Mindy Herrin-Lewis



Mindy Herrin-Lewis

                 

Mindyherrin.com

herrin@etsu.edu

   

 

Education

 

2002          Master of Fine Arts                    Studio Art - Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

 

1998          Bachelor of Fine Arts                 3D Studio - Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Magna Cum Laude, May

 

1998          Bachelor of Fine Arts                 Art Education - Texas Tech University, TX

                                                                        All level teacher certification

                                                                        Magna Cum Laude, December

                                                                         

Employment History

          2016-current        Professor – Department of Art & Design, East Tennessee State University

Johnson City, TN.

Graduate Coordinator 2021-current

 

2010-2015           Associate Professor – East Tennessee State University

2003-2009           Assistant Professor – East Tennessee State University

 

Jewelry Design & Metalsmithing – Responsible for instruction and development of curriculum for all levels of metalsmithing classes including graduate level courses.  Program is designed to give students essential skills in the areas of metalsmithing and small sculpture, and offers a wide range of materials, techniques, and creative methods for development of imagery and content.  Traditional techniques include soldering, fabrication, smithing, casting, chasing and repoussé, tool making, cold connections, enameling, powder coating, as well as the use of cross disciplinary approaches including installation, kinetic, and time-based media.

 

Additional Duties:  Written/visual support materials, lectures, studio organization, equipment maintenance, health and safety, student group exhibitions, documentation of student work, website maintenance, accounting, visiting artists, recruitment, grant writing, and contemporary practice.  Advisor for students in discipline, participation on student, department, and university committees, advisor to the Student Metal Arts Club, arrangement of fundraising activities, chaperone for conferences.

 

Additional Courses:

 

Basic Figure Drawing – Mid-level studio course focusing on rendering the figure using life models and anatomical references.  Assignments investigate the body through observation, studying elements of proportion, and diverse rendering techniques.  Students are encouraged to explore mixed media approaches and investigate elements of composition in multiple formats.

  

Anatomical Figure Sculpture – Mid-level studio course focusing on investigating the figure using anatomical structures and 3D modeling.   Projects incorporate rendering as an essential tool, studies in proportion, reproductions from 3D casts, using an armature, hand building techniques in clay, and surface applications.

 

3D-Design – Foundations level course focusing on three-dimensional design principles and the examination of form and space in contemporary practice.  Projects use a variety of media and construction methods including group projects, installation, and assemblage.

 

Small Works – Special Topics as an upper-level studio course investigating small-scale mixed media sculpture.  Techniques include hand building in clay, basic metalsmithing, woodcarving, MIG welding, mold making, and introduction to the figure.

 

Portfolio & Exhibition – Senior level course focusing on professional practice and preparation for senior exhibitions.  Topics include creating a website, resume, writing an artist statement, press release, cover letter, photographing work, postcard preparation, installation of work, gallery submissions, exhibition entries, shipping of work, and networking practices.

 

2004-2005       Gallery Director, Slocumb Galleries – East Tennessee State University

 

Responsible for calendar of exhibitions and events, installation of shows, production of written materials, announcements, press releases, fundraising, accounting, arrangement of catering services, guest artist lectures, juror selection, shipping of work, contracts, check requests, management of gallery assistants, and gallery maintenance.

 

2002-2003       Administrative Assistant/Receptionist, HR – Tractebel North America, Houston, TX

 

           

Associations

 

The Enamelist Society 2020-current

SNAG  Society of North American Goldsmiths 1997-2003, 2005-2009, 2020-current

            SECAC  Southeastern College Art Conference member 2011

            SMAC  Student Metal Arts Club, Advisor, ESTU 2004-current

                       

Teaching Recognition

 

            Art Educator of the Year, Nomination, Niche 2006

Art Educator of the Year, Nomination, Niche 2005

 

Grants

 

2019    Micro-Sculpture, Material Fluency, and Narrative Language. Major Research Development Committee Grant, East Tennessee State University. $10,000

 

2009    Functional Metal: Shell Casting. Major Research Development Committee Grant, East Tennessee State University. $10,000

 

2004    Patinas: Color on Metal. Small Research Development Committee Grant, East Tennessee State University. $1,500

 

Exhibition Awards

 

2021    First Place - DownEast National Indoor Sculpture Exhibition. Emerge Gallery, Greenville, NC. National juried group exhibition, Juror: Laura Haddad and Tom Drugan.  March 5-25.           

