VorelArt

Custom Jewelry, One of A Kind Art

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION

2002 - 2005                      M.F.A. in 3D Studio, Metalwork and Jewelry from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.

2000 – 2002                     B.F.A. in 3D Studio, Metalwork and Jewelry, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.

1995 – 2000                     Associate in Arts, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, Illinois.

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

January 2004 -                  Adjunct Professor, Jewelry I, Jewelry II, Art Appreciation, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, Illinois.                                             to present                        

August 2006 -                    Adjunct Professor, Beginning Jewelry, Art Appreciation, Art History, College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois.                              to present                          

Spring 2004                       Teaching Internship, Metalwork and Jewelry, Northern Illinois University under Visiting Professor                                                             Taweesak Molsawat.

Spring 2003                       Teaching Internship, Metalwork and Jewelry, Northern Illinois University under Professor and                                                               Presidential Fellow Lee Barnes Peck.

 

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE

August 2003 -                    Designer/Production Manager for A Pirates Treasure Custom Jewelry, DeKalb, Illinois.

  to June 2016                           

June 2006                          Office Manager/Bookkeeper for Neiland Custom Products, Malta, Illinois.

  to January 2014                         

September 2008                Board of Directors, Chicago Metal Arts Guild (CMAG) Chicago, Illinois.

    to October 2010                         Chair of the Events Committee (2008,), Treasurer (2009, 2010).

January 2008 -                   Events Committee, Chicago Metal Arts Guild (CMAG), Chicago, Illinois.

  to Sept. 2008                     

Fall 2003                             Assistant to Visiting Assistant Professor Taweesak Molsawat, Metal and Jewelry, Northern Illinois                                                      University,  DeKalb, Illinois.

Fall 2002                             Assistant to Associate Professor Manny Hernandez, Metal and Jewelry, Northern Illinois University,                                                    DeKalb, Illinois.

Fall 2002                             Assistant to Visiting Assistant Professor Neil Anderson, Metal and Jewelry, Northern Illinois                                                              University, DeKalb, Illinois.

Spring 2002                        Assistant to Professor Lee Barnes Peck, Presidential Fellow, Metal and Jewelry, Northern Illinois                                                        University, Dekalb, Illinois.

1998 – 2000                       Assistant to Gallery Curator, Sandra Lang, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, Illinois.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2012                                   “Chain Weaving” workshop, Studio Beads, Deerfield, Illinois

2011                                   “Approaching Galleries” workshop, VorelArt Studio, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

                                           “Making Tools” workshop, VorelArt Studio, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

2010                                   “Art of Living” Exposition, Exhibitor, Demonstrations.  Last Chance Gallery, Grand Marais,                                                          Minnesota.

                                           “Chains, Clasps and Terminations” workshop, Chicago Metal Arts Guild, Hosted by McHenry                                                        County College, Crystal Lake, Illinois.

2009                                  "Chain Weaving" workshop, VorelArt Studio, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

                                          "Tool Making" workshop, VorelArt Studio, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

2008                                   “Women of Fiber” Workshop, Last Chance Gallery, Lutsen, Minnesota

                                           “Etching on Metal” Workshop, Chicago Metal Arts Guild, Hosted by McHenry County College,                                                         Crystal Lake, Illinois.

2006                                   Etching Metal Workshop, The Fine Line Creative Art Center, St. Charles, Illinois

2003                                   Juror for the Kishwaukee Community College Fine Arts Magazine, Kamelian.

2000                                   McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, Illinois.  Performing Arts Festival - Suminigashi workshop.

1999                                   McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, Illinois.  Performing Arts Festival - Suminigashi workshop. 

 

ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2008                                   Metals, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, Illinois.

2007                                   Essential Interconnectedness, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, Illinois

2005                                   Essential Interconnectedness, DeKalb Gallery, DeKalb, Illinois.

2005                                   Crossroads, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, Illinois.

2002                                   Reconciliation, DeKalb Area Women’s Center, DeKalb, Illinois.

2002                                   Reconciliation, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2016                                  Northwest Area Arts Council’s Annual Women’s Works, Old Courthouse Art Center,                                                                Woodstock, Illinois.

2013                                  “A Holding Place: A Repository of Containers and Vessels By Metalsmiths Around the World”

                                                     Orchid Galleries, The Ganoksin Project, Permanent Online Exhibit.

                                          Northwest Area Arts Council’s 26th Annual Women’s Works, Old Courthouse Art Center,                                                                   Woodstock, Illinois.

                                          McHenry County Faculty Exhibit, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, Illinois.

2012                                  Northwest Area Arts Council’s 25th Annual Women’s Works, Old Courthouse Art Center,                                                                Woodstock, Illinois.

                                          “State Your Politics”, A Jeweler’s Art Gallery Political Show, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

                                          College of Lake County Faculty Exhibit, College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois.

2011                                  McHenry County College Faculty Exhibit, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, Illinois

2010                                  Chicago Metal Arts Guild Member’s Exhibit, Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago, Illinois

                                          Real People Exhibit, Northwest Area Arts Council, Old Courthouse Arts Center, Woodstock, Illinois.

2009                                  College of Lake County Faculty Exhibit, College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois

                                          Northwest Area Arts Council "Autumn Showcase", Crystal Lake, Illinoise

                                          Spring Art Underground Invitational, Betsy Bowen Studio, Grand Marais, Minnesota

                                          McHenry County College Faculty Exhibit, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, Illinois

                                          Chicago Metal Arts Guild Members' Exhibit, Under the Wire Gallery, Chicago, Illinois

2008                                  Spring Art Underground at the Old Playhouse Invitational, Betsy Bowen Studio, Grand Marais,                                                             Minnesota.

2007                                  McHenry County College Faculty Exhibition, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, Illinois.

2006                                  Northern Illinois University MFA Exhibition, NIU Art Gallery, DeKalb, Illinois

                                          Northwest Area Arts Council’s 19th Annual Women’s Works, Woodstock, Illinois

2005                                  Chicago Metal Arts Guild Juried Members Exhibit, Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park,                                                                 Illinois.    

                                          Northwest Area Arts Council’s 18th Annual Women’s Works, Woodstock, Illinois

                                          McHenry County College Faculty Exhibit, Crystal Lake,Illinois.

                                          Northern Illinois University Graduate Group Exhibition, DeKalb, Illinois

2004                                  Midwest Metalsmiths 40th Annual Holiday Exhibition Invitational, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, Missouri.

                                          ARS Nova Juried Art Show, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

1998                                  Regional Skyway Conference Juried Art Competition, Morton College, Morton Grove, Illinois.

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

2009                                  Northwest Area Arts Council Member’s Autumn Showcase, Crystal Lake, Illinois.

                                                People’s Choice Award

2005                                  Northwest Area Arts Council’s 18th Annual Women’s Works, Woodstock, Illinois. 

                                                Honorable Mention.

2002                                  Inducted into Golden Key International Honor Society

                                          Women’s Jewelry Association Scholarship, Women’s Jewelry Association, Inc., Fairfield, New Jersey.

                                          Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

2002 – 2003                      Richard A. Keefer Art Scholarship, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.

2001 – 2002                      Helen Merrit Art Scholarship, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois.

2000                                  Private Speech Scholarship, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, Illinois.

1998                                  Chroma Corp Scholarship, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, Illinois.

                                          Purchase Award, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, Illinois.

1997                                  Caroline Witt Memorial Scholarship, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, Illinois.

                                          Faculty Merit Award, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, Illinois.

                                          Juror’s Choice Award, McHenry County College, Crystal Lake, Illinois.