MICHAEL J MIKULA  

Born 1963, Grand Junction, CO

 

Currently residing and working in Cleveland, OH

 

Mailing address:  POB 19005,  Cleveland, OH 44119

ph:       216-659-7187    

email: mikulaglass@sbcglobal.net

   

EDUCATION / PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION  

 

Cleveland Institute of Art, BFA                   1987

Traveling Scholarship Recipient                 1987 

 

Penland School Of Crafts , Penland, NC   1986

 

Pilchuck Glass School,  Stanwood, WA    1986

Studying with Flora Mace and Joey Kirkpatrick

 

Junior member Benchmark Studio, Brent Kee Young, Mark Sudduth, owners

Cleveland, OH 1988-1996

 

Creative Glass Center Of America, Fellowship 1994

One of four recipients selected from an international field of applicants for three months of   

self-directed creative exploration as artist in residence at CGCA, Millville, NJ  

 

Fundacio Centre del Vidre de Barcelona, (school now defunct) Spain July-August 2002

Workshop on mosaic techniques and survey of architectural landmarks by Antoni Gaudi,

studying with Rene Culler and Philippa Beveridge

 

CURRENTLY 

Designer-craftsman of blown glass and sculpture, representing myself via juried fine art / fine craft festivals

and commissions nationwide.   Seeking national gallery representation.

 

OHIO ARTS COUNCIL GRANT

Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award 2013

 

CREATIVE WORKFORCE FELLOWSHIP GRANT  2009-2010

One of twenty annual recipients of a 20K Cuyahoga Arts And Culture individual artist grant  

Cuyahoga County, OH

 

 

SELECTED GALLERY EXHIBITIONS  

 

Featured Artist, Heights Arts Gallery,  Cleveland Heights, OH June-July 2012

Ohio Glass Masters, Mansfield Art Center, Mansfield, OH    2010

Ineffable Light, Beachwood, OH    2008

Two person show, Beachwood Arts Council Galleries  

Best Of 2007,  Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, OH 2007

 

 

 

SELECTED ART FESTIVALS / AWARDS

 

The Original Ann Arbor Street Art Festival, Ann Arbor, MI since 2000, Invited Artist, 2013

 

American Craft Council Shows Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, San Francisco,  Sarasota, St. Paul    since 1990

 

Central PA Festival of the Arts, State College, PA 

Award Of Excellence 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011, Best In Show 2012, Fine Art Award 2013

 

Cherry Creek Arts Festival,   Denver CO  2006, 2010

 

Des Moines Art Festival, Des Moines, IA  2009, 2010

Best In Glass,  2009

 

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts Summer Art Festival, Kalamazoo, MI 2012, 2013

First Place, overall 2012

 

Lakefront Art Festival, Milwaukee, WI   2007, 2009, 2010, 2014

Hosted by Milwaukee Museum Of Art  

 

Lakewood Arts Festival, Lakewood, OH   1988 - 2012

Best of Show 2004, 2009  prize 2007  

  

Peoria Art Guild Fine Art Festival,  Peoria, IL

prize, 2003, 2007, Best In Show 2011,  

 

Philadelphia Museum Of Art Craft Show,  Phila., PA  2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

 

Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC  2009, 2012, 2013

 

Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA  2008

 

Washington Craft Show, Washington, DC   2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Collector’s Award 2009

 

Winter Park Art Festival, Winter Park, FL 2013

Award of Merit


SELECTED COLLECTIONS,  COMMISSIONS

Pacyna residence, Morgantown, WV 2012

Bennis residence, Beachwood, OH   2010

Carter residence,  Hastings, MN        2010

Bauman residence, Stockton, NY        2010

Hansford residence, Saint Louis, MO     2009

Cleveland Institute of Music,  Cleve., OH   2008

Museum Of American Glass, Millville, NJ     1994

Invacare Corporation,  Elyria, OH    1990

St. Luke's Hospital Medical Library, Cleve., OH 1989