Dora C. Natella

Associate Professor of Sculpture        Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts  Indiana University South Bend

Fellow of National Sculpture Society, NSS New York, NY

Office phone: 574-520-4895  

www.doranatella.us

dnatella@iusb.edu

Education

 

1986        MFA in Sculpture, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.

1978        Bachelor of Fine Arts, Teaching Certificate, Academy of Fine Arts, Naples, Italy.

 

Current Employment

 

2004-Present         Associate Professor of Sculpture, Indiana University South Bend,
                               South Bend, IN.

 

Creative Practice
Gallery Representation

 

Blue Gallery, 16 South Elm St. Three Oaks, MI. www.bluegalleryart.com

 

Creative Practice
Collections

 

2019-
2018        Circular Congregational Church
in Charleston, NC. Commission for Outdoor    
                Sculpture, life-size bronze to commemorate Ruby Cornwell. It will be installed at the
                end of fall. November 2018.

 

2018        Cristo Rey St. Martin Prep School in Waukegan, IL. Commission of life-size bronze
                sculpture of St. Martin De Porres, will be installed at the end of June 2018.

 

2017        Polish Heritage Association of Michigan City, Outdoor Sculpture Commission of life
                size portrait bust of Ignacy Paderewski, Botanic Friendship Garden, Michigan City, IN.

 

2017        Del Mar College, White Library, bronze relief titled “Gaia” Corpus Christi, TX.

 

2017        Indiana University South Bend, commissioned life size outdoor sculpture, titled:
                Euterpe’s Gift, Campus of IU in South Bend, IN.

 

2011        Ernestine M. Raclin, personal collection, South Bend, IN. “Nike”, bronze, St. Joseph
                County Community Foundation Award.

 

2011        Mike Eidson, Coral Gables, FL. “Fragment” hydrocal relief, “torso of a Princess”,
                bronze.

 

2010        Mr. Mike Eidson, personal collection, Coral Gables, FL. “Torso of a Princess”, bronze.

 

2010        Midwest Museum of American Art, permanent collection, Elkhart, IN. “Annunciation”,
                hydrocal.

 

2010        Mr. Mike Eidson, personal collection, Coral Gables, FL. “Fragment”, hydrocal relief.

 

2010        Prof. Tom Miller, South Bend, IN. “Gaia” relief, edition bronze.

 

2010        Mr. Marco D’Andrea, Rome, Italy. “Torso of Ninoska”, edition bronze.

 

2009        Mr. Robert Duncan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International   
                 Sculpture Center, private outdoor collection, Lincoln, NE.  “Attesa”, (Await),  
                 bronze on stainless steel pedestal.

 

2009        Museo de Arte Modeno Juan Astorga Anta, permanent collection, Merida,   
                 Venezuela “Cruz” (Cross), polyester resin, gauze, wood.

 

2006        Oakton Community College, Permanent Outdoor Sculpture Collection, Skokie,
                 IL.“Gaia”, maquette, bronze.

 

2006        Professor Albert Lavergne, Kalamazoo, MI. “Torso of Laura”, hydrocal.

 

2005        Marc and Wanda Aronstam, Indianapolis, IN. “Aurora’s Gift”, original bronze.

 

2005        Mrs. Kranzler, Carolyn, private collection, Eugene, OR.  “Torso of Ninoska”,  
                 bronze,
  and “Res”, bronze

 

2005        Mr. Gianfranco Chicco, Chandler-Chicco Agency, private collection, New York,
                 NY.  “ Aurora’s Gift” edition bronze.

 

2004        Ms. Mai Nguyen, private collection, Tampa, FL.  “Gaia”, maquette, bronze edition.

 

2003        Mr. Herman Koopman, private collection, Cleveland, OH. “Timeless”, resin, fiberglass.

 

2003        St Vincent de Paul, bronze sculpture for the lobby of the new Aurora Building,    
                 Eugene OR.  “ Aurora’s Gift”, edition bronze on stainless pedestal.

 

2002        Mr. M. Holman, private collection, Cleveland, OH. “Timeless”, resin, fiberglass.

 

1997        Museo de Arte Moderno Juan Astorga Anta, permanent collection, “ Knees”, bronze,
                Merida, Venezuela.

