DAWNA GILLESPIE

806-474-3429

dawna.m.gillespie@gmail.com

dawnagillespie.com

EDUCATION

2013            B.F.A. Cum Laude, Presidential Scholarship Recipient, Visual Studies, Texas Tech University, School of Art, Lubbock, TX

2010            A.G.S. Phi Theta Kappa Society, Dodge City Community College, Dodge City, KS

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

2019            23rd Take In the Local Color! Lubbock's Artist Studio Tour, juror Vickie McMillan-Hayes, Lubbock, TX  (solo)  (November)

2019            Sydney Lynch Juried Jewelry Show, juror Sydney Lynch, LUX Center for the Arts, Lincoln, NE  (national)  (November)

2019            Celebrating American Craft: Southern Style, juror Nancie Roark, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN  (group)  (September)

2019            Statement Pieces, juror Kate Lydon, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley, PA  (group)  (national)

2019            Hidden Treasures: Enveloped Metalwork, juror Don Friedlich, Craft Alliance of Art & Design, St. Louis, MO  (group)  (national)

2018            22nd Take In the Local Color! Lubbock's Artist Studio Tour, juror Catherine Prose, Lubbock, TX  (solo)

2018            VisionMakers2018, juror Emily Zilber (editor of Metalsmith magazine), 108|ContemporaryTulsa, OK  (group)  (catalog)

2018            Cold Connections, juror Katie Rearick, Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, PA  (group)  (international)

2018            Playing with Chess, Texas Tech Satellite Gallery, Lubbock, TX; Irving Arts Center, Irving, TX; Sul Ross State University, Alpine,                       TX; Lone Star College, Houston, TX  (July ’18-March ‘19)  (invitational)

2018            2018 International Metal Jewelry Artistry Awards, International Bead&Button Show, jurors James Carter, Michael Sturlin,                             and Hazel Wheaton, Wisconsin Center, Milwaukee, WI  (finalist for competition)  (international)

2018            Textured Soul, Tornado Gallery, Lubbock, TX  (solo)  

2017            21st Take In the Local Color! Lubbock's Artist Studio Tour, juror Kristine Thueson, Lubbock, TX  (solo)            

2016            20th Take In the Local Color! Lubbock's Artist Studio Tour, juror Isadora Stowe, Lubbock, TX  (solo)

2016            Obsession, F.A.R.E., Lubbock, TX  (solo)

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

2019            Gay Lewis, "Artist Feature.“ Texas Hill Country Magazine, Winter Issue 2019 (Dec/Jan/Feb),  (December)  (4 page spread)

2019            T.R. Castillo, 24 Frames, “Dawna Gillespie.” KTTZ: PBS, Season 12 Episode 1,  (aired October 19th, 2019)

                    https://www.pbs.org/video/dawna-gillespie-house-shows-architecture-farmers-market-x7vjmn/

2019            Hailey Walter, “Tech Alumnus, Local Artist Dreams Big and Finds Successes” Daily Toreador, February 8, 2019

2018            Sarah Self-Walbrick, "Showing Her Metal: Lubbock Area Metalsmith, Jeweler Featured in National Magazine.“

                    Lubbock Avalanche Journal, December 9th, 2018, p. B7

                    https://www.lubbockonline.com/news/20181209/showing-her-metal-lubbock-area-metalsmith-jeweler-featured-in-national-                           magazine

2018            Amber Demien, "Designer Collection: Connecting Souls: The Designs of Dawna Gillespie“ Belle Armoire Jewelry,

                    Winter 2019 Issue (Dec/Jan/Feb), December 2018, p. 24-33

2018            Randy Rosetta, "Made In Lubbock“ Lubbock Magazine, November 2018, p. 16-17 & 22-23

2018            Elizabeth Hale, Trends & Friends, “Check Out this Tour Event to Get a Look at Great Local Art” KLBK, Nov. 5, 2018,

                    https://www.everythinglubbock.com/news/trends-and-friends/check-out-this-tour-event-to-get-a-look-at-great-local-                                         art/15742375233

