CONNIE LIPPERT

 

 

EDUCATION

1999

Rug weaving course with Martha Stanley, Arrowmont, Gatlinburg, TN

1981

MS – Soil Science, University of California, Riverside, CA

1979

BS – Botany, Auburn University, AL, cum laude

Photo credit: Tim Barnwell

 

SELECTED INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

2017

Making Matters: Fresh Perspectives in Fine Craft, Sally Francisco Gallery at Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton, NJ

2016

Gathering by Water, Handweaver’s Guild of America Leader’s exhibit, Milwaukee ConventionCenter, Milwaukee, WI

 

Celebrating 20 Years of Tapestry Weavers South, YadkinCultural Arts Center, Yadkinville, NC

2015

Instructor’s Exhibit, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

2014

Woven Together: Tapestry Weavers South, University of N. Georgia, Dahlonega, GA

2013

Connecting Concept & Medium: South Carolina Fiber Artists, Pickens County Museum, Pickens, SC

 

Threads of Life, Tapestry Weavers South, Quinlin Visual Arts Center, Gainesville, GA

 

The Beat Goes on, Tapestry Weavers South, Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC

2012

Looming Elections: Woven Works, Craft in America Study Center, Los Angeles, CA

 

NW X SE, Tapestry Weavers South + Tapestry Weavers of Puget Sound,Gaston County Museum, Dallas, NC. Harbor History Museum, Gig Harbor, WA

 

Pacific Portals, Long Beach Public Library, Long Beach, CA

 

Tides, Handweaver's Guild of America Leader’s exhibit, Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA

2011

Woven Elements: Capturing the Spirit, Alamance County Arts Council, Graham, NC

2010

Storytellers, Handweavers Guild of America Leaders’s exhibit, Albuquerque Convention
Center, Albuquerque, NM

 

Fiber Arts, Old San Ysidro Church, Corrales, NM

 

Pickens County Museum, Pickens , SC, two person

2009

Earth’s Palette, Weaving Southwest, Taos, NM

 

South Carolina Botanical Garden Featured Artist, Clemson, SC

 

Woven Visions, Tapestry Weavers South, Anderson Arts Center, Anderson, SC

2008

A Royal Season, Junor Gallery, Decatur, GA

 

Connie Lippert/Wedge Weave, Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Dunedin, FL, solo

 

Celebration of American Crafts, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT

2007

Connie Lippert, Patina, Seneca, SC, solo

 

Southern Yarns, Tapestry Weavers South, Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC

 

Celebration of American Crafts, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT

2006

Changing the World, One Thread at a Time
Tubac Center for the Arts, Tubac, AZ; curator Thelma Smith

 

Grand Convergence, Grand Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

 

Grand Inspirations: Handweaver’s Guild of America Leader’s exhibit, DeVos Place
Convention Center, Grand Rapids, MI

 

A Sense of Place, Tapestry Weavers South, Imagerie Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

2005

Celebration of American Crafts, Creative Arts Workshop, New Haven, CT

2004

The Arts Company, Seneca, SC, two-person

 

Contemporary American Rug Makers, Ohio Craft Museum; curator, Ruth Lantz

 

Contemporary Directions in Fiber, Reed Gallery, Denver, CO, four-person

 

Best of the West: Handweavers Guild of America Leader’s exhibit, Denver Convention Center, Denver, CO

2003

Native Plants of Upcountry Carolina, Pickens Museum of Art, Pickens, SC

 

Fine Arts Center, Greenville, SC, three-person

2001

The Art of Tradition – Works by juried South Carolina artists, USCB Art Gallery, Beaufort, SC

SELECTED JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2017

38th Annual Contemporary Crafts, Mesa Art Center, Mesa, AZ: juror, Stephanie Kirkland

 

Artfields, Lake City, SC: jurors, Sara Estes, Tosha Grantham, Angela Mack, Karen Patterson, Marshall Price

