Salley Mavor


1975-1978: Rhode Island School of Design, BFA Illustration
1973-1975: Syracuse University, Printmaking Dept.

Solo Exhibitions:

  • 2023 – Bedtime Stitches, Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Art Museum, La Conner, WA
  • 2022 – What a Relief: The Art of Salley Mavor, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, ME
    Bedtime Stitches, International Quilt Museum, Lincoln, NE
    Bedtime Stitches, Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County, Moorhead, MN
  • 2021 – Social Fabric, Upcountry History Museum, Greenville, SC
    Bedtime Stitches, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, IL
  • 2020 – Bedtime Stitches, Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA
  • 2019 – Once Upon a Stitch, Cape Cod Museum of Art
    Liberty and Justice: The Sweet to Satirical Art of Salley Mavor,
    Cotuit Center for the Arts
  • 2018 – Liberty and Justice: The Sweet to Satirical Art of Salley Mavor
    NE Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA
  • 2017 – Salley Mavor: 25 Years of Picture Books, Falmouth Art Center, Falmouth, MA
  • 2016 – Intertwined: Needle Art of Salley Mavor, Bristol Art Museum, Bristol, RI
  • 2014 – Salley Mavor: Expressions in Stitches, Museums on the Green,
    Falmouth, MA
  • 2011 – Salley Mavor: Sewn Stories, Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro, VT
  • 2008 – Rhymes with Stitches, Highfield Hall, Falmouth, MA
  • 2007 – The Cow jumped Over the Moon, Thomas Dodd Center, UConn, Storrs
  • 2002 – In the Heart, Thomas J. Dodd Center, UConn, Storrs, CT
  • 1999 – The Storyteller, Muscatine Art Center, Muscatine, Iowa
  • 1997 – Poetic Sampler, Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit MA
  • 1995 – Baa’s Relief, Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA
    Mary Had a Little Lamb, Worcester Craft Center Worcester, MA
  • 1982 – What a Relief, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA

Pocketful of Posies Touring Exhibit – 2010 – 2015

Highfield Hall, Falmouth, MA; Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA;  Cape Cod Children’s Museum, Mashpee, MA; Muscatine Art Center, Muscatine, Iowa; Thomas Dodd Center, UConn, Storrs, CT; Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro, VT; Mashpee Public Library, Mashpee MA; Mahopac Public Library, Mahopac, NY; Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Sturgis Public Library, Barnstable, MA; Foothills Arts Council, Elkin, NC; Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, Mt. Vernon, IL;  Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature, Henry Madden Library, California State University, Fresno, CA; Plymouth Antiquarian Society’s Hedge House Museum, Plymouth, MA; New England Quilt Museum, Lowell MA; Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA; Gallery 65 on William, New Bedford, MA; Cotuit Library, Cotuit MA; Lexington Public Library, Lexington, KY; Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, MA; Newton Free Library, Newton, MA, Bel Air Library, Bel Air, MD, Upcountry History Museum, Greenville, SC.

Group Exhibitions:

  • 2019 – The Art of Cute, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, ME
    Migration, Imago Foundation for the Arts, Warren, RI
  • 2018 – Twisted, Twined and Woven: Contemporary Fiber Art
    Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA
  • 2017 – Pathfinders: New Territories, Southern Utah Museum of Art
    Global Murmurs, Experience Fiber Art, Rochester, NY
  • 2016 – Shaping Lives: The Transformative Art of the Figure, Reece Museum,
    ETSU, Johnson City, TN
    Fiber Innovations II, Parker Cultural, Arts and Events Center, Parker, CO
  • 2015 – Fairy Houses of Highfield Hall, curator and exhibitor, Highfield Hall, Falmouth, MA
      Fiberworks Plus, Cahoon Museum, Cotuit, MA
  • 2014 – Art in Embassies Program, Baku, Azerbaijan
    Portals and Passageways: Environmental Sculpture Exhibit
    Highfield Hall, Falmouth, MA
    Fiber in the Present Tense, Artworks!, New Bedford, MA
  • 2013 – Innovations in Fiber Art VI, Sebastopol Center for the Arts
    New Legacies: Contemporary Art Quilts, Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO
    Fantastic Fibers, The Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY
  • 2012 – Told and Retold: Picture Book Artists from Studio Goodwin Sturges
    Art Institute of Chicago
    Intimate Woods: A Celebration of Beebe Woods, Highfield Hall, Falmouth, MA
    Picture This! Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA
    RISD Icons: A Legacy of Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design
  • 2010 – The Original Art Touring Exhibit, Society of Illustrators, New York, N.Y.
  • 2009 – Imagination!: The World of Children’s Book Illustrators
    University of R.I., Providence., RI
  • 2006 – Folks in Fiber, Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA
  • 2005 – Drawn to Stories, ArtWorks!, New Bedford, MA
  • 2003 – Art & Literacy Exhibit, Univ. of Rhode Island
  • 2002 – Still Playing With Dolls, Arlington Center for the Arts, Arlington, MA
  • 2001 – Textile Learning Center presents Book Art, American Textile History Museum
    Fantastic Fibers, The Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, KY
  • 1999 – Made in Massachusetts, The Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA
  • 1998 – Family and Friends: Picture Books from Studio Goodwin-Sturges
    Art Institute of Chicago
    Beyond Once Upon a Time: A Celebration of Contemporary Children’s
    Book Illustration, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT
  • 1997 – Telling Stories with Pictures: The Art of Children’s Book Illustration
    DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA
  • 1996 – Tales Galore-The Fine Art of Children’s Books
    New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT
    The Visible Narrative, Higgins Art Gallery, Cape Cod Community College
  • 1995 – Old Meets New-Sampler Art, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
    Fantastic Fibers, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah, Kentucky
  • 1994 – DMC- International Embroidery Exhibit, traveling exhibit, Japan
  • 1992 – Celebrating the Stitch, traveling exhibit
  • 1986 – New Images in the Folk Tradition, Sharon Arts Center, Sharon, NH
    Needle Expressions ’86, The Athenaeum, Alexandria, VA

Published Books:

  • 2020 MY BED: Enchanting Ways to Fall Asleep around the World, Houghtom Mifflin
  • 2015 Felt Wee Folk : New Adventures, C&T Publishing
  • 2010 Pocketful of Posies, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co.
  • 2006 Wee Willie Winkie, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co.
  • 2006 Jack and Jill, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co.
  • 2005 hey, Diddle Diddle, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co.
  • 2005 Mary Had a Little Lamb, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co.
  • 2003 Felt Wee Folk: Enchanting Projects, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Co.
  • 2001 In the heart, HarperCollins
  • 1999 The Hollyhock Wall, Candlewick press
  • 1997 You and Me, Poems of Friendship, Orchard Books
  • 1995 Mary Had a Little Lamb, orchard Books
  • 1993 Come to My Party, MacMillan Pub. Co.
  • 1991 The Way Home, MacMillan Pub. Co.


2011 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for picture book illustration
2011 SCBWI Golden Kite Award for picture book illustration
2003 Juror’s Choice Award, New Legacies: Art Quilts
2003 Foreward Magazine Book of the Year Award, Gold for crafts and hobbies