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Sharon Dale La Pierre, American artist, educator. Certified junior college teacher California. Recipient first place award, Midwest Weavers Conference, 1973; grantee, Colorado Council Arts and Humanities, 1978, Kellogg postdoctoral fellow in adult learning research, Montana State University, 1987-1988.


Pierre, Sharon Dale La was born on March 1, 1945 in San Francisco, California, United States. Daughter of George L. and Maybelle F. (Swanson) La Pierre.


Bachelor, California State University, San Jose, 1966. Master of Arts in woven textiles, California State University, San Diego, 1970. Doctor of Philosophy in curriculum leadership and international studies, University Denver, 1987.


Instructor fiber department Arapahoe Community College, Littleton, Colorado, 1971—1976. Instructor weaving and design University Colorado, Boulder, 1972, 1980. Director fiber and design department Community College Denver, Red Rocks, 1975—1984, director gallery, 1982—1984.

Research associate Colorado State University, Fort Collins, since 1984. President Genre Communications Ltd. Artist-in-residence fibers design University Northern Colorado, Greeley, 1978.

Instructor arts Colorado Women's College, Denver, 1981.


  • Certified junior college teacher California.


Active National Organization of Women, San Diego, 1971. Member of Academy Entergenerational Scholars, National Art Education Association, American Crafts Council, Handweavers Guild American, American Society Interior Design.


George L. Pierre

Maybelle F. (Swanson) La Pierre