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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-2021   Sales Associate, Baltimore Museum of Art Shop, Baltimore, MD 

current-2021   Screenprinter, Greenmount West Power Press, Baltimore, MD

current-2021   Ceramics Teacher, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

2021                 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-2021    Long-Term Residency, Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, MD

2021                 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

2022     Open House: Art, Craft, and Domesticity, Maryland Institute College of Art's (MICA) Decker Gallery, Baltimore, MD (invited)

2021     NCECA 2021 Multicultural Fellowship Exhibition, DAAP Meyers Gallery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH (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, screenprinting, 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