Seasons In The Studio

Nature, and the things it inspires..........

About me-Resume and Artists statement


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Theresa Kehrer


Education:     
University of Delaware - B.A. Geology 1980
Millersville University, BFA program
Sundance Art Studios
DCCA- Monotype Printmaking
Textile and Design Courses, CGOA Annual Conference 2009/2016

Published
designs:
CROCHET! Magazine, Fall 2011
“Floral Fantasy Shawl”
“Turning Leaves Scarf”, Crochet magazine Fall 2011, Crochet Magazine Presents, From Scraps to sensational, Fall 2015
Caron “Cosmos Baby Blanket” Crochet Magazine presents "Fall 2011, Best Ever Afghans"
"Cottage Garden Handbag" Crochet Magazine Summer 2012

Exhibitions:
Solo Exhibit:  Lancaster PA June 2000 A Celebration of Art
Habitat For Humanity Fundraiser Nov. 2002
Open Exhibits: Lancaster County Art Association LCAA
Lancaster Museum of Art
Group Artists Exhibits:  LCAA--September 2001
Art Walk Lancaster--2003-2005
Womens Expressions--2002-2003 National Invitational Juried Show
Lancaster Galleries--Group Ceramics exhibit May 2002
Lynden Gallery--October 2003 "Earth Art" with Brad Strohman

Awards & Honors:
Numerous awards in drawing, painting, and photography
Editor's Choice, CROCHET magazine, Fall 2011 
CGOA design Competition 2014-second place
CGOA Design competition 2016-Thread category- Second place

Artist Statement:
My training as a scientist instilled a love of botany and the natural world.  My training as an artist has allowed me to express that love in many media including ceramics, drawing, painting and printmaking and textiles.  The work I create is often sensual, reflected by the curve of a pot, the shape, color or texture of natural things, or the simple way a leaf curls when it falls to the ground.  My study of textiles and design fills a lifelong dream, to create beautiful things with fabric and yarn.

I love exploring new methods and media, trying new things, building on skills I have.  I am deeply grateful for the mentoring and training I’ve received from artisans gifted and accomplished.  I have been truly fortunate to meet teachers who appreciated my zeal for creating, and who've heaped me develop professional skills.  Art has given me completeness.  It is a spiritual, contemplative process, a journey just beginning, always a celebration of being alive.