Monday, April 19, 2010

Sculptor Kate Budd featured at WAC event

Wax sculptor Kate Budd (an untitled sculpture is shown above) will be featured in an artists' roundtable on Saturday, April 24, 5:30-8 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1150 N. Poplar St., Casper.

This event is free and open to the public. An assortment of hors d’oeuvres will be served along with tea and coffee.

The reception begins at 5:30 p.m., and the winners of the 2010 WAC visual arts fellowships will be announced at 6 p.m. That will be followed by a roundtable featuring presentations by this year’s fellowship judges – sculptor Kate Budd from Akron, Ohio; mixed-media artist Susan Johnson from St. Mary’s City, Md.; and photographer Mark Klett from Tempe, Ariz.

For more information, contact Michael Shay at the Wyoming Arts Council, 307-777-5234 or

Some background info on Kate:

Kate Budd received her B.A. degree from Gray’s School of Art in Aberdeen, Scotland (1990) and her MFA in Sculpture from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (1995). Kate has received two Individual Excellence Awards from the Ohio Arts Council and her work has been exhibited in numerous group exhibits in the United Kingdom, the Mid-west and Texas. Solo exhibits include “Thorny” at Rudolph Poissant Gallery, Houston, Texas, “Waxworks” at the Sculpture Center in Cleveland, Ohio, “Kate Budd: On Site Ohio” at the Akron Art Museum and “Honey” at The College of Wooster. Her work has been reviewed in Art in America, New Art Examiner and Sculpture magazines.

Before coming to the University of Akron, Kate taught in the sculpture department at the University of Texas in Austin for three years. She is now an Associate Professor of Art at the Myers School of Art where she has taught 3-D Design and Sculpture since 1998.