Resume

Sara E. Morales-Morgan
Baltimore, MD • saraemor.com

EDUCATION
Master of Fine Arts Aug. 2013 – May 2016
Ceramics
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Edinboro, PA.

Bachelor of Arts June 2008 – May 2012
Studio Art
Concentration: Ceramics, Minor: Art History
University of South Alabama. Mobile, AL.

RESIDENCIES
Lormina Salter Fellowship Artist Sept. 2016 – June 2017
Baltimore Clayworks. Baltimore, MD.
Resident artist position with studio space, stipend, gallery representation, and teaching opportunities.

Resident Artist with Kiln God Scholarship June 2016
Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts. Newcastle, ME.
Worked alongside 16 artists over two weeks exploring narrative art through sculpture and materiality.

Resident Artist Jan. 2016
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Gatlinburg, TN.
Worked alongside over sixty participants in six studio areas including Utilitarian and Sculptural Ceramics, 2D, Textiles, Sign Painting, Writing, and Metals during the week-long Pentaculum Invitational.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Gallery Assistant Aug. 2014 – May 2016
Bruce Gallery, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Edinboro, PA.
Assisted with hanging exhibitions. Maintained and supervised gallery space. Assisted with organizing exhibitions and professional practices of the gallery.

Gallery Manager Aug. 2013 – May 2016
Bates Gallery, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Edinboro, PA.
Oversaw in excess of 100 week-long student exhibitions. Established professional practices in the gallery space. Supervised jurying of shows for each semester. Created and maintained the Bates Gallery’s presence on social media.

Journal Editor and Archivist Aug. 2013 – Dec. 2014
Art Department, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Edinboro, PA.
Collected material for the Semester Journal and Art Department Archives. Wrote the Semester Journal.

Ceramics Lab Assistant Aug. 2011 – May 2012
Art Department, University of South Alabama. Mobile, AL.
Facilitated a safe, clean work space for 40 to 70 students per semester. Mixed cone 10, cone 6, and raku glazes. Reclaimed clay. Monitored and replenished dry goods inventory. Performed light renovation on studio equipment.

Intern Jan. 2011 – Dec. 2011
Mobile Arts Council. Mobile, AL.
Assisted Assistant Director. Contributed graphic design skills, fielded emails, and maintained spreadsheet files. Assisted with organization and hanging of exhibitions in 3 galleries, and performed maintenance in the spaces afterward. Assisted staff and vendors during monthly ArtWalk. Assisted with organization of 5 community arts programs. Designed and posted flyers to promote events.

VISITING ARTIST EXPERIENCE
Visiting Workshop Artist April 2017
Community College of Baltimore County at Essex. Baltimore, MD.
Presented an Artist’s Slide Lecture, and construction and surfacing methods to university members alongside artist WooJung Koh.

Visiting Workshop Artist Feb. 2015
Youngstown State University. Youngstown, OH.
Presented an Artist’s Slide Lecture, and construction and surfacing methods to university members alongside artists Jason Piccoli and Neil Simak.

Visiting Artist Lecturer Oct. 2014
Villa Maria High School. Erie, PA.
Spoke to ceramics students about creating narrative art and the history of figurative ceramics.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Instructor Sept. 2016 – June 2017
Baltimore Clayworks. Baltimore, MD.
Taught 2 12-week community classes during the Fall session. “Hand-building: Design and Process” for stacked beginning and advanced students. Designed curriculum, taught 3 assignments based around pinch, coil, and slab. “The Illustrated Surface” for intermediate and advanced students. Designed curriculum and taught a survey of surface techniques. Also taught 1-day “Try-It” community classes for beginning students during the Fall and Spring sessions.

Guest Instructor Sept. – Oct. 2015
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Edinboro, PA.
Taught a month-long lesson on Coil-built Narrative Animal Sculptures to Beginning Ceramics students. Introduced the basics of planning, hand-building with coils, applying and decorating with slips and underglazes, and applying glaze.

Art History Teaching Assistant Aug. 2013 – May 2014
Art Department, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Edinboro, PA.
Assisted Art History professors with attendance, grades, scanning, exam proctoring, and an online classroom in D2L.

Art Instructor Fall 2012, Summer 2012
Space 301. Mobile, AL.
Designed and implemented art-based curriculum for young children.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Artaxis Member and Volunteer August 2016 – Present
Artaxis.org is an evolving independent network of contemporary artists and their work. The mission of Artaxis is to provide a peer-reviewed source of contemporary artwork in ceramics and sculpture. Utilized as a resource by instructors, students, gallerists, curators, the general public, and contemporary artists, Artaxis.org strives to promote and enrich the field, while functioning as a direct and unobtrusive conduit between viewer and artist.

Ceramic Sculpture Culture Collective Member April 2016 – Present
Ceramic Sculpture Culture is a group of 10 artists who have formed a collective to enable each artist to achieve greater goals in their own art practice by pulling from everyone’s individual resources and strengths, and to promote a ceramic sculpture community that reaches beyond the regional and institutional aspects of art making to encourage a larger artist community.

SELECTED ACADEMIC AWARDS AND HONORS
Graduate Assistantship Aug. 2013 – May 2016
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Edinboro, PA.

Robert Snell Art Scholarship Jan. 2011 – May 2011
University of South Alabama. Mobile, AL.

Student Ambassador July 2005
People to People Ambassador Program. Australia.
Spent 3 weeks travelling the Eastern coast of Australia, participating in family stays, and visiting cities, schools, government offices, monuments, and areas of interest.