 

1993        Western Michigan University, College of Fine Arts, Dalton Center, “For the Arts II”,
                
bronze relief, Kalamazoo, MI.

 

Creative Practice
Solo Exhibitions

 

2018        Personal Sculpture Exhibition, “the Human Body, Reconsidered”, Invitational, Fall
                2018, Fire Arts, South Bend, IN.

 

2014        Personal Sculpture Exhibition, invitational, Box Factory for the Arts, St. Joseph, MI.

 

2009        Emotional Body, Midtown Gallery, Invitational, Kalamazoo, MI.

 

2006        The Mutable Body, Fine Arts Gallery, Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts,  
                 Indiana, University South Bend, South Bend, IN.

 

2005        Presenze Femminili, Gallery II, School of Art, Invitational Exhibition, Western
                 Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.

 

2002        Bronze & Glass Sculptures-Drawings, The Jacob Gallery, Juried Exhibit, Eugene, OR.

 

2000        Presencias Femeninas, Invitational Exhibition, CEVAZ, Centro Venezolano    
                 Americano del Estado Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela.

 

1998        New Sculptures, large sculpture installation, invitational, Feldman Gallery, The Pacific
                Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR.

 

1997        Feminae Vitalitas, invitational Fulbright scholar exhibition, Fundacion Museo de Arte
                Moderno, Juan Astorga Anta, Merida, Venezuela.

 

1990        A Touchable Sculpture Exhibit, invitational exhibit, Western Michigan University,
                Department of Art, Kalamazoo, MI.

 

1988        A Touchable Exhibition for the Blind and Sighted, invitational exhibit, Kalamazoo
                Institute of Art, Kalamazoo, MI.

 

1986        Master of Fine Arts Sculpture Presentation, western Michigan University, Department
                of Art, Kalamazoo, MI.

 

1985        Artists in the Market Place, Sponsored by Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, MI.

 

1985        Bronze sculptures and Drawings, Six17 Gallery, Kalamazoo, MI.

 

1981        Dora Natella, Watercolors and Sculptures, invitational, Casa de Italia, Maracay,
                Venezuela.

 

Creative Practice
Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2018        International Sculpture Center’s Chapter Member Exhibition at Zona Maco, Feb. 
                7th-Feb 11th, ISC booth, Centro Citibanamex, Mexico City.

 

2018       Regional Showcase Exhibit at Manifest Gallery, 26 works by 17 artists from Ohio,
               Kentucky, and Indiana were juried into the exhibit from 463 entries from 136 artists.
               Cincinnati, OH.

 

2017       Euterpe’s Gift life-size outdoor sculpture was commissioned by Chancellor Terry
               Allison to grace the entrance to recently renovated Louise Addicott and Yatish Joshi
               Performance Hall.  The statue was installed on the IUSB campus on late June, and
               unveiled in late September. South Bend, IN.

 

2017        Art Basil Miami Beach, International Juried Exhibition, International Sculpture Center
                Digital Chapter Exhibit, Dec. 5-Dec. 11, Twenty artworks were juried to represent ISC
                during Miami Art Week, they were also featured on ISC Website and Artsy.com. Art
                Basil Miami, FL.

 

2017        9th Annual Nude, International Juried Exhibition, August 18th -September 15th. 161
                artists from 34 states and 9 countries submitted 512 works for consideration. Twenty-
                one works by 16 artists from 9 states were selected by several jurors for the Manifest
                Exhibition and Annual publication. Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati OH.

 

2017        Magnitude Seven, National and International Juried Exhibition, May 27-June 24,
                Cincinnati, OH.  153 artists from 34 states and 11 countries submitted 438 works.
                Thirty-four works by 20 artists from 15 states and Canada were selected. Manifest
                Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.

 

2017        National Sculpture Society 84thnd Annual Award Exhibition at Brookgreen Gardens,
                the Jury of selection included Tom Durham, NSS and Director of Fine Arts Sculpture,
                Academy of Art University (San Francisco, CA); Debra Force, President, Fine Art, Inc.
                (New York, NY); Margaret Keelan, sculptor and Associate Director of Sculpture,
                Academy of Art University (San Francisco, CA). This year the Jury chose the 47 works
                from the 233 entries, Marion & Gilbert Roller Prize, Pawley Island, North Carolina.

