Virginia Pates Bio.

Education

1999      Master of Fine Arts in Ceramic Art, Center for Ceramics Studies, Cardiff School of Art, University of Wales,                      United Kingdom. Graduated with Distinction.

1995      Bachelor of Fine Arts, Emphasis in Ceramics and Drawing, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi.

 

Employment

2012-current   Assistant Dean for Art, Art History and Music and Associate Professor of Art, Northern Virginia                                        Community College, Annandale, Virginia.

2006-current   Adjunct Art Faculty (online), Temple College, Temple, Texas.

2008-2012       Art Instructor, 3-D Arts Coordinator, and Gallery Director, Yavapai College, Clarkdale, Arizona.

2005-2008       Art Faculty and Gallery Director, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Gulfport, MS.

2000-2003       Proprietor – Rood Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, Bristol, England.

1999-2003       Foundation Course Leader and Lecturer in Art, Queens Road School of Art and Design, Bristol,                                       England.

 

Selected Exhibitions

2015    In and of the Earth, with Clive Pates, Schlesinger Center for the Arts, Alexandria Campus, Northern Virginia                   Community College, Alexandria, Virginia

            Lively Experiments: NCECA Biennial, David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.

 

2014    From Oak Creek to the Accotink, with Clive Pates, Arts Center of Orange, Orange, Virginia.

            The Annandale Art Show, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, Virginia.

            Then and Now, Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, Virginia.

 

2013    Artistic Alliance: Pride 2013, Ballymaloe House, County Cork, Ireland.

            Virginia Clay Invitational, The Arts Center in Orange, Virginia.

            NOVA Faculty Exhibition, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, Virginia.

            D.C. Ceramics Guild Summer Show, Scope Gallery, Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, Virginia.

 

2012    Ecumene: Global Interface in American Ceramics, International Academy of Ceramics General Assembly,                     Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

            Darkness and Light: Clive and Virginia Pates, RLV Gallery, Rancho Linda Vista Arts Community, Oracle,                         Arizona.

 

2011    Virginia Pates: Verde Dirt, Gallery 527, Jerome, Arizona.

           All Arizona Clay, Chandler Arts Commission, Chandler, Arizona.
     
           Temple College Faculty Exhibition, Temple College, Temple, Texas.

 

2010    From Bird Heaven: Clive and Virginia Pates, RLV Gallery, Rancho Linda Vista Arts Community, Oracle, Arizona.

            Form to Light to Color: Clive and Virginia Pates, Old Jerome High School Art Studios Gallery, Jerome, Arizona.

            2010 Verde Faculty Exhibition, Verde Gallery, Yavapai College, Clarkdale, Arizona.

 

2009    Virginia Pates: Recent Work, Gallery 527, Jerome, Arizona.

            2009 Ceramics Biennial, Northern Arizona University Museum, Flagstaff, Arizona.

            25 Years, Alumni Invitational, Cardiff School of Art, University of Wales, United Kingdom.

            The Stain of Politics, Gallery 527, Jerome, Arizona.

 

2008    Traveling Dialogue (East): Clive and Virginia Pates, Meridian Community College, Meridian, MS.

            Traveling Dialogue (West): Clive and Virginia Pates, Yavapai College, Clarkdale, AZ.

            Domo Arigato: 2nd Annual Mississippi Clay Invitational, George Ohr Museum, Biloxi, MS.

 

2007    Clive and Virginia Pates, RLV Gallery at Rancho Linda Vista Arts Community, Oracle, Arizona.

 

2006    Mac and Andy Show, Group Show of Katrina Recovery Grantees, The Cedars, Jackson, MS.

            Summer Show, Group Exhibition, Gallery 119, Jackson, Mississippi.

            Faculty Exhibition, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Gulfport, MS.

            Oracle Arts Auction, Rancho Linda Vista, Oracle, Arizona.

 

2003    Alumni Invitational, Mississippi State University.

 

2002    Virginia Rood (Pates): New Ceramics, Rood Contemporary Fine Arts, Bristol, England.

            Colors, Bristol Arts Guild Gallery, Bristol, England.

 

2001    Virginia Rood (Pates): Porcelain, Rood Contemporary Fine Arts, Bristol, England.

            Faculty Exhibition, Queens Road School of Art, Bristol, England.

1999    MFA Ceramics Thesis Exhibition, Center for Ceramics Studies, Cardiff School of Art, University of Wales,                       United Kingdom.

 1996    Mississippi-Alabama Bi-State Competition, Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, Mississippi.

            Best of Show in Ceramics.

 1995    Mississippi Collegiate Art Competition, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, Mississippi.

             Best of Show in Ceramics.

             BFA Thesis Exhibition, Department of Art Gallery, Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi.

 

1994    Mississippi Collegiate Art Competition, Meridian Museum of Art, Meridian, Mississippi.  Juror’s Award in                         Ceramics.

 

Awards

2011                 Merit Award for Ceramics, Chandler Arts Commission, Chandler, Arizona.

2008                Arizona Roster of Teaching Artists, Arizona Commission on the Arts.   

2007                SouthernArtistry.org, Invitational membership nominated by the Mississippi Arts Commission.

1999                Distinction awarded for Thesis, University of Wales.

1995                Michael C. Johnston Scholarship for Fine Arts, Mississippi State University.

                        Donavon Dodd Award for Ceramics, Mississippi State University.

Grants

2010                Yavapai College Institutional Grant for Research in Ceramic Glazing.

2008                Mississippi Arts Commission Grant for Traveling Dialogue Catalog.

2007                Mississippi Arts Commission Business Development Grant.

2006                Andy Warhol Foundation Grant.

 

Publications

2014                The Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes, by John Britt. (recipe and image contributor)

2013                Artistic Alliance: Pride, Catalog to the exhibition.

2012                Ecumene: Global Interface in American Ceramics, Catalog to the exhibition.

2008                Traveling Dialogue, Catalog to the exhibition. (author)

2004                Clive Pates, Plein Air Magazine. (author)

 

Residencies

June-August, 2013      Artistic Alliance Residency, National Sculpture Factory, Cork, Ireland.

May-August, 2012      Guest Artist, Rancho Linda Vista Arts Community, Oracle, AZ.

May-July, 2010           Verrocchio Arts Center Residency, Casole d’Elsa, Tuscany, Italy.

May-August, 2007      Guest Artist, Rancho Linda Vista Arts Community, Oracle, AZ.