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Artist Employment


2005 – Present    Sole Proprietor – Interactive Works of Art – Cleveland, OH


1995 – 2005        Lead Exhibit Designer/Fabricator – Great Lakes Science Center - Cleveland, OH


1991-1994          Metalwork Teacher – United States Peace Corps - Zimbabwe, Africa


Grants/Awards


2010    Seth Rosenberg Prize

            Cuyahoga Arts and Culture - Cleveland, OH       


2009    Project Support Grant for WINDOWS – St Clair Superior Development Corporation

            Cuyahoga Arts and Culture – Cleveland, OH


            Featured Artist Grant – Urban Trotter

            Ingenuity Festival of Art and Technology – Cleveland, OH


2008    Arts Business and Innovation Awards – Finalist

            Council of Smaller Enterprises, COSE – Cleveland, OH

               

2007    Featured Artist Grant – Baby New Year Jam

            First Night Akron – Akron Museum of Art – Akron, OH


            Featured Artist Grant – Circus of Shadows

            Ingenuity Festival – Hanna Building – Cleveland, OH


            Honorable Mention – Baby Cobra

            National Arts Program - Cleveland


2006    Honorable Mention – Dog Facing Down

            National Arts Program - Cleveland


2005    Honorable Mention – Tongue Wagger

            AH SEAN Members Show – Fine Arts Association, Willoughby


2003    Honorable Mention – Tri-Unicyclistic Movement

            National Arts Program - Cleveland


2002    Honorable Mention – Tri-Unicyclistic Movement

            Tremont’s 3rd Annual Juried Art Show


1987    National Scholarship Competition       

            Received for portfolio excellence


1986    National Scholarship Competition       

   Received for portfolio excellence


Commissions/Collections


2010    The Meditation Deck- Interactive healing sculpture

            The Gathering Place - Beachwood, OH

           

            OM - Interactive audio Installation

            Playhouse Square’s International Children’s Festival - Cleveland, OH


2009    Family Walk – Interactive healing sculpture

            Akron Children’s Hospital – Akron, OH


2008    Floating Hat Dancer – Interactive kinetic sculpture

            Private Collection – Brecksville, OH


            Contrast Panels – Interactive touch sculpture

            Strong Museum of Play – Rochester, NY


2007    PVC Chorus - Interactive sound sculpture

            Strong Museum of Play – Rochester, NY


            Cranky Bubble Go Round – Interactive sound and bubble sculpture

            Northwood Junior High School – Elyria, OH


            Ms. Bubble Hoop – Interactive bubble sculpture

            Arts Collinwood – Cleveland, OH


            What I See When I Close my Eyes – children’s book illustrations

            Penny Chastain - St Louis, MO


            Energy Feed - Mixed media, found object science phenomena

            Private collection – Lyndhurst, OH


            Kinetic Coir–17 pieces in this series belong to private collections.


            Everyone in my Family is Crazy but Me-4 pieces in this series belong to private collections


            Hanging Bookreader – Mixed media hanging sculpture

            Private Collection – Cleveland, OH


2006    Listening Man – Interactive healing sculpture

            The Gathering Place – Beachwood, OH


            Mr. Mister – Interactive misting sculpture

            Arts Collinwood – Cleveland, OH


2005    VFF 5,000 & Stinky Shrinker Scopes – series of 5 educational sound sculptures

            ID Solutions – Noblesville, IN

            Children’s Hospital – Columbus, OH

            Children’s Health Ed Center – Milwaukee, WI

            Adventure Science Center – Nashville, TN.

            Health Works! Kids’ Museum – South Bend, IN

            Health World – Barrington, IL


            Ball Balancer – Mixed media kinetic sculpture

            Private collection – Beachwood, OH


2004    Meditation Park – Interactive healing garden

            Detroit Shoreway – Cleveland, OH


            Whisper Garden – Interactive healing sculpture

            Ireland Cancer Center – Elyria, OH


            Land of Polymers - Mural

            The Great Lakes Science Center – Cleveland, OH


2001    Reading Tree – Interactive reading area

            Maple Valley Public Library - Akron, OH


2000    BackBending Book Reader – Hanging Sculpture


             Hand Walking Book Reader – Hanging Sculpture

            Tallmadge Public Library - Tallmadge, OH


            Bernoulli Blower - Interactive air sculpture

            Arkansas Museum of Science - Little Rock, AK


1998    Parade of Science - Mural

            Great Lakes Science Center - Cleveland, OH


Solo Exhibitions


2007    Kinetic Coir – Visitors arrange, rearrange and make fly a series of 17 interactive movable sculptures made from coconut fiber – Studio 11 - Tremont – Cleveland, OH

            Circus of Shadows – An installation of interactive kinetic sculpture where visitor participation creates a performance of moving shadows for guests.


