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Amy Wendland joined the college in 2000 and served as chair of the department from 2007 to 2010. Ms. Wendland has a background in commercial art and design and worked for a decade as a freelance illustrator and designer before returning to graduate school. Her artwork utilizes a combination of humor, offbeat materials and craft. Ms. Wendland’s drawings, sculptures and artist’s books have been exhibited nationally, most recently in Maryland, Kentucky, Texas, New Mexico and Colorado.
Ms. Wendland was awarded Fort Lewis College’s Alice Admire Outstanding Teaching Award in 2009. She has received numerous awards for her artwork, including the Farmington Museum Purchase Award at the Northern New Mexico Arts Council National Juried Art Show in 2011. Ms. Wendland served as the faculty representative to the FLC Board of Trustees from 2012 to 2014.
Chosen from a pool of over 300 applicants, Amy Wendland was awarded a fully funded, artist residency by the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, for their 2016 Open Studio Residency Program. The program is generously underwritten by Haystack’s Windgate Foundation Endowment for Programs.
“Art and the Zen of Social Media,” National Public Radio, Women’s Resource Center/KSUT Public Radio, Panelist, 2011
“Heroes & Villains: Exploring Archetypes through Art,” Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, In association with the Smithsonian Institution, Solomons, MD, 2015
“The Essential Figure," Lakewood Cultural Center, Lakewood, CO, 2015
“Toys: Re-Invent, Re-Imagine, Re-Discover,” Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, In association with the Smithsonian Institution, Solomons, MD, 2011
“Down to the Bone,” Shy Rabbit Gallery, Pagosa Springs, CO, 2011
“Love and Things Like Love,” Loudoun House Gallery, Lexington, KY, 2011 Northern
New Mexico Arts Council National Juried Art Show, Farmington Museum Purchase Award, 2011