Dwelling: Artists’ Talk

Jessica Calderwood

Jessica Calderwood is a sculptor who works in a variety of craft-based media. Trained as a metalsmith and enamelist, her objects and images make statements about contemporary life. Since receiving her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and her MFA from Arizona State University, her work has been exhibited extensively throughout the U.S. and internationally. She has participated in artist residencies with the John Michael Kohler Arts/Industry Program, Ferro Corporation, and the Mesa Arts Center. Her work has also been published in Metalsmith Magazine, American Craft, NICHE, Ornament, the Lark 500 series, and the Art of Enameling. She is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Ball State University.


Image: Jessica Calderwood, Isolate, 2020, Aluminum, blown glass, copper, brass, enamel, powder coating, porcelain, brass, milk paint, stainless steel

Karsten Creightney

Born, raised and currently residing in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Creightney received his BA from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. He subsequently completed the highly-regarded one-year program in lithography printing at the Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque and received an MFA in painting from the University of New Mexico. Creightney works in multiple media combining prints, paint, photographs and found materials to create images that capture the partly lived, partly imagined sense of place experienced in memory. His work is in the collection of the Arkansas Arts Center, Cleveland Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Arts, Flint Institute of Arts, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Springfield (MO) Art Museum, Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU Texas, and numerous other institutions.


Image: Karsten Creightney, Roadside Gambler, 2013, Linocut; Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU Texas Permanent Collection, Gift of Joe Zanatta, 2019.

Elizabeth Yarosz-Ash

Elizabeth A. Yarosz-Ash is a nationally recognized artist, teacher and juror. Yarosz-Ash is Professor Emeritus at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX. In 1991, she was selected for the University’s Hardin Professor Award and was a full professor since 1992. From 2002-2004, Yarosz-Ash served as President of the Watercolor U.S.A. Honor Society. She has been honored as a finalist for the Hunting Art Prize, the Santo Foundation Individual Artist Awards, and a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship; and she served as a Fulbright Specialist to Grenada in 2013, West Indies and was recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Texas Artist Award. In 2017, she served as Visiting Instructor at the Professional High of Visual Art in Holguin, Cuba. Her work is in over 90 corporate, institutional and private collections.


Image: Elizabeth Yarosz-Ash, Block Party, 1990, Intaglio; Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU Texas Permanent Collection, Gift of Elizabeth Yarosz-Ash.