A L I S A   H O L E N

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E D U C A T I O N   

           M.F.A.  The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 2004 Ceramics                  (Sculpture emphasis)

  M.A.     The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 2003 Ceramics    

  B.A.      Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN1990Studio Art major, Art History minor                                             cum laude   Deans List   Departmental Honors



      Assistant Professor, University of Southern Indiana, Evansville   Fall 2011 – Present

          Assistant Chair of Art Department, Fall 2012 - Present

                   Ceramics 1, 2, 3, 4, 489

                   Design in Materials

      Assistant Professor, Mississippi University for Women, Columbus   Fall 2008 – Spring 2011

                     Ceramics, Program Development

                   Clay Arts 1, 2, 3, 490

                    Art Appreciation

                   Design 2, 3-D

                   Design 1, 2-D

        Visiting Assistant Professor, The University of Iowa, Iowa City Fall 2007 – Summer 2008

                   Ceramics 1, 3          

                   Independent Study Ceramics

                   Kiln Construction

                   Undergraduate Workshop

                   Graduate Workshop

           Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska, Omaha Fall 2006 – Summer 2007

                   Ceramics 1, 2, 3                

                    Independent Study Ceramics

                       Sculpture 1

        Adjunct Faculty, Mount Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, IA   Fall 2005 – Spring 2006

                   Ceramics 1, 2                     

                    Introduction to Art

                   Sculpture 1

        Adjunct Faculty, Sabbatical Replacement, University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse   Spring 2005

                       Ceramics 1, 2, 3         

                    Independent Study Ceramics

        Adjunct Faculty, Sabbatical Replacement, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

                       Ceramics 1, 2                                                                               Fall 2004, Winter 2005

                       Sculpture 1

                        3-D Design

        Adjunct Faculty, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA Spring 2003 – Spring 2006

                   Ceramics 1                      

                  Sculpture 1

                   Studio Technician

Instructor of Record, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA Fall 2001 – Spring 2004                                     Ceramics 1, 2   Developed syllabi and course content, full grade book responsibility


E X H I B I T I O N S         

2016          *Untitled, Solo Exhibition. International Gallery of Contemporary Art.  Anchorage, AK

2015              It’s Only Clay, national juried exhibition. Watermark Art Center, Bemidji, MN     

Craft Forms 2015, national juried exhibition. Juror Ronald T. Labaco, Museum of Arts and

 Design, NY, The Marcia Docter Curator.  Wayne Art Center, PA

Alumni Juried Art Exhibition, juried invitational. Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN

·         Third place award

Empty Bowls National Exhibition, national juried. Wichita Falls Museum of Art, TX

Artaxis, contemporary international juried online gallery.  artaxis.org

Starbrick Gallery Clay National Cup Show, national juried by David Hiltner. Nelsonville, OH

Art Noir, regional juried by Dianne Albin.  Arts Council of Southwest Indiana. Evansville, IN

Synergy, Solo Exhibition. Leo Castelli Gallery, Brenau University. Gainesville, GA

2014           Graceful Tension, Solo Exhibition. The Ceramics Center. Cedar Rapids, IA.

                        Transcending Material, Potters Council national juried by Chris Campbell. NCECA

 Conference Exhibition.  Milwaulkee, WI.

22 Jefferson Opening Exhibit, invitational. Evansville, IN

Assemblage, two person exhibition with Amy Moore. Oval Gallery. Henderson, KY.     

Ceramics & Sculpture Invitational.  Shircliff Gallery of Art & the Center for Art & Design.

  Vincennes, IN

                   Innovating Traditions, Faculty Exhibit. Glema Mahr Center for the Arts.  Madisonville, KY. 

2013           Functional Metaphors, Solo Exhibition. New Harmony Gallery for Contemporary Art. New

 Harmony, IN

                   2013 Mid-States Craft Exhibition, regional juried by Julie Farr, Executive Director of Houston

Center for Contemporary Craft. Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science. Evansville, IN

                   East/West/North: A Collaboration, invitational. Evansville Museum of Arts, History and                                       Science. IN

                   River 2 River, national juried by Clary Illian, Mat Rude, Delores Fortuna. The Clay Center.                              Cedar Rapids, IA

                   Functional Relationships, national juried by Mike Jabbur. The Arts Council of Southwestern                              Indiana. Evansville, IN

                   Huili Yin, invitational.  McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries.  Evansville, IN

