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[Biography] [Gallery]

Lived: 1959-10-31 - present
GAP Member Since: 1992-04-02
Type: Silhouettes, Papercuttings

4108 Birch
Fairbanks AK 99709
USA

(907) 479-7001
goldfish@gci.net
http://www.FishingForGold.com

Child on Bed
Child on Bed

Rita Dorfmueller Bishop began cutting silhouettes when she was 14 years old. The youngest child of Pat Ramos Dorfmueller. Rita helped with her mother during holidays and summers. By the time she was 18, she had worked in over 14 states. Rita cut silhouettes in department stores, banks, and fairs; by age 19 she had her own agent.

When Rita graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in Textile Design in 1983, she had been working 9 years as a silhouette artist. In fact, she had used that skill to help pay her tuition there. In 1984, Rita started her own business designing and producing jewelry in Alaska.

Two Silhouettes
Two Silhouettes
Single Man Silhouette
Single Man Silhouette

For the past 19 years, Rita and her husband Bill have worked together as jewelers for their own company, Fishing for Gold and HockeyJewelry.com, in Fairbanks. They sell beautiful gold nugget jewelry to gift shops all over Alaska. Rita has not forgotten her motherís legacy, however, and continues to cut silhouettes in Fairbanks, Anchorage, Kodiak, Ketchikan, Wasilla, and other Alaskan cities. To her knowledge, she is the only silhouette artist practicing in Alaska.

 

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