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Education

2012    Master of Fine Arts, Metal

           State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY

2012    London Art Seminar

            British Historical and Contemporary Art, Study Abroad Program, London

2008    Bachelor of Fine Arts with an Emphasis in Metal/Jewelry

            Western Michigan University, Frostic School of Art, Kalamazoo, MI

            Dean’s List, College of Fine Art, 2004-2008

2005    Grand Tour of Europe, European Art and Cultures, Study Abroad Program, Europe

 

Fellowships, Awards, Honors

2013    Peoples Choice Award and 2nd Place

            Jewelry + Objects Exhibition, Juror: David Clemons Anton Art Center, Mount Clemens, MI

            New Professional Work Exchange

            Society of North American Goldsmiths, Toronto, Canada

2012     Work Study Scholarship

             Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

             Outstanding Graduate Award

             State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY

            McFayden Travel Scholarship

            State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY

            Student Alliance Travel Grant

            State University of New York at New Paltz, NY

2011    AU Enterprises Award, Jewelry + Objects Exhibition

            Juror: Marilyn da Silva, Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art of the Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI

            McFayden Travel Scholarship

            State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY

            Student Alliance Travel Grant

            State University of New York at New Paltz, NY

2010    Master of Fine Arts Scholarship

            In State Tuition, State University of New York at New Paltz,New Paltz, NY

            Russell Pistachio Scholarship

            Master of Fine Arts Scholarship Metal, State University of New York at New Paltz, New           Paltz, NY

            Society of North American Goldsmiths New Professional Work Exchange

            Houston, TX

2009    Work Study Scholarship Penland School of Crafts

            Penland, NC

2008    Art Star Award Metal/Jewelry

            Frostic School of Art, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

            Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference Student Scholarship

            Savannah, GA

2004    Michigan Merit Award MEAP

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016    Dialogue Through Drawing

            Collaboration with Rachel Saul Rearick, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

2009    Kathleen Rearick

            Art Hop, United Arts Council of Kalamazoo, Plata y Oro Jewelers, Kalamazoo, MI

2008    BFA Metal and Jewelry Solo Exhibition

            DeVeries Student Art Gallery, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

            Other Side

            Alternative Process, Korman Galleries, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

            Kathleen Rearick

            Art Hop, United Arts Council of Kalamazoo, Plata y Oro Jewelers, Kalamazoo, MI

 

Group Exhibitions

2017    Allegheny Metals Club Exhibition

            Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

2016    Altered Art

            Collaboration with Rachel Saul Rearick, Creative Reuse Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2015    Adorned Spaces

            Society of North American Goldsmiths, Boston, MA

            Waynesburg University Faculty Exhibition

            Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, PA

2014    Staring in Hindsight

            Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany

2013    Vessels: All the Eyes Can Hold

            Juror: Kennedy Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH

            Jewelry + Objects

            Juror: David Clemons, Anton Art Center, Mount Clemens, MI

            Holding Place: A Repository of Containers and Vessels, online exhibition

            The Ganoksin Project, www.ganoksin.com pg. 27, 89-91, 97

            Brooklyn Creates

             Presented by Brooklyn Metal Works & Brooklyn Glass, Brooklyn Glass, Brooklyn, NY

2012    Re-Fresh

            Jurors: Erin Daily & Brian Weissman, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY

            Objects of Recollection Thesis Exhibition

            Alice and Horace Chandler Gallery, SUNY-New Paltz, New Paltz, NY

2011    Persen: Place & Things

            Curated by Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, Matthewis Persen House, Kingston, NY

            Masters on Main Street

            Curated by Rena Leinberger, Greene County Council on the Arts, Catskill, NY

            FRESH: Metalsmith Exhibition in Print

            Jurors: Lola Brooks & Cindi Strauss, National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN

            Jewelry + Objects Exhibition

            Juror: Marilyn da Silva, Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art of the Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI

            Fluxuation

            Society of North American Goldsmiths Student Digital Presentation, Jurors: Zack Noble, Sienna Patti & Anthony             

            Tammaro, Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference, Seattle, WA

            College Art Association NY Area MFA Exhibition

            Jurors: Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, Matthew Friday & David Cavallaro, State University of New York, New Paltz, Hunter  

            College, Times Square Gallery, New York, NY

2010    Would You Wear This?

            Kalamazoo Craft Alliance, Exquisite Corpse Gallery, Kalamazoo, MI

            5th Annual Intercollegiate Metals Exhibition

            Jurors: Myra Mimlitsch-Gray & Jamie Bennett, State University of New York at New   Paltz, Arizona State University,    

            Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Step Gallery, Tempe, AZ

            West Michigan Area Show

            Juror: Gladys Nilsson, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI

2009    Plata y Oro Group Exhibition

            Art Hop, United Arts Council of Kalamazoo, Plata y Oro Jewelers, Kalamazoo, MI

            e-merge, online exhibition

            Heidi Lowe Gallery, heidilowejewelry.com

2008    Metals Guild Group Exhibition

            DeVries Student Art Gallery, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

