Resume

Sara Ransford, Artist
http://www.pyrogirlaspen.com-
Education

1979-1984 -BFA in Art/Art Education, Minor in Spanish, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
1973-1977-Majored in Math/Science, Palisades High School, Pacific Palisades, CA

Curated Exhibitions

2013-“Almost Familiar”, Mixed Media Group Show, Red Brick Center for the Arts, Aspen, CO
2012-“Confluences in Clay 2012”, Sculptural Group Show, Aspen Chapel Gallery, Aspen, CO
2011-“Confluences-Clay-Converging-Chapel-2011”, Sculptural Group Show, Aspen Chapel Gallery, Aspen, CO
2010-“Attention To Detail”, Mixed Media Group Show, Red Brick Center for the Arts, Aspen, -CO
2010-“Cross-sections in Clay”, Sculptural Group Show, Aspen Chapel Gallery, Aspen, CO
2009-“Extending Clay Boundaries”, Sculptural Group Show, Aspen Chapel Gallery, Aspen, CO
2008-“Extending Clay Boundaries”, Sculptural Group Show, Aspen Chapel Gallery, Aspen, CO

Awards/Recognitions

2011-The Red Brick 2011 Artist Tribute, Red Brick Center for the Arts, Aspen, CO
2011-People’s Choice award Plinth Gallery and Anderson Ranch: A Ceramic Collaboration, Denver, Colorado
2011-Selected to be on the Exhibitions Committee, Western Colorado Center For The Arts,
Grand Junction, CO
2009-2rd Place, “From the Ground Up XXIV”, Las Cruces Museum of Art, Las Cruces, NM

Selected Exhibitions

2016 NCECA,”Anderson Ranch Arts Center Legacy: Mentoring Artistic Excellence”,
Kansas City, MO
2015 Harvey Meadows Gallery, Aspen Highlands, Colorado
2014 Michael Warren Contemporary group show, Denver, CO
2014 Exhibitor with Anderson Ranch, SOFA, Chicago, IL
2014-“ Playing with your Expectations: the Avant Garde of the Western Slope Past and Present”, Invitational Group Show, Western Colorado Center For The Arts, Grand Junction, CO
2014-“Beyond Representation-Abstract Exhibit”, Invitational Group Show,
Western Colorado Center For The Arts, Grand Junction, CO
2014-“2014 Colorado Clay”, Invited Artist, Foothill Art Center, Golden, CO
2013-“Creative Sojourn: An Artistic Journey by Women Artists of Colorado”, Invited Artist, Carbondale Council of the Arts and Humanities, Carbondale, CO
2013-“CMC Faculty Exhibition: Past, Present, Future”, Faculty Show, Colorado Mountain College- Aspen Campus, Aspen, CO
2013-“3rd Annual Workhouse Clay National Exhibit 2013”, Juried Group Show, Juror Virginia Scotchie, Lorton, VA
2013-“Almost Familiar”, Mixed Media Group Show, Red Brick Center for the Arts, Aspen, CO
2013-“Longing For Repetition”, Juried Group Show, Juror Heather Mae Erickson, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO
2013-“The Eloquent Edge”, Invitational Solo Show, Wyly Community Art Center, Basalt, CO
2013-“Art of the State”, Juried Group Show, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO
2012-“Women of Influence, Colorado Artists and Curators”, Invitational Group Show, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada, CO
2012-“2nd Annual Workhouse Clay National Exhibit 2012”, Juried Group Show, Juror Peter Held
McGuire Woods Gallery, Lorton, VA
2012-“Contemporary Clay Biennial 2012”, Juried Group Show, Juror Brad Miller
Western Colorado Center For The Arts, Grand Junction, CO
2012-“Nineteenth San Angelo National Ceramic Competition”, Juried Group Show, Jurors Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, San Angelo, Texas
2011-“Landscape as Inspiration”, Invitational Group Show, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO
2011-“Workhouse Clay National Exhibit 2012”, Juried Group Show, Juror Ellen Shankin
McGuire Woods Gallery, Lorton, VA
2011-“Plinth Gallery and Anderson Ranch: A Ceramic Collaboration”, Invitational Group Show, Plinth Gallery, Denver, CO
2011-“2011 Artist Tribute ”, Solo Show, Red Brick Center for the Arts, Aspen, CO
2010-“Presenting Aspen Chapel Artists”, Invitational Group Show, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
2010-“Abstraction From the Permanent Exhibit: Plus 12”, Invitational Group Show,
Western Colorado Center For The Arts, Grand Junction, CO
2010-“Contemporary Clay Biennial 2010”, Juried Group Show,
Western Colorado Center For The Arts, Grand Junction, CO
2009-“Continental Divide”, Juried Group Show by NCECA, Arvada Center for the Arts, Denver, CO
2009-“From the Ground Up XXIV”, Juried Group Show, Las Cruces Museum of Art, Las Cruces, NM
2009-“James Surls Sculpture Exhibit”, Invitational Show, Red Brick Center for the Arts, Aspen, CO
2009-“Political Landscape Show”, Juried Group Show, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO
2009-“Orchids and Other Abstractions”, Two Person Show, Lane Fine Art, Aspen, CO
2008-“Organic Abstraction”, Group Ceramics Show, Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, CO
2008-“Parallel”, Four Person Group Show, Red Brick Center for the Arts, Aspen, CO
2008-”Contemporary Clay 2008”, Juried Show, Western Colorado Center For The Arts,
Grand Junction, CO
2008-“Pouring Vessels”, Juried Group Show, Red Brick Center for the Arts, Aspen, CO
2007-“In Search of Duende”, Invitational Show, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO
2006-“Organics”, Two Person Show, Red Brick Center for the Arts, Aspen, CO
2005-Roaring Fork Open, Group Show, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
2005-“Wyly Wares”, Group Show, Wyly Community Art Center, Basalt, CO
2005-Artist in Residence Group Show, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO
2004-Artist in Residence Group Show, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO
2003-Artist in Residence Group Show, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, CO
2003-Roaring Fork Open, Group Show, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
2002-Castle Creek Gallery, Two Person Show with Jill Oberman, Aspen, CO
2000-Anderson Ranch Art Center Show, Evelyn Siegel Gallery, Fort Worth, Texas