 

2016   Third Place - Best of Tennessee Craft. Reece Museum, East Tennessee State

University, Johnson City, TN. Regional group exhibition, Juror: Jerry Jackson, deputy director Penland School of Crafts

 

2015   Award of Merit - 2015 Dogwood Regional Fine Art Exhibition. Dogwood Arts Festival, Emporium Center for the Arts, Knoxville, TN. Regional group exhibition, Juror: Mark Scala

 

Juror Award - Materials: Hard and Soft. Meadows Gallery, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton TX. National juried group exhibition, Juror: Ana M. Lopez

 

2014    Juror Award - 57th Mid-States Art Exhibition. Evansville Museum, Evansville, IN. National juried group exhibition, Juror: Ephraim Rubenstein 

 

2012    Third Place - Fine Contemporary Craft Exhibition. Artspace, Raleigh, NC. National juried group exhibition, Juror: Gwyne Rukenbrod

 

Best in Show - SECAC 2012 Juried Exhibition. Southeastern College Arts Conference Collisions: Where Past Meets Present, Durham Art Council/Durham Art Guild, NC. Juror: Charles Joyner, North Carolina State University

 

Best in Show - 2012 Regional Fine Art Exhibition. Dogwood Arts Festival, Emporium Center for the Arts, Knoxville, TN. Juror: Terri Jordan, Custom’s House Museum

 

2011    Sculpture Award - 64 Arts 2011 National Juried Exhibition. Buchanan Center        

for the Arts, Monmouth, IL. National juried all media group exhibition, Juror: Adrian Arleo

 

2010    Best in Show - Americas 2010: All Media. Northwest Art Center, Hartnett Hall

Gallery, Minot State University, Minot, ND. National juried group exhibition, Juror: Susan Haas-Morrissey

 

Juror Award - Materials: Hard and Soft. 23rd Annual National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. The Meadows Gallery, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, TX. National juried group exhibition, Juror: Jo Lauria

 

2009    3rd Place - Women: Fact or Myth. C.I.A.O. Gallery, Wilson, WY. National

juried group all media exhibition

 

2007   Solo Award - Metal Art. Foundry Art Center, St. Charles, MO. National juried

group exhibition, Juror: Allison Ouellette-Kirby & Noah Kirby

 

2004   2nd Place - The Arsenal Metals & Enamels Exhibition. National juried group exhibition

 

International Group Exhibitions

           

2011     New APP: Contemporary Art in Appalachia. Department of Art & Design,

University of Ulsan Exchange Exhibition, Ulsan, South Korea. Curator: Karlota Contreras-Koterbay. Oct

 

            2008    SACI, ETSU Faculty Exhibition. Invitational group exhibition, Florence, Italy

 

National/Regional Juried Group Exhibitions

           

2021    No Bigger than a Breadbox: Biennial Small Works Show. The Emporium Center, Knoxville, TN. National juried group exhibition, Juror: Joan Bontempo.  April 2-30.

 

DownEast National Indoor Sculpture Exhibition. Emerge Gallery, Greenville, NC. National juried group exhibition, Juror: Laura Haddad and Tom Drugan.  March 5-25.

 

            100 Miles II. Bunzi Gallery, The Bascom: A Center for the Visual Arts, Highlands, NC. Regional juried group exhibition of faculty and student pair submission. Jan 26-April 24.