 

2017        39th Elkhart Juried Regional, Juried Exhibition, October 6 - December 8. Midwest
                Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN.

 

2017        Fire Arts 4th Annual Juried Sculpture Show, Juried by Bill Tourtillotte, Honorable
                Mention, South Bend, IN.

 

2017       51st Annual National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show, juror Carlos llerena Aguirre
               selected 93 artworks out of 150 submissions, White Library Purchase Award, Del Mar
               College, Corpus Christi, TX.

 

2016       The Regional Biennial Juried Sculpture Exhibition, juror Eugene A. Jenneman, Marshall
               M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, June 4-September 17.  Saginaw, MI.

 

2016       38th Elkhart Juried Regional, October 4-December 4, Jack and Karen Cittadine Best of
               Show, the sculpture has become part of the Midwest Museum of American Art
               Permanent Collection. Elkhart, IN.

2018-
2016       South Bend, Sculpture Initiative, Fire Arts, outdoor bronze sculpture was installed in
               Howard Park downtown, South Bend, IN.

 

2016       Michiana Annual Art Competition, Juried Show, June17-August17, Box Factory for the
               Arts in St. Joseph, MI.

 

2016        On or About: Rockwell Kent, Invitational Exhibition, Fountain Gallery, March 8-April 23
                Purdue University, Lafayette, IN.

 

2016        100 Sculptors/One hundred Sculptures, invitational exhibition, Emmet and Hurst
                Galleries, Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI.

 

2016        Magnitude Seven, National Juried Exhibition, Manifest Gallery, May 27-June 24,
                Cincinnati, OH.       

 

2017-
2015        Indiana University East Campus Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, sculpture titled:
                Sentinel, Richmond, IN.

 

2015        It’s OK to be a Realist”, Ann St. Gallery, Invitational, March 21-May2, Newburgh, NY.

 

2015        “Themes in Contemporary Sculpture”, CSI (Chicago Sculpture Initiative) Foster
                Gallery, Department of Art and Design at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
                October 22 – November 24, 2015. Eau-Claire, Wisconsin.

 

2015        7th Annual NUDE exhibition at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, OH. August-
                September 2015. 
The jury for this competitive exhibit resulted in the final selection
                including 21 works by 14 artists from across the U.S., Canada, and Germany. Manifest
                Gallery received a total of 496 entries from 171 artists.

 

2015        National Sculpture Society 82nd Annual Award Exhibition at Brookgreen Gardens,
                Pawley Island in North Carolina.

2014-

2015        Art in Public Places, collection of large-scale outdoor sculpture in downtown
                Knoxville,Juried by Ken Thompson, Dogwood Art Festival, April 4-March 20, 2015,
                Knoxville, TN.

 

2014        48th Annual National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show, juried exhibit, Del Mar
                College, J Joseph A. Cain Memorial Art Gallery Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX.

 

2014        Sculpture Walk, Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition 2012-2014, Western Michigan University,
                Kalamazoo, MI.

                 

2014        Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Invitational Exhibit curated by Austin Collins, Fernwood
                Botanical Gardens, Niles, MI.

 

2014       Regional Biennial Juried Sculpture Exhibition, June 7-September 13, 2014 Marshall M.
               Fredericks Sculpture Museum, Juror E. Jane Connell, Saginaw Valley State University,
               Saginaw, MI.

                 

2014        2014 Juried Art Show, May 16-July 12,The Kinsey Institute, Grunwald Gallery of Art,
                Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN.

                 

2014        6th Annual NUDE, Juried very competitive exhibit, which resulted in the final selection
                including 18 works by 16 artists. From a total of 425 entries from 167 artists. Manifest
                Gallery Cincinnati, OH.

 

2014        Porta Mazzini Accoglie l’Arte Contemporanea, PLUS ARTE PULS Associazione
                Culturale. MD Visioni Contemporanee curate da Marco D’Andrea, Decembre 11-
                Decembre 14, 2014, Rome, Italy.

