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Dixie Parker-Fairbanks, American artist. Established, director Richard Fairbanks: American Potter Foundation, since 2005.

Background

Parker-Fairbanks, Dixie was born on August 1, 1936 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States. Daughter of James N. and Mary Louise (Mussell) Parker.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Drake University, 1958. Master of Fine Arts, Drake University, 1959.

Career

Craft instructor State of Wisconsin, Waukesha, 1960—1961. Assistant director department education Des Moines Art Center, 1961—1966. Art lecturer Central Washington University, Ellensburg, 1967—1969.

Director Junior Art Museum Des Moines Art Center, 1965—1966, director docent program, 1963—1966. Director Community Art Gallery, Ellensburg, 1968—1972. Coord./director Richard Fairbanks Project, Ellensburg, 1991-1995.

Guest curator, Richard Fairbanks Retrospective, Nordic Heritage Museum, Ballard, Washington, 1995. Guest speaker, Networks in Ceramics, University Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland, 1966. Curator/director Richard Fairbanks American Potter Foundation, 2005.

Works

Membership

Established, director Richard Fairbanks: American Potter Foundation, since 2005.

Connections

Married Richard Fairbanks, August 26, 1966 (deceased March 1989).

father:
James N. Parker

mother:
Mary Louise (Mussell) Parker

spouse:
Richard Fairbanks