© Sandie Zilker


1950 		Houston, Texas

1972 		Bachelor of Fine Arts/ Design and Metalsmithing
		University of Houston		 Houston, Texas
1974 		Master of Fine Arts/ Metalsmithing 
Cranbrook Academy of Art 		Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 

1974 to 	Glassell School of Art/ The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston 
present        	Department Chair/ Jewelry and Enamel Program
 		Student Exhibitions and Event Coordinator
Faculty Representative—Studio School Committee, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

1974 to 	University of Houston, Central Campus, Houston, Texas
2001-2008	Affiliate Artist, Design and Metalsmithing 

1978,1979,     	Penland School Penland, North Carolina 
1981,1985	Summer Program Instructor 
1997, 1998
2004,05,06	Visiting Artist, Concentration Sessions
2011    	Spring Workshop Instructor

1991         	Haystack School    	Deer Isle, Maine     	Summer Program Instructor

2001,2007       Peter’s Valley School New Jersey      		Summer Program Instructor

2002, 2008	Arrowmont School    	Gatlinburg, Tennessee   Summer Program Instructor

1974-present 	Custom and commissioned fine jewelry business 
1980 - 1987   	Special Additions production designer fashion jewelry company 
1994-1999      	M & Z Food-co-owner / catering company         

            The Society of North American Goldsmiths
		Conference Co-Chair 2010 
Board of Directors  2005-2010, 1978-1982
Editorial Advisory Committee, Metalsmith Magazine 2005-2010
Metalsmith Makeover Committee, Chair
Metalsmith Redesign Committee, Chair
Name Change Committee, Chair
Lifetime Achievement Award Committee, liaison  2006-2010
		Juror-Workshop Program Grants 2001/ 2003
Director of Audio Visual Services 1977-1983
            Houston Metal Arts Guild 
Honorary Board Member 
Nominating Committee 1998, 2001 
            Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
		Advisory Committee  2006-2008, 2010--
		10 Year Anniversary Committee

Jurying & curatorial ACTIVITIES: 
2005 	Curator—“Juncture: Jewelry Media Connections”  International Exhibition, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, Texas
2004	Juror—Federation of Fiber Artists Exhibition, The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake, Texas
Curator—“Metal & Otherwise / Jewelry Media Connections”  International Exhibition—Florida Craftsmen Gallery  St. Petersburg, Fl
Juror---The Schwarzchild Genesis Award, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
2003	Coordinator--SNAG Collection 2003   Body Geometrics:  Earrings   Auction at SOFA/ Chicago
2002	Coordinator –SNAG Collection 2002   Body Geometrics:Brooches   Auction at SOFA/Chicago
1998          	Curated "The Bolo Show' Artables Gallery Houston, Texas 
1995         	Curated "Jewelry: Varied Visions" Artables Gallery Houston, Texas
1989	Co-presenter of "Emerging Artists"-Audio Visual Presentation of slide competition The Society of North American Goldsmiths San Antonio, Tx
1985 		Juror—Virginia Commonwealth University Student Exhibition  Richmond, VA

2008- 2012	Teacher Conference Workshops.  Museum of Fine Arts. Houston
2011		Cuttlebone Casting Workshop.  Rice Gallery.  Rice University. Houston, Texas
2010		Visiting Artist. Texas Tech Univeristy. Lubbock, Texas
2009		Teachers Mini-Conference.  Museum of Fine Arts Houston. 
		“Critique” Workshop.  Houston Area Fiber Artists.
		Visiting Artist	Arrowmont School	Gatlinburg, TN
2007		Panel Discussion.  Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.  Artful Thursday Program
		“Virtual Jewelry Project” Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and University of Houston.
2006	Workshop—Bear Canyon School of Art and Craft, Bozeman, Montana  “Color Buffet”
2005	Presentation—“Metal and Otherwise—Contemporary Art Jewelry”  Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Educators Evening
2004		Lecture—“Who, Where, Why of Critiques”  Federation of Fiber Artists Conference  
Clear Lake, Tx
Visiting Artist Workshop,  Spring Concentration, Penland School
Visiting Artist Workshop, Fall Concentration, Penland School
2003 		Lecture—“Critiques”  Houston Metal Arts Guild
		Lecture/ Workshop—“Critiques”  Houston Fiber Artists
2002		Travel Grant/ Glassell School   London
2000         	Workshop-Pennsylvania Metals Guild 
Workshop-Millersville University Edinborough, Pennsylvania 
Workshop.-Brookfield Craft Center Brookfield, Connecticut 
1996		Workshop-The Society for Louisiana Artists in Metal New Orleans, La. 
1992         	Slide Lecture-Houston Gem and Mineral Society 
1992		Slide Lecture-Texas Tech University Lubbock, Texas
1991		Guest Artist/ Lecturer-1lth Yuma Symposium Yuma, Arizona
1985		Lecture/ Workshop-Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, Va
1984 		Slide Lecture-Great Western Metal Symposium Flagstaff, Az 
1981 		Slide Lecture-State University College New Paltz, New York 

