Artist Biography


Currently residing in Arizona, HC was born and raised on the East Coast. She began her education there, and completed her schooling in the Midwest (St Mary’s of the Woods College and Purdue University). Her degrees are technical ones, leading to her first career success in the dot-com world. It was this corporate life that enabled HC to happily live, work and learn in a variety of cities and states across the USA. During her corporate career, art had to be reserved for leisure time. In fact, it was during a Sabbatical in 2001 that HC was first introduced to the fired arts. By 2002, she quickly found herself consumed by a passion that has driven her since. The rest, as they say, is history.

An award-winning artist as well as an active devotee of the arts, HC has pursued her passion, with passion — studying diverse techniques and philosophies with noted artists throughout the United States. Also certified in both Precious Metal Clay and Art Clay Silver, HC has used her skills to teach adults how to create wearable art.

HC has been a Judge or Jury member for multiple art shows, and is known for her curation of exhibits at challenging venues. In addition to creating her individual art, HC is a firm believer in the impact and strength of Public Art. To that end, she has actively participated in and contributed to numerous collaborative public artworks on permanent display in both North and South America.

The artist’s search for knowledge and quest for excellence in her art continues. She can be reached via the web at www.hcgilmore.com as well as by email at blackcatgallery@cox.net



Selected Exhibitions, Honors, & Organizations

Selected Juried:
o 2016—5th Annual Floral Art & Botanical Illus, ArtsHQ Gallery, Surprise, AZ
o 2015—ART in pARTnership, Holland Gallery of Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ
o 2015—Southwestern Invitational Exhibit of Contemporary Art, Yuma AZ
o 2015—Juried Fine Arts Competition, Sahauro Ranch Park, Glendale AZ
o 2014—The Inaugural: Blank Canvas, ArtsHQ Gallery, Surprise AZ
o 2014 --Pushing Paper, Shemer Museum & Art Center, Phoenix AZ
o 2014—Celebration of Artists Fine Art Exhibit, West Valley Art Museum, Peoria AZ
o 2014—Sonoran Arts Fall Exhibition, Fine Arts, Carefree AZ
o 2014, 2013—Annual Floral Art & Botanical Illus, WVAC Gallery, Marley Park AZ
o 2013, 2012, 2010—Annual Juried Fine Arts Exhibits, Sahauro Ranch Park, Glendale AZ
o 2012—Great Masters Fine Art Show, Council Gallery, Marley Park AZ
o 2012—Fine Art Exhibition @ the Mayo Courtyard, Scottsdale AZ
o 2010—RAKU-the Polaroid of Ceramics International show, The Myers Gallery, Santa Ana CA
o 2010—Arizona Art Alliance Fine Art Exhibition, Scottsdale AZ
o 2010—Call of the Wild Art Exhibit, W. Valley Arts Council Gallery, Glendale AZ
o 2010—Shemer Alive, Shemer Museum & Art Center, Phoenix AZ
o 2009—Arizona Clay at NCECA, Hyatt Hotel Center, Phoenix AZ
o 2009—Argillaceous Art, Statewide Ceramic Exhibition, West Valley Art Museum AZ
o 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006—Celebrating the Artists of W. Valley, W.Valley Museum, Surprise AZ
o 2008—Arizona Art Alliance Fine Art Exhibition, Fountain Hills AZ
o 2006—Carpe Argillum, Statewide Ceramic Exhibition, West Valley Art Museum AZ
o 2006—The Regional, Fine Arts show, St. George Art Museum UT

Other Exhibitions:
o 2014—Art Glass Show 2014, Contemporary Glass, Glendale, AZ
o 2013—Arizona House of Representatives, WHAM Fine Arts Show, Phoenix AZ
o 2009—8th Annual Dia de Colores, Superior Chamber of Commerce, Superior AZ
o 2009—Sonoran Arts Spring & Fall Exhibitions, Fine Arts exhibition, Scottsdale AZ
o 2008 –Today’s Turns, Solo Show, Arizona School of Fired Arts, Phoenix AZ
o Private Collections in Alabama, Arizona, New York, No Carolina, Ohio, Texas & Washington

Selected Honors & Awards:
o 2015—Art selected for Show postcard & PR publications, Holland Gallery of Fine Art.
o 2014–-First Place, Artistry, Contemporary Art Glass Exhibit, Glendale AZ
o 2014–-First Place, Technical, Contemporary Glass Exhibit, Glendale AZ
o 2014—Work selected for Show cover & PR publications, Shemer Museum & Art Center
o 2012 –Third, Great Masters Fine Art Show, W, Valley Arts Council
o 2010—Work selected for announcement & publications, Shemer Museum & Art Center
o 2008--Third, Arizona Art Alliance Fine Art Exhibition
o 2008—Featured Artist: Corte Bella Art Faire
o 2008—Featured Artist: West Valley Arts Council, AZ
o 2008—Featured Artist: WHAM Art
o 2007—Published in Clay Lover’s Calendar (an international juried publication).

Public Art: (collaborative works)
o 2012, 2010, 2007—Los Monumentos: Placas de Artistas, Corrientes, Argentina, SA
o 2009, 2007—Mosaic murals, City of Surprise Adult Center, Surprise, AZ
o 2008—Mosaic mural, Maricopa County Regional Library, Surprise, AZ
o 2007—Scottsdale, in Jell-O, In-Situ Public Art, Scottsdale, AZ
o 2005—Mosaic mural, Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix AZ

Organizations:
o American Ceramic Assn    o Arizona Art Alliance (Juried Artist)
o American Craft Council    o W. Valley Arts Council (Juried Artist)
o Sonoran Art League         o Art Alliance Contemporary Glass
o So. Arizona Clay Assn       o Arizona Artists Guild
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