CARA ROMANO

 

Cara Romano: Studio Jewelry, Ellsworth Maine

Owner

2007 – Present

Design and fabricate new lines of work for retail and wholesale venues, Locate retail and wholesale markets, Web site creation/ up dates, cash row projections, budgeting, maintaining show/ exhibition schedule, social media management

 

Maine Crafts Association

Board President

2011- Present

Facilitating meetings, fundraising, Work closely with Executive Director on issues facing the organization growth, Lead search/ interview process for ED.

 

LaFollette Design Group, Cherryfield Maine

Partner, Designer, Marketing and Sales

2005 to 2007

Designed and produced hand crafted jewelry for galleries and museum stores, represented other group members work

 

Metalwerx, Waltham, MA

Project Coordinator/ Instructor

2002- 2003

Scheduled Courses, drafted teacher contracts, instructor of beginner’s classes

 

Education

Creative Capital (full scholarship)

Maine College of Art

Portland, ME

2012

Passive income, goal setting, self-promotion, projections

 

Arts Business Institute

Haywood Community College

Clyde, NC

2006

Product development, booth design, pricing, booth design, cash flow projections, terms and conditions

 

Traditional Internship

Cherryfield, Maine

2003 – 2005 Curtis K LaFollette,

Internationally known Metalsmith and Hollowware Artist,

Studied traditional techniques in metal, forging, fabricating, raising, polishing

 

Haystack Mountain School of Craft

Deer Isle, ME

2002, 2009, 2011

Various workshops metal studio

 

University of Maine Machias

Machias, Maine

1998 – 2002

BFA, Concentration Interdisciplinary Fine Art

 

Selected Galleries

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

Portland Museum of Art, Portland ME

Phillips Collection Washington, D.C.

Asher Gallery, Houston Museum of Contemporary Craft Houston, TX

Society of Arts and Crafts, Boston MA

de Young Legion of Honor, San Francisco CA

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston MA

The Getty Museum, Los Angles CA

Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan WI

 

Publications

Art Jewelry Today, Schiffer, Jeffrey B. Snyder 2008

New England Crafts Connoisseur, Jan Shepherd, Fall 2008

 

Volunteer Work

Maine Crafts Association

Board President 2010 – Present

Maine Crafts Guild

Jury Chair, Corresponding Secretary 2007 – 2009

 

Exhibitions

The Inspired Hand VI – Atrium Art Gallery University of Southern Maine

January 17 – March 15, 2014

Lewiston Maine

 

NICHE Awards

February 2014

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Exhibitions Continued

Craft Forms 2013 – Wayne Art Center

December 6, 2013 – January 25, 2014

Wayne Pennsylvania

 

From Minimal to Bling: Contemporary Studio Jewelry – Society of Arts and Craft

November 1, 2013 – January 11, 2014

Boston, MA

 

“DOT” Show Museo Gallery – Whidbey Island

October 2012

Langley, Washington

 

Centerville Historical Society

June – September 2011 Contemporary Fine Art Jewelry in relation to Historical Collection,

Centerville, MA

 

Biennial Juried Exhibition – Center for Maine Contemporary Art

August – October 2008

Rockland, ME

 

Wearable Expressions – International Juried Exhibitions Palos Verdes Art Center

February – April 2008

Beckstrand and Norris Galleries – Palos Verdes, CA

 

A Twist on Tradition – National Juried Competition Artisans Center of Virginia

May – June 2007

Waynesboro, VA

 

Stretching the Threads – Fiber Show Atlantic Center for the Arts at Harris House

April 2007

New Smyrna Beach, FL

 

Witchta National -Witchta Center for the Arts

October 2007

Witchta, KS

 

Awards/ Grants

NICHE Award Finalist

Alternative Materials Category

January 2014

 

American Craft Council Show

Award of Excellence

February 2010

 

Providence Fine Furnishings and Fine Craft Show

Best in Show

October 2007

 

Maine Arts Commission

Good Idea Grant

September 2007

 

Selected Shows

Craft Boston

Philadelphia Museum Show

American Craft Council, San Francisco

Bellevue Museum Show, Washington

American Craft Council Baltimore

Coconut Grove

Jewelry & Treasures show U Penn

 

Guild Affiliations and Membership

Maine Crafts Association

Crafthaus

Society of North American Goldsmith

American Craft Council

Maine Crafts Guild