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Darcy Meeker

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Sculptor for public and residential spaces, galleries and festivals.
Teacher of lessons and workshops for children and adults.
Speaker, writer, and leader of workshops on the healing power of making art.

Commissions

2014 Resurrection Cross 72” x 48” St. Vincent de Paul Church, Baltimore, MD
2013 Baptismal Font 36" x 24" x 14" St. Vincent de Paul Church, Baltimore, MD
2011 Fire Tracks: Pine Needles 18”x45” College of Natural Resources and Environment, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
2010 Flower of Power 24”x36” Virginia Tech University Connections Collection, Blacksburg, VA
2009 Sunny Day for Mary 15”x45” Private, Blacksburg, VA
2008 Brook Trout 48”x15” Private, Cheyenne, WY
Tilefish Taxi 60”x15” Private, Blacksburg, VA
2007 Moon, Tree, Thee 6’x7’ Private, Blacksburg, VA
2006 Shall We Gather 8’x7’ Lutheran Church, Blacksburg, VA
2005 Shifting Sun with Birds 8’x8’ Private, Seattle, WA
2004 Square Dance 5’x5’ Private, Portland, OR
2003 Mountain Spirit 13’x5’ Private, Fincastle, VA
2000 Elephant Vine 40’x14’x2’ General Electric Building 40, Schenectady, NY

Galleries
The Artful Lawyer, Blacksburg, VA
Miller Off Main Gallery, Blacksburg, VA
Wonderland Gallery, Roanoke, VA
Heartwood, Abingdon, VA
Lexington Artists Co-op, Lexington, VA

Solo Exhibitions
2013 Darcy Meeker Zeppoli's Restaurant, Blacksburg, VA
2012 Comeback Center for the Arts, Rocky Mount, NC
Darcy Meeker: New Work Shear Artistry, Blacksburg, VA
2011 Comeback Green Heron Gallery, Radford, VA
Darcy Meeker: New Work Shear Artistry, Blacksburg, VA
2010 Textures Blacksburg Municipal Building, Blacksburg, VA
Textures Stellar One Bank, Blacksburg, VA
Missing Mish Mish Gallery, Blacksburg, VA
Darcy Meeker: New Work Shear Artistry, Blacksburg, VA
2009 Darcy Meeker Perspective Gallery, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Darcy Meeker Star City Playhouse, Roanoke, VA
Darcy Meeker: New Work Shear Artistry, Blacksburg, VA
2008 Darcy Meeker: New Work Zeppoli’s Restaurant, Blacksburg, VA
Darcy Meeker: New Work See Mark Optical, Blacksburg, VA
Darcy Meeker: New Work First National Bank, Blacksburg, VA
Darcy Meeker: New Work Shear Artistry, Blacksburg, VA
2007 Bumps and Grinds: Tooled Copper and Carved Stone Gallery 108, Roanoke, VA
Earth and Fire: Copper and Stone The Gallery, Radford, VA
2006 Through the Flame Virginia Tech Research Park, Blacksburg, VA
2002 Mostly Faces: Stone, Copper, and Clay Southwest Virginia Community College, Richlands, VA
2001 From the Earth Glade Baptist Church, Blacksburg, VA

Group Exhibitions
2014 Pig Pen Project with Lily Erb, Allentown, PA
2014 Pointe West Management, Blacksburg, VA
2014 Whet Your Pallet, Creekmore Law Firm, Blacksburg, VA
2014 Blue Ridge Cancer Care, Blacksburg, VA
2014 Mayfair Festival of the Arts, Gallery at Mayfair, Allentown, PA
2014 Regional Fine Arts Exhibition, Dogwood Arts, Knoxville, TN
2013 New River Biannale, Perspective Gallery, Blacksburg, VA
2012 Darcy Meeker & Marie Collier, Mill Mountain Coffee & Tea, Blacksburg, VA
Art at the Market, Blacksburg, VA
2011 The REALLY Big Show, Jacksonville Center for the Arts, Floyd, VA
Art at the Market, Blacksburg, VA
Art Ability, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Art Tour Ten, Gallery 108, Roanoke, VA
Independent Living, Richmond, VA
Untitled Exhibit, Mill Mountain Coffee & Tea, Blacksburg, VA
2010 Art Tour Ten Gallery 108, Roanoke, VA
Untitled Exhibit, Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Art Ability, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Art at the Market Blacksburg, VA
Backyard Stonecarvers Whatmore Art Museum, Andrews, NC
Backyard Stonecarvers Montgomery Museum, Christiansburg, VA
The Sidewalk Art Show Roanoke, VA
Local Artists Mill Mountain Coffee & Tea, Blacksburg, VA
New Works Main Lee Art Gallery, Blacksburg, VA
Independent Living, Richmond, VA
2009 Art Tour Ten Blacksburg, Radford, Floyd, and Catawba, VA
Art at the Market Blacksburg, VA
The Sidewalk Art Show Roanoke, VA
Independent Living, Richmond, VA
2008 Art at the Market Blacksburg, VA
Local Artists Mill Mountain Coffee & Tea, Blacksburg, VA
The Sidewalk Art Show Roanoke, VA
2006 The Shape of Things: Southwest VA Metalsmiths’ Guild Studios on the Square, Roanoke, VA
Lasting Impressions Gallery on Merchants Square, Williamsburg, VA
Darcy Meeker and Friends Millstone Gallery, Fincastle, VA
2004 Two Friends: Darcy Meeker and Nell Fredericksen Ferrum College, Ferrum, VA
2002 Women of Stone: Darcy Meeker and Sharon Dowdy Fine Arts Center of the New River Valley, Pulaski, VA

