Strother began her teaching career in Baltimore Maryland at The Institute of Notre Dame. She and her husband Bob moved to Greenville in 1974 to work for the Greenville County School District. It was during her tenure with the district that Strother had the opportunity to experience teaching children at all grade levels, including kindergarten through grade twelve. Strother was named Secondary Art Educator of the Year by the South Carolina Art Education Association in 1982, and in 1986 she was selected Teacher of the Year by her colleagues at Wade Hampton High School. Strother has served as an assessment specialist for the College Board's Advanced Placement Studio Art Program and for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Strother has been recognized for her accomplishments in Who's Who Among America's Teachers. In 2003 Strother began teaching courses in Art Education and Book Arts at Furman University.

Strother has been a professional bookbinder and restorer of Bibles and fine books for the past 30 years. Her hand bindery under the name of Strother Bookbinding is located in Greenville.

Name Title Description

ART-202

Book Arts

Exploring book arts as a form of creative expression. Traditional and nontraditional binding methods will enable students to develop new skills and to adapt them into a personal statement.

ART-240

Art Ed for Elem School Tchrs

Enrollment limited to junior and senior education majors. Introduction to art education and a child's development in art. Emphasis on a variety of hands-on processes with appropriate teaching methods. Does not contribute to the art major.

Selected Exhibitions and Honors - Juried and Invitational:

  • First Annual Southeastern Guild of Book Workers Juried Exhibition, BookWorks Gallery, Asheville, NC, 2013
  • Bind-O-Rama 2012 Online Juried Exhibition – The Bone Folder, The Book Arts Web, 2012
  • One Book, Many Interpretations, National Juried Exhibition, Chicago Public Library, Chicago Illinois, 2011-2012 First Place Award in Book Category
  • Interactive Artifact, Invitational Book Arts Exhibition, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, Colorado, 2011
  • Bookopolis National Juried Exhibition, BookWorks Gallery, Asheville, NC, 2010
  • Book Artist Invitational with Dolph Smith, Penland Gallery, Penland Craft, 2010
  • Trillium Gallery, Melange Invitational, showing with two other artists, 2009
  • Guild of Book Workers, Marking Time, National Touring Juried Exhibition, 2009-2011
  • Southeast Association of Book Arts, National Juried Exhibition, University of South Carolina, McMaster Gallery, 2009

Collections:

  • Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago, Illinois
  • Governor's Palace, Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Oconee County Library, Walhalla, South Carolina
  • Frostburg State University, Frostburg, Maryland
  • Jim and Sharon Campbell, Travelers Rest, South Carolina
  • Michael Brodeur, Greenville, South Carolina

Publications:

  • 1000 Artists’ Books, Exploring the BOOK as ART, by Sandra Salamony with Peter and Donna Thomas, Quarry Books, 2012
  • Exhibition Catalog, One Book, Many Interpretations, Chicago Public Library, Chicago, Illinois, 2011
  • Exhibition Catalog, The Celebration of the Book, McMaster Gallery, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, 2011
  • Exhibition Catalog, Interactive Artifact, Abecedarian Gallery, Denver, Colorado, 2011
  • Exhibition Catalog, Bookopolis National Exhibition, Avheville, NC, 2010
  • Exhibition Catalog, Marking Time, The Guild of Book Workers, New York, NY, 2009
Education
M.F.A.
Maryland Institute College of Art
B.S.
Frostburg State College

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