photo of Verena Schwippert taken by Maralyne Powell

Verena was born in Bergkamen, Westphalia, Germany and completed her education in Germany with her B.F.A. degree in Art Education at the University of Hamburg in l973.

After moving to Seattle in l974, she spent a few years living and working in various places as far apart as Barrow, Alaska and Taos, New Mexico.

In l995 Verena settled into her current home in Arlington, Washington, having joined NWSSA two years earlier to become part of our generous and enthusiastic family. She has subsequently served on the NWSSA Board for many years and also has been part of the Snohomish County Arts Commission for 5 years.

We are proud to congratulate Verena for being named the 3-D Artist of the Year by the Snohomish County Arts Council.

TIME TRAVELERS 28 inches X 10 inches X 9 inches granite There will be a show of Verena's sculptures at the Schack Arts Center in Everett, WA from August 13th to Sept 19th.

A number of Verena’s megalithic sculptures are installed throughout the state. You can see three of them at these locations:

'Mussel Beach' in Gig Harbor, commissioned by WA State Arts Commission, 2013
'Von Menschenhand' at Walla Walla Community College, also through WA State Arts Commission, 2007
'Handwerke' , at Everett light rail station, commissioned by Sound Transit, 2009.

Verena is deeply grateful to everybody in the Northwest Stone Sculptors organization, and wants them to know that without them none of this would have been possible.