Please let us know what you think! Ms Packard has been weaving since 1964 and a Weaver / fiber artist for over fifty years. Recently resurrecting her career as a Fiber artist since retiring after a 25-year career in Waste Management, long story there. Her pieces have been exhibited in the past two South Dakota Governor’s Biennials, Washington Pavilion Arts Night 2019 – juror’s award, USD fine Arts, and Orange City Arts juried exhibition.
The arts have been a part of her life from an early age with an art major in junior high & high school and a BFA from Syracuse University in New York.
Her Arts career includes positions teaching fiber arts at USD Fine Arts and various arts disciplines at Yankton College, and Worthington Community College. In between and during Ms. Packard provided weaving experiences to over 60 communities / or schools through the SDAC AIS programs. She directed a prison industry entitled Black Sheep Weavers producing tapestries designed and woven by inmates.
Lives in Vermillion SD over looking the Missouri River valley