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artist , textile design educator

Victoria Z. Rivers, American textile design educator, artist. Member Surface Design Association.


Rivers, Victoria Z. was born on September 7, 1948 in Louisville. Daughter of Kenneth Clayborn and Ruth Jean (Drillette) Zellich.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Murray State University, 1970. Master of Arts in College Teaching, Murray State University, 1974.


Professor, graduate adviser in textile arts and costume design University California, Davis, since 1980. Member crafts advisory panel to Tennessee Arts Commission, 1978-1981. Visiting artist University Maryland Institute School Fine Arts, Baltimore, 1984, University Colorado, Colorado Springs, 1985, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, 1985, Cranbrook Academy, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, 1986, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, 1988, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1989, Concordia University, Montreal, 1989, Akron (Ohio) University, 1990.

Lecturer, presenter and workshop leader numerous colleges and museum.


  • Other Work

    • One woman shows include The American Embassy, Bern, Switzerland, 1979, Rara Avis Gallery, Sacramento, California, 1979, Art Mall Gallery, Mount Hood College, Gresham, Oregon, 1981, Merida Gallery, Louisville, 1980, Art Department Gallery, Central Washington State University, Ellensburg, 1982, Museum Neon Art, Los Angeles, 1983, Crocker Art Museum, Tempo Gallery, Sacramento, 1984, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, 1984, 86, Jennifer Pauls Gallery, Sacramento, 1985, 87, 89, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1987, Churchill Arts Council, Fallon, Nevada, 1992, Rogue River Gallery, 1993. Group shows include Artistic Sass Gallery, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, 1978, Huntington (West Virginia) Galleries, 1978, Brooks Memorial Art Gallery, Memphis, 1979, Brunnier Gallery, Ames, Iowa, 1979, 87, Alta Galleries, Sacramento, California, 1979, American Craft Museum, New York City, 1979, Capricorn Asunder Gallery, San Francisco, 1981, The Louisville Gallery, 1981, Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, Washington, 1981, Seipp Gallery, Palo Alto, California, 1981, Elaine Potter Gallery, San Francisco, 1983, 86, 88, Gayle Willson Gallery, Southampton, New York, 1984, Laguna Beach (California) Art Museum, 1984, Pittsburgh Center for Arts, 1985, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, 1985, Conduit Gallery, Dallas, 1986, Himovitz/Jensen Gallery, Sancramento, 1987, Museum Neon Art, Los Angeles, 1988, 91, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, 1988, Jennifer Pauls Gallery, 1988, 89, Rockford (Illinois) Art Museum, 1988, Painted Lady Gallery, Sutter Creek, California, 1988, 89, Moira-James Gallery, Las Vegas, 1990, Gregory Kondos Art Gallery, Sacramento, 1991, City of Brea (California) Gallery, 1992, Loveland (Colorado) Museum, 1993, Stremmel Gallery, Reno, Nevada, 1993, numerous others. Contributor articles to magazines, professional journals.


Member Surface Design Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: traveling, research in India, cooking, collecting antiquetextiles.


Married John Gregory Salkin.

Kenneth Clayborn Zellich

Ruth Jean (Drillette) Zellich

John Gregory Salkin.