Resume

Kerry Vesper

EXHIBITIONS (Selected)

2014
Thematic Woodworking Exhibition, Wharton Esherick Museum, Paoli, PA
2012
Two-person Exhibition, FBCS Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
2010
Alive, a multi-media Exhibition, Shemer Art Center & Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Marin Art Festival, San Rafael, CA
Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA
Arizona Designer Craftsmen, Juried Exhibition, Mesa Arts Center, AZ
2009
Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA
Philadelphia Museum Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA
2008
American Craft Council Show, San Francisco, CA
Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA
Arizona Designer Craftsmen, Juried Exhibition, Arizona State University
2007
Philadelphia Museum Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA
American Craft Council Show,Baltimore, MD
American Craft Council Show, San Francisco, CA
Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA
2006
Biennial Southwest, Albuquerque Museum,Albuquerque, NM
American Craft Council Show, San Francisco, CA
Makin Furniture +, Invitational Exhibition, Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, Arizona
27th Annual Contemporary Crafts, Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, Arizona
2005
American Craft Council Show, Baltimore, Maryland
American Craft Council Show, San Francisco, CA
Glass, Metal, Wood, Invitational Show, Phoenix Airport Museum, Phoenix, AZ
2004
Wood From the Hood, Invitational Exhibition, West Valley Art Museum, Surprise, Arizona
Makin Furniture +, Invitational Exhibition, Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler , Arizona
Faculty Exhibition, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
2003
Philadelphia Furniture & Furnishings Show, Philadelphia, PA
Two person exhibition, Victoria Boyce Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2002
Philadelphia Furniture & Furnishings Show, Philadelphia, PA
Chair Show 4, Southern Highlands Craft Guild, Asheville, North Carolina
2001
The Birthday Party, an Installation in Celebration of Wood Turning and Studio furniture, Brand Library Art Galleries, Glendale, California
Above and Beyond, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Phoenix, AZ
2000
Makin Furniture +, Juried Exhibition, Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, Arizona
1999
Chair Show 3, Southern Highlands Craft Guild, Asheville, North Carolina
Furniture 99, Juried Exhibition, Furniture Society Conference, Smithville, Tennessee
'99 Arizona Biennial, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona
Rings of Time, Invitational Exhibition, West Valley Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
1998
NICHE Awards Exhibition, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
1997
'97 Arizona Biennial, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona
1996
White House Christmas Tree, Invitational, Washington, D.C.
1995
North American Sculpture Exhibition, Foothills Art Center, Golden Colorado
1992
One-person Exhibition, Gallimaufry Gallery, Croton-on-Hudson, New York
1990
Wichita National Exhibition, Juried Exhibition, Wichita Art Association, Wichita, Kansas
1989
Form and Figure: Contemporary Sculpture, Juried Exhibition, Tempe Arts Center
1988
The Shape of Things, Invitational Exhibition, Shemer Art Center, Phoenix, AZ
1987
One-person Exhibition, Arizona State Capitol, Phoenix, Arizona
Corporate Exhibition, VantageGallery, Ithaca, New York
1986
Two-Person Exhibition, Fine Arts Center of Tempe, Tempe, Arizona
1985
Altered States, Juried Exhibition, Galeria Mesa, Mesa, Arizona
1984
Juried Exhibition, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon
1983
Juried Exhibition, Carlsbad Area Arts Association, Carlsbad, New Mexico
1982
Two-Person Exhibition, Fagen-Peterson Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
1979
Wood in Art,Second Annual Competition, Arizona State University


AWARDS

2011 NICHE Awards Competition, Finalist in Wood-Carved category, Philadelphia, PA
2011 Juror's Award, 32nd Annual Contemporary Crafts, Mesa Art Center, Mesa, AZ
2008 Juror's Award, Arizona Desigher Craftsmen, Arizona State University
2003 NICHE Awards Competition, Winner in Wood-Carved category, Philadelphia, PA
1999 Arbortech Industries Carving Competition, First Place Award, Australia
1998-9 NICHE Awards Competition, Finalist in Wood-Carved category, Philadelphia, PA
1994 Professional Development Grant, Arizona Commission on the Arts
1990-1 Juror's Award, Arizona Designer Craftsmen, Juried Exhibition, Arizona State University
1983 Jureid Exhibition First Place, Sculpture, Carlsbad Area Arts Association, Carlsbad, NM
1979 American Art Heritage Award, Wood-in-Art Competition, Arizona State University


CORPORATE COMMISSIONS

PWI Construction, Las Vegas, NV
Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design, Amsterdam
eStudio Art Consultancy Pte Ltd, Singapore
Art Expressions, Gurne, IL
Art Initiative, Inc., Atlanta, GA
American Art Resources, Houston, TX
Fresh Paint Art Advisers, Inc., Culver City, CA
Congregation, Merkaz Ha-lyr, Phoenix, AZ
Congregation, NefreshSoul, Chandler, AZ
Jewish Historical Society, Phoenix, AZ
The Breast Center at The Women's Hospital, Newburgh, IN
Art Force, Minneapolis, MN
Eaton Fine Art, Austin, TX
Faulkner+Locke, Inc., Atlanta, GA
Corderman Art Resources, LLC, Phoenix, AZ
Skyline Art Services, Houston, TX
SOHO Myriad, Atlanta, GA
Ritz Carlton Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona
Chatham Heart Center, Mesa, Arizona
The Westin Washington Dulles Airport, Herndon, Virginia
Wyndham Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona
Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Sun City West, Arizona
Interculture Art, Inc., for Odakyu Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
Scottsdale Memorial Hospital, Scottsdale, Arizona
Charles Schwab & Co, Inc., Phoenix, Arizona
City of Tempe, Public Library, Tempe, Arizona
Harris Trust Company of Phoenix, Arizona
Personal & Professional Dev. Inc., Scottsdale, AZ
Parish of St. Benedict, Chandler, Arizona
Temple Emmanuel, Tempe, Arizona
Prescott Samaritan Village, Prescott, Arizona
City of Tempe, Annual Visual Enhancement Awards


ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIP

The Furniture Society
American Craft Association
Arizona Designer Craftsmen (State President: 1987-1991)


ART TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Tennessee


ART TRAINING

Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Colorado
Arizona State University
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Tennessee


GENERAL EDUCATION

BA 1967, and MSW 1975, Arizona State University


PUBLICATIONS

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