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Anne Mitchell Reid was born in Glasgow Scotland. She studied Textile Design at the Scottish College of Textiles and received her BA and MFA in Interior Design and Woven Tapestry from Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland.


In 1976, she moved to the USA where she quickly established a reputation as a designer and tapestry weaver, and regularly taught and exhibited with the Philadelphia Guild of Hand-weavers.

In 1980 she returned to Scotland and established “Ruadh Workshops” a tapestry studio in the Highlands of Scotland. Between 1980 and 1989 she taught weaving skills to over 40 employees and apprentices. She designed award winning miniature tapestry collections and successfully marketed them worldwide. She taught more than 30 short courses and workshops in fiber arts and in managing a craft business in both Europe and the USA.


In 1989 she again emigrated with her family to the USA.  With two sons to raise and a limited amount of time to weave, she returned to weaving tapestries for exhibition only, while pursuing careers in interior design and social services. In early 2001 she opened a new studio in Kimberton, PA and began to work also in pastel. Two years later she moved to Phoenixville, with “The Upstairs Studio Artists”. Nowadays she works from her studio in the Spring City Mills Studio, PA.


Her other accomplishments include performing, touring, and recording with many world-class orchestras, conductors and soloists including Muti, Bernstein, Barenboim, Pavarotti and Abbado, as a member of the Edinburgh International Festival Chorus. She presently sings with the Chamber Choir of St Peter’s Church in the Great Valley, Pennsylvania, USA and has recently returned from singing in Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, London and St Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin.

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Anne Mitchell Reid has exhibited her work on both sides of the Atlantic for over 40 years.


Post­grad­u­ate schol­ar­ship, Edin­burgh Col­lege of Art                                                               1975-1976                               
Andrew Grant Trav­el­ling Schol­ar­ship (to Turkey)                                                                     1976
J Willard Lord Award for Excel­lence in Handweav­ing, Philadelphia                                        1977&1978
Hon­orary Mem­ber­ship, Philadel­phia Art Alliance                                                                    1978
Work fea­tured in “Fib­er­arts”, Diane Phillipoff Mau­rer: Chilton                                                 1978
Hand­wo­ven Prod­ucts spe­cially selected by The British Design Cen­tre, Lon­don                     1983
Craft Research & Devel­op­ment Awards, High­land Craft­point, Beauly, Scot­land                     1984 & 1987
“Craft­work” mag­a­zine Edin­burgh, UK                                                                                      1985 & 1987
“Gifts lnter­na­tional" mag­a­zine, NYC.                                                                                       1988
“The Arts Con­nec­tion”, mag­a­zine                                                                                            1999


“Minia­tures”. Scot­tish Arts Coun­cil, Edin­burgh, Scot­land                                                   1974
“Archi­tex­tures”. Edin­burgh Fes­ti­val, Edin­burgh, Scot­land                                                   1976
Selected for Crafts Bien­nale, Edin­burgh, Scot­land                                                             1976
Man­nings Annual Juried Handweavers Show, East Berlin, PA                                           1976
Philadel­phia Guild of Handweavers                                                                  1977,1978,1979
Mid-Atlantic Fibers Con­fer­ence Exhibit                                                                               1981
“Invited craftswoman, “Scot­tish Crafts”, Brus­sels, Bel­gium                                                 1981
Edin­burgh Gallery, Edin­burgh, Scot­land                                                                             1982
High­land Craft­point, Beauly, Scot­land                                                               1983,1984,1985
Glas­gow Art Museum, Glas­gow, Scot­land                                                                          1985
Mac­Robert Art Cen­ter, Stir­ling, Scot­land                                                                            1985
Oxford Gallery, Oxford, Eng­land                                                                                 1982,1985
Invited Pre­sen­ter ”Step­ping Stones“ Craft Busi­ness Work­shop, Beauly Scot­land     1985,1986
Frank­furt Messe, Frank­furt, Ger­many                                                                                 1986
Tex­til Ausstel­lung, Bahn­hof Neuen­burg, Zetel, Ger­many                                                    1986
Inver­ness Art Museum, lnver­ness, Scot­land                                                                       1986
British Crafts Coun­cil Exhibit NY Gift Fair, New York City, NY                                   1986-1989
British Crafts Coun­cil Exhibit, L.A. Gift Fair, Los Ange­les, CA                                 1987 &1988
Invited Craftswoman, “Scot­land Week”, Tokyo. Japan                                                        1987
“Birds’. Ash­down Gallery, Sus­sex, Eng­land                                                                        1987
Invited craftswoman, “Euro­pean City of Cul­ture” , Berlin, Ger­many                                   1988
Salon Des Ate­liers D’Art, Paris, France                                                                              1988
Scot­tish Craft Cen­tre, Edin­burgh, Scot­land, reg­u­lar exhibits                                     1984-1989
Con­tem­po­rary Tex­tile Gallery, Lon­don, Eng­land, reg­u­lar exhibits                             1987-1989
Invited exhibitor and judge, Philadel­phia Guild of Handweavers, PA                                  1992
Tri-County Art Alliance, Minia­ture Exhi­bi­tion, PA                                                      1997&1999
Group Exhi­bi­tion, Renais­sance Stu­dio, Lam­ber­ton, NJ, USA                                            1998
YWCA Women‘s Fes­ti­val of Art, Pottstown, PA                                                1995,1997,1999
Benev­o­lent Arts, Phoenixville PA                                                                                        2003
The 5 Senses,American Arts and Crafts, West Chester PA                                               2004
Da Vinci Art Alliance” Fib­er­arts Philadel­phia”, PA                                                              2004
Upstairs Stu­dio Artists, Phoenix Vil­lage Art Cen­ter, Phoenixville, PA                        2005-2011

New Life, New Beginnings, Philadelphia Cathedral, Philadelphia, PA                                2015

Spring City Mill Studios, Spring City, PA                                                                2018-present

Small Works, Artisans' Gallery, Phoenixville, PA                                                                2018

Chester County Open Studio Tour, PA                                          2018, 2020,2021,2022, 2023

The Art Trust, "Common Thread" West Chester PA                                                            2019

Chester County Artists Association, West Chester PA                                    2021, 2022  2023

The Plastic Club, "Textures", Philadelphia, PA                                                                    2022

Triptych, Phoenixville, PA                                                                                                    2022

The Upstairs Studio Artists, Phoenixville, PA                                                            2022, 2023

Pottstown Area Artist Group, Winter Exhibition, Mont. Co. Community College. PA           2022

Studio B, Boyertown, PA  (Honorable Mention)                                                                  2023

PAAG Exhibition, The Hill School, Pottstown, PA                                                                2023

Art of the State 2023, Pennsylvania State Museum, Harrisburg, PA                                  2023                                                 


Cacherel, Paris, France
Steen & Strom, Oslo, Nor­way
Seibu, Tokyo. Japan
Odakyu, Tokyo, Japan
Ka De We, Berlin, Ger­many
Fresno Arts Center, Fresno, CA, USA
National Trust for Scotland
lnverary Castle, Scotland
Allentown Art Museum Shop, Allentown, PA, USA
Hahn Gallery Philadelphia, PA , USA
The Holden Arboretum, Mentor, OH , USA

Pierpont Morgan Library New York
Primavera, Cambridge, England
Iona Abbey, Iona, Scotland
City Art Gallery, Leeds, England
Octa­gon Gallery Belfast, N. Ireland
Folk Art Gallery, Seattle, WA, USA
Old Sturbridge Village, MA USA
Floris, London, England
Whitfield’s, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Kaill Fine Crafts, Juneau, Alaska
Cawdor Castle, Scotland

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