Resume

Loren Scherbak

5718 Wainwright Avenue Rockville MD 20851

Professional Art

Printmaking - intaglio, lithography, and monoprints

Worked for several years on an aquatic/ocean series. This water­related imagery described movement by setting up a dynamic tension between static or timeless images and active, sometimes floating, imagery through the use of sea creatures and waterscapes. Another series focused on Maryland imagery such as the Potomac River.

Pottery ­­ raku and stoneware.

Continues the themes of the prints and includes other nature imagery. Early work included a series of large, sculptural planters, followed by functional dinnerware. Raku work was decorative one­of­a­kind relief plaques. In 2005, built a Bourry Box wood fire kiln. Recent work consists of functional and decorative ware that emphasizes the atmospheric glazing resulting from the ash deposits from the firing.

Education

  • 2000​ College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland. MLS, Library Systems, 4.0 GPA
  • 1981–1994​ Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland. Printmaking, Ceramics, Computer Programming
  • 1979​ New York State College of Ceramics, Alfred University, Alfred, New York. BFA, Ceramics and Printmaking
  • 1974–1975​ University of Wisconsin, Madison. Major – Ceramics

Apprenticeships

  • 1979–1980​ Geoffrey Meek Designed and assisted with fabrication of molds for ceramic production.
  • 1978​ Yaakov Bousidan Printed limited editions for the artist. Assisted in design and execution of artist's books.

Group Exhibitions and Juried Shows

  • June 2015

    The Creative Crafts Council Biennial Exhibition

    North Bethesda, Maryland
  • June 2015

    Tabletop Ceramics Exhibit 2015

    The Art League, Alexandria, Virginia
  • January 2015

    Teapots VII

    Baltimore Clayworks, Baltimore, Maryland
  • June 2014

    Tabletop Ceramics Exhibit 2014

    The Art League, Alexandria, Virginia
  • 2014 January

    The Resident Artists of Capitol Arts Network: Crossing Paths

    Capitol Arts Network, Rockville, Maryland
  • 2013 January

    The Resident Artists of Capitol Arts Network

    ​Capitol Arts Network, Rockville, Maryland
  • 2011 October

    Artists at Work

    Ripley Center, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
  • 2009 June

    The Crafts Collection

    Strathmore Mansion, Bethesda, Maryland
  • 2008 March-July

    Artists at Work

    Ripley Center, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
  • 1992 June

    The Crafts Collection

    Strathmore Mansion, Bethesda, Maryland
  • 1990 November

    Fin De Siecle: Expressions in Clay and Print

    Rockville Arts Place, Rockville, Maryland
  • 1988 June

    The Crafts Collection

    Strathmore Mansion, Bethesda, Maryland
  • 1988 April

    Artscapes

    The New Art Center, Takoma Park, Maryland
  • 1986 March

    Tenth Annual Montgomery County Juried Art Exhibition

    Strathmore Mansion, Bethesda, Maryland
  • 1985 April

    GRACE Exhibit

    Greater Reston Arts Center, Fairfax, Virginia
  • 1985 April

    Laurel Art Guild

    Montpelier Art Center, Laurel, Maryland
  • 1985 May

    Fourth Annual Brandeis Art Exhibit and Sale

    McCrillis Gardens, Chevy Chase, Maryland
  • 1985 May

    Art on Paper

    Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, Maryland

Individual Exhibitions

  • 1992 July

    Prints

    Wellfleet Library, Wellfleet, Massachusetts
  • 1992 October, 1991 November

    Waterscapes: Prints and Ceramics

    Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Brewster, Massachusetts

Galleries

  • 1994

    Raku Ceramic Plaques

    The Waygoose, Rockville, Maryland
  • 1993

    Prints

    The Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet, Massachusetts
  • 1992-1993

    Prints

    The Artful Hand Gallery, Orleans, Massachusetts
  • 1992-1993

    Raku Ceramic Plaques

    Sola Gallery II, Brewster and Provincetown, Massachusetts
  • 1992

    Prints

    Design Concepts, Orleans, Massachusetts
  • 1992

    Raku Ceramic Plaques

    Indianapolis Museum of Art Museum Shop, Columbus, Indiana
  • 1989-1993

    Prints

    Cape Cod Museum of Natural History Museum Shop, Brewster, Massachusetts
  • 1989

    Prints

    Chandler Gallery, Wellfleet, Massachusetts

Commissions

  • 1989

    Poster selected for museum promotion

    Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Brewster, Massachusetts
  • 1989

    50th Wedding Anniversary Print

    Private Collection, Chevy Chase, Maryland