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A. Kimberlin Blackburn, American artist. Founding member Kauai Alliance for Culture, Humanities and the Arts, 1994, member steering committee, 1995, 96. Member Kauai Society Artists (president, coordinator exhibitions 1988-1996, artist activist 1994, 95, 96).

Background

Blackburn, A. Kimberlin was born on January 21, 1954 in Honolulu. Daughter of George Hughes and Patricia Louise (Peacock) Blackburn.

Education

Bachelor, Livingston College, 1975. Master of Fine Arts, Rutgers University, 1980.

Career

Manager, silversmith, From the Hands of Man, Metuchen, New Jersey, 1975-1978;instructor textile design, Livingston College, Piscataway, New Jersey, 1975-1979;instructor photography, Livingston College, Piscataway, New Jersey, 1979-1980;co-adjunct photography laboratory, lecturer Douglass College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1981;artist-in-residence gifted and talented program, Plainfield (New Jersey) Schools, 1986-1987;co-owner, designer, LightBeams, crystal jewelry, New Jerseyco-owner, designer, LightBeams, crystal jewelry, Hawaii., 1989-1990;designer, owner, Talkstory Designs, Hawaii., 1988-1996. Trustee, member exhibition committee Tweed Arts Group, Plainfield, 1982, vice president, 1983-1984. Freelance advisor New Jersey State Council on Arts, 1985-1987.

Juror Watchung (New Jersey) Arts Festival, 1976-1977, Douglass College Folk Arts Festival, 1977-1979. Curator Tweed Gallery, 1985-1994, co-curator, 1983, 84, also others. Co-curator Is This Peace I See, Honolulu, 1993.

Works

  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include The Art Loft, Honolulu, 1986, Stones Gallery, Lihue, Hawaii, 1986, Ten Park Place, Montclair, New Jersey, 1988, Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, 1993, Honolulu Academy Art Center, 1996. 2-person shows include Bakkus Gallery, Honolulu, 1990, Stones Gallery, 1990, A Pacific Café, Kapaa, Hawaii, 1993, 95, Roy's Poipu, Kauai, Hawaii, 1995. 3- and 4-person shows include City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, 1979, Royal Culture Art Gallery, Honolulu, 1986, The Art Shop, Lihue, since 1988.

      Exhibited in numerous group shows, since 1976, including California Institute Art, Valencia, 1979, Monmouth (New Jersey) Museum, 1983, Hunterton Art Center, New Jersey, 1985, Kauai Museum, Lihue, Honolulu, 1988, 90, 91, Honolulu Academy Arts, 1989, 90, 92, 95, Academy Art Center, Honolulu, 1994. Represented by ArtLoft, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, also others.

Membership

Founding member Kauai Alliance for Culture, Humanities and the Arts, 1994, member steering committee, 1995, 96. Member Kauai Society Artists (president, coordinator exhibitions 1988-1996, artist activist 1994, 95, 96).

Connections

Married James Etsuzo Nishida, December 19, 1992.

father:
George Hughes Blackburn

mother:
Patricia Louise (Peacock) Blackburn

spouse:
James Etsuzo Nishida