Selected Juried Shows

2013 Sarasota Craft Show Sarasota, FL
2012 One of a Kind Show & Sale, Chicago, IL
Sugarloaf Craft Festival, Gaithersburg, MD

2010, 2011 Art to Go, YMCA, Blacksburg, VA

2010 Sugarloaf Craft Festival, Chantilly, VA
Emerge Gallery, Greenville, NC
Materiality, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
Fork & Cork Festival, Blacksburg, VA
Downtown Living Tour, Arts Council of the Blue Ridge, Roanoke, VA
Art View: International, Arts Council of the Blue Ridge, Roanoke, VA

2009 Women’s Works, Woodstock, IL

2008, 2009 Images, Penn State University, University Park, PA

2007-2010 YMCA Craft Show, Blacksburg, VA

2005-2006 Roanoke City Show, Art Museum of Western, VA, Roanoke, VA

1996-2002 Biennial, Olin Gallery, Roanoke College, Salem, VA

 

Invitationals
2002-2009 Loveland Sculpture Invitational Show & Sale, Loveland, CO
2001-2003 Sculpture Invitational, Cristallo Gallery, Williamsburg, VA

Leadership
1996-Present Backyard Stonecarvers, Blacksburg, VA

Teaching
2001-Present Stone Carving Weekly at Home Studio, Blacksburg, VA
2005-Present Beginner’s Mind: Copper Willowbank Creative Center, Blacksburg, VA
Beginner’s Mind: Gouache Swash Willowbank Creative Center, Blacksburg, VA
Beginner’s Mind: Stone Carving Willowbank Creative Center, Blacksburg, VA
1999-2007 Copper Jewelry Roanoke Adult Education, Roanoke, VA
Gouache Swash Roanoke Adult Education, Roanoke, VA
Introduction to Soapstone Roanoke Adult Education, Roanoke, VA
2004 Soft Stone Carving Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, West Rutland, VT
2002 Copper Jewelry Community Services (outreach to young girls,) Blacksburg, VA
Stone Carving EES (outreach to pre-adolescent boys,) Pembroke, VA

Publications
Guild Sourcebook of Architectural & Interior Art (vols. 20, 21, 23)
“Let There Be Light,” Sculptural Pursuit 2: pp. 40-42
“Disabled? Carve On,” Sculpture: Online News: June Vol. 29: No. 5
2011 International Contemporary Masters Las Vegas, NV
2010 International Contemporary Masters Book and Exhibit, Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Art,
Las Vegas, NV
2007 Best of America: Sculpture Artists & Artisans
2006 Best of Virginia: Sculpture Artists & Artisans

Memberships/Affiliations
International Sculpture Center, Member
Washington (D.C.) Sculptors’ Group, Member
Tri-State Sculptors, Member
League of Roanoke Artists, Member
Blacksburg Regional Art Association, Member (President: 1996-2000)
Arts Alive! (Board Member: 1997-2000)

Awards/Honors
2011 First Place, Art at the Market, Blacksburg, VA
2010 First Place, Art at the Market, Blacksburg, VA
2009 Second Place, Art at the Market, Blacksburg, VA
2008 Sculpture Honorable Mention, The Sidewalk Art Show Roanoke, VA

Education
1981 M.A. English, University of Florida
1969 B.A. English, University of Florida. Ford Fellowship, Phi Kappa Phi
1995 Stone Carving Workshops with Bernard Matemera and Alice Musara, The Netherlands
1995 Apprenticeship with Hanneke Zwart, The Netherlands
1992-2003 Continuing Education in Encaustics, Acrylics, Oil Painting, and Mask Making, Studio School, Roanoke, VA
1990 Continuing Education in Clay Hand-Building, University of Florida
1989, 1991-92, 2003, 2006, 2011 Continuing Education in Stone Carving, Design, and Clay, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

1965 Oil Painting, New School, New York, NY




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