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Thoughtful questions and comments about my artwork, teaching, and commissions are welcome. Thank you for your interest. 


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Portland, Me

Crystal Cawley is an artist who works with paper, textiles, collected objects, and re-purposed materials. 


* Solo show


Over the Clothesline: Fashion Inspired by Historic New England Photographs, Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum and Visitor Center, South Berwick, ME.

The Sartorial Self, Cove ST Arts, Portland, ME.

The Hundred Dresses Project: We Are All In This Together, The Gallery at Penn College, Williamsport, PA.

Freud on the Couch: Psyche in the Book, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY, and traveling exhibition;
Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis, MN, and San Francisco Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA.


*Crystal Cawley, Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, VT. 

Prints & Such, PrintCraft, Portland, ME.

               Reverence to the Thread, Lewis Gallery, Portland Public Library, Portland, ME.

               Industrial Maine: Our Other Landscape, Atrium Art Gallery, Lewiston, ME. 

               Focus: Printmaking, Greenhut Gallery, Portland, ME. 


 The Hundred Dresses Project, Towne Art Gallery, Wheelock College, Boston, MA. 

               MAPS II: Maine Aomori Printmaking Society, Munakata Shiko Museum, Aomori, Japan, and traveling Maine exhibition.

               Threads of History: A Contemporary Take, Maine Fiberarts, Topsham, ME.

               Create VI, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME.

               *This must take a long time, Speedwell Gallery, Portland, ME.


We Are All in This Together: The Hundred Dresses Project, Waynflete Gallery, Portland, ME.

The Portland Show, Greenhut Gallery, Portland, ME. 


Neckpieces, Maine Fiber Arts, Topsham, ME.


*Thinking Caps and Other Accessories, Owen Art Gallery, Gould Academy, Bethel, ME.

Free for All 4, SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME.


Piece Work: 2013 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME.

Dress Shop, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME.

Bookmakers’ Dozen: 13 New England Book Artists, GALLERYEHVA, Provincetown, MA.

Wish You Were Here, Drift Gallery, Wentworth Coolidge House, Portsmouth, NH.

Sixth Annual Sustainability Art Show, Portsmouth Public Library, Portsmouth, NH.

Fashionable Books and Paper Fashion, Unum Great Reading Room Gallery, USM Library, Portland, ME.

Prints: Breaking Boundaries, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Lewis Gallery, Portland Public Library, Portland, ME.


Book as Sculpture: Transforming Books into Works of Art, Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME.

In, On, Of Paper; Paper Circle Gallery, Nelsonville, OH.

Made in Medway, The Stone Mill Art Gallery, Medway, MA.

Portes, SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME, and Halim Bey Municipal Gallery, Mytilene, Greece.

Free for All 3, SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME.


The Book: A Contemporary View, Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts, Wilmington, DE.


*Protective Coloration, SPACE Gallery, window installation, Portland, ME.

International Postal Art Invitational, F Block Gallery, Bristol, England.

The Scavenger Project, Art House Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

Dress Code, Free Street Gallery, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME.


Above and Below, Greenhut Gallery, Portland, ME.

Secrets, US/UK print exchange, F Block Gallery, Bristol, England.

2nd Sheffield Artists’ Book Prize Exhibition, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, England.

Just Look at Yourself! Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME.

The Canvas Project 2, Atrium Gallery and Art House Gallery, Atlanta, GA.

Historic Interpretation: Contemporary Artists Interpret the Collection, Peabody Historical Society and Museum, Peabody, MA.

Small Works 2009, Experimental Art Gallery & Studio, Salem, MA.

Artists and Books, The Art Complex Museum, Duxbury, MA.


The New Recyclists, Whitney Artworks, Portland, ME.

Long Overdue: Book Renewal, Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA.           

Reading, Writing, and Defining, Atrium Gallery, University of Southern Maine, Lewiston-Auburn College, Lewiston, ME.           

*Books do Furnish a Room, Filament Gallery, Portland, ME.

New Natural History, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME.


(Un)contained Vessels, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY.

Misuse, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME.

Tiny, Whitney Art Works, Portland, ME.

*Time Pieces, Hunt-Cavanagh Gallery, Providence College, Providence, RI.

Body Parts, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, ME.

Marriage of True Minds: The Work of Couples, University of New England Art Gallery, Portland, ME.

Beyond Words: Artists’ Books, University Art Gallery, Sewanee: University of the South, Sewanee, TN.

Trashformations East, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH.


Under Cover: Artists’ Books, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI.

Contemporary Maine Monotypes, Chocolate Church Arts Center, Bath, ME.

Trashformations East: Copia: The American Museum for Wine, Food & the Arts, Napa, CA; and Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA.

New Acquisitions 2005, Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME.


*Artist’s Books & Other Ephemera, Alcott Gallery, UNC-Chapel Hill, NC.

Open & Shut: The Case for Artists’ Books in the 21st Century, Skillman Library, Lafayette College, Easton, PA.

30th Anniversary Artists’ Members Exhibition, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY.

The Intensive Spirit: Celebrating 22 Years of the Paper and Book Intensive, Steamboat Springs Arts Council, Steamboat Springs, CO.

Close To Home, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT.

Trashformations East, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA.


*Discards: Works on Pages, Towne Art Gallery, Wheelock College, Boston, MA.

Word and Image in the Contemporary Artist’s Book, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME.

Fiber Three, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, ME.

Toe-to-Toe & Heart-to-Heart: Two Artist Couples, Greenhut Gallery, Portland, ME.


Printed and Bound, Robert A. Peck Gallery, Central Wyoming College, Riverton, WY.

Lancaster Museum Crafts National 2003, Lancaster Museum, Lancaster, PA.

On/Of Paper, Cloyde Snook Gallery, Adams State College, Alamosa, CO.


New Directions 2002, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY.

*The House of Lost Things and Other Books, Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, Blue Mountain Lake, NY.