 

2017    Collective Voices – Slide Exhibition. 8th Annual Material Topics Symposium, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

 

2016     Best of Tennessee Craft. Reece Museum, East Tennessee State University,

Johnson City, TN. Juror: Jerry Jackson, deputy director Penland School of Crafts.  Aug 27-Dec 5. Selected: Third Place

 

2015    2015 Dogwood Regional Fine Art Exhibition. Dogwood Arts Festival, Emporium Center for the Arts, Knoxville, TN. Juror: Mark Scala. April 3-25.  Selected: Award of Merit

 

Materials: Hard and Soft. Meadows Gallery, Greater Denton Arts Council, Denton TX. National juried group exhibition, Juror: Ana M. Lopez. Feb 6-April 2. Selected: Juror Award

 

2014    57th Mid-States Art Exhibition. Evansville Museum, Evansville, IN. National juried group exhibition, Juror: Ephraim Rubenstein. Nov 3-Dec 13. Selected: Juror Award

 

National Juried Exhibition of 2014. Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville. The Emporium Center, Knoxville, TN. National juried group exhibition, Juror: Paul Collins. Feb

 

2013    12”X12” Exhibition: 4th National Juried Exhibition of Small Scale Works of Art. Selected for inclusion permanent 12”X12” Exhibit website, Juror: Jochen Wierich

 

EKU Chautauqua National Juried Exhibition: Crossroads. East Kentucky University, Richmond, KY. National juried group exhibition, Juror: Jack Girard.  Jan 31-Feb 22  

 

2012    Fine Contemporary Craft Exhibition. Artspace, Raleigh, NC. National juried group exhibition, Juror: Gwyne Rukenbrod.  Dec 7-Jan 12. Selected: Third Place, Award of Merit 

 

SECAC 2012 Juried Exhibition. Southeastern College Arts Conference - Collisions: Where Past Meets Present, Durham Art Council/Durham Art Guild, NC. Juror: Charles Joyner, North Carolina State University. Sept 21-Oct 21.  Selected: Best in Show

 

            2012 Regional Fine Art Exhibition. Dogwood Arts Festival, Emporium Center for the Arts, Knoxville, TN. Juror: Terri Jordan, Custom’s House Museum. April 6-27, 2012. Selected: Best in Show

 

2011    64 Arts 2011 National Juried Exhibition. Buchanan Center for the Arts, Monmouth, IL. National juried all media group exhibition, Juror: Adrian Arleo.  Sept 9-Oct 22. Selected: Sculpture Award

 

Topeka Competition 30. Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, Topeka And Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, KS. National juried all media group exhibition, Juror:  L. Brent Kington. March 12-May 16. Image selected for primary show publication

 

2010    Americas 2010: All Media. Northwest Art Center, Hartnett Hall Gallery, Minot State University, Minot, ND. National juried group exhibition, Juror: Susan Haas-Morrissey. Aug 20-Oct 2. Selected: Best in Show

 

            Materials: Hard and Soft. 23rd Annual National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition. The Meadows Gallery, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, TX. National juried group exhibition, Juror: Jo Lauria. Feb 6-April 1. Selected: Juror Award

 

2009    Women: Fact or Myth. C.I.A.O. Gallery, Wilson, WY. National juried all media group exhibition. March

 

2008    5X5X5. National Exhibition Space of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, VA. National juried all media group exhibition, Juror: Elaine Levin.  Nov 15-Jan 11

 

            Laughingstock – Humor in Art & Craft. Luke & Eloy Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA.  Nov 15-Dec 24

 

            Refined Abundance. Stephen F. Austin Gallery, Nacogdoches, TX. National juried group exhibition, Juror: Charon Kransen (the Netherlands) owner of Charon Kransen Arts, New York City. Jan 25-March 7

 

            touching warms the art. Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR. National juried group exhibition, Jurors: Rebecca Scheer, Rachelle Thieves, Namita Gupta Wiggers. Jan 19-March 23  

 