                   Faculty Exhibit. Halcyon Gallery for Contemporary Art. Terre Haute, IN

2012           East/West/North: A Collaboration, invitational. Evansville Museum of Arts, History and                                       Science. Evansville, IN

                        Evansville Public Library Exhibit, Oaklyn branch, invitational. Evansville, IN

            Working Together, regional juried•Second Place award. Evansville Museum of Arts, History

                   and Science. Evansville, IN

                   CLAY EVV, national juried by Christyl Boger and Joe Smith. Adams Art Gallery. Evansville, IN

                   SCULPT EVV, national juried by Marilu Knode, Executive Director of Laumeier’s Sculpture

 Park. Collaborated on outdoor public sculpture titled “Becoming Evansville” with Joe

 and Jenny Smith.  The sculpture commemorated Evansville’s Bicentennial.

 Evansville, IN

                        Abstract, invitational.  Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana. Evansville, IN

2011              Confluence, solo exhibition.  The Ohr/O’Keefe Museum of Art, Biloxi, MS

                   East/West/North: A Collaboration, invitational.  Evansville Museum of Arts, History and

 Science. IN

                   USI Faculty Exhibition.  McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries. Evansville, IN

                   Reflections, Alumni juried exhibition at Christianson Art Gallery.  Minneapolis, MN

                             •Best in Show.

                        3+3: a Clay Survey, Mississippi featured artist at Alabama Clay Conference

with Chris Gustin, Christa Assad and Misty Gamble.   Mobile, AL.                        


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2010          Strictly Functional Pottery National, national juried by Bill van Gilder. East Petersburg, PA

                             •Best thrown and altered award by juror•Catalog cover photo

Functional Relationships, national juried exhibition. Eugenia Summer Gallery, Columbus, MS 

The Vase & Beyond: The Sidney Swidler Collection of the Contemporary Vessel. 

Crocker Art Museum, Sacremento, CA.

Cooperative Collaborations, solo exhibition.  Rosenzweig Art Center, Columbus, MS

Multifarious, invitational.  Louisville Art Center, Louisville, TX

                   Mississippi Mud, state-wide invitational.  Rosenzweig Art Center, Columbus, MS

Yunomi show, national invitational. AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA

                   Three Cups of Tea, national invitational.  McComas Gallery, Starkville, MS

Wood Fired Tea Bowl Invitational.  Roswell, GA

Ohr/O’Keefe Museum, representation.  Biloxi, MS

2009              Clay3, National Juried Ceramics Exhibition.  Warrenville, IL. •Honorable Mention

                        Faculty Work.  Troy Plunk Gallery, Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, TN

                        MUW Faculty Exhibition.  Eugenia Summer Gallery, Columbus, MS

                        Art Works, invitational. Coup d’oeil Art Consortium, New Orleans, LA

                   Columbus Arts Council Group Exhibition, Rosenzweig Art Center, Columbus, MS

Alabama Clay Conference, Huntsville, AL

                        Fragile Metaphors, Ceramics/Installation. 3 person exhibit with Sukjin Choi and Ying Zhu.

                             Curator, Exhibitor.  Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA

                        Legacy Exhibit: Bunny Mc Bride, invitational. AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA

The Made Gallery, representation.  New Orleans, LA

2008           Vessels 2008, invitational.  CSCF Gallery, McLennon Community College, Waco, TX

                        Mississippi University for Women Faculty Exhibit.  Columbus, MS

Clay3 National Juried Ceramics Exhibition. Warrenville, IL

                        Ceramics at Work, international juried. Gloria Kennedy Gallery

for Contemporary Ceramics, Brooklyn, NY

                   Anderson O’Brien Gallery, representation.  Omaha, NE

2007              University of Iowa Faculty Exhibition.  University of Iowa Museum of Art

                        Strictly Functional Pottery National, national juried by Malcolm Davis. East Petersburg, PA

 •Purchase Award

                        Feats of Clay XX, national juried. Lincoln Arts, Lincoln, CA •Purchase Award

                   Gerry Eskin Studio Sale, invitational. Iowa City, IA

                        Clary Illian Holiday Exhibition, invitational. Ely, IA

                   Bemis Art Auction, invitational. Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE                      

                        Serving the US, Master Kiln Builders Invitational (NCECA). Louisville, KY

                   400 Yunomi’s, invitational. AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA

Holding Volumes, solo exhibit. Janlyn Hanson White Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA

Omaha Area Ceramics Invitational. Hillmer Gallery, Omaha, NE

University of Nebraska at Omaha Faculty Exhibit. UNO Art Gallery, Omaha, NE

Nebraska Arts Council, two person exhibit with Dana Fritz. Omaha, NE

2006           Campbell Steele Gallery, representation.   Marion, IA

30 x 5, invitational.  AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Museum Shop, representation.   Iowa City, IA

2005           5th Annual National Juried Cup Show, national juried. Gallery 138, Kent, OH

•Purchase Award. 

