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ABOUT ALI O'NEAL

I am a screen printer, designer and seamstress, and am currently pursuing creative endeavors through my brand, Thimble Fox.

I use my work in serigraphy and textiles as a platform for social and political commentary, and to educate about the inequities of the textile fast fashion industry.

I grew up in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, spending my days meandering through our overgrown Christmas tree farm and catching bluegill from the pond. My first creative forays began in elementary school,

where I painted portraits of my second cousin's ephemeral partners.

I attended Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota, where I graduated with a degree in Environmental Studies and Spanish. Thereafter while in the Peace Corps in Ecuador, I melded my affinity for creativity and the environment, and painted a series of environmentally themed community murals. After nearly a decade working as an Environmental Educator, I transitioned into creating full-time.

ABOUT THIMBLE FOX

I believe fast fashion overlooks unethical environmental and social inequities, and that where and how we spend our money is a vote for the world we want to live in. Life is not always fair, but fabric certainly can be.

       

Thimble Fox uses ethically sourced and natural fiber fabrics to create something new. Each design is drawn by hand, hand-printed onto fabric, and hand sewn into various styles, a method which ensures craftsmanship through every step of the process. I create pieces that are meant to last, in a manner that sustains our world rather than takes from it. Choose to support handmade and sustainable fabrics, and choose to live your values every day.

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EXHIBITIONS

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2017

2017

Studio Arts + Works Show, Carbondale Arts, Carbondale, CO (forthcoming)

3rd Annual Redstone Holiday Market, Redstone Art Foundation, Redstone, CO (forthcoming)

The Game Show, The Art Base, Basalt, CO (forthcoming)

Wham Blam Thank You Ma’am, Carbondale Arts, Carbondale, CO

10x10 Name Unseen Silent Auction, The Art Base, Basalt, CO

51st Annual Mountain Fair, Carbondale Arts, Carbondale, CO

43rd Annual Valley Visual Art Show, Carbondale Arts, Carbondale, CO

Deck the Walls Holiday Show, Carbondale Arts, Carbondale, CO

2nd Annual Redstone Holiday Market, Redstone Art Foundation, Redstone, CO

50th Annual Mountain Fair, Carbondale Arts, Carbondale, CO

Basalt Mural Project, Basalt Public Arts Commission, Basalt, CO

42nd Annual Valley Visual Art Show, Carbondale Arts, Carbondale, CO

Deck the Walls Holiday Show, Carbondale Arts, Carbondale, CO

1st Annual Redstone Holiday Market, Redstone Art Foundation, Redstone, CO

49th Annual Mountain Fair, Carbondale Arts, Carbondale, CO

Colorado Juried Exhibition, Red Brick Center for the Arts, Aspen, CO

41st Annual Valley Visual Art Show, Carbondale Arts, Carbondale, CO

Deck the Walls Holiday Show, Carbondale Arts, Carbondale, CO

The Way Home Harvest Festival, The Way Home, Carbondale, CO

48th Annual Mountain Fair, Carbondale Arts, Carbondale, CO

Green is the New Black Fashion Show, Carbondale Arts, Carbondale, CO

Impressions in Ink, Colorado Mountain College, Glenwood Springs, CO

40th Annual Valley Visual Art Show, Carbondale Arts, Carbondale, CO

Bauhaus 100th Anniversary Print Exhibition, Red Brick Center for the Arts, Aspen, CO

The Way Home Harvest Festival, The Way Home, Carbondale, CO

47th Annual Mountain Fair, Carbondale Arts, Carbondale, CO

39th Annual Valley Visual Art Show, Carbondale Arts, Carbondale, CO

46th Annual Mountain Fair, Carbondale Arts, Carbondale, CO

38th Annual Valley Visual Art Show, Carbondale Arts, Carbondale, CO

AWARDS AND GRANTS

2022

2022

2020

2018

Artist Fellowship, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

Alleghany Meadows Fellowship, Carbondale Arts, Carbondale, CO

Colorado Roadtrip through Carbondale Film, Colorado Creative Corridor, Carbondale, CO

Most Fashionable, Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza, Carbondale Arts, Carbondale, CO

WORKSHOPS

2022

2021

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2020

Beginning Drawing, Stepping Stones, Carbondale, CO
Intro to Woodblock Printing, The Art Base, Basalt, CO

Open Studio Printmaking, The Art Base, Basalt, CO

The Zine Project, Carbondale Arts, Carbondale, CO

Intro to Ice Dyeing, The Art Base, Basalt, CO

Holiday Card Carvings, The Art Base, Basalt, CO

EDUCATION

2010

2010

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies, Gustavus Adolphus College, MN

Bachelor of Arts Minor in Spanish, Gustavus Adolphus College, MN