Education: University of North Carolina Wilmington 2020 MFA Candidate Film 2023 Brunswick Community College instructor of Silversmithing 2017- 2019 Penland School of Crafts 2016 The Gemological Institute of America 2014 The University of Georgia 2013 BFA jewelry + metals 2013 Cortona Italy International invitational study abroad program 2012 The Pacific Northwest College of Art 2009
Scholarships: Penland School of Crafts studio assistant scholarship 2016 GIA scholarship for 2 lab courses 2014 Rick Johnson stipend scholarship recipient 2012 Studio Assistant to Angela Bubash Cortona Italy summer 2012 The Pacific Northwest College of Art 2009
Gallery Representation: Bryand Gallery, Wilmington NC 2017-2019 NICHE magazine "Finalist" Convention Center Gallery, Philadelphia PA 2014 Breeze Block Gallery, Portland Or 2006-2009
International Exhibition: La Mostra University of Georgia Studies Abroad Exhibition, Palazzo Vagnotti Cortona Italy 2012
Jewelry Exhibitor: Orange Street Art Festival, Wilmington, NC. 2015-2017 ACRE Philadelphia, PA. 2015 The American Made Show, Philadelphia, PA. 2014 American Craft Retail Expo, Orlando, FL. 2013
Symposiums: Eastern Carolina University Symposium attendee winter 2016 Portland Or, Jewelry Symposium: Tech Form employee/panel host fall 2014
Presentations: Presentations about the Penland experience are available, please contact if you would like for Chelsea Lea to visit your school or creative environment for a complete Penland School of Crafts presentation. Chelsea Lea is an Ambassador of Penland School of Crafts, and is authorized by the institution to give such a presentation.