Casey Amelia Parkinson

Parkinson.Casey@gmail.com

Education­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

2014 - MFA - Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA
 Concentration:  Ceramics

2008 - BA - Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA
 Concentration:  Ceramics

Juried Exhibitions

2016- Louisiana Contemporary- Juror:  Bill Arning - Ogden Museum of Southern Art -  New Orleans, LA

2016 - Dirty South Mug Competition - Juror:  Kristen Kieffer - River Oaks Square Art  Center - Alexandria, LA

2015 - Reverb:  Past, Present, Future - Juror:  Isolde Brielmaier - Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA

2015 - Dirty South Mug Competition - Juror:  Tom Coleman - River Oaks Square Art  Center - Alexandria, LA

2014 - Art Kudos International Competition - Juror: Graeme Reid

2014 - College Collective:  Best of Ceramics, Photography and Printmaking - Juror: Mitchell Messina - The Firehouse Gallery at Genesee Center for the Arts - Rochester, NY

2014 - Annual Student Exhibition - Juror:  Will Bryant - Louisiana Tech University - Ruston, LA

2014 - 20x20x20: A National Compact Competition and Exhibit - Juror:  Shana Barefoot - Louisiana State University  Student Union Art Gallery - Baton Rouge, LA

2014 - Vessels - Juror:  Khysie Horn - Sebastopol Center for the Arts - Sebastopol, CA

2014 - Fourth Annual Art From the G.U.T.S. Student Exhibition - Juror:  Leigh Ann Chambers - The Enterprise Center - Ruston, LA

2013 - North Louisiana Artists’ Triennial Competition - Juror:  Jolene Mechanic - Meadows Museum - Centenary College of Louisiana - Shreveport, LA

2012 - Art Kudos International Competition - Juror: David Cohen - Online Exhibition

Invitational Exhibitions

 2015 - Annual Art of the Cup Exhibition - Ogden Museum of Southern Art - New Orleans, LA

2014 - Annual Art of the Cup ExhibitionOgden Museum of Southern Art - New Orleans, LA

2014 - Moderate:  Neither too Much nor too Little - Dixie Theatre - Ruston, LA

2014 - Vessels - Three-Person Exhibition - Luna Blue Art Gallery - Monroe, LA

2013 - Southern Patterns - Exhibition, The Upstairs Gallery - Monroe, LA

2013 - 13th Annual Gender Conference Exhibition For National Artists - Sarah Isom Gallery at University of Mississippi - Oxford, Mississippi 

Residency/Awards

2016-2017 - Utah Museum of Contemporary Art - Artist-in-Residence - Salt Lake City, Utah

2016 - Anderson Ranch Arts Center - Ceramics Resident - Snowmass Village, CO

2014 - 1st Place20x20x20: A National Compact Competition and Exhibit - Juror:  Shana Barefoot - Louisiana State University Student Union Art Gallery - Baton Rouge, LA

2014 - Best of Show - Art From the G.U.T.S. Student Show - Juror:  Leigh Ann Chambers, Enterprise Center - Ruston, LA         

2014 - Honorable Mention - Louisiana Tech Annual Student Show - Juror:  Will Bryant - Louisiana Tech University - Ruston, LA

2013 - Best of Functional Art, NCLAC’s Holiday Art Tour - Juror:  Ben Hickey - Dixie Theatre - Ruston, LA

2013 - Honorable Mention, Louisiana Tech Annual Student Show - Juror: Cristen Nunez, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA

2011–2014 - Louisiana Tech Graduate Assistantship

Teaching 

2016-present Art Teacher, Sunset Ridge Middle School, West Jordan, Utah
2016 - Summer, Secondary Art Teacher, Utah State University, Upward Bound Program

2015 - Skype Lecture, Mississippi State University, Discussion objective with students: to create personal goal plans and teach marketing skills to implement after graduation to promote art work.

2014 - Workshop, Southeastern Louisiana University, Demonstration of how to create a wheel thrown teapot with sculptural additions as well as discussion with undergraduate art students on choosing to pursue a Masters of Fine Art degree

2014 - Teaching Assistant, Ceramics I, Louisiana Tech University. Techniques demonstrated for beginning wheel throwing; cup, bowl, and composited forms, emphasizing areas of balance and composition of form.

Related Experience

2011-2014 - Louisiana Tech University - Ruston, LA - Gallery Assistant
 Gallery duties unpacking and documenting artwork as arrived to gallery, repackaging artwork for shipment, spotting, measuring and hanging, lighting, and installation of artwork

2011-2014 - Louisiana Tech University - Ruston, LA - Graduate Assistantship
 Student Assistant overseeing ceramic lab, assisting students, operating kilns and glaze mixing

2010-2011 - Hands In Clay - New Orleans, LA - Employee
 Wheel throwing functional mugs, loading operating electric kilns, glaze mixing

2008-2009 - PotsAlot Pottery - New Orleans, LA - One-year Internship
 Wheel-throwing specific forms, hand-building specific forms, assisting customers with purchasing art and custom orders, maintenance of shop, knowledge of preparing art for shipping, loading and operating electric kilns, acquiring the artistic and business skills demanded of daily production pottery business

Publications 

2015 - Rendering Hell and High WaterThe New York Times - August 23, 2015

2015 - Exhibition-New Orleans Casey Amelia Parkinson - CFile - August 26, 2015

2015 - Up By Their Bootstraps - Featured Artist - Hemispheres Magazine - August 2015


Activities

2013–Present - National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts - Member

2011–2014 - North Central LA Arts Council - Member

2014 - Art Alliance - Member - Louisiana Tech University

2011–2013 - Holiday Art Tour - Participant - presented by NCLAC - Ruston, LA

2012 - ARToberfest - Volunteer - presented by NCLAC - Ruston, LA

2009 - 6th Annual Starry November Night - Participant - The Oak Street Gallery - Hammond, LA

Donations 

2016 - Anderson Ranch Art Center - Auction Fundraiser - Snowmass Village, CO

2014 - NCLAC Mardi Gras Ball - Silent Auction Fundraiser, Ruston, LA

2014 - Love146 - Auction - Ruston, LA

2013 - D.A.R.T. - Christmas Gala - Ruston, LA

2013 - NCLAC - Silent Auction - Ruston, LA

2012 - Cup Benefit Exhibition - Baltimore Clayworks - Baltimore, MD

2012 - Off The Wall - Masur Museum of Art - Monroe, LA