2016

Focus: Fiber, Kent State University Museum, Kent, OH; juror,Jane Sauer

2015

Natural Dye Showcase, Medocino Arts Center, Medocino, CA; juror, Yoshiko Iwamoto Wada

 

Materialities: ContemporaryTextile Art, Arrowmont, Galinburg, TN; juror, Namita Gupta Wiggers

 

Small Expressions, Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN; juror, Nicole LaBouff

 

Crafting Civil War Conversations, McKissick Museum, Columbia, SC; jurors, Carla Funk, Anne C. Currier, Albert LeCoff, Jim Masterson, Diane C. Wright

 

36th Annual Contemporary Crafts, Mesa Art Center, Mesa, AZ; jurors, Mike and Jennifer Tansey

2014

American Tapestry Biennial 10, Visions Art Museum, San Diego, CA; Kent State University Museum, Kent, OH; Kaneko, Omaha, NE: juror, Jessica Hemmings

 

Mending: New Uses for Old Traditions, University of North Carolina Art Gallery, Wilmington, NC

2013

34th Annual Contemporary Crafts, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ: juror, Jennifer Scanlan

 

Fiber Directions, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS: juror, Pauline Verbeek-Cowart

2011

Chattahoochee Biennial of Textiles, Art Institute of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA; juror, Charlotte Wainwright

 

Fiber Celebration, Avenir Museum of Design, Fort Collins, CO: juror, Dr. Eulanda Sanders

 

Birds in Stitches, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY: juror, Eva M. Capobianco

2010

31st Annual Contemporary Crafts, Mesa Art Center, Mesa, AZ: juror, Jane Sauer

 

LaGrange National XXVI, Lamar Dodd Art Center, Lagrange GA: juror, J. Richard Gruber

2009

Spotlight, American Craft Council Juried Exhibition, Southeast
Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA: juror, Andrew Wagner

 

Fiber Artistry, Hudgens Center for the Arts, Duluth, GA: juror, Glen Kaufman

 

Fiber Celebration, Loveland Museum, Loveland, CO: juror, Marilyn Murphy

 

Fiber Directions, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS: juror, Jason Pollen

 

Materials: Hard & Soft, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton, TX: juror, Marilyn da Silva

2008

Fine Contemporary Crafts, Artspace, Raleigh, NC: juror, Tom Spleth

 

Craft USA, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT: juror, Gretchen Keyworth

 

Mass Consumption: the influences of popular culture on contemporary art, Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa, AZ: juror, Greg Escalante

 

Living with Beauty, Business of Art Center, Manitou Springs, CO: juror, Betsy Blumenthal

 

Salsa y Salsa, The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL: juror, Joan Michaels Paque

 

LaGrange National XXV, Lamar Dodd Art Center, Lagrange, GA: juror, Joe Bova

 

American Tapestry Biennial 7, Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, Tampa, FL and Kentucky

 

Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY: juror, Susan Warner Keene

2007

Fiber National, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA: juror, Gail M. Brown

 

Fiber Celebrated, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO: juror, Ilze Aviks

 

Fiber Celebration, City of Greeley Museum, Greeley, CO: juror, Betty Vera

2006

Crafts National 40, Pennsylvania State University, State Park, PA
Juror, Mark Richard Leach

 

27th Annual Contemporary Crafts, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ: juror, Jane Milosch

 

Fiber Art: Cutting Edge Grandeur, DeVos Convention Center, Grand Rapids, MI
Juror, Urbana Jupena

 

Make a Grand Entrance: Wearable Art Fashion Show, DeVos Place Convention Center, Grand Rapids, MI: juror, Melissa Leventon

 

Celebration! Spiritual Exhibit, Fountain Street Church, Grand Rapids, MI
Juror, Mary Fisher

 

Fifth Biennial International Juried Wearable Expressions, Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA: juror, Christie Romero

2005

Craft USA, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT: juror Gail M. Brown

 

