Biography
   
 
Education
Verena Schwippert Hand Werke
Bibliography
Public Sculptures
Gallery Affiliations
Shows and Exhibitions
 
   
         
         
   
Born in Bergkamen, Westfalia, Germany
    1970 - 74 Travels throughout Europe, north and middle America
    1974 – 83 Lived and worked in Seattle, WA
    1983 – 84 Lived and worked on Camano Island, WA
    1984 & 86 Spent two winters in Barrow, AK
    1988 Fall and winter, lived and worked in Taos, NM
  1995 Home and studio in Arlington, WA
   
Education
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    1967 completed High School at Katharineum zu Luebeck, Germany
    1968 – 69 Boyes Pulley Fine Art Academy, Hamburg, Germany
    1969 – 73 Hochschule fuer Bildende Kuenste am Lerchenfeld, Hamburg, Germany
    1970 – 72 University of Hamburg, Germany; studies in Paedagogics
    1973 B.F.A. Degree in Art Education at University Hamburg, Germany
    1988 Introduced to stonesculpture by R. Morning Gun in Fort Collins, CO
    1993 Joins Northwest Stone Sculptor’s Association (NWSSA), Seattle, WA
    1994 – 2001 annual NWSSA Symposia, Camp Brotherhood, Mt. Vernon, WA
  2001 studies with B.Amore and K.Uchida, Stone Sculptor’s Symp. Mt. Vernon, WA
   
Bibliography
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    Metzger, K.Mark Editor’s Choice The collector/Investor Magazine, April 1982
At the Galleries, Argus Downtown, Seattle, WA
    Jaques, Helga Second Annual European Art Exhibition, Continental Reporter, Oct 1982
    Henning, Susan Celebrating European Art, SIGNATURE, November 1987
New Camano Art Gallery at Rocky Point, The Stanwood News, July 1995
    Sandry, Steve Sculpture in the Northwest, NWSSA Newsletter, Interview, May 1999
Arlington Times, Interview, Dec 1999
    Arney, Sarah Arlington Times, about NWSSA Symposium, July 1999
    Wayne Rapp Stone in America, Interview, April 2000,Ohio
    Wayne Rapp SLIPPERY ROCK GAZETTE, Interview, April 2000 , Indiana
    David Reed The Art & Craft of Stonework , N.C. March 2002
    Jon Hahn The Seattle Post Intelligencer, November 7, 2002
    Diane Wright The Seattle Times, February, 2003
    C.Valenta Sound Transit, RTA, Fact Sheet Brochure, March 2004
    Helge Normann Travemuende Moevenpost, Luebeck, Germany, June 2005
    L. Tomkins SCULPTURE NW, JOURNAL, Interview, Nov/Dec 2005
  S. Arney Arlington Times, Walla Walla gets a Hand from local Artist, July 2007
    Public Sculptures   At Work
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    Walla Walla Community College, WA
Administered by WA State Arts Commission,
“Von Menschenhand” 2007, [By the Hand of Humans]
Von Menschenhand  
    Arlington Centennial Trail,
Arlington, WA, “Dedicated to the Beauty of Earth” 2006
   
    Bellevue City Park, Bellevue, WA
Purchased by the City of Bellevue, “ Giga Now “ 2004
   
    Everett Train Station, City of Everett, WA
Commissioned by Sound Transit, “ Hand Werke” 2002
   
    Snohomish Arts Council, Everett , WA
Commissioned by Snohomish Arts Council: Dr. Wendt Award, 2002
   
    Mountain View Elementary School, Newport , WA
Commissioned by J. Overfield “ Vessel of Knowledge, 2000
   
  Marysville , WA
Commissioned by Dr. Gold, DDS, Granite Fountain: Wellspring, 1998
   
 
               
Gallery Affiliations    Catching the Wild Stones
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    Gallery Mack, Seattle, Wa  
    Westcott Bay Sculpture Park, San Juan Island, Wa  
    History of the World Part lV Gallery, Camano Island , Wa  
    Urban Garden Habitat, Falls City, Wa  
    Marenakos, Preston, WA  
    Waterworks Gallery, Friday Harbor WA, San Juan  
  Stonearium, Seattle, WA  
 
