Gretchen Romey-Tanzer

Current Biography of Gretchen Romey-Tanzer


1984   Master of Fine Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

1980  Banff Center of Fine Arts, Banff, Alberta, Canada, Winter Arts Program and Summer Interchange.

1979  Bachelor of Fine Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology, School for American Craftsmen.

1978  Joensuukotiteolisuuskoulu, (Joensuu Handcraft School), Joensuu, Finland.

Selected National and International Exhibitions

2019 “Inspirations”, Single person exhibition, Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA.

2014  “sEVEn” Invitational group show. Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, Massachusetts.

2010  “CraftForms 2010”,  International juried craft exhibition, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pennsylvania.

2009  “Fiber: It’s Good For You”, Front Porch Gallery, Carlsbad, CA

2007   Art in the Embassies Exhibition, Geneva, Switzerland.

2006  “Crafts National”, Zoller Gallery, Penn State University, Pennsylvania.

2002  “The Nature of Craft”, Craft Alliance Gallery, Saint Louis, Missouri.

1996  “Lengths of Time”, Convergence, Handweaver’s Guild of America convention, Portland, Oregon.

1988-1984  Numerous juried Craft and Fiber shows around the United States.

1980  “The Fourth International Exhibition of Miniature Textiles” British Crafts Center, London, England.

National and Regional Craft Fairs

1991-2020, American Craft Council Shows, Baltimore, Maryland and West Springfield, Massachusetts.

2003-2020, CraftBoston, Society of Arts and Crafts Spring and Holiday Shows, Boston, Massachusetts.

1998-2007, Crafts at the Castle Show, Boston, Massachusetts.

1989-2019, Society of Cape Cod Craftsmen Annual Fair, Brewster, Massachusetts.

2014, American Craft Exposition, Evanston, Illinois.

2002, Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, D.C.

1996, The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


2019 “Artist Fellowship Award in Crafts”, Mass. Cultural Council.

2017 “Award of Distinction in Decorative Fibers”, Craft Boston Holiday, Boston, MA.

2016 “Award of Distinction in Decorative Fibers”, Craft Boston Holiday, Boston, MA.

2010 “Award of Excellence”, American Craft Council, Baltimore Retail Market. Baltimore, MD

2005 Artist Grant Awarded in Crafts, Massachusetts Cultural Council.

2002 “Directors Choice”, Purchase prize Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Crafts at the Castle Show.

2001 “Niche Award”, Handwoven Fiber, Niche Magazine, Rosen Group

2000 Merit Award, “Electronic Gallery Exhibit”, National Art Education Association

1998 “Award of Excellence”, A.C.C., Baltimore Winter Market, Baltimore, MD.


Jack Lenor Larson; Textile designer, Author, and Collector.

Camille Cook; Founding member of “Friends of Fiber Art International”

Randall Darwall: Artist, Educator and Consultant

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts.

The PEW Charitable Trusts

The Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, Indiana.


1999-Present, Member of the Boston Spelemans Lag. An instrumental group dedicated to playing traditional Norwegian Hardanger Fiddles in the Telemark tradition.

1992-Present, Professional musician with the Cape Cod Fiddlers. An instrumental group dedicated to playing traditional American, Irish, Scottish, Canadian and Scandinavian fiddle music.

1989-2018, Art Faculty at Cape Cod Academy (K thru 12 day school) Art Department Chair from 1993-2018.

2015-Present, Owner and operator of The Tanzer Weaving Studio and Gallery, #2623 Main St., Brewster, MA, 02631.