National Bead and Fiber Exhibit, Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, Frederick, MD: jurors, Jane Sauer and Joyce Scott

 

The Wichita National, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS: juror, Harold B. Nelson

 

Fiber Directions, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS: juror, Jason Pollen

 

Fiber Celebrated, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO: juror, Linda Ligon

 

Fiber Celebration, Longmont Museum, Longmont, CO: juror, Mary Zicafoose

2004

Mountain Majesty, Denver Convention Center, Denver, CO: juror Betty Vera

 

Queen of the plains: Handwovens, Denver Convention Center, Denver, CO:
Juror, Rebecca Bluestone

 

Fiber Celebration, Loveland Museum, Loveland, CO: juror, Tom Lundberg

 

Art from the Loom, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, CO: juror, Diane Fabeck

2003

Crafts National 37, Pennsylvania State University, State Park, PA:
Juror, Ruth T. Summers

 

Craft National, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA: juror, Holly Hotchner

 

Fiber Directions, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS: juror, Jason Pollen

 

Fluid Fibers: Moving Creations by Southeastern Fiber Artists
Hudgens Center for the Arts, Duluth, GA: juror, Jon Eric Riis

2002

Plain Arts IV International juried Exhibition, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS
Juror, Sandra Blain

 

Fiber Celebration, Lincoln Center, Ft. Collins, CO: juror, Amy Evans

2001

Spotlight, American Crafts Council Juried Exhibition, Southeast

 

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN: juror, Arlene LewAllen

2000

Spotlight, American Crafts Council Juried Exhibition, Southeast

 

Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw GA: juror, Ted Potter

1997

USA Craft Today, Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT: juror, Ken Botnick

 

Spotlight, American Crafts Council Juried Exhibition, Southeast

 

Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC: juror, Kate Carmel

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

McKissick Museum, Columbia, SC
Craft in America, Los Angeles, CA
Pickens County Art Museum, Pickens, SC
Cummings and McCrady, Architects, Charleston, SC
Bijou Bar and Grille, Greenville, SC
South Carolina National Bank, Columbia, SC
Anderson County Arts Center, Anderson, SC
Tri-County Technical College, Pendleton, SC
Fair-Oak Elementary School, Westminster, SC
City of Anderson, Anderson, SC
Mulberry House, Nashville, TN
St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Seneca, SC
University Lutheran Church, Clemson, SC
City of North Charleston, SC

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

2016

Stephanie Jadrnicek. The Journal. “Wedge Weaver to Speak atBRAC”. Sept. 20, 1016 issue. photo repro

2015

Lippert, Connie. Tapestry Topics. “Wedge Weave Tips.” Fall 2015. Vol. 41 No.3, photo repro

 

Surface Design Association Members’ Juried Catalog. “Materialities: Contemporary TextileArts.” photo repro

 

Young, Marcia. Fiber Art Now. “Intertwined: Contemporary Southeastern Fiber Art” Vol.4, Issue 3

 

Sidore, Micala. New Hampshire Institute of Art News. “The Art is the Cloth: A series of Reflections” Spring 2015. photo repro

2012

Staff. Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot. “Looming Election: Woven Works.” Issue 171.

 

Staff. Interior Design. Designwire. May 12. photo repro

2011

Lippert, Connie. Tapestry Topics, theme editor, Wedge Weave, Winter 2011 Vol. 37 No. 4, photo repro

2010

Hicks, Ann. The Greenville News. “Spoken in the Language of Art.” Dec. 18

2009

Staff. Shuttle, Spindle, and Dyepot. “Salsa y Salya Multimedia Fiber Arts Exhibition.” Issue 158. photo repro

2008

Erikson, Deb. Fiberarts, “Connie Lippert: A Journey to Hope.” Sept/Oct. issue. photo repro

 

Lippert, Connie. Tapestry Topics, “How Things Happen.” Spring Vol.34 No1. photo repro

