna received a B. S. Degree from the University of Alabama Birmingham, an M.A. degree from Birmingham Southern College. She has completed additional studies at the Studios of the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York and Penland School of Crafts, Penland, North Carolina.
Donna maintains her studio practice and resides on the generations old family farm on the Buffalo River in Summertown, Tennessee with her dogs, cat and any other animals that care to take residence.
©Donna Branch 2012