1970–73The School of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
(Ceramic sculpture major)
1965–69Boston University (B.A. Psychology)
2015Artist Residency, Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mt., New York
2014Sculpture selected by Nan Smith for 500 clay figures, Lark Publications
2010Artist Residency, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME
2009Nominee, The Brother Thomas Award, The Boston Foundation
2004Fellowship, Artist Resource Trust, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Inc.
1999Artist Residency, Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mt., New York
1995Fellowship in Crafts — New England Foundation for the Arts/NEA
1994Mary B. Bishop / Francis S. Merritt Scholarship for Woodworking,
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts
1993Finalist in Writing, The Bunting Institute, Radcliffe College, Cambridge
1991Money for Women / Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Grant
1984Finalist in Painting, The Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities
2017 "Sanctuary", Exhibition of Paintings at Catamount Arts, St. Johnsbury, VT
2017 "Life: from life," room 83 Spring, Watertown, MA
2016 "Personnages," Colo Colo Gallery, New Bedford, MA
2015"The Vicissitudes of Youth," Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
2009"A Girl's Life," Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
2005–9"The Tea Pot Redefined," Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA
2004"Girl Art Now," HERA Gallery, Wakefield, RI
2003The American Textile History Museum, Lowell, MA
2002LaGrange National XXII Exhibition, Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, LaGrange, GA
2000The Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA
2000–99 "SOFA," Art Exposition, New York City
2000Renwick Museum, Washington, D.C.
1997–2006 "SOFA," Art Exposition, Chicago, IL
1995Cragin Fife Gallery, Brookline MA
1993Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT
1992Artemesia, Chicago, IL
1990The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY
1989"Boston Now: Clay and Glass," The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
1986Art In General, New York, NY
1985Berkshire Art Museum, Pittsfield, MA
1984A.I.R. Gallery, New York, New York
1983–5Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA
1981Helen Shlien Gallery, Boston, MA
1979Image Gallery, Stockbridge, MA
1975National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts, Philadelphia College of Art, PA
1975Evolution Gallery, Boston, MA
1971The Fuller Museum, Brockton, MA
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Sills has lectured at numerous colleges, universities, public and private schools, community centers, and corporations. She has taught at Boston University, Lesley University, The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Montserrat College of Art, Salem State College, and the Addison Gallery of American Art. Since 1976, she has taught art to children, as well, in small private classes in her studio/home. She is also the author of four award winning art books for children. (See Books)
Fidelity Management and Trust, Boston, MA
Madame Marcel Fleiss, Gallerie 1900–2000, Paris
Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
John Cragin & Marilyn Fife, Brookline, MA
Dr. Salomon Grimberg, Dallas, TX
David Hinshaw, Esq., Santa Monica, CA
Gloria and Sonny Kamm, Los Angeles, CA
Susan Kaplan, Boston, MA
Meredyth Hyatt Moses, Lincoln, MA
Other private collections