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The work of Martha Daniels has been included in more than 200 art exhibitions since 1967. Her work is included in private, Martha Daniels in Grotto Installation at Denver Art Museummuseum, and corporate collections. She has executed public art projects and private commissions. Her work is considered by critics, collectors, and others to be significant in American ceramics today. She has also worked in bronze, concrete, and painted large murals in various media.

 

 

2016
Materia Matrix IV.  Commission, Gwen and Richard Chanzit.
2016-2015
Showing Off: New Acquisitions. Denver Art Museum.
2016-2005
Who’s Who in American Art.
2015
Spring Plant Form. Ceramic sculpture acquired by Denver Art Museum for Permanent Collection, Contemporary Art.
2015-2010
Private Commissions, Collections: Dr. Edmund Ayoub, Palm Springs CA; Ms Robin Lipman, (Board, San Diego Art Museum and others); Kirk Brown, Jill Wiltse (Design on Screen); Kirkland Museum; Ms Leslie Deane Roth, Indian Wells CA, and others.
2013
World Interiors News, London. Materia Matrix (large gold ceramic cube screen) accepted for annual products competition. Juried by Sir Terence Conran.
2013, 2010
Ventura Gallery, Palm Springs CA. One-person shows.
2012
Invitational Logan Lecture. The Material Imagination.
Denver Art Museum.  (DVD of same produced by DAM.)
2012-13
Earth and Fire. Ceramics Exhibition. Denver Art Museum.
2012
Ceramics Annual of America Juried Show. San Francisco CA.
2010
American Craft Council Annual Juried Exhibition. Ft. Mason Center, San Francisco CA.
2010
Who's Who in American Art 20th Anniversary Edition (2005 to present). (Bio previously included in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Women, and Who's Who in the World from 2004.)
2009
Continental Divide. Major Ceramists of the Rocky Mountain Region.Sponsored by NCECA. Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada, CO. Hardcover catalog of exhibition also published by NCECA. Blurb.com, Printer.
2009
Colorado Abstract Art: Painting and Sculpture: First major published survey of contemporary and modern abstract painting and sculpture in Colorado. Chandler, Grant, Paglia, Authors. Fresco Fine Arts, Publisher, Santa Fe and Albuquerque, NM.
2009
Colorado Abstract Art. Exhibition of living artists published in Colorado Abstract Art book. Most complete exhibition of living Colorado abstract artists ever mounted. Center for Visual Arts, Denver, CO.
2009
Abstract Art. Sandra Phillips Gallery, Denver CO.
2008
Driven to Abstraction. Kirkland Museum, Denver, CO.
2008
Three on Fire: Daniels, Reitz, Tischler. Sandra Phillips Gallery, Denver, CO.
2008
American Museum of Ceramic Art (AMOCA), Pomona, CA. Acquisition of Red Nike III and Tula Tower by David Armstrong, Director.
2008 - 2004
Group, Solo Exhibitions. Robert Nichols Contemporary Clay. Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM.
2007
Best Solo Ceramics Show. Best of Westword, Denver, CO. (Numerous other Best of Westword awards from 1998 through 2008.)
2007
Masters in Clay: Daniels, Hansen, Soldner, and others. Sandra Phillips Gallery, Denver, CO. (Best of Westword award.)
2007
Denver Modernism Show.
2007
Colorado Aids Project. CAP 20th Anniversary Art Auction. (A participant every year since first auction.)
2007
An Artist Shaped by Clay. In-depth article on Martha Daniels' ceramics. Rocky Mountain News, Mary Chandler, Art Critic. August 20, 2007.
2006
Decade of Influence. Significant Denver Art of the Eighties. Denver Museum of Contemporary Art. Catalog published by Denver Museum of Contemporary Art. Peyton, Paglia, Authors.
2006
Sixty Years of Colorado Modernism. Kirkland Museum, Denver, CO.
2006
Golden Age. Solo Exhibition. William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO. (Best of Westword award.)
2006
Playboy Art Collection. Acquisition. Chicago, IL.
2006
Colorado Business Commission on the Arts. Commission: six sculptures.
2006
Rocky Mountain News. Top of the Rockies Award: Best Ceramist in Region.
2005
Martha Daniels: Ceramic Sculpture. Solo exhibition. Robert Nichols Contemporary Clay, Canyon Road, Santa Fe, NM.
2005
Modern Clay in Denver. (Twelve Ceramic Artists of the Postwar period). Work published in book. Elizabeth Schlosser, Author. Gallup House and Ocean View Books, Denver, CO., Publishers.
2005
Colorado Clay. Exhibition in conjunction with publication of Colorado Clay by Elizabeth Schlosser. Kirkland Museum, Denver, CO.
2005
Best of Westword award for Colorado Dept. of Transportation Ceramic Mural. ("Best Highway Beautification Project.")
2005
Tabletops. Solo exhibition, William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO.
2004
Juried Commission, Colorado Department of Transportation. 112-foot-long ceramic mural titled "Currents and Eddies," on Washington St. bridge abutment at I-25 East intersection.
2004
Scene Colorado. Selections from the permanent collection, Contemporary Art, Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO. Also invited to lecture by museum at exhibition.
2004
The Vessel: Voyage and Contain. Group exhibition and catalogue. William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO. (Best of Westword award.) Group and solo exhibitions at Havu Gallery, 1999 through 2006.
