Michelle Hayden

485 Jackson Br Rd

  Richmond, KY 40475

(859)353-7721

AFFILIATIONS AND GALLERIES

Encaustic Art Institute, Sante Fe, NM, member since 2016

International Encaustic Artists (IEA), member since 2015

Berea Arts Council:  member 2005-present

Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen:  juried in 2015, both in photography and encaustic; work is represented in KY Guild Gallery

AWARDS

Recipient of 2016 International Emerging Artist Grant, International Encaustic Artists, April 2016

Recipient of Scholarship to “Encausticamp”, Patricia Baldwin-Seggebruch, Puget Sound, WA, July 2014

EXHIBITIONS

Museum of Encaustic Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico, "Melting Pot/ Melting Point", Sept. 28- Onto. 21, 2018, International Encaustic Artists and Encaustic Art Institute exhibition juried by Francisco Benitez.  Sculpture, "Interwoven Threads in the Tapestry of Our Nation", exhibited.

Atlantic Gallery, New York, New York, "Hopeful Darkness", Nov.-Dec. 2017, exhibition juried by juror, Ingrid DInter, and conceived and organized by Melissa Rubin.  Sculpture, "Rebirth", exhibited

New Editions Gallery, Lexington, KY, "Gridworks Revisited", March-May, 2017, juried exhibition featuring diverse 12” x 12” work, curated by Frankie York.  "Migration, Interrupted", "Vulnerable", and "Reveal" exhibited

LexArts Gallery: Lexington, KY, March-April, 2017, invitational group exhibition, “Create: Expressions of Hope and Healing Through Art”, encaustic and ceramic sculpture.  Sculpture, "Tear Bottle", exhibited

Craft Forms 2016, 22nd International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft, juror Stafano Catalani, Dec. 2016-Jan, 2017, Wayne Arts Center, PA, encaustic sculpture, "Ascension from the Ocean Floor",  exhibited and chosen for cover of catalog

Mary Rezny Gallery: Lexington, KY, 2015-2016, Encaustic Invitational Exhibit with 5 encaustic artists, "Turn Up the Heat" (6 sculptures exhibited), (Jan. -Feb. 20, 2016), curator Mary Rezny; Juried into the “NOT big Exhibit #3”, sculpture "Quiet Emergence" exhibited,  juror Nathan Zamaron, August, 2015

Kentucky Capitol Annex, Frankfort, KY, December, 2015-April, 2016, "KY Visions at the Capitol: Fifty/50".  Nominated by KY Crafted and Al Smith Fellowship artist, Kathleen O'Brien, juried into exhibit

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, San Luis Obispo, CA, "Another Way of Keeping a Diary", juried David Limrite, International Encaustic Artists Association, November, 2015-- January, 2016 

Berea Women's Club, Berea, KY, November, 2015, Presented on power of art and healing

Encaustic Art Institute, Sante Fe, NM, 5th Annual Juried Encaustic/Wax Exhibit, October, 2015; Sculpture, "Inner Light",  purchased by the EAI for inclusion in their permanent collection

Berea Arts Council, Berea, KY, October, 2015, "Fertile Ground" Exhibit, collective of visual art and written word, honoring/celebrating women's roles at forefront of community local food culture

Madison County Public Library, Berea, KY, October, 2015:  Artist of the Month, displayed 15 encaustic sculptures, public presentation and demonstration of my process and work

PUBLIC WORKS

10th International Encaustic Conference in Provincetown, MA, June 2015, “Contemporary Paper and Encaustic”, Catherine Nash, internationally acclaimed artist, included my encaustic sculptural work in presenting lecture on artists using encaustics in dynamic and inventive ways

St. Joseph Hospital Berea:  Berea, KY, 2011-2016, 14 works, permanent collection, Healing Arts Initiative

Baptist Health Hospital, Richmond, KY, 2016, Encaustic/relief-carving photograph, permanent collection

St. Joseph Hospital East:  Lexington, KY, 2015, Photographic work, permanent collection

Union Church, Berea, KY, Created large mosaic with themes of transcendence and transformation; reconfigured broken shards gathered from individuals who broke them for healing

WITNESS Project c/o Lexington Art League:  Lexington, KY and statewide, 2010, Installation sculpture chronicling 20+ years personal healing from violence as a female:  exhibit traveled statewide, including Division of Family and Children during bar exam, raise awareness about violence against females

Stepping Out for Art:   Berea, KY, 2010-2017, sculptural and photographic work showcased in live auction to support Berea Arts Council

Community Art Show:  Berea Arts Council, Berea, KY, 2005-present, exhibited sculpture/photography pieces

  PUBLICATIONS

Featured Artist in Winter 2018 edition of encaustiZINE, with "Migration, Interrupted" sculpture featured on cover

Craft Forms 2016, 22nd International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft, Dec., 2016--Jan, 2017, Wayne Arts Center, PA; my encaustic sculpture featured on cover of published catalog

Encaustic Arts Institute Magazine, featured artist in Spring 2016 issue, with sculpture, "Quiet Emergence", featured on cover

"Another Way of Keeping a Diary", San Luis Obispo Museum catalog of International Encaustic Artists juried exhibition catalog, November, 2015, with sculpture, "Ascension from the Ocean Floor", featured on catalog cover

Featured artist in Berea Citizen newspaper, 2015

COMMUNITY PROJECTS                                                                  

Bluegrass Homeschool Learning Cooperative: Lexington, KY, 2016-present.  Teach 2D/3D art classes

Healing Through Art Retreats:  Berea, KY, Co-lead yearly healing art intensives, 2013-2017

WITNESS Project c/o Lexington Art League:   Lexington, KY and statewide, 2010 (see above)

Red Cedar Learning Cooperative:  Berea, KY, 2006-2015, Taught art to children aged 3-17

  EDUCATION

Workshop with Geoffrey Gorman, "The Soul of Forgotten Materials", May 2017

Weeklong Individual Mentorship with Light Sculptor, Stephen White, Eugene, OR, Sept. 2016

Weeklong Workshop in Encaustic Art, 2014, Puget Sound, WA, Patricia Baldwin-Seggebruch

Apprenticeship in Stained Glass:  Bloomington, IN, 1997, taught by life-long glass artist, George Zajicek

Masters of Social Work:  Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, 1994

Bachelor of Social Work, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1993

Minor in Fine Art, Studio Arts:  Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1993    

MSW for 10 years in multiple settings-- concentration on children, elderly, mental health, and hospice