Colleen Gahrmann is many different things to many different people. She is a mother, a teacher, a wife, a friend, and, most importantly, an artist. The work that she currently does in the field of Ceramics gives her an outlet for these heavy narratives that surround her life. Furthermore, her work is a reflection of herself and her influence of nature. Colleen received her B.A in Art Education from Trenton State College and her M.A. in Art Education with a Ceramic Concentration from Kean University. She went on to teach, and is presently substitute teaching at Spotwood Public Schools. Colleen’s work, which is a complete reflection of herself, has been exhibited across the New Jersey/New York areas.
By Linda Rosenblum
July- August 2012 Backlash, Soho20 Gallery, W.27th Street NYC
June- July 2012 Wish You Were Here, A.I.R. Gallery, Front St. Brooklyn, NY
May- September 2012 Disconnected, Gallery 14 Morristown, NJ
September- October 2010 Members Exhibition, Paul Robinson Art Center., Whitherspoon St. Princeton, NJOct-Nov.2010 Emerging Artist, Beitzel Art Gallery, Gloucester C. College, Deptford, NJ
January 2010-Febuary 2010 Monmouth Museum 31st Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Lincroft, NJ
July 2009- January 2010 “From Here to There” Arts Council of Morris Morristown, NJ
October –November 2009 “Earth, Water, & Fire” Noyes Museum, Hammonton, NJ
September-November 2009, 2011, 2012 “Burlington County 33rd Annual Juried Exhibit” Annex Gallery, Smithville Mansion, East Hampton, NJ
May 2009 “30th Annual Juried Art Exhibit”, Wilson School Mt. Lakes, NJ
March- April 2009 “A Pinch and a Dash” Mill Pond House Gallery, St. James, NY
November 2008 “From the Earth-For the Home” Riverfront Renaissance Gallery, Millville, NJ
November 2008 2011 “Celebrating Oysters”, Clay College of Cumberland County, Millville, NJ
1992- 1996 AENJ Instructors Exhibitions: Newark Museum, Georgian Court College, Nathans Gallery, Patterson , James Howe Gallery, Kean College, Union, NJ Johnson & Johnson, NJ
1994 “Eyes Open Minds Exhibit”, Morris Museum, Morristown, NJ,
1989 “Raku Vessels”, Jazz Gallery, Green Street, NYC
1987 M.A. Art Education Ceramic Concentration/Supervision, Kean University, Union, NJ
1979 B.A. Art Education, Cum Laude, Trenton State College, Trenton, NJ
2011 Second Place Award, Burlington County Annual Juried Exhibit, East Hampton, NJ
2011 Image Inclusion Ceramic Text titled “500 Raku” Sterling Publishing, NYC.
2009 Recipient NJ Governors Teaching Award.
2009-1993 Recipient Geraldine R Dodge Foundation Visual Arts Fellow, received annual grants toward educational travel, workshops, conventions, equipment, field experiences.
1990-1998 Lecture/Presenter AENJ Annual Convention, New Brunswick, NJ topics included:
educational strategies, learning styles and career awareness.
2002-1997 Girl South Leader Delaware Raritan Council.
2000-2009 Environmental Club Advisor, North Brunswick High School, North Brunswick NJ
1998 Essay Examinations Writer, NTE/Art Ed., Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ
1987-1984 Participated in three Middle State Evaluations: Bayley Ellarad, Basking Ridge, North Brunswick High School.
1983 Chaperoned Twelve Students throughout Europe /Bayley Ellard, Madison, NJ