Shelli Lipton

  • Business Education; Entertainment; Fine Arts

  • New York, NY

Education: 1960-1964 -- The High School of Music & Art, aka School of Performing Arts, N.Y.C.; 1964-1967 -- School of Visual Arts, N.Y.C., Fine Art Tuition Free Talent Scholarship, Graduate Diploma-Journalistic Illustration. Awards: 2nd. year- First prize for painting, 3rd. year- First prize for original children’s book judged by Maurice Sendak, author of “Where the Wild Things Are”; Exhibited at World’s Fair Canada. Other Education: 1963-1964 -- Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y. Saturday special program for chosen high school students/college level art; 1964 -- 10 day summer workshop with day-glow Artist/Professor, Peter Gee. Awards: Seventeen Magazine, Art Direction Magazine, Vanity Fair Magazine, etc. Teaching Experience: Founded and taught the first business class for artists at the School of Visual Arts ’69-’74, Workshops on licensing designs: Licensing Symposium, N.Y.C., High school art for talented young artists, Woodstock, N.Y., Grant from NYSCA and Channel 13 to teach video to young people, Grant from Reality Check. Organizations: Founder -- School of Visual Arts Alumni Society, Past President and Vice-President School of Visual Arts Alumni, Woodstock Artists Association-Judged permanent member, Hudson Valley Watercolor Society, Art Directors Club-1st. woman accepted as regular member, New York State Historical Society, AASH, MANY, Iroquois Indian Museum, Varga Gallery, Saugerties Artist Tour, Arts Upstairs, MOMA, Saugerties Artist Tour. Business Experience, C.E.O. & President, Ad International, Presently working on advertising and public relations for: Town of Woodstock/re: Woodstock and Nimbin Sister City Relations Town of Woodstock/re: Woodstock Public Access Television, Channel 23, Woodstock Museum, Chief Jake Swamp, Tree of Peace Society, Upstate Media Enterprises, White Buffalo Multi-media Inc., Children’s Art Collection, Hello Studio, Inc. 1969-1971: Lineal Associates Advertising, Art Director, Time & Life Bldg., Summer Arts Symphony. 1971-1974: Leland Advertising, N.Y.C., Art Director and 1st. woman art director hired on Mad Ad, (Madison Avenue advertising agency), Accounts: Echo Scarves, Misty Harbor & Harbor Master, Rose, Marie Reid, Y’ves Cravat, Desco Shoe Corp., Footsaver, Talbot, Etienne Aigner, Jonathan Logan, Crazy Horse. 1974-1976: S. Lipton & Associates, advertising agency, C.E.O. & President, Accounts: National Audubon Society, Spray-On Fireproofing, Nexus, Quirk, Reel Table Co., Inc., Film Opticals, Filmmakers, Newsletter, National Video, Parker Watch, Daniel Caron. 2002-2004: Panelist on the Dutchess County Council of the Arts, awarding grants to Ulster County recipients. 1989-2018: Founder, CEO and Curator of Woodstock Museum. President, Ad International White Buffalo Multi-media, Inc., Creative Director, Mentor of Photography, Onteora School - Gifted Sudent Program. Photographer for newspaper “Native American”. Crossword Puzzle Creator for “Come to Woodstock”.