Group Exhibitions


2008    86th Annual Spring Show – Erie Art Museum – Erie, PA

            The 18th People’s Art Show – Cleveland State University – Cleveland, OH

            Counting the Days – Asterisk Gallery – Cleveland, OH

            Everything Moves – Lorain Community College – Lorain, OH

            Affects/ Effects – St Paul’s Episcopal Church – Cleveland Heights, OH


2007    To Masumi - Doubting Thomas Gallery – Cleveland, OH

            Art of Space – Curated by Studio Graphique – Shaker Square – Shaker, OH                               

            52 artist 52 weeks – Pop Shop Gallery - Lakewood, OH

            National Arts Program – Kelly Randall Gallery – Cleveland, OH

            Life in Sculpture – Beachwood Arts Council – Beachwood, OH


2005    Cleveland Biennial Juried Exhibition – Cleveland State University – Cleveland, OH

            Cleveland Bar Association – Galleria – Cleveland, OH

            AH SEAN Annual Members Show – Fine Arts Association - Willoughby, OH

            On a Pedestal – Juried Show of Ohio Sculpture – The Sculpture Center – Cleveland, OH


2004    Sparx in the City Urban Gallery Hop - Studio 69 open studio - Cleveland, OH


2003    Zoo Exhibit – Dead Horse Gallery – Lakewood, OH

            National Arts Program in Cleveland – Kelly Randall Gallery – Cleveland, OH


2001     Tremont 3rd Annual Arts & Cultural Festival – Kelly Randall Gallery – Cleveland, OH


1995     American Greetings Spring Fine Art Show – Art at the Powerhouse Gallery-Cleveland, OH


1994     71st Annual Spring Show – Erie Art Museum - Erie, PA 

             Women in Transition – Glass Growers Gallery - Erie, PA


Membership


Active Member        Ingenuity Festival – advisory board member

Active Member        Artists of Cleveland - member


Publications/Media


2010    President’s Reception feature

            Cleveland Magazine, July issue – PlayhouseSquare insert


            “It’s a Harmonious World After All”

            The Plain Dealer – Metro – Lonnie Timmons III


            “Kickin’ It with Kenny” morning show feature-OM (TV)

            WJW Fox8 – Kenny Crumpton


            “Weekend Show” interview (TV)

            WKYC NBC Affiliate – Kim Wheeler


2009    “Kickin’ It with Kenny” morning show feature-Urban Trotter (TV)

            WJW Fox8 – Kenny Crumpton


            “Homestyle Tinkerin’: Ingenuity Gathers the Family Around”

            Scene Magazine – Arts District – Michael Gill


            “Pushing Boundaries: Ingenuity Fests Must-See Performances”

            The Plain Dealer – Friday Magazine – Zachary Lewis


            “Hospital Gets Garden Sculpture:

Daubert’s Work Depicts Healing Power of Art”

            Akron Beacon Journal – Art Notes - Dottie Shin


            “Children’s Hospital Adds Sculpture:

            Cleveland artist’s work on display to celebrate garden’s first anniversary”

            Akron Beacon Journal – Community - Kathy Antoniotti


2007     “A Child at Heart”

            Cleveland Galleries – Cleveland Magazine


            “Melissa Daubert Wants You to Touch Her Octopus”

            ARTS PICKS - Free Times Magazine               

           

            What I See When I Close My Eyes

            Author – Penny Chastain


            52 Weeks 52 Artists Calendar – Hanging Bookreader

            Published by AGC – Brookpark, OH               


2006    52 Weeks 52 Artists Calendar – Core Sample with Pit Toilet

            Published by AGC – Brookpark, OH


2005    52 Weeks 52 Artists Calendar – Look Out Tower

            Published by AGC – Brookpark, OH


Talks/Workshops/Teaching


2010    Year of the Tiger – Create Kinetic Tiger Sculptures

            Art education program– partnered with St Clair Superior

            Development & Ingenuity Festival of Art & Technology


            WINDOWS – public art/sculpture program

            Case Elementary   – St Clair Superior Development


2009    About Our Water – education/art program

            Partnered with the Water Department – Art House INC.


            Year of the OX – Create an OX sculpture

            Case Elementary – St Clair Superior Development


            Year of the OX – Create a Pagoda

            Goodrich Gannet – St Clair Superior Development


2008    Wind-driven kinetic sculpture

            Ingenuity Fest – Cleveland, OH

               

            Magnetic kinetic sculpture series

            Akron Art Museum – Akron, OH


2007    Cranky Bubble-Go-Round - kinetic sound/bubble producing sculpture

            Ingenuity Fest – Cleveland, OH


            Sculpting Kinetic Critters from Coir

            Akron Art Museum – Akron, OH


2005    Create a Community through Art

            Art House Inc. – Cleveland, OH


2002-Present     Renee Jones Empowerment Center - Cleveland, OH Ongoing volunteer


2001    Maple Valley Library - Akron, OH

            Discussion of artwork installed in library.  Maple Valley’s Underground Library


1991-1993         Secondary School Students’ Workshop - Zimbabwe, Africa

            Mural Painting - Students work together to create a mural for their school

            Book Binding - Students bind books they created


1991    Secondary School Teacher’s Workshop - Zimbabwe, Africa

            Teaching Tools - Teachers learn how to create effective teaching tools


Education


1991     B.F.A. Columbus College of Art and Design - Columbus, OH

             Illustration Major                 

             Dean’s List; President’s List; Metalworking Assistantship


1991    Solo Press - New York, New York

            Printmaking Internship/Apprenticeship


1993    Teacher-to-Teacher Conference - Zimbabwe, Africa

            United States Peace Corps


2005     Salon – Louis Bourgeois Chelsea studio


2005    Residency – Brooklyn, NY   

            Self led residency for research and creation of new work.       

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