Feats of Clay XVIII, national juried. Lincoln Arts, Lincoln, CA•Purchase Award.  

Clay Cup X, national juried.  Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL •Purchase Award.

Earth, Wheel and Fire, international juried. McAllen, TX

University of Wisconsin LaCrosse Faculty Exhibit. UWL Gallery, LaCrosse, WI

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2004           Quad City Arts Association Faculty Exhibit. Quad Cities Airport, Moline, IL

                   Fire Exit, two person exhibitwith Conifer Smith.  AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA

                   Iowa Artisans Ceramic Invitational. Iowa Artisans Gallery, Iowa City, IA


2003           University of Iowa Ceramics Exhibit, juried.  AKAR Gallery, Iowa City, IA

                   Across the Generations, two person exhibit with Norman Holen.

Anderson Center, Red Wing, MN

2002           Pottery in Motion, solo exhibit. Eve Drewlowe Gallery, Iowa City, IA

                   Marion Art Festival, regional juried.  Marion, IA

                   Southeastern Minnesota Regional Art Exhibition, Regional Juried.

Rochester Art Center, Rochester, MN

2000           Fairview Hospital, Purchase Award for Permanent Collection. Red Wing, MN

Fall Festival of Arts, Regional Juried. Historic Downtown Red Wing, MN

                   Foot in the Door. Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN


          2015 Mayors Arts Award, Commission.  City of Evansville, IN.

          2014 Individual Award in Arts. Leadership Evansville.

          2013 Faculty Research and Creative Work Award (FRCWA) $2,778 Pilot Grant for Ohio River Clay

                   Research and Creative Work

2013 Office Sponsored Projects and Research Administration (OSPRA) Summer Research Fellowship               for Pilot Research Projects$7,000

2012 Indiana Campus Compact, Scholarship of Engagement Faculty Grant $1550

                   Empty Bowls for United Caring Shelters    


C U R A T O R I A L   E X P E R I E N C E

           Exhibition Curator for “Untitled – Martha Grover and Friends”, an invitational for M. Grover at the

                             McCutchan/Pace Galleries at the University of Southern Indiana.  Summer 2016*

        Exhibition Juror for Farmer and Frenchman Winery, Henderson, KYFall 2015

           Exhibition Curator for “We’re Not in Kansas Anymore”, a Wichita State MFA Ceramics Program

                             Invitational. The Bower-Surheinrich Gallery, Evansville, IN. Summer 2015

        Exhibition Juror for Vandeburgh County High School Juried Art Exhibition. Evansville Museum of

                             Arts, History and Science.  Winter 2014

        Exhibition Juror for Kentucky Arts Alliance Juried Exhibition.  Madisonville Art Center. Fall 2014

        Exhibition Curator for “Functional Relationships”, a National Juried Ceramic

                             Exhibition. The Bower-Surheinrich Gallery, Evansville, IN.  Summer 2013

        Exhibition Curator for “CLAY EVV”, a national, Juried, Small-Scale Ceramic Sculpture

                            Exhibition.  Adams Gallery, Evansville, IN.  Spring/Summer 2012

           Exhibition Curator for “Functional Relationships”, a National Juried

                             Ceramic Exhibition. Eugenia Summer Art Gallery, Columbus, MS.  Winter 2009-10

           Exhibition Curator for “Mississippi Mud”, an invitational for

        Mississippi Clay Artists. Winter 2009-10

           Exhibition Curator for “Fragile Metaphors” Ceramics/Installation

                             Peter Paul Luce Gallery. Mt. Vernon, IA.  Spring 2009

        Exhibition Curator/Discussion Moderator for “Clay and the Human Condition”. 

