© 2023 by Sophie Chamberlain. Proudly created with Wix.com

Norma Jean Acord

is a Pottery and Art Educator in West Virginia

Being surrounded by my family has informed who I am. My family has informed the choices I have made in producing work; they have stressed the importance of self-worth, family involvement, and self-sufficiency. Rituals, family gatherings, femininity and pride are layers that have made me who I am today. I have defined my work as beautiful, delicate, elegant and pristine, which are all qualities I have or hope to have within myself. I have found these qualities in many places in my work and have rendered them in my forms as well as my surfaces. Whatever the form, surface, or color, the objects I have created collectively form a self-portrait.

This work is a celebration of the events of my childhood that has shaped me to who I am today. The choice of work displayed depicts the love for making objects that would be used in those celebratory  moments with my family, and speaks on the love of femininity, domesticity and objects.

Education

TEACHING Experience

2013                               

Master of Fine Arts, Ceramics University of Mississippi, Oxford MS

2010                             

Bachelor of Art, Studio Art Concord University, Athens WV

PROFESSIONAL Experience

GROUP EXHIBITS

2016                         

The Best of West Virginia Open Juried Exhibition, David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery, Beckley WV

Form and Function, David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery, Beckley WV

 

2014                           

Clean Creek: Iron and Manganese, Arthur Butcher Gallery, Concord University, Athens WV
 
2012                           

Graduate Student Exhibit, Gallery 130, University of Mississippi, Oxford MS

2012                           

 Imaginoline, Powerhouse Art Center, Oxford MS

2011                            

A Baker’s Dozen: Graduate Student Exhibit, Gallery 130, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

2011                            

Altered Voices, Sarah Isom Gender Conference, Sarah Isom Center, University of Mississippi, Oxford MS

2009                            

Timeless Traditions in a Modern Age: BA Thesis Exhibit, Arthur Butcher Gallery, Concord University, Athens WV

JURIED EXHIBITS


2014                            

14th Annual National Juried Cup Show, Kent State University, Kent OH, juror: Jake Allee

Drink!  Juried Cup Show, Slipe Gallery, Hartford School of Art, Hartford CT, juror: Doug Peltzman

                      

International Cup 2014, The Clay Studio of Missoula, Missoula MT, juror:  Tara Wilson

2013                            

Cup: The Intimate Object IX, The Charlie Cummings Gallery, Gainsville Florida, juror: Charlie Cummings

Starbrick Clay National Cup Show, Starbrick Gallery, Nelsonville OH, juror: Lorna Meaden

 

6th Annual Cup Show: Form and Function, Amelia Center Main Gallery, Gulf Coast State College, Panama City FL,  juror: Ben Carter     

2012                     

Mug Shots, LUX Center for the Arts, Lincoln Nebraska, juror: Gail Kendall

Juried Student Summer Exhibition, Gallery 130, University of Mississippi, Oxford MS, juror: Maude Schuyler Clay

Mississippi Collegiate Art Competition, Eugenia Summer Gallery, Mississippi University for Women, Columbus MS, juror: Heather Deyling

2011                            

Juried Student Summer Exhibition, Gallery 130, University of Mississippi, Oxford MS, juror: Cliff Tresnor

2010                            

Mississippi Collegiate Art Competition, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson MS, juror: Sarah Marshall

2008                            

Prospects, Arthur Butcher Gallery, Concord University, Athens WV, juror: Mark Tobin Moore
                          

WV Arts and Crafts Guild Exhibit, Parkersburg Art Center, Parkersburg WV, juror: Brad Schwieger

2013 - Current | Bluefield College, Bluefield VA

Adjunct Instructor | Art Appreciation 

2015 | New River Community & Technical College, Lewisburg WV

Adjunct Instructor | Art Appreciation, Ceramics, Professional Development

2013- 2015 |  Concord University, Athens WV

Adjunct Instructor | Ceramics, Art Appreciation, Sculpture, 2-D Design, 3-D Design

2011- 2012 | University of Mississippi, Oxford MS

Graduate Instructor | Ceramics, 2-D Design
 

PROFESSIONAL Experience

2014 – Current         

Marketing and Creative Education Manager

Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia, Beckley WV

2013-2014                

Gallery Assistant

David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery, Beckley WV

2013                           

Senior Studio Assistant

Sugar Maples Center for Arts, Hunter NY

2012-2013                

Mud Daubers President

University of Mississippi, Oxford MS

2010-2013                 

Graduate Assistant

University of Mississippi, Oxford MS

2007-2010                 

Studio Assistant

Concord University, Athens WV

2007-2010                 

Concord Ceramic Arts Society President

Concord University, Athens WV

Join  My Mailing List

123-456-7890   |   info@mysite.com

  • Black Pinterest Icon
  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon