CLARA COHAN

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.
1976-2017   Independent travel and study of the arts: Italy, France, Ireland, Mexico,
                       Netherlands, Germany, Easter Island, Tahiti, Iceland, Alaska, Arizona, Hawaii, Thailand, Bhutan, Finland, New Zealand
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:
2003-2017   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:
2008-2017   Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME: Protective Services Department, Gallery Officer, and Winslow Homer Studio Team Lead, Assistant Preparator
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
2014-2016   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