Zia Gipson


NW Craft 24, Schack Arts Center


Inaugural exhibition of NWDC members in Bellevue Arts Museum

"Spotlight" Bainbridge Museum of Art 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Bainbridge Island, WA

"Bojagi" exhibition at the Pacific NW Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum, La Conner, WA

"Art Evolved-Intertwined", Pacific NW Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum in 2023 (two more venues to come)

On-line exhibition of 10th Annual Living Mark through Verum Ultimum Gallery

"Vessels Speak Volumes", Gallery Mack, Seattle


Fantasy Footwear", group exhibition, Clarke and Clarke Art + Artifacts Gallery, Mercer Island, WA

Guest lecture and workshop for Northwest Collage Society, Seattle

"Aqueous Arizona", Tubac Arts Center, Tubac, AZ

"Every Picture Tells a Story Don't It", Northwest Collage Society group exhibition at Rosehill Community Center, Mukilteo, WA

“Every 1 2022”, National Basketry Organization juried members online exhibition


"Clay, Paper, Scissors", Brace Point Gallery, Seattle

"Essay, "Power" published in International Association of Hand Papermakers and Paper Artists Journal.

Class in felted paper/joomchi through the Pacific NW Art School.


“Fiber 2020”, Bainbridge Museum of Art, Bainbridge Island, WA

“Currents 2020”, Schack Arts Center, Everett, WA

"We the People", on-line exhibition sponsored by Artist Alliance

"Tiny Assemblage", on-line exhibition sponsored by Artist Alliance

"NWDC Craft20" exhibition and sale of NW Designer Craftsmen in partnership with Bellevue (WA) Arts Museum

Class "Improv and Abstraction" through Bainbridge Museum of Art

Teaching class "Felted Paper (Joomchi) is Passionate Paper on Zoom

"Playlist" at Museo, Langley
"STEM + ART, Schack Arts Center, Everett
"DogEar Festival", Bainbridge Museum of Art
"Uncommon Paper" Group Exhibition, Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend
"Paper on Bainbridge", Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Gallery, Winslow, Bainbridge Island
Essay published in International Association of Paper Artists and Papermakers Journal
Juror, "Fiber + Paste", exhibition by Northwest Collage Society at Pacific NW Quilt and Fiber Art Museum

Group exhibition WA State Convention Center, Seattle
Spring Pop Up, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (jewelry and greeting cards carried year round at BIMA)
"The Contemporary Art of Northwest Crafts", Group exhibition by Northwest Designer Craftsmen members at WA State Convention and Trade Center
"Garden Art", Bush Point Road Art Barn, Whidbey Island Garden Tour
"Fifth Annual Living Mark", Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, OR
Teaching, "Passionate Paper", at Pacific NW Arts and Crafts School, Coupeville, WA
"Mosaic as Contemporary Art", group exhibition, National Gallery, Skopje, Macedonia and Paray le Monial, France
Holiday Makers at the Roaming Radish
Jewelry carried by Bainbridge Museum of Art


