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the 38th Fourth Street Festival

             Show Jurors - 2014

Wendy Newman

For the past 33 years, Wendy Newman has been handcrafting contemporary jewelry.  She received a BFA in crafts from VCU in 1981, and went on to complete a formal apprenticeship under a master goldsmith.  Her work has been featured in numerous gallery shows, and in art and fine craft festivals across the country.  www.wendynewmanjewelry.com

Jim Halvorson
has been making pottery in Bloomington since 1977, first with Bloomington Pottery Company and continuing in his own studio Halvorson Stoneware since 1980.  As a graduate of Valparaiso University(BA 1972) and School for American Craft, Rochester Institute of Technology (MFA 1977) he has focused on utilitarian ceramics.  While at RIT he also had the opportunity to work with master potter Frans Wildenhain, a former Bauhaus student.  He has also worked as a blacksmith/welder for Jack Brubaker and taught Art classes at Arsenal Tech High School (Indianapolis) for 20 years.  Having retired from teaching he is remodeling his studio (and wife Suzanne’s weaving studio) to prepare for increased pottery production.

Beth Nash works in a variety of media, drawing, painting, printmaking, fabric and clothing design. Her current focus as a painter and printmaker is the figure, human and animal in imaginary environments. She has been teaching drawing at Marietta College for the past twelve years and has exhibited nationwide since 1979 in a variety of media.  Two-time Niche Award Winner for fabric and clothing design as well as several best of shows and first in category awards for paintings .Her work has been published in Fiberarts Design Books. She is also a workshop instructor, recently teaching acrylic based monotype at North Country Studio Workshops at Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont. She shows finished work and work in process on her Facebook page Beth Nash Art https://www.facebook.com/pages/beth-nash-art/109257615778988.

Rachel Berenson Perry is the former fine arts curator of the Indiana State Museum, where she organized and curated all of the art exhibitions from 2003 through 2011. She wrote numerous articles for American Art Review and Traces of Indiana and Midwestern History (Indiana Historical Society), and her books include William J Forsyth: The Life and Work of an Indiana Artist (Indiana University Press, 2014), Painting Indiana III: Heritage of Place (Indiana University Press, 2013) Barry Gealt: Embracing Nature (Indiana University Press, 2012) Paint and Canvas: A Biography of T. C. Steele (Indiana Historical Society, 2012); T. C. Steele and the Society of Western Artists 1896-1914 (Indiana University Press, 2009); and Children from the Hills: The Life and Work of Ada Walter Shulz (Artist Colony Press, 2001).  

Eugenie Torgerson's career as an artist spans four decades and includes screenprints, pastels, mixed media/digital work, and artist's books.  She exhibits in galleries and at shows where her work consistently wins awards.  Her strengths as a juror lie in an art history background, a knowledge of the contemporary art world, and a serious studio life.  She values original thought, craftsmanship, and commitment to excellence.

She has exhibited at the Saint Louis Art Fair, the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, the Plaza Art Fair, the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, the Outdoor Festival of the Bruce Museum, the Old Town Art Fair, the Washington Craft Show, and the Smithsonian Craft Show.  Her work is represented by Priscilla Juvelis Rare Books,  Kelmscott Books,  and Olson-Larsen Gallery.    Eugenietorgerson.com    

          Day of Show Jurors - 2014

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