Cookie Washington

In 2001 Cookie saw a need to create spaces and opportunities for black textile artists to exhibit and grow. Since then, she has judged, organized and curated numerous exhibitions that have traveled to museums and galleries around America. Ms. Washington’s themed exhibits have included, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, Zora Neale Hurston, Mermaids and Merwomen in Black Folklore, and a deeply personal tribute exhibition honoring the victims of the terrorist attack on the pastors and congregants of Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston and a follow on exhibit a year later titled: A Dialogue in Black and White. For the last 16 years, she has been the curator of the annual African American Fiber Art Exhibition, partnering with the North Charleston Cultural Arts department.

Cookie’s art quilts have been featured in Quiltfolk Magazine Issue #14, in three documentary films about African American Art Quilters. “The Wayshowers”, which she shared executive producer credit on, with Susan Scott Hester, and the film “Skin Quilt” by Lauren Cross, as well as the 2020’s “Gratitude”, a short film by Gavin Shelon, and is quickly becoming a frequent podcast guest.