2007      Exploring Boundaries: Evolutionary Metal. Bevier Gallery, Rochester Institute

of Technology, New York. National juried group exhibition, Jurors: Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez, Leonard Urso. Invited Jurors: Barbara Heinrich, Sun Young Park, Stephen Sacracino. Dec 7- Jan 23 

 

Metal Art. Foundry Art Center, St. Charles, MO. National juried group exhibition, Juror: Allison Ouellette-Kirby & Noah Kirby. April 20-June 1

 

Silent Conversations, Craft Alliance. National juried group exhibition, Juror: Stephanie Kirland, Craft Alliance Gallery, St. Louis. March

 

2004      The Arsenal Metals & Enamels Exhibition 2004. The Columbus Cultural Arts

Center, Columbus. 2nd Place Award. National juried group exhibition

 

Invitational Group Exhibitions

 

2019    Presenter Exhibition. Gray Gallery, Jenkins Fine Arts Center, East Carolina University, NC. Invitational small group exhibition. Material Topics Symposium: State of Adornment 2019 subject to change. Participating Artists: Susie Ganch, Jesse Bert, Nash Quinn, Lori Talcott, Jan Harrell, Kit Paulson.   

 

2018    The Hunter Invitational IV. Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN.  Invitational small group exhibition. Curator: Nandini Makrandi. Participating Artists: Sisavanh Phouthavong, Tara “Fend” Hamilton, John Douglas Powers, Charles Ladson, Andrew Scott Ross, Vadis Turner, Amanda Brazier.

 

Yuma Symposium Presenters Exhibition. Yuma Arts Center, Yuma, Arizona. Invitational small group exhibition. Participating Artists: Scott Eagle, Adam Ekberg, Dustin Farnsworth, Tom Lamb, Chris Leonard, Katherine Levin-Lau, Jaydan Moore, Deb Stoner, Dukno Yoon, Jan

 

2017    Folk Fiction. The Clara M. Eagle Gallery. Murray State University, Kentucky. Invitational small group exhibition. Oct-Nov

 

2016    Shaping Lives: The Transformative Art of the Figure. Reece Museum, East Tennessee State University. Small invitational group exhibition. June

 

Womensfund of East Tennessee. McKinney Center, Jonesborough, TN.

Fundraiser and small group exhibition

 

2014    Americas 2000 “Best of the Best” Centennial Exhibit. North Dakota Art Gallery Association. Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, ND. National invitational group exhibition. Jan 

Traveling Venues:

Host Gallery One: Cando Art Center, ND. Feb

Host Gallery Two: University of Mary, Bismarck, ND. April-May

Host Gallery Three: Dawson Community College, Gallery 126, Glendrive, MT. Sept-Oct

Host Gallery Three ½: Dickinson State University, Dickinson, ND.  Nov 2014

Host Gallery Four: The Art Center, Jamestown, ND. Dec-Jan 2015

Host Gallery Five: Northern Lights Art Gallery, Mayville State Univ, ND March-April

Host Gallery Six: Bismarck State College Galleries, Bismarck, ND. Sept 2015

 

2013    Celebrating Tennessee Artists. Customs House Museum. Clarksville, TN.  Invitational small group exhibition. Participating Artists: Dane Carder, Jennifer Bowman, Mindy Herrin, Cindy Billingsley. Nov

 

2008    …of lineage & legacy: visual conversations on jewelry and metalworks. Savannah College of Art and Design Gallery, Atlanta Georgia. National invitational group exhibition, Juror: Gail M. Brown, Curator of Contemporary Craft. Exhibition of prominent metalsmiths, educators, and the next generation of emerging artists. Coinciding with the Society North American Goldsmiths Conference 2008

 

Out of Lubbock, 40Th Anniversary Invitational School of Art Studio Art Alumni Exhibition. 40th Anniversary of the School of Art (1967-2007) Texas Tech University, Landmark Gallery. April 26-May 23

 

2007    Lucid Dreaming: Recent Work by Mira Gerard and Mindy Herrin. Elliott University Center Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Invitational collaborative exhibition