  • Published Two Pussy Hat Greeting Cards
  • " Mosaic as Contemporary Art", National Bank Serbia of Belgrade
  • "Mosaic as Contemporary Art", Melina Merkouri Cultural Center, Athens, Greece
  • "Mosaic as Contemporary Art", Teloglion Foundation of Art, Thessalonikis, Greece
  • "Fiber Fusion", Schack Arts Center, Everett, WA
  • "Installation-Cultural Transmission Reprised", Bainbridge Museum of Art, Bainbridge Island, WA
  • "All  Things Considered 9: Basketry in the 21st Century", American Art Company, Tacoma, WA 
  • "Beyond the Surface", La Conner Quilt and Textile Art Museum, January through March
  • "Paper Transformed II", Vashon Allied Arts Gallery, August, Vashon, WA
  • "Paper Translations". Kirkland Arts Center, September through November, Kirkland, WA
  • "Fiber Art", Pacific Regent Tower, Bellevue, WA
  • Joomchi Exhibition at 2016 Bojagi Forum, Septemer, Suwon, S. Korea
  • 2016 Whidbey Island Studio Tour
  • "How They Felt", August, Landmark Gallery at La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum, La Conner, WA
  • "Paper Transformed", Northwinds Art Center, Port Townsend, WA
  • Designs included in book,  "Pattern Base" published by Thames and Hudson
  • "International Joomchi and Beyond", New Bedford Art Museum, New Bedford, MA
  • "Northwest Designer Craftsmen at S. Lake Union UW Medical Center"
  • Seattle Sampling Studio 12
  • Whidbey Working Artists Studio Tour
  • "Out of the Blue", La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum
  • "Whidbey Surface Design at WICA, Langley, WA"
  • "Northwest Designer Craftsman at 60", Whatcom Museum of Art
  • "Whidbey Island Surface Design at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts"
  • "Broken Mended Hearts" with Sue Taves and Michael Stadler, Hanson Scott Gallery, Seattle
  • "Life on the Left Edge" at Latimer Quilt and Textile Center, Tilamook, Or
  • "Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival 2013 Juried Art Gallery"
  • Project Manager, Northwest Mosaic Art Today, Handforth Gallery, Tacoma Public Library, WA
  • “Fiber Art by Whidbey Island Surface Design,” Schack Arts Center, Everett, WA
  • Designs featured in the book, “Pattern Base” by Kristi O’Meara
  • “Mending Hearts” with Sue Taves and Michael Stadler at Brackenwood Gallery, Langley, WA
  • “Making Our Marks II”, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts Zech Hall, Langley, WA
  • Trunk Show, Hanson Scott Gallery, Seattle, WA
  • Freeland Holiday Art Sale, Freeland, WA
  • “Icon” at Hanson Scott Gallery, Seattle (collaboration with Sue Taves)
  • “Wax: Contemporary Encaustic Works”, Pajaro Vallery Art Gallery, Watsonville, CA
  • “Hearts: Metaphor, Mayhem, and Meaning”, Lakeside Advisors, Seattle, WA
  • “Whidbey Art Trail”, Whidbey Island, WA
  • “Whidbey Bird Festival Art Exhibition”, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, Langley, WA
  • “The Perfect Fit: Shoes Tell Stories”, Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
  • “Saints and Sinners”, Museo, Langley, WA
  • “Gathered”, Museo, Langley, WA
  • “Whidbey Surface Design”, Blue Horse Gallery Bellingham, WA
  • “Whidbey Open Studio Tour”, Whidbey Island, WA
  • 18th Annual Juried Exhibition, Schack Arts Center, Everett, WA
  • “Deep Spaces”, Latimer Quilt and Textile Center, Tilamook, OR
  • “On the Surface”, La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum, La Conner, WA
  • “$500 Flat”, Museo, Langley, WA
  • “Making Our Marks”, Open Door Gallery, Langley, WA
  • “The Perfect Fit: Shoes Tell Stories”, Nicolaysen Museum, Casper, WY
  • “The Perfect Fit: Shoes Tell Stories”, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY
  • “Holiday Show”, Museo, Langley, WA
  • “All Things Not Quilted”, La Conner Quilt and Textile Museum, La Conner, WA
  • “Hearts and Hammers”, Open Door Gallery, Whidbey Island, WA
  • “Containers, Containment and Contents”, Arts Council of Snohomish Gallery, Everett, WA
  • “The Perfect Fit: Shoes Tell Stories”, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA
  •  “Surface Matters”, Penn Cove Gallery, Coupeville, WA
  • Whidbey Open Studio Tour, Whidbey Island, WA
  • Art markets at Museo and Open Door Gallery, Langley, WA
  • Artworks Gallery at Greenbank Farm
  • "Northwest Designer Craftsmen at Museo", Langley, WA
  • Whidbey Open Studio Tour
  • "Home by Design", Depot Arts Center, Anacortes
  • “Artist-Made Rugs”, Gallery IMA, Seattle
  • "Layerists and Multimedia", North Seattle Community College
  • Exhibition of artists' rugs organized by Pratt Fine Arts at University of Washington
  • "Animalia" at Allied Arts, Richland, WA
  • "Uncommon Threads", exhibition and sale, Whidbey Weaver's Guild at Greenbank Farm
  • "Looking Forward, Glancing Back", exhibition of work by members of Northwest Designer Craftsmen at Bellevue Art Museum,
  • Featured nationally on HGTV's program "Crafters Coast to Coast" Exhibition,
  •  "A Weaver's Dozen'. Invitation exhibition of work by members of Northwest Designer Craftsmen in conjunction with Association  of Northwest Weavers's Guilds Conference, BKB & Company, Tacoma, WA 

