Exhibits


2014


Alabama and Neighbors

Ceramics Exhibition

Jules Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

Auburn, Alabama

September 13th - November 2nd

Juried

Invitation


Face’ May 8 - June 8

Reception May 24, 5 - 8 pm

MudFire Gallery

Decatur, GA

Juried


Wesleyan Art Market May 1 - 3

Georgia Clay Council

Norcross, GA

juried


Auburn City Festival

April 26

Auburn, AL

juried


2013


Fur and Feathers’ April 5 - May 5

MudFire Gallery

Decatur, GA


Alabama Calls’ March 1 - April 1

Bell & Bragg

Auburn, AL



2012


Fired Works’ April 14 - 22

Macon Arts Alliance

Central City Park

Macon, GA


‘Interpretations,’ January 15 - February 15

The Seen Gallery



2011


‘Pfft...Figured As Much’

The Seen Gallery


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

Jim Cherry Learning Resource Center Gallery

Georgia Perimeter College

Clarkston, GA 30021


2010

‘Plastic’,

Eyedrum, November 20 - December 26

Suite 8

290 MLK Jr. Drive SE

Atlanta, GA 30312


Auburn Fall Invitational

Jan Dempsey Art Center

Auburn, AL


2009

‘The Rhythmic Figure’

ICO Gallery

606 West 26th Street

Chelsea District

New York


‘Less Is More’

Connexion Gallery

Dunwoody, GA


‘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


2008

Imagillaboration - group seven , collaborative sculptural works

Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta


RED - Georgia Perimeter College- WCAGA exhibit- February


2007

VIVA LA FRIDA

Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta


GalleryGoRound

Taylor Kinzel Gallery

Roswell Cultural Art Center


Art Papers Auction

Mason Murer Gallery, Atlanta


2006

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

Lawrenceville, GA


Natalia/ afternoon model sessions - group exhibit

Taylor-Kinzel Gallery, Roswell, GA


‘Womb”

SLM Projects, Roswell, GA

Mixed Media Installation


2005

"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


2004

Me* My* Self * Eye

B Complex, Atlanta, GA

self portraits


‘Subliminal’

UpRoar Undercover, Roswell, GA

site specific conceptual installation


Snap To Grid

Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts


2003

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


Emergency Room Artists, artists respond to war

Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA


Perceptions beyond the Norm, video installation, juried

Uproar, Roswell, GA


2002

All Small, Short Short Shorts video night

Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA


Arts Alliance of Georgia *award

Fincher Visual Arts Center

Rheinhardt College, Waleska, GA


2001

Facing Faces

Museo de Arte del Inba, Juarez Mexico - juried


The Tremontane Figure

SLM Studio & Gallery, invitational


2000

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


1999

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


1998

City Gallery East

Individual Visual Arts Coalition, Atlanta, GA


Faith and Doubt, juried

Columbia Theological Society, Decatur, GA


1997

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


1996

Georgia Artists "96 Olympics

Jordon Hall Gallery, Atlanta, GA


Water

Quinlan Arts Center, Gainesville, GA


1991

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


Paperworks Southeast - juried

Quinlan Arts Center, Gainesville


Galleria

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


1990-93

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


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


1987

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


1985

Mardi Gras Atlanta - 1983-85 -juried


1981

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


Collections

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


Awards

2009


Less is More; Connexion Gallery; Honorable Mention


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


2002

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


1999

Kennesaw Fine Arts Society; first place mixed media


1998

Genesis VI. ; third place ; juried by Jerry Cullum


1983

Roswell Arts Festival; sculpture award


1981

Dalton ArtsFestival; Award of Merit



Articles and Publication


2014

Hidden Treasure Art Magazine Yearbook

p. 192


2012

Arts Atlanta Critical Review

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

Jerry Cullum


2011

Studio Visit Magazine

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


International Contemporary Artists

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


2003

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.


1998

Atlanta Journal , Visual Arts weekend preview, "Relic"


1993

Art Papers, Touchables, Vol. 17

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

page 44, Rain Forest


1992

Atlanta Journal, Diane R. Stepp, Touchable'92

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


1987

Store House Magazine, "Options" , mixed media painting


1984

Marietta Journal, Art Forum Gallery,


1982

Atlanta Journal, W.C Burnett, Callanwolde clay exhibit




Other Activities

2004

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


2003

Macedonia Middle School Art Festival; papermaking, guest artist


2002

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



1997    

The Art Place, juror, annual college art exhibition                                               


1994 - 1996

Roswell Fine Arts Alliance, vice president; programs director


1992- 93

Japanese Arts Exchange, juror, Cherokee County Arts Council


1990 - 93

Heaven Blue Rose Gallery, owner /director


1982

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



Memberships


NCECA

2012


Potter’s Council

since 2010


Georgia Clay Council

Currently VP

member since 2009




Gallery Affiliations


The Seen Gallery - Decatur, GA


Taylor Kinzel - Roswell, GA



Education

1976 - 78

Atlanta College of Art

1978-81

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, pottery assistantship

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