Donna L. Lish, LiBeado Designs
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Donna Lish
My aesthetic focus is to consider spatial definition- how units fit together and how selected variations of surface applications enhance the piece. My concentration in textile construction enables rhythmic progression and processes which refine outcomes within the cumulative stream of consciousness.




Commissions are fashioned to your desired vision.

Proposals for interdisciplinary textile construction, as well as courses in knitting, crocheting, and beading are available.

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Education:

  • 1997: Doctor of Education-Rutgers University, NJ
  • 1978: Master of Arts-Montclair State University, NJ
  • 1970: BA in Art Education-Montclair State University, NJ
Teaching:
  • 2011: Int. Society of Art, Mathematics, and Architecture Conference, Chicago, IL.
    "Perceptions of Three"
  • 2010: Int. Society of Art, Mathematics, and Architecture Conference, Chicago, IL,
    Dimensions in Crochet
  • 2008: Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ
  • 2004: Split Rock Arts Program, University of Minnesota, St. Paul
  • 1970-2003: Bridgewater-Raritan Schools, K-12-Art
  • 1992: Montclair State University-visiting specialist in fibers
  • 1985— Hunterdon Museum of Art
Chairperson:
  • 2004, 2005:  December Exhibition, Phoenix Gallery, Chelsea, NYC
  • 1986: Hunterdon Art Alliance, organizational member-NJ
  • 1982: Membersí Show, Hunterdon Museum of Art-Clinton, NJ
  • 1978: 25th Annual Juried Exhibition, Hunterdon Museum of Art-Clinton, NJ
Curator:
  • 2005:  Insights- The Art of US Veterans, Phoenix Gallery, NYC
Collections:
  • Bernard Jacob, Architect, St. Paul, MN
  • Kristen Acola, Director of Exhibitions, Hunterdon Museum of Art, NJ
  • Johnson & Johnson Co.-NJ
  • Noyes Museum-NJ
  • The Sive Group, Inc., Chicago, IL
  • Private collections
Links: Galleries:
  • Phoenix Gallery-NY, NY (www.phoenix-gallery.com)
  • Maison Des Artistes-Soho, NY
  • Swan Gallery-Philadelphia, PA
  • Streichler Gallery of Sculptural Art-Englewood, NJ
  • Perspectives-Minneapolis, MN
  • River Bank Arts-Stockton, NJ
  • Moonstone Gallery- Lake Geneva, WI
Awards:
  • Jurorís Award Environment 2000, $1000, Galleria Mesa, AZ
  • New Jersey State Council on the Arts 1999 Crafts Fellowship-$8000
  • NJ State Council on the Arts 2007 Crafts Fellowship-$7,500
  • Monetary awards from national competitions
  • "Beads: The journey of" (international) - Best in Show - Sculpture, 2008, Bead Museum, D.C.
  • Teacher grants
Publications:
  • 500 Baskets, Lark Books
  • 500 Beaded Objects, Lark Books
  • Netted Beadwork, Fitzgerald
  • The Art and Elegance of Beadweaving, Wilcox-Wells
  • The Best in Contemporary Beadwork, 2000, Interweave Press
  • Beadwork Magazine, March/April, 2000
  • The Best in Contemporary Beadwork, 2002, Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center
  • Surface Design Association Journal, Spring, 2002
  • Hunterdon County Town and Country, Summer, 2005
  • Knitting Art: Expanding the Boundaries of Knitting, Searle, 2008
  • Hyperseeing, the Journal of the International Society of Art, Mathematics, and Architecture (ISAMA), cover and paper on "Beading in the Stream of Consciousness", summer, 2009 Hyperseeing, the Journal of ISAMA, summer, 2010, "Dimensions in Crochet" presentation and workshop
    The Fine Art of Crochet, Gwen Kinsler, available in 2011
Exhibitions:
  • 2010
    • Metaphoric Fibers:Untamed Knitting/Crochet, Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN
    • International TECHstyle Art Biennial, San Jose Museum of Quilts/Textiles, CA
    • Collective Thread International, U. Central Missouri Gallery of Art/Design, MO
    • Rhythmic Progression, Bead & Fiber Gallery, Boston, MA
  • 2009
    • Economies of Scale, (Textile Study Group), Phoenix Gallery, NYC
    • Contemporary Crafts Annual, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ
    • National Fiber Directions, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, Kansas
    • Small Expressions International, Handweavers' Guild of America, Mississippi
    • Craft Center, and Falconer Gallery, Grinnell, IA
    • Fiber Celebrated, Center of SW Studies Gallery, Durango, CO
    • NJ Arts Annual:Crafts, Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ
  • 2008
    • NJ Arts Annual - Crafts, Montclair Art Museum, Montclaire, NJ
    • Beyond Knitting: Uncharted Stitches, San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA
    • Contemporary Repetition: Soft Sculptural Media, Long Beach Is. Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, NJ
    • Fiber Celebration, Lincoln Center, Ft. Collins, CO (award)
    • River of Grass International, Convention Center, Tampa, FL
