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Torreah "Cookie" Washington  -  In the News...

For the latest news, updates and announcements, we welcome you to check back often to this page as we add information on exhibitions curated by Ms. Washington, her recent fiber arts works, special projects, workshops and more.

To contact Cookie Washington:

Email:         Phone:  843-259-8109

Exhibition Announcements 

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Celebrating Black Mermaids: From Africa to America: curated by Cookie Washington on view January 08- March 29th 2024 at the Center for the Arts in Beaufort, SC


Call for Entries: African American Fiber Art Exhibition: African American Fiber Artists Sought for 17th Annual Exhibition in North Charleston. Learn more here.


Black Joy: Curated in Celebration for the opening of the International African American Museum in Charleston SC

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Celebrating Black Mermaids: From Africa to America, curated by Cookie Washington on view May 26- July 9th 2023 at the City Gallery at Waterfront Park. Learn more here.

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African American Fiber Art Traveling Exhibition,

Curated by Cookie Washington

Upcoming Dates:

Aug. – Sept. 2023 at Brookgreen Gardens

Feb. – March 2024 at The Museum Greenwood

All That We Carry: The Epic Stitchers and Friends, curated by Cookie Washington is on view November 3- January 13 2023 at the Sumter County Gallery of Art. Learn more here

Recent Press & Media

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Library to become ‘West African Village,’ celebrate Kwanzaa virtue through music, art: The honoree of this year’s Kwanzaa event is Torreah “Cookie” Washington, a quilter who shares her African ancestral heritage through her art. View more


Two artists honor family with new Park Circle Gallery exhibit  View more

Artist Reception Celebration on May 27, 2023 for the Celebrating Black Mermaids: From Africa to America Exhibition at the City Gallery at Joe Riley Waterfront Park


Charleston City Paper- 2023 Piccolo+Spoleto: Celebrating Black Mermaids with group exhibition: View more

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The Royal Gazette: Tales of Black Mermaids: 
View more

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Review: ‘Black Mermaids’ tells Afrocentric-inspired stories: View more

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Smithsonian: District Treasures: Our Quilted Heritage.  View more

Sumter Today: All That We Carry. Interview with Curator, Cookie Washington. View more


Quiltfolk Issue 14: South Carolina 
Honored to be profiled in Quiltfolk magazine's Issue 14: South Carolina regional edition, see Ms. Cookie Washington as she shares her work and the philosophies that fuel her passion for creating art in this time-honored publication.

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The Good Dirt by The Lady Farmer: December 2021 Ms. Washington was invited onto the The Good Dirt podcast to discuss her quilting practice, and upcoming projects 

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Sisters Across the Sea: September 2021 An exhibition of art quilts by Torreah "Cookie" Washington (SC) & Eunice Maku Ayiku-Nartey (Ghana) in the Park Circle Gallery in North Charleston, SC. 

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CHARLESTON SCENE: 'Unapologetically Political':  
Torreah "Cookie" Washington part of the 15 SC black creatives talks about their art as a form of protest.

PK35 Cookie Washington: Washington’s handmade quilt works stand out from the rest and, no, they won’t match the color scheme of your living room. Read More

Documentary Film: The Way-Showers
by Susan Hester, MFA, Dr. Portia Cobb, and Cookie Washington (2009)

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