 

Invitational Solo Exhibitions

 

2020    Mindy Michelle Herrin. Bagwell Center for Media and Art, Pellissippi State Community College, Knoxville, TN. Feb 3-21

 

2018    Narrative Illusions: The Visions of Mindy Herrin. Customs House Museum.  Clarksville, TN. Sponsored by Nashville Arts Magazine. Jan 16-April 30

 

2011    Mindy Herrin. Northwest Art Center, Hartnett Hall Gallery and Library Gallery, Minot State University, Minot, ND. Aug 18-Sept 22

 

2004    Stasis. Redbud Gallery, Houston, TX

 

Local Exhibitions

 

2013    Earthern Bodies: Figurative and Sculptural Ceramics. Tipton Gallery, Johnson

City, TN. Curator: Karlota Contreras-Koterbay. Aug-Sept

 

2007    Museum of Natural History and Gray Fossil Site. Reece Museum, Johnson City, TN. Juror: Jeanne Zavada, Director Museum of Natural History. Jan-March. 2nd venue, Renaissance Center, Kingsport. 3rd venue, Natural History Museum, Gray Fossil Site, TN

 

Service Exhibitions

 

2018    The Face of Danger. Tipton Gallery, Johnson City, TN. Juror: Shawn Qulliams.  Local group exhibition. Dec

 

Clay/Fibers/Metals. Tipton Gallery, Johnson City, TN. Local group student

Exhibition. Feb

 

2017    Our Appalachia: Community and Innovations. Slocumb Galleries, Tipton Gallery, Johnson City, TN. Curated by Moira Frazier, Cheyenne Good, Amber Howard. Invitational local group exhibition. June-July

 

2015    ETSU Metals & Small Sculpture Group Exhibition. Nelson Fine Art, Johnson

City, TN. Local group exhibition. April

 

ETSU ARTA & Design Faculty Exhibition. 1912 Gallery, Emory & Henry College, Emory, Abingdon, VA. Curator: Karlota Contreras-Koterbay. Department group exhibition. Jan

 

Castle Reception and Fundraiser. Hosted by Cher Cornett. Johnson City, TN.  Local group exhibition 

 

2014    ETSU Faculty Exhibition. Academic Affairs Office, Tennessee Board of Regents Headquarters, Murfreesboro, TN. Karlota Contreras-Koterbay.  Department group exhibition. Aug

 

2012     ETSU Metals/Sculpture Group Exhibition. Nelson Fine Art, Johnson City, TN. 

   Local group exhibition. March

 

2011     ETSU Metals Group Exhibition. Nelson Fine Art, Johnson City, TN. Local

group exhibition. March  

 

2009     ETSU Metals Group Exhibition. Nelson Fine Art, Johnson City, TN. Local

group exhibition. April

 

2007    Postcard Show and Fundraiser. Slocumb Galleries, Johnson City, TN. University group exhibition

 

2006    Postcard Show and Fundraiser. Slocumb Galleries, Johnson City, TN. University group exhibition

 

ETSU Metals Group Exhibition. Nelson Fine Art, Johnson City, TN. Local group exhibition. March

 

                        ETSU Faculty Show. Slocumb Galleries, Johnson City, TN. University group

exhibition

 

2005    Postcard Show and Fundraiser. Slocumb Galleries, Johnson City, TN.  University group exhibition

 

ETSU Metals Group Exhibition. Nelson Fine Art, Johnson City, TN. Local group exhibition. Jan

 

                        ETSU Faculty Show. Reese Museum, Johnson City, TN. University group

exhibition. Oct

 

Bibliography

 

2021    No Bigger than a Breadbox: Biennial Small Works Show. The Emporium Center, Knoxville, TN. Work featured in virtual show announcement and press release. National juried group exhibition, Juror: Joan Bontempo.  April 2-30.

