Robin Dorland Hammer


Studio and Home1205 Beech Ave.
Charleston, West Virginia 25302
304-342-3515

Web sites dutchhammer.com

E-mail hammer_r @ mindspring.com , studio and home



EDUCATION

1969 Bachelor of Fine Arts, B.F.A., Memphis Academy of the Arts, Memphis, TN.

1972 Provincetown Workshop (fine arts summer school, scholarship recipient), Provincetown, MA.

1991 to 2001 New Masters Workshops (fine arts training), Marshall University and the Huntington Art
Gallery, Huntington, WV.

1991 to 1996 Influences (graphic arts conferences and training), Marshall University, Huntington, WV.


FAMILY

Married Patricia C. Hammer
Daughters Rae Sumihara, Charlotte Mulindick
Brothers Brad Hammer, Mark Hammer


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1987 - 2009 Retired, Web Admistrator, Graphic Designer,and Photographer at The West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Sevices and .West Virginia Research & Training Center, Institute, WV. , designer and programer of web technologies. Multimedia designer and programer of computer-based training materials. Specialist in Digital Photography and Photoshop.

1995-present Consultant on Internet/intranet (Web) Software and Equipment, Charleston, WV.

1998-2009 Web Admistrator for West Virgina International Film Festival.

1969-present Fine artist, Art Furniture, Painter, Photographer (Film and Digital), 2d designer, 3d designer, multimedia artist, Charleston, WV.

2000-present Facilitator for figure drawing class, Taylor Books, Charleston, WV.

1977-present Freelance Graphic Artist, Designer, Illustrator, Restoration artist, Charleston WV.

1974-1977 Supervisor of graphic arts, illustrator, photographer, and television technician, Center for Instructional Media, WV State College & College of Graduate Studies, Institute, WV.

1969-1975 Instructor of children and adults, Arts programs, Sunrise Museum, Charleston, WV.

1971-1974 Instructor, adjunctive therapist, Guthrie Mental Health Center, Guthrie, WV.

1969-1971 Freelance designer, silkscreen designer and printer, Studio Downtown, Charleston, WV.

1966-1969 Instructor, School for Children, Memphis Academy of the Arts, Memphis, TN.

1966 Draftsman, Department of Highways Summer Program, State Capitol, Charleston, WV.


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

1991-2009 WV International Film Festival, Charleston, WV, (President 97-99)(Treasure 99-01).
1993-1995 Desk Top Publishing Group, State Capitol.
1987-1994 Professional Artists Cooperative Trust; Charleston, WV, (President 87 & 93).
1987-1993, 1998-present Artist’s and Craftsmen’s Guild of WV.
1966-1992 Allied Artists of WV
1997-2009 WVSWIG State Wide Internet Group.


GALLERIES AGENTS, ETC.

1992-Present Art Store Gallery (with Chris Dutch) (not represented by but show work there).
2001-Present Taylor Books (not represented by but show Figure Drawings and Photography)
2001-Present Tamarack (with Chris Dutch)
2002-Present Photography


FINE ARTS EXPERIENCE

My family roots are from West Virginia,( Pendleton County) but I was raised all over the US and a little of Europe (My father was in the Army) before coming back to this state to settle. I have been producing and teaching art as long as I can remember and I am third generation artist on my mother’s side. I was educated as a printmaker with a minor in sculpture at the Memphis School of Art. My skills in the fine arts cover a wide variety of media and experience. I developed skills in drawing, life drawing, experimental drawing, oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolor, airbrush, sculpture, photography, woodworking, stain glass and mixed media which have come to be used in the present work with a collaborator in producing unique one of kind sculptural and furniture work. I have taught both children and adult classes in drawing, life drawing, watercolor, sculpture, and media (this includes most painting media and materials and how to use them).

About 18 years ago Chris Dutch a stain glass artist and I developed a collaborative effort to create art. Both of us having an interest in furniture art in wood and metal and began to build projects together and have formed a partnership which is still going to this date. We have develope knowledge on materials and skills with hand and powertools to produce works of art.

Other areas of interest are field of art photography, history, restoration of art and film which has my involvement in the West Virginia International Film Festival.


