Upcoming Show:

Continuum of Being II

October 14th- November 8th, 2015
Opening Reception - Thursday, October 15th
4:00-6:00 pm

Frankie Weems Gallery,
Meredith College

3800 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, N.C. 27607

About the Artist

Resume | Artist Statement | Press | Hand Papermaking Magazine Article

Artist

Gibby Waitzkin is a fiber artist, papermaker and photographer. Her education and training focused on photography, printmaking, and arts education.

Her early involvement with political activism in the 60’s centered around civil rights, and environmental issues- what we eat, drink and breathe. She was an original organics /sustainable advocate- struck by the industrialization of our world, in particular, in agriculture.

She lived in Washington, DC and worked for over thirty-five years using her arts and design background on environmental, women’s rights and arts issues. Gibby also founded Gibson Creative, an award-winning design and communications studio in Washington, D.C. Her work included campaigns for the World Wildlife Fund’s Climate Campaign; Gore for President 2000 identity, Pew Center on Climate Change.

Gibby is currently a board member of SustainFloyd, two organizations that raise awareness around creative economy and sustainable practices in Southwest Virginia.

Her family bought property in the 70’s in Floyd, Virginia, where she and her husband built a home, and where she is now settled and built her studio- a “green” technology space. She is committed to living a life built around an environment conducive to both physical and spiritual health.

Exhibits & Honors

2015 Gallery 117, Galax, Virginia

2014 Alexander Black House & Cultural Center, Blacksburg, Virginia

2014 Preview of Upcoming Artists, Gallery 117, Galax, Virginia

2014 Jax Juried Exhibition, Jacksonville Center for the Arts, Bell Gallery and Garden Prize for Awakening, Floyd, Virginia

2014 Expressions, Piedmont Arts Gallery, Martinsville, Virginia

2014 A Continuum of Being, Piedmont Arts Gallery - Solo Exhibition, Martinsville, Virginia

2013 Trans-Fiber & Paper Exhibit, Concourse Gallery, Upper Arlington Culture Arts Commission, Arlington, Ohio

2013 Expressions Exhibition, Piedmont Arts Association, Martinsville, VA

2013 11th Annual New Works Exhibit, Jacksonville Center for the Arts, Floyd, VA

2013 Biennial Exhibition, Olin Hall Galleries, Roanoke College, Roanoke, VA

2012 “In the Field - Handmade paper from Natural Fibers” Show and permanent collection at Morgan Conservatory, Watermarks Show, Cleveland Ohio.

