Celeste Butler

Kim Jubenville

Textile Artist, Storyteller

Celeste Butler is a fiber artist, Quiltologist, storyteller based in Omaha, NE. Butler has exhibited at the Bemis Carver Bank, Love’s Jazz and Art Center, and The Union for Contemporary Art, where she was also a 2017 Fellow.  Butler has worked on several community engaged art projects with residents celebrating the pride and culture of North Omaha, collaboration with mothers who have lost their children to violence, and in-school artist in-residence, Butler has worked with children at Nelson Mandela and Saratoga Elementary Schools teaching the next generation the art of quilting and storytelling. Omaha Film Streams Dundee permanent gallery collection. Butler lectures and teaches at Metropolitan Community College, teaching workshop at the 2018 with two quilts featured at the National African American Quilt Convention in Lawrence, Kansas. Recent exhibitions include 2018 exhibition at the Burgwin Wright House Museum in Wilmington North Carolina. 2018 Nelson Mandela quilts for the 100th Centenary celebration with one of these quilt going to a sister school in South Africa. Butler’s work has been featured in the Washington Post, We Don’t Coast, and Omaha INSPIRED Living. Butler’s work is in several public and private collections, including those of world renown coach and author Iylana Vanzant, Jeffrey Schrager and Anne York, Women Center for Advancement, Dr. Mark Goodwin, Dr. Cynthia Gooch- Grayson, Brigitte McQueen Shew, Camille Moten, Center for Holistic Development, Nelson Mandela School, and The Union for Contemporary Art.