Fashion Institute of Technology, Certificate of Competency in Millinery Techniques
Madame Magar, owner/sole-proprietor: textile art & design, wholesale & retail hand stitched & dyed (primarily indigo) dresses & accessories.
Magar Hatworks, owner/sole-proprietor: wholesale & retail (men’s & women’s) hats & accessories.
Internships, assistant to Rod Keenan & Tracy Watts (milliners).
Garden & Gun Magazine, Artist in Residence at Palmetto Bluff, two week artist in residency featuring indigo dye workshops, demonstrations, and trunk shows.
South Carolina State Museum, "Carolina Makers" Installation, year long installation (gallery display) make-shift studio: stitching a South Carolina state flag quilt.
April 2015-February 2016
Charleston Museum, "Eliza Lucas Pinckney Installation", 10 day installation/make-shift studio (gallery display): : stitching an Eliza Lucas Pinckney silhouette quilt.
ArtFields, Installation, month long installation (window display) make-shift studio: : stitching a Darla Moore quilt (the Pee Dee Collection).
Upstairs (Artspace), Group Show, "Nina Simone: Mood Indigo", gallery exhibit, installation, & performance.
Preservation Society of Charleston, Artist in Residence, "Sea Island Blue (Indigo) Collection, month long residency (window display) make-shift studio w/ workshops, window installation & exhibit.
701 Center for Contemporary Art, Artist in Residence, twelve-week residency w/ workshops, gallery installation & exhibit.
Penland School of Crafts (Textile Department), one-week hat-making workshop.
Workshops/tours, individual & groups: basic hat blocking & tours by special appointment.
Art Institute of Charleston, workshops, demonstrations, & mentoring program.
Barneys New York, “Artisan’s Day”, in-store demonstrations.
Accessibility/Sustainability 2007, workshops & demonstrations of reusable/recycled materials.
Spoleto Festival USA, ‘Cottage Industry’, collaborated w/ J. Morgan Puett on an installation of hand-made garments & hats.
South Carolina Museum of Art, Columbia, conducted week long workshops/demonstrations.
Garden & Gun Magazine, Madame Magar article October/November 2016
Charleston Magazine, 8 full page feature: Madame Magar at 701-CCA residency & exhibit.
Hors Ligne Magazine (Switzerland), photo & shop info/listing.
Winter 2013-2014 issue
Garden & Gun Magazine: Jubilee, selected for trunk show at 3-day trade show.
December 2013 & 2016
Southern Makers (Princeton Architectural Press), featured in book about hand-made objects.
eBay/Martha Stewart: American Made website, featured artisan on website collection.
Martha Stewart Living, 2 full pages: brief bio & display of hat block collection.
National Geographic Traveler, photo & shop info/listing.
Departures (American Express), photo & shop info/listing.
Sweet Paul (online), 3 full pages: brief bio & questions/answers.
Garden & Gun Magazine, “Made in the South Award”, award in style category: fashion.
Garden & Gun Magazine, Madame Magar article October/November 2016 photo & shop info/listing.
New York Times-Travel, photo & shop info/listing.
Food & Wine, w/ the Lee Bros., 12 page story: bio and food & wine pairings to complement hats.
Budget Travel, photo & shop info/listing.
Country Living: “Women's Entrepreneur of the Year Award” national award, style category: bio, several photos & shop info/listing.
Southern Accents, shop info/listing.
Girlfriend Getaways, brief bio, photo & shop info/listing.
The Satorialist (blog), photos of hats @ Governor’s Island Roaring 20’s Party.
Town & Country, photo & shop info/listing.
Elements of Living, photo & shop info/listing.
Lucky Magazine, listed in “shops we love”.
Washington Flyer (magazine & travel guide), photo & shop info/listing.
Attache (US Airways in-flight magazine), full page bio & photo.
Travel & Leisure, listed in shopping report .
Cooking Light Magazine, photo & shop info/listing.
South Carolina Museum of Art in Columbia, hats purchased by for permanent collection.
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, participated in ‘Crafts of the Carolinas’ exhibit.
Le Cirque Restaurant, New York, created cocktail hats for Cable TV Easter special.
South Carolina Educational TV (Verve), appeared on as a guest artist interview & studio visit.
Rachel Feinstein’s/John Currin’s wedding, created several hats for bride’s maids @ the Parrot Jungle, Miami.
‘Sin-So-Rama’, Piccolo Spoleto, participated in a fashion/performance art show.
‘Practical Extravagance’, South Carolina Arts Commission, included in group show.
Charleston Style-Past & Present (Rizzoli), house and studio included in design/interior book.
Barneys New York, cocktail hats were featured in Christmas window.
Vogue, hats were shown in the Vogue Index. September 1997
New York Times Magazine, hat shown in Best Bets (Barneys).
SECCA(South Eastern Center for Contemporary Art); "Wear Art: Functional and Accessory Show", exhibited in a group show.
Jussara Lee, Bryant Park, designed a special line for runway show.
The Dewberry Hotel, Fieldshop, Charleston, SC.
Barneys New York, Madison Avenue, Chicago Beverly Hills, San Francisco.
Misc: The Hat Shop-NYC, The Sanctuary-Kiawah Island, Worthwhile-Charleston, & Parrot Cay Hotel-BWI.
Michael Stipe (REM)
Nick Cave (Art Institute of Chicago)
Dwana Smallwood (Alvin Ailey Dance Theater)