Merrilee Moore

Artist Bio and Resume

Merrilee Moore Bio

As a personal chef, magnificent color, texture and form came alive for me. The creation of exciting, visible, edible products motivated me to study fine art. I started learning my craft at Pratt Fine Arts Center and continued refining my skills at the world-renowned Pilchuck Glass School.
I was honored to be asked to teach at Pratt, in Seattle Washington. I enjoy giving the gift of accomplishment to my students. The complex process of blowing glass is not easy to master and requires the ability to stay focused on many different tasks at the same time.
My work ranges from functional objects to large-scale mixed media sculpture. I am intrigued with the juxtaposition of glass and stainless steel. The delicacy and the strength come together and produce striking images. I have added the elements of light, water, stone and wood to the mix, expanding the possibilities.
I have been featured in solo exhibitions in several Seattle area art venues, including Foster/White Gallery and the Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition. In 2009 Snohomish County chose me as Artist of the Year. The Peoples Choice Award was bestowed on me in Lake Oswego, OR as part of their “Art Without Walls” installation, and I have a growing list of prestigious collectors. I am truly living my dream!

Merrilee Moore Resume

Solo Exhibitions

2012

Walking Without Walls, Lake Oswego
Everett Sculpture Show
Lob Sang Public Art Sculpture

2011

Edmonds Art Festival Juried Show – First
Solo Show, Russell Day Gallery, Everett, WA
Reflections, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA

2010

Walking without Walls, featuring “Continuum” sculpture, Arts Council of Lake Oswego, Lake Oswego, OR

2009

Centerpiece Design, 27th annual H’Arts auction
The Depot, Anacortes, WA

2008

Elements Coincide, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA
Walking Without Walls, featuring “Complement II” sculpture, Arts Council of Lake Oswego, Lake Oswego, OR

2006

Synergy, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA

2005

The Depot, Anacortes, WA

2004

Gesture, Foster/White Gallery, Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA

2003

The Dance, Foster/White Gallery, Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA

2002

A Different Point of View, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA
Glass Works, Bainbridge Arts & Crafts Council Gallery, Bainbridge Island, WA
Installation, The Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA
Momentum, Foster/White Gallery, Kirkland, WA

2001

Clarity, Outdoor Sculpture Installation, Carillon Point Park, Kirkland, WA
Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, Bainbridge Island, WA
Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT

2000

Tangents, Foster/White Gallery, Kirkland, WA

1999

New Works, Northwest Invitational Glass Show, Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, Bainbridge Island, WA

1997

Play Time, Foster/White Gallery, Kirkland, WA

Group Exhibitions

2012

Summer Moments, Artists Working in Glass, Metal and Stone – Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park,
Camano Island, WA

2011

Honey, I Shrunk the Art, Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, Camano Island, WA
Summer Moments, Artists Working in Glass, Metal and Stone, Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park,
Camano Island, WA
Playing with Hot and Cold, Glass Show, Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, Camano Island, WA
Art Auction for

2010

Honey, I Shrunk the Art, Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, Camano Island, WA
Gallery Without Walls, featuring “Continuum”, Arts Council of Lake Oswego, Lake Oswego, OR
Loophole, Everett Sculpture Show, Everett, WA
Pilchuck Glass School Staff Exhibition and Sale, Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, Camano Island,
WA
Camano Gallery and Studio Tour, Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, Camano Island, WA
Art Auction for the Artist, 1st Annual Invitational, Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, Camano Island,
WA
Abstracts as a Form of Visual Poetry, Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, Camano Island, WA

2009

Honey, I Shrunk the Art, Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, Camano Island, WA
Group Sculpture Show, City of Everett, Everett, WA
Contemporary Northwest Glass Artists, featuring “Continuum” – Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park,
Camano Island, WA

2008

The Big and the Small of It, Grand Opening, Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, Camano Island, WA

2007

Group show, Foster/White Gallery, Seattle, WA
Redmond Juried Outdoor Sculpture Show, Redmond, WA

2006

Contain It , Arts Council of Snohomish County, Everett, WA
Bellevue Sculpture Exhibition, Juried Show, Bellevue, WA
Glorious Glass, Juried Show, Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, Bainbridge Island, WA
West Edge Sculptural Invitational 2006, Benaroya Hall, Harbor Steps, Seattle, WA

2005

Connections, A Regional Art Hangout, The Other Roadside Attraction, Mount Vernon, WA
Depot Arts Center, Max Grover, Anacortes, WA
Eighth Annual Whidbey Island Glass Invitational, Museo, Langley, WA
16th Annual Pilchuck Glass School Staff Exhibition and Sale, History of the World Gallery, Camano Island, WA
West Edge Sculptural Invitational 2005, Benaroya Hall, Seattle Art Museum, Harbor Steps, Seattle, WA

2004

Elanden Gardens Installation, Seattle Flower and Garden Show, Seattle, WA
Floralis: Paintings, and Glass, Foster/White Gallery, Kirkland, WA
Fresh Paint, Arts Council of Snohomish County, Everett Marina Promenade, Everett, WA
Light/Color/Motion, Foster/White Gallery, Rainier Square, Seattle, WA
On the Edge, Sculpture Invitational, Harbor Steps, Seattle, WA
15th Annual Pilchuck Glass School Staff Exhibition and Sale, History of the World Gallery, Camano Island,
WA
Reflections, A Group Show in Glass, Foster/White Gallery, Kirkland, WA
Summer Textures, Foster/White Gallery, Kirkland, WA
Vessels, Bainbridge Arts & Crafts Council Gallery, Bainbridge Island, WA
West Edge Sculptural Invitational 2004, Benaroya Hall, Seattle Art Museum, Harbor Steps, Seattle, WA

