curriculum vitae

HEATHER JO DAVIS CURRICULUM VITAE                    

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EDUCATION

2017      M.F.A. in Ceramics, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth MA

2003      B. A. Studio Art and B. S. in Biology, Mercer University, Macon, GA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE, COLLEGE and UNIVERSITY LEVEL

Jan – May 2017  Teaching Assistant, Advanced Ceramics, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Jan – May 2016  Instructor, Foundations: 3D Concepts, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Aug 2013 – Mar 2014      Instructor, Ceramics, Doane College, Lincoln, NE

Jan 2012 – May 2013       Instructor, Ceramics, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Aug 2011 – Dec 2011       Graduate Teaching Assistant, Beginning Ceramics, Iowa State University

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE, WORKSHOPS and COMMUNITY CENTERS

2018      Instructor, Ceramics, ArtScapes, New Bedford, MA

2018      Unique Approaches to Glazing and Surface Decoration, Caroline Unruh Studio

2017      Electric Kiln Operation and Maintenance, Caroline Unruh Studio

Sept 2013 – Aug 2014      Instructor, Ceramics & Drawing, Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE

2012      Surface Fetish: Layering Imagery and Creating Depth, Iowa State University

2012      Iowa State Youth Conference, Iowa State University

2012      Penland School of Crafts Assistant to Martina Lantin

2012      Penland School of Crafts Assistant to James Watkins

2011      Terra Sigillata: Its Properties and Uses, Iowa State University

2011      How to Make and Use Terra Sigillata, Creative Artists Studios of Ames

2008 – 2012       Ceramics Studio Manager and Instructor, Octagon Center for the Arts

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

May, 2019           Adams State University Artist in Residence, Alamosa, CO 

June, 2018           A.I.R Studio Paducah, Artist Residency Program, Paducah, KY

May – Aug 2016 Administrative Staff, Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME

Summer: 2015, 2017        Studio Tech Graduate Assistant, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Sept 2014 – Mar 2015     Graduate Assistant to the Foundations Director, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

2015      Author, “A Small Stream in the Sunlight: Amy Smith and Simon Levin,” Ceramics: Art and Perception, Issue #99

Sept 2013 – Aug 2014      Artist in Residence, Ceramics, Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE

2011, 2012          Commissioned Artist; Iowa Farmer’s Union Annual Awards

2011 – 2013       Ames Collaborative Art (Ames C.art) Board Member

2008 – 2012        Exhibits Manager, Arts Festival Co-coordinator, Octagon Center for the Arts

2009 – 2013       Volunteer Curator and Board Member, Creative Artists’ Studios of Ames

2004 – 2008       Gallery Manager, Macon Arts, Macon, GA             

ACADEMIC SERVICE AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, 2016 - 2017

  • Finalist, Commencement Speaker for Class of 2017, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
  • Graduate Student Senate, College of Visual and Performing Arts Representative
  • Organizer, “Learning Has No Borders,” a community demonstration of support for international students, Jan 2017
  • College of Visual and Performing Arts Graduate Council Student Liaison to the Graduate Program Directors
  • Administration and Finance Student Advisory Committee
  • Student Fee Allocation Committee Graduate Elected Representative
  • Moderator, Graduate Community Open Forum
  • Presenter, Three Minute Thesis Competition

 

University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, 2015 - 2017

  • Gallery 244 Club Secretary
  • Ceramics Club Visiting Artist Liaison

 

Mercer University, Macon, GA, 2000 – 2003

  • Member, Service Organization: Alpha Phi Omega

 

SELECTED AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS

2018      Boston Voyager Magazine, “Conversations with the Inspiring Heather Jo Davis,” Sept 3

2017      UMD Ceramics Club Scholarship Award

2016      Graduate Teaching Assistantship

2016      UMD Ceramics Club Scholarship Award

2015      UMD Ceramics Club Scholarship Award

2014      First Place Award: Red White and Black Exhibit, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

2014      Graduate Assistantship, Assistant to the Foundations Director

2013     Amaco Purchase Award, National Conference for Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), National Juried Student Exhibition, Amaco Clay Permanent Collection

2012      Studio Potter Magazine Graduate Merit Award, NCECA National Juried Student Exhibition

2012      Aardvark Clay Purchase Award, NCECA National Juried Student Exhibition, Aardvark Clay Permanent Collection

2011     Iowa Arts Council Mini Grant Award to attend NCECA 2011

2010     Iowa Arts Council Mini Grant Award to attend Penland School of Crafts

2010      Iowa Arts Council Mini Grant Award to attend NCECA 2010

 

SELECTED GROUP AND INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

2018      Dartmouth Cultural Council Instructor Expo

               Guest Artist, Hatch Street Studios, Annual Open Studio

2017      UMassD Thesis Exhibition, Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA

               UMassD Thesis Exhibition, University Galleries, UMassD, New Bedford, MA

               Small Favors, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA

               40 for 40 at the Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE

2016      Hey Watershed!, Gallery 244, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, Star Store Campus, New Bedford, MA

              Cross Section, Gallery 244, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, Star Store Campus, New Bedford, MA

2015      Second Year Showcase UMassD at Tabor Academy, Mattapoisett MA

2014      Ceramics en-MASSe, Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA

              Ripples, HATCH Art Gallery, Detroit, MI

              LUXurious, Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE

2013      Wrappable, Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE

              Iowa State University MFA Student Exhibit, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA

              NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition, Glassell School of Art, Houston, TX.