TEACHING AND COLLATERAL EXPERIENCES

Memphis Academy of the Arts, Children Classes in painting and sculpture 1966 through 1969.
Sunrise Museum 1971-1979, 1981-1990, Children and Adult Classes in Drawing, Watercolor, painting, Figure Drawing and drawing.
Sunrise Museum, Artist in Resident presentation for Installation 1999
Judge for 1992 Youth Art Exhibit, Sunrise Museum
WV Graduate College, Classes in Sign making, Calligraphy and hand lettering. 1983-1985.
Private Classes in Watercolor, Drawing, Computer Graphic and Paint programs and Airbrush. 1971 to present.
Hall’s Classes, Ink Drawing and Technical Ink Drawing 1989
Taylor Books, Charleston WV, Faciltator for figure Drawing Class 2000 to Present.
Presentations on Multimedia and Web ( internet) Technologies. 1995 to Present.
Consulting on Computer Programs for Art, Graphics,Web technologies and Photography.1989-present
Governor’s Coin Committee, Member of the Administration Committee for the 2005 quarter for the state.
Judge for 2003 Youth Art Exhibit, WV Cultural Center.
Judge for 2004 Youth Art State Seal Contest, WV Cultural Center.
Judge for 2004 Art rocking chairs, American Heart Association
Judge for 2005 State Seal contest for middle schools in West Virginia
Judge for 2005 and 2006 for Tamarack, Photography and digtal printing.
Judge for 2008 for Tamarack, Crafts
Judge for 2009 and 2010 for Charleston Festival with Tamarack pn street fare boths.
Judge for 2009 Childerns Art Show Charleston Town Center
Clay Center for the Arts Figure Drawing 2010


FINE ARTS

EXHIBITIONS, SHOWS -WEST VIRGINIA


JURIED SHOWS

Allied Artists of WV, Biannual Juried Show, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006(with Chris Dutch).
Allied Artists of WV, Annual Juried Show, 1967 to 1988 (every year), 1989-1990.
Tri-State, Kenova, 1975 to 1993.
Allied Artists of WV, 60th Aniversery Invitational show 1998 (with Chris Dutch).
Sunrise Museum, Juried Graphics Show, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1975.
Tamarack, WV Juried Exhibition work, 1996.
Cross Currents, Wheeling WV, 1991,1993 (with Chris Dutch).
WV Cultural Center, WV Juried Exhibition, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1991, 2005.
WV Cultural Center, WV Juried Exhibition, 1993, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 (with Chris Dutch).
WV Guild Show, Wheeling, 1999, 2000, (with Chris Dutch).
WV Guild Show, Museum in the Community, 2001, 2004-2007 (with Chris Dutch).
WV Guild Show, 2002-2003, Museum in the Community and Wheeling, Photography.
WV Cultural Center, WV Juried Exhibition, 2005-2006, Photography.

Tamarack, Best of West Virginia Show, 2007, 2008. 2009 ans 2010 (with Chris Dutch)


INVITATIONALS


WV Cultural Center, Invitational Traveling Exhibition, 1975.
WV Cultural Center, Invitational Show, 1976-1978.
WV Cultural Center, John D. Rockefeller III Inaugural Show, 1976.
WV Cultural Center, Invitational Show, Fun and Fantasy, 1988.
Morris Harvey (University of Charleston) group shows 1982-1985 and 1989
Art Store Gallery, Capitol Street Expo, 1984.
Art Store Gallery, Screens Screens, 1992 (with Chris Dutch).
Art Store Gallery, Boxes Boxes, 1996 (with Chris Dutch).
Art Store Gallery, Tables and Mirrors, 1997 (with Chris Dutch).
Art Store Gallery, Invitational, “lights” (with Chris Dutch) November 2001
Sunrise Museum Invitational “The Prayer Room Project ” (with Chris Dutch) September 2000
Sunrise Museum Invitational “up against the wall” (with Chris Dutch) September 2001
Art Store Gallery, Figure Drawing Invitational, 2004,2009.
Charles M. Avampato Discovery Museum “Tool Show” invitational January 2004
Art Store Gallery, Invitational, “the River” (with Chris Dutch) Fall 2005
Tamarack, Exhibition work, 1998, 1999, 2000-2009. and in the fall 2010 (with Chris Dutch)
Art Store Gallery, Invitationals (with Chris Dutch) Fall 2007-2009

