Demitra Thomloudis

4847 Parks Avenue #23, La Mesa Ca 91942: Phone 484.686.7252: DemiDemi.net@gmail.com

        Profile


Originally from the Philadelphia area, Demitra received her Bachelors of Fine Art from the

Cleveland Institute of Art in 2007.  Currently at San Diego State University, Demitra is a

Masters of Fine Arts candidate in spring 2013.  Her work has been shown Nationally

and Internationally and has been published numerous times.

        Education


2010-Present        San Diego State University

Masters of Fine Arts Candidate, Jewelry/Metalsmithing, Projected Graduation May 2013

2011                Anderson Ranch Arts Center

                        Photography workshop with Lori Grinker- “ The Art of Social Documentary”

2010                Alternative Materials Workshop

                        Hands on two day workshop with Renee Zettle-Sterling

2002-2007        Cleveland Institute of Art

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Metals + Jewelry

Minor in Enameling

2005-2005        University of the Arts 

Semester Study with Sharon Church, Lola Brooks and Rod Mc Cormick

2007                Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts

Workshops with  Deb Stoner and Brigid O’Hanrahan

2007                Peters Valley Craft Center

Workshops with Marilyn & Jack da Silva, Harold O’Connor, Felicia Szorad, Tom Muir

2001-2002        Moore College of Art and Design

 Young artist workshops/ portfolio prep

Skills


Metalsmithing

Angle raising, sinclastic and anticlastic forming, forging, hollow construction, die forming, electro-forming, anodizing, patination, ferric nitrate etching, small scale mechanisms

Goldsmithing and Fine Jewelry

Experience with 14k, 18k, sterling silver, argentium silver and platinum.  Working knowledge with diamonds and precious stones which  including grading, setting, and sales.  Small  scale fabrication, lost wax casting, sand casting, enameling, gold appraisal and  buying.Experience with men's and women's  Luxury time pieces.

Multi-media

Woodworking, Powder coating, silicone, plaster and , RTV mold making

Software

Microsoft suite. Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Bridge and  Light Room 3.  Basic Rhinoceros  Application.

 Professional Experience


2011                        Teaching Assistant- San Diego State University, San Diego CA

                        Instructors Assistant for Art 101/ 2 Dimensional Design

2010- present                Jewelry and Metals Studio Assistant- San Diego State University, San Diego CA

Assisted Undergraduate students on class assignments

Shop maintenance, Buyer,Studio, Visiting Artist  Facilitation (2010)

2010 – present                School of Art History Grader- San Diego State University, San Diego CA

Par-Score Grade entry, Blackboard data entry

2007 -2010                Bench Jeweler/ Setter – Govberg Jewelers, Bala Cynwyd , Philadelphia PA

Fabrication bench work and  stone setting for fine gold and platinum jewelry

Repair Center Buyer and Clerical assistant

Sales and Repair Associate

Repair Department Customer Service

Retail and Repair Liaison in the Philadelphia area

Gold appraisal/ buyer

2007 -2009                Jewelry/ Metals Instructor, Wayne Art Center, Wayne PA

Adult/teenage introduction and intermediate classes  

Member of the Jewelry studio revitalization committee

2007                        The Cleveland Institute of Art Extended Studies Program Instructor- Cleveland OH

Adult programs in wax carving

2006-2007                          Cleveland Institute of Art Extended Studies Technical Assistant- Cleveland OH

Instructed by Todd Pownell-Adult program working in gold

2007                        Peters Valley Studio Assistant ,  Layton NJ

Shop maintenance

Teaching assistant

2007                        Arrowmont Studio Assistant - Gaitlinburg TN

Jewelry studio assistant

Assistant in  other studio areas such as  ceramics,  drawing, painting, printmaking

2006                        Antique Restoration - Conservation Studios- Cleveland OH

Repair and Refinishing

2003 –2006                Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland- Cleveland OH

Sales Associate

Visitor Services

Docent

 

  Juried and Curated Exhibitions- National and International


Hot Under the Collar :A Survey of Contemporary Necklaces (juried)  Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Scottsdale AZ, 2012