Plastic and Resin Jewelry curated by Susan Kasson Sloan, 2009, Lark Books
500 Bracelets  curated by Charon Kransen, 2006. Lark Books
The Penland  Book of Jewelry 2005.  Lark Books
500 Brooches  curated by Marjorie Simon, 2005.  Lark Books
The Art of Enameling: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration  by Linda Darty. 2004  Lark Books (photograph)
Jewelry Fundamentals of Metalsmithing   by Tim McCreight 1997. photograph 
Jewelry Design and Concepts by Oppi Untracht. 1983. Photograph
Contemporary Jewelry by Philip Morton. 1975. Photograph

The Crafts Report. July 1999. Photograph 
The Houston Chronicle. February 12,1998 Article on Bolo Show 
Channel II/ CBS Affiliate, Houston Interview September 1996 
Channel 51 Houston. Interview and Jewelry Demo August 1996 
Metalsmith Magazine. Winter 1992 Exhibition Review 
Houston Metropolitan Magazine. July 1992 "Creative Types" 50 local artisans 
American Craft Magazine. August/ September 1991. Photograph 
Houston Metropolitan Magazine. January, 1990. "View from for 90"s" Photograph 
Richmond News Leader. September 10, 1986. Richmond, Va. Review, photo
Texas Monthly. February 1983. Photograph 
Now York Times. June 27, 1982 Article, interview, photo 
Boston Globe. February 1982. Review
Craft Horizons. June 1978 Photograph 
Jewel Magazine No. 32. Japan 1976, 1980 

2012		The Art of Influence  Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina State University. Greenville, NC
2011		Good Enough to Eat.  Facere Gallery, Seattle, Washington
2010	Transmutations.  Curated by Susan Kasson Sloan.  Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.
	Plastics.  Velvet Da Vinci Gallery.  San Francisco, CA.
	Celebrate Studio Jewelry.  Designworks Gallery.  Galveston, Texas
2009	From Minimal to Bling:Contemporary Studio Jewelry.  Society of Arts and Crafts.     Boston, MA.  Collaborative work with James Thurman
	CODAchrome.  Invitatonal Exhibition.  Craft Organizations Development Association.
	American Association of Woodworkers Gallery.  St. Paul,  Mn.
	Old Vices, New Obsessions.  Houston Metal Arts Jurie Exhibition.  Houston Community College Gallery
2008		of lineage and legacy.  Curated by Gail Brown.  Savannah, GA
		Content and Form in Contemporary Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing.
	 	Texas Tech University. Lubbock, Tx
		Sandra Zilker in the Vault. Quirk Gallery.  Richmond, Virginia
2007		three3.  One person exhibitions.  Goldesberry Gallery.  Houston, TX
		Scarf Show.  High Gloss.  Houston, Tx
		Fresh Metal.  Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.  Houston Metal Arts Guild. Juried 
2006		Chatelaines Challenged.  Curated Exhibition by Helen Drutt English.  Helsinki Museum
GlassWear. Invitational exhibition. Craft Alliance, St. Louis, Missouri
		CraftHouston:Texas 2006  Juried exhibition. Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
		Color  Invitational Exhibition. Peters Valley Craft Center Gallery. Peters Valley, NJ
Uncommon Metal:  A Look at Contemporary Jewelry and Metalwork. The Athenaem Music and Arts Library. Invitational.  LaJolla, CA. 
2005	Metal Moods  Juried Exhibition,  Houston Metal Arts Guild.  Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
2004		Stick and Stones  Invitational Show   High Gloss   Houston, Tx
		Jewelry and Objects  Invitational Show   Goldesberry Gallery    Houston, Tx
		Crafthouston: Texas 2004  Juried Exhibition.Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
2003		Jewelry Invitational  College of the Redwoods   Eureka, California
		CraftHouston: National  2003  Juried Exhibition Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
2002	About Face   Houston Metal Arts Guild Juried Exhibition   Goldesberry Gallery   Houston,Tx
	Arrowmont Faculty Show   Arrowmont School   Gatlinburg, Tn
	CraftHouston  2002   Juried Regional Show   Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
2001		If the Shoe Fits    Invitational Show   OXOXO Gallery    Baltimore MD
The Artful Ear     Invitational Show.  Artworks Gallery   Bozeman, Montana
American Contemporary Art Jewelry   Invitational Show    Connell Gallery  Atlanta, Ga
Other Voices  Invitational Show   Dransfield Gallery   Richmond VA
2000         	Refined 2000. Invitational Exhibition. SFA Gallery. Stephen F. Austin State University. Nacogdoches, Tx 
Annual Jewelry Exhibition. Goldesbery Gallery. Houston, Tx 
1999           	Sticks and Stones Invitational Exhibition. Linda Richman Jewelry.Milwaukee, Wisconsin 
Secret Gardens. Invitational Exhibition. OXOXO Gallery. Baltimore, Md.	
Measure by Measure. Invitational Exhibition. Brookfield Craft Center. Brookfield Connecticut 
Beacons for the 21st Century. Invitational Exhibition. Nancy Sachs Gallery. St. Louis, Mo 
New Jewelry. Group Exhibition. Goldesberry Gallery. Houston, Texas 
1998           	Hot Stuff. Invitational Exhibition. OXOXO Gallery. Baltimore, Maryland 
Full Spectrum. Invitational Exhibition. OXOXO Gallery Baltimore, Maryland 
1997           	3 Generations. Invitational Exhibition. Mobilia Gallery. Cambridge, Ma. 
The Environmental Bead. Invitational Exhibition. Brookfield Craft Center. Brookfield, Ct. Traveling Exhibition. 
Raucous Color. Invitational Exhibition. Penland Gallery. Penland, NC 
Formulations: A Metal Invitational. Reece Museum Galleries. East Tennessee State University. Murfreesboro Tn. 
From the Trash Can to the Bank Vault. Invitational Exhibition. Phenomenon Gallery. Richmond, Va 
National Handcrafted Jewelry Invitational. Decker/ Morris Gallery. Anchorage, Alaska 
All That Glitters. Invitational Exhibition. OXOXO Gallery. Baltimore, Md 
1996		Sticks, Stones & Markers. Invitational Exhibition. OXOXO Gallery. Baltimore, Maryland. 
Materials: Hard & Soft. Juried Exhibition. Center For the Visual Arts. Denton, Tx 
American Revelations: Now Jewellery by member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths-Juried traveling exhibition throughout the United Kingdom 
The Fine Art of the Tin Can. Invitational Exhibition. OXOXO Gallery. Baltimore, Maryland. 
North American Metal Invitational Exhibition: Heritage and Diversity. Invitational Exhibition. Montgomery College. Rockville, Maryland. 
1995	Double Vision Invitational Collaborative Exhibition. Gallery 10. New Orleans, La and Wustum Museum. Racine, Wisconsin 
Solo Exhibition. Artables Gallery. Houston, Texas 
Penland Exhibition. Urban Artware. Winston- Salem, NC 
1992	Artist Couples. The Society for Contemporary Crafts. Invitational Exhibition. Pittsburgh, Pa (with Carlton Cook) 
Regional Craft Biennial. Juried Exhibition. The Arkansas Arts Center. Little Rock, Arkansas 
1991		The Gold Show. Invitational Exhibition. Taboo Studio. San Diego, California 
A Platinum Perspective. Invitational Exhibition Boardwalk Gallery Houston, Tx 
Jewelry and Food - A Personal Connection. Solo Show.. Eve France Gallery. Houston, Tx 
Table and Jewelry/ A Paradox of Beauty and Use. Invitational Exhibition. Gallery of Functional Art. Santa Monica, Ca. 
Yuma Symposium II Exhibition. Yuma Art Center. Yuma, Arizona 
1989	Diverse Direction-A Southwest Fiber and Metal Invitational. Pima Community College. Tucson, Arizona 
1988		Houston Touch. Invitational Exhibition. Art League. Houston, Texas 
Face It-Jeweler Embellished Eyewear. L.A. Eyeworks. Los Angeles, Ca 	
Spotlight '88. Juried Exhibition. Wichita Crafts Association. Wichita, Kansas. 
1986-7	New Jewelry. Hand Workshop/ Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Richmond, Va. 
1985		Jewelry "85" Nordenfeldske Kunstindustriuseum. Trondheim, Norway 
1981-2	Good as Gold: Alternative Materials in American Jewelry. Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian Institute. Washington, D.C.
1980		Copper 2 Juried Exhibition. University of Arizona Museum. Tucson, Az 
1979		Fourth International Jewelry Exhibition. Tokyo, Japan 
1978		Art in Crafts: Works in Fiber, Clay and Metal By Women Bronx Museum New York 
1977	Copper, Brass and Bronze Competition University of Arizona Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona 
1976		International Jewelry Art Exhibition. Tokyo, Japan 

2000-2004	Chalice, Candlesticks and Alter Pieces  Holy Communion Church   Spicewood, Tx
2003--		Rienzi Docent Award Pins    The Museum of Fine Arts/ Houston
1993-2008	Silver Star Award   Annual presentation pin for honoree of International Quilt Festival
2000		Rienzi Presentation Pieces   The Museum of Fine Arts/ Houston
1998	Presentation Pendant honoring Fine Arts Critic, Houston Chronicle   Consortium of Arts Organizations, Houston, Tx 

Museum of Art and Design Holiday Tree Ornament Collection 
Norden Feldske Kundiondustrimuseum Trondheim, Norway 
Racine Art Museum  Racine, Wisconsin 
Museum of Fine Arts Houston  Houston, Texas
DESIGNMUSEO  Helsinki Finland
City of Houston  Portable Art Exhibitions
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