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

Phone: 574-520-4895  

www.doranatella.us

dnatella@iusb.edu

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Education

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

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

Creative Practice                                                                                          Recent Solo Exhibitions

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

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

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

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

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

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

Creative Practice                                                                                  Collections

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

Indiana University South Bend, outdoor sculpture commission of life-size bronze for the campus titled: Euterpe’s Gift, Campus of IU South Bend, South Bend, IN.

Christo Rey St. Martin College Prep, Indoor Sculpture Commission of a six feet tall bronze statue of St. Martin De Porres in Waukegan, IL.

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

Debbie Heuer, personal collection, Cincinnati, OH. “Female Torso”, bronze.

Midwest Museum of American Art, permanent collection, Elkhart, IN. “Await”, ultracal, iron oxide and wood, permanent collection.

Midwest Museum of American Art, permanent collection, Elkhart, IN. “Gaia” bronze relief.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Creative Practice                                                                                       Selected Group Exhibitions

Sculpture in the Parks, Marquette Park, Chicago Park District. “Sentinel”, bronze and steel, 6743 S. Kedzie Ave. Chicago, IL 60629

National Sculpture Society 84th Annual Awards Exhibition, “Lightness of being” won the Marion and Gilbert Roller Memorial Prize, Brookgreen Gardens, Pawleys Island, SC.

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

Magnitude Seven, National  and International Juried Exhibition, May 27-June 24, Cincinnati, OH.  153 artists from 34 states and 11 countries submitted 438 works for consideration by Manifest's intensely competitive jury process. Thirty four works by 20 artists were selected. Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.

51st Annual National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show, Juried, White Library Purchase Award, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX.

Regional Biennial Juried Sculpture Exhibition, Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, Juried by Eugene A. Jenneman, Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw, MI.

Magnitude Seven, 12Th annual Small Works Exhibit, Juried National, May 27 June 24, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.

51st Annual National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show, Juried, White Library Purchase Award, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX.

Indiana University East Campus Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, sculpture titled: Sentinel, on loan for 2 years, Richmond, IN.

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

“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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, bronze titled: Gaia on loan for 4 years, Invitational Exhibit curated by Austin Collins, Fernwood Botanical Gardens, Niles, MI.

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

6th annual NUDE, Manifest Creative Research Gallery, juried exhibit, August 1 through September 1, Cincinnati, OH.

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

Contemporary Realism Biennial, juried national show, September 20, November 30, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN.

36th Elkhart Juried Regional, Best sculpture award, Midwest Museum of Art, Elkhart, IN.

The National Sculpture Society 79th Annual Juried Exhibition, August through November Brookgreen Gardens, Pawleys Island, South Carolina.

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.         

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                                   

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

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.

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

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

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

Contemporary realism biennial 2012, Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

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

Professional Organizations

                          National Sculpture Society, New York, NY

                          International Sculpture Center, Washington, DC

                          CSI Chicago Sculpture Initiative, Chicago, IL

                          College Art Association, 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, NotreDame, IN

                          Midwest Museum of American Art, Elkhart, IN.