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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

WENDY MCALLISTER

WENDY MCALLISTER

Artist Work

Blue Hydra
Vitreous enamel, copper, oxidized sterling silver
4" x 4" x 1"
Samba
Vitreous enamel, sterling silver, oxidized silver
Echinacea
Vitreous enamel, sterling silver, oxidized silver
Vine
Vitreous enamel, sterling silver, oxidized silver
Cornus
Vitreous enamel, sterling silver, oxidized silver
Grand Boix
Vitreous enamel, sterling silver, oxidized silver

Artist Information

County
Baltimore County
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)
2015

Artist Statement

The seductive, temporal character of the natural world with it's quirky technicolor architecture clamors for my attention as an artist. All that sumptuous, unabashed beauty is purposeful, and it sweeps me away as a voyeur to the spectacle.

Artist Bio

TRAINING/EDUCATION: *Maryland Institute College of Art. Jewelry with Honors. *George Washington University. B.A. in Fine Arts and Ceramics. Washington, D.C. *Keramiikka-Ateljee Kurtze. Apprenticeship in ceramics. Mantsala, Finland. Baltimore, MD.*Penland School of Crafts. Mixed Media Jewelry, Keith LoBue.*Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Jewelry, Joe Wood. Jamie Bennett. Haystack, Maine.

AWARDS: *2012 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award in Visual Arts: Crafts *2010 METAL Inclinations Merit Award *2008 American Craft Exposition Artist Award of Excellence. Evanston, IL. *2008 NICHE Professional Award. Finalist, Metals: Enamels *2007 Jewelry Arts Award. Finalist: Brooches. Lapidary Journal/Jewelry Artist *2006 Honors Award: Jewelry. Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD.

EXHIBITIONS:*2013 ACC Baltimore, MD *SOFA NY repre. Charon Kransen Arts *2012 SOFA NY *2012 SOFA Chicago *2012 Art Basel Miami/ Red Dot Fair repr. Charon Kransen Arts *Art Palm Beach repr. Charon Kransen Arts *2011 Objects of Status, Power and Adornment, Mobilia Gallery (Boston) *2011 One and Only, Kohler Art Center * 2011 SOFA Chicago repr. Charon Kransen Arts *2011 SOFA Santa Fe repr. Charon Kransen Arts *2011 SOFA NY repre. Charon Kransen Arts *2011 Art Palm Beach. Charon Kransen Arts *2010 Metal Inclinations International *2010 SOFA Chicago. repr by Charon Kransen Arts *2010 SOFA West Santa Fe. repr. by Charon Kransen Arts *2010 SOFA New York. repr. by Charon Kransen Arts 2010 Hard Brilliance:Diverse Approaches in Contemporary Enameling Pratt Fine Arts Center. Seattle, WA. *2010 Art Palm Beach. repr. by Charon Kransen Arts *2010 Miami Int. Art Fair. repr. by Charon Kransen Arts *2009 SOFA Chicago. repr. by Charon Kransen Arts *2009 Evoking Mystery De Novo Fine Contemporary Jewelry Gallery. Palo Alto, CA. *2009 SOFA WEST Santa Fe. repr. by Charon Kransen Arts. *2009 Spring News From Washington, D.C. Craft House Gallery. Seoul, Korea. *2008 Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show. Philadelphia, PA. *2008 American Craft Exposition. Evanston, IL. *2008 Refined: Abundance V. Juror: Charon Kransen. Stephen F. Austin Gallery. Nacogdoches, TX.*2008 U.S. Embassy Korea Public Diplomacy Program. American Craft Lecturer and Exhibitor. Kookmin University. Seoul, Korea; Heyri Art Valley, Korea.*2008 Anti-War Medals Show. Shaw Gallery, North East Harbor, ME.*2008 Composting Good and Evil: Redesign for Sanctimonius Sinners. www.EthicalMetalsmiths.org * 2007 Anti-War Medals Show. Thomas Mann's I/O Gallery. New Orleans, *2007 On Fire! Enamels Exhibition.Juror:Linda Darty. Gallery MIM. Baltimore, MD. *2004 Two Capitals: Jewelry. Juror: Michael Monroe. All-Russian Decorative, Applied and Folk Art Museum. Moscow, Russia. *2002 Progressions. OXOXO Gallery. Baltimore, MD.

PUBLICATIONS: *2011 Silversmithing for Jewelry Makers. Interweave Press *2011 Art Jewelry Today III. Schiffer Publishing. PA. * 2011 Best of 500 Jewelry Designs. Lark Books. Sterling Publishing *2011 500 Silver Jewelry Designs. Lark Books. Sterling Publishing *2010 Pendants: Studio Series. Lark Books. Sterling Publishing *2009 500 Enameled Objects. Lark Books. Sterling Publishing *2008 Art Jewelry Today II. Schiffer Publishing. PA. *2008 500 Pendants & Lockets. Lark Books. Sterling Publishing *2008 The Art of Jewelry: Plastic and Resin. Lark Books. Sterling Publishing *2007 Lapidary Journal & Jewelry Artist Magazine. 2007 Awards Issue. *2005 Fabulous Jewelry and Found Objects. Lark Books. Sterling Publishing *2005 Platinum. (Russian jewelry magazine) Ekaterinburg, Russia.*2004 Two Capitals: Contemporary Jewelry. BelyGorad Publish. Moscow, Russia.