Melody Evans has studied and lived in many areas of the country.   After studying for four years at the San Antonio School of Art and Craft, she started her career as a potter but soon moved into making sculpture and large scale installations which employed ceramics and other materials – a change prompted by her pursuit of a Master’s degree in the influential area of Northern California.  Evans studied with nationally acclaimed artists Robert Brady, and Stephen Kaltenbach, and has received numerous awards in her career; including first place in the National Visions in Clay, awarded at the University of the Pacific in CA.  Her work is represented in numerous public and private collections, including the Paul F. Dauer Ceramic Collection.

Currently she shows in work in galleries and juried shows , teaches part-time in area colleges, and spends most of her time creating commissioned work for healthcare organizations, churches and private residencies.

Exhibition Record (from 2000)

selected shows


2015   Biennial Faculty Exhibition, Craft Alliance Exhibition Gallery, St. Louis, MO

2014    FifTEA, Curated by Stefanie Kirkland, Craft Alliance Exhibition Gallery,

            St. Louis, MO.

            Poetry in the Wild, Curated by Anna Flores, St. Louis,MO.

             www.poetry in the

2013    Exposure 16: Primal Forms, 3 Artists, Curated by Terry Suhre,

            Gallery 210, University of MO, ST. Louis.

            Faculty Show, McKendree University, Lebanon ILL.

            9 Wise Women, Curated by Ruth Reese, PHD Gallery, St. Louis, MO.

2012   Faculty Show, STLCC.

            Faculty Show, McKendree University, Lebanon ILL.

2011    Feat of Clay, Ruth Reese, Curator. PHD Gallery, St. Louis, MO

            Shades of Gray, PHD Gallery, St. Louis, MO.

            Fine-Line, Robin Hirsch Curator.Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

            SCC Invitational Exhibition, Christine Holtz, Curator. Donald Shook Gallery,

             St. Charles Community College, Cottleville, MO.

2010    Drawing Exhibit, 3 Artists, Fleishman-Hillard, St. Louis, MO

             2 Artist Exhibit: Farrell Learning Center Gallery, Washington University,     


             Liquid Measure: Invitational Ceramics Exhibit, Edwardsville, Il

             Natural Elements/Abstracted Form, Director-Curated,Jacoby Arts

            Center,Alton, IL

2009    Concurrent, Artists-in-Residence Show,Craft Alliance Grand Center, St.

              Louis,  MO

             Biennial Faculty Exhibition,Craft Alliance Exhibition Gallery, St. Louis, MO

            Material Attraction/Diverse Reactions III, Invitational,Jacoby Arts Center,

            Alton, IL

2008    Fire to Figura,Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA

              New Faces of Craft,St. Louis University Gallery, St. Louis, MO

             Small Treats and Treasures, Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2007    Clay, Paint, Pastel,Solo 3-D Artist, Solomon Dubnick Gallery, 

             Sacramento, CA 

             Games We Play, Drive Agency Gallery,solo show,  St. Louis, MO

             Curtain Call,Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2006    Small Treasures,Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2005    Out of the Garden,Solomon Dubnick Gallery, solo show Sacramento, CA

              Eye Candy-Sideshow, Curated by Robert Bowen,James Kaneko Gallery,  

               American River Community College, Sacramento, CA

2004    Visions in Clay,The Reynolds Gallery, University of the Pacific, Stockton,


             Retreat,MA Thesis Show, Robert Else Gallery, CSUS, Sacramento, CA

2002    Renaissance ’02,  Steven LeeYamshon Alumni Center, CSUS, Sacramento

2001    Clay Connections, Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA

             Modern Tea Party,Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA

             Tenth Anniversary Celebration,Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2000    Form by Fire,Solomon Dubnick Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Awards / Juried Shows / Competitions

2015   MOVE,  St. Louis Artist Guild, Juried show.

2011   The Patricia Weir Mynka Memorial Exhibition, Black Burn College, Illinois

            First-Place Award.