 

2014        NSS 81st Annual Awards Exhibition, Juried, National Sculpture Society, of 219
                applications only 48 works were juried in by Michael Keropian, Louise Peterson,
                Michael Panhorst. Brookgreen Gardens, SC, August 16 - November 2, 2014.

 

2013        NSS 80th Annual Awards Exhibition, Juried, National Sculpture Society, of 219
                applications only 46 works were juried in by members Lee Hutt and Tuck Langland
                Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL, May 18 - July 27, 2013, and Brookgreen Gardens,
                SC, August 17 - October 27, 2013.

                 

2013        9th Annual Magnitude 7, Juried Exhibition, 253 artists submitted 523 works for
                consideration. Thirty-two works by 27 artists were selected. Manifest creative
                research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH.

 

2013        117th Annual Open Exhibition, Juried by Gary L. Sussman, Marc Mellon, Marianne Weil,
                Catherine Lorillard Wolfe National Art Club, New York, NY.

 

2013        Michiana Annual Art Competition, Juried Exhibition, June 22 - August 4, Best
                Sculpture and Krasl Art Center Merit Award, The Box Factory for the Arts, St. Joseph,
                MI.

 

2013        35th Elkhart Juried Regional, Juried Exhibition, October 11 - December 8. Midwest
                Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN.

 

2013        Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition, Raclin School of the Arts Gallery, Indiana University
                South Bend, IN.

 

2013        Fredrick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Body Double: The Figure in
                Contemporary Sculpture
from September 19 through January 6, 2013. Grand Rapids,
                MI.

 

2013        Midwest Sculpture Initiative Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit. Juried Exhibition. Overseer,
                
outdoor bronze is installed at Cumberland crossing Dr. for two years until summer
                2015.

 

2012        Fredrick Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, Body Double: The Figure in
                Contemporary Sculpture
from September 19 through January 6, 2013.

 

2012        Krasl Sculpture Biennial at the Box Factory for the Arts, Invitational, St Joseph, MI.

 

2012        Contemporary realism biennial 2012, Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

 

2012        46th Annual National, Drawing and Small Sculpture Show, Del Mar College, Corpus
                Christi, TX. Honorable Mention.

 

2012        Regional Biennial Juried Sculpture Exhibition, Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture
                Museum, juror Joseph Becherer. Saginaw Valley State University, University Center,
                MI. 4th Place Award.

 

2012        Magnitude 7(small works), Manifest, Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center
                Cincinnati, OH.

 

2011        78th Annual Awards Exhibit, Juried, National Sculpture Society, Brookgreen Gardens,
               SC.

 

2011        61st Exhibition of Contemporary Realism, Karen Sprague Cultural art Center, American
                International College, Springfield, MA.

 

2011           3rd Annual Artist Member Exhibition, juried show, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Ft.
                   Wayne, IN.

 

2010        77th Annual Awards Exhibit, Juried, National Sculpture Society, Brookgreen Gardens,
                SC.

 

2010        Biennial Sculpture Invitational: New Works, outdoor sculpture and indoor sculpture
                exhibit,
Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI.

 

2010        44th Annual National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show, Juried by Ron Koehler, 46
                artists selected from 149 entries submitted, Joseph A. Cain Memorial Art Gallery Del
                Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX.

 

2010        Contemporary American Realism, 2010 Biennial, Juried exhibit, Fort Wayne Museum
                of Art, Ft. Wayne, IN.

 

2009        63rd Annual Sculpture Exhibition, Juried by Ellen J. Landis, Curator, Grounds for
                 Sculpture, Pen and Brush, Women Organization, New York, NY.

 

2009        Annual Members Show, juried by Judithe Hernandez, Women Made Gallery,
                Chicago, IL.

 

2009        43rd Annual National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show, Juried by Janet Krueger,
                Joseph A. Cain Memorial Art Gallery Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX.

 

2009        The Emotional Body, juried by Elka Kazmierczak, Women Made Gallery, Chicago, IL.

 

2009        59th National Exhibition of Contemporary Realism, Juried Exhibit, Academic Artists
                 Association, Springfield, MA.

 

2009        113th Annual open Exhibition, Juried by Jonathan Shahn, Marianne Weil, Catherine
                 Lorillard Wolfe National Art Club, New York, NY.

