Sydney Penner

Sydney Pener - designer, goldsmith, fine jewelry, silversmith

Designer  •  Instructor  •  Fine Jewelry  •  Metalsmith

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EDUCATION
Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York - Master of Fine Arts, Metalsmithing/Jewelry, 1997

The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas - Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction (Design -Metalsmithing), 1991

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, Kansas
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Adjunct Professor
- Metals & Silversmithing I, Metals & Silversmithing II, Honors Courses, Independent Study.
- Responsible for - syllabi development, course development, inventory, budgeting, maintenance, safety, ordering, demonstrations, grading, critiquing, curating annual student metals show.
- 1/2000 to present


Longview Community College, 500 SW Longview Road, Lees Summit, Missouri
- Adjunct Professor - Jewelry Making I, Advanced Jewelry Making II, Art Fundamentals, Introduction History, & Special Studies.
- Responsible for syllabi development, course development, inventory, budgeting, maintenance, safety, ordering, demonstrations, grading, critiquing, lectures, artist image presentations.

- 1/2002 to present 

Kansas State University, 322 Willard Hall, Manhattan, Kansas Elliott
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Associate Professor -
Upper-Level Courses - ART 655 Metalsmithing Techniques, ART 680 Metals Workshop.
- Responsible for - syllabi development, course development, inventory, budgeting, maintenance, safety, ordering, demonstrations, grading, critiquing, lectures, artist image presentations.
- 8/2006 to 1/2007

Ellis Real Estate,LLC,
4125 Broadway, Kansas City, Missouri
- Property Manager & Leasing Agent
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Responsible for -
Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Excel Reports, liaison between owners, contractors and tenants, customer service, office administration, apartment showings.
- 5/2001 to 6/2006


Kansas City Are Institute,
4415 Warwick Blvd, Kansas City, Missouri
- Art Admissions Counselor , Portfolio Reviewer

- Responsible for KCAI Representative at Portfolio Review Days at national art colleges, guided prospective students with application procedures, conducted art presentations and campus department tours, critiqued student art work, computer data processing.
 - 8/1999 to 11/1999

Margo Manhattan Gallery, 100 Thompson St., SOHO, New York, NY
- Production Manager

- Responsible for all aspects of jewelry production, vendor relations, purchasing, ordering, inventory/stocking, invoicing, packing and shipping, customer repairs, mailings, sales, display of work, window concepts/designing/building, promotions/openings.
- 10/1998 to 7/1999

Educational Arts Team, 300 Morris Pesin Drive, Jersey City, NJ
- Art Instructor
- Responsible for outreach program in public schools.  (classes in painting, drawing, book making, sculpture)
- 1/1998 to 6/1998

The Compleat Sculptor, 90 Van Dam St., New York City, NY
- Technical Sales Consultant
- Responsible for customer relations and sales, technical advising on art product usage, custom-work/pedestals/mountings, telephone consulting, purchasing, received/maintained inventory, data base compilation, mailings.
- 9/1996 to 5/1997


Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
- Primary Instructor/Graduate Teaching Associate - ART 117/118 - 3D Problem Solving/Art Fundamentals and  MET 221 - Introduction to Metalsmithing,
- Responsible for syllabi development, course development, inventory, budgeting, maintenance, safety, ordering, demonstrations, grading, critiquing, lectures, artist image presentations
.- 8/1994 to 5/1996

- Metalsmithing
Department Technician
- Responsible for budgeted annual spending, purchasing, inventory, supervised lab monitors, maintenance, safety.
- 8/1994 to 5/1996

OCM-BOCES Adult Education Center, 7150 Morgan Road, Liverpool, NY
- Founder/Instructor
- Responsible for Adult Art Classes, childrens art classes and workshops - founded Jewelry/ Metalsmithing  Program, coordinated program, compiled budget, purchasing.

- 3/1993 to 6/1994

Metropolitan School for the Arts, 320 Montgomery, Syracuse, NY
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Instructor
- Responsible for - childrens art classes and workshops in all mediums.
- 3/1993 to 6/1994


The Lawrence Arts Center
, 940 New Hampshire St., Lawrence, KS
 - Teacher - Adult art classes, childrens art classes and workshops in all mediums, Integrated Arts Preschool.
- 6/1991 to 6/1992

- Gallery/Art Assistant
- assistant in childrens art classes and workshops, studio preparation, firing kilns, models scheduling, gallery monitor, hanging of shows, registrar, computer entry, art auction facilitator.
- 8/1989 to 8/1991

Goldmakers Fine Jewelry, 723 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS
,- Designer/Sales - diamond and precious stone consulting, minor repair work, custom designing.
- 8/1991to 6/1992


PROFESSIONAL  PURSUITS
Juror - 2013 & 2012 Art in the Park
Columbia Art League, Columbia, Missouri

Juror - 2011 Smoky Hill River Festival Fine Art Show
Salina Arts & Humanities Commission, Salina, Kansas

