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Artist: Jenny Mendes

Artist: Jenny Mendes
Jenny Mendes, OHIO
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Using clay as my primary material, I have found an entry way into my subconscious. I work intuitively with a palate comprised of many things. First I create a structure which I overlay with painted patterns of emotional experience, sensory based memories, cellular formations, and other discoveries. Working within a human/animal narrative, I engage in a dialogue that witnesses and reflects an invitation into my world.

Penland School of Crafts, Core Student Program, Penland, North Carolina
Washington University, Bachelor of Fine Arts, St. Louis, Missouri

Cite Des Arts, Paris, France
Visiting Artist, California State University, Chico
5 International Symposium in Ceramic V-oglje, Slovenia
Resen Ceramics Colony Resen, Maedonia
The McColl Center for Visual Arts, Charlotte, NC
Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

Craft and Design Show - Best in Show, Richmond, Virginia
Cain Park Arts Festival - Juror's Selection, Cleveland Heights, OH
Smithsonian Craft Show, Artists Choice, Bronze Award
Cain Park Arts Festival - Juror's Selection, Cleveland Heights, OH
Park Arts Festival – Juror’s Selection, Cleveland Heights, OH
St. Louis Art Festival – Beth Ann Gertstein Juror’s Award, St. Louis, MO
Cain Park Arts Festival – First Place, Best in Show, Cleveland Heights, OH
Ohio Arts Council, Individual Artist Fellowship, Columbus, OH
NCECA, Cups of Merit Award, Kansas City, Missouri
Columbus Arts Festival, Jurors' Choice, 3-Dimensional, Columbus, OH
Crafts At The Castle, Best in Ceramics, Boston, MA
St. Louis Arts Festival - Mel Watkin Juror’s Award, St. Louis, MO
Cain Park Arts Festival – Jurors Selection &, Directors Choice Awards, Cleveland Hts, OH
Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship, Columbus, OH
Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship, Columbus, OH

Best of 500 Ceramics, Lark Books
Techniques Using Slips, by John Mathieson, University of Pennsylvania Press
500 Vases Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Form, Lark Crafts, page 10
Ceramics for Beginners Surfaces, Glazes and Firing, by Angelica Pozo, page 94
Ceramics Monthly, Cover and feature article by Katey Schultz, pages 32-35
500 Tiles An Inspiring Collection of International Work, Lark Books
500 Dolls Handmade Dolls MOdern Explorations of the Human Form, Lark Books
Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion, February/March, page 60
Mary Engelbreit's Home Compaion, November, pages 53, 54, 57
Ceramics Monthly, December, page 28
500 Animals in Clay, Contemporary Expressions of the Animal Form, Lark Books
Design Language, Interpretive Edition, by Tim McCreight, Brynmorgan Press
500 Cups, Ceramic Explorations of Utility and Grace Lark Books 2005
Ceramics Monthly, March
Making and Installing Handmade Tile by Angelica Pozo Lark Books
500 Figures in Clay, Lark Books
500 Bowls, Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Design Lark Books
Clay Times, January/February
Ornament, Spring
Ceramics Monthly, March
Hand built Tableware, by Kathy Triplett Lark Books
Making Ceramic Sculpture by Raul Acero, Lark Books
At Home With Art, by Estelle Ellis Clarkson N. Potter
Ceramics Monthly, September
American Style, Spring
American Craft, “Portfolio” October/November

American Greetings Corporation
Etsy, Inc.
Fuller Craft Museum
Resent Ceramics Museum, Resen, Macedonia
Museum of the Commune Sencur, Slovenia

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Summer Workshop
Penland School of Crafts, Fall 8 week clay concentration
Mudfire Clayworks, Atlanta, GA, Surface design workshop
Penland School of Crafts, "Cross Pollination", hand building workshop with Alice Ballard
Baltimore Clayworks, NEA Funded Art Teacher and Art Education Student Workshops
Hallmark, Inc. Creative renewal workshop in clay for employees, Kansas City, Missouri
Penland School or Crafts, hand building workshop, Penland, NC
Santa Fe Clay, hand building workshop, Santa Fe, NM

Crimson Laurel Gallery “Stories by Hand” Jenny Mendes & Shoko Teruyama Bakersville, NC
Heights Arts solo show Cleveland Heights, OH
TRAX Gallery Bob Brady, Ron Meyers, Jenny Mendes Berkley, CA
Red Clay Lodge Art Center featured artist Red Lodge, MT
Quirk Gallery The Vault Project Richmond, VA
Iota Gallery solo show Dallas, Texas
Sherrie Gallery solo show Columbus, Ohio
AKAR Jenny Mendes and Michael Kline New Work Iowa City, IA
The Clay Studio: In the Niche Philadelphia, PA
Signature Gallery Atlanta, GA solo show
The Works Gallery Philadelphia, PA solo show
Signature Gallery Atlanta, GA solo show

