Exhibits, Awards, Articles and Publications


Family Life Woodstock - Sept. 2015

Auburn Arts Association 17th Annual Juried Art Exhibition

Jan Dempsey Arts Center, Auburn, AL

June 15 - July 10, 2015

Merit Award

Clay Times - Winter/Spring 2015

30th Alabama Clay Conference

Birmingham, AL

February 26 - 28

Auburn Arts Association January Invitational

Jan Dempsey Arts Center, Auburn, AL

January 5 - February 6


Hidden Treasure Art Magazine Yearbook

p. 190

‘Alabama and Neighbors’

Ceramics Exhibition

Jules Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

Auburn, Alabama

September 13th - November 2nd



facebook: Meet the Artist

Figurative Association: The Human Form Symposium

Arrowmont School of Art and Crafts

September 10 - 13

Face’ May 8 - June 8

Reception May 24, 5 - 8 pm

MudFire Gallery

Decatur, GA


Wesleyan Art Market May 1 - 3

Georgia Clay Council

Norcross, GA


Auburn City Festival

April 26

Auburn, AL



Fur and Feathers’ April 5 - May 5

MudFire Gallery

Decatur, GA

Alabama Calls’ March 1 - April 1

Bell & Bragg

Auburn, AL


Arts Atlanta Critical Review

“Decoration and Darkness Mix Uneasily In Clay: ‘Interpretations’ at Seen Gallery”

Jerry Cullum

Potters Council Conference

The Ceramic Voice: A Narrative in Clay

Hosted by: Kentucky Mudworks - Lexington, KY

October 19 - 21

Fired Works’ April 14 - 22

Macon Arts Alliance

Central City Park

Macon, GA

‘Interpretations,’ January 15 - February 15

The Seen Gallery


‘Pfft...Figured As Much’

The Seen Gallery

Studio Visit Magazine

Selected for inclusion in Volume Thirteen (Spring, 2011) edition of Studio Visit Magazine published by Open Studios Press

‘Mixed Media: Textures of Life’, January 10 - February 25

Jim Cherry Learning Resource Center Gallery

Georgia Perimeter College

Clarkston, GA 30021

International Contemporary Artists

Selected for inclusion in Vol I and Vol II of International Contemporary Artists magazine published by ICA Publishing



Eyedrum, November 20 - December 26

Suite 8

290 MLK Jr. Drive SE

Atlanta, GA 30312

Auburn Fall Invitational

Jan Dempsey Art Center

Auburn, AL


Award: Sharptop Mountain Arts Association; First Place Photography Annual Members’ Show

‘The Rhythmic Figure’

ICO Gallery

606 West 26th Street

Chelsea District

New York

‘Less Is More’

Connexion Gallery

Dunwoody, GA

Award: Honorable Mention

‘A Foot In The Grave’

ICO Gallery

‘Present Works’ Featured Artist

Vantage Point Studios, Canton

Imagillaboration - collaborative sculptures by 106 artists

Clarkston Fine Arts Gallery - Clarkston, GA

New Mexico Highlands University - Las Vegas, NM

Texas A&M - Corpus Christie, TX - 2010


Imagillaboration - group seven , collaborative sculptural works

Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta

RED - Georgia Perimeter College- WCAGA exhibit- February



Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta


Taylor Kinzel Gallery

Roswell Cultural Art Center

Art Papers Auction

Mason Murer Gallery, Atlanta


Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Gwinnett, solo exhibit, mini-retrospective

Lawrenceville, GA

Natalia/ afternoon model sessions - group exhibit

Taylor-Kinzel Gallery, Roswell, GA


SLM Projects, Roswell, GA

Mixed Media Installation


"Liminal" mixed media installation

Taylor Kinzel Gallery, Roswell

Little Things Mean A Lot - juried

Swann Coach House Gallery

Digitally 2005

ArtRom Gallery, Rome, Italy

“House of Oil” mixed media installation

Taylor Kinzel Gallery, Roswell, GA

Figuratively Speaking

Strawberry Fields Gallery, Crabapple, GA


Gallery M, personal studio/gallery , figurative paintings, mixed media installations, video and conceptual works in a variety of mediums

Me* My* Self * Eye

B Complex, Atlanta, GA

self portraits


UpRoar Undercover, Roswell, GA

site specific conceptual installation

Snap To Grid

Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts


4th annual Centering on Clay, The Art Center, Canton Georgia

ART 'goes postal' AJC accessAtlanta/Thursday,October 23,2003 P26, By Catherine Fox 'Melinda Crider is making a video concerning psychic communication, particularly brain waves. The installation will include interactive psychic tests.

