CONNIE ENZMANN-FORNERIS

• EDUCATION

2003:
Graduate of the 4 Year Feldenkrais Training Program, Santa Fe, NM

2000-2003:
The Feldenkrais Guild® Training Program - Santa Fe, New Mexico

1974:
M.F.A. Fibers - Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, Illinois

1973:
Sindelfingen Webschule - Sindelfingen, Germany

1971:
B.S. Craft Design - Iowa State University – Ames, Iowa

TEACHING

1990-Present:
Weavers’ Conferences and USA Weavers’ Guilds

1996-2001:
Brookfield Craft Center - Brookfield, Connecticut
Aunt Jean’s Handiworks - Clinton, New Jersey

1995:
Santa Fe Community College - Gainesville, Florida
Peter’s Valley Craft Center - Layton, New Jersey

1990-95:
Fibre Crafts Weaving Center - Clinton, New Jersey

1988:
Kramer Crafts Center - Dallas, Texas
Grapevine Schools Continuing Education - Texas

1976-85:
Des Moines Art Center - Iowa
Iowa Arts Council – Des Moines, Iowa

1983:
Des Moines Area Community College - Ankeny, Iowa

1976-78:
Iowa State University - Ames, Iowa

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1987-Present:
Fiber Designs – Handwoven wool rugs – retail, wholesale, commissions

1991-Present:
Fiber Designs - hand-dyed rug yarn, wholesale and retail

1976-1987:
Tapestry weaver - commissions

EXHIBITS & HONORS

2012:

"Art in Stitches" Group Show, Florida Museum for Women Artists, Deland, Florida
Faculty Show and Catalogue, Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, New Jersey
Art Rugs by Connie Enzmann-Forneris, Marigold Arts, Santa Fe, NM

2011:

The 2011 Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC
Art Rugs by Connie Enzmann-Forneris, Marigold Arts Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2008:

Weaver of the Month, Weaving Southwest, Taos, NM
Solo Show, Marigold Arts Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
GO Downtown, Albuquerque Arts Show, NM
Art Through the Loom, Piedra Lumbre & Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM
Fiber Art Show for Convergence, Artisans Guild Gallery, Gainesville, FL

2007:

Ohio Craft Museum, 2007 Fiber Artist's Collective Show, Columbus, OH
Ghost Ranch Art Through the Loom Show, Abiquiu, NM
Solo Show - Marigold Arts Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

2006:

2006 Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, CO
Visions of the Ancestors, solo show Marigold Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Millhopper Library, solo show, Gainesville, FL
Ghost Ranch Fiber Show, Abiquiu, NM

2005:

51st Annual Florida Craftsman Exhibition, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
CRAFTSBOSTON, Massachusetts
Double Weave Rugs by Connie Enzmann Forneris, Marigold Arts Gallery, Santa Fe

2004-5:
Mountain Arts Gathering Invitational, Keystone Resort Colorado

2003-5:
Annual Holiday Treasures Exhibition

2003:
Copper Country Fine Arts Exhibition, Copper Mountain Resort, Colorado


2002:
Gallery 323, New Fiber - Madison, Wisconsin
Peidmont Craftsmen New Member Show – Winston-Salem, North Carolina

2001-04:
Enhancements, Exhibits USA Touring Exhibition

2001:
Northern Spectrum II, Tallahassee, Florida

2000-01:
Beyond the Fringe: Florida Fiber Art, Touring Exhibition

2000:
Book Explorations 2000, Kingston, Mass, Honorable Mention
Spotlight 2000, Kennesaw State University, Georgia
Fiber Artists Collective Show, Ohio
Furniture and Furnishings Show, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1999:
Niche Award Finalist, Philadelphia Buyers Market
Florida Artists Book Exhibition, Ft. Lauderdale

1998-2001:
Southwest Arts Festival, Albuquerque, New Mexico

1994-2000:
ACC Shows, Baltimore, Atlanta, Tampa, Sarasota

1998:
Northern Spectrum I, Gainesville, Florida

1997:
Art Market, Jacksonville, Florida Honorable Mention

1996:
Twelve Blockweave Rugs Clinton, New Jersey
Florida Craftsmen Holiday Show, Tampa, Florida
14th Annual Designer Craftsman Show, Melbourne, Florida

1995:
Tapestries and Blockweave Rugs Gainesville Regional Airport, Florida

1993:
For Art's Sake Jersey City Art Museum. New Jersey
Crafts on Park Avenue New York City
Craft Show Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, New York
Craft Show Peters Valley Craft Center, New Jersey

1992:
Craft Show Brookfield Craft Center, Connecticut
Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst Tarrytown, New York
Living With Craft New Jersey Designer Craftsmen
Craft Fair Woodstock-New Paltz, New York
Design '92 Prallsville Mills, New Jersey
Design in Craft Redbank, New Jersey

1991:
Morristown Craftmarket New Jersey
Westfield Crafts Market New Jersey
Craft Show Peters Valley Craft Center, New Jersey

1990:
Fiber as Art Hunterdon Art Center Clinton, New Jersey
Craft Concepts Invitational Margate, New Jersey
Invitational, Barron Arts Center, New Jersey

1989:
Crafts at Rhinebeck New York
Allaire Craft Show New Jersey Council for the Arts
Gallery Show Adelle M Gallery Dallas, Texas

1987:
Handmade in Texas Invitational Dallas, Texas
Juried Show Dallas Handweavers and Spinners Texas
Gallery Show Editions Ltd. San Francisco, California

1986:
Fiber National '86 Adams Memorial Gallery Dunkirk, New York

1985:
Invitational Cheltenham Art Centre, Pennsylvania

1984:
Clay-Fiber Paper-as-Medium Octagon Art Center Ames, Iowa

1983:
Artspace Swan Galleries Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1982:
Landscape in Art Springfield, Illinois

1981:
Paper/Fiber IV Iowa City, Iowa

1977:
Lake Superior '77 Tweed Museum of Art Duluth, Minnesota

1976:
28th Iowa Artists' Exhibition Des Moines Art Center Iowa
Stitchery '76 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

COMMISSIONS

ACE Constructors -Gainesville, Florida
Barrett Designs - Deal, New Jersey
Betsy Finley Clinton, New Jersey
Catholic Diocese of Des Moines - Iowa
Cost, Planning and Management, Int. - Denver, Colorado
Dan Brennan - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dan Quinn - Woodstock, New York
Des Moines Golf and Country Club - Iowa
Iowa State Bank and Trust – Iowa City, Iowa
Jeanette Pepino - Whitehouse, New Jersey
Kirk Van Orsdel Insurance Services – Des Moines,Iowa
Laura Tildon - Chatham, New Jersey
Levy, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Pioneer Hybred International – Johnston, Iowa
Smith Energy Services - Colorado, North Dakota
Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, Illinois
Stufflebeam Insurance – Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Yeaton Services - Chicago, Illinois

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

American Crafts Council
Art Through the Loom Guild
Fiber Arts Collective
Fiber Arts Alliance, Santa Fe
Florida Craftsmen Association
Gainesville Weavers Guild
Handweavers Guild of America
National Association of Independent Artists
Midwest Weavers Guild
Peidmont Craftsmen, North Carolina
The Feldenkrais® Guild of America
Tropical Weavers Guild