2004 Island Fest, Grosse Ile, MI; Chair-arty; Honorable Mention
2003 Bonner David Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ; Art of Triumph; “Magic Double Dutch” Honorable Mention
2003 Scarab Club, Detroit, MI; Beasts, Bugs and Blooms; “Caged Cricket Table” Honorable Mention
2003 People Before Profits – Poetry Award; Honorable Mention
January 2004 – Society of American Mosaic Artists, San Francisco Conference, Panel member: Mosaic as a Healing Art
2000-2003 VSA Arts of Michigan-Workshops for persons with disabilities; Detroit,MI
2001- ITT One day, all-day crafts workshops-young teens; Troy, MI
1998-1999-Mosaic workshops-NY Transit Museum; Brooklyn, NY
Education & Training
2002 Papermaking, Katie Serewitz; VSA arts of Michigan-Detroit
1998 Picassiette mosaics, Cheryl Hazan; Anandamali, NY, NY
1997 Glass mosaics, Philippa Beveridge; Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY
1997 Glaze Chemistry, Ada Cruz; Craft Students League; NY, NY
1996 Ceramic mosaics, Kirsten Westphal; NY Transit Museum, Brooklyn, NY
1992 Decoupage, Dee Davis; Adventures in Crafts; NY, NY
1991 Art Therapy Training, Erica Steinberger; The New School, NY
1990 Storytelling, Laura Simms, Penninah Schramm, Billy Ballou, Marcia Lewis, Lillian Oppenheimer, Diane Wolkstein; NYC Storytelling Ctr.
1988 Children’s book writing, Robin Ballard; Cooper Union-NY, NY
1987 Children’s book illustrating, Elaine Maldonado; Parson’s School of Design, NY, NY
1986 Quiltmaking, Virginia Davis; Craft Students League; NY, NY
1985 Mandala Making, Pat Dobrin; Learning Annex, NY, NY
1979 Typewriter Repair, IBM; 555 Madison Ave, NY, NY
1978 Cabinetmaking, carpentry, plumbing, electrical wiring, AllCraft Center; St Marks Place, NY, NY
1973 Wooden Toymaking, Michael Flaxman; Sunflower Workshop, Buffalo,NY
1973 Soft Sculpture, Lenore Davis; Albright-Knox Art Gallery; Buffalo, New York
1973 1 term Freshman art; SUNY, Buffalo, NY
1968-72 B.A. English, Teaching Certificate; SUNY, Buffalo, NY
The Farmington Observer – “Filter,” 11/2008
On display in Farmington…..
There are quaint miniature chairs, unusual corner tables, a collection of textiles, ceramic mosaics and collages from Michigan artist Ellen Stern on display at the Farmington Hills City Gallery through Dec. 29.
Stern has displayed her unique works in galleries across the United States and Canada.
Her works have also been exhibited at the Festival ArteMusica in Piandisco, Italy.
Her style incorporates the useful and the whimsical.
The exhibit “Between the Cracks Mosaics” features selections of her wall hangings, large and small mosaic tables, paper cut-outs, animals, and works on canvas.
The City Gallery is located in the Costick Center at 28600 West 11 Mile. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Winner of a place in the Kennedy Promotions BEST OF book series: BEST OF ARTISTS AND ARTISANS from the state of Michigan.
Two of Ellen’s artworks are prominently pictured and discussed as examples, among the works of other artists, in the book MOSAICS, published in English in 2005 (MOSAICO in Spanish), written by Philippa Beveridge and Eva Pascual Miro, published by Parramon ediciones, s.a., Barcelona, Espana, 2004 .