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sculptor

Martha Jane Gelarden, American sculptor. Recipient Purchase award Graduate School Eastern Michigan University, 1987; named to National Dean's List, 1987. Member American Association of University Women, National Museum Women in Arts, International Sculpture Source, Michigan Potters Association (newsletter editor 1982-1984, journal. editor 1984, empty bowls benefit 1992, 93), College Art Association.

Background

Gelarden, Martha Jane was born on January 15, 1954 in Beech Grove, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Robert and Mary Elizabeth (Davis) Gelarden.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Eastern Michigan University, 1985. Master of Arts, Eastern Michigan University, 1987. Master of Fine Arts, Eastern Michigan University, 1987.

Career

Train manager Artrain, Inc., Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1977-1978. Registrar Waldorf Institute Mercy College, Detroit, 1978-1979. Ragistrar, gallery manager Pewabic Pottery, 1978-1982.

Art tour guide Detroit Upbeat, Inc., 1982-1986. Program coordinator Henry Ford Community College Art Department, Dearborn, Michigan, 1987-1989. Gallery director Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, 1990-1994, 94—.

Adjunct professor Henry Ford Community College Art Department, 1987-1989, Toledo (Ohio) Museum Art, University Toledo, 1989. Visiting lecturer Eastern Michigan University, since 1987. Art lecturer Landmark Travel, Saline, Michigan, 1993-1995.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Principal works include What a Relief sculpture, Saxual Structures sculpture.

Membership

Member American Association of University Women, National Museum Women in Arts, International Sculpture Source, Michigan Potters Association (newsletter editor 1982-1984, journal. editor 1984, empty bowls benefit 1992, 93), College Art Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, theatre.

Connections

father:
Robert Gelarden

mother:
Mary Elizabeth (Davis) Gelarden