Jean Poythress Koon
Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Tennessee and is a retired Culinary Arts teacher. She and her husband live in Morattico, Virginia, a small fishing village on the Chesapeake Bay.
Teaching experiences include: Columbia Basin Basketry Guildʼs Tidal Weavings, Rockaway Beach, Oregon, Guilders Weave Tidewater Basketry Guild, Norfolk, Va, Greater Fall River Art Association, John C. Campbell Folk School, North House Folk School, Porcupine Mountains Folk School, Association of Michigan Basket Makers’ Annual Convention, Spring Retreat , Central Pa. Basket Weavers’ Guild, Hanover Pa. Road Scholar Basketry classes at Chincoteague Field Station, Wallops Island, Va. Pocosin Center for the Arts, Columbia NC
Her work has been featured in nationally and internationally juried exhibitions including : Handweavers Guild of America Small Expressions 2014, 2015, 2017, Convergence 2014 and 2016, Handweavers Guild of American – Third Place at Convergence 2016, New Dimensions, Blue Door Galleryʼs NEW WEAVES: Sculptural Basketry, Hilton Head Art Leagueʼs Fine Art Craft Exhibition 2013, Honorable Mention, Hilton Head Art Leagueʼs Fine Art Craft Exhibition 2014. Honorable Mention, 2016 First Place. National Park Service and Bowers Center for the Artsʼs More than a Mountain:
Celebrating the Land and Community of The Peaks of Otter, Honorable Mention , Ward Museum of Waterfowl Artʼs Basketry: Traditions Interwoven, Fiber Arts Now’s Excellence in Fiber 2016 and Excellence in Fiber Exhibition at the New Bedford Art Museum, Excellence in Fiber 2017