Professional Multi Media Artist Cecil Herring has exhibited her paintings, sculpture, and digital art, wearable art in the U. S., Europe, Beijing, China, Germany, Spain and Norway and globally by the internet and her web presence at www.spacescapes.com and www.hydergallery.com
Cecil began her formal art studies at 21 in her home town Miami with art Instructor Pat Delong. She continued study at U. of Florida, private bronze and steel welding study with Eugene Davidson, Brevard Com. College for ARC, MIG, TIG and oxyacetelene welding with George Gaich, Univ. of Tenn., where she studied electroforming with Stanley Lechtzin, Metals Chairman at Temple U. and Seminole Community College, she studying Paper Making with Jane Edison. She received an Associate of Arts degree in 1983 cum laude.
To fund her expensive studio equipment, Herring found work as a reporter, feature writer, photographer with the byline Cecil Herring. She became quickly indispensible filling the entire front page with her products. She loved it all despite the low pay scale of $90 a week; she also wrote stories and sketched trials for Florida Today, Melbourne Times, Fairchild Publications and Miami Herald. This led to her being invited to cover the Apollo Manned Space program at the amazing vantage point of 2.8 miles from the launch pad at Cape Kennedy. Thundering living fire gave her art fire and inspired her to focus on space art. She was reminded of her father Cecil's stories about life on Mars as written by Edgar Rive Burroughs and "A Princess of Mars." She became a space artist. Later she received the Penney Missouri Journalism Award for the Today Newspaper. In 1997 she posted her website having established as her domain www.spacescapes.com
The site is still in operation and Herring is still its webmaster.
In 1986 She received a BA at U.C.F. in Humanities, the Arts, Painting, Sculpture, Music, Theatre and Creative Writing in 1986. She also studied privately in California, Florida, France, Greece and Europe. She began digital art studies In 1988 Brevard Community College, later studying at McFatter Technical Institute in Ft. Lauderdale a certified in digital art - Photoshop, Illustrator, Quark and Painter.
Cecil has won many awards and in juried and invitational shows in Ohio and in Cologne, Germany exhibiting digital works on a 30 foot wall at an old munitions facility where thousands saw the workshttp://www.erichfritz.mynetcologne.de/E-Energy_Show_art_fair_2004.ht,
Ohio, Some Awards are: 1st in sculpture at Gasperilla Festival, Tampa, Indialantic, Festival of Lights, St. Petersburg, 1st portraits, Coral Springs, FL, awards at Festival of the Masters, Winter Park and Cocoa Beach. She won second place in the National Kodak Large Format Digital Printing.(comprehensive list available on request).
Recently, Her 80 inch St. John's River in 2 parts was selected for Florida Biennial 2008 shown at Florida Museum.
Selected collectors include First Lady Betty Ford, wife of late U.S. President Gerald R. Ford, for her hand constructed sterling silver eagle pendant located at The Ford Museum, Grand Rapids, MI., Orlando Modern Art Collection, purchase award, Kodak Collection, Rochester, N.Y., purchase award, City of Titusville, U. of Florida Medical Library with a 5 ft. steel sculpture called "The Family" commissioned by U. of F. Dental Guild. Cecil welded 7 bronze altar pieces for Orlando's St. Charles Cathedral, Processional Cross with Christ on the bronze Cross, bronze Host Cover, and Easter Vigil light and 4 welded bronze altar candelabra for the Orlando Cathedral; she created two 6 foot digital murals for Heart of Florida United Way, Orlando. A 7 foot bronze welded "Man with Three Arms is on exhibit at Crealde Sculpture Garden in Winter Park, FL and works in private collections.
She was advisor creating the Digital Art Institute at Stetson University and taught the first class in 1996-97. She also served on the Art Selection Committee for the Fifth District Court of Appeals Building in Daytona Beach and has served as art judge at the Vero Beach, Ft. Pierce, Deland, Heathrow and Amelia Island Art Festival ¬ Fernandina, Florida.
Visit her current Show at Hyder Gallery 111 S Magnolia Ave, Sanford, FL 32771 contact gallery for hours 407-878-7646 or for special appointment. Sharon Hyder Gallery Director will be glad to answer your questions.
Visit her website http://www.spacescapes.com
Cecil lives and maintains a studio in Deltona, FL
“Regarding my Setting up the Digital Institute at Stetson University, Deland, FL
I realized I wanted a record of my Stetson Experience!”
Note: I designed this website in 1996 - 97 while I was teaching at Stetson University in Deland, FL.
In the summer of 1996, after arriving in Volusia County and buying a house in Deltona, I stopped in at Stetson University in Deland to see my longtime friend Dan Gunderson, chairman of ceramics and master artist. I had my large digital portfolio. I opene
Painting: Oil on framed canvas
A rendering of a tababulia tree in the artist's front yard.
This is an original work.
Height 33" x Width 27"
Year Produced: Unknown
Inventory ID CH_0021
Status: All Galleries