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Wendy Ann Thornley Edit Profile

sculptor , Secondary school educator

Wendy Ann Thornley, British secondary school educator, sculptor. Certified teacher Connecticut. Recipient 1st prize sculpture, Homestead Show, Fairfield, Connecticut, 1996, 1st prize Connecticut Vision Show, Mattatuck Museum, 2002, prize, Exposures Photo Exhibit, Connecticut, 2006; summer fellow, Skidmore College, 1986.

Background

Thornley, Wendy Ann was born on February 28, 1948 in Bolton, Lancashire, England. Arrived in the United States, 1953. Daughter of Ronald Thornley and Joan Gladys (Hancock) Green.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Southern Connecticut State University, 1970. Master of Science, Southern Connecticut State University, 1979. Master of Arts, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1991.

Career

Teacher art New Canaan (Connecticut) Public Schools, 1970-1971, Bristol (Connecticut) Public Schools, 1972-2001. Retired, 2001

Adjunct faculty University Connecticut, Waterbury, 2002, Naugatuck Valley Community College, 1993—2009. Professional artists residency Oxbow Summer School Art Institute Chicago, 1994.

Achievements

  • Certified teacher, Connecticut.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Exhibitions include national and regional juried shows, since 1978, exhibitions include tour National Association Women Artists, since 1989, commissioned wall relief, Reichhold Chemical Company, since 1987, Aetna Insurance Company, since 1988, Bank of Boston, since 1989, Law Office of Halloran, Sage, Phelon and Hagerty, since 1990, Pitney-Bowes, Stamford, Pitney-Bowes Corporation, 1996.

Membership

Member National Art Education Association, Connecticut Art Education Association (Outstanding SecondaryArt Educator award 1995), National Association Women Artists, Society Connecticut Crafts (board directors 1981-1988, Best-in-Show award 1982, 84, 91, Best in Fiber award 1990, Master Craftsman award 1994, excellence in mixed media award 1998), Connecticut Women Artists (Binney & Smith award 1985, First prize sculpture, Homestead, Fairfield 1996), New England Sculptors Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography, reading, traveling.

Connections

father:
Ronald Thornley Green

mother:
Joan Gladys (Hancock) Green