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Ohio University; Athens, Ohio. 1967-1968. M.A. Printmaking.

Miami University; Oxford, Ohio. 1962-1966. B.S. in Art Education


Currently a full-time studio artist in Portland, Oregon.

Apa Ini; Portland, Oregon. 1985-2005. Founder and sole proprietor of an ethnographic/handmade object import business

        traveling, collecting and selling exceptional objects     from all over SE Asia as well as Turkey and Eastern Europe.

Mt. Hood Community College; Portland, Oregon. 1971-1985. Tenured full-time faculty; head of printmaking department,

        also taught metal smithing, enameling, and Survery of Visual Arts.

Portland Community College; Portland, Oregon 1972, 1973. Taught jewelry and metals.

Oregon College of Arts and Crafts; Portland, Oregon 1972, 1973. Taught silk screen printmaking.

Selected Group Exhibitions

Contemporary Enamel. Istanbul, Turkey; Florence, Italy; Manteo, NC. 2018-2019.

Smitten Forum Exhibition. East Carolina University, Greenville NC, Material Topics Symposium. 2018.

Alchemy 4. The Enamelist Society. Arrowmont School of Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN; Ohio Craft Museum,      Columbus, OH; National

        Ornamental Metal Museum; Memphis, TN. 2017-2018.

Potency of Process: Moving through Breast Cancer. 2-woman exhibition with Deborah Horrell at Center for Contemporary Art and                   

        Culture, Pacific Northwest College of Art. Portland, OR. 2016.

Alchemy 3, The Enamelist Society. Montserrat College of Art. Beverly, MA. 2015. Juror.

Alchemy 2; The Enamelist Society. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center; Covington, KY. 2013

Without Boundaries: Transformations in American Craft. Craft Alliance; St. Louis, MO. 2012.

Alchemy; Transformation in Contemporary Enamels. The Enamelist Society Conference.

        ‘Best in Show’ award winner. Arrowmont School of Crafts; Gatlinburg, TN and National Ornamental Metal Museum;

        Memphis, TN. 2011-2012.

SOFA. New York. Represented by Mobilia Gallery. 2007.

Ornament as Art: Avant-Garde Jewelry from the Helen Williams Drutt Collection. Museum of Fine Arts; Houston, TX. 2007.

The Art of Enameling. Moblia Gallery; Boston, MA. 2006

Body Tjak: A performance group of 12 Balinese & 12 American performers; performing percussive works in various

         locations in the USA and Indonesia. I made 2 life-size basket puppets and 2 smaller, matching rod puppets plus 6

         masks for their ensemble. 1990.

The Tale of Panji; Lewis and Clark University Gamelan; Portland, OR. A Javanese opera written and directed by Vincent

         McDermott, head of the Lewis and Clark gamelan. I made 3 life-size basket puppets for numerous performances.


Gallery Group Show: Jamison/Thomas Gallery; Portland, OR. 1989

Color and Image. Invitational. Gallery Association of New York State. 1988-89.

Metalsmiths Making Sculpture. Invitational. Traveling Exhibition: Mitchell Museum, TN; Cococino Center for the Arts, AZ; National

     Ornamental Metal Museum, TN; Wichita Art Association, KS. 1986-87.

New Work. Invitational. Wita Gardiner Gallery. San Diego, CA 1987.

Masterworks, Enamel/87. Aoki Metal Ltd. Tokyo, Japan. 1987.

50th Anniversary, Metals Exhibition. Contemporary Crafts Gallery. Portland, OR. 1987.

Poetry of the Physical. Inaugural Exhibition. American Craft Museum, New York City, NY. 1986.

A New Tradition. Invitational. Georgia State University. Atlanta, GA. 1986.

Enamels Now. Wita Gardiner Gallery. San Diego, CA. 1986.

Deception and Revelation: Art of the Mask. International Gallery. San Diego, CA. 1986.

Forum Für Schmuck und Design. Köln, West Germany. 1985.