                             UNO Art Gallery.  Omaha, NE.  Fall 2007







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B I B L I O G R A P H Y&  M E D I A

          McBain, Roger. “Dishing it out for charity.” Evansville Courier and Press 4 Nov 2014: 5B, 8B

          Erbacher, Megan.“Ceramic bowls fill a spirit of giving.”Evansville Courier and Press 20 Sept: 1A,10A

Beede, Ari. “Professor holds art exhibition at local New Harmony”.The Shield, 14 Nov 2013:p4. Print.

          Potters Council Exhibition Transcending Materials.  March 2014. Poster.

McBain, Roger. “Snowflakes….. “ Evansville Courier and Press 20 Nov 2013: p.  Print.

          Potter’s council “Food and Function” Calendar 2013, cover image. Print.

          Weber, Trisha. “Thanks and Giving”. Evansville Living, Nov-Dec. 2012: 13. Print.

          Erbacher, Megan.  “Sculpt Carves its Niche.” Evansville Courier and Press 9 June 2012. Print.

          McBain, Roger.  “Vandal Destroys Prize Winner.” Evansville Courier and Press 28 June 2012. Print.

          Evans, Zach.  “City’s History Shown on Orbs.” Evansville Courier and Press 27 May 2012. Print.

          Up Front.  Ceramics Monthly, vol 60, no 2.  Feb. 2012:19. Print. 


Harrison, Thomas B.  “ A sweet ‘Confluence’:  Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art exhibits ceramics by Alisa

                    Holen.”  Mobile Press Register 13 Jan. 2012. Print.

           http://www.al.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2012/01/a_sweet_confluence_ohr-okeefe.html Web.

Pietrowski, Josh. “Local Color; an Interview with Alisa (AL) Holen.” www.forty-one-south.com a                               regional online quarterly magazine.  web.

Gassaway, Carol. “Non-Still Life, Those who do also teach in MUW’s Art Department.” Columbus

 Magazine, 2010-2011: 61. Print.

                   Swoope, Jan.  “Down to Earth professor uses love of clay to teach the ‘organic process of

                   sculpting’.” Progress 2010, 2010: 69. Print.

Dispatch Staff. “Scene & Seen at Empty Bowls.” Commercial Dispatch 21 Nov. 2010: 3C. Print.         

Porter, Louisa. “A Thousand Words: Wood Kiln.” Commercial Dispatch 19 Nov. 2010: 2A. Print.

Porter, Louisa. “New Kiln at Columbus Brick Yard.” Commercial Dispatch 15 Nov. 2010: 3A. Print.

Rogers, Steven, prod. "Live at Five."Empty Bowls.CBS.WCBI, Columbus, MS,5 Nov. 2010. Television.

            Rogers, Steven, prod. “WCBI News Sunrise.” Community Supports Empty Bowls. CBS. WCBI,

 Columbus, MS, 2 Nov. 2010. Television.

Swoope, Jan. “Get ‘bowled over’ by Empty Bowls Saturday.” Commercial Dispatch 31 Oct. 2010: 3C.


Booth, Khristina. “Chances for Charity.” The Reflector 19 Oct. 19 2010: 7. Print.

Catalog:  18th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National 2010: Cover photo, 17. Print.

          www.strictlyfunctionalpotterynational.net. Web.

Dispatch Staff, “Bowling for Charity.”  Commercial Dispatch 27 Sept. 2010: 2A. Print.

Swoope, Jan. “Empty Bowls sets community bowl-making days.” Commercial Dispatch 12

 Sept. 2010: 2A. Print.

 Daily Staff. “National artists featured in ‘Three Cups of Tea’.” Starkville Daily News 13 Sept.

 2010: 1A. Print.

Holen, Alisa. moderator: “Emerging Faculty, New Approaches to Teaching Clay.”

NCECA Journal  2010:          V31. 75. Print.

          Swoope, Jan.  “New kiln heats up ceramic arts.Commercial Dispatch  22 Aug. 2010: 3C. Print.

Imes, Birny. “Friday Night on the Town.” Commercial Dispatch  17 Jan. 2010: 3A. Print.

Geller, Russ, prod. “WCBI Live at Five.” Functional Relationships and Mississippi Mud. CBS. WCBI,

 Columbus, MS, 14 Jan. 2010. Television.

Feeney, Larry. “An example of how The W enriches.” Commercial Dispatch 12 Jan. 2010: 3A. Print.

Swoope, Jan. “MUW, Arts Council join in ceramics, pottery exhibits.” Commercial Dispatch 10 Jan.