            Contemporary Narrative, Juried Show, Foundry Art Center, 

             St. Charles, MO

            Grape Arts,  Art St. Louis. Best of Show- Drawing

2010    Remix, Art St. Louis Juried Exhibition Series, Three-Artist Installation, St.

             Louis, MO

2009    41st Mid-States Craft Competition,Jane Sauer Juror, Evansville 

              Museum, Evansville, Indiana     

2009    Potters Council  Juried for 2010 Ceramic Sculpture Calendar  

2005    Visions in Clay: 2004 National,First Place Award,The Reynolds Gallery, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA

2003    Robinson Increase Memorial Award,Robert Else Gallery, CSUS, CA  

2000   Rancho Santiago Show,Aardvark Clay Award, Rancho Santiago, CA

1998  California Ink and Clay Show,California Polytechnic University,CA

 Collections/Art in Public Spaces

The New St. Mary’s Hospital, Jefferson City, MO

The Sonny Kamn International T-Pot Collection, Los Angelos, CA.

St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Sculptural Installation in Main Café, MO.

Washington University Medical Center Permanent Collection, St. Louis, MO

Episcopal Church of Christ, Wall Sculpture, Webster Groves, MO

National Great Rivers Research and Education Center,Sculptural Installation, Alton,IL

USDA Regional Headquarters,Conference Tile Mural, Sacramento, CA

Mid-American Transplant Services,Lobby Mosaics, St. Louis, MO

California State University Sacramento Permanent Collection, Library, Sacramento,CA

Suncol Industries, Lobby Tiles, Roseville, CA

Out Put Technologies Corporate Headquarters, Lobby Wall Sculpture, El Dorado Hills, CA

Nancy and Ken Kranzberg Ceramic Collection, St. Louis, MO

Ceronix Headquarters,Tile Installation, Auburn, CA

The Paul F. Dauer Ceramic Collection, Sacramento, CA

Tenet Hospital Group,Wall Sculpture Restaurant, St. Louis, MO

Louise and Michael Solomon Fine Art Collection, Sculpture, Sacramento, CA 

Forest ParkHospital,Wall Sculpture Restaurant, St. Louis, MO

Broadstone Business Group Headquarters,Lobby Tile Installation, Folsom, CA

Prudential Regional Offices,Wall Sculpture, Roseville, CA



Professional Experience


2010    Selected Presenter at the International Paperclay Symposium, Laguana Beach, CA

2009    Influence of Selected 20th Century Women Artists, Washington University in Saint Louis, St. Louis, MO

2009    Cone 5 Glaze Decoration Workshop, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO

2008    Artist in Residence [9 months], Craft Alliance Grand Center, St. Louis, MO

2007    Visiting Artist and Speaker [Fall 2007], California State University,

             Sacramento, CA

2007    Visiting Artist and Speaker [Spring 2007], Webster University, St. Louis, MO

2006    Sculptural Possibilities with Paper Clay, Webster University, St. Louis, MO

2006    Sculptural Possibilities with Paper Clay, St. Louis Community College

2005    Paper Clay Techniques for Ceramic Sculpture, Krueger’s Pottery, St.Louis 

2003    From Craft to Art in the Ceramic Medium, CSUS Art Club, Sacramento, CA



2015-present      Adjunct Instructor St. Louis Community Colleges

2012-2014           Adjunct Professor at McKendree University, Lebanon,ILL

2008- present   Instructor – Wheel-Throwing and Hand Building, Craft Alliance, St.


2005-2008       Instructor – Continuing Education St. Louis Community Colleges.


 Publications and Reviews

Catolog:  Poetry in the Wild 2014, Published by Anna Flores and Terry Suhre through UMSL

Catolog: Primal Forms 2013, Published by the University of Mo, St. Louis

St. Louis Beacon, St. Louis, MO, Ivy Cooper Review for Remix, February 3, 2010

St. Louis Post Dispatch, St. Louis, MO, David Bonetti Review for Concurrent, August 9, 2009

Riverfront Times, St. Louis, MO, Jessica Baran Review, July 30, 2009

The Sacramento Bee,Sacramento, CA, Critic’s Choice, Victoria Dalkey, February 13, 2005

The Record, Stockton CA, Paula Sheil Review, August 10, 2004

The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, CA, August 8, 2004

Ceramics Art and Perception, 2003, Issue 54, pg. 42

Sacramento News and Review, Sacramento, CA, July 10, 2003

Sacramento News and Review, Sacramento, CA, December 20, 2001

Ceramics Monthly, February 1998, pg. 20

St. Louis Post Dispatch, St. Louis, MO, Review June 4, 1998 


Community Experience

2006-present   Board Member – Webster Groves Missouri Arts Commission, Webster, MO

2006-present   Member – Art St. Louis, St. Louis, MO



Master’s of Studio Art, California State University (CSUS), Sacramento, CA

B.A., Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO