EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION

University of Houston, Houston, TX, MFA in Sculpture, 2007

Gemological Institute of America, Diamond Certification, 1976 

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, BFA, Major - Jewelry, Minor – Enameling, 1974

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Glassell School of Art, Houston, TX, 1993 to present, Enamel Instructor

Stuckey and Speer Diamonds, Houston, TX, 1975 to 1982

EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS

2019   

Alchemy 5, International Juried show of the Enamelist Society, Eugene, Oregon

The State of Adornment, ECU Materials Topics Conference, Greenville, North Carolina, presenter

 

2018  

Contemporary Enamels - A traveling show of selected artists that toured several venues in Europe

Not So Lone Star Studios: A Gathering of TX Makers, 3 venue traveling show of Texas makers

Identi-TEA: 16th Biennial Teapot Exhibition, Craft Alliance Center of Art and Design, St Louis, MO

UnderFire 2 Exhibition, Juror and Keynote Speaker, October, Worchester, MA

 

2017   
Reflecting/Reimagining - Selections from the Glassell School of Art Faculty, University of Houston at
Clear Lake Fine Arts Center

Alchemy 4, International Juried show of the Enamelist Society, Arrowmont

Making a Mark, Pratt Fine Arts Center's 40th Anniversary Instructor Exhibition at Bellevue Arts Museum

20th Anniversary Exhibition, The Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d’Alene, ID 

Smither Park Public Art Project, Designed and executed 100 enameled pieces to be installed at entrance to
Smither Park
, Houston, TX

 

2016   

Most Creative Award, Spirit and Matter, HMAG juried show at the Jung Center, Houston, TX

Thirst, Capsule Gallery, Houston, TX - An invitational exhibition of articles to celebrate beverage containers

The Muse, One woman show, College of the Mainland, Texas City, TX

Reimagined, teapot show, Craft Alliance Center of Art and Design, St Louis, MO

 

2015   

Course of Action, 50 years of Jewelry and Enamel at the Glassell School of Art, Houston Center for
Contemporary Craft,
Houston, TX

Alchemy 3, International Juried show of the Enamelist Society, Beverly, MA

Mapped-A Survey of Contemporary Jewelry and Metalwork - Invitational show - Houston Community College, Central campus, Houston, TX

 

2014    

Offerings - Gifts for the Muse, One Woman Show, Lone Star College, Montgomery, Houston, TX

CraftTX 2014, Juried show, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX

 

2013   Alchemy 2, International juried show of the Enamelist Society, Covington, KY

2012   

The Art of Enamel, College of the Albemarle, Manteo, NC

Harold Balazs and His Enamellist Friends, The Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d’Alene, ID

Offerings - Gifts for the Muse, One-woman show, SNAG Conference, Mesa Art Center, Mesa, AZ

Vision/Viewpoint/Variety, Goldesberry Gallery, Houston, TX

Beyond Borders, NCEG 11th International Juried Enamel Exhibition, Oakland, CA

2011    

Special Award, Alchemy Exhibition, 13th Biennial International Juried Exhibition, traveling to venues in
Gatlinburg, Knoxville, and Memphis, TN

Beyond Useful and Beautiful: Rethinking Domestic Craft, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX

Two pieces purchased by the Houston Airport System, Intercontinental Airport, Houston, TX

2010   

Jurors Award Materials: Hard and Soft, Juried all craft exhibition, Denton, TX

Vanitas: The Muse in her Boudoir, One-woman installation show, SNAG  Conference,Traditions Bank, Houston, TX

Vanitas: The Muse in her Boudoir and Enamelis Alumnus - A juried Enamel Exhibition, Goldesberry Gallery, Houston, TX

NCEG Award of Excellence, NCEG 10th International Juried Enamel Exhibition, Lireille Gallery, Oakland, CA

2009  

The Enamel Show, Celebrating 500 Enameled Objects by Lark Books, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA

Fusion, International Juried Enamel Exhibition, Oakland, CA

2008  

CraftTX, Juried show, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX         

Metalworked, Juried show, Pearl Fincher Gallery, MFA, Houston, TX

2007  

Fresh Metal, Juried show, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX

TX Glass, Juried regional glass exhibition, Galveston Art Center, Galveston, TX

Three, Three person show, Goldesberry Gallery, Houston, TX

Juror for Fusion: The 11th Biennial International Juried Enamel Exhibition, Columbus, OH, August