2012 Colossal Paper Show, Morgan Conservatory, Watermarks Show Cleveland Ohio.

2012 Members Juried Show, Morgan Conservatory, Watermarks Show, Cleveland Ohio.

2012 New River Action: 12th Biennial Juried Exhibition, Jacksonville Center, Honorable Mention, Floyd VA

2011 New River Art, 11th Biennial Juried Exhibition, Jacksonville Center, Floyd VA. Nadine Allen Memorial Award

2011 Marginally Floyd, part of Marginally Roanoke, Roanoke, VA.

2010 Inside / Out, Sarvisberry Gallery & Studio, Floyd, VA.

2010 First is our Home, Jacksonville Center for the Arts, Floyd, VA., People’s Choice Award for “Rebirth”

2010 Featured Artists, Troika Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Floyd, VA.

2010 All this I Am, Jacksonville Center for the Arts, Floyd, VA., Ise Williams Award for “Abandonment”

2007 The Journey Continues, Jacksonville Center for the Arts, Floyd, VA.

2007 Faces of the Fallen, Women’s Memorial, Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

2007 The Journey Continues, Tai Sophia Institute, Columbia, MD

2006 The Journey Continues, Jacksonville Center for the Arts, Floyd, VA.

2005 Fibers of Memories, Pyramid Atlantic, Silver Spring, MD.

2005 Annual Study Abroad Show, Georgia Alumni Association, Atlanta, GA

2004 Annual Study Abroad Show, Cortona, Italy

2003 Annual Study Abroad Show, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

Workshops & Community Outreach

2014 Sarvisberry Gallery & Studio, Papermaking & Bookbinding Workshop, Floyd, VA

2014 Carlisle School Art Club, Paper & Books, Carlisle School, Martinsville, VA

2014 Martinsville Middle School Art Club, Paper & Books, Piedmont Arts, Martinsville, VA

2014 NC Museum of Art Docent Talk, Piedmont Arts, Martinsville, VA

2013 Floyd High School Art Club, Papermaking & Book Workshop Floyd, VA

2103 Sarvisberry Gallery & Studio, Papermaking & Bookbinding Workshop, Floyd, VA

2013 Chestnut Creek School of the Arts, Creative Papermaking , Galax VA

2012 Sarvisberry Gallery & Studio, Book binding Workshop, Floyd VA

2011 Sarvisberry Gallery & Studio, Biannual workshop series in paper making, pulp painting and bookbinding, Floyd, VA.

2010 Jacksonville Center for the Arts, Papermaking and alternative photography Instructor for after school program, Floyd, VA

2010 Sarvisberry Gallery & Studio, Biannual Papermaking Workshop, Floyd, VA

2010 Sarvisberry Gallery & Studio, Biannual Bookbinding Workshop, Floyd, VA

2010 Sarvisberry Gallery & Studio, Pulp Painting Workshop, Floyd, VA.

2010 Jacksonville Center for the Arts, Paper Making and Botanical Embedding Demonstration, Floyd, VA.

Bibliography

Nash, Catherine (compiler), Authentic Visual Voices: Contemporary Paper and Encaustic, DVD Video Ebook.

Handmade Paper Magazine, Article pg. 30-32 , Vol. 27, n.1, Summer 2012

Professional

Friends of Dard Hunter, Member of Professional Organization

International Association of Hand Papermakers and Artists (IAPMA), Member

Sarvisberry Studio and Gallery, Floyd, VA., Owner and Artist in residence

Troika Contemporary Crafts Gallery, Floyd, VA., Owner and Partner

Gibson Creative, Washington, D.C., Founder and President of this award winning design and communications studio (19852001)

Institute for Policy Studies; Youth Project Foundation; and the Highlander Center, Development Consultant (19811985)

White House Office of Consumer Affairs, Carter Administration, production and editorial consultant for Self Help Guide on the Basic Necessities: housing, energy, food and health care (19791980)

US Department of Agriculture; Deputy Director of Community Affairs, Office of the Secretary, Produced “The Structure Of Agriculture” (19801981)

East 11th Street Movement, New York City, Community development projects in housing, alternative energy and a community garden (19761978)

Atlanta Public Schools, art teacher (19731975)

Board Experiences

Dieu Donne, Advisory Board, current

Green Hill Center for North Carolina Arts, Board of Directors, current

Handmade Papermaking Magazine, Board of Trustees, current

Round the Mountain, Steering Committee and Member Artist, current

SustainFloyd, Board of Trustees, current

Clean Air/Cool Planet, Board of Trustees, Executive Committee

Taubman Museum of Art, Board of Trustees

University of Georgia, School of Art, Board of Advisors

Duke University Nasher Museum, Friends Advisory Board

Duke University Nasher Museum, Campaign Development Board

Moscow Studio, Handprint International Workshop Board

Pyramid Atlantic, Board of Directors /Advisory Board

Corcoran Museum of Art and College of Art and Design, Co­-Chair, Board of Trustees, Chair of College of Art and Design Board of Advisors

Washington Project for the Arts, Board of Directors, Board Chair

Education

University of Georgia (BS Ed., 1972), photography and art education

Studies Abroad Program in Art, Cortona, Italy (1971)

Georgia State University/University of Georgia (1974­5), post­graduate work in printmaking, papermaking and photography

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