Annual Pottery Show and Sale at the Art School at Old Church, Demerest, NJ
Artisan Gallery “Collaborations” with Betsy Youngquist Belleville, WI Saint Croix Pottery Tour Minnesota
The Clay Studio “Pots at Rest” Philadelphia, PA
Arrowmont Utilitarian Clay IV
Northern Clay Center “Self -(contained)” Minneapolis, MN
AKAR Gallery Yunomi Invitational Iowa City, IA
Penland School of Crafts “Studio Practice”
Signature Gallery "Red Clay Menagerie" Atlanta, GA
AKAR Gallery Desert Plate Invitational Iowa City, IA
Lill Street Chicago, IL
Clay Art Center "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?" Port Chester, NY
AKAR Gallery Yunomi Invitational Iowa City, IA
Ogden Museum of Art "Functional Comfort" New Orleans, LA
Main Street Art Gallery "Liquid Measure" Edwardsville, IL
Mary Lou Zeek Gallery "Nourish and Sustain" Salem, OR
Art of the Pot Reunion Cup Exhibit Austin, TX
Lakeland Community College "From Woman II" Lakeland, Ohio
Roswell Art Center "Drink" Rosewell, GA
Saint Croix Pottery Tour, Minnesota
AKAR Gallery Yunomi Invitational Iowa City, IA
Yokohama Art Fair Yokohama, Japan
Wayne Art Center “Handbuilt National” Philadelphia, PA
Brenau University “The Animal Within” Gainesville, GA
The Clay Studio “Small Favors” Philadelphia, PA
Baltimore Clayworks “Spoon It, Fork It, Cut It Up” Currated by Gail Brown Baltimore, MD
AKAR Gallery Yunomi Invitational Iowa City, IA
Clay Art Center “Under Cover” Port Chester, NY
Fuller Craft Museum Fantasy Teapots from the Arthur Goldberg Collection Brockton, MA
Clay Art Center Transformations 6 x 6 Tile Show Port Chester, NY
Art Gallery at Lyndhurst Table Tops Exhibition Curated by Julia Galloway Tarrytown, NY
Old Dominion University “Stories From the Earth” curated by Richard Nickel Norfolk, VA
Baltimore Clay Works “Symbiosis” Curated by Berndadette Curan and Krista Grecco Baltimore, MD
Art of the Pot Austin, Texas
Ahead of the Need an invitational exhibition to benefit CERF - craft emergency relief fund
Curated by Lana Wilson and Anthony Schaller Red Lodge Clay Center Red Lodge, MT
Rockford Art Museum “Common Thread: Contemporary Craft” Rockford, IL
Still Life in G Gallery “The Shy Show” curated by Susan Andrew and Carolyn Fellman Bradenton, FL
Baltimore Clay Works “Another Cup” Baltimore, MD
AKAR “Recent Ceramics: Silvie Granatelli, Jenny Mendes & Ron Meyers” Iowa City, IA
Baltimore Clay Works “Opposites Attract” curated by Nick Joerling Baltimore, MD
Penland School of Crafts “Tea” & “Resident Artists Show” Penland, NC
Santa Fe Clay “Agape” Feb/March “2007 Instructors Show” March/April Santa Fe, NM
Obsidian Gallery Tucson, AZ
The Clay Studio “Plates and Platters: Salon Style” Philadelphia, PA
Signature Gallery “Intimate Rituals of Daily Life” Krista Grecco, Kathy King, Jenny Mendes, Janis Mars Wunderlich Atlanta, GA
Mary Lou Zeek Gallery “The Other” Curated by William Skrips Salem, Oregon
Poetic Expressions of Mortality, Figurative Ceramics from the Porter-Price Collection
Currated by Martha Connell, Mobile Museum of Art Mobile, Alabama
University of Montavallo “Just A Head: a Survey of Ceramic Heads” Calera, Alabama
Ohio Craft Museum “Stories in Clay” Columbus, Ohio
Baltimore Clay Works “An Extravagance of Salt & Pepper” Currated by Gail Brown Baltimore, MD
Society of Art and Crafts “ Our Cups Runneth Over” Boston, MA
Xen Gallery “Likeness/Human Form in Clay” St. Louis, MO
Penland Gallery, "New Work from the Barns", Work by Penland's current resident Artists, Penland, NC
The Clay Studio “Mastery in Clay” Philadelphia, PA