  • “Looking Forward, Glancing Back-Northwest Designer Craftsmen at 50”, Whatcom Museum of History and Art (Bellingham), Bellevue Art Museum, and Wenatchee Valley Museum, and Contemporary Crafts Museum and Gallery (Portland), through 2006
  • Northwest Designer Craftsmen Invitational Exhibition, Arts Council of Snohomish County, Everett Art Center, Everett, WA
  • 2nd International Felt Symposium Exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Bishkek , Kyrgyz Republic
  • ArtsWest group exhibition, August, Seattle (Juried)
  • Seattle Knitting and Fiber Arts Expo (teacher and exhibitor), April 4-6, Seattle (teaching)
  • Gallery One, Ellensburg, WA (teaching)
  • "The Unfashion Statement" group exhibition by Northwest Designer Craftsmen, Bellevue Community College Library Gallery , Bellevue, WA
  • Seattle Sampling, December 5, 6 & 7th (www.seattlesampling.com)
  • Seattle Weaver's Guild Fall Sale,
  • Seattle Sampling Sale, (seattlesampling.com)
  • Textile Tides, Convergence 2002 (Juried)
  • Needles Speak: Past, Present, Future (Pacific Northwest Needle Arts Guild), Museum of History and Industry, Seattle (Juried)
  • Artwork in BKB Gallery shows:  Pret a Parte, Light Hearted Again, Dolls & Idols
  • Featured artist November, BKB Gallery, Tacoma, WA
  • Taught mini workshop on nuno felt for Seattle Weaver’s Guild
  • Seattle Sampling
  • The Craft Biennial 2001: A Biennial Review of NW Art and Craft, Oregon College of Art and Craft (Juried)
  • Accepted into Northwest Designer Craftsmen
  • “Felt”, Exhibit of feltmakers’ work at Pratt Fine Arts Center, 2001 (Juried)
  • “Art to Wear”, Larsen Gallery, Yakima Community College, Yakima 2001 (Juried)
  • “RAGS 2001” Wearable Art Benefit and Sale, Tacoma, 2001 (Juried)
  • “Bumbershoot Artist/Baker Cake Design Project”, 2000
  • Group Exhibit, NW Polymer Clay Guild, Seattle Pacific University 2000
  • "Artist Trust Valentine Invitational Exhibit", Italia, 1990
  • "Artist Trust Valentine Invitational  Exhibit", American Art Company, Tacoma, WA  1990
  • "Artist Trust Valentine Exhibit", COCA, 1989
  • "Artist Trust Valentine Exhibit", Greg Kucera Gallery, 1988
  • "Northwest Women in the Arts", Pacific Lutheran University, 1986, 1987, and 1988
  • "Northwest Women Artists", Nan Goss Gallery, Tacoma, 1986
  • "In Two Parts: Seeing Double", Bumbershoot, 1985
  • "Kransberg Installation", St. Louis, MO, 1983
  • "The Painted Fence" at the Old Post Office, St. Louis, 1980
  • "ArtPark", St. Louis, MO. 1980-1983
  • "Paperworks", The Sunshine Inn, St. Louis, 1980
  • "ACCA Draws the Figure", Bixby Gallery, Washington University in St. Louis
  • "Found Objects", Fontbonne College Gallery, St. Louis, 1980
My work is in a number of public and private collections including the Kellogg Conference Center at Michigan State University.