Emergency Room Artists, artists respond to war

Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Perceptions beyond the Norm, video installation, juried

Uproar, Roswell, GA

Macedonia Middle School Art Festival; papermaking, guest artist


Award: Dick Blick Award; Arts Alliance of Georgia; Fincher Arts Center; Reinhardt College

All Small, Short Short Shorts video night

Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Arts Alliance of Georgia *award

Fincher Visual Arts Center

Rheinhardt College, Waleska, GA

Cherokee County Arts Council, vice president

co-curator "Centering on Clay" Cherokee Arts Center     1999

Dean Rusk Middle School, Cultural Arts Day;guest artist  Painting workshop


Facing Faces

Museo de Arte del Inba, Juarez Mexico - juried

The Tremontane Figure

SLM Studio & Gallery, invitational


Allen Ashton Gallery, solo exhibit

Roswell, GA

North Fulton Regional

Roswell Cultural Arts Center, Roswell, GA

Waterworks, invitational

Gallery 39, Buford, GA

Avant Gardens

Lynne Farris Gallery, Atlanta, GA


Award: Kennesaw Fine Arts Society; first place mixed media

North Fulton Regional

Roswell Cultural Arts Center, Roswell, GA

Genesis VI, juried, award

Roswell Fine Arts Alliance, Roswell, GA

Art Lovers, First Place Mixed Media

Kennesaw Fine Arts Society, Kennesaw, GA

Trees, juried

Quinlan Arts Center, Gainesville, GA


Award: Genesis VI. ; third place ; juried by Jerry Cullum

Atlanta Journal , Visual Arts weekend preview, "Relic"

City Gallery East

Individual Visual Arts Coalition, Atlanta, GA

Faith and Doubt, juried

Columbia Theological Society, Decatur, GA


Peanut, juried

Albany Museum of Art, Albany, Georgia

Main Street Gallery, two person show

Alpharetta, GA

Angels Among Us, juried

Art Station, St. Mountain, GA

The Art Place, juror, annual college art exhibition


Georgia Artists "96 Olympics

Jordon Hall Gallery, Atlanta, GA


Quinlan Arts Center, Gainesville, GA

1994 - 1996

Roswell Fine Arts Alliance, vice president; programs director


Highland Gallery, Political Commentary by local artists, Atlanta - invitational

Paperworks Southeast - juried

Quinlan Arts Center, Gainesville


Jubilee Artists Invitational, Marietta, GA

National Assembly of Local Artists - invitational

Atlanta, GA

Political Commentary - invitational

Highland Gallery, Atlanta, GA

Dalton Arts Festival - Merit Award

Creative Arts Guild, Dalton, GA

Jubilee Southern Festival of the Arts - juried

Contemporary Abstracts by Regional Artists

Highland Gallery, Atlanta, GA


Heaven Blue Rose Gallery, Roswell - founding member , owner/director

Touchables, Art Papers, Vol. 17

Aurora Magazine, Creativity and Spiritual growth, VolumeI., issue 4,

page 44, Rain Forest

1992- 93

Japanese Arts Exchange, juror, Cherokee County Arts Council


Atlanta Journal, Diane R. Stepp, Touchable'92

Hands on exhibit reaches out to visually impaired - Diane R. Stepp -

Touchables, Westbrook Gallery,Ga. Tech Gallery & Kentucky School for the Blind

1990 - 93

Heaven Blue Rose Gallery, owner /director


Store House Magazine, "Options" , mixed media painting

Jubilee Southern Festival for the Arts, juried , Galleria/Marietta


Mardi Gras Atlanta - 1983-85 -juried


Marietta Journal, Art Forum Gallery,


Roswell Arts Festival; sculpture award


Atlanta Journal, W.C Burnett, Callanwolde clay exhibit

University of illinois, Champagne, ceramics workshop, Don Pilcher, Chuck Hines, Ralph Bacerra, Don Frith


Dalton ArtsFestival; Award of Merit

Georgia Artists - juried (Faye Gold)

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta, juried

Artists in Georgia - juried (Holly Solomon)

Lamar Dodd Arts Center, Columbus

Arts Festival of Atlanta, group exhibit

Georgia Mountain Craft


Earth Day Art Collection, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

Cherokee County Arts Council, Canton,Ga.

Fulton County Arts Council, Atlanta

Kentucky School for the Blind, Louisville, Ky.

Kaiser Permanente, Atlanta, Georgia

St. Joseph's Hospital, Augusta, Georgia

Numerous Private Collections


1976 - 78

Atlanta College of Art


Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, pottery assistantship

Figurative SculpturesFigurative_Sculptures.htmlFigurative_Sculptures.htmlshapeimage_1_link_0
Jester SeriesJester_Series.htmlJester_Series.htmlshapeimage_2_link_0
Boats and Other VesselsBoats_and_Other_Vessels.htmlBoats_and_Other_Vessels.htmlshapeimage_3_link_0

home   statement   bio   resume   links   contact