USM Art Department

Rebecca Goodale

Part-time Associate Professor of Art, Emerita, & Founding Coordinator for the Kate Cheney Chappell '83 Center for Book Arts
Portrait of Rebecca Goodale

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Academic Degrees

  • B.F.A. Memphis College of Art, Textile Design


Rebecca Goodale has been creating innovative and sublimely made artist’s books for decades and frequently collaborates with other artists and writers. She was the founding program coordinator for the Kate Cheney Chappell ‘83 Center for Book Arts at USM, where she inspired artists at all levels.

In 2015 she was named a Maine Master Crafts Artist by the Maine Crafts Association. Other awards she has received include a New Forms Regional Initiative Grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts and a Mellon Grant for the Humanities at Bates College. In 1995 she was a Resident Scholar for the Island Institute in Sitka, Alaska.

Rebecca exhibits her work both locally and internationally. Her books can be found in many institutional collections including Bowdoin College Library; Maine Women Writers Collection; Herron Art Library; Library of Congress; Smithsonian Museum African Art Library and American Art Library; Portland Museum of Art, ME; State Art Museum of Hawai’i; Fogg Museum Fine Art Library at Harvard University; University of California Berkely; and the Bainbridge Museum of Art, WA.