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Jennifer Whitten

Cleveland, Ohio

CV: Resume


solo exhibitions


  • A Time in Stitch,  Ginko Gallery, Oberlin, OH.  April 2 through June 3, 2022.


  • Constructs and Overlays, Howson Galley at Judson, Cleveland, OH.  May 3 through June 23, 2019. 

select group exhibitions


  • Fiber Tales, Article Gallery, Cleveland, OH.  June 3 through June 30. Curated by Lauralee Hutson.

  • Beaded Square Project, Museum of Beadwork, Portland, ME.  Permanent display.


  • Expanding Lines,  Foster Art Gallery, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA.  August 30 through October 1, 2021.  Curated by Summer Zickefoose.  

  • HxWxD: 15th Annual Juried Sculpture Exhibition, Rosewood Gallery, Kettering, OH.  August 16 through October 22, 2021.  Juried by Matt Distel.

  • Authentic Surface, Mansfield Art Center, Mansfield, OH.  June 27 through July 25, 2021.

  • After Hours, Riffe Gallery, Columbus, OH.  April 29 through July 10, 2021. Juried by Ken Emerick.

  • NewNow 2021, AAWR/Gallery East, Tri-C, Highland Hills, OH.  January 21 through February 18, 2021.  Juried by Cat Sheridan. Catalogue available.


  • New Masters 2: Women Artists of Northeast Ohio, Wasmer Gallery, Pepper Pike, OH. November 6 through January 29, 2021. Juried by Mary Urbas.  Honorable Mention Award.

  • 75th Ohio Annual Exhibition, Zanesville Museum of Art, Zanesville, OH.  October 22 through January 8, 2021.  Juried by Ken Emerick. 

  • Authentic Surface, Sandusky Cultural Center, Sandusky, OH.  January 12 through February 16, 2020.  Curated by David Sapp.


  • The May Show, The Gallery at Lakeland Community College, Lakeland, OH.  May 16 through July 12, 2019.  Juried by Mary Gray.

  • The Best of 2019, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH.  May 5 through July 28, 2019.  Second venue: Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, OH. September 20 through December 15, 2019. 


  • The NewNow 2018, AAWR/Gallery East, Tri-C, Highland Hills, OH.  Juried by Steven Matijcio.  September 13 through October 18, 2018. 

  • H x W x D:  Height x Width x Depth Juried Sculpture Exhibition, Rosewood Gallery, Kettering, OH.  August 27 Through October 5, 2018. Third Place Award.

  • After the Pedestal: 11th Exhibition of Small Sculpture from the Region, The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH.  June 22 through August 17, 2018. 

  • Water Signs, The Artseen Gallery, Vermilion, OH.  Three person show with Hilary D. Gent and Sherry Bradshaw (curator.)  May 25 through September 1, 2018.   

  • Best of 2018, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH.  May 6 through June 24, 2018.  Second Venue:  Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, OH.  July 6 through August 23, 2018. Juried by Kathryn Gremley, Director of the Penland Gallery.


  • In the Details, Artists Archive of the Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH.  Curated by Mary Urbas.  September 15 through November 4, 2017. 

  • H x W x D: Height x Width X Depth Juried Sculpture Exhibition, Rosewood Gallery, Kettering, OH, August 28 through October 6, 2017.

  • Small Works, Hoffman Gallery, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR.  August 1 - 15, 2017.

  • After the Pedestal: 10th Exhibition of Small Sculpture from the Region, The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH.  June 9 through August 11, 2017.

  • Quarter Mounted: 25 Beaded Objects, Phone Booth Gallery, Cleveland, OH. June & July 2017. Solo installation curated by Allison Lukacsy-Love. 

  • Best of 2017, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH. May 7 through June 18, 2017 and Southern Ohio Museum of Art, Portsmouth, OH. July 7 through September 9, 2017.  Juried by Bill Griffith, Program Director at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts.  Ed Honton Memorial Award of Excellence.

  • After Hours, Ohio Arts Council Riffe Gallery, Columbus, OH. May 4 through July 8, 2017.

  • Cleveland Creates, ARTneo, Cleveland, OH.  March 16 through May 19, 2017.

  • BAYarts Juried Exhibition, BAYarts Sulivan Gallery, Bay Village, OH.  March 10 through April 1, 2017.  Juried by Kristen Cliffel and Daniel Levin.