2010: 2C. Print.

          Elliott, Adele.  “Soup Kitchen.” Commercial Dispatch 15 Nov. 2009, Lifestyles section: 1C. Print.

Swoope, Jan. “Hungry for Empty Bowls.” Commercial Dispatch 8 Nov. 2009: 3A. Print.

Geller, Russ, prod. “WCBI News Sunrise.” MUW Professor organizes Empty Bowls event for

 community. CBS. WCBI, Columbus, MS, 5 Nov. 5 2009. Television.


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B I B L I O G R A P H Y&  M E D I A (continued)

Swoope, Jan. “Empty Bowls event will benefit Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen.” Commercial

 Dispatch  25 Oct. 2009: 3C. Print.

          Swoope, Jan. “MUW hosts bowl making for Empty Bowls Event” Commercial Dispatch 15 Oct. 2009:

 3A. Print.

Geller, Russ, proc. “WCBI News at 10.” Y-Teens make bowls for MUW Empty Bowls Event. CBS.

 WCBI, Columbus, MS, 4 Oct. 2009. Television.

Catalog:  Clay3 National Juried Ceramics Exhibition.  Clay Space 2009: 13. Print.

                   Perkins, Anika Mitchell. “Holen Teaches the Art of Recycling.” Visions Magazine Fall 2009: 4. Print.       

            “The Gallery.”Clay Times, March/April 2009 v.15 #80: 50. Print.

         Shirley, Carey. “New teacher wants to mold next generation.” Spectator  Columbus, MS. 30 Oct.

 2008 v.104 issue 3: 4. Print.

        Catalog: U of Iowa Faculty Exhibit.  University of Iowa Museum of Art 2007:10. Print.


        Holen, Norman. “Achieving Closure” Clay Times Sept/Oct 2007 v.13 #5: image 63. Print.       

Catalog:  15th Annual Strictly Functional Pottery National 2007: 14. Print. Web.


        Stickney, Dane. “Exhibit focuses on process, not product.” Omaha World-Herald  25 Oct. 2007:

                      2c. Print.    

        Baker, Sarah. “Sketchbook.” The Reader Omaha, NE. 31 Oct. 2007 v.25: 4. Print.

        King, Kelly. “Three Artists Shape the Shapeless, use clay to reveal what makes us Human in Art                              Gallery exhibit.”  UNO Gateway Omaha, NE. 26 Oct 2007: 15. Print.

        Catalog: Feats of Clay XX. Presented by Lincoln Arts, at Historic Gladding McBean. Lincoln, CA 2007:

                       16. Print.

        Stickney, Dane. “When the Garden Becomes Artwork.” Omaha World-Herald  8 Feb. 2007. C1. Print.

        Baker, Sarah.“Sketchbook.”  The Reader Omaha, NE. 18 Jan. 2007 v.13: 28. Print.

        Deskins, Sally Brown. “Gallery Art Show proves quality, passion among UNO faculty.”  UNO                          Gateway  Omaha, NE. January 2007: 16, 11. Print.

        Krainak, Michael Joe. “Art Smart.” Omaha City Weekly, 17 Jan. 2007: 37-9. Print.

        Poster:  Clay Cup X, 2005. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.


C O N F E R E N C E   P R E S E N T A T I O N S

         Topical Discussion Leader at NCECA.  “Empty Bowls as Service Learning”. Kansas City, KS 2016*

        Demonstration Room at National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) 2014

        Panel Discussion Moderator at National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA)

                                       Conference. “Emerging Faculty; New Approaches to Teaching Clay.” 

                                       Philadelphia, PA2010

        Topical Discussion Leader at NCECA. “Effective Critique Strategies”. Phoenix, AZ2009

           Graduate Presenter at NCECA  Indianapolis, IN 2004/ San Diego, CA 2003


L E C T U R E S&  W O R K S H O P S

         Workshop at Kanpai Peninsula College, Kanpai, AK.  Sept. 2016*

         Workshop at University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. Oshkosh, WI.  Sept. 2015

