Dori Settles
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Education

2011-19     Workshops with Internationally Recognized Glass Artists

Heather Trimlett, Melanie Moertel, Mischou Pascale Anderson, Lisa Becker, Mark Hufford, Sharon Peters, Mark Abdigaard, Evelyn Gottschall Baker, Marcy Lamberson, Hayley Tsang Sather, Terri Caspary Schmidt, Warren Norgaard, Alicia Lomne, Marguerite Beneke, Kent Lauer, Carol Milne

2019     Creative Visionary Path, Nicholas Wilton

2019     Let’s Go Deep, Annamieka Hopps Davidson

2018     Painting the Sacred, Carrie Bloomston

2017     Play! with Art History Collage, Carrie Bloomston

2016     10+ Techniques with Acrylic Inks, Tea & Ephemra, Heavy Metal Play, Judy Coates Perez

1997     BGS in Communications & Linguistics, University of Nebraska Omaha, Omaha, NE

1995     AAS in Sign Language Interpreting, Iowa Western Community College, Council Bluffs, IA

Awards and Honors

2013     3rd Place, Omaha Artists Inc. (Judged by Rachel Mindrup)

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018     Before We’re Gone, Hot Shops Art Center, Omaha NE

2017     Happy Memories, Josie Harper Hospice House, Omaha, NE

2015     Recycled Jungle, Josie Harper Hospice House, Omaha, NE

Collaborative Installation Projects

2018     Mural, Heartland Hope Mission (Girl Scout Gold Award), Omaha, NE

2015     Drallim, Village Pointe Shopping Center, Omaha, NE (commission)

2014     Aquarium at the Pointe, Village Pointe Shopping Center, Omaha, NE (commission)

Selected Group Exhibitions 

2020     American Craft Council Wholesale and Retail Shows (Atlanta, St. Paul)

2019     MADE, Chicago, IL

2019     American Craft Council Wholesale and Retail Shows (Baltimore, Atlanta, St. Paul)

2018     Art Feeds the Soul, Gallery 92 West, Fremont, NE

2017     Go West, Gallery 92 West, Fremont, NE

2017     Nebraska 150, Beatrice Public Library, Beatrice NE

2017     Human / Nature, Hot Shops Art Center, Omaha, NE

2015-16    Architexture, Regional Show Studio Art Quilt Associates Nebraska (traveling)

2014     Under Foot and Beyond Site, Columbus Art Gallery, Columbus, NE

2014     Surface Design Association NE, Josie Harper Hospice House, Omaha, NE

2014     Nebraska Iowa Women Artists, Hot Shops, Omaha, NE

2013     Boho Mixed Media, Smiling Turtle Art Spot, Omaha, NE

2013     Omaha Artists Inc Spring Show, The Designers, Omaha, NE

Collections

Beatrice Public Library, Beatrice, NE

Selected Bibliography

Surface Design Journal: In Review, Human/Nature:Nebraska Surface Design Association Group Show, Summer 2017 (pdf)

Studio Art Quilt Associates: SAQA Featured Region: Nebraska, The Mouse That Roars, May 2017

Nebraska Cultural Endowment: Smiling Turtle Art Spot is My Livelihood, Jan 2015

It’s the Beat! August 23, 2014 Radio Show

Omaha World Herald: Art takes you under the sea, Feb 2014

Related Professional Experience

2013-19    Guest Instructor, Fremont Area Art Association, Fremont, NE

2017-18    Producer, Holly Jolly Boutique, Omaha, NE

2013-18     Collaborative Artist, ArtVenture, Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska

2014          Judge, Silver Palette Show , Bellevue Artists Association, NE

2014          Artist Talk, Braided River Quilt Guild, Bellevue, NE

2013-16    Gallerist, Smiling Turtle Art Spot, Omaha, NE

Curatorial Projects

2017     Human/Nature, Surface Design Association Nebraska, Hot Shops Art Center, Omaha, NE

2014     Spoke and Art, Smiling Turtle Art Spot, Omaha, NE

2013    Turtles as Totems, Smiling Turtle Art Spot, Omaha, NE

2012     Artists for Hope Gallery Show, Hot Shops Art Center, Omaha, NE