Mindy Herrin-Lewis


Mindy Herrin-Lewis received her BFA from Texas Tech University in 1998 and her MFA from Indiana University in 2002.  She moved to Johnson City in 2003 to teach jewelry design and metalsmithing at East Tennessee State University.  As a professor, Mindy teaches all levels of metalsmithing courses as well as Anatomical Figure Sculpture, Figure Drawing, and 3-D Design.  She has a national exhibition record and was chosen Art Jewelry Forum’s Emerging Artist 2002.  

Recent accomplishments include Second Place Jewelry – Alchemy6, Cell Full/Filled: Cloisonné at Voice, Materials Hard + Soft 2022, Best of Tennessee Craft Exhibition 2022, Confluence: A Visual Discourse of US Academic Art Jewelers 2021, Best in Show - No Bigger than a Breadbox: Biennial Small Works Show 2021, First Place - DownEast National Indoor Sculpture Exhibition 2021, Presenter - Radford University 2020, Solo Exhibition - Pellissippi State Community College 2020, Presenter - East Carolina Metals Symposium 2019, Presenter - 2018 Yuma Symposium, Hunter Museum Invitational 2018, Folk Fiction 2017 - Murray State University, Third Place - Best of Tennessee Craft 2016, Award of Merit - 2015 Dogwood Regional Fine Art Exhibition, Juror Award - Materials: Hard and Soft 2015, Juror Award - 57th Mid-States Art Exhibition 2014, Best in Show - Southeastern College Arts Conference 2012 Juried Exhibition, and work included in Lark Books 500 Brooches.