         Workshop at Fired Earth Studio, Appleton, WI.  Sept. 2015

         Workshop at Brenau University, Gainsville, GA.  April 2015

         Workshop at The Ceramics Center, Cedar Rapids, IA.  Nov. 2014

         Workshop at Fired Earth Studio, Appleton, WI.  Oct. 2014

         Workshop at Wichita State University, Wichita, KS.  Aug. 2014

         Workshop at Kentucky State University, Frankfort, KY.  Nov. 2013

          Workshop at University of Wisconsin, Superior, WI.  Sept. 2013

         Raku Workshop at New Harmony Pottery Studio, New Harmony, IN.  August, 2011

        Workshop at Oxbow School for the Arts, Saugatek, MI.  Oct. 2010

        Workshop/Lecture at Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI. Oct. 2010

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L E C T U R E S&  W O R K S H O P S (continued)

        Empty Bowls Workshops at East Mississippi Community College and Heritage Academy,

                                      East Mississippi.  Oct. 2010

        Honors Forum Lecture “Finding Center”, MUW, Columbus, MS. Oct. 2009

        Workshop at McLennon Community College, Waco, TX.  June 2009

        Workshop and Lecture at Columbus High School, Columbus, MS.  April 2009         Interdisciplinary Workshop with Art of the Americas course.

                   Mississippi University for Women. Fall 2009

          Interdisciplinary Workshop on Native American pottery with Archeology

                    Department. The University of Iowa. Spring 2008

           Visiting Artist at the University of North Texas University of North Texas, Denton.   Summer 2008

           Interdisciplinary Workshop with Art History in Greek Vase Painting.

                                       The University of Iowa. Fall 2007


           Panelist “Beyond the Undergraduate experience” - Barbara Wilson Lecture Series.

                                      University of Nebraska, Omaha.  Spring 2007

           Slide Jam at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts. Omaha, NE.  April 2007

           Slide Lecture at Janlyn Hanson White Gallery. Cedar Rapids, IA.  February 2007

           Slide Lecture at University of Nebraska, Omaha. Omaha, NE.  January 2007


W O R K S H O P   H O S T I N G&  P A R T I C I P A T I O N

         Salt-Firing Workshop Host for David Rodenberg at New Harmony Clay Studio.  Summer 2014

         Workshop Host for Lenny Dowhie at USI.  Spring 2014

          Kiln Building and Wood Fire Workshop Host for Professor Scott Ross of Kentucky State

 University at USI,  Fall 2013

         Workshop Host for Dr. Sweet U Akenzua-Ebeigbe of Nigeria at USI, Spring 2013 

         Workshop Host for Al Wadzinski workshop and exhibit at USI. Fall 2012

         Workshop Host for Deborah Ball at University of Southern Indiana, Spring 2012

        Workshop Host for Eva Kwong at University of Southern Indiana, Spring 2012

        Workshop Host for Ian Childers and James Davis at the Mississippi University for

                                       Women, Columbus, MS. Fall 2010

        Workshop Host for Jake Allee at the Mississippi University for Women, Summer 2010

           Workshop Host for Debbie Kupinski and Craig Clifford at the Mississippi University for

                                       Women, Fall 2009

        Technical Assistant for Christyl Boger Figurative Sculpture Workshop at the

                                      Santa Fe Clay Center. Summer 2008

        Workshop Host for Linda Christianson at The University of Iowa. Spring 2008

        Workshop Host for Dean Adams and Daniel Murphy, five-day kiln building

 Workshop. The University of Iowa. Fall 2007

        Workshop Host for Pete Pinnell at University of Nebraska, Omaha.  Spring 2007

           Workshop Host with Henry Serenco for Bunny McBride at University of Nebraska, Omaha. Fall 2006

        Workshop Host for Lisa Buck at University of Wisconsin, LaCrosseSpring 2005

        High Elevation Wood Kiln Firing with Gerry Eskin. Aspen, COWinter 2004

        Kiln Building Workshop with Randy Johnston & Donovan Palmquist.

                                      University of Wisconsin at River FallsSummer 2002

        Kiln Building and Wood fire Workshop with Mike Weber.