 

100 Miles II. Bunzi Gallery, The Bascom: A Center for the Visual Arts, Highlands, NC. Work featured in virtual show announcement. Regional juried group exhibition of faculty and student pair submission. Jan 26-April 24.

 

2018    Exhibition Catalog - The Hunter Invitational IV. Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN. Invitational small group exhibition. Curator:  Nandini Makrandi. Visual publication of images from the exhibition.

 

Walker, Margaret F.M. “Narrative Illusions: The Visions of Mindy Herrin”. Nashville Arts Magazine, January 2018: Pages 58-61. Magazine article coinciding with solo exhibition at the Custom’s House Museum in Clarkesville, TN

 

2015    2015 Dogwood Regional Fine Art Exhibition. Dogwood Arts Festival, Emporium Center for the Arts, Knoxville, TN. All media group exhibition catalogue, Juror: Mark Scala. April 3-25

 

2013    Celebrating Tennessee Artists. Customs House Museum, Clarksville, TN. Small group invitational exhibition, folded pamphlet. Dane Carder, Jennifer Bowman, Mindy Herrin, Cindy Billingsley. Nov

 

National Juried Exhibition of 2014. Arts & Culture Alliance of Greater Knoxville. The Emporium Center, Knoxville, TN. All media group exhibition catalogue, Juror: Paul Collins. Feb 7-28

 

2012    2012 Regional Fine Art Exhibition. Dogwood Arts Festival, Emporium Center for the Arts, Knoxville, TN. All media group exhibition catalogue, Juror: Terri Jordan, Custom’s House Museum. April 6-27

 

2011    64 Arts 2011 National Juried Exhibition. Buchanan Center for the Arts, Monmouth, IL. National juried all media group exhibition catalogue, Juror: Adrian Arleo. Sept 9-Oct 22. Selected: Sculpture Award

 

Topeka Competition 30. Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, Topeka And Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, KS. National juried all media group exhibition, Juror:  L. Brent Kington. March 12-May 16. Image selected for on-line publication

 

2010    Materials: Hard and Soft. 23rd Annual National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition Catalogue. The Meadows Gallery, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, TX. Juror: Jo Lauria. Feb 6-April 1

 

2008    Refined Abundance. National Juried Group Exhibition Catalogue, Juror: Charon Kransen (the Netherlands) owner of Charon Kransen Arts, New York City. Jan 25-March 7

           

2004     500 Brooches, Lark Books. Work included in national book publication.

 

Exhibition in Print 2004. Metalsmith Magazine. Work included in national juried group exhibition publication.

           

Workshops Taught

 

2020    Micro-sculpture. Radford University, Radford, Va. Artist lecture and 2 day workshop covering rending the head in Monsterclay, constructing a flexible mold, casting in porcelain, and surface treatments. Invited by Professor Alison Pack

 

2019    Adapted Bodies: Narrative Language. Material Topics Symposium, Sate of Adornment: subject to change. Artist lecture and demonstration covering small-scale sculpture techniques using oil-based clay, silicone molds, and porcelain. Invited to be one of 9 presenters. National jewelry design and metalsmithing conference.

 

2018    Micro-sculpting and Material Fluency. Yuma Symposium 39. Artist lecture and demonstration covering small-scale sculpture techniques using oil-based clay and silicone molds. Proposal was selected by committee to be one of 10 participating artists. National all media professional conference.

 

2012    Mixed Media Techniques on Ceramic. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX.  Artist lecture and demonstration covering surface design techniques on small-scale ceramics. Topics: creating a 5 minute head, mixed media on clay with encaustic.   

 

2007    Mold Making Techniques. Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX. Artist lecture and demonstration covering flexible molds and the use of multiples in jewelry design and metalsmithing. Topics: mold making techniques with hollow wax casting, creating a 5 minute head, and sinking as a smithing technique.

           

2007      Sinking as a Smithing Technique. Kingsport Lapidary Society, Kingsport, TN. 

Artist lecture and smithing demonstration using various techniques.