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Wade Folger MacDonald teaches courses in ceramics and art foundations. A Nashville native, he received the BA in art education from Western Michigan University and the MFA in studio art with a concentration in ceramics from Michigan State University. MacDonald has traveled extensively in Germany and the Czech Republic.
MacDonald received the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) 2018 Emerging Artist Award. The award recognizes exceptional early career artists and helps promote their work internationally for the year. As part of the award, MacDonald will participate in an exhibition at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburg, Penn., during this year’s NCECA conference and will address the conference with an artist talk. A generous monetary prize is also granted to the award recipients. In addition, an exhibition titled Parallel/Collision that MacDonald proposed and is co-organizing has been accepted for this year’s NCECA conference.
He received the Stanley and Selma Hollander Graduate Fellowship in Studio Art, the Varg-Sullivan Award for Distinguished Research and the John and Susan Berding Family Foundation Endowment Juried MFA Prize. MacDonald has exhibited nationally and has completed artist residencies at Banff Centre and Anderson Ranch Art Center.
MacDonald’s website is here: http://www.wfmceramics.com/.
Recent Exhibitions and News:
Small Favors XIII, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA, March 2018
Reflections on Synthetic Action, Dec 12, 2016 – Jan 17, 2017, Patton-Malott Gallery, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village, Colorado.
M.F.A., Michigan State University (2014)