Art Unleashed (invited) University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, 2012

 San Diego State Student awards Exhibition (Juried)  Flor y Canto Gallery, San Diego CA, 2012

7th Biennial REFINED VII: Inspiration.  Juried by Jennifer Crupi.   Austin State University:hosted by the Cole Art Center, Nacogdoches TX, 2012

National Contemporary Craft Competition: Materials Hard and Soft.  Juried by Monica Moses.   Center for the Visual Arts:Meadows Gallery.  Denton TX, 2012

Local Art Partner at Lux Institute of Art (invited)   Lux Art Institute, Encinitas, California, 2011

Earrings Galore. (Invited)  The Jewelry Studio.  Rehobeth Beach DE, 2011

SDSU Graduate Exhibition. (juried) Jackson Gallery. San Diego CA, 2011

15th Annual Lines Into Shapes. (juried)The Art Center of Estes Park Gallery. Estes Park  CO, 2011

SDSU Juried Student Award Exhibition.   Flor y Canto  Gallery, San Diego CA, 2010

Salon Series III (juried)  Jordan Faye Contemporary Gallery.  Baltimore, MD, 2010

Craft Forms: 15th Annual International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Craft.  Juried by Bruce W. Pepich.   Davenport Gallery. Wayne PA, 2009

Food Show  Juried by Danielle Puchini.  St. March Gallery. Philadelphia  PA, 2009

Laughingstock. Juried by Brigit Martin.   Luke and Eloy Gallery.  Pittsburgh PA, 2009

WunderKammer!.  The Fire House Studio.  Kingston, NY, 2008

 5th Biennial Refined : Abundance, International Jewelry Competition. Juried by Charon Kransen. SFA Gallery.   Austin State University, Nacogdoches TX, 2008

Multiples. Juried by Heidi Lowe.  The Jewelry Studio.  Rehobeth Beach DE, 2007

Party’s Over.  Gallery M, Cleveland, OH, 2007

Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition.  The Cleveland Institute of, Cleveland   OH, 2007

50/50, 1300 Gallery,  Cleveland, OH, 2006

Student Independent Exhibition 60. Juried by Misaki Kawai, Peter Joseph, and Christine Kesler. Reinberger Gallery.  Cleveland OH, 2006

Society of North American Goldsmiths: On The Verge. Juried by Kathy Buszkiewicz.  Reinberger Gallery. Cleveland OH, 2005                

Society of North American Goldsmiths: Influence of Rock and Roll.  Jurors: Boris Bally, Wendi Thumudo.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum.  Cleveland  OH, 2005

Works Cited


2006- Present                www.DemiDemi.net

2010- Present                www.DemiThomloudis.blogspot.com

2009                        500 Plastic and Resin Jewelry, Publisher: Lark Books                 

2009                        500 Enameled Objects, Publisher : Lark Books

2008                        The Art of Jewelry: Plastic & Resin: Techniques, Projects and Inspiration,  Publisher: Lark Books

2006                        “Kooky  Student  Show is  Irreverent and Enjoyable”,  The Plain Dealer.  Steve Litt, Wednesday,

March   1, 2006, pg. 1,4.

Scholarships and Awards


2012                Paul  A. Lingren  Memorial Scholarship

2011-2012        California State University Grant

2011                Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference Student Scholarship

2011               Anderson Ranch Full Tuition Scholarship

2011                Windgate Scholarship at San Diego State University

2010                Windgate Scholarship San Diego State University

2007                Mary C. Page Memorial Scholarship

2002                Cleveland Institute of Art Portfolio Scholarship

2006                Cleveland Institute of Art Student Independent Exhibition Entertainment Prize

2006                Jane Iglauer Fallon '36 Scholarship for Excellence in Craft

2006                Cleveland Art Association/Horace Potter Memorial Scholarship

2005                Horace Potter Memorial Scholarship

Memberships


2012- present                 College Arts Association

2006-2011                  Society of North American Goldsmiths

2010- 2011                 San Diego State Jewelry Student Co-op