2007

Bostic, Connie. Mountain Xpress. “Looking for Cover.” Feb. 14

2006

Elder, Gaye. Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot. “Make a Grand Entrance.” Issue 148.
photo repro

2005

Todd-Hooker, Kathe. Line in Tapestry. photo repro

 

Staff. Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot. “Queen of the Plains.” Issue 142 photo repro

 

Staff. Shuttle ,Spindle and Dyepot. “Mountain Majesty Exhibition.” Issue 141. photo repro

2004

Kieffer, Susan Mowery, editor. Fiberart Design Book 7. Lark Books. photo repro

 

Porter, Mary Jean. The Pueblo Chieftain. “Eager Weavers.” June 13. photo repro

 

Hall, Jacqueline. The Columbus Dispatch. “Show’s exquisite rugs too fine for floors.”

2003

Lippert, Connie. Handwoven. “Weaving Art with Paper.”. Issue 117

 

Hicks, Ann. The Greenville News. “Nature of Art.” June 15. photo repro

2001

Staff. Handwoven. “Taquete Rugs.” Issue 107 photo repro

1999

Hicks, Ann. The Greenville News. “Pickens Museum is Home, Tweet Home.” August 29.

1992

Staff. Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot. “Gallery.” Issue 91. photo repro

AWARDS AND HONORS

2017

Artfields, Category Award: jurors, Sara Estes, Tosha Grantham, Angela Mack, Karen Patterson, Marshall Price

 

Palmetto Hands, Purchase Award, Merit Award: juror, Michael Haga

2016

Belton Center for the Arts Juried Exhibition, Merit award; juror, Paul Flint

2015

Anderson County Arts Center Annual Juried Exhbition, Merit Award; juror, William Jameson

 

Crafting Civil War Conversations, McKissick Museum, Purchase Award; jurors, Carla Funk, Anne C. Currier, Albert LeCoff, Jim Masterson, Diane C. Wright

2014

Anderson County Arts Center Annual Juried Exhibition, Merit Award

2013

Anderson County Arts Center Annual Juried Exhibition, Purchase Award

2012

South Carolina Palmetto Hands, Honorable Mention: juror, Clay Burnette

2011

Fiber Celebration, Third place -2D: juror, Dr. Eulanda Sanders

2010

Blue Ridge Fiber Show, President’s Award

 

South Carolina Arts Commission grant

 

Anderson Arts Center Annual Juried Exhibition, Purchase Award

 

South Carolina Palmetto Hands, Honorable Mention: juror, Brian Lang

2009

Woven Visions, Honorable Mention: juror, Cecile L.K. Martin

 

Fiber Celebration, Switzer Land Alpacas award: juror, Marilyn Murphy

 

Anderson Arts Center Annual Juried Exhibition, Purchase Award

2008

Salsa y Salsa, Second place: juror, Joan Michaels Paque

2007

Fiber Celebration, Third place – 2D: juror, Betty Vera

2006

South Carolina Arts Commission grant

 

Blue Ridge Handweaving Show, First Place-Decorative:
Jurors, Neal Howard, Liz Spear, Kathrin Weber Scott

2005

Fiber Celebrated, American Tapestry Alliance Award: juror, Linda Ligon

 

Fiber Celebration, Webs Award: juror, Mary Zicafoose

2004

South Carolina Arts Commission grant

 

Art from the Loom, Handweaver’s Guild of Pueblo award: juror, Diane Fabeck

 

Fiber Celebration, Shuttles Spindles, and Skeins Award: juror, Tom Lundberg

2003

Hanging by a Thread, Third Place: juror, Mary Tuma

2002

Fiber Celebration, Schacht Spindle Co. Inc. award: juror, Amy Evans

 

Blue Ridge Handweaving Show, Second Place-Decorative: juror, Heather Allen

 

South Carolina Palmetto Hands, Honorable Mention: juror, Ruth T. Summers

 