  • Sticks and Stones.  Invitational installation.  Intown Club Gallery, Cleveland, OH. September 6 through October 18, 2016.   Artist’s Talk on September 26, 2016.

  • Inspired By: Textile Art Alliance Membership Show.  Juried.  The Gallery at Lakeland Community College.  July 24 through September 9, 2016.

  • After the Pedestal: 9th Annual Exhibition of Small Sculptures from the Region, the Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH.  June 10 through July 29, 2016.  Juried by Amy Gilman, Associate Director of the Toledo Museum of Art.  Second Prize David E. Davis Award of Excellence.

  • 2016 Annual Members Exhibition, Artists Archive of the Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH. January 15 through February 27, 2016. Juried by Anna Arnold, Gallery Director, Wasmer Gallery, Ursuline College.


  • Snakes Behind Glass, The Artseen, Vermilion, OH.  Memorial Day through Labor Day, 2015.  Curated by Sherry Bradshaw.

  • Textile Inspirations: group show of the Textile Art Alliance, Nicolson B. White Gallery/St. Paul's, University Heights, OH.  September 11 through November 29, 2015.

  • Botanical Threads, Guren Gallery, Cleveland Botanical Gardens, Cleveland, OH.  September 12 through November 8, 2015.  Juried.



  • 5th Annual May Show, Lakeland Community College Gallery, Lakeland, OH. May 16 through July 18, 2014.  Juried.

  • Textures & Patterns, Artists Archive of the Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH.  June 19 through August 1, 2014.  Special Jurors Award.  Juried by Robert Thurmer, Director of the Galleries at Cleveland State University.

  • Fiber Artists Attack, Translations Gallery, Canton, OH.  August 2014.  Curated by Craig Joseph, Gallery Director. 



  • Squared, Sandusky Cultural Arts Center, Sandusky, OH.  January 6 through February 10, 2013.  Curated by Charles Mayer. 

  • Best of 2013, Ohio Crafts Museum, Columbus, OH and other venues throughout Ohio during 2013.  Juried by Michael Monroe, Director Emeritus of the Bellevue Arts Museum.

  • August Five, Gallery 549, Lafayette, LA.  August 5 through September 6, 2013.



  • Entrancements: Medial Practices, solo exhibition in the upper gallery of The Artseen, Vermilion, OH.  Memorial Day through Labor Day, 2012.

  • July Eight, Gallery 549, Lafayette, LA.  June 4 through July 6, 2012. 

Other Exhibitions

  • Timeless Sacred, a curated group exhibit at Gallery West, Tri-C, Cleveland, Ohio.  October 2009.  

  • Bead International 2008, Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, OH, May through September 2008.  Juried.  Catalogue.

  • In the Gallery with Seth Chwast and Jennifer Whitten, Avon Lake Public Library Avon Lake, OH, January 2008.

  • The Healing Imagination V, Wasmer Gallery, Pepper Pike, OH, June 2007. Juried, (3) Special Juror's Mentions.

  • Textile Arts Expressions 2007, Heights Arts at the Library, Cleveland Heights, OH, March, 2007.

  • FEMAILART, FAVA South Gallery, Oberlin, OH, June 2006.

  • 61st Annual May Show, The Mansfield Art Center, Mansfield, OH. May 2006.  Juried.

  • Word/Image, Inside-Outside Gallery Tremont, OH, April 2006.  Juried. 

  • House of Cards, Columbus Center for Paper and Book Arts, Columbus, OH, Aug. 2005.  Catalogue.

  • Bead It! Del Ray Artisans Gallery, Alexandria, VA, June 2005.  Juried.

  • The Healer's Art: The Art of Psychotherapists, Tri-C Gallery East, Cleveland, OH. March 2005.  Juried.

  • Bead International 2004, Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, OH, May 2004.  Juried.  Catalogue.

  • OH+5, Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, OH, March 2004.  Juried.

  • 43rd Hallinan Religious Art Show, Wasmer Gallery Pepper Pike, OH, December 2003.  Juried.

  • Beadwork III: The Beaded Cloth, a national juried exhibition, multiple venues through the US during 2002 and 2003.  Catalogue. 

  • Beadwork II: The Embellished Shoe, a national juried exhibition, multiple venues through the US during 2001.  Catalogue.



