MICHELLE ARTERBURN

fine art studio

About me:

My work reflects who I am.

I care about attention to detail and the nostalgic.

I adore texture and pattern, weathered metal/brick, antique buttons and wax seals.    

I am especially drawn to the subjects of architecture, vintage automobiles and fish.

Most importantly, I am interested in integrating these elements, subjects and surface into my work using various media and techniques. 


Artist Bio

Michelle K. Arterburn is a native of Denver, Colorado and moved to New Mexico in 1992.

She studied engineering and art at the University of Colorado at Denver and the University of Arizona.

Michelle is currently working on commissioned artwork, upcoming exhibitions and her popular line of porcelain/stoneware jewelry and porcelain clay work. 


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

August 2017   Aaron Gara Memorial Award: POTTERS' GUILD OF LAS CRUCES, From the Ground Up XXVII Exhibition, "Maki-tori" (stoneware jar) 

   July 2014      AWARD OF MERIT, New Mexico Potters and Clay Artists, Celebration of Clay 2014 Exhibition, "In the Flow" (stoneware and porcelain sculpture)   

Feb. 2008     AWARD OF MERIT, Western Federation of Watercolor Societies - 33rd Annual Exhibition,
“Street Artist of Old San Juan” (painting)

MAY 2006     NEW MEXICO CLAY AWARD, Potters' Guild of Las Cruces, NM- 25th. Anniversary Exhibition, (stoneware sculpture)

Oct. 2005      ARTIST MAGAZINE AWARD, New Mexico Watercolor Society,
Fall 2005 Exhibition,    "Touch of Tourmaline" (painting)

June 2004     FIRST PLACE AWARD - Peoples Choice Award, Southern New Mexico
Watercolor Society, Exhibition 2004,   "Touch of Tourmaline"(painting)

May  2004      SECOND PLACE AWARD, New Mexico Watercolor Society,  Spring 2004 Exhibition,
"American Turismo" (painting)

May 2004      FIRST PLACE, SCULPTURAL AWARD,  Art from The Loom,
    Sangre de Cristo Art Center,  Pueblo, CO (Stoneware, hand-woven wire sculpture)

 Feb. 2003    SECOND and THIRD PLACE AWARDS - Peoples Choice Award(s),   
Southern New Mexico Watercolor Society 2003 Exhibition,
"American Grille" and "Cambridge Light"  (paintings)

Aug. 2001     PURCHASE AWARD,  2001 Rio Grande Artes Regional Exhibition,
“Morenci Queue” (watercolor painting)


MULTI-MEDIA EXHIBITIONS:

Oct. 2013     AQUA: Artist, Michelle Arterburn and Photographer, Elaine Querry, Ray Drew Art Gallery, Highlands University of New Mexico, Las Vegas, NM

Oct. 2012     AQUA: Artist, Michelle Arterburn and Photographer, Elaine Querry,
Tombaugh Art Gallery, Las Cruces, NM

Jan. 2012     ART+FOOD+FRIENDS Show;   Tombaugh Art Gallery, Las Cruces, NM

May 2006    Border Artists and Friends; "Black and White" Show, Patio Art Gallery,  Las Cruces, NM

Nov. 2002    Perspectives, Michelle Arterburn and Cynthia Clark, Directors Gallery,
Las Cruces Museum of Fine Art,  Las Cruces, NM

Oct. 2002    Trading Places Exhibition and Printmaking Invitational,

  Silver City Art Museum and Las Cruces Museum of Fine Art, NM

SOLO EXHIBITION:

Jan. 2006     Architecture and Organics,  Tombaugh Gallery, Las Cruces, NM

CERAMICS EXHIBITIONS:

August 2017     From the Ground Up  XXVIII,  Las Cruces Museum of Art, Las Cruces, NM

July 2014      Celebration of Clay 2014 - Water for Life, Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, NM

May 2006     The Las Cruces Potters' Guild 25th. Anniversary Exhibition, Directors Gallery, Las Cruces
       Museum of Art, Las Cruces, NM

May 2003     Fire and Fiber; Hand in Hand I,  Directors Gallery,  Las Cruces Museum of Fine Art, NM

March 2003    NCECA Conference,  San Diego, CA

WATERCOLOR EXHIBITIONS:

Sept. 2011    Southern NM Watercolor Society Exhibition 2011,  Adobe Patio Gallery, Mesilla, NM

Aug. 2009    International Watermedia XVI, PPWS,  Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, CO

April 2009   18th. National Art Exhibition – Artists Assoc. of Northern Colorado,   Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO

Feb. 2008   Western Federation of Watercolor Societies – 33rd. Annual Exhibition, 
Tubac Center of the Arts, Tubac, AZ    

Oct. 2005     Fall 2005 Watercolor Exhibition, NM Watercolor Society,   EXPO New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

June 2005    Southern NM Watercolor Society Exhibition 2005,  Connie Hines Gallery, Las Cruces, NM

Feb. 2005     Fiesta of the Arts,   New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum, Las Cruces, NM

June 2004    Southern NM Watercolor Society Exhibition 2004,  Glenn Cutter Gallery, Las Cruces, NM

May 2004     Spring 2004 Watercolor Exhibition,  NM Watercolor Society,  EXPO New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Oct. 2003     Traditional Fine Art -  2003 Exhibition,  The Art Center at Fuller Lodge, Los Alamos, NM

Feb. 2003     Southern NM Watercolor Society Exhibition 2003,  Connie Hines Gallery,   Las Cruces, NM

Nov. 2001     Sun Bowl Art Exhibition,  International Museum of Art, El Paso, TX

Sept. 2001    Rio Grande Artes Regional Exhibition,  Las Cruces Museum of Fine Art, Las Cruces, NM

WEAVING AND FIBER EXHIBITIONS:

Oct. 2011     Indigo - Meets Other Colors; Art on Denim Show (Invitational),  Main Street Gallery, Las Cruces, NM
             
Nov. 2005    Weaving and Fiber Arts of the Southwest U.S,  Art Center at Fuller Lodge, Los Alamos, NM

May 2003 - 2005     Fire and Fiber; Hand in Hand I, II, III,  Directors Gallery, Las Cruces Museum of Fine Art,
Las Cruces, NM

May 2004     Art From The Loom,  Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo, CO


ART FESTIVALS AND MARKETPLACE SALES

2009
to 2015   Franciscan Festival of the Arts,  Labor Day weekend show,  Las Cruces, NM

2003 to Present     Contemporary Clay Fair,  Bi-annual Spring and Fall shows,  Santa Fe, NM


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

New Mexico Women in the Arts, New Mexico Potters and Clay Artists, New Mexico Artists Registry, Potters’ Guild of Las Cruces, NM