Celia Stall-Meadows

Description of Art: Published author of fashion and textiles textbooks, trade books and numerous research articles.

Artist Biography: Dr. Celia Stall-Meadows spent decades as a university professor and authored dozens of research articles on textiles and apparel, as well as university textbooks. She has presented research at the international, national, state and local levels on many themes related to textiles and apparel. Her numerous presentations have included topics such as textile recycling, sustainability in textiles and apparel, historic preservation of textiles, Native American clothing, methods for identifying natural and man-made textile fibers, green marketing of apparel, and a comparative analysis of European American and African American quilt patterns.

She has taught courses on textile science and historic costume at Northeastern State University, Oklahoma State University and Indiana Tech.  Stall-Meadows served as a graduate student curator of the historic costume collection while working on a graduate degree at Oklahoma State University. She repaired and assessed historic garments in the collection, as well as created displays of the fragile textiles.

Recently, she participated in a Choctaw dressmaking class where she created a traditional Choctaw dress and apron. She also participated in a retreat sponsored by the cultural department at the Choctaw Nation where a group of Choctaw tribal members spun natural fibers into yarns and wove the yarns into historic reproductions of clothing for the new cultural center exhibit.  She currently manages the Tribal Research Department within Information Technology at the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and is a proud Choctaw tribal member.