Kamron Coleman Artist CV

 

Kamron Coleman
(b. 1972, USA)
kamron@kamroncolemanart.com – (509) 240-7550 http://www.kamroncoleman.com, http://www.kamroncolemanart.store
6003 Blue River Drive SE, Salem, Oregon 97306
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SELECTED EXHIBITS AND AWARDS
2019 League of American Orchestras Conference, Nashville, Tennessee
2019 Rogue Valley Symphony, Medford, Oregon
2019 Wichita Symphony, Wichita, Kansas
2019 Newport Symphony, Newport, Oregon
2018 Salem Orchestra, Salem, Oregon
2018 Walla Walla Symphony, Walla Walla, Washington
2018 League of American Orchestras Conference, Chicago, Illinois
2017 Salem Symphony, Salem, Oregon
2017 – present Emberfuel, Walla Walla, Washington
1992 – 1996 Sunburst Gallery, Lake Chelan, Washington
1992 Yakima Gallery, Yakima, Washington
1995 Lorraine Samuelson Award for Ceramics, Yakima Gallery, Yakima, Washington

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Boyd Matheson, “George Washington understood the fallacy of the indespensible”, Deseret News, Feb. 15, 2019, Illustration credit, “Washington, Old Nelson, and Providence”, oil on canvas 2019.
“Commissioned artwork to be unveiled at symphony’s season opener,” Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, 27 September 2018.
Rogers, Jim: “Hearth and Home,” Douglas County Empire Press, Vol. 116, No. 50, 9 December 2004, pp. 1, 3.
Howell, Jamie: “Withrow still farming its way toward the future,” Douglas County Empire Press, Vol. 114, No. 10, 7 March 2002, pp. 1, 4.
Thomas, Celeste: “Storm Lanterns,” Lake Chelan Mirror, Vol. 110, No. 27, 4 July 2001, p.8.
Kraft, Dave: “NCW artists bring home the gold,” Wenatchee World, 16 February 1995, Cover and A6.

WORK EXPERIENCE
Kamron Coleman Art, LLC – Owner and Artist
August 2017 to Present
Salem, OR
Producer of fine art for symphony fundraising and other commissions. Oil paintings, spray paintings, and large and small scale reproductions: acrylic, bamboo plywood limited editions, and Giclee. Kamron collaborates directly with symphony executives to create symphony-specific fine art and fundraising campaigns crafted for the specific culture. Kamron’s work raised thousands and thousands of dollars for symphonies in the Pacific Northwest and Midwest in the inaugural 2018-2019 fundraising season. Numerous symphonies across the United States and Canada are in queue for the upcoming 2019-2020 season.

MarketCraft – Employer and “Building and Distribution Partner” for larger capital project reproductions
January 2017 to Present
Tualatin, OR

MarketCraft ( MarketCraft.net), an elite crew of 16 craftsmen plus engineers and project management staff, in a 30,000 square-foot state-of-the-art shop, builds commercial displays and tradeshow booths for international big brand companies. A small sampling of contracts is represented by: Adidas 5th Ave NYC street window displays, Dr. Marten’s stores interiors, Nike special projects, Whole Foods, New Era stadium stores and kiosks, Starbucks, Ives St-Laurent, Taylormade, to name a few.

Kamron is assigned to all areas of the shop as the fine finishes lead, metal patina artist, LED lighting (backlit graphics and signage), painter, finish assembly and installation, metal working and body work, woodworking, and graphics, as well as quality control and training others in most of the shop’s disciplines.

Walla Walla Foundry – Crating Lead and Sand Casting Lead
January 2012 to January 2017
Walla Walla, WA

Crew Leader Museum-quality fine art Crating/Shipping/Communications
Crew Leader Sand Casting
Walla Walla Foundry is a world leader in custom contemporary art fabrication, creating many millions of dollars’ worth of original A-list fine art in all mediums for shipment and installations worldwide. Kamron served as team leader of up to ten people at a time, as final quality control, crate builder, art packager, and the working edge of communications between managers, office staff, clients, and transportation services. As sand casting lead, Kamron innovated and designed, engineered, molded, and poured world-class metal castings of great variety and technical accomplishment to create components of some of the finest art in the world.

Primitive Craft LLC- Owner (Fine Art, Skilled Trades, Product Innovation)
January 1993 to January 2012
Methow Valley and Chelan Valley, WA

Skilled Trades: Stone Masonry, Concrete Finishing, Carpentry, Product Innovation and Development, Trade Shows, Sales and Customer Service, Contracting, Sculptor, Gallery Artist, Mold Making, Patent Holder.

Woodworking (20+years), Crew Leader Museum-quality fine art Crating and Shipping (3 years), Sand Casting (2 years), Quality Control (3 Years), Art Handler (3 Years), Masonry (20+ years), Carpentry (20+ years), Small batch concrete finishing (20+ years), Form building (20+ years), Sales (10+ years), Product Development (10+ years), Sculpting (20+ years), Contracting (10+ years), Mold Making (4 years)

SAMPLING OF PROCESS AND SYSTEMS IMPROVEMENTS:
Symphony fundraising revolutionized.

Sand casting: Unique industrial process innovations and improvements in gating, venting, forms for casting in bronze and other ketals for contemporary art sculpture components. Walla Walla Foundry 2012-2014

Wood-fired ovens: Radical innovations for home owner/recreational use, concept to market. Light manufacturing of modular components. Primitive Craft plc, 2008-2011, Owner

INTERLOCKING CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM: UTILITY PATENT WITH 32 UNIQUE CLAIMS, CONCEPT TO PROTOTYPES IN VARIED MEDIUMS. 1/8 SCALE TOYS TO MONOLITHIC. PATENT AND PROTOTYPING SOLD FOR $1 MILLION. Kamron Coleman 2000-2003
PATENTS:
Interlocking Construction Components (#6,568,143 (Utility)) May 2003
Interlocking Construction components: cast units made of concrete, glass, resin, straw, foam: used as a system to construct walls, columns, erosion abatement, and 1/8 and 1/2 scale construction toys.
Modular Fireplace (#D468,416) January 2003
Modular Fireplace (#D43893l43) March 2001
Fireplace (#D439316) March 2001

PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES:

Joelle Graves, Executive Director, Rogue Valley Symphony, Medford,
Oregon
1875 Highway 99 N, Ste. 7, Ashland, Or 97520
(541) 941-7755
director@rvsymphony.org

Rochelle Rafn, Executive Director Salem Orchestra
479 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301
(503) 881-9947
rochellerafn@salemorchestra.org

Leah Wilson-Velasco, Executive Director, Walla Walla Symphony
1/2 E Main St #201, Walla Walla , WA, 99362
(509) 529-8020
leah@wwsymphony.org