2003

Gardens of Art, Fountain Installation, Seattle Asian Art Museum Arboretum, Seattle, WA
Group Glass, Foster/White Gallery, Kirkland, WA
14th Annual Pilchuck Glass School Staff Exhibition and Sale, History of the World Gallery, Camano Island, WA
Leibovitz Northwest Women Glass Artists Exhibit, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Pratt Fine Arts Center Instructors Exhibit, Phinney Center Gallery, Seattle, WA
Seattle Interior Show, Maisens, Seattle, WA
Honey, I Shrunk the Art, History of the World Gallery, Camano Island, WA
Center Piece Exhibit, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
All About Art Poncho Invitational Fine Art Auction, Seattle, WA
Ballroom Installation, Sorticulture, Art for the Garden, Parks & Recreation, Everett, WA
Continuum Installation, Garden Art Tour, Richard A. Wendt Residence, Everett, WA
Current Work: Selected Artists, Seattle Glass Art Studio & Gallery, Seattle, WA
Edmonds Juried Art Show, Edmonds Arts Festival, Edmonds, WA
Icicles Installation, Foster/White Gallery, Kirkland, WA
Merrilee Moore and Kurt Solmssen, Foster/White Gallery, Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA
Street of Dreams, Residential Installation, Issaquah, WA

2002

Clarity, Garden Sculpture Show, Everett Arboretum, Everett, WA
Gardens of Art, Fountain Installation, Seattle Asian Art Museum Arboretum, Seattle, WA
Group Glass, Foster/White Gallery, Kirkland, WA
13 Annual Pilchuck Glass School Staff Exhibition and Sale , History of the World Gallery, Camano Island, WA
Leibovitz Northwest Women Glass Artists Exhibit, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Pratt Fine Arts Instructor Exhibit, Phinney Gallery, Seattle, WA
Seattle Interior Show, Maisens, Seattle, WA
Honey, I Shrank the Art, History of the World Gallery, Camano Island, WA
Center Piece Exhibit, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

2001

Gardens of Art, Installation, The Highlands, Seattle, WA
IMAGIQUE , Poncho Invitational Fine Art, Seattle, WA
International Martini Challenge, Oliver’s, Seattle, WA
Pilchuck Glass School Group Show, Foster/White Gallery, Kirkland, WA
12 Annual Pilchuck Glass School Staff Exhibition and Sale, History of the World Gallery, Camano Island, WA
Invitational Goblet Show, Glasshouse Studio, Seattle, WA
Leibovitz Northwest Women Glass Artists Exhibit, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Residential Installation, Street of Dreams, Seattle, WA

2000

Pratt Fine Arts Center Staff Show, Seattle, WA
DIFFA, Candelabra Design for Auction, Seattle, WA
11 Annual Pilchuck Glass School Staff Exhibition and Sale, History of the World Gallery, Camano Island, WA
Pratt Fine Arts Center, Student Show, Seattle, WA
Invitational Goblet Show, Glasshouse Studio, Seattle, WA

1999

10 Annual Pilchuck Glass School Staff Exhibition and Sale, History of the World Gallery, Camano Island, WA
Pratt Fine Arts Center / PONCHO, Annual Auction Preview Exhibit, Seattle, WA
Class Contrast, Philabaum Contemporary Art Glass, Tucson, AZ
Arts West, Seattle, WA
Invitational Goblet Show, Glasshouse Studio, Seattle, WA

1998

Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA
Pilchuck Glass School Summer Staff Show, Foster/White Gallery, Kirkland, WA

1997

Pratt Fine Arts Center, Student Show, Seattle, WA
Pilchuck Glass School Summer Staff Show, Stanwood, WA

Awards

2012

Best Booth Award, San Francisco Flower and Garden Show, San Mateo, CA

2011

First Place, Sculpture, Edmonds Festival of the Arts – Juried Show, Edmonds, WA

2009

Artist of the Year, Everett Arts Council, Everett, WA

2008

People’s Choice Award, Compliment II sculpture, Walking Without Walls, Lake Oswego, OR

2006

PONCHO Artistic Excellence Award, Invitational Fine Art Auction, Seattle, WA
Certificate of Appreciation, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA

Collections

Ann Getty, HI
City of Everett Public Art Collection, Everett, WA
City of Lake Oswego Public Art Collection, Lake Oswego, OR
Stickland Design, Seattle, WA
Edmonds Community College Foundation, Edmonds, WA
Shaquille O’Neal, Los Angeles, CA
Sir Elton John
The Boeing Company, Corporate Headquarters, Chicago, IL
Wally Barkley, Bremerton, WA

Publications

2011

Seattle Bride Magazine, January
Schack Art Center class catalog

2007

American Craft Magazine, August

2006

Art Guide Northwest, April – October
Arts Council of Snohomish County, An Art Destination for Everyone, 2006
Seattle Homes & Lifestyles, March

2005

Art & Antiques, Summer

2003

American Craft Magazine, Aug/Sept, Gallery
Our Home in Chicago, The Boeing Company
Everett Daily Herald, Art & Entertainment, October 3
Everett Daily Herald, Travel & Leisure, March 9

2002

Anacortes American, April 3
Anacortes American, April 17
Everett Herald, Arts & Entertainment, April 5
Skagit Valley Herald, March 28, MoNA hosts new shows
The Northwest Garden & Home Magazine, Garden Showcase, February
YOU MAGA, vol 4-9, cover

1999

American Craft Magazine, Oct/Nov, page 101

Education

1999 – 2003
Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
1996 – 2001
Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA
1987
Bachelor of Arts Degree, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA

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