    • Faculty Exhibition, Francisco Gallery, Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, NJ
    • Small Expressions, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL (award)
    • Beads-The Journey of..., Bead Museum, D.C. (award)
  • 2007
    • Intimate Eye, Textile Study Group of NY, Phoenix Gallery, NYC
    • Book Arts 2007, Cambridge Artistsí Cooperative, Cambridge, MA
    • Sum of the Parts, Surface Design Association, Kansas City, MO
    • NJ Arts Annual- Fine Arts, Noyes Museum, NJ
    • Stretching the Threads, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL
    • Fiber Celebrated, Durango Arts Center, Durango, CO (award)
    • Fiber Celebration, Greeley History Museum, Greeley, CO (award)
    • Nothing New: Fiber / Recycled Materials, Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN
    • Take 10/Realism to Abstraction, Prallsville Mill Gallery, Stockton, NJ
    • Fiber National, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA
    • Arte de Descartes VII, Stables Gallery, Taos, NM
    • Interweaving Ideas, R. A. Peck Gallery, Central WY College, Riverton, WY
    • Wichita National, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS
    • Membersí Exhibition, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ
  • 2006
    • Phoenix Gallery Artists, NYC
    • Art Connections 3, George Segal Gallery, Montclair State U., NJ
    • Juried Membersí Exhibition, Hunterdon Museum of Art, NJ
    • Changing the World, One Thread at a Time, Tubac Center for the Arts, AZ
    • Donna L. Lish/Thread Count, solo exhibition, Phoenix Gallery, NYC
    • Color/Line and Form, Gallery 31north, NJ
    • NJ Arts Annual- Crafts, Morris Museum, NJ
    • Selected Works, Second Story Gallery, Chester, NJ
  • 2005
    • Solo Bead Exhibition, Myhelan Arts Center-Long Valley, NJ
    • Juried Membersí Show, Hunterdon Museum of Art-Clinton, NJ (2nd prize)
    • Common Thread, Juried Surface Design Exhibition-Phoenix Gallery, NY
    • Nothing New: Fiber from Recycled Materials, Textile Center-Minneapolis, MN
    • Bead and Fiber, Delaplaine Arts Center-Frederick, MD
    • NJ Arts Annual: Crafts, Jersey City Museum (invitation)
    • The Elements: Creative Energy/Earth, Fire, Air, Water-Exhibition of Artist Books, Hunterdon Museum of Art-Clinton, NJ
    • Craft Forms (International), Wayne Art Center-Wayne, PA
    • Beyond Fibers: New Forms, Bliss Center for the Arts-Steamboat Springs, CO
  • 2004
    • NJ Arts Annual, Crafts-Noyes Museum
    • Bead International 2004, Dairy Barn-Athens, OH (tour)
    • Convergence/Divergence, Goldstein Museum of Design-St. Paul, MN
    • Morristown Craft Market-Morristown Armory, NJ
    • Fiber Arts 2004, Gallery 510-Decatur, IL
    • Great Northern Beadwork-Hancock, MI
    • La Petite XII, Alder Gallery-Coburg, OR
    • Juried Membersí Show, Hunterdon Museum of Art-Clinton, NJ
  • 2003
    • First Triennial of Mini-textiles (International)-Sombathely, Hungary
    • Ashes to Art, International, Fort Mason Center-San Francisco, CA
    • Membersí Show, Hunterdon Museum of Art-Clinton, NJ (1st prize)
    • Morristown Craft Market-Morristown Armory, NJ
  • 2002
    • Bead International, 2002, Dairy Barn-Athens, OH
    • Triennial International Embroidery Competition, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
    • Ashes to Art International, Fort Mason Center-San Francisco, CA
    • La Petite X, Alder Gallery-Coburg, OR
    • Great Northern Beadwork-Hancock, MI
    • The Audacious Bead, The Bead Museum-Washington, D.C.
    • Artemision Fiber Art Festival, 2002-Gorlitz, Germany
    • The Freed Bead 2002, Torpedo Gallery-Alexandria, VA
    • Aesthetics 2002, Birgor Sandzen Gallery-Lindsborg, KS
  • 2001
    • Solo Exhibition-Donna L. Lish: Changing Metaphor, Hunterdon Museum of Art-Clinton, NJ
    • La Petite IX, Alder Gallery-Coburg, OR
    • Fiber Celebrated í01, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art-Logan, UT
    • Selection from NJ State Council on the Arts, í99, Chubb Gallery-Warren, NJ
    • Art in Embassies-Jakarta, Indonesia (renewal)
  • 2000
    • 5th International Betonac Competition-Sint-Truiden, Belgium (touring)
    • Art in Embassies-Jakarta, Indonesia
    • Object Beadwork, Suburban Fine Arts Center-Illinois
    • National Juried Exhibition, Lafayette Art Association-Louisiana
    • Aesthetics 2000, Birgor Sandzen Gallery-Lindsborg, KS
    • Bead International 2000, Dairy Barn-Athens, OH
    • Sculpture and Fine Arts, St. Louis Artistsí Guild-Missouri (Honorable Mention)
    • Environment 2000, Galleria Mesa-Mesa, AZ (Jurorís Award-$1000)
    • Mini-Textiles, Artemision-Gorlitz, Germany (touring)
    • Artists of Hunterdon County, Hunterdon Museum of Art-Clinton, NJ
    • ANA 2000, Holter Museum-Helena, Montana

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