                                      University of Northern TexasSpring 2002






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          Empty Bowls Coordinator, Teacher, Studio Manager

                                      USI, Evansville, IN.  $11,700 raised. Aug. – Nov., 2015

Empty Bowls Coordinator, Teacher, Studio Manager

                                                USI, Evansville, IN.  $10,400 raised.  Aug.-Nov., 2014

           Nouvelle Cuisine Dinnerware created and donated as student engagement project. Fall 2014

          Empty Bowls Coordinator, Teacher, Studio Manager

                                      USI, Evansville, IN. $7,400 raised. Aug.-Nov., 2013

        Wood Kiln Repair and Rebuild for USI.  Summer/Fall 2013

        Organizer of Student Pottery Sale for USI Student Visiting Artist Fund

University of Southern Indiana Spring 2012

         Empty Bowls Coordinator, Teacher, Studio Manager

                                      USI, Evansville, IN. $7,000 raised. Aug.-Nov., 2012

         Presentation for Kiwanis Club presented process and research for Becoming Evansville. July 2011

         Leadership EVV created a curriculum to build a clay installation with children for the Evansville,

                                      IN Bicentennial.  Work to coincide with the opening of sculpture garden and

                                      clay exhibition; CLAY EVV. Summer 2012

        Organizer of Student Pottery Sale for USI Student NCECA Travel Fund

University of Southern Indiana. Fall 2011

         Kiln Building for North Poseyville High School, Poseyville, INDec. 2011-Feb. 2012

        Empty Bowls Coordinator, Teacher, Studio Manager

                                      Columbus, MS.  Over $8,000 raised. Sept.-Nov., 2010

        Wood Kiln Building with Jake Allee at the Columbus Brick Yard. Columbus, MS. 2010


        Online Exhibition at Big Blu Box Recycling of Golden Triangle Recycling. Design 2

                                      Cardboard projects.  March 2010

        Tennessee Williams Sculpture created for Tennessee Williams Foundation. Columbus, MS

                                       Summer 2010

        Empty Bowls Coordinator, Teacher, Studio Manager

                                      Columbus, MS. Over $6,000.00 raised. Sept-Nov., 2009 

        Memorial Sculpture created for Macon Fire Department. Macon, MS.  Summer 2008

        Organizer of Student Pottery Sale/Fundraiser for Ceramics Society and

Crisis Center Food Bank. The University of Iowa. Fall 2007

           Tour Host for UI Graduate and Undergraduate tour of Jun Kaneko Studios.

                                      Omaha, NE. Fall 2007



         Wood Kiln Firing with Simon Levin.  Gresham, WISpring 2015

           Kiln Building with Gerry Eskin. Aspen, COSummer 2006

           Kiln Building Assistant with Donovan Palmquist, Master Kiln Builders

                                                Northfield, MNSummer 2005, Summer 2006

           Potters Apprentice with Clary Illian. Ely, IASummer 2003, Summer 2004

           Fellowship Residency at the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Arts.

                                      Planned and built Gas Kiln on premises.  Red Wing, MNAugust 2003

        President of the University of Iowa Ceramics Society. September 2002 – December 2003

           Assistant Director at the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.

                                      Red Wing, MNSeptember 2000 – April 2001

           Studio Potter at the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.  Red Wing, MN 1998 - 2001

           Finishing Potter at the Red Wing Stoneware Company.  Red Wing, MN May 1990 – March 1991




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          Evansville Museum of Arts, Science, and History 2014-present

          Arts Council of Southwest Indiana, 2011-present

          Potters Council 2007, 2010 - present

American Association of University Women 2009 - 2011

          Columbus Arts Council 2008 - 2012

          Alabama Clay Council 2009 - 2011

          College Arts Association 2008 - 2012        

            Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts 2007

          National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) 2001 - present

          Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies 2001 – 2008



          USI Art Dept. NASAD Accreditation Committee 2015-present

USI Art Dept. Curriculum and Facilities Committee 2014-present 

USI Faculty Senate (alternate for sabbatical) 2014-2015

          USI Art Dept. Scholarships and Awards Committee (Chair) 2014-present

          USI Art Dept. Contract Faculty Evaluation Committee 2014-present

USI Art Dept. Core 39 Committee 2014-2015

USI Art Dept. Visiting Professionals Committee 2012-present

          Arts Council of Southwest Indiana, Board of Directors 2012 – 2014

          Arts Council of Southwest Indiana, Gallery Committee 2012 – present

          Alhambra Theatre Board of directors, 2012 – 2013

          USI Art Club, Assistant Faculty Treasurer 2011 – 2015

          USI Art Club, Faculty Sponsor 2011 – 2015

          Columbus Arts Council Board, Gallery Committee 2009 - 2011

          Mississippi University for Women, Naming Committee.  2009-2010

          Mississippi University for Women, Planning and Institutional Effectiveness.  2010-2011

          Mississippi University for Women, National Association of Schools of Art and Design,

                   accreditation preparation.  2009-2011



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