 

2009        Contemporary Sculpture Exhibition, Juried by Brian Nelson and John DeHoog, Art
                 Department, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI.

 

2009        Self-Absorbed, Juried Exhibit, SPAC Gallery, Art Department, Seattle Pacific
                 University, Seattle, WA.

 

2009        Americas 2009, All Media, Juror Terry Jelsing, 31 selected from 532 entries,
                Northwest Art Center, Minot State University, Minot, ND.

 

2008        In your Dreams, Juried Exhibit, curator Edward J. Sullivan, 84 artists accepted from
                 180 entries, Pen and Brush, Women Organization, New York, NY.

 

2008        Art Prize, International Open Art Contest for Indoor/Outdoor Art, based in Grand
                 Rapids, MI. Outdoor Venue: Fifth Third Bank/Warner Norcross & Judd, Grand Rapids,
                 MI.

 

2008        Tampa Bay Performing Art Center Exhibition, Jurors Robin R. Salmon, Curator,
                 Brookgreen Gardens, and Neil Estern former President of the National Sculpture
                 Society, 11 sculptures were selected over 177 entries, Tampa, FL.

 

2008        Juried Erotic Art Show, Juried Exhibit The Kinsey Institute, Indiana University,
                 Bloomington, IN.

 

2008        Americas 2008, Juried Exhibit, Sculpture Merit Award, Northwest Art Center,
                 Minot State University, Minot, ND.

 

2008        Contemporary American Realism, 2008 Biennial, Juror Carl Little, Honorable
                 Mention, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Ft. Wayne, IN.

 

2008        30th Elkhart Juried Art Regional Art Exhibition, Juror Richard Hunt, Best Sculpture
                 Award, Midwest Museum of Art, Elkhart, IN.

 

2008        All Manner of Glass, Juried Exhibit, The Artisan Gallery at Women Made Gallery,   
                Chicago, IL.

 

2008        42nd Annual National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show, Joseph Cain Memorial
                 Art Gallery, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX.

 

2008        Elected Members Invitational, Juried Exhibit, National Sculpture Society, New
                 York, NY.

 

2008        Interpretations of the Figure 2008, Juried Exhibition, Department of Art and
                 Design, University of Indianapolis, IN.

 

2007        Texas National, Juried Exhibit, Jurors Ed Hill and Suzanne Bloom, Stephen Austin
                 State University, Nacogdoches, TX.

 

2007        7th Annual Art ‘Round Town, Outdoors Sculpture Juried Exhibit, Michigan Council for
                 the Arts and C. Petter Gallery, Saugatuck, MI.

 

2007        Biennial Quad-State Juried Exhibition, Juried Exhibit, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL.

 

2007        Celebrating Fine Arts Across IU Exhibit, Indiana University Art Museum, Bloomington,
                 IN.

 

2007        29th Elkhart Juried Regional Exhibit, Juried Exhibit, Best of Sculpture, Midwest
                 Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN.

 

2006        28th Elkhart Juried Regional Exhibit, Juried Exhibit, Midwest Museum of American Art,
                 Elkhart, IN.

 

2006        Texas National, Juror Paul Brach, 3rd Price Stephen Austin State University,
                 Nacogdoches, TX.

 

2006        Sculpture at the Airport, Juried Exhibit, South Bend Museum of Art/South Bend
                 Regional Airport, South Bend, IN.

 

2006        Juried Erotic Art Show, Juried Exhibit, juror Betsy Stirratt, The Kinsey Institute, Indiana
                 University, Bloomington, IN.

 

2006        Elected Members invitational, Juried Exhibit, National Sculpture Society, New York,
                 NY.

 

2006        Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, National Competition, semi-finalist, National
                 Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian, Washington DC.

 

2005        Celebration of the Figure, Invitational Exhibit, Karin Clarke Gallery, Eugene, OR.

 

 2005        Interpretations of the Nude, Invitational Exhibit, Miller Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.

 

2005        Interpretations of the Figure, Regional Juried Exhibit, Dept. of Art and Design,
                 University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN.

 

2004        Bellevue Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Juror Robert Duncan, Chair of Board of
                 Directors of ISC, Downtown Park, Bellevue Arts Commission, Bellevue, WA.

