bio

 JEWELRY and SCULPTURE-

Website mmasonmetals.com

 

Metals, glass, stones and found objects are incorporated to make my unique 3d statement jewelry and sculpture. Statement Jewelry and sculpture has meaning and communicates a specific intention. Each piece should invoke dialogue to the viewer

  

M Mason is a lifelong art maker and was a school art teacher in four states. While teaching 6thgraders copper enameling at the Seneca Valley School district and connecting with the Appalachian Rock shop I pursuDe glass and metal smithing for 20 years. Designing, using tools to manipulate metal then melting color in a kiln or with a torch has very exciting and rewarding results.

 

 My work has been in gift shops at the Firebox, Carnegie, Pa., Hoyt Museum Gift Shop in New Castle Pa. and Sweetwater Art Center, Sewickley. Working with several Art Guilds such as the Associated Artist of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Society of Artists and Society of Sculptors extends opportunities to exhibit in many galleries and museums in the tri state area and a larger art community. After moving to Cranberry Township I became a Founding of member of Cranberry Artist Network. I have enjoyed volunteering, being with other artists and involved in many wonderful local art events.

 

education

 

BFA-Art Education 1-12;Minor Social Studies, Art History, West Virginia Wesleyan College 

MFA equivalency in continuing Art education; W.V.U and L.S.U. 

 

Impacting studies include; sumie watercolors, EFL tour sponsor to Paris, Greece, China. Silver smith and metals workshops from many East Carolina professors ; numerous workshops including international artist at Contemporary Craft workshops

 

memberships

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Society of Artists, and Cranberry Artist Network of which I am a board member.

Please visit the sites at the Hoyt Museum Gift Shop in New Castle, Firebox Gallery in Carnegie, Pa. and Appalachian Rock Shop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

exhibitions

 

2021 Trigger Show, Sewickley, Pa.juror;Pittsburgh Contemporary Craft exhibitions

2020 Hoyt Regional Show,New Castle Pa.,juror: Tyler Cann Curator Columbus Museum of                  Modern Art; 

           Hoyt Museum Guest Virtual, utube, zoom Studio Artist demo. April-May 2020

           Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, To The Republic for which it Stands,The Framery,                  Pittsburgh,

             Jurors:Cuella-Shaffer,T.Norman, K.Zimbicki

       

 2019 International Statement Pieces, Sweetwater, Sewickley Pa, Juror: Kate Lydon                                    Contemporary Craft

          The World Falls Down, Labyrinth Art Exhibit and Masquerade Ball; Tri State    

                     Exhibit Panza Gallery

          Small Works Show, Ketchup City Gallery Sharpsburg, Pa.,

           Martinis and Monet Cranberry Township, juror; Director of Hoyt Fine Arts Museum.

           54TH PSA ANNUAL, Millvale Pa.,Panza Gallery, Juror Peggi Habets

2018 Pittsburgh Society of Artist Annual,Third St. Gallery, Carnegie, Pa. juror;

       Martinis and Monet, Cranberry Artist Network,Juror:Christine Swann  

         MotherPercolate Gallery, Pittsburgh, Juror:Carolyn Pierotti

         Drip,Drizzle,Splash,Cranberry Artist Network, Juror:Cultural Trust Leah Price,award

 

2017 Just Says Show, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh,Bottleworks,Juror:Jill Larson

       22nd Regional Southern Allegheny Museum Council of the Arts Annual    

       Show, Ligonier, Juror:Alison Helm     

       Woman In Art,Seton Hall University,Greensburg,Juror,Carol Brode

2016 Martinis with Monet,Cranberry Artists Network ,Cranberry Township 

            Juror: Patricia Barefoot,Carnegie Mellon, award for Buffalo Tooth and coin    

            Girls Rock,Pittsburgh,Pa., Percolate Gallery Trenton Ave. Pittsburgh,Juror                                                                        Carolyn Pierotti   

​             da burgh,Pittsburgh Society of Artists, Jask Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

             Juror: Linda Price-Sneddon

           From Dark to Light,Cranberry Artists Network

            Cranberry Township Municipal Building, Cranberry Township PA

             Juror: Dr. Louis A Zona, Butler Museum of Art

​             Hoyt Regional,Hoyt Center for the Arts, New Castle PA

              Juror: Kim Beck, Rhode Island School of Design

               North Hills Gallery Summer Show, Babcock Blvd. Pittsburgh,PA

            award

2015   Pittsburgh Society of Artists 51st Annual,Harlan Gallery, Greensburg                      

             Juror: Carol R Brode,Seton Hill                                                                                     

         The Merrick Masters,Merrick Art Gallery, New Brighton PA

             Juror: Katherine Mickle,Slippery Rock University, award

          Martinis and Monet, Cranberry Artist Network, Cranberry Municipal Center

              Juror: Dr.Louis A Zona, Butler Museum of Art

2014     Isn’t it Romantic,Cranberry Artists Network ,Cranberry Township,

            Juror: Patricia Zona

             Guild Collective,Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 5th Ave. Pittsburgh, Pa.

             Jurors:Patricia Mautides and Petra Fallaux

             Wild Thing Show, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley, Pa.

            Juror:Cynthia Shaffer

            East Side Gallery, 4240 Greensburg Pike,Pittsburgh, PA       

               a Group of 4 : online gallery          

            Small Works Pittsburgh Society of Artists,Most Wanted Fine Art Gallery, 

                Juror: Jason Sauer

            Hoyt Regional,Hoyt Center for the Arts, New Castle PA

                  Juror: Dr. Louis A Zona