Nina Koepcke has over thirty-five years' experience working as both artist and arts facilitator.
Her ceramics, paintings and prints receive consistent recognition with awards and inclusion in regional,
national, and international art competitions. Her artwork in public and private collections in the
United States, Canada, Russia, France and Japan, includes the permanent collections of the Triton Museum,
the Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA, the Valley Medical Center, San Jose,
City Museum of St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia. Fujiwara collection, Okayama, Japan and AIR Vallauris, France.
Ms. Koepcke's exhibition history includes major national and regional shows including Innovations
in Contemporary Craft,Richmond Ar Center, Richmond, CA, Clay and Glass Artists of California, Santa Cruz Museum Of Art
and History, Santa Cruz, CA The Monarch Clay National, San Angelo, Texas; North American Works, Matrix Gallery,
Sacramento, CA; California Clay, The Artery, Davis, CA; Clay and Glass, Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA;
Out of Clay: Contemporary Ceramics, Clara Kott Von Storch Gallery, Dexter, MI; and Northern California Ceramics,
Dean Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA. Ms. Koepcke's work was the subject of three monographs
in Ceramic Monthly for solo shows at the Olive Hyde Gallery in Fremont, Gallery Aqui Siam in Vallauris, France,
and the Triton Museum in Santa Clara, CA. She regularly exhibits at the Main Gallery in Redwood City, CA.
In 2007 and 2009, Ms. Koepcke received sculpture awards from the Santa Clara Arts Commission and in 2003,
she received a 3D Art Fellowship Award from the Arts Council Silicon Valley. Ms. Koepcke received multiple
Artist-in-Residence grants from the California Arts Council in 1981-1983 and 1985-1988 to facilitate ceramic
art in San Jose schools, and 1993-1996 for a visual arts program at a San Jose homeless shelter.
She received grants from IBM and the Quota Club for specialized programs for handicapped children.
In 1997 and 1998, she was co-recipient of two grants from the Montalvo Center for the Arts for LifeLines,
a multidisciplinary arts project for the terminally ill. In 1998, she was co-recipient Arts Council
of Silicon Valley grant funding video documentation of the LifeLines project. In 1988, Ms. Koepcke received
the National Award of Merit from The Case for Clay in Secondary Education Conference in New York, NY.
From 1988-2009, Ms. Koepcke was consultant to Tucson based Arts Genesis, a community arts in education organization
and from 1989-2002 was a SanJose Unified School district consultant. Koepcke presented workshops at the
1986 & 1996 California Art Education Association state conferences.From 1989-2002, Koepcke produced 25 ceramic
and mosaic muralswith students in 4 Santa Clara county elementary and middle schools as well as a
50' x 7' x 6" ceramic mural with students from 7 San Jose schools exhibited at the
Tapestry in Talent Festival, San Jose Convention Center, San Jose Airport, and Walnut Creek Civic Arts Center.
From 1998-2006, she completed nine collaborative tile murals with student participants at the San Jose Public Library
and schools in Palo Alto, CA and Tucson, AZ. Koepcke is a panelist and a workshop presenter on numerous occasions
in both university venues and public forums including 3 universities in China in 2006. She is grants coordinator
and treasurer for the Clay and Glass Arts Foundation.
Ms. Koepcke's work is the subject monographs in Ceramics Monthly, Artweek, San Jose Mercury, San Jose Metro,
Willow Glen Resident, Fremont Argus, Contra Costa Times, Valley Times, the Palo Alto Times and the following books:
Clay and Glass, by the Association of California CeramicArtists, Marketing Your Arts and Crafts, by Janice West,
500 Animals in Clay,Lark Books, Suzanne Tourtillot, and Ceramics Today by Jeff Snyder.