Penland Gallery “Enclosed Within” Penland, NC
Obsidian Gallery “Recuerdos/Remembrances” Tucson, AZ
Santa Fe Clay “Cups Cups Cups” Santa Fe, NM
Blue Spiral 1 “Hot/Ice Tea IV” Asheville, NC
Society of Arts and Crafts “Things Your Mama Said” Boston, MA
Santa Fe Clay “Flowers That Bloom in Spring” Santa Fe, NM
Lucinda Gallery “Body Language the Figure in Clay” (in conjunction with NCECA) Baltimore, MD
Lillstreet “The Contemporary Cup” Chicago, IL
The Clay Studio “Bowled Over” Philadelphia, PA
Signature Shop and Gallery “Stories and Visions of Nature in Clay” Atlanta, GA
Florida Craftsman “Daily” St. Petersburg, FL
Santa Fe Clay “Man’s Best Friend” Santa Fe, NM
The Clay Studio “Thirtieth Anniversary Auction” Philadelphia, PA
Society of Arts and Crafts “Our Cups Runneth Over” Boston, MA
Hodges Taylor Gallery “Gather Round the Table” Charlotte, NC
Red Art Studios “A Show of Bowls” Kansas City, MO
Obsidian Gallery “Here I Am" Invitational, multi-media theme show Tucson, AZ
Society of Arts and Crafts “Grimms Fairy Tails” Boston, MA
Santa Fe Clay “The Drawn Surface” Santa Fe, NM
Society of Arts and Crafts “Portraits” Boston, MA
Indiana University of Pennsylvania “Material Wealth” Indiana, PA
Obsidian Gallery “Go Figure” A multi media exhibition exploring the human condition Tucson, AZ
Massillon Museum “With Reverent Hands” Massillon, OH
Obsidian Gallery “Icono-Clash” Tucson, AZ
Society of Arts and Crafts “Craft Boston” Boston, MA
Santa Fe Clay “Hundreds of Cups” Santa Fe, NM
Ferrin Gallery “Subject - Me - Object: Autobiographical Ceramic Sculpture” Lenox, MA
ArtGallery999 “27@999: A Teapot Invitational” San Diego, CA
Wayne Center for the Arts “Functional Ceramics 2003” Wooster, OH
Sandusky Cultural Arts Center “Blue” Sandusky, OH
The Odyssey Gallery “Beastiary” Ashville, NC
2002 - 2003
The Clay Studio “Mastery in Clay” Philadelphia, PA 2003 OXOXO Gallery “Doll Show” Baltimore, MD
Obsidian Gallery “Annual Dia de los Muertos” Tucson, AZ Invitational
The Signature Shop & Gallery “Being Human: Figure Expressed” The Atlanta, GA 2002 OXOXO Gallery “Oops Our Undies Are Showing!” Baltimore, MD
Smithsonian Craft Show Washington, D.C.
Ferrin Gallery “Major Figures: A Group Show of Figural Lenox, MA Ceramics”
Ferrin Gallery “Teapots Transformed: A Group Show” Lenox, MA
Craft Alliance “Once Upon a Time” & “The Body in St. Louis, MO Clay”
Society of Arts & Crafts “Images on Clay” Boston, MA
The Arts Center “The Doll Show” St. Petersburg, FL
Sandusky Cultural Arts Center “Without Color” Sandusky, OH
The Clay Studio “ Le Grande Buffet” Philadelphia, PA
The Clay Studio Featured Shop Artist Philadelphia, PA
Penland School of Crafts “Cup Show” Penland, NC
Sandusky Cultural Arts Center “(K)now Clay” Sandusky, OH
Society of Arts and Crafts “Our Cups Runneth Over” Boston, MA
2000 - 2001
Crafts at the Castle Boston, MA
Cherry Creek Arts Festival Denver, CO
2000 - 2002
St. Louis Art Fair St. Louis, MO
Lake County Gallery “New Work” Pewaukee, Wisconsin
1999 - 2000
The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show Philadelphia, PA
The Clay Studio “The Art of Pouring” Philadelphia, PA
Penland School of Crafts “Alida to Zack, 28 years of Penland’s CORE Program” Penland, NC
SOFA “Erotica in Ceramic” Ferrin Gallery New York, NY
Turtle Island Gallery “The Human Form” Ellison Bay, WI
NCECA Storefront Installation Project, Columbus, OH
American Craft Gallery, Cleveland, OH 1998 SOFA Ferrin Gallery Chicago, IL

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