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Roberta Griffith, American artist, educator. Certified teacher, New York. Recipient award Young American, 1962, Museum Contemporary Crafts, Craftsmen United States of America, 1966, Fulbright grant, Spain, 1962-1964, Merit Cooperstown Art Association, 2007; grantee National Endowment of the Humanities, 1991, research grantee Hartwick College, 1992-2005, 93., Spl Merit award, Cooperstown Art Association New York.


Griffith, Roberta was born on May 14, 1937 in Hillsdale, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Robert Charles Griffith and Jane Marie (Randolph) Griffith Elliott.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Chouinard Art Institute, 1960. Master of Fine Arts, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1962.


Teacher art, American School, Barcelona, Spain, spring, 1964;ceramic designer, Design Technics, New York City, 1965-1966;Arkell Hall professor art, Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York, since 1966;chairperson art department, Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York, 1974-1991. Lecturer in field.


  • Certified teacher, New York.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. One-woman shows include Munson Williams Proctor Institute School Art Gallery, Utica, New York, 1988, Foreman Gallery, Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York, 1989, Winfisky Gallery, Salem State College, Massachusetts, 1992, Warren Gallery, Yager Museum, Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York, 1994, 50 Year Retrospective Hartwick College, Yager Museum, 2003. Exhibited in numerous group shows, including Wichita Falls Museum and Art Center, Texas, 1991, Avenue Gallery, New York, 2005, Cooperstown National, 2008, (juried exhibition) Kauai Annual Orchid & Art Festival, Any Lauren Gallery, 2010, Rhythms of Heart, Rhythm of Earth, Kauai Society Artists, Lihue, 2010, Upper Catskill Community Council Art Incorporated, Onconta, New York, 2009 (1st prize).

      Public presentation: Tectonics, Hartwick College, 2007. Reviews and photographs of work representative in books, newspapers, magazines and exhibition catalogues in United States, Spain, France, Mexico, and Japan.


Secretary, Upper Catskill Community Council on Arts, 1974-1978, vice president 1978-1979, president 1979-1980. Delegate-at-large National Council Education for Ceramic Arts, 1984-1986, director publications, 1986. Consultant in field. Member American Association of University Professors (vice president 1983-1987, president Hartwick College chapter 1986-1989), Humanities Division Hartwick College (chairperson 1988-1989), National Council Education Ceramic Arts (board directors), Upper Catskill Committee Council Arts (board directors), National Council Art Administrators, American Association University Women., College Art Association American, American Crafts Council, Cooperstown Art Association, Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum Art, Art and Art History (chairperson 1974-1991).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: swimming, tennis, traveling.


Married Ray Schillmoeller, March 26, 1966 (divorced October 6, 1995). Children: David Robert, Raymond Mark. Married William A. Woods, December 28, 2006.

Robert Charles Griffith Elliott

Jane Marie (Randolph) Griffith Elliott

Ray Schillmoeller

William A. Woods

David Robert Griffith

Raymond Mark Griffith