              Mimetia, Design on Main Gallery, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

              “Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood,” Octagon Center for the Arts. Ames, IA.

              Disaster, Relief, Resilience, Crimson Laurel Gallery, Barnesville, NC

              Wrappable, Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE

2012     NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

              Winterfest, Baltimore Clay Works, Baltimore, MD

              Iowa State University Graduate Exhibit, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA

              Emerging Iowa Artists, Des Moines Art Festival, Des Moines IA.

              Daily Companions, Baltimore Clay Works, Baltimore, MD.

              “Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood,” Octagon Center for the Arts. Ames, IA.

2011     Decalicious at CCC (Carbondale Clay Center), Carbondale, CO.

               Potter’s Council Calendar, Sculpture Collection II

              “Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal, Wood,” Octagon Center for the Arts. Ames, IA.

              Community of Artists, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA.

              The Art of Tea, Member Exhibit, Creative Artists’ Studios of Ames (CASA) Gallery, Ames, IA

2010 – 2011   Orton Cone Box Show, Travelling Exhibit

2010     Collaborations in Celebration of CASA’s 10thYear, Creative Artists’ Studios Gallery, Ames, IA

              CASA Past and Present Member Exhibit, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA

2008     Collaborations, Macon Arts Gallery, Macon GA

2003, 2004, 2005       Bra-ha-ha, Invitational Feminist Exhibit, Opus 7, Macon GA

SOLO EXHIBITS and INSTALLATIONS

2019      Upcoming: Solo Installation, Adams State University, Alamosa, CO

2017      Flutter, Gallery 244, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, Star Store Campus, New Bedford, MA

              Breath, Gallery 244, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, Star Store Campus, New Bedford, MA

2016      Red and Perigee, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, Star Store Lecture Hall, New Bedford, MA

              North|East|South, Pop up gallery, 766 Purchase St, New Bedford, MA

2015      Bottle, Gallery 244, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, Star Store Campus, New Bedford, MA

2014      From the Wild to the Proscenium, Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln NE

              The Disappear, Art Vacancy Project, Ames, IA

              Wildness Persists, New Ceramic Work, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA

2013      Casting Off, Finding Home, Design on Main, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

              Wander the Bush, Roadside Video Projection, Ames, IA

               Headons (with Lyndsay Nissen), Performance Project, Asheville, NC

2012     Apotheosis, Kingman Pavilion, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

              Seam, Multimedia Installation, Design on Main Gallery, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

2008     New Work, Main Street Cultural District ArtWalk, Ames, IA

              Last of Nothing, The Golden Bough, Macon, GA

2005     Pebbles, Opus 7 artist co-op

2004     Duo, Middle Georgia Art Association Gallery, Macon, GA

              New Work, Artell, Macon, GA

              Senior Exhibit, Hardeman Art Gallery, Mercer University, Macon, GA

 

JUDGE/JUROR

 

2010     Judge, Bug Art, Iowa State University Entomology Department

2006     Judge, 25th Annual Congressional Art Competition, 3rd District

2006                    Judge, GA National Fair Photography Competition, Professionals and Advanced Amateur divisions

2006                    Juror, Prospectus, 23rd Annual Oconee Artist Exhibition, Milledgeville-Baldwin County Allied Arts

2003     Judge, Winter Arts Festival Student Competition, Elementary and High School divisions

 

CURATOR

 

2016      Hey, Watershed!, Gallery 244, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, Star Store Campus, New Bedford, MA

2012     Integrated Visual Arts Graduate Exhibition, Main Street Gallery, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

2011      The Art of Tea, Member Exhibit, Creative Arists’ Studios of Ames (CASA) Gallery, Ames, IA

              Integrated Visual Arts Graduate Exhibition, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA

              Spring Member Exhibit, CASA Gallery, Ames, IA

2010      Collaborations, an exhibit in celebration of CASA’s 10th year, CASA Gallery, Ames, IA

              Water: Sustaining and Transforming; Photography by Lee Anne Willson with Poetry by the students of Mary Swander, Iowa’s Poet laureate, CASA Gallery, Ames, IA

              CASA Past and Present Member Exhibit, Octagon Center for the Arts, Ames, IA

              Strange Friends: Ceramics by Steve Aitcheson & Photography by Lee Anne Willson, CASA Gallery, Ames, IA