Danielle M Gerber

 

Artist | Metalsmith | Jeweler

dgerber@meca.edu | 207-272-2285

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Danielle Gerber is a local Maine Artisan. She grew up on the coast of New Hampshire and moved to Maine to obtain her BFA in metals and jewelry from the Maine College of Art. As a diversely trained metalsmith she crafts jewelry, sculptures and home wares; which she sells at stores and craft shows throughout New England. In 2016 Danielle was awarded National Craft Week’s Rising Stars: 30 Exceptional Craftspeople Under 30 Award, for her raised metal sculptures. Most recently she was awarded an emerging artisan studio equipment grant from the Maine Crafts Association.

"My work is inspired by the ocean and living on the coast of Maine. I am fascinated by water and sea life. Everything I make is individually fabricated to be completely unique, like every moment in the ocean. My jewelry is made from recycled sterling silver & quality materials; and is reminiscent of the classic Maine beach getaway, with forms inspired by seashells and ocean creatures."
 

"The sculptures and home wares I make are spurred from my love of forming metal and the natural patterns created through the movement of water. These copper and bronze sculptures and objects utilize traditional forms with natural textures that are created through traditional silversmithing techniques, such as raising, chasing and repousse. These techniques move metal through a slow methodical process, much the same way water sculpts the earth. Through my work I feel closer to the natural world and invite my viewers to explore their own connections."

​Danielle Gerber
Artist | Metalsmith | Jeweler

 

Education
Maine College of Art 2008-2012
522 Congress St. Portland, ME 04101
Bachelors in Arts, focus in Metalsmithing and Jewelry, May 2012
Career GPA: 3.5

 

Awards
2018 - Second in Show - Saco Bay Artists Ocean Park Show

2017 - Awarded Maine Crafts Association “Emerging Metal Artist Studio Equipment Grant”
2017 - Second in Show - Saco Bay Artists Ocean Park Show
2017 - First in Category “Other” - Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival
2017 - Awarded MECA Belvedere Grant for purchase of new Studio Equipment
2016 - Rising Craft Star, 30 Exceptional Craftspeople Under 30, American Craft Week
2011 - Honorable mention for Outstanding Portfolio: BFA Show
2011 - Honorable mention MECA Merit Show
2008 - Gold Key award for portfolio in NH Scholastic Art Awards
2007 - 3 Gold Key awards for painting in NH Scholastic Art Awards

 

Publications
2018 - Old Port Magazine - Holiday Gift Guide

2018 - Lark Hotels, New England  -  ‘On a Lark’ Magazine Shopping Guide
2017 - The Bridgton News - ‘Rising Star Danielle Gerber’ - December 7th Edition
2017 - Maine Crafts Association - ‘30 Lovely Things’ Shopping Guide
2017 - Knack Factory Holiday Guide - Cocktail Picks Feature
2016 - Handmade Business Magazine - Rising Craft Stars
2015 - National Endowments for the Arts - 50th Anniversary - "My Art Story"
2015 - Art Jewelry Magazine Online - May 2015 Asymmetrical Design Challenge
2013 - Showcase 500 Art Necklaces - July 2013 Lark Jewelry & Beading gallery publication
2013 - Maine Home Design Magazine - Featured artwork in article "Design Wire"

 

Exhibitions
2018 - “Curious Nature” - MECA Alumni Triennial Exhibition - Portland, Maine
2017 - Guest Artist Exhibition - Gallery 302 - Bridgton, Maine
2016 - Rising Craft Stars Showcase - American Craft Week Online Exhibition
2016 - “RAW Artists Presents TREND” - Boston, Massachusetts
2015 - MECA Collect - Portland, Maine
2012 - Inaugural Exhibition: Landscapes - Macpage LLC - South Portland, Maine
2012 - Thesis Show: Culminate - Maine College of Art - Portland, Maine
2012 - Free For All - Space Gallery - Portland, Maine
2011 - BFA Show - Maine College of Art - Portland, Maine - Honorable Mention Outstanding Portfolio
2011 - Merit Show - Maine College of Art - Portland, Maine - Honorable Mention
2011 - Eat Drink and Be Merry for Tomorrow We Die - Free Street Gallery - Portland, Maine
2010 - BFA Show - Maine College of Art - Portland, Maine
2010 - Merit Show - Maine College of Art - Portland, Maine
2008 - Food, Hunger, Art, Justice - Local 188 - Portland, Maine

 

Artist Groups
Maine Crafts Association
Maine Made

United Maine Craftsmen
Dooryard Artist Collective
UpCountry Artists

 

Shows
Paradise City Art Festival - Northampton, Massachusetts
New England Made Wholesale Show - Portland, Maine
South Portland Art in the Park - South Portland, Maine
Portland Fine Craft Show - Portland, Maine
Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival - Brunswick, Maine
Bridgton Art in the Park - Bridgton, Maine
Belfast Arts in the Park - Belfast, Maine
Upcountry Artists Sugarloaf Fall Show - Carrabassett Valley, Maine

 

Professional Experience
2018 - Holiday Art & Craft Show Production Committee Chair - Maine Charitable Mechanics' Hall

2016-2018 - Traditional raising and silversmithing demonstrations at historical village - Boothbay, Maine
2015-2017 - Curation of Macpage LLC group exhibitions - South Portland, Maine
2015-2016 - Curation & implementation of WEX Inc. group exhibitions - South Portland, Maine
2015-2016 - Welding & Large Scale Sculpture Installation Assistant - Falmouth, Maine
2013-2015 - Custom jewelry fabricator and laser engraver - Topsham, Maine
2011 - Internship as a metalsmithing studio assistant - Portland, Maine