  • Akron Soul Train Artist Residency, November 2022.


  • Honorable Mention Award.  The New Masters II:Women Artists of Northeast Ohio, Wasmer Gallery, Pepper Pike, OH. November 6 through January 29, 2021. Juried by Mary Urbas.


  • Top ten national finalist for Best of the Best, National Arts Program.

  • Third Place Juror's Award.  H x W x D, Rosewood Gallery.


  • Ed Honton Memorial Award of Excellence, Best of 2017, Ohio Designer Craftsman

  • Best of Show Award, National Arts Program, Cleveland


  • Second Prize David E. Davis Award of Excellence, After the Pedestal at the Sculpture Center

  • Selected artist--Master Reviews & Collective Discussion with Nathalie Miebach, Cleveland Sculptors Network at the Sculpture Center, November 5, 2016.


  • Special Juror's Award, Textures & Patterns, Artists Archives of the Western Reserve


  • Three Special Juror's Mentions, The Healing Imagination V, Wasmer Gallery


  • Juror (panel with Carol Wilcox Wells), Bead International, Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center. Catalogue. 



Create! Magazine, Issue 3.  Featured Artists curated by Bridgette Mayer. 

52 Weeks+Works: 2017 Desk Calendar, Academy Graphic Communication, Inc. 


52 Weeks Works: 2015 Cultural Calendar, Academy Graphic Communication, Inc.


The Crafter's Devotional: 365 Days of Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for Unlocking Your Creative Spirit, Quarry Books


Bead International 2008, Ohio University Press

52 Weeks/Works: 2008 Desk Calendar, Academy Graphic Communication, Inc. 


The Cleveland Plain Dealer, "One of a Kind for One and All," by Evelyn Theiss, Arts and Life Section, Oct. 17th


Belle Armoire magazine, "Salon." March/April

Textile Art Alliance Notecard Set,  Cleveland Museum of Art


Fabric Art Journals, Quarry Books

Somerset Studio Gallery 4, Stampington & Co.

Belle Armoire magazine, "Salon." September

52 Weeks/Works: 2008 Desk Calendar, Academy Graphic Communication

Bead & Button magazine, "Your Work." April 


500 Beaded Objects: New Dimensions in Contemporary Beadwork, Lark Books

Material Visions: A Gallery of Miniature Art Quilts, Stampington & Co.

Beadwork magazine, "Bead International 2004." October

Quilting Arts magazine, "Fabric Altered Books." Summer

Somerset Studio magazine, "Bling Bling." September


Beadwork magazine, "Inside the Jury: Beadwork Design from a Judge's Perspective," by R. Atkins, June


Beaded Embellishment: Techniques and Designs for Embroidering on Cloth, Interweave Press

Beadwork magazine,"Beadwork III: The Beaded Cloth," October

The Bead Quilt 9/11/01 Memorial Project, Postcard pack


Beadwork magazine,"Bead Boy: Bead with Four Shades of Red," December



  • Artist Talk, virtual, Ohio Arts Council for After Hours, Riffe Gallery.  May 6, 2021.


  • Artist Talk at the Howson Gallery for opening of Constructs and Overlays, solo exhibit.  May 3, 2019.


  • Artist Talk at the Artseen in connection with Water Signs exhibition.  July 22, 2018.


  • Artist Talks from the artists of In the Details to the Art Cart docents of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Artists Archive of the Western Reserve, October 27, 2017.

  • Workshop: Bead Embroidery, Ohio Arts Council, Riffe Gallery. June 1, 2017


  • Workshop: Arting Myself a Sacred Life (with Roger Sams), Sacred Arts Holistic Center, Cleveland, OH. October 14 -16, 2016

  • Artist Talk at the Intown Club as part of Sticks and Stones exhibition.  September 26, 2016

  • Closing Reception Artists Talks for After the Pedestal at the Sculpture Center. July 29, 2016

Teacher/Lecturer 2000-2015: Art Continuum, North Coast Bead Guild, Bead Paradise, Hall of Fame Beaders Guild, Buckeye Art Therapy Association, Ursuline College Art Therapy Department, Cuyahoga Community College, ArtSpace.



MA in Art Therapy Counseling, Ursuline College

Award for Excellence in Clinical Innovation for MA thesis.  


BA in Fine Arts, New College

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