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artist , educator

Margaret J. Moss, American Artist, educator. Avocations: quilting, puppets. F C. Recipient second place Painting award Tulsa Arts Council, 1969, First Place Portrait Painting award Tahlequah Area ARtists, 1970, First Place Painting award Arts Council, Springfield, 1975; grantee Children's Summer Theatre Project, Oklahoma Arts Council, 1982.


Moss, Margaret J. was born on November 19, 1943 in Omaha. Daughter of Richard Edward and Miriam Virginia (Massey) Moss.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Phillips University, 1965. Master of Fine Arts, University Arkansas, 1970. Postgraduate, Sangamon State University, 1976.


Art instructor, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, 1968-1970; art instructor, Tahlequah Art Association, 1968-1971; art instructor, City Day School, Springfield, Illinois, 1973-1974; art instructor, Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, 1974-1978; art instructor, Philbrook Art Museum, Tulsa, 1983; co-founder art department, Flaming Rainbow U., Tahlequah, 1971-1973; theater set, costume director, Tahlequah Children's Theater, 1972-1973; art ant dramatics instructor, United Methodist Children's Home, Tahlequah, 1981-1982; gallery association director, New Masters Fine Art, Taos, New Mexico, since 1996.


  • Avocations: quilting, puppets. F C.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibited in various art shows, Tahlequah, Taos, since 1966. Mask maker for children's play Free St. Theatre, Chicago, 1978. Costumer/set designer Tahlequah Community theater, 1985-1990.

      Illustrator Recycle Color Book, 1990.


Non-delegate National Democratic Convention, Miami, Florida, 1972. Organizer Fred Harris Presidential Campaign, Springfield, 1976. President of the board directors Cherokee Civil Cultural Center, Tahlequah, 1986-1987.

President of the board directors Tahlequah Library. Board, 1989-1991; president Episcopal Church Women, St. Basil's Episcopal Church, Tahlequah, 1989-1990. Storyteller Friends of Tahlequah Public Library., 1986-1991.

Member Taos Quilt Society (board directors 1996, Key Woman award 1996), Taos ArtAssn. (docent 1993-1996), American Orff-Schulweck Society.


  • Other Interests

    Quilting, puppets.


Married David George Hilligoss, August 19, 1963 (divorced October 1979). Children: Elizabeth Hilligoss, George Kelly.

Richard Edward Moss

Miriam Virginia (Massey) Moss

David George Hilligoss

Elizabeth Hilligoss Moss

George Kelly Moss