3 Webb Cove Road ¡ Asheville, North Carolina 28804
828. 777. 5558 ¡ www.georgehandy.com
Public Art / High Relief Wall Sculptures Mixed Media and Etched Glass
Public & Private Collections
Smithsonian Institution, Renwick Gallery, Permanent Collection, Washington, DC
Private Collections of Alan Alda, Neil Simon,
R. J. Reynolds Corporation, Winston-Salem, NC
University of North Carolina Justice Center, Permanent Collection, Asheville, NC
Bascome-Louise Art Center, Permanent Collection, Highlands NC
Grants & Awards
Spartanburg Museum of Art Award, $1,000
Bascome-Louise Art Center First Prize, $1,000 & Permanent Collection
Asheville Arts Council Regional Award. Funds Used to develop larger scale public art and fund Studio mentorship/ apprenticeship program
Best In Show, Carolina Designer Craftsmen
Best In Ceramic, Piedmont Art Show, Atlanta
Best In 3-D, Charlotte Art Festival, Charlotte
North Carolina Museum of Art Award of Merit
2007 San Diego Medical Center $3,000
2007 Mission Reuter’s Children’s Outpatient Clinic, Asheville, NC $7.000
2007 Transylvania Public Library, Holographic Relief Sculpture $30,000
2006 Duke Power Corporate Headquarters, 3 Commissions $12,000
2005 City of Charlotte Arts & Science Council, Fire Department $12,000
2005 City of Asheville, Petsmart and Kohl’s Corporations $11,000
2005 Liberty Trust Corporation, Greenville, SC, Art4 business $8,400
2004 Charlotte Area Transit System, Cats: $20,000
Two wall pieces, total size approximately 5’ height by 30’ length
40 holographic color shifts
2002 North Carolina Zoological Park Commission, Asheboro, NC $16,500
Lion’s Pride – Mixed media exterior relief sculpture (6’x15’), outdoor
1999 Charlotte/Mecklenburg Public Art Commission $12,000
Disappearing Animals – (4’x 8’)Endangered animals disappear
as the viewer walks along the installation Mecklenburg County
1998 Charlotte/Mecklenburg Public Art Commission $8,000
(4’x8’) Mecklenburg County Public Health Department, Charlotte
North Carolina Percentage for the Arts Program
1997 North Carolina Arts Council Art In Public Buildings $20,000
Passing the Baton - Holographic Mural (8’x15’)
University of North Carolina Asheville Justice Health/Fitness Center
Education & Teaching
BA, Cum Laude, 1976
University of New Hampshire , Plymouth University
University of North Carolina continuing education
Workshop Instructor, University of Tennessee, 2005
Adjunct Professor of Art, Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, NC
Community Workshops conducted with Public Art Projects:
¡ Asheville Arts Council and Asheville Art Museum, Asheville NC – Art in Public Schools
¡ Artist Lecture/Demonstration Series – Yancey and McDowell Counties, NC
¡ University of North Carolina Art Department, Asheville, NC – “Art for Public Places”, yearly lectures and/or studio visits
¡ Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC – “Life’s Work as an Artist” (lecture series)
¡ Asheville High School yearly workshop 1986-present
Accredited apprenticeship program with area schools
Teacher Assistant Plymouth Middle School Plymouth, New Hampshire
Substitute Teacher Middle School Oceanport ,Monmouth County, New Jersey
¡ North Carolina Arts Council, Raleigh, NC – Jurist, Artist in Schools Grant
¡ Southern Highlands Guild – Jurist of Applicants 1999, 2000, 2003
¡ Asheville Arts Alliance – Jurist, Emerging Artist Program 1992,1993
Southern Highlands Craft Guild American Crafts Council
Neiman-Marcus, White Plains, NY Asheville Chamber of Commerce
Del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Craft & Folk Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Piedmont Craftsmen, Winston-Salem, NC Carolina Designer Craftsmen, Raleigh, NC
¡ North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC – NC Crafts Exhibit
Asheville Art Museum, show, Asheville, NC – catalogue 2000
Spartanburg Museum of Art
¡ Northern Telecom, Research Triangle Park, NC – Sculpture Exhibition
¡ Asheville Art Museum – Western North Carolina Millennium 2001
¡ Piedia Invitational Craft Show, Atlanta, GA 1994
¡ Blue Spiral 1 Asheville, NC 2005
¡ Blue Spiral I, Asheville, NC – “Crafts Today” 1993
¡ Greenhill Art Center, Greensboro, NC – Invitational Exhibit 1989, 1988
¡ Piedmont Craftsmen, Winston-Salem, NC – “The Eighties Show” 1987
¡ G.H. Daisheimer Gallery, Baltimore, MD 1985
¡ Perception Gallery, Houston, TX
¡ Piedmont Craftsmen, Winston-Salem, NC – “Crafts for a Post-Modern World” 1985
¡ New Morning Gallery, Asheville, NC – Solo Exhibition 1985
¡ William King Regional Art Center, Abingdon Virginia 2006
¡ Spartanburg Museum of Art – 2nd prize curator 2005
¡ Blue Spiral 1 Gallery 2005
¡ Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
¡ Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC – “Endings & Beginnings” 2001
Curator: Mathew Drutt of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
¡ Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, NC – Faulty Show 2001
¡ Southworks, Watkinsville, GA – 2001 Juried Exhibition 2001
¡ North Carolina Craft Center, Asheboro, NC – “Ceramics" 2001, 2003
¡ Blue Spiral I Gallery, Asheville, NC 1997, 1996, 1994
¡ Arts Alliance Gallery, Asheville, NC 1996, `1995
Mountain Traditions Times News, New York Times Feature Article June 2007
The Secret the Movie, images and clips from my studio process used in filming, 2006.
Batman Forever, movie, artwork used in set design, Warner Bros.
500 Pitchers, Lark Books, images, Sterling Publishing 2006.
500 Cups, Lark Books, images and cover note, Sterling Publishing, 2006.
Video, George Handy: Work of the Artist, Abbey Road Productions for UNC-TV, 2001.
Asheville: A View from the Top, Roland Beers & James Turner Publishers, 1997.
Hand Built Ceramics, Sterling Publishing, Altamont Press, 1996.
Handmade Tiles, Sterling Publishing, Altamont Press, 1994.
Crafts in WNC – Hand-Made with Heart, Blue Ridge Journal, September 1993.
Making and Decorating Fantastic Frames, Thom Boswell, Sterling Publishing, 1993.
Local Art Goes to Broadway, Asheville Citizen-Times, June 1992.
The Arts of Craft, Endless Vacation Magazine (USAir in-flight magazine), 1992.
Tampering with Teapots, Asheville Citizen-Times, May 1992.
NC Artists for the 90’s, Greensboro News & Record, January 1991.
The Arts Journal, Verne Stafford, Director of Penland School, June 1985.