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

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

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

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Lormina Salter Fellow Sept. 2016 – Aug. 2017
Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD
Resident Artist position with stipend, gallery representation, studio space, and teaching opportunities.

Resident Artist with Kiln God Award June 2016
Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts, Newcastle, ME.
Awarded a Kiln God Award Scholarship. Worked alongside nine 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.

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.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Instructor
Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD Sept. – Dec. 2016
Taught 2 community classes during the Fall session. “Hand-building: Design and Process” for stacked beginning and advanced students. Designed curriculum, taught assignments based around pinch, coil, and slab. “The Illustrated Surface” for intermediate and advanced students. Designed curriculum and taught a survey of different surface techniques.

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.

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.

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.

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 GROUP EXHIBITIONS
“Ceramics Sculpture Culture” Dec. 2016 – Feb. 2017
Baltimore Clayworks. Baltimore, MD.

“Stories on Clay” 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

“Consequences,” Juried Exhibition May 2012
Arc Gallery. San Francisco, CA
Juror: Donna Seager. Catalogue and Online Exhibition.

“Women’s Work 2012,” Juried Exhibition Mar. 2012 – Apr. 2012.
Old Court House Arts Center. Woodstock, IL

“South Alabama Survey of Artists,” Juried Exhibition Jul. 2010 – Sep. 2010
Space 301 Gallery, Mobile, AL
Juror: Ron Platt

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
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.