          
Selected Shows and Exhibitions   Choosing the Rocks in the Mountains
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    2007 July Installation WSAC sculpture At WWCC, Walla Walla , WA
      July Aug, Stonarium Marble Show, Seattle , WA
      May, Peace Show, Another Roadside Attraction Gallery, Mt Vernon, WA
      April, Art on Colby, Everett Cultural Commission, Everett, WA
    2006 Oct Dec Whatcom Museum , Bellingham WA
      Jun Oct Sculpture Exhibit Bellevue WA, curator M.P. Byrne
      May Oct Marenakos Gallery, Seattle, WA curator K. Kojima
      June 1rst, Lecture at Evergreen State College, Prof. B. Leverich
      Apr/May Juntunnen Gardens, Mt Vernon WA, curator Pam Hon
      Feb/Mar Galerie Petra Jaeger, Hamburg , Germany
    2005 Dec/Jan Gallerie Drexelman, Neeroeteren, Belgium
      Nov Stonearium, Marenakos, Invitational, Sea, WA Curator: R.Hestekind
      Oct/Nov Gallerie Donkersvoort, Beek en Donk, Netherlands
      Aug Waterworks Gallery, San Juan, WA , Curator: Ruth Offen
      July WestEdge Sculpture Invitational, Seattle, WA, Curator: R. Pakker
      May 3rd ann. Centennial Trail Sculpture, Arlington, WA, Curator: Jean Olsen
      Apr Big Rock Garden Invitational, Bellingham , WA
    2004 Oct.  Public commission installed City of Arlington, WA, Centennial Trail
      Jun. Bellevue WA , Outdoor Sculpture Show 2004, Bellevue Art Museum
      Mar.  Maryhill Museum , Goldendale , WA. Curator: Lee Musgrave
    2003 Oct. Whatcom Museum, Bellingham , Show : All That Jazz , Curator: K Iverson
      Sep. Commission by City of Arlington: Sculpture for Centennial Path
      Jun City of Everett, WA Arboretum, 1yr show, Wendy Becker, E. Cultural Commission
      May Carnegie Center , Oregon City, OR..curator D.Haslett
      Mar. La Conner ( WA) Inaugural Sculpture Exhibition, Zac Elander, curator
      Jan. elected to the Board of Directors of NW Stone Sculptors Association, NWSSA
    2002 Nov commissioned by the Everett Cultural Commission with the creation of the
        Dr. R. Wendt Reward for Excellence to be presented to the Snohomish Arts Council.
      Oct  "Arts Alive" Show of LaConnor Arts Council, WA. Curator: Tracy Powell
      Sept Inclusion into Wahington State Arts Resource Bank, Olypia, WA
      Aug. Stillaquamish Invitational, Arlington, WA. Curator: Virginia Hatch.
    2001 Nov. elected to the Board of Directors of the Snohomish Arts Council, Everett, Wa
      “Arts Alive” invitational Show, Community Center La Conner, Wa Curator: T. Powell
      Oct. ongoing: Westcott Bay Sculpture Park, San Juan Isl. Director Kay Kammerzell
      Feb. Contract with Sound Transit for megalithic public sculpture at Commuter Train Station in Everett, Wa, in progress, installation August 2002
    2000 Nov. Allied Arts Bellingham, Wa. ”In the Beginning was Stone” Curator Scott Emory
  June/July: Snohomish Arts council, Everett, Wa “Art of the Garden” Cu. R. Hestekind
      Gallery Mack, Seattle,Wa. “Celebrating Coffee” Curator J.Overfield
      April: NWSSA Show at Metropolis Gallery, Bremerton, Wa. Curator Leon White
    1999 Nov.Haheim Gardens, Newport Wa. ”Living with Sculpture”, Curator N.Jordan
      Oct. Pratt Institute, Seattle Wa. “Written in Stone” Curator S. Gentiluomo
      June Featured Stone Sculptor at Gallery Mack, Seattle, Wa.
    1998 History of the World Part IV Gallery, Camano Island, Wa.
      Snohomish County Arts Council Show, Monte Christo Everett, Wa.
      Jan: “Sculpture ‘98” , Convention Center Seattle Wa.

    1997 Dec: History of the World Part IV Gallery, Camano Island , Wa
      Oct: Group Exhibit at Gallery Mack, Seattle , Wa
      April: Invitational two women show Sweetbriar Nursery, Kirkland , Wa
      NWSSA at the international Flower and Garden Show Convention Center, Sea.
    1996 July: Exhibit at Blackhawk Plaza, San Ramon, Cal.
      June: Invitational Women’s Sculpture Show at City of Anacortes, Wa.
      May: Juried Show , sponsored by the Snohomish Arts Council, Everett, Wa.
    1995 Dec: Invitational Show, Haheim Gardens, Seattle
      Nov: Rocky Point Nursery Gallery, Camano Isl. Wa
      Oct: Molbacks Nursery Sculpture Gallery, Woodinville, Wa.
      Sept: Langley Gallery at Whidbey Island, Wa.
      Aug: Featured Artist at Souvenirs of the Soul Gall., Stanwood, Wa
      July: Excecutive Gallery , Kirkland, Wa.
      Feb: NWSSA at Internatl. Flower and Garden Show, Convention Center, Seattle
    1994 Sept: Exhibition at Sweetbriar Nursery, Kirkland, Wa.
    1989 Aug: Shadow Wolf Gallery, Seattle, Wa.
    1988 Oct: Sculptures and Paintings at Arroyo Hondo , NM
      Nov:Second annual European Artshow, German House, Seattle, Wa.
    1987 Jan: Soloshow at Stuakpak, Barrow , Ak
    1985 March: Soloshow at Prinz Vincent Gallery, Seattle, Wa.
    1977 June: As member of Seattle Cultural Rennaissance Group at Langston Hughes Cultural Center
    1974 Larsen Gallery, Hamburg Blankenese, Germany
    1973 Solo exhibit at Hochschule fuer Bildende Kuenste, Hamburg, Germany
     
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