J. Gail Geer, Sculptor

www.GeersCreations.com

540-774-4905
 
 


J. Gail Geer with Second Summer

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
  • St. John's Episcopal Church, Roanoke VA
    Lottie's Lamb, Carrara Marble, 1998
  • Jacksonville Community College, FL
    First Spring,
    Limited Edition. Bronze, 1995
  • Virginia Western Community College, Roanoke VA - Ursa Major, Ltd. Ed. Bronze, 1994

COMMISSIONS

  • Hotel Roanoke Conference Center
    Sanctuary,
    American Black Bears, Virgina Soapstone, 1995.
  • Various private collections

RECENT AWARDS

  • 2015-2009 League of Roanoke Artists Showcase, 1st or 2nd place in Other Media; 2008 Carol Brittner Award of Distinction.
  • 2015, 2014, 2009, 2007, 2002 - Lynchburg, VA Art Show, various awards;
    1998 Best in Show.
  • Bath County Art Show Sculpture Awards,
    2013
    -1st place, 2009- 2nd Place; 2011-2nd ; 2007 Judge's Choice Award; 2005, 2002, 2001 2nd Place; 2000 1st Place.
  • 2011 Fall Foliage Festival, Waynesboro, VA,
    2nd Place for Sculpture
  • 2009 Allegheny Highlands,
    1st Place for Sculpture

  • 2009 Roanoke College Biennial Juried Exhibit, Third Place
  • 2007 Art Affair, formerly Arts on the Lawn, Midlothian VA - Judge's Choice Award; 2003 First Place in Three Dimensions

GALLERY REPRESENTATION
  • Allegheny Highlands Arts & Crafts Center, Clifton Forge, VA
  • Crossroads Art Gallery, Richmond, VA
  • Shenandoah Valley Art Center, Waynesboro, VA
"My visions and feelings are expressed through the sensuality of the stone."

INVITED EXHIBITIONS

  • Featured Artist, Signature 9 Gallery, Roanoke, 2012, 2010
  • Featured Artist, Gallery 108, Roanoke, 2011
  • Featured Artist, Allegheny Highlands Arts & Crafts Center, 2011
  • Olin Hall Biennial, Roanoke College, since 1996
  • Open Studios Tour, Roanoke VA, since 2001
  • Sculpture in the South, Summerville SC, since 2008
  • Washington Square Exhibit, Tri-State Sculptors Wash. DC
  • Invitational, Cultural Art Center, Glen Allen VA, 2007
  • Roanoke City Art Show, Art Museum of VA, 2000-02, 06
  • Artisan Center of VA, Juried Member 2003-12
  • When the Spirit Moves, Ferrum College, Ferrum VA, 2002.

TEACHING

Since 2007 Taubman Museum of Art-
Evening classes for adults, Saturday classes for kids.
Since 1996
VAEA Annual Conference-Stone Carving Workshop for art teachers at all levels: elementary thru college.
2013 Brambleton Center, Roanoke, VA-Adult classes in stone carving.
2000-14 Cave Spring Elementary School, Roanoke VA-6 week after school programs.
2011 Artist in Residence, Read Mountain Middle School, VA
2011 Artist in Residence, Covington High School, sponsored by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
2010-11
Cave Spring High School, After School Workshop, Roanoke County, VA.
2002-08 Roanoke City schools After School Enrichment Program-high school classes in stone carving.
2007 University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville VA-Stone carving demonstration, Native American Heritage Festival.

EDUCATION

2012 Marble Carving with Craig Schaffer, Pietrasanta, Italy
1997 Marble Carving and Design, with Kyle Smith, Pietrasanta, Italy
1994 Clay Portraiture and Figure Study with Michiel Van der Sommen, Ferrum College
1987-90 Stone Carving with Chi Ché Davis, Virginia Western, Roanoke VA
1968-69 Lost Wax Jewelry Making with Navajo instructors,Glendale College, Phoenix AZ


PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Open Studios Tour, Roanoke VA-founding member
Blue Ridge Potters Guild,
Roanoke, VA
National League of American Pen Women.
President & Vice-President, Roanoke Branch, 1996-03.
League of Roanoke Artists,
President & Vice-President, 1993 - 2000.
Virginia Art Educators Association.
Arts Council of the Blue Ridge,
Board Member 1997-2000.
Tri-State Sculptors, VA, NC, SC

 

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Last modified Friday, February 27, 2015