Blue Ridge Art Association Juried Show, Juror’s Special Mention award

2000

Belton Standpipe Festival Juried Art Show, Merit Award

1998

Anderson Arts Center Annual Juried Exhibition, Callie Stringer Rainey Memorial award

1997

South Carolina State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, Thomas W. and Jill Messerby Merit award

1994

Beacon Hand-Loom Weaving Competition, First Place-Interiors: juror, Sharon Keech

 

Blue Ridge Art Association Juried Show, Merit Award

1992

Beacon Hand-Loom Weaving Competition, Second Place-Interiors: juror, Ann Matlock

 

Blue Ridge Art Association Juried Show, Merit Award

1991

Anderson County Arts Center Annual Juried Exhibition, Fine Craft award

1987

Southern Fibers, First Place

 

Pickens County Arts Commission Eleventh Annual Juried Show, Purchase award

 

South Carolina Crafts Association Eight Annual Exhibition, Merit award, fiber

1986

North Carolina/South Carolina Fiber Competition, Nine Press award: juror, Adela Akers

1985

Southern Fibers, Best of Show - home furnishing category

INSTRUCTOR

Weaver’s Guild of Boston, MA 2017 (3-day workshop)
San Diego Creative Weavers’ Guild 2017 (2 –day workshop)
Charleston Fiber Guild, Charleston, SC 2016 (1 ½ dayworkshop)
Handweavers Guild of America Conference, Milwaukee, WI 2016 (3 day workshop)
Eastern Great Lakes Fiber Conference, Chautauqua, NY. 2015 (3 day workshop)
Michigan League of Handweavers, Holland, MI 2014 (3 day workshop)
Handweavers Guild of America Conference, Long Beach, CA 2012 (2 day workshop)
Handweavers Guild of America Conference, Albuquerque, NM 2010 (2 day workshop)
Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild, Atlanta, GA 2010 (lecture, mini workshop)
John C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC 2009 (week workshop)
Florida Tropical Weavers Conference, Lake Yale, FL 2006 (3 day workshop)
Convergence, Handweavers Guild of America conference, Grand Rapids, MI 2006
(seminars)
Convergence, Handweavers Guild of America conference, Denver, CO 2004
(seminar)
The Weaver’s Knot, Seneca, SC 1997, 1998
Blue Ridge Arts Council, Seneca, SC 1989, 1998, 2001-2010
Piedmont Handweavers Guild, Clemson, SC 1993

APPROVED ARTIST ROSTER, SOUTH CAROLINA ARTS COMMISSION

Artist’s residency
Anderson County School District 2010
Oconee County School District 1998-2001, 2003-2006, 2008, 2010-2012, 2014-2017
Laurens County School District 2000, 2007
Georgetown County School District 1998, 2008
Spartanburg County School District 1997, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008
Escuela Juan Rafael Meoño Hidalgo, Costa Rica 2002 (international outreach)
Centro Educativo Universitario Para Niños Y Adolescentes, Costa Rica 2002
(international outreach)
Charleston County School District 2002
Pickens County School District 2003, 2007, 2008

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Blue Ridge Arts Council. Artist talk. Seneca, SC 2016
Craft in America Study Center. Artist talk. Los Angeles, CA, 2012
Textile Society of America Symposium. “Contemporary Interpretation of an Unusual Navajo
Weaving Technique.” Lincoln, NE. 2010
Contributor: Anderson County Arts Center Annual Art Auction, Anderson, SC 2001- 2010
Contributor: Blue Ridge Arts Council Annual Art Auction, Seneca, SC 2004, 2005
Contributor: South Carolina State Museum “Centennial Celebration.” Columbia, SC 1994
Ravenel Elementary “Artists on the Green” demo, Seneca, SC 1996-2009
Fair Oak Elementary “Arts and Cultural Day” demo. Fair Oak, SC 2003, 2004, 2006-2008

BORN b. 1955, Tuskegee, AL