Donna Dodson Studio

123 Summer St
Maynard, MA 01754
www.donnadodsonartist.blogspot.com
donnadodsonartist@gmail.com

Date Posted:
August 13, 2019

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Production/Design

Type:
Intern

Studio Intern

Description:

We are seeking a studio intern to learn all aspects of our professional practice. I am a sculptor using bronze, fiberglass, 3D prints, wood, styrofoam, cement, wax, etc. (www.donnadodsonartist.com) The internship can be very flexible depending on the applicant's needs and availability. This intership could also include working with my partner Andy Moerlein, a versatile sculptor in wood, ceramic, fiberglass, painting and printmaking (www.andymoerlein.blogspot.com). We also work as a collaborative team "The Myth Makers" creating public art using natural materials, and that can be an exciting aspect of this internship as well depending on what projects we are currently working on. You can see our recent projects online, www.themythmakers.blogspot.com. We could also work with interns who know web design and catalog layout, including professional photography if those skills are more in line with what the intern brings to the table.

We are not a large company and this is not a paying position but it is a great opportunity for a young artist that wants to learn the ropes of running a studio practice. Our studio is located in Maynard Mass., but we often work in Boston and on site around the state, New England and the country. We have had many great successes with high school, college and recent grads as interns.

Qualifications:

We are looking for a college student who is enthusiastic and self-motivated to learn sculpture techniques such as bronze chasing and polishing, packing and moving sculptures, building pedestal bases, painting sculptures, assisting with public art projects etc. In the past we have mentored some great college students and recent graduates who we enjoy keeping in touch with. Must have the ability to focus, concentrate, work with your hands.

How To Apply:
To apply send a cover letter and resume to themythmakersblog@gmail.com.
Apply by:
August 27, 2019
Salary:
Internship for credit hours
About this Organization:
Donna Dodson is an American sculptor who has been honored with solo shows nationwide for her artwork. In addition, her monumental works have been exhibited internationally in sculpture parks and art museums. In 2011 Dodson participated in the Verbier 3D Foundation’s Artist Residency and Sculpture Park in the Swiss Alps. In 2012-2014, she was featured at the Fountain Art Fair NYC in the historic 69th Regiment Armory Building. In 2015, Donna participated in a residency in Cusco Peru at the Escuela de Bellas Artes that culminated in an exhibition at Museo Convento de Santo Domingo Qorikancha with the Boston Sculptors Gallery. In 2016 she had her first solo museum show of “Mermaids” at the New Bedford Art Museum. In 2017 Dodson's solo show Zodiac began a national tour at the Noyes Art Museum in NJ and the Fuller Craft Museum in MA. In 2018, Donna's "Match of the Matriarchs," a life size chess set, premiered at the Boston Sculptors Gallery.

Dodson has won grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the New Hampshire Guild of Woodworkers and the George Sugarman Foundation. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Provincetown Art Museum, the Art Complex Museum and the Fuller Craft Museum in Massachusetts and the Davistown Museum in Maine. Donna's work has been reviewed in the Boston Globe, Sculpture Magazine and Artnet.

Andy Moerlein is an internationally exhibited sculptor. His work has been shown in museums, sculpture gardens, and galleries from Alaska to New York, Switzerland to Peru. Mr. Moerlein has an extensive resume of public art works and site-specific monumental outdoor sculptures. In 2011, he participated in the Verbier 3D Foundation's Artist Residency in the Swiss Alps. In 2012, he was the Artist in Residence at the Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, Massachusetts. In 2013, he worked in residence in Cusco Peru. In 2014, he carved granite at Contemporary Arts International’s Carving Symposium “Art Archeology”. He has awarded the Distinguished Chair 2015 at the Truro Center for the Arts at Castel Hill where an installation was commissioned for their garden. In 2016, his newest work was featured in a solo exhibition “Geology” at Boston Sculptors Gallery.

Mr. Moerlein has been an arts advocate, gallery director, educator, and professional juror for over 30 years. He has taught in college programs, presented workshops nationally and internationally, curated panel discussions and been a Visiting Artist and Guest Lecturer. He has been a teacher and gallery director at the Derryfield School in Manchester NH for 20 years and is currently teaching at Hampstead Academy. Moerlein holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MFA from Cornell University. He lives and works in Maynard MA and Boston MA.