EXHIBITIONS CURATED
“MAC Members Show,” Invitational Exhibition Jan. 2013 – Feb. 2013
Mobile Arts Council. Mobile, AL.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
“Notions of Home,” Masters of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition April 2016
Bates Gallery, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Edinboro, PA.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
“(in)Visible,” Invitational Exhibition March 2018
Braddock Carnegie Library. Pittsburgh, PA.
NCECA exhibition.

“The Belger Holiday Book,” Invitational Exhibition Nov. – Dec. 2017
Belger Crane Yard Studios. Kansas City, MO.
Exhibition and Online Publication.

“Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics,” Juried Competition and Exhibition Oct. – Nov. 2017
Seiler’s Studio & Gallery. Zanesville, OH.
Jurors: Leslie Ferrin, Tony Marsh, and Mary Jo Bole.

“Seen And Heard,” Invitational Exhibition October 2017
Atrium Gallery, Studios on the Park. Paso Robles, CA.
Curator: Lena Rushing.

“Ceramic Sculpture Culture,” Invitational Exhibition August 2017
James May Gallery. Algoma, WI.

“Drawn Together,” Invitational Exhibition March – April 2017
Red Lodge Clay Center. Red Lodge, MT.

“Small Favors,” Juried Exhibition March – April 2017
The Clay Studio. Philadelphia, PA.
Juror: Michael Radyk.

“Baltimore Clayworks” Booth at NCECA EXPO March 2017
Oregon Convention Center. Portland, OR.

“Ceramics Sculpture Culture,” Invitational Exhibition Dec. 2016 – Feb. 2017
Baltimore Clayworks. Baltimore, MD.

“Stories on Clay,” Juried Exhibition Oct. 8 – Nov. 30 2016
Morean Center for Clay. St. Petersburg, FL.
Juror: Sue Tirrell.

“Eighth Annual Beyond the Brickyard Juried Exhibition” Jan. – April 2016
North Gallery, Archie Bray Foundation. Helena, MT.
Juror: Peter Beasecker.

“OH+5: Ohio Border Biennial,” Juried Exhibition Jan. – March 2016
Dairy Barn Arts Center. Athens, OH.
Jurors: Susan Crehan-Hostetler and Bartholomew Ryan.
Award: Best in Show

“Profit Margin,” Invitational Exhibition Jan. 2016
Charlie Cummings Gallery. Gainesville, FL.
Curator: Derek Reeverts.

“Workhouse Clay National 2015,” Juried Exhibition Aug. 2015 – Sept. 2015
Workhouse Arts Center. Lorton, VA.
Juror: Anne Currier.
Award: Honorable Mention

“Marge Brown Kalodner Juried Graduate Student Exhibition” June 2015 – Aug. 2015
The Clay Studio. Philadelphia, PA.
Jurors: Marge Brown Kalodner, Jennifer Zwilling, and Stanley Shapiro.

“Graphic Clay,” Juried Exhibition Mar. 2015 – May. 2015
Baltimore Clay Works. Baltimore, MD.
Juror: Jason Bige Burnett.

“Fabulous Figures,” Juried Exhibition Mar. 2015
Victor F. Keen Gallery, Clay Arts Vegas. Las Vegas, NV.
Juror: Mark Burns.

“NCECA Juried Student Show” Mar. 2015 – Apr. 2015
Sol Koffler Gallery. Providence, RI.
Jurors: Ryan LaBar and Magdalene Odundo.
Catalogue.

“2015 Keystone Collegiate Juried Exhibition” Feb. 2015 – Mar. 2015
Brockway Center for Arts and Technology Gallery. Brockway, PA.
Juror: Bill Strickland.
Award: Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild’s Award for Excellence

“Converging Points of View,” Invitational Exhibition Aug. 2014 – Sep. 2014
Heeschen Gallery, Meadville Council on the Arts. Meadville, PA.

“Spring Show,” Juried Exhibition Apr. 2014 – Jul. 2014
Erie Art Museum. Erie, PA.
Juror: Sergei Isupov.
Catalogue and Promotional Material.

“Shared Expressions,” Invitational Exhibition Jul. 2013 – Aug. 2013
Mobile Museum of Art. Mobile, AL.

“Flowers & Daggers,” Bachelor of Arts Exhibition May 2012
Mobile Arts Council. Mobile, AL.

PRESENTATIONS, PANELS, AND CONFERENCES
Panelist March 2018
“Unspoken, Unseen: InVisible” during NCECA.
David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Pittsburgh, PA.
Participated in an hour long panel about how to end the stigma and silence and start a conversation about mental and physical health with the artistic community. Panel was in conjunction with the invitational exhibition “(in)Visible.”

Gallery Artist Talk March 2017
“Baltimore Clayworks” EXPO Gallery during NCECA.
Oregon Convention Center. Portland, OR.
Presented a 20 minute talk about my artwork, followed by a question and answer session.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
“Exposure,” Ceramics Monthly, June/July/August 2017, 20.

Heidi McKenzie, “2015 NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition,” Ceramics Monthly, September 2015, 50.

National Council on the Education of Ceramic Arts. “NCECA Exhibitions: 2015 NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition.” NCECA Journal Vol. 36 (2015): 17.

National Council on the Education of Ceramic Arts. “2015 NCECA: National Student Juried Exhibition.” NCECA Catalogue (2015): 25.

Nan Smith, juror, 500 Figures in Clay, (New York: Lark Books, 2014), 328.

Dave Helms, “Sights and Sounds of Art,” Mobile Press-Register, (May 2012): Print.