Workshop/Teaching Experience

2015- Paper Clay Workshops, Aha Hana Lima-A Gathering of Crafts, Oahu and Kauai, HI
2014- Paper Clay Workshop, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Aspen, Co
2012- Paper Clay Workshop, Colorado Mountain College, Aspen, Co
1999- Ceramics Workshop, Colorado Mountain College, Aspen, Co
1989-91 Art Instructor, Grades K-4, Carbondale Elementary School, Carbondale, CO
1988-89 Spanish Instructor, Glenwood Springs High School, Glenwood Springs, CO
1986-90 Art Instructor, Carbondale Middle School, Carbondale, CO
1985-86 Spanish Instructor, Grades 9-12, Levels I-IV, Steamboat Springs High School, CO
1984-85 Art Instructor, Grades 8-12, Sorocco High School, Oak Creek, CO

Professional Experience

2006-Artist in Residence, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO
2005-Artist in Residence, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO
2003 -Artist in Residence, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO
2002 Invited Solo Student w/Visiting Artist Andrea Gill, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO
2001-Special Student, Alfred University, Alfred, NY
2000-Invited Solo Student with Visiting Artist John Gill, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO
1997- “Bugs”, Children’s Workshop w/ Eddie Dominguez, Permanent tile piece installation for Children’s Building, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO
1995-“Art Tells A Story”, Children’s Workshop, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO
1994-“Our Town”, Children’s Workshop, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass, CO

Publications

2012-Ceramics Monthly, clay sculpture by Sara Ransford, Article on Juried shows, May Ed, Pg. 18
2012-Ceramics Monthly, clay sculpture by Sara Ransford, Residency Reflection, January Ed
2009-sliced revelations, clay sculpture by Sara Ransford, Book design/text by Barbara Seidel
2009-a fragile balance, the clay sculpture of sara ransford 1999-2008, Barbara Seidel
2008-Ceramic artist Sara Ransford’s work, May 1, 2008 Fruita Times article by Camille Silverman

Galleries

2014-Present Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, Co
2014-Present Michael Warren Contemporary, Denver, Colorado
2006-Present Harvey Meadows Gallery, Aspen Highlands, Colorado
2010-Present Carbondale Clay Center, Carbondale, Colorado