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Agnes Gordon Stark Edit Profile

artist , educator

Agnes Gordon Stark, American Artist, educator. Board of directors Art Today-Memphis Brooks Museum, 1985-1991. Member American Crafts Council, Tennessee Association Craft Artists (vice president 1986), MemphisAssn. Craft Artists (president 1972-1976), Memphis Potters Guild (president).

Background

Stark, Agnes Gordon was born on June 7, 1938 in Balt. Daughter of Alexander Gordon and D'Arcy (Hilles) Young (deceased).

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, 1962. Graduate studies, University Michigan, 1962—1963.

Career

Production assistant, The Peterborough (N.H.) Players, 1958-1960;assistant to designer, Westport County Playhouse, Connecticut, 1961;lighting designer, North Shore Music Theatre, Beverly, Massachusetts, 1962;assistant to designer, John Drew Theatre, Hampton, New York, 1963;assistant to designer, Arena Stage, Washington, 1963-1964;assistant to designer, Front St Theatre, Memphis, 1964-1965;artist, potter, Memphis, since 1970. Crafts advisory panelist Tennessee Arts Commission, Nashville, 1970. Advisory MemphisArts Council, 1989, judge, since 1990.

Achievements

  • Achievements include being honored as a Living Treasure in the Art World by True Story Pictures.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Exhibitions include Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock, 1968, 70, 73, 77, 84, Louisiana Crafts Council Juried Show, 1970, Memphis Brooks Museum Art, 1973-1977, Theatre Memphis, 1975, 78-95, Old Tyme Commissary Gallery, Greenwood, Mississippi, 1976, Memphis Area Chamber of Commerce, 1977, National Bank of Commerce, Memphis, 1978, 80, 84, Memphis Botanic Garden, 1978, 79, A.C.C. (American Crafts Council) Dallas Market Show, 1981, A.C.C. Baltimore Winter Market, 1982, Turner Clark Gallery, Memphis, 1982, Rhodes College, Memphis, 1985, University of Memphis, 1985, Ferguson Gallery, Memphis, 1995-2008, Documents of Flim of My work, True Story Pictures, Memphis, (Master Craftman award, Public Broadcasting Service, WKNO, Memphis, Indiana, 2000,2001,2002,2003,2004), Best of Tennessee Craft Artist Show, 1998-2001, 2003.

Membership

Board directors Art Today-Memphis Brooks Museum, 1985-1991. Member American Crafts Council, Tennessee Association Craft Artists (vice president 1986), Memphis Association Craft Artists (president 1972-1976), Memphis Potters Guild (president).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, bird watching, hiking, swimming.

Connections

Married James Edward Stark, May 8, 1965 (deceased). Children: Gordon Metcalf.

father:
Alexander Gordon Stark

mother:
D'Arcy (Hilles) Young (deceased) Stark

spouse:
James Edward Stark

child:
Gordon Metcalf Stark