 

2004        2004-05 Arts Downtown, Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, National Juried, Lake Oswego
                 Foundation for the Arts, Lake Oswego, OR.

 

2003        70th Annual Awards Exhibition, National Juried Exhibit, National Sculpture Society,
                 New York, NY

 

2003        National Sculpture Society 70th Annual Awards Exhibit, Juried, Brookgreen Gardens,
                 SC.

                 

2003        Portraits, Public and Private, National Juried Exhibit, National Sculpture Society,
                 New York, NY.

 

2003        Big Rock Sculpture Garden, Featured Artist Dora Natella, National Invitational
                 Outdoors Sculpture Exhibit, Bellingham, WA

 

Creative Practice
Awards

 

2017        The Marion & Gilbert Roller Memorial Prize at the NSS 84th Annual for my bronze
                and steel sculpture titled, “Lightness of Being” won the cash prize.

 

2017        Bronze sculpture titled “Gaia” has been chosen by juror Carlos Llerena Aguirre as the
                winner of the White Library Purchase Award, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX. 

 

2016        Sculpture titled: “Await” received the Jack and Karen Cittadine Best of Show; the
                sculpture has become part of the Midwest Museum of American Art Permanent
                Collection. Elkhart, IN.

 

2014        Indiana Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant, Indianapolis, IN.

 

2014        Best of Sculpture, awarded by the Midwest Museum of American Art, 36th Elkhart
                Juried Regional Exhibit, Elkhart, IN.

  

2013        The Elliot Gantz & Co. Inc. Foundry Award at the NSS 80th Annual Award Exhibition
                given by The National Sculpture Society. The sculpture was selected from the fortyfive
                works on display. Jurors included: Daniel Altshuler, NSS, Douglass White, sculptor and
                Louise Weston Rainey, Art Patron.

 

2013        Best of Sculpture & Krasl Art Center Merit Award for Sculpture, 2013 Michiana
                Annual Art Competition, jurors Leslie Alexandria, Terri Armstrong, Brett Maniscalco,
                404 works of art were submitted by 171 artists. 226 works of art were accepted by 121
                artists. June 22 - August 4, Box Factory for the Arts, St. Joseph, MI.

 

2012        4th Place Award, Third Regional Biennial Sculpture Exhibition, Marshall M.Fredericks
                Sculpture Museum, juried by Joe Becherer, Chief Curator and Vice President of the
                Fredrick Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, MI. Saginaw Valley state University,
                Saginaw, MI.

 

2010        Bronze Medal/The Green-Wood Cemetery Award, 77th Annual Awards Exhibit
                Jurors: Jane DeDecker; Michel Langlais; and Cameron Shay, Sergey Eylanbekov, all
                Fellows of the NSS; James Barnhill, Sculptor; and Sara C. Arnold, Curator of
                Collections, Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC comprised the Jury of Awards,
                National Sculpture Society Brookgreen Gardens, SC.    

                 

2010        Sculpture Merit Award, Americas 2010: All Media Exhibition, Northwest Art Center,
                Minot State University, Minot ND.

 

2009        Director’s Choice Award, Juror Marvin Bartel, Michiana Annual Art Competition, Box
                 Factory for the Arts, St. Joseph, MI.

 

2008        Best of Sculpture, awarded by the Midwest Museum of American Art, Juror Richard
                 Hunt, 29th Elkhart Juried Regional Exhibit, Elkhart, IN.

 

2008        Sculpture Merit Award, Juror Rusty Freeman, Northwest Art Center, Minot State
                 University, Minot, ND.

 

2008        Honorable Mention, Contemporary American Realism-2008 Biennial, juror Carl
                 Little, Fort Wayne Museum, Fort Wayne, IN.

 

2007        Best of Sculpture, awarded by the Midwest Museum of American Art, 29th  
                 Elkhart Juried Regional Exhibit, Elkhart, IN.

 

2007        Best of Sculpture awarded by the Krasl Art Center and juried by Carl Forslund,
                Michiana Annual Art Competition, Box Factory for the Arts, St. Joseph, MI.

 

2007        3rd Price, Juror Paul Brach, Texas National, Stephen Austin State University,
                 Nacogdoches, TX.