2003 - 2004
International Museum of Ceramics, Faenza, Italy. International ceramics website internet exhibition, and CDROM published.
2004
Reinventing Pleasure: Contemporary Ceramics. Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo, CO.
2003, 2004
National Invitational Ceramics Exhibition, Denver International Airport.
2003
Ceramic Monthly Magazine. "Martha Daniels," Feature article, April.
2002
Veterans of Clay. Invitational exhibition, Lakewood Cultural Center. (Best of Westword award.)
2001
Daniels, Metier, Woodman. Group exhibition. William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO.Award: Best Denver Gallery Exhibition 2001, Michael Paglia, Westword Art Critic.
2001
Colorado Council on the Arts. Artist Fellowship recipient and Virtual Gallery Exhibition.
2000
GROTTO. Solo Exhibition. The Denver Art Museum. 25 major ceramic sculptures in an environment designed and executed by the artist.(Westword Best of Denver award for Best Ceramics Exhibition.) Catalog essaywritten by Dr. Donald Kuspit, published by Denver Art Museum.
2000
XXV. Twenty-Five Years of Colorado Master Craftsmen. Invitational exhibition. Arvada Center for the Arts. Arvada, CO.
2000
NCECA Regional Exhibition. Glazed Visions. William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO. (Part of Denver NCECA exhibitions program organized by Rodger Lang.)
2000
KBDI Channel 12 Denver. GROTTO, solo Denver Art Museum exhibition, video produced by Joshua Hassel. Televised on KBDI, duration of exhibition.
1999
Grant and award of one-person exhibition, in Close Range Gallery. The Denver Art Museum.
1998
Egypt of the Mind. Invitational Exhibition curated by Jane Fudge. The Denver Art Museum.
1998
Colorado Clay. Exhibition juried by Paul Soldner. Award for Innovative Ceramics. The Foothills Art Center, Golden, CO.
1998 - 1996
Composing A Life. Artists' and Writers' Books by Fellows of the Rocky Mountain Womens Institute. Toured two years: Denver Art Museum, One West Contemporary Art Center, University of Northern Colorado, Sangre de Cristo Art Center, University of Colorado Boulder, and other venues.
1997
Denver Museum of Contemporary Art. Inaugural exhibition, first location at 1999 Broadway, Denver, CO.
1997
Denver Art Museum, Permanent Collection of Contemporary Art. Acquisition of ceramic sculpture, "Three Gold and Green Towers."
1997
French Embassy, Tokyo, Japan, Invitational Exhibition.
1996
U.S. Department of Interior. Commission.
1995
Kaiser Permanente. Juried Commision. Ceramic art installation at Highline Canal Facility, Aurora, CO.
1995
Rocky Mountain Women's Institute. Fellowship award. (Grant and studio for one year.)
1994
Taco Bell Corporate Art Collection. Purchase of "Gold Tower."
1992
Michel Roux, CEO, Absolut Vodka. Purchase for personal collection.
1990
Modern Architecture Preservation League. Commission to produce first annual award.
1990 - 1989
Mino Art Exhibition. Juried exhibition. Mino, Japan, and art installation at Akechi Railroad Statiion, Akechi, Japan.
1989
Colorado Council on the Arts and Humanities. Artist in Residence Award. and grant for public art project, Trinidad, Colorado. (Most important residence award given by CCAH for 1989, 4 months duration, to create murals in windows of vacant buildings throughout downtown historic district, teach crafts workshops to children, promote local art, and participate in other activities to promote Trinidad.)
1989 - 1988
Cafe Noir, International European Coffee Cup Exhibition. Originated in Brussels, Belgium. Toured Europe for two years.
1986
CODEX. Juried artists' book competition organized by Reed Weimer and Chandler Romeo. Exhibition, Te Art Department, Denver, CO. Placement in library, Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum; and Franklin Furnace.
1986
The Dimensions of Surface. Invitational exhibition with Clark Richert and Dale Chisman. Emmanuel Gallery, Auraria Higher Education Center, Denver, CO. Cited as one of best exhibitions of 1986 by Irene Clurman, Art Critic, The Rocky Mountain News.
1981
Explorations: New Work. Solo exhibition at Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada, CO..
1981 - 1978
Solo and group exhibitions. Sebastian-Moore Gallery, Denver, CO. Gallery received many awards as best gallery of contemporary art in Denver. Continued art sales with ICON Group (Sebastian-Moore) until 1985.
1979
Rencontre Art Textile. Invitational exhibition organized by Michel Thomas, Editor of "Dri a Dri." Cannes, France.
1978
Fifth Colorado Annual. Invitational exhibition. The Denver Art Museum.
1978
Wash Art '78. International Art Dealer's Association Annual Exhibition, Washington, D.C. Exhibited by Jacques Kaplan.
1975
Third Colorado Annual. Juried Exhibition. Denver Art Museum.
1972 - 1970
Boulder Designer-Craftsman Shows. Exhibitions juried by prominent designers and craftsmen, Jack Lenor Larsen and Paulus Berensohn.
1968 - 1971
Sunsign Gallery, Boulder, CO. Group and solo shows. First gallery in Colorado to exhibit work of Betty Woodman and other regional prominent artists and craftsmen.
1967
First Unitarian Church. Boulder, CO. First art exhibition in Colorado. Work by Betty Woodman also exhibited here.
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