RESUME

Marissa Childers      

                                

marissachilders.ceramics@gmail.com

Norman, Oklahoma

 

Education

 

Present                 Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics

                                    University of Oklahoma

2019                     Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics

                                    University of North Alabama, Florence, AL

Exhibitions

2020                      Geaux Cups lll

                                    Clay Center of New Orleans

                             OU 106 Student Show

                                    University of Oklahoma

2019                     Environmental Waste

                                    University of Oklahoma

                             M.F.A. Exhibition

                                    University of Oklahoma

                             Interim

                                    Patton-Malott Gallery, Anderson Ranch Arts Center

                             Senior Exhibition

                                    University of North Alabama

2018                     Material Mugs III: Underglaze

                                    Companion Gallery

                             Lights and Shadows

                                    University of North Alabama

2017                     Lights and Shadows

                                    University of North Alabama

                                                                                   

Internships

2019                     Anderson Ranch Arts Center

                                    Ceramic Intern

Honors/Awards

 

2020                     Madeline Colbert Steed Scholarship

                             Excellence in Design Award 

                                    Juried exhibition at the University of Oklahoma

                             Red Clay Faction Award

                                    Juried exhibition at the University of Oklahoma

2019                     Madeline Colbert Steed Scholarship

2018                     James Randal Holland Endowed Scholarship

                                    Recognizes both academic and artistic excellence.

                             Second Place in 3-D in Lights and Shadows

                                    Juried exhibition at the University of North Alabama

2016-2018            Dean’s List

 

Work Experience

 

2019                     OU School of Visual Arts, Norman, OK

                                    General office duties, answered phones, organized paperwork, directed visitors and students,                                          help set up for gallery receptions

2017-2019            Art Department Shop Technician, Florence, AL

                                    Thorough operational and safety knowledge of a variety of glazes, clay bodies, gas kilns,                                                  electric kilns, wood kilns and ceramic related chemicals.

2010-2019            Wood Works, Florence, AL

                                    Extensive operational and safety knowledge of table, band, and miter saws; planers; drills;                                                routers, and sanders.

Professional Services

 

2017-2019            President of Ceramic Guild

                                    Organized activities including: workshops, ceramic sales, group trips, ceramic guild account,                                            and advertising.

2016-2017            Vice President of Ceramic Guild

                                    Assisted in day to day tasks and helped organize events.

 

Workshops

 

2018                     Florence Bicentennial Workshop, University of North Alabama

                                    Demonstrated hand building along with several glazing techniques.

                             Children’s Workshop, Tennessee Valley Museum

                                    Explained and demonstrated slab building with local middle school.

2017                     Student Workshop, University of North Alabama

                                    Instructed students through the fundamentals of coil building.

                             Kiln Unveil Workshop, University of North Alabama

                                    Guided administrators through the steps of throwing basic forms.

 

Volunteer Services

           

2018                     Loaned art to UNA fundraiser

                                    Provided the department with functional ceramic sets and a sculpture for a local fundraiser.

                             Face painted at Homecoming

                                    Lead face painting at the Home Depot booth

                             Assisted faculty in the setup of fundraisers

                                    Set up information tables and arranged artwork for events.

2016-2017            Participated in Lions Under the Lights

                                    An event highlighting the Alumni Association and local donors.