 

2006        Best of Sculpture, juried by Jon McDonald, Michiana Annual Art Competition,
                 Box Factory for the Arts, St Joseph, MI.

 

2005        Purchase Award by Marc and Wanda Aronstam, The Hoosier Salon, Indiana
                 State Museum, Indianapolis, IN.

  

2005        Outstanding First Time Exhibitor, In Honor of the Hoosier Salon Guild, Hoosier
                 Salon, Indiana State Museum, Indianapolis, IN.

 

2004        Edith H. and Richman Proskauer Price Award, for non-traditional figurative
                 sculpture, National Sculpture Society, New York, NY.

 

2001        Scholarship, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA.

 

Creative Practice
Grants and Fellowships

 

2017        UCET  IU South Bend Seed Grant

 

2014        Indiana Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant, Grant Period: July 1, 2014 – June 1
                2015 Indianapolis, IN.

 

2013-
2012        Indiana Arts Commission, Individual Artist Grant
, Visual Arts Grant Period: July 1,
                – June 39th 2013, Indianapolis, IN.    

 

2008        UCET/FACET Faculty Development Grant to attend and give a presentation at the
                 21st International Sculpture Conference at Meijer Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI.

 

2005        Faculty Research Grant, Indiana University South Bend, South Bend, IN.

 

2000        Alex J. Ettl Grant, National Sculpture Society, New York, NY.

 

1998        Faculty Research Award, School of Architecture and Allied Arts, University of
                Oregon, Eugene, OR.

 

1997        Fulbright Lecturing/Research Award, CIES, U.S. Information Agency, University
                of the Andes, Merida, Venezuela.

 

Creative Practice
Visiting Artist, Lectures, Panels, and Juries

 

2018-
2017        Juror 52nd Annual National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show, Del Mar College, Corpus
                Christi, TX.

 

2016        Juror, NSS Alex J. Ettl Committee, included Giancarlo Biagi and Vala Ola, an annual
                professional sculpture award given to an outstanding figurative sculptor. National
                Sculpture Society, New York, NY.

 

2013        Juror, NSS Education Committee, included Tuck Langland and William Blake  awarded
                Scholarships to outstanding figurative sculpture students, National Sculpture Society, 
                New York, NY.

                 

2012        Juror, 2012 Michiana Annual Art Competition, other jurors: Sy Ellens, Jdi Clausen
                Juried Exhibition,
June 22 - August 4, at the Box Factory for the Arts, St. Joseph, MI.

                 

2012        Visiting speaker at the March 20th Art League’s Luncheon at the Morris Inn on the
                Notre Dame Campus, Notre Dame, IN.

 

2010        Dora Natella & Barry Tinsley, invitational sculpture exhibit and lecture on personal
                sculpture practice, University of Notre Dame, Dept. of Art, Art History and Design, the
                ISIS Gallery, O'Shaughnessy Hall, Notre Dame, IN.

 

2008        Member of a panel discussion on American Realism Explored: a symposium
                 organized by The Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN.

 

2008        Visiting artist and sculpture demonstration, January, Department of Art, Art History
                 and Design at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN.

 

2007        Visiting artist and participant in the Visual Arts graduate students review in March, at
                the Department of Art, Art History and Design at the University of Notre Dame, Notre
                Dame, IN.

 

2007        Lecture about personal work, Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN.

 

2007        Slide lecture on personal work and sculpture demonstration, November, Valparaiso
                 University, Valparaiso, IN.

 

2006        Slide lecture on personal work, September, South Bend Hoosier Salon, South Bend,
                 IN.

 

2006       Juror for area high schools Regional Art Competition, South Bend Regional Art
                Museum, January 2006, South Bend, IN.

 

2005        Slide lecture on personal work, October, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI.

 

2002        Slide lecture on personal work, October, Chemeketa Community

 

Professional Organizations

 

International Sculpture Center, Washington, DC

CSI Chicago Sculpture International, Chicago, IL

College Art Association, New York, NY

National Sculpture Society, Nominated Fellow, New York, NY

Women Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN

Frederik Meijer Sculpture Garden, Grand Rapids, MI

Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, IN

Chicago Artist Coalition, Chicago, IL