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Alicia Nock

Former Artist in Residence



Alicia Nock

Alicia Ruley-Nock, a native of Swarthmore, PA, is an award winning, self-taught Fiber Artist. She was taught to sew by her mother early in her childhood and was introduced to fiber artistry in 2005, which quickly became her passion. The process from conception to completion is a constant reminder to her that all things come together for the good.

Her influence comes from nature’s elements, shapes, colors, textures and especially the infinite wisdom of her Spirit, which is reflected in every stitch she sews.

She continues to be humbled by the joy that her work brings to those so pleased to own it. The theme of her life as translated through her art is: “Unwavering Faith.”

Academic Education

Pierce College Philadelphia, PA – BS, Business Administration


2016 Best in show – “Art of the State” State Museum of Pennsylvania Harrisburg, PA
2014 Best in show – “A celebration of Art and Life” Perelman Center Philadelphia, PA


Wallingford Swarthmore Community Classes

Artist in Residence – SRS Elementary School
Swarthmore College Intercultural Center
First Baptist Church of Darby Woman’s Fellowship
Private student lessons


2016 – Solo Exhibit, Swarthmore Friends of the Arts
2016 – Guest Artist, Delaware County Studio Tour
2016 – Solo Exhibit, St Marks Coffee House Denver, CO
2016 – Juried Art Show, Harrah’s Casino
2016 – Juried Art Show, Art on the Ave. of the States
2016 – Group Art Show, Tristate Artist Equity
2015 – Featured Artist, Black History Month, PECO Energy
2015 – Swarthmore outdoor craft fair
2015 – Juried Art Show, “Bit of the Arts”
2015 – Group Art Show, Swarthmore Friends of the Arts
2015 – Fall Fair, Swarthmore Presbyterian Church
2015 – Praise in the Park, Wesley AMC Church
2014 – Solo Exhibit, Willingboro Public Library
2014 – Group Art Show, Project Fishtown
2014 – Group Art Show, Hilltop Craft Fair
2014 – Solo Exhibit, Swarthmore Friends of the Arts
2014 – Juried Art Show, “Bit of the Arts”

2010 – 2013

Solo Exhibit, Pendle Hill Quaker Retreat Center
Group Art Show, Swarthmore Friends of the Arts
Juried Art Show, Holiday Pop Up Shop
Juried Art Show, “Bit of the Arts”
Juried Art Show, “Art on the Green”
Juried Art Show, Gallery Serengeti, Capital Heights, MD
Juried Art Show, Chestnut Hill Fine Arts Festival


2016 – Swarthmorean Newspaper
2014 – Familiar Faces, Delco Times

Affiliated Organizations

Swarthmore Friends of the Arts
National Association of Professional Women
Undercover Quilters
Dare to Bee
Philadelphia/Tri State Artists Equity Association, Inc.
Art on Avenue of the States
Wallingford Arts Center