Southeast Fibers Educators Association (SEFEA)

Artwork by Jo-Marie Karst


Jo-Marie Karst teaches textile design, weaving, and color theory at North Georgia College and State University, where she also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Marketing and a Master in Education degree. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Southeast. In her artwork, she seeks to develop a uniqueness that can be found in the common and “ordinary” weave structure of plain weave. By applying outside pressures to the woven cloth, patterns emerge and the flat landscape of plain weave is transformed. Karst’s weavings are not meant to make social or political statements. Instead, they are merely the language from internal places that flows from within and finds voice through the cloth.