7022 Wisconsin Avenue
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
Telephone (301) 718-0622

 

Joan Bontempo
 
Joan Bontempo has been a ceramic artist for more than 25 years, creating both traditional functional works and expressive abstract, sculpture in clay and mixed media. The ceramic methods she uses are high fire stoneware and low-temperature Raku firing, and may have bits of glass, copper, or gold enhancements. Her work is shown in galleries, museums and universities regionally and national invitations since 1977. She lives and works in Sharpsburg MD.
     
SELECTED EXHIBITS INCLUDE:  
   Frederick Layton Gallery, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

Lakeside Studio, Lakeside MI, International Artist program

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA

Canton Art Institute, Canton, OH, 4th National Invitational

Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI

Downey Museum of Art, Downey CA

Navy Pier, Chicago, IL, "New art Forms Exposition"

Lill Street Gallery, Chicago, IL

Nicholls State University Gallery,Thibodaux LA

Marin Price Galleries, Bethesda, Maryland

J Cooper Gallery, Shepherdstown WV

Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame
 
     
PANELS/LECTURES/WORKSHOPS
  NCECA –National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts, National Conference, Kansas City MO, 2002.

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown MD, Professional Artist Presentation,

Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee WI, class lecture “Graduating into Public Art”, 2002

Milwaukee Arts Board, Fund allocation and Grant Selection panel, 2000, 2001

Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee WI, 2001, Consultant for Focus Group, MIAD: Visibility in the Community

Selection Committee, Milwaukee Public Art Program, 2000, 2001

Visual Arts Milwaukee, initial planning forum
 
Carroll College, Waukesha, WI, 1998, artist lecture
University of Notre Dame, National Symposium on the Ceramic Arts, 1993
 
St. Clair Community College, Port Huron, MI, "Women in the Arts"
 
Oakland University, Auburn Hills, MI. Statewide ceramic conference, artist lecture
 
Canton Art Institute, Canton, OH, 1992, artist lecture
 
Lakeside Studio, Lakeside, MI, Artist in Residence, International Artist Program, 1991, 1989
 
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 1991, artist lecture
 
Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA, 1990, artist lecture
 
Museum of Arts and History, Port Huron, MI 1990, artist lecture
 
St. Clair Community College, Port Huron, MI, 1990, artist lecture
 
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 1989, artist lecture
 
     
EDUCATION    
  MFA - Wayne State University, Detroit MI, 1980  
BFA - University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame IN, 1977  
WORKS IN THE COLLECTION OF:
  The Leader Foundation, Washington DC  
  The Audubon Society of Western Maryland  
  Carroll College, Waukesha WI  
  The Ogden Company, Milwaukee WI  
  Growth Design Corporation, Milwaukee, WI  
  Lakeside Studios, Lakeside, MI, permanent collection  
  J.L.Hudson Corporation, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI, Private Collection  
  Museum of Arts and History, Port Huron, MI, Permanent Collection,  
  St. Clair Community College, Port Huron, MI, Permanent Collection  
  Many Private Collections  
     
     

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