ilene danse

P.O. Box 1106
Bolinas, CA, 94924
(415) 868-1043
www.ilenedanse.com
artprojectdesigns@yahoo.com

Ilene Danse delights in creating sculpture, ceramics and installations. Besides clay and bronze she combines various media with found objects. A recent enthusiast of sculpture, her works are in private collections.

Professional memberships include International Sculpture Center, Marin Arts Council, Mendocino Art Center, Nicasio Valley Sculptors, Pacific Rim Sculpture Group, Richmond Art Center, Valley Sculpture Artists, and the Northern California chapter of Womens’ Caucus for the Arts. She took classes with Susan Hontalas, Andree Singer Thompson, and workshops with Marianne deHatten Groh. She has studied ceramic sculpture with Richard Shaw and John Toki.

JURIED SHOWS
In the Nude: Life drawing and figurative sculpture, Mendocino Art Center, Mendocino, CA February-March, 2000
Open Fine Art, Marin Society Artists, Frances Young Gallery, Ross, CA July 2000
Fine Art, Marin County, CA, July 2000
Fine Art, Marin County, CA, July 2001
Creatures & Models, Marin County, CA, July 2001
Interiors: Creations from your Core, Marin Society Artists, Frances Young Gallery, Ross, CA, August, 2001
Open Fine Art, Exploring Possibilities, Marin Society Artists, Frances Young Gallery, Ross, CA, September 2001
Honoring the Crone, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, October-November 2001
California Small Works 2001, Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Santa Rosa, CA, September-December 2001
Ink & Clay 28, W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, January-February, 2002
Strictly Sculpture, Mars Gallery, Chicago, IL, March 2002.
2002 Open Craft and Sculpture Show, Marin Society of Artists, Frances Young Gallery, Ross, CA, March, 2002
George E. Ohr National Arts Challenge, 2002, November-December, 2002,
The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, Biloxi, Mississippi
California Clay, The Artery, Davis, CA, 2003
Pacific Rim Sculptors Group, 2003 Summer Exhibition, San Francisco, CA, June – July, 2003
“Portraits, Sebastopol Center for the Arts”, Sebastopol, CA, June-July, 2003
Fine Art, Marin County, 2003
Marin Council for the Arts,
Seven artists depict by invitation
“Diversity of Figure and Fiber”, Marin Council for the Arts, Marin Community Foundation, Hamilton Center, CA, July–October, 2003
Violence Against Women/Women Against Violence, Nexus Gallery, Berkeley, CA, October 2003
Violence Against Women/Women Against Violence, Gallery at Minna Street Center San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, February-March, 2004
Pacific Rim Sculptors Group, California Dreaming, Winter Show 2004, San Francisco, CA January-March 2004
Sebastopol Center for the Arts, The Human Form, Sebastopol, CA, February-March 2004
Fine Art, Marin County 2004
Hidden Treasures/Local Talent 2004, Olive Hyde Art Gallery, Fremont, CA, August-September 2004
Annual Open Sculpture Exhibit, Valley Sculpture Artists, Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Carmichael, CA, November 2004
Outclassed, John Toki Gallery, Berkeley, CA, November 2004–January 2005
Fine Art, Marin County, 2005
Three Points of View: Coastal Artists Working with Form,
Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA, July-August 2005
From Research to Action, A Juried Exhibition, California Breast Cancer Research Program, Sacramento, CA, September 2005
Northern California Women’s Caucus For Art 2006 National Juried Exhibition, Alameda Art Center, March 2006
California Clay, The Artery, Davis CA, April-May 2006
Violence Against Women, Women Against Violence, Louie Meager Art Gallery, Ohlone College, Fremont, CA, August-October 2006
Strong Waves – A Group Exhibit by the Women’s Caucus for Art, Northern California and Central Florida WCA, Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA, May 2007
MUSEUMS
Sonoma Museum of Visual Art, Santa Rosa, CA California Small Works 2001 September-December, 2001
Bolinas Museum, Bolinas, CA, participating artist, Living Artists Project, ongoing
The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, George E. Ohr National Arts Challenge, November-December 2002, Biloxi, Mississippi
Bolinas Museum, Three Points of View: Coastal Artists Working with Form, Bolinas, CA, July-August, 2005
Bolinas Museum, Solo Show, Portraits, Bolinas, CA, September–October, 2007
SOLO SHOWS
Terra Linda Ceramic Artists, July-August, 2000
Bolinas Museum, Portraits, Bolinas, CA, September–October, 2007
GROUP SHOWS & EVENTS
de Hatten Groh Studios, Santa Cruz, CA, November, 1999
Bolinas Museum Gallery and Auction, Bolinas, CA, 1999
Bolinas Museum Gallery and Auction, Bolinas, CA, 2000
Women and Violence, Northern California Chapter Womens’ Caucus for the Arts, Internet, 2001
Worth Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA April, 2001
Bolinas Museum Gallery and Auction, Bolinas, CA, 2001
Art and Garden Show, Bolinas, CA, June 2002
Scrapture on Tour, Point Reyes Station, CA, September 2002
Bolinas Museum Gallery and Auction, Bolinas, CA, 2002
Marin Society of Artists, "So Hey, What's New", Frances Ross Gallery, Kentfield, CA, January 2002
Marin Society of Artists, “Just Do It!” Frances Ross Gallery, Kentfield, CA January 2003
Art Works Downtown, Ceramics, San Rafael, CA, summer 2003
Marin Arts Council Members’ Exhibition, Corte Madera, CA, November-December 2003
Creative Mix, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA, November-December 2003
Open Studios, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA, December 2003
Holiday Arts Festival Auction 2003, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA, December 2003
Marin Arts Council Members’ Exhibition, April-May 2004
Art & Gardens 2004, Bolinas Community Center, May 2004
Richmond Art Center, Members Only 2004, Richmond, CA, September-November 2004
Vote 2004, Laney College Library, Oakland, CA, October 2004
Holiday Arts Festival Auction, Richmond Art Center, Richmond, CA, December 2004
OVERHUNG, Boontling Gallery, Oakland, CA, March 2005
Richmond Art Center, Members Only 2005, Richmond CA, September-November, 2005
NCWA: Survey 2005, Northern California Women’s Caucus for Art, SomArts Main Gallery, San Francisco, CA, November-December 2005
Marin Arts Council Members’ Exhibition, Marin Civic Center Gallery, September – November, 2006
Bozarts at the Stinson Beach Library, Stinson Beach, CA, November, 2006 – February, 2007
From Research to Action, Art Exhibition, California Breast Cancer Research Program, Los Angeles, CA September 2007
Bolinas Museum Gallery and Auction, Bolinas, CA, September 2007
AWARDS
AMA - Honorable Mention
Fine Art, Marin County, 2000 - Second Place
Fine Art, Marin County, 2001 - Merit Award Fine Art, Marin County, 2001 - Honorable Mention
Creatures and Models, Marin County, 2001 - Honorable Mention
Fine Art, Marin County, 2004 – Honorable Mention
Fine Art, Marin County, 2005 – Award

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