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Background

Natasha Overholtzer

Finding inspiration in the natural landscape of the Midwest and childhood stories, I find holloware and adornment an exciting medium to express my ideals of form and function. Fanciful stories about wildflowers and the folklore they have inspired have been passed down though the generations of my family told to me by my mother from her mother as entertainment and education of the local flora and fauna. This as well as the natural forms of the flowers themselves are a wonder in their perfect yet sometimes seemingly random acts of chaotic natural growth. That potential Magic of the fanciful a vessel may contain and the adorning charms of wearable artwork I hope to share with you within my works.

Exhibitions.

  • 2016

    • "The Fourth Iowa Metals Guild Exhibition"

  • 2011

    • "The Third Iowa Metals Guild Exhibition"

  • 2010

    • “Luxurious: a jewelry trunk show” The Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE January 28.

  • 2009

    • “Gifts from the Heart” The Lux Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE December 23. “The Second Iowa Metal Guild Exhibition: A Riveting Experience” Art Salon at the Figge Davenport, Iowa Sept. 10.


    • “The Second Iowa Metal Guild Exhibition: A Riveting Experience” Art Salon at the Figge                       
                          Davenport, Iowa Sept. 10.

  • 2008

    • “Metals Iowa: Making Connections” Russian State Pedagogical University, College of Art, St. Petersburg, Russia. Juried and invitational exhibition: May 13-22.


    • “Materials: Hard & Soft” Meadows Gallery, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, Texas.

    • Juried exhibition: Jan. 26- Mar 20.

  • 2007

    • “Iowa Craft: 38” MacNider Art Museum, Mason City, IA. Juried exhibition: Nov. 23 2007-Jan. 13 2008.


    • “Metals, Ceramics and Backyard Folklore” Natasha Overholtzer MFA solo show, Art Building West Gallery, The School of Art and Art history The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA: Oct 1-Oct 5.


    • The Journey of Tea:  Tea Pots, Tea Bowls, Tea Vessels” Group exhibition, Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, Topeka, KS: Sept 28 – Nov 2.


    • “5th Cheongju International Craft Biennale 2007” Heungduk-gu, Cheongji city, Chungbuk,

    • Korea: Oct 2- Oct 28.

  • Honorable Mention

  • “6th Annual Smithing and Art Materials Awards” The University of Iowa Jewelry and Metal Arts Program, Iowa City, Iowa. Juror Sam Gassman.

  • First Place Award

  • “Topeka Competition 28” Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, Topeka, KS. National juried art exhibition: Juror Robert Ebendorf.

  • Purchase Award

  • “50th annual national juried art exhibition” Rocky mount arts center, Rocky Mount, NC. National juried art exhibition, Juror Professor Juan Logan: April 13-June 17.

  • 2006

  • “A Group Show in Metal: Graduate Students of Professor Chunghi Choo & Kee-ho Yuen,” M.C. Ginsberg, Iowa City, IA.


  • “Galex 40” National J uried exhibition, The Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL: March 11-April 8.


  • “12 x 12” National Juried exhibitionJuror: Mark Scala Todd Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN: Jan. 17- Feb. 10.

  • 2005

  • Iowa Crafts: 37” Juried exhibition, Juror: Todd ShanafeltMacNider Art Museum, Mason City, IA: Nov. 3- Jan. 15.

    • Juror’s special mention in jewelry

  • Snag (Society of North American Goldsmiths) Student Slide Show” Cleveland, Ohio: June 22-25.

  • 2004

  • Group exhibition of Alumni and Current Graduate Students” University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

Publications

  • 2007   

    • 500 Metal Vessels Lark Books


    • “Seoul National University of Technology Universal Design International Art and Design Exhibition” Photograph of work published in an exhibition catalog, Bum-Am Gallery Chang-Jo Bldg Seoul, Korea

  • 2006   

    • “12 x 12” Photograph of work published in an exhibition catalog Todd Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN: Jan. 17- Feb. 10

  • 2005

    • Iowa Crafts: 37” Photograph of work published in an exhibition catalog, MacNider Art Museum, Mason City, IA: Nov. 3- Jan. 15

      • Juror’s special mention in jewelry

 

Master of Fine Arts The University of Iowa

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