Member News Feature: Elaine Olafson Henry

SAGE Member Elaine Henry has been awarded the 2018 Governor's Art Award, which is awarded for "contributions made in Wyoming that exemplify a long-term commitment to the arts, with special consideration given to nominees whose arts service is statewide" (Wyoming Arts Council).


From Henry's website: "Elaine Olafson Henry is a ceramics artist, curator, writer, proofreader and local volunteer. She is the former Editor and Publisher of the international ceramics journals Ceramics: Art & Perception and Ceramics TECHNICAL. She earned a BFA from the University of Wyoming, an MFA from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and she is currently working on an MA in English at the University of Wyoming.


Henry taught at Emporia State University in Kansas from 1996–2007 where she served as the Chair of the Department of Art from 2000–2007.  She served as the President of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) 2002–2004 and the International Ceramics Magazine Editors Association (ICMEA) 2014–2016. She is currently a Fellow of NCECA and a lifetime member of ICMEA. Her work is internationally published, exhibited and collected. She is an elected member of the International Academy of Ceramics."


You can read more about her Governor's Art Award here.

See Elaine Henry's work on her website.




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