B.A. in Art, Berea College, Berea, KY
Graduate courses in art, San Francisco State College
Printmaking classes, College of the Dessert, Palm Dessert, California
Workshop, Printmaking Atelier, La Jolla, California
Printmaking classes, Palomar College, San Marcos, California
Workshop, Crown Point Press, San Francisco, California
Workshops, The Canadian School of Non-Toxic Printmaking, Alberta, Canada
Workshops, Magnolia Press, Oakland, California
Solo Exhibitions
2003 Maiden Alley Gallery, Paducah, Kentucky
2001 Poem Gallery Tokyo, Japan
2001 Washington Printmakers Gallery. Washington, D.C.
Selected Recent Exhibitions and Awards
2007 Small Rays of Hope and Fragments of a Larger Idea, Rhonda Schaller Studio, New York, NY, Honorable Mention
Goddesses, Divas, and Femme Fatales. Three-woman show at Miska Gallery, Paducah, Kentucky
2006 Margeret M. Harwell Museum, Poplar Bluff, Missouri
Southeast Missouri Arts Council Gallery
Yeiser Arts Center, Paducah, Kentucky
Black and White Show, Mentor Gallery, Paducah, KY
Heart Core Exhibit, Pinecone Gallery, Paducah, Kentucky
Impressions on Paper, Brandson Gallery, Fallbrook, California
2005 Janice Mason Art Museum, Cadiz, Kentucky
Lyceum Theatre Gallery, San Diego Library Gallery
Ice House Gallery, Mayfield, Kentucky
Western Kentucky Community and Technical College Art Gallery, Paducah, Kentucky
Brandon Gallery, Fallbrook, California
Encounters:Printmakers Of The Pacific Rim, Galeria del Multiforo Instituto do Cultura De Baja California, Tijuana
Printmaking Invitational: Brandon Gallery, Fallbrook, CA
2004 Prints and Fiber From the At Home Project with Judy Chicago, Sarrat Gallery, Vanderbilt University, TN
Works on Paper, Cannon Art Gallery, Carlsbad, CA
Prints and Drawings, Kruglak Gallery, Oceanside, CA
2003 Brownlee O. Currey Gallery, Nashville, TN. Two person exhibit with Vera Berdich.
2002 Prints 2002 Boehm Gallery, San Marcos, CA
Prints and Beyond II Art and Culture Center, Fallbrook, CA
Costume Society of America,  Annual Show, Chicago, IL
Four Printmakers, Watkins College of Art, Nashville, TN 
2001 16th National Biennial Exhibition, Los Angeles Printmaking Society, Los Angeles, CA
Festival de Grabados-Casa de Cultura, Tijuana, Mexico
Prints Crossing Borders, Havana, Cuba
Imprints at the Edge of the Century, Poway Center for the Arts, Poway, CA
Yosemite Renaissance, Yosemite Art Gallery, Yosemite, CA.
International Print Exhibition, Art & Culture Center, Hollywood, FL
National Printmaking, Drawing and Photography Exhibition, Hill  Country Arts Foundation, Ingram, TX, Juror’s Choice
Los Angles Printmakers Juried Membership Exhibition, Brand Library Art Galleries, Los Angeles, CA
la Petite VIII, Alder Gallery, Coburg, OR
Mid-Atlantic Small Print Exhibition, Washington Printmakers, Gallery, Washington, DC,  Grand Prize
At Home Project with Judy Chicago, Bowling Green, KY.
Competitive selection for participation in the semester-long project of defining the concept of home in a private, unoccupied residence. Completed project was open for public viewing. Click here for more information.
1999 Yosemite Renaissance, Yosemite Art Gallery, Yosemite, CA, Honorable  Mention
Pressed and Pulled, Arts and Cultural Center, Fallbrook, CA
Prints at 451, Gallery 451, Escondido, CA
1997 Brochure Cover Competition, California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA
California Prints at Oma, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside,  CA
2003 Without Names. Arts Meets Activity Grant, Kentucky Foundation for Women, $4,910. Award to work with abused women creating art about their experiences with culminating exhibition, Without Names, as the women and their location required anonymity.
2004 Selves Revealed. Professional Enrichment Grant, Kentucky Foundation for Women, $5,000. Award to create series of works based on private women’s own words about their lives and roles, interpreted in period-detailed, sheer white overprinted garments for a hanging installation.

A Watered Garden. Five-panel installation created for Our Lady of the Lourdes Chapel, Paducah, Kentucky. Each 3′ x 7′ panel was composed of printed, layered, embroidered, and quilted silks.

Additional Art-Related Work Experience
2001-present Printmaker, gallery owner, Paducah, Kentucky. Second gallery, Miska, opened in 2006 in Paducah.
1990-2001 Printmaker, San Diego, California
1973-1990 Freelance designer for interiors, rugs, soft sculptures, art apparel, fabric montages, and similar work
1972-1973 Instructor of costume design and theater costumer, College of the Desert, Palm Desert, California
1961-1964 Art Instructor, Barrington Public Schools, Barrington, Illinois
Reviews of Work
2007 Art Knowledge News
2004 Sculptural Pursuit
Western Kentucky University online newsletter review, “A Traveling Exhibition & Lecture Tour documenting ‘At Home: A Kentucky Project with Judy Chicago and Donald Woodman.” 
2003 Arts Across Kentucky
2002 Fiber Arts, “Freda Fairchild’s Layers of Life & Lineage,” by Anita Stamper. September/October 2002, pages 20-21
2001 Art Business News, March, 2001. Article by Laura Meyers reviewed work shown at the Laband Art Gallery show, Loyola Marymount University.
Miami Herald feature on fiberarts included review and photo of work
2000 Arts Across Kentucky
1999 Journal of The Print World
Work Represented in the Following Collections
Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo NY
Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, La Jolla, CA
Brand Library Gallery, Glendale, CA
Boehm Gallery , San Marcol, CA
Corcoran Gallery, Washington D.C.
Gallery Poem, Tokyo, Japan
Grunewald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA, los Angeles, CA
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Smithsonian Library, Washington, D.C.