Billie Jean Theide
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Billie Theide holds a MFA from Indiana University in Bloomington and a BFA from Drake University in Des Moines. She is the recipient of a Visual Arts Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and five Artists Fellowship Grants from the Illinois Arts Council. Her creative work has been included in over four hundred invitational, competitive, group, and one-person exhibitions. Billie Theide's work is in the permanent collections of the Muzeum w Walbrzychu in Walbrzych, Poland; Muzeum Miejskie we Wroclawiu in Wroclaw, Poland; Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC; Museum of Arts & Design in New York; de Young Fine Arts Museum in San Francisco: Evansville Museum of Art in Indiana; Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, Czech Republic; Panevezys Civic Art Gallery in Panevezys, Lithuania; Sonny and Gloria Kamm Collection in Los Angeles; and Sanford M. and Diane Besser Collection in Santa Fe. She is a Distinguished Member and Past-President of the Society of North American Goldsmiths. Billie Theide is Professor of Art and Chair of Crafts and Metal at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Fellowship and Assistantship Funding | MFA in Metal at the University of Illinois

Posted on October 7, 2012 at 1:35pm 0 Comments

Fellowship and Assistantship Funding
Metal Program School of Art + Design
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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At 4:14pm on December 9, 2013, Louise Perrone said…

Hi Billie

just noticed your message from ages ago! I loved meeting you too - hope you are still enjoying the earrings!

At 10:29am on November 25, 2011, Jonathan Fernando Pacheco said…

thanks billie!!!

At 5:47pm on October 28, 2011, Gary Schott said…

Thanks, Billie.  Crazy week as usual and we're celebrating our anniversary tonight/tomorrow but I'll give you a call on Sunday.

At 7:08pm on September 13, 2011, nicole jacquard said…

Hi Billie,


thanks for the note - still trying get around to uploading some images - dossier taking precidence right now--- but hopefully this weekend.


say hi to your whole clan!!



At 3:32pm on September 9, 2011, kerianne quick said…

way to be featured!

At 9:51pm on August 27, 2011, david choi said…
I already am!
At 7:03pm on August 27, 2011, david choi said…

Can I be your student again.. 



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