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Mefore Aday

Mixed Media Artist, aka Mary Aday
b. Tupelo, Mississippi 1985  

Mefore Aday     
B. Tupelo, Mississippi     1985 

Education

2005  Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN (foundation & Ceramic studio courses) 

2006  Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR (Ceramic studio courses)

2017   Auspicious Arts Incubator Academy, Melbourne, Australia (online business courses)

Exhibitions

2017  

     Solo Exhibition, Inaugural Art Exhibition, THRU Media, Portland, OR  

     Art & Wine Fusion, Rheingarten Park, White Salmon, WA

     Carnal Love, Aniche Cellars, Hood River, OR

     Heart & Soul, Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR (curated by Charlene Rivers)


2016

   Alberta Studios Holiday Show, Portland, OR 

    Holiday Artisan Market,   White Salmon, WA
    Forces of Nature, Aniche Cellars, Hood River, OR 
    The Icon Show, The Remains, Hood River, OR  

    Dia De Los Muertos, Columbia Center for the Arts,  Hood River, OR (curated by 

            Kim Lindemyer)
    Art of the Feast, Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR 
    Wild Waters and Undammed Stories, Smith River, CA 
    Emerging Artist Show, Hood River, OR (juried by Laurie Balmuth)
    Mixed Nuts, The Remains, Hood River, OR
    Pack It Up, Columbia Center for the Arts ,Hood River, OR 
    Earth,Wind and FireColumbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR

2015  Oddville Festival of the Strange, American Steel Studios, Oakland, CA

2013   I am, Therefore I Think, The Goodfoot, Portland, OR

2010  The Heart's Desire, Community Art Fundraiser, Pacific City, OR

2008  Solo Exhibition, Welcoming Extinction, The Filthy, Lincoln City, OR

2005 Horn Island 21 Exhibition, MCA Gallery, Memphis, TN 

2003  North Mississippi High School Art Competition, NEMCC Gallery, Booneville, MS

Benefit Auctions

2017   Artopia, Big Bend Cares, Tallahassee, FL

2016  Standing Rock Silent Auction, White Salmon, WA

2016  Artopia, Big Bend Cares, Tallahassee, FL

2015  The Heart's Desire, Community Arts Fundraiser, Pacific City, OR

2010  The Heart's Desire, Community Arts Fundraiser, Pacific City, OR

Awards/Honors

2016       Best in Show, Artopia, Tallahassee, FL

2004       Special Merit Scholarship, Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN

2003       Best in Show, North Mississippi High School Art Competition,NEMCC Gallery, Booneville, MS

Teaching

2017    Senior & the Arts Pilot Program, Painting Instructor, Columbia Center for the Arts,                    Hood River, OR

2017   Private Drawing/Painting Instructor, Children's Art Mentor, White Salmon, WA

2016   Community Art Project, Ceramics Art Instructer, Slug Soup Program, Cloverdale, OR

2016   Bingen Artist's Collective, Adult and Child Art Classes, Bingen, WA

2004 Maddie Singer's Special Effects Make-Up Academy, Teaching Assisstant,                                     Memphis, TN

Professional Experience

2016         Bingen Art Collective, Bingen, WA  Studio Manager/Teacher 

2006-07 J. Joseph Studio, Portland, OR   Studio Manager/ Mold Maker

2004-05 Maddie Singer's Silicone Anaplastology,  Studio Assistant,                              Memphis, TN 

Volunteering

2017    White Salmon Arts Council, Board Member, White Salmon, WA

2016    Columbia Center for the Arts, Gallery Associate, Hood River, OR

2016    Hood River Art Literacy Program, Ceramic Teaching Assistant                   to Pamela Springer, Odell, OR

Residencies/Workshops

2016  Bingen Art Collective, Resident Artist and Teacher, Bingen, WA

2006 Harvesting Raw Materials and Noborigama Kiln Building Workshop, Richard Hotchkiss, Grass Valley, CA 

2005 Barrier Gulf Island Residency, Horn Island, MS

Bibliography 

The Enterprise, mural announcement with photograph, White Salmon, WA, July, 13, 2017. 7.

 THRU Media, "The First Weirdo I Met in Oregon", Portland, OR, February,27, 2017. 

The Memphis Flyer, "They Came, They Saw", Review by Carole Knowles, September 1, 2005.