WV Cultural Center, Invitational Show "Masters Artists", 2009
Berkley Springs Photography Show fall 2009
Art Emporium Photography 2010


SOLO and GROUP SHOWS

Art Store Gallery, group show, 2000 (with Chris Dutch).
Art Store Gallery, group show, 1999 (with Chris Dutch).
Art Store Gallery, Aniversery show, 1998 (with Chris Dutch).
Art Store Gallery, Furniture Art, 1993 to present (with Chris Dutch).
Artspace Gallery, Group Shows, 1986-1991.
Annex Gallery Taylor books 1998 (with Chris Dutch).
Buyer’s Market, State of West Virginia 1980.
Morris Harvey (University of Charleston), Solo Exhibit, Charleston, WV, 1975.
Omni Galleries, Solo Exhibit, Charleston WV, 1980.
Professional Artists Cooperative Trust, Art Gallery, Group Shows, 1982-1991.
South Charleston Public Library, Two-Person Exhibit with Marim Lois Hammer, 1980.
Sunrise Museum, Christmas Show, 1994-1998.
Sunrise Museum, Invitational Show, 1984-1985, 1987.
The Art Palette Gallery,Dunbar, WV, 1979-1982.
University of Charleston, Group Show, 1991.
WV Cultural Center, Exhibition “8”, 1980.
WV Cultural Center, Two-Person Show, Upstairs Downstairs, 1995 (with Chris Dutch).
WV Cultural Center, Traveling Exhibit, 1980-81.
WV State College, Group Show, 1991 (with Chris Dutch and solo pieces).
WV State College, Group Show, 1991.
WV State College, Selected Group Exhibit of Figure Studies, The Nude, 1986.
WV Technological Institute, Group Show, 1990.
WV Cultural Center, Chair Show, 1998 (with Chris Dutch).
Sunrise Spring Istallation Show (the Prayer Chamber) 1999 (with Chris Dutch).
Sunrise Museum Christmas Show 1993 Through 2002 group show (with Chris Dutch).
Federal Building Charleston (Tamarack sponsered) (with Chris Dutch) 1999
Tamarack (with Chris Dutch) 2002, 2005, 2007, 2009 and Fall 2010 (with Chris Dutch) (multi works)
Parkersburg Culture and Arts Center, 2002-2003 (with Chris Dutch)
Taylor Books Anex Gallery Summer Figure Drawing Show, 2002, 2004
Taylor Books Anex Gallery Christmas show Photography, 2002
WV Cultural Center, Photography Solo Exhibit, 2003 April-July, Photography
Charles M. Avampato Discovery Museum Christmas Show 1999-2007, 2009
Charles M. Avampato Discovery Museum “Tool Show” invitational January 2004
Charles M. Avampato Discovery Museum opening show 2002
Museum in the Community, 2 man show, together and seperate. 2004 (with Chris Dutch)
Taylor Books, Annex Gallery Christmas show,Photography 2004, 2005
Taylor Books, Anex Gallery solo show Photography, 2004
Cafe Chmino Sutton, WV group show Photography, 2005
Clay Center for the Arts Show (National Endowment Grant Show) 2008 (with Chris Dutch)
Wesleine College fall 2010 (with Chris Dutch)


MULTI-STATE

“280” Juried Exhibits, Huntington Galleries, Huntington, WV, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1975.
“280” Juried Exhibits, Huntington Galleries, Huntington, WV, 2004 (with Chris Dutch).
Appalachian Corridors Juried Exhibit, Charleston, WV, 1970, 1973.
Cross Currents, Wheeling WV, 1991,1993,1996, 2002 (with Chris Dutch).
Two Rivers Juried Exhibit, Wayne County Arts Council, Kenova, WV; 1980.


OUT-OF-STATE

Ghent Galleries, Norfolk, VA 1983.
Juried Show, Brooks Art Gallery, Memphis, TN, 1968.
Provincetown Workshop Show, Provincetown, MA, 1970.
Traveling Exhibition WV Artist, 1985.
Spotlight Show, Gatlinburg, TN, 1995 (with Chris Dutch).
Hocking University, Ohio, 2006 (with Chris Dutch).


