Manda Remmen 
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EDUCATION

2011          Masters of Fine Arts in Sculpture, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois

2001         Bachelor of Fine Arts, concentrations: Drawing and Sculpture with a certification, K-12, in art education, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

 

SELECTED RECENT EXHIBITIONS

One and two-person shows

2017         Go West Steckline Gallery, Newman University, Wichita, Kansas

2014         Inconstant Certainty 1912 Gallery, Emory & Henry College, Emory Virginia.

 

Group exhibitions

2020         54th Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show, Joseph A. Cain Memorial Gallery, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, Texas.  Juried by Katherine Liontas-Warren, Professor of Art at Cameron University, Lawton Oklahoma. 

2019          Appalachia Now Asheville Art Museum, Juried by Jason Andrew, independent scholar, curator, producer at Artist Estate Studio LLC, Brooklyn, New York.

2018          Exhibition 280, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, West Virginia. Juried by Laura Roulet, Art Critic and Curator, Washington D.C.

2018          Facing the Wall, Art League Rhode Island, Providence, Rhode Island. Juried by Julia Samuels, Master Printer Overpass Projects, Providence, Rhode Island.

2018           Second LaGrange Southeast Regional, LaGrange Art Museum and Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange, Georgia. Juried by David Houston, Executive Director of the Bo Bartlett Center at Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia.

2017         27th annual artsthrive:Art Exhibition & Benefit, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2017         From These Hills: Contemporary Art in the Southern Appalachian Highlands, William King Museum of Art, Abingdon, Virginia. Juried by Courtney McNeil, chief curator of collections and exhibitions for Telfair Museums in Savannah, Georgia

2017         Paperworks 2017 Winners Exhibition, b.j. spoke gallery, Huntington New York. Juried by Heidi Hirschl, Curatorial Assistant Museum of Modern Art

 

2017         Shifting Landscapes  Juried, Surface Design Association, Form & Concept, Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

2017         The Chautauqua National Juried Exhibition Order and Chaos Giles Gallery, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Kentucky. Juried By Robert L. Croker Artist Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

2016         Sculpture on Campus Revisited Invitational SIUE Art and Design Gallery, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois

 

2016         Positive/Negative 31 National Juried Art Exhibition Slocum Galleries, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City Tennessee. Juried by Al Miner, Assistant Curator of contemporary art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts  

       

2015          Biennial: 36°46'22"N, 81°49'50"W MCA Art Gallery, McGlothlin Center for the Arts, Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia

 

2014         Exploration, Discovery Emory & Henry College Art Faculty Slocum Galleries, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee

 

2013         Art St. Louis XXIX, The Exhibition Art St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri. Juror Buzz Spector Dean, College and Graduate School of Art, Washington University St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri

2012         Context Texture Art St Louis, St. Louis, Missouri. Juried by Joe Chelsea, Professor of Design and Sculpture, St. Louis Community College, Meramec, St. Louis, Missouri and Jo Stealey, Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri

 

2012         Women’s Film Festival at the 2012 SPE (Society for Photographic Education) National Conference in San Francisco, California. Juried by Lynn Estomin, Professor, Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania

 

SELECT COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

2015-2016 Co-curator A Woman in Her Place a traveling exhibition designed and curated with Amanda Pfister

 

Exhibitions

2016  A Woman in Her Place SIUE Art and Design Gallery, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois

 

2016  A Woman in Her Place Carver Center Gallery, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, Baltimore, Maryland

 

2015  A Woman in Her Place McGlothlin Center for the Arts Gallery, Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia

 

2015  A Woman in Her Place City Arts Wichita, Kansas

 

2015  A Woman in Her Place E. B. White Gallery, Butler Community College, El Dorado, Kansas

 

RECENT AWARDS AND HONORS

2018         Virginia Foundation of Independent Colleges Mednick Award

2018         Mellon Fund Professional Development grant, internal grant through Emory & Henry College through endowed Mellon Foundation funds

2018         Facing the Wall, Cash Award, Art League Rhode Island, Providence, Rhode Island. Juried by Julia Samuels, Master Printer Overpass Projects, Providence, Rhode Island.

2018           Second LaGrange Southeast Regional, Purchase Award, LaGrange Art Museum and Lamar Dodd Art Center, LaGrange, Georgia. Juried by David Houston, Executive Director of the Bo Bartlett Center at Columbus State University, Columbus, Georgia.

2017         Mellon Fund Professional Development grant, internal grant through Emory & Henry College through endowed Mellon Foundation funds

2016         Third Place for Field and Quarry, The 2016 Jax Juried Exhibition, awarded by Juror Stefanie Fedor, Executive Director Visual Arts Center of Richmond

2015          Summer Starter Grant, internal grant through Emory & Henry College

2015          Mellon Fund Professional Development grant, internal grant through Emory & Henry College through endowed Mellon Foundation funds

 

2012         Award of Excellence for Geographic Center of the Conterminous United States-Lebanon, KS awarded by Joe Chelsea, Professor of Design and Sculpture, St. Louis Community College, Meramec, St. Louis, Missouri and Jo Stealey, Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri

 

2012         Best Dreamscape (Light) for Untie, Unfasten, Undo a collaborative project with Amanda Pfister awarded by Cinema St. Louis, Stella Artois St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase 2011, St. Louis, Missouri

 

2012         Don F. Davis Award for Edge awarded by the Friends of Art, Friends of Art 2011 Auction, N. O. Nelson Campus of Lewis and Clark Community College, Edwardsville, Illinois

 

RELATED SKILLS

Casting and Chasing: bronze, aluminum, sterling, nickel silver, pewter, resin, wax, plaster/ hydrostone, and paper, experience with standard investment with an understanding of ceramic shell, latex molds, silicone molds, and plaster molds

Ceramics: wheel throwing, hand building, electric and gas kiln loading and firing, mid to high fire glaze mixing, electric kiln repair, electric wheel repair

 

Glass working: sand casting, glass blowing, glass fusing, lamp working

Machinery: Proficiency operating: self propelled man lift with a 60 foot boom

 

Metal Working:

Welding Methods: Oxy/Acetylene, MIG

Cutting Methods: band-saw, chop-saw, plasma torch, Oxy/Acetylene cutting, Beverly shear, bench shear

 

Paper making: Hollander and slurry beater, hand pulling with mould and deckle, casting, rendering pulp from natural fibers (local plants)

 

Photography: single lens reflex and 4 x 5 rail camera, black and white darkroom techniques, digital post processing

 

Safety: Familiar with NASAD and OSHA safety requirements, HMIS labeling

 

Textiles:  

Cloth: direct and fiber reactive dyes, natural dyes, Thermofax printing, silkscreen and stencil printing

Sewing: pattern making, machine, hand, and embroidery sewing, pulled and drawn lace making, Crewel Embroidery

Weaving: Tapestry weaving, Archie Brennan loom creation and dressing.

Felting: Wet and needle felting

Spinning: one and two ply spinning with a Navajo drop spindle

 

Woodworking: Proficient in use and repair of power tools associated with the wood shop including the following: table saw, band-saw, panel saw, compound miter saw, radial arm saw, jointer, planer, lathe, pneumatic tools and drill press 

Proficient in multiple styles of joinery includingthe following: mortise and tenon, butt joints, lap joints and half lap joints, dado joints, dowel joints, and miter joints

Wood carving and whittling​