2018           "Lubbock's Artist Studio Tour" Lubbock Arts Alliance, November 2018 Brochure, front cover

2018           "International Metal Jewelry Artistry Awards" Bead & Button, October 2018, p. 23

2018            Joe Arredondo, “Dawna Gillespie’s Art Practice Keeps the Exhibitions Coming” Texas Tech School of Art, September 2018, 

                    http://www.ttuartalum.com/?p=4175

2018            Kathryn Keil, “Congratulations 2018 Finalists!” Facet Jewelry, June 2018, 

                    http://facetjewelry.com/news-and-views/inspiration/2018/06/congratulations-to-all-the-2018-metal-jewelry-artistry-finalists

2017            Elizabeth Hale, Trends & Friends, “Hit the Town and Check Out the Artist Studio Tour this Weekend” KLBK, Nov. 6, 2017,

                    http://www.everythinglubbock.com/news/trends-and-friends/hit-the-town-and-check-out-the-artist-studio-tour-this-                                           weekend/852319626

2017            Kathryn Keil, “Winners of Harvest Moon” Facet Jewelry, September 2017,                                                                                             http://facetjewelry.com/news-and-views/inspiration/2017/10/winners-of-harvest-moon

2017            James Eppler, "Featured Artist: Dawna Gillespie" Fox 34 Good Day Lubbock, September 2017,                                                                 http://www.fox34.com/story/36320843/featuredartistdawna-gillespie

2017            "Design Challenge Winners" Bead & Button, April 2017, p. 14

2017            Kathryn Keil, “5 Questions with Challenge Winner Dawna Gillespie” Facet Jewelry, January 2017,                                                           http://facetjewelry.com/news-and-views/inspiration/2017/01/5-questions-with-challenge-winner-dawna-gillespie

 

 

COLLECTIONS

Private Collections in Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado

 

 

AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS
2018            "Resurrection": brochure front cover image, Lubbock's Artist Studio Tour, Lubbock Arts Alliance, November 2018

2018            "Textured Soul": website image, VisionMakers2018, 108|Contemporary, September-November 2018

2018            Finalist 2018 International Metal Jewelry Artistry Awards, Bead&Button and Facet Jewelry, April 2018

2017            Design Challenge Winner & Reader’s Choice Award, Facet Jewelry, September 2017

2017            Design Challenge Winner, Facet Jewelry, January 2017

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE/TEACHING

2014-2016   Director, V.A.S.E., Region 17, Frenship High School, Lubbock, TX

2013            Summer Instructor: “Art of Metal Jewelry Making.” Texas Tech University IDEAL, Lubbock, TX

 

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

2019            Speaker as Professional Artist, Texas Tech University, School of Art: Graduate Class, Lubbock, TX

2019            Speaker as Professional Artist, Career Day, Idalou High School, Idalou, TX

2018            Worker, V.A.S.E. (Visual Art Scholastic Event), Region 17, Frenship High School, Lubbock, TX

2018            Artwork Donations: LHUCA Gala; Texas Tech University 5x7 Scholarship Gala; High Plains Wine Growers Soiree; Lubbock, TX

2017            Foreman, V.A.S.E. (Visual Art Scholastic Event), Region 17, Frenship High School, Lubbock, TX

2014            Juror, V.A.S.E., Region 17, Frenship High School, Lubbock, TX 

2014            Juror, V.A.S.E., Region 18, Permian High School, Odessa, TX

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Lubbock Art’s Alliance, member (LAA)

Society of North American Goldsmiths, member (SNAG)

dawna.m.gillespie@gmail.com

806-474-3429

Lubbock, TX

All text, logos, images, and website design are © Dawna Gillespie

All photographs by and © Dawna Gillespie

All model photographs by and © Monica Bartels Photography

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