CLARA COHAN
(United States Born; 1956)

RESIDENCE:
15 Beach Bluff Terrace, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
207-650-7104

EDUCATION:
2015 Maine College of Art; Continuing Education; Lost Wax Bronze Casting; Sandy Macleod
2014 Welding Apprenticeship in the Anviljac Studio; Jac Ouellette and Betsy Dawkins Instructors, South Portland, ME
2012 Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Rockport, ME; Hand-Tool Carving Tutorial;
          Instructor, Chris Pye, Master Carver from Hereford, UK
2011 Maine College of Art; Continuing Education; Encaustics; Instructor, Kim Bernard
1999-2000 Apprenticeship with Daniel Newman, Stone Sculptor, Sedona, AZ
1996,1997 Art Students League, New York, NY
1996-2002 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY Intensive 110 hour
          self-directed study and drawing of major works of the Museum.
1976-2015 Independent travel and study of the arts: Italy, France, Ireland, Mexico,
          Netherlands, Germany, Easter Island, Tahiti, Iceland, Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Thailand, Bhutan, Finland
1974-1976 Findlay University, Findlay, OH
1971 Chautauqua Art Institute, Chautauqua, NY; Sculptural studies with H.Richard Duhme
1960-1970 Formal Studies with Marie Cohan; Parent and Artist

GALLERY AFFILIATIONS:
2003-2015 Harbor Square Gallery, Rockland, ME
2010-2013 Hole in the Wall Studioworks, Raymond, ME
2009 Dan Kany Gallery, Portland, ME
2008 Northeast Fine Art and Design; Northeast Harbor, ME
2003/2007 The Gallery on Chase Hill, Kennebunkport, ME
1999-2010 Ward-Nasse Gallery; 178 Prince St.,New York, NY 10012
2003-2004 Home & Away, Kennebunkport, ME
2004 The Stable Gallery, Damariscotta, ME
2002-2003 Aucocisco Gallery at the Eastland Park Hotel, Portland, ME
2002-2005 Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset, ME
2001 Eastland Gallery; 157 High Street, Portland, ME 04101

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:
2016 “Maine Wood 2016”, juried exhibition, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship,
Rockport, ME
2015 “Create IV”; Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
2014 “Let There Be Light”, Maine Jewish Museum, Portland, ME
2014 “Create III”; Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
2014 “Free for All 4”, SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME
2014 “Maine Wood 2014”, juried exhibition, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship,
Rockport, ME
2012 “Maine Wood 2012”, juried exhibition, Center for Furniture Craftsmanship,
Rockport, ME
2011 “Critters 2011”, Curator, Nancy Davidson; UNE Art Gallery, Portland, ME
2011-2012 “Small Works”; Hole in the Wall Gallery, Raymond, ME
2003-2010 “MAINE SCULPTORS”: The Lewis Gallery of the Portland Public Library, Portland, ME
2009 Casco Bay Wood Carvers; group exhibition; Dan Kany Gallery, Portland, ME
2007 “1st Annual Sculpture Show”; The Gallery on Chase Hill, Kennebunkport, ME
2007 “MAINE SCULPTORS”; Atrium Art Gallery, University of Southern Maine;
Lewiston-Auburn, Maine
2004 “MAINE SCULPTORS at the Maine Art Gallery”, Wiscasset, ME
2003 The Gallery on Chase Hill, Kennebunkport, ME
2002 "911:Prelude to an Apocalypse"; University of New England, Westbrook, ME
2002 "911: Maine Responds"; Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset, ME
2002 “The Spirit of Humanity...The Spirit of Stone”; Aucocisco Gallery, Portland, ME
2000-2001 Stone Sculptures; Eastland Gallery, Portland, ME
2001 “Sculpture 2001”; Maine Art Gallery, Wiscasset, ME
1997 TAI Gallery, New York, New York

PUBLICATIONS & LECTURES:
2001 Round Top Center for the Arts; Sculptor’s Lecture Series; Damariscotta, ME
1997 Anthology of women artist and writers “From the Listening Place: Languages of Intuition”; Edited by Margaret Blanchard, Astarte Shell Press; Pages 103-106

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES:
2008-2015 Portland Museum of Art: Protective Services Department, Gallery Officer, and Winslow Homer Studio Team Lead, Portland, ME
2015 Creative Aging Grant:"Drawing for Seniors", Creative Aging in America's Libraries, supported by a National Leadership Grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services in collaboration with Lifetime Arts, Inc., AARP Foundation, American Library Association and Westchester Library System. Peaks Island, Portland, ME
2014-2015 MECA Pre-College Program; Life Drawing Instructor, Portland, ME
2015 MECA Continuing Studies Department; Instructor of "The Digital Sketchbook" and Drawing for Seniors", Portland, ME
2015 "Island Drawing", Diamond Cove Art Gallery, Great Diamond Island, Portland, ME
2014 MECA Continuing Studies Department; Drawing Instructor;"Drawing at the Museum", Portland, ME
2003-2011 MAINE SCULPTORS, Co-founder and Co-director, Portland, ME
2006-2009 Visiting Artist for the “Courtyard Sculpture Project”; Middle School, Cape Elizabeth, ME
2008-2010 Casco Bay Wood Carvers: Co-founder; Portland, ME
2004-2006 Curator of Changing Tides Gallery; located in the Mesa Verde Restaurant, Portland, ME



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