AWARDS

“280” Exhibition, Huntington Galleries, Huntington, WV, 1969,1971.
Awarded a Scholarship to Provincetown Workshop 1972
WV Culture and History, Artistic Assistance Grant 1981
Allied Artists of WV, Annual Juried Show, Charleston, WV, 1967 to 1975 (10 awards), 1990.
Allied Artists of WV, Biannual Juried Show, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2000 and 2002 (with Chris Dutch).
Appalachian Corridors Show, Charleston, WV, 1970 and 1972.
Sunrise Museum, Graphics Show, Charleston, WV, 1970, 1974,1975,1976.
WV Juried Exhibition, Gene Jordan Award (Governors Award), 1995 (with Chris Dutch).
WV Juried Exhibition, merrit award, 1997 (with Chris Dutch).
Spotlight Show, Gatlinburg, TN, 1995 (with Chris Dutch).
WV Guild Show, Wheeling, 1999, 2000, 2001,2006 (3 awards) (with Chris Dutch).
WV Culture and History, Professional Development Grant 2000 (with Chris Dutch)
WV Juried Exhibition, merrit award, 2001 (with Chris Dutch).
WV Culture and History, Professional Development Grant 2001, 2002 (with Chris Dutch)
WV Guild Show, Museum in the Community,Wheeling 2002 (award Photography)
Allied Artists of WV, Biannual Juried Show, Parkersburg WV 2004, (with Chris Dutch).
WV Culture and History, Professional Development Grant 2005, 2007.
Tamarack, Best of West Virginia Show, 2007 (with Chris Dutch)
National Endowment of the Arts Grant for the Clay Center for the Arts show 2008 (with Chris Dutch)
Tamarack (with Chris Dutch) 2008 Master of Artist Fellowship


COLLECTIONS

Memphis Academy of the Arts, 2 pieces, Memphis, TN.
Private individual and business collections, 421 works. With Chris Dutch 40 works.
State of WV Permanent Collection, 12 pieces, Charleston, WV.
State of WV Permanent Collection, 1 pieces, Charleston, WV. (with Chris Dutch)
.......Shown in the State Museum of West Virginia

Sunrise Museum(Charles M. Avampato Discovery Museum), 3 pieces, Charleston, WV.

Clay Center for the Arts, 1 With Chris Dutch


DONATIONS

Sunrise Museum, Ballet figure drawings show, 1999
Sunrise Museum, “Flights of Fancy” show, “The BirdHouse” 2000
Sunrise Museum, “Coal Can” show, “The can” 2001
Sunrise Museum, 2003
Covent House, Wall design with Chris Dutch. 2001
WV Rehablitation Foundation, 2001, 2002, and 2003
West Virginia International Film Festival, 2003
Covent House, Rocking Chair with Chris Dutch. 2005


COMMISSIONS

Firehouse Four Restaurant, Charleston, WV, 15' x 5' stained glass, four panels.
Charleston Chamber of Commerce, designing and producing awards 1995 - Present (with Chris Dutch).
Christ Church United Methodist, designing and producing set large floor candle holders (with Chris Dutch).
First Christian Church, designing and building a chaple wall to hold stain glass widows (with Chris Dutch).
Private commissions of landscapes, skyscrapers, portraits, and figure studies in various media including
  photography.
Christ Church United Methodist, Information Stand (with Chris Dutch).
Christ Church United Methodist, Flower Stands (with Chris Dutch).
Federation of Churches, Award (with Chris Dutch).
Christ Church United Methodist, processnal cross (with Chris Dutch).
Jewish Temple, Charleston WV, a remembrance room (with Chris Dutch).
Single Commisions Ink Drawings and Airbrush works 1975 to 2003 (47 works).
Restorations 1985, 1987, 1993-2002 (paintings,pottery and 3d work).
Photography series of flowers private collections 2001 to present.
Casto Table project 2005 (with Chris Dutch)
Aric Margolis Table 2010
(with Chris Dutch)

A Complete Fine Art Resume and Commercial (Vita) Resume is Available.
Portfolios, CD-Roms and slides on Commercial Work and Fine Art can be requested.