Mindy Michelle Herrin

herrin@etsu.edu

Education

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

 

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


1998  Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art Education, All level Teacher Certification - Texas Tech University

             

 Employment History

           

2016-current  Professor – East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

2010-2016     Associate Professor– East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

2003-2009     Assistant Professor– East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN


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. Traditional techniques include soldering, fabrication, smithing, casting, chasing and repoussé, tool making, cold connections, enameling, powder coating, as well as, the use of non-traditional approaches such as installation, kinetic, time based, the use of light, acrylic, fibers, and clay.

Additional Courses:

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


Anatomical Figure Sculpture – Mid-level studio course focusing on the investigation of the figure using anatomical structures and 3D modeling.   Projects incorporate drawing as an essential tool, studies in proportion, reproductions from 3D casts, rendering from life models, using an armature, hand building techniques in clay, and surface applications. Responsible for instruction and development of class curriculum.  

 

3D-Design – Foundations level course focusing on the investigation of three dimensional design principles and the examination of form and space in contemporary practice. Projects use a variety of media and construction methods including 4D elements such as time based, group projects, and installation. Responsible for instruction and development of class curriculum.

 

Small Works – Special Topics upper-level studio course focusing on the investigation of small-scale mixed media sculpture. Techniques include hand building in clay, basic metalsmithing, woodcarving, MIG welding, mold making, and introduction to the figure. Responsible for instruction and development of class curriculum.

 

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

 

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

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


Exhibition Awards

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

 

Exhibitions

 

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

           

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

 

2016    

Shaping Lives: The Transformative Art of the Figure. Reese Museum, East Tennessee State University, June

 

Womensfund of East Tennessee. McKinney Center, Jonesborough, TN. Fundraiser and 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 Exhibition:

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 University, Mayville, ND. March-April 2015

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


2013    

Celebrating Tennessee Artists. Customs House Museum. Clarksville, TN. Small group invitational exhibition. 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 US 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

 

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. Curator:

Karlota Contreras-Koterbay, Johnson City, TN 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, Grey

 

Service Exhibitions

 

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.

 

2013      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

 

 

 

           

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