            West Michigan Area Show

            Juror: Susanna Coffey, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI

2007    West Michigan Area Show

            Juror: Louis Marinaro, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI    

 

Publications  

2013    Exhibition in Print

            Society of North American Goldsmiths, Metalsmith magazine, pg. 43

           (Affective) Craft Manifesto

            The Journal of Modern Craft online, posted on January 15

2012    Persen: Place & Things Exhibition Catalog

            SUNY New Paltz Metal Program, Matthewis Persen House, Kingston, NY

            pg. 22-23, 30-31, 34-35

2011    Jewelry + Objects Exhibition Catalog

            Juror: Marilyn da Silva, Alden B. Dow Museum of Science and Art of the Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI,  

            Rob Thompson Publisher, pg. 38

2011    Fresh: Exhibition in Print

            Jurors: Lola Brooks & Cindi Strauss, Society of North American Goldsmiths, Metalsmith        magazine, pg. 27

2010    500 Gemstone Jewels

            Lark Books, Asheville, NC, pg. 116

2009    500 Enameled Objects

            Lark Books, Asheville, NC, pg. 76

 

Professional Experience

Current-2014   Instructor of Art

                        Jewelry & Metal, Enameling, Art History, Art of the Elementary

                        Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, PA

2017-2016       Art and Making Educator

                        Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 

2015-2014       Artistic Director

                        Mission Point Resort, Mackinac Island, MI

2015-2013       Program Director

                        Mackinac Arts Council, Mackinac Island, MI

2013                Gallery Assistant

                       Mackinac’s Little Gallery, Mackinac Island, MI

                        Internship

                        Mackinac Arts Council, Mackinac Island, MI

2011                Instructor of Record, Fall

                        Introduction to Metal

                        State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY

                        Teaching Assistant, Spring

                        Internship in College Art Studio Teaching, Barb Smith

                        State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY

2010                Teaching Assistant, Fall

                        Internship in College Art Studio Teaching, John Cogswell

                        State University of New York at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY

2009-2007       Jewelry Salesperson and Metalsmith

                        Plata Y Oro Jewelers, 125 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

2008-2006       Studio Monitor and Technician

                        Metal/Jewelry Studio, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

2007                Installation Assistant for SNAG Exhibition Planning Committee

                        Framing the Art of Jewelry, Metalsmith Exhibition in Print, SOFA, Chicago, IL

2004-2002       Butterfly Conservatory Gardener/Clerk/Educator

                        Wings of Mackinac, Mackinac Island, MI

 

Workshop Instruction

2017               

(Forthcoming) Metals Instructor

                        Basic Jewelry Workshop

                        Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

(Forthcoming) Metals Instructor

                        Chains Workshop

                        Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh. PA

(Forthcoming) Metals Instructor

                        Crafts and Drafts

                        Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

                        Metals Instructor

                        Hands on Making Enameled Pendants, SCC Board Development Session

                        Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

                        Metals Instructor

                        Bezel Set Rings, 5 sessions

                        Winchester Thurston School, Pittsburgh, PA

2016                Metals Instructor

                        Ornament Workshop

                        Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

                        Metals Instructor

                        Enameled Pendants Teacher Appreciation Workshop

                        Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

                        Metals Instructor

                        Enameling Workshop with Alderdice High School Students

                        Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA 

                        Metals Instructor

                        Copper Rain Chain, Metals Apprenticeship, 2-day workshop

                         Society for Contemporary Craft & Millville Public Library, Pittsburgh, PA

                        Metals Instructor

                        Bezel Set Rings, 5 sessions

                       Winchester Thurston School, Pittsburgh, PA 

                        Metals Instructor

                        Bronze Serving Spoons, weekend workshop

                        Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

                        Metals Instructor

                        Hands on Making Volumetric Jewelry, SCC Board Development Session

                        Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

2015                Metals Instructor

                        Cookie Cutter Workshop

                        Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

Metals Instructor

Married Metals, 2 session workshop

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

                        Metals Instructor

                        Pendants & Wearable Vessels: Hydraulic Die-Forming, weekend workshop

Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

                        Metals Instructor

                        Enameling Workshop with Fox Chapel High School Students

Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

2014                Metals Instructor

                        Stamped Pendants & Earrings Teacher Appreciation Workshop

Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

 

 

Professional Service

2017-2015       Board Member

                       Mackinac Arts Council, Mackinac Island, MI

2017-2015       Founder, Coordinator and Member

                        Allegheny Metals Club, Pittsburgh, PA

2015                 Volunteer Metals Instructor

                         Out of Hand Annual Benefit, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA

2014                Volunteer

                        Sew In to make quilts for the homeless, The Women’s Leadership Council of the United Way of Allegheny        

                        County, Pittsburgh PA

2013                Panelist

                        Review and selection of Sculpture for Peace Garden, commemorating 200 years of peace between      

                        America and CanadaMackinac State Historic Parks, Mackinac Island, MI

2010-2009      Member

                        Kalamazoo Craft Alliance, Kalamazoo, MI

2009-2007      President (2007-2008), Treasure (2008) and Member

                         Metals Guild, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI