Diana Bjel

"My imaginary playground is made of clay."

 

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Contact Diana Bjel via email at 1dbjel@gmail.com or by phone at 216-221-2338

EDUCATION
BFA Cleveland Institute of Art
MA Cleveland State University

RECENT AWARDS:
"Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition" Columbus, OH 2013
"Best of 2013" Ohio Designer Craftsmen Annual Juried Show, Ohio Crafts Museum, Colubus, OH
   • Watkins Poster Award
"May Show" Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, OH 2013
   • Jurors Award
"Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition" Columbus, OH 2012
   • Best of Show
"2010 May Show," Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, OH
   • Award winner 
“62nd Ohio Annual Exhibition” Zanesville Art Center, Zanesville, OH 2008
   • First Place, Ceramics and Sculpture
“Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition” Columbus, OH 2008
   • Award Winner, Ohio Arts Council
“Feats of Clay” Lincoln Art Center, Lincoln, CA 2008
   • Purchase Award
“Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition” Columbus, OH 2007
   • Award Winner, Columbus Clay Co.
“Spring Show” Erie Art Museum, Erie, OH 2007
   • Jurors’ Award
“Feats of Clay” Lincoln Art Cener, Lincoln, CA 2007
   • Gloria Freeman Purchase Award
“Best of 2007” Ohio Crafts Museum, Columbus, Ohio 2007
   • Postcard Award

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013
"52 Weeks, 52 Artists" Juried inclusion in 2013 desk calendar published by AGC Graphics Design Co., Cleveland
"Ceramics Invitational" Heights Art Gallery, Cleveland Heights, OH
"Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition" Juried show, Columbus, OH
"Life is a Circus" Invitational show at Good Goat Gallery, Lakewood, OH
"May Show" Juried show at Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, OH
"Best of 2013" Juried show at the Ohio Crafts Museum, Columbus, OH
"Woman VI Logisticw" Invitational show at Lakeland Community College, Kirstland, OH
"Ceramics Invitational" River Gallery, Rocky River, OH

2012
"52 Weeks, 52 Artists" Juried inclusion in the 2012 desk calendar published by AGC Graphics Design Co., Cleveland
"Best of 2012" Juried show at the Ohio Crafts Museum, Columbus, OH
"May Show" Juried show at Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, OH
"Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition" Juried show, Columbus, OH
"Ceramics Invitational" River Gallery, Rocky River, OH
"Breaking Ground" Invitational show through Norther Ohio Clay at Cuyahoga Community College, East Campus

2011
"Best of 2011" Juried show at the Ohio Crafts Museum, Columbus, OH
"May Show" Juried show at Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, OH
"City Artists at Work" Invitational at Convivium Gallery, Cleveland
"Cleveland Clay" Invitational through Norther Ohio Clay at Borelli Edwards Gallery, Pittsburgh 

2010
• "52 Weeks, 52 Artists," inclusion in 2010 Desk Calendar published byt AGC Graphics Design Co.
• "Three Person Show," invitational, River Gallery of Art, Rocky River, Ohio
• "Best of 2010," Ohio Designer Craftsmen annual juried exhibition, Ohio Crafts Museuem, Columbus, Ohio
• Ohio State Fair Juried Exhibition, Columbus, Ohio
• "Filladelphia," Potter's Council, NCECA convention, Philadelphia, Pa. 

2009
• "Religious/Spritual Art Show," juried exhibition, Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, Ohio
• "Ohio State Fair," juried exhibition
• "Timeless Sacred," invitational at Gallery West, Cuyahoga Community College, Western Campus, Parma, Ohio

2008
• “Orange” Sandusky Cultural Arts Center, Sandusky, Ohio
• “Ceramics Invitational” Baldwin Wallace College, Berea, Ohio 2008
• “2008 International Orton Cone Box show” Baker University, Baldwin, Kansas
• “from WOMAN” Lakeland Community College, Mentor, Ohio 2008
• “Six Degrees of Separation” Northern Ohio Clay invitational, Sandusky, Ohio 2008
• “Best of the Best Ten Years…A Retrospective” Wayne Center of the Arts and Ohio
         Designer Craftsmen, Wooster, Ohio 2006
• “On a Pedestal” The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, Ohio 2005
• “Bones of Contention” Gallery West, Cuyahoga Community College, Parma, Ohio