CV/Bio - Amee K. Sweet-McNamara - Soutache Jewelry Artist

EDUCATION
2007-present, New Hampshire Institute of Art, enrolled in BFA Program, majoring in Painting
2004-2007, Chester College, Chester, NH coursework toward BFA
1989, A.A. Interior Design, Newbury College, Boston, MA


CERTIFICATIONS

CKD, CKB (Certified Kitchen Designer, Certified Bath Designer-certifications awarded by the National Kitchen and Bath Association)


CURRENT POSITION

  • 2014 to present - Proprietress, Amee Runs with Scissors. Designing, creating, selling Soutache & Bead Embroidery Jewelry. Teaching and publishing books and articles about how to make Soutache & Bead Embroidery Jewelry. Running an on-line store dedicated to selling supplies for the creation of Soutache & Bead Embroidery Jewelry.
  • 1997 - 2013 Design Manager, Marketing Coordinator, Blackdog Design Build Remodel, Inc. Designing and selling residential remodeling projects, designing and coordinating advertisements and literature.


PUBLICATIONS
Books

Sweet-McNamara, Amee K. 2014. Elegant Soutache. New York: Lark - Sterling Pulishing Co., Inc.
Sweet-McNamara, Amee K. 2014. Soutache & Bead Embroidery. Wisconsin: Kalmbach Books
Sweet-McNamara, Amee K. 2012. Soutache & Bead Embroidery - Three Basic Shapes. New Jersey: The BeadSmith

Journals
Sweet-McNamara, Amee K. 2013. Soutache & Bead Embroidery - Hibiscus Pendant. Bead & Button 114: 58 - 62
Sweet-McNamara, Amee K. 2012. Techniques Workshop - Soutache Bead Embroidery - Soutastic Soutache! Bead & Button 109: 22 - 25

AWARDS
"Best in Show" - 7th Annual Art at the Library Show & Sale, Nevins Memorial Library, Methuen, MA 2008 
"1st Place - Oil" - 8th Annul Art at the Library Show & Sale, Nevins Memorial Library, Methuen, MA 2009
"Most Creative Use of Beads" - 79th Annual League of NH Craftsman's Fair - Craftwear - Sunapee, NH 2012

EXHIBITIONS
7th Annual Art at the Library Show & Sale, Nevins Memorial Library, Methuen, MA 2008 
8th Annual Art at the Library Show & Sale, Nevins Memorial Library, Methuen, MA 2009


MEMBERSHIPS
National Kitchen & Bath Association
Arts Institute Group of the Merrimack Valley, Inc.
League of New Hampshire Craftsmen