2006  

Enamelist Society Popular Choice Award, 8th International Juried Enamel Exhibition, Oakland, CA

On Fire, Contemporary Enameling exhibit and traveling show, M.I.M. Gallery, Baltimore, MD

New Wave-Contemporary International Enamels, Juried international show, Soviet, Georgia

One Screw: Nine Ways, U of H graduate sculpture Exhibit, Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, TX

All Dolled Up, Invitational show, Gallery 324, Cleveland, OH

Mind Over Metal, Fluery Gallery, Houston, TX

2005 

Metamorphosis, Enamelist Society juried exhibition, Gatlinburg, TN

2004 
Jurors Award, The 7th International Enamel Exhibition, Berkeley, CA

The A, B, C’s of Craft, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX

2003 
Refined III, National Biennial Precious Metal competition, Nacogdoches, TX

Facere Gallery, Show of enamel artists, Seattle, WA

2002 

Craft Houston 2002 TX, Juried show on TX craft, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX

Juror Award, Materials: Hard and Soft, Juried all craft exhibition, Denton, TX

Sixth International Juried Enamel Exhibition, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA

Color, Light and Illusion, Juried enamel exhibition, Northern California Enamelist Society

Craft National 36, Juried by Kenneth Trapp, PA

 

2001  

Color and Light, Juried international Show, New Delhi, India

Color and Reflection: Enamels 2001, Juried international show, Arrowmont, TN

Third Place Award, Materials: Hard and Soft, National Juried craft exhibition, Denton, TX

 

2000 

The Necklace Show, Four-person show with lecture, North Harris College, Houston, TX

1999  

Crossing Boundaries, Biennial juried exhibition, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

1998  

First Place Award, Materials and Form, Art League of Houston, Houston, TX

1996  

Award of Excellence, The 9th International Exhibition of Enameling Art, Tokyo, Japan

1997  

First Place Award, Jewelry Division, Arkansas Art and Craft Exhibition, Little Rock, AR

PUBLICATIONS

Cool Tools, Two days of teaching videos, 2017

Cool Tools, Two days of teaching videos, 2016

Gulf Coast Magazine, May 2015, Larger Than Life by Erin Jensen

Swirl Magazine, 2013-2014, Lone Start College-Montgomery, Literature and Arts Journal, Interview with Jan Harrell
by Shannon Alexander

Art Jewelry Magazine, January 2013, A Conversation with Jan Harrell - Spotlight on Education

Java-Culture Magazine, May 2012, Jan Arthur Harrell’s Artistic Musings by Amy L. Young

Lapidary Journal, Sept./Oct. 2012, Doers Profile

500 Plastic Jewelry Designs, Lark Jewelry Books, 2009

500 Enameled Objects, Sarah Perkins, Lark Jewelry Books, 2008

500 Wedding Rings, Martha Le Van, Lark Jewelry Books, 2007

500 Earrings, Martha Le Van, Lark Jewelry Books, 2007

Enameling for Professionals, Lilyan Bachrach, Wrote a chapter on etching, 2006

Fabulous Jewelry from Found Objects, Martha Le Van, Lark Books, 2005

500 Brooches: Inspiring Adornments for the Body, Lark Jewelry Books, 2005

The Art of Enameling, Linda Darty, Lark Books, 2004

The Art of Fine Enameling, Karen Cohen, Sterling/Chapelle, 2003

Color on Metal, Tim Mc Creight, Guild Publishing, 2003

The Metalsmith’s Book of Boxes and Lockets, Tim Mc Creight, 1999

American Craft, Feb./March, Enamels: Search for Identity, by Harlan Butt, 1998

 

TEACHING

UnderFire 2 Exhibition, Two day workshop, Worchester, MA, October 2018

Screenprinting for Enamelists, Three day workshop, Arizona Designer Craftsmen, Tuscon, AZ, March 2018

Beyond the Basics, Southwest School of Art, Three day workshop, San Antonio, TX, October 2017

Alchemy 3: Screenprinting for Enamelists, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN, August 2017

Screenprinting for Enamelists, Three day workshop, Northeast Enamel Guild, Washington, DC, May 2017

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