Menagerie. North Terminal Connector Gallery. San Francisco International Airport, CA. 1985.

Fine Works. Invitational. International Gallery. San Diego, CA. 1985.

Group Show. Gallery Artists, Jamison-Thomas Gallery. Portland, OR. 1985.

National Crafts Invitational. Kent State University; Kent, OH. 1985

Contemporary American Heritage. Invitational. Elaine Potter Gallery; San Francisco, CA. 1984.

National Jewelry & Unique Objects. Invitational. Fine Arts Center of Tempe, AZ. 1984.

A Mano. Invitational. University Art Gallery. New Mexico State University. 1984.

Multiplicity in clay, Metal & Fibers. Invitational. Skidmore College, NY. 1984.

Northwest Fusion. Invitational. Visual Arts Center of Alaska. Anchorage. AK. 1984.

Metals & Enamels. Invitational. Kyoto Municipal Museum of Traditional Industry. Kyoto, Japan.     1983.

International Schmuckshau: Material. Invitational. Munich, Germany. 1983.

Vitreous Enamels. Juror. A.R.T. Beasley Gallery. San Diego, CA. 1983.

Enamels/Glass. Invitational. Eastern Kentucky University. Richmond, KY. 1983.

Metal & Enamel Invitational. Robert Else Gallery. Cal State University. Sacramento, CA. 1983.

Oregon Biennial. Portland Art Museum. Portland, OR. 1983.

Enamels, ’82. Invitational .Dimock Gallery. Washington D.C. 1982.

3 Artists Invitational. Concepts Gallery. Carmel, CA. 1982.

NorthWest Crafts Exhibition. Museum of History and Industry. Seattle, WA. 1982.

Animal Kingdom. Invitational. Gallery eight. La Jolla, CA. 1982.

Enamel Today. NorthWest Crafts Center. Seattle, WA. 1982.

Enamels, ’81. Invitational. Venture Gallery. Lathrup Village, MO. 1981.

The Animal Image. Invitational. The Renwick Gallery. Washington D.C. 1981.

Metalsmiths ’81. University of Kansas Gallery. Lawrence, KS. 1981.

Enamels 50/80. Invitational. Brookfield Craft Center. Brookfield, CT; Manchester Institute of Arts & Sciences, NH; and

        Worcester Craft Center, MA. 1981.

Oregon Biennial. Invitational. Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR. 1981.

Porcelain & Enamels. Invitational. Contemporary Artisans Gallery. San Francisco, CA. 1981.

Concepts in Metal: The Figure. Invitational. The Kresge Art Gallery. Michigan State University. East Lansing, MI. 1980.

Materials & Concepts in Three Dimensions. Invitational. Hewlett Gallery. Carnegie-Mellon University. Pittsburg, PA 1980.

Off the Body: Metals and Enamels. Invitational. Bradley University. Peoria, IL. 1980.

Flux, Fusion, and Fireworks. Outstanding Merit Award. Contemporary Crafts Gallery. Portland, OR. 1980.

Northwest Enamelists. Traveling exhibition. Visual Arts Resources; Museum of Art; Eugene, OR.     1979-1981.

2nd International Shippo (Enamel) Exhibition. Tokyo, Japan. 1979.

Objects, 1979. Judges 3rd Place Award. Western Colorado Center for the Arts. Grand Junction,     CO. 1979.

Portland Crafts Invitational. Sapporo. Japan. 1979.

Forty Oregon Craftsmen. Timberline Lodge. Government Camp, Mt. Hood, OR. 1977.

Containers. Contemporary Crafts Gallery. Portland, OR. 1974.

Testimony to a Process. Invitational. Portland Art Museum. Portland, OR. 1974.

Body Craft. Portland Art Museum. Portland, OR. 1973.

Works on Paper. Hoffman Gallery. Oregon School of Arts and Crafts. Portland, OR. 1973.

Artists of Oregon. Portland Art Museum. Portland, OR. 1972

Paper Works. Portland Art Museum. Portland, OR. 1972.


Martha Banyas


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