The Norma Smayda Guild Leadership Award was established in 2017 by the Weavers Guild of Rhode Island

Handweavers Guild of America Award for Creativity and Craftsmanship: 2015 

New England Weavers Seminar Judges Choice Award 2015

Weaver of Distinction, New England Weavers Seminar:  2007

Distinguished Achievement Award,  Weavers Guild of Boston:  1992

Award of Excellence, Handweavers Guild of America:   2007, 1997

New England Weavers Seminar Juried Exhibitions: 2015, 2013, 2007, 2003, 1999, 1997, 1995, 1991, 1989, 1985, 1983, 1981, 1977, 1975 

Handweavers Guild of CT Exhibitions:  2007, 1997, 1984, 1983, 1981, 1979

Weavers Guild of RI Exhibitions:  2004, 2003, 1994, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1976

Weaving For the Home, Interweave Press: 2003, 1992, 1989

Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum Exhibitions:  2007, 1984





Ondule Textiles
Weaving Contours with a Fan Reed
Norma Smayda with Gretchen White
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd. 2017

Weaving Designs by Bertha Gray Hayes.  Norma Smayda, Gretchen White, Jody Brown & Katharine Schelleng. Schiffer Publishing Ltd. 2009


Thousand Islands Arts Center and Handweaving Museum

The White Family Foundation

University of Rhode Island, Department of Textiles, Costume Collection

William Warner,  Architect




Work appears in:

A Weaver’s Book of 8-Shaft Patterns.  ed. By C. Strickler.  1991

Shear Delight – Handwoven Transparencies.  D. Keasbey.  1990

Summer and Winter: A Weave for all Seasons.  D. Sullivan.  1991 (and on cover)

American Handweaving Museum. Introduction to the Collection. 2000.

Numerous articles in Complex Weavers Journal,  Fiberarts,  Handwoven,  New England Weavers Seminar NEWSletter, Shuttle Spindle and Dyepot, Spinning Wheel Sleuth, The Weaver’s Journal, Weaver’s. 

MFA Thesis 1978: Overshot Patterns to Geometric Compositions. 

"Dream Weavers": Design New England, Jan-Feb 2012