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ABOUT

Vanna Ramirez is an artist with a passion for clay. She holds a BS in studio art from Skidmore College, and has attended the 53rd annual clay conference of NCECA as a Multicultural Fellow, a residency at the Red Lodge Clay Center, and workshops at Penland School of Craft and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. 

While clay is on hold for the moment, she continues to explore different ideas in various mediums. She recently began her new journey as a self-employed artist in Baltimore, MD.

EDUCATION

2014-2018     B.S. in Studio Art, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

WORK EXPERIENCE

current            Salesperson FLS, Nordstrom, Inc., Towson, MD

2021                Replenishment Team Member, Michaels Companies Inc., Arundel Mills, MD

2021-2020     Art Instructor, ArtsAlive!, Chestertown RiverArts, Chestertown, MD

2020-2018     Studio Assistant, Robert Ortiz Studios, Chestertown, MD

2020              Watercolor Demonstrator (via video), “Call for Artist”, Kent Cultural Alliance in Partnership with Kent County Public Schools,                        Chestertown, MD

2020-2018     Employee, Figg's Ordinary, Chestertown, MD

2020-2018     Beginner’s Cello-Piano Instructor/Employee, Music Life Delmarva, Chestertown, MD

2019              Clay Instructor, Chestertown RiverArts, Chestertown, MD

2018-2016     Work-Study, Ceramics Department, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

2017              Teaching Assistant for Drawing, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

2015-2014     Work-Study Student, Dining Services, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

FELLOWSHIPS & RESIDENCIES

2023     Pre-Columbian Ceramics Instructional Residency, Arquetopia, Puebla, Mexico

current  Short-Term Artist Residency, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

2019     Short-Term Artist-In-Residence, Red Lodge Clay Center, Red Lodge, MT

2019     NCECA Multicultural Fellowship, NCECA 53rd Annual Conference, Claytopia, Minneapolis, MN

WORKSHOPS

2019     Technical Assistant Scholarship, Summer Session V with Andile Dyalvane, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME

2019     Work-study Scholarship, Spring Clay Concentration with Terry Gess, Penland School of Craft, Bakersville, NC

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021     NCECA 2021 Multicultural Fellowship Exhibition, DAAP Meyers Gallery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio (juried)

2019     Centennial Artists & Authors Show, Tower Hill School, Wilmington, DE (invited)

2019     Trees, Massoni Art Gallery, Chestertown, MD (invited)

2018     Alumni Exhibition, Tower Hill School, Wilmington, DE (invited)

2018     Senior Thesis Exhibition, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

AWARDS

2017     Tang Teaching Museum Award, Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

SKILLS

Art                 ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, fibers, sculpture, woodworking

Language      español— conversational and proficient in reading/writing

Music             cello and piano

Software        proficient in Microsoft Word/Excel/Presentation, Procreate, VSDC video editor