About Norma Fredrickson

Norma Fredrickson practices art from Berryville, Virginia. Her studio’s sloped ceiling, worn pine floors, and windows with tree-top perspectives create a secure environment for artistic adventures.

Faith stories and love for the earth are Norma’s key inspirations. Her life-long practice of scriptural study informs her designs. Norma’s artistic skills developed through flower arranging, particularly in the Japanese style. Texture, composition, and color still delight her. 

Norma creates art based on dialogue, both between artist and viewer and within the work itself. The mark of the maker is significant; her hands create this art. Norma expresses complexity and energy juxtaposed with focus and order, qualities she values in daily life. 

Norma uses surface design techniques (stenciling, screen printing, dyeing) with cutting and stitching. Her style evolves from years of making clothing and creating window treatments, table linens, and pillows. During her years in the home fashion industry, she honed organization, communication, and specific site design skills; she exercises them today at Studio Three 17. 

Artist’s Resume

Major Commissions 

2019, First Presbyterian Church, Winchester VA, Green paraments 
2018, Our Savior Lutheran Church, Cincinnati OH, Walls murals and altar frontal 
2018, Trinity Lutheran Church, Stephen City VA, Green paraments 
2018, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, Bon Air, VA, Green paraments 
2017, Lutheran Church of the Abiding Presence, Burke VA, Hosanna and Praise, retirement gift wall hanging 
2016-2017, Shepherd of The Hills Lutheran Church, Haymarket VA, 5 sets of paraments 
2016, Trinity Lutheran Church, Stephen City VA, Red paraments 
2016, The Legacy, Staunton VA, 5 sets of paraments and a community tapestry 
2015, St Stephan’s Episcopal Church, Beaumont TX, Large community tapestry for fellowship hall 
2015, Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Winchester VA, White paraments 
2013, The Village at Orchard Ridge, Winchester VA, Set of 5 paraments 
2012, Great Falls United Methodist Church, Great Falls VA, 1 set of worship tapestries 
2010, Lutheran Church of the Abiding Presence, Burke VA, Blue frontal, blue stoles 
2008, Lutheran Church of the Abiding Presence, Burke VA, Green paraments 
2008, Grace Lutheran Church, La Plata MD, 1 set of worship tapestries 
2006, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Springfield VA, 4 sets of paraments and worship tapestries 
2007, Christ the King Lutheran Church, Fairfax VA, 2 sets of worship tapestries 
2005, Lewinsville Presbyterian Church, McLean VA, 1 set of worship tapestries 

Gallery Shows 

2019

Artscape Banners, Museum of Shenandoah Valley and Walking Mall, Winchester VA 
May Colors, Tin Top Art and Handmade, Winchester VA 

2018

Fireside Gallery (one-artist show), The Village at Orchard Ridge, Winchester VA 
ShenArts 40th Anniversary Show, The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester VA 
Artscape Banners, Museum of Shenandoah Valley and Walking Mall, Winchester VA 
Open Theme, Webster Arts, St. Louis MO 

2017

Artful Attire, Popcorn Gallery, Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, Maryland 
Woven, The Gray Gallery, Winchester VA 
Ice on a Hot Stove, Barns of Rose Hill, Berryville VA 

2016 

Color Blind (Best of Show), ShenArts Gallery, Winchester VA 
Speak Easy, Dairy Barns Gallery, Middleburg VA 
Invitational Gallery (one-artist show), ShenArts Gallery, Winchester VA 

Exhibitions and Books 

2019, Sacred Threads, Juried Exhibition, Reston VA 
2018, Inspired by Elvis, Book by Donna DeSoto 
2o18-, Inspired by Elvis, Traveling Exhibit, Including Houston 
2017, Sacred Threads, Juried Exhibition, Reston VA 
2015, Inspired by The National Parks, Book by Donna DeSoto 
2015-2018, Inspired by The National Parks, Traveling Exhibit, including Houston 
2013, Inspired by the Beatles, Book by Donna DeSoto 
2013-2016, Inspired by the Beatles, Traveling Exhibit, Including Houston 
2016, Quilt show, Flint, Michigan 
2015, Sacred Threads, Juried Exhibition, Reston VA 
2011, Sacred Threads, Juried Exhibition 
2015, Quilt Exhibit, Barns of Rose Hill, Berryville VA 

Fashion Shows 

2016, Speak Easy, Dairy Barns, Middleburg, VA 
2016, ShenArts Gallery, Winchester VA 
2015, RAW, Howard University, Washington, D.C.