Wood, Margaret 1950-

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WOOD, Margaret 1950-

PERSONAL: Born January 23, 1950, in Parker, AZ; married; children: two sons. Education: Arizona State University, B.A., 1971; University of Denver, M.A., 1973.

ADDRESSES: Offıce—Native American Fashions, Inc., P.O. Box 44802, Phoenix, AZ 85064.

CAREER: Schoolteacher for Window Rock School District, 1971-72; Navajo Community College, director of library services, 1973-74; librarian in Phoenix, AZ, 1975-78; Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ, intern and lecturer, 1986; Native American Fashions, Inc., owner. Waverly Fabric Corp., lecturer, 1986. Atlatl (service organization for Native American arts), volunteer executive director, 1990-92; education consultant. Textile artist, with work collected at Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian; Exhibitions: Held solo exhibition at MARS Artspace, Phoenix, AZ; work included in group shows across the United States, including exhibitions at American Indian Community House Gallery and Museum, New York, NY, Hand and the Spirit, Mesa Southwest Museum, California Craft Museum, and Hunter Museum of Art, Chattanooga, TN.

AWARDS, HONORS: Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair Market, award for best of quilting division, 1993.


Native American Fashions: Adaptations of Traditional Designs, Van Nostrand Reinhold (New York, NY), 1981, 2nd revised edition, Native American Fashions, Inc. (Phoenix, AZ), 1997.

Contributor to periodicals, including Akwe:kon Journal.



St. James Guide to Native North American Artists, St. James Press (Detroit, MI), 1998, pp. 635-636.


Blair & Ketchum's Country Journal, June, 1982, Lee Pennock Huntington, review of Native American Fashions: Adaptations of Traditional Designs, p. 89.

Library Journal, December 1, 1981, review of Native American Fashions, p. 2306.

Native Peoples, Volume 9, number 2, 1996, "In Profile: Margaret Wood."

PHX Downtown, February, 1993, "Alter-Native: Offerings to Our Heritage."

Publishers Weekly, November 20, 1981, Sybil Steinberg, review of Native American Fashions, p. 51.

Santa Fe New Mexican, July 2, 1993, "Margaret Wood's Quilts, Soft Sculptures Open New Show."*