Juror - Shawnee Mission East High School Arts Showcase
Shawnee Mission, KS
Spring 2013, Spring 2012, Fall 2009, & Fall 2008

Host Organizer and Liaison for the Kansas Artist Craftsmen Associations Annual Conference 2008 at Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas Responsible for - organizing and securing banquet room, catering services, auditorium set-up, presenter/artist demonstrations, lodging, transportation, composer of prospectus for the KACA Juried Members Exhibit & the Student Exhibit., student art show install in gallery, conference scheduling and calendar of events, arranging docent led tours and volunteer staff, promotion, poster development and designing, and registration.  Conference held - October 3-4, 2008

Artist Presenter/Speaker - Invitation by Curator Bruce Hartman, Art Opening for the Juried Kansas Artist Craftsmen Associations Exhibition, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Hudson Auditorium, Overland Park, KS  October 3, 2008 

Presenter and Exhibitor - Art Night East Antioch Elementary, Overland Park, KS October 18, 2007

Juror - 2007 Smoky Hill River Festival Fine Art Show Salina Arts & Humanities Commission, , Salina, Kansas

Presenter - Chasing and Repoussé workshop and slide presentation.  Kansas Artists Craftsman Association Annual Conference at Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas  Fall 2006

Demonstrator - Cuttlefish Bone Casting. Sculpture Class/ Prof. Kim Lindaberry Longview Community College, Lees Summit, Missouri  Fall 2006

 PUBLICATIONS
A La Mode Crown Exhibition Invitation Announcement for Juried Kansas Artist Craftsmen Associations Exhibition, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS  Fall 2008

Olathe Daily News, Olathe, Kansas
Project Benefits Ill Children
by Desiree Koudele  January 25, 2001

 Syracuse Herald American Newspaper, Syracuse, New York
‘Multiple Choices
by Monica Anke Hahn-Koenig  January 21, 1996

 HONORS & AWARDS

Adjunct Certification Training Award 2011
Johnson County Community College, Overland Park KS

Lieberman Teaching Excellence Award 2009
Johnson County Community College, Overland Park KS

Nominee for Charlotte Street Award 2009
Charlotte Street Foundation, Kansas City, MO

Staff Development Grant 2007
Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS

Graduate Assistantship 1994, 1995 & 1996
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

 Graduate Teaching Associate in the Future Professoriate Project Program, 1994, 1995 & 1996  Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Peer Mentor in the Future Professoriate Project Program, 1995 & 1996
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Graduate Tuition Scholarship 1993-1994
Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

Graduate Tuition Scholarship 1994-1995
 Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

Graduate Tuition Scholarship 1995-1996
Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

Honorable Mention and Award 1991
The Lawrence Art Guild, Lawrence, Kansas

Berger Scholarship 1990
The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

Arts & Crafts Scholarship 1990
The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

Basic Studies Design Scholarship 1989
The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
 

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Free College Day at Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas
Volunteer instructor coordinating and taught two
Metalsmithing workshops open to the public, April 2013, April 2011, April 2009

 Wish Upon A Child Pin Fundraiser - All profits donated to charity via Beads of Hope & Cure Search, 2008 - present

Repair Days at the National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, Tennessee
Volunteer Metalsmith 
October 13-15, 2006

Wish Upon a Child Pin Project, Olathe, Kansas
Fundraising Project -
created and produced fundraising pin for sale in local schools and institutions which proceeds gave direct financial relief to children with life threatening illnesses.  2000-2003

Childrens Mercy Hospital, 2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, Missouri
Fundraising project - design/fabricate prototype/oversee production of jewelry pin for promotion and sale, thus serving to produce revenue for childrens cancer clinic fund.  2001 to 12/2002
 

SEMINAR TRAINING & CONFERENCES
2011       MFAB 124 - Introduction to Welding Course, JCCC, Overland Park, KS
2011       Adjunct Certification Courses at JCCC, Overland Park, KS
2008       Kansas Artist Craftsmens Associations Annual Conference, Overland Park, KS
2007       Society of North American Goldsmiths Annual Conference, Memphis, TN
2007       Visiting Artist, Metalsmith Robert W. Ebendorf, Lawrence, Kansas
2007       College Art Association Annual Conference, New York City, New York
2006       Titanium Anodizing by Bill Seeley, Manhattan, Kansas
2006       Marketing Your Artwork by Scott David Plumlee, Manhattan, Kansas
2006       Chasing and Repoussé by Genevieve Flynn, Kansas City, Missouri
2004       Web CT, Overland Park, Kansas
2003       Blackboard, Lees Summit, Missouri
1998       Power Point, New York City, New York
1998       College Art Association Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada
1997       College Art Association Annual Conference, New York City, New York
1995       Orthographic Projection, Syracuse, New York
1995       Hand Tools/Woodworking, Syracuse, New York
1994       Critiquing Art, Syracuse, New York
1994       Establishing Credibility in the Classroom, Syracuse, New York
1994       Diversity in the Classroom, Syracuse, New York
1994       Office Hours, Syracuse, New York
1993       College Teaching Application & CAA Conference Informational Seminar, Syracuse, NY



PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Society of North American Goldsmiths
Kansas Artists Craftsmen Association
College Art Association
Kansas City Artists Coalition
 

EXHIBITIONS
Nerman
Museum of Contemporary Art - Museum Store, Invitation Only 2008 - present
Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS
 

Beyond Bounds 2011: BRILLIANT, Invitation Only, October 2011
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas

Rivers Bend Gallery - 2010 to 2012
102 Main Street, Parkville, MO

Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Material Mastery Juried Exhibition, November 2010 - January 2011
406 1/2 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS

KACA 2010 Members Juried Exhibition
, November 2010
Chapman Gallery, 116 Willard Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

 

Beyond Bounds 2009: GLOW, Invitation Only, October 2009

Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas

Metropolitan Community Colleges/Penn Valley Annual Art Exhibition and Sale, April 2009
Carter Art Center, Kansas City, MO

Longview Community College Bi-Annual Art Faculty Exhibition, Spring 2009 & Spring 2011
Kansas City, MO

Genevieve Flynn Studio, Winter Jewelry Extravaganza, December 5 - 6, 2008
Kansas City, MO 

Juried Members Exhibition for the Kansas Artist Craftsmens Association, October 3 - Nov. 8, 2008
Juror & Curator Bruce Hartman, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS

 Faculty Art Show, November 15 - December 20, 2008
Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS

 

Beyond Bounds 2002: SHINE, Invitation Only, October 2002
Carlsen Center, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas

 Faculty Art Show, April 2002
Johnson County Community College Library, Overland Park, Kansas

Faculty Art Show, April 20 - May 2001
Johnson County Community College Library, Overland Park, Kansas

Yost Gallery, Johnson County Community College Faculty Art Show, March 6 - April 5, 2001
 Highland Community College, Highland, Kansas

Beyond Bounds 5: Off The Record! Invitation Only, October 21, 2000
Carlsen Center, Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, Kansas

Day of the Dead, Juried Exhibition and Silent Auction, October - November 1999

Day of the Dead, Juried Exhibition and Silent Auction, October - November 1998

Day of the Dead, Juried Exhibition and Silent Auction, October - November 1997
Rocking Horse Café, New York City, New York

Women of Action, Juried Exhibition, March 5 - 31, 1997
Rotunda Gallery, City Hall, Jersey City, New Jersey

Solo Exhibition, Invitation Only, June - July 1996
Gallery at Metropolitan School for the Arts, Syracuse, New York

MFA Solo Exhibition, May 4 - May 29, 1996
Gallery at Metropolitan School for the Arts, Syracuse, New York

Art in Multiples/Visual Arts Showcase, Juried Exhibition, November 27 - February 3, 1996
John H. Mulroy Civic Center, Syracuse, New York

Current Works of Thorsten Dennerline & Sydney Pener, January 26 - February 2, 1996
Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

Comart Graduate Show, November 6 - 17, 1995.
Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

Domestic Motifs, Juried Exhibition, November 15 - December 8, 1995
Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

First Year Graduate Show, December 1994
Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

Fine Arts Summer Show, Juried Exhibition, 1994
Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

Annual Art Faculty Show, October 1993
 Metropolitan School for the Arts, Syracuse, New York

Display of artwork, Invitation Only, March - May 1993
Agora Gallery, Syracuse, New York

Annual Art Auction, Juried Exhibition, 1993

Annual Art Auction, Juried Exhibition, 1992
The Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, Kansas

The Renegade Holiday Arts Show, Juried Exhibition, December 1991
The Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, Kansas

Teacher and Faculty Arts Show, August 1991
The Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, Kansas

Design Department Scholarship Show, April 1991
The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

Student Union Activities Exhibition and Sale, December 1990
The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

Annual Craft Scholarship Show, April 1990
The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

Annual Basic Studies Design Show, April 1989
The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

Juried Exhibition, February 1991
The Lawrence Art Guild, Lawrence, Kansas

Adornment, Juried Exhibition, December 1991

Adornment, Juried Exhibition, December 1990
Artists En Masse Gallery, Lawrence, Kansas


COMMISSIONS
The Dorson Apartments, Historical Registry Site, Kansas City, MO, Summer 2008
Art Restoration of capitols, columns and neo-classical architectural details

Dr. Susan Ellis, Kansas City, Missouri, December 2005
14 karat gold Man's Ring with Garnet Trillion

Vera Assis Fernandes, Berkeley, CA 2005
Designer Ring, Sterling Silver and meteorite stone

Robert W. Ellis, Jr., Kansas City, Missouri, August 2004
14 karat gold women's engagement ring with Sapphire and Diamond

Karim Rashid, Inc, New York City, NY, October 2002
Created Prototype -Sterling Silver cuff bracelet with designers icons

Global Gems & Jewelry, Lenexa, KS, August 2001
Designed Prototype Pin based on children's book illustration and produced twenty in the series

 

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