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artist , art educator

Cynthia J. Laymon, American artist, art educator. Recipient Best of Show award Columbus Institute for Contemporary Art, 1978; Merit award Survey of Illinois Fiber, Lakeview Museum, Peoria, 1978, Handweavers Guild of America award, 1978, Belding Lily award North/South Carolina Fibers Competition, Charlotte, 1980, award of excellence,1980, American and Efrid Mills award.


Laymon, Cynthia J. was born on February 17, 1948 in Gary, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Michael and Norma (MacLaverty) Semanchik.


Bachelor, Indiana University, 1970. Master of Fine Arts, Southern Illinois University, 1977.


Assistant professor art Lake Erie College, Painesville, Ohio, 1977-1979. Associate professor of University North Carolina-Greensboro, since 1979. Exhibited in one man shows including: Weatherspoon Gallery, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1982, C. Corcoran Gallery, Muskegon, Michigan, 1983, Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Louisville, 1989.

Group shows include: Columbus (Ohio) Museum Fine Arts, 1975, 77, Gathering Gallery, Kansas City, Missoury,1979, Green Hill Gallery, Greensboro, 1982, museum in Spain and Morocco, 1982-1983, Redding (California) Museum, 1983, Georgia State Art Gallery, 1984,Mindscape Galleries, Chicago, 1984-1985, Iowa Arts Center, 1984, North Carolina Art Museum, 1984, Roanoke Art Museum, 1984, Tampa Art Museum, 1985, Society Arts and Crafts, Boston, 1985, Longwood College, Virginia, 1985, Tampa (Florida) Museum, 1986, Weatherspoon Gallery, Greensboro, 1980-1990, Fayetteville (North Carolina) Museum of Art, 1989, Fridholm Fine Art, Asheville, North Carolina, 1990, Museum of York County, Rock Hill, South Carolina., 1990, The Art Center, Iowa City, Iowa, 1990.



Member of Suface Design Association (Southeast representative since 1989), North Carolina Fiber Art Association (treasurer 1979-1981), American Craft Council.


Married Terrance E. Laymon, 1972.

Michael Semanchik

Norma (MacLaverty) Semanchik

Terrance E. Laymon