Show Jurors - 2013
Marco served on the board of Ohio Designer Craftsmen for ten years with the last two years as president.
Currently he teaches glass and manages his own gallery, Liquid Light Gallery. Jermanartglass.com
Sally Ryan began working with textiles in 1978 and her work has encompassed the techniques of batik, painting on silk, discharge dying and silk screen. She created a line of clothing and accessories which has been marketed at premier craft shows nationwide such as the renown American Craft Council shows and the Philadelphia Museum of Art show. Her work has also been sold through galleries and boutiques in all four corners of the USA including the Smithsonian and Renwick Gallery stores. Her training began at the Art Institute of Chicago Junior School and later included Indiana University, the University of Madrid where she studied art history and advanced textile work at the University of Tennessee Arrowmont. Recipient of numerous awards including the Niche Award, she has served as a teacher and a juror throughout her career and has been featured in Ornament Magazine as well as the Fiberarts Book of Wearable Art.
Susan Dyer has been in the craft world most of her life. She started out as a fiber artist and over the years did quilting, silk screening and decorative painting. About 15 years ago on a whim she took a metals class at the local technical school. She was hooked. It was as if she had found what she was meant to do.
Susan sell her work at art and craft shows, galleries, and art museums throughout the United States.
Xavier Nuez’s photographs have been featured in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout North America, including the Illinois State Museum in Chicago; the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art in California; the Attleboro Art Museum in Massachusetts; the Masur Museum of Art in Louisiana; the San Diego Art Institute; the Florida State University Museum of Fine Arts; and the Farmington Museum in New Mexico.
The New York Times has called his Alleys & Ruins series a "masterpiece"
His work is in numerous public, corporate and private collections, including those of the University of Richmond Museum in Virginia; the University of Michigan; the Norfolk Southern Collection; the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, Ohio; the Vicente Fox Center of Studies, Library and Museum in Guanajuato, Mexico; Mr. Danny DeVito; and Ms. Angela Lansbury
Marilee Hall has been a studio artist since 1978. She has been working in clay, building figurative sculpture and teaching workshops in her studio. She is a regular exhibitor at fairs and exhibitions throughout US, including, but not limited: American Craft Council Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Dallas, San Fransisco, Sarasota, American Craft Exposition, Evanston, IL, Arts Festival of Atlanta, Cherry Creek Art Festival, Cherry Creek, CO, Crafts America: Palm Beach, Washington &, Westchester Fine Craft Shows, 4 Bridges Art Festival, Chattanooga, TN, Charlotte Fine Art Show, Charlotte, NC, Lakefront Festival of Art, Milwaukee, WI, Northern Virginia Fine Art Festival, St Louis Art Fair, Clayton, MO, Southern Highland Crafts Guild, Asheville, NC, SOFA Chicago. Her recent exhibitions include: 2013 Dynamic Narratives, NCECA, Houston, TX, 2013 Solo Show, Tennessee Arts Commission, Nashville, TN, and 2012 Solo Show, ART a la carte Gallery, Cookeville, TN
IRENE OLDS has been an award-winning editorial cartoonist since 1994 for Nashville, Indiana’s newspaper The Brown County Democrat. Her work has been honored by The Hoosier State Press Association with numerous awards, including the first time recipient of a "clean sweep" of first, second and third place in 1995. "Treading Water", Irene's panel cartoon, published monthly for nine years in the magazine Latitudes and Attitudes, can now be found in the international magazine Cruising Outpost. Her wit can also be viewed in the yearly and juried publication The Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year. She has taken high honors in various juried art exhibits including the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana Heritage Arts, and The Hoosier Salon.
Irene's whimsical illustrations play across the pages of children's books, and murals. A free-lance artist with Author Solutions, Irene has illustrated over one hundred children's books.