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James Malenda

 Jim Malenda's art work consists of precious and non precious metal and enamel sculpture and body adornment.   Recently eight of his works were placed in the permanent collections  of five national museums which include: The Philadelphia Museum of Art; The Yale University Art Gallery; Museum of Fine Art, Houston, The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA, and The Arkansas Museum of Fine Art, Little Rock.  For more detailed information on Jim Malenda's professional activity resume below.  

James Malenda

Address: 71 East Lake Rd. Brackney PA 18812                  Cell: (610) 737-0787

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S.U.N.Y. New Paltz, Gold & Silversmithing, MFA    1975

Kent State University, Design & Crafts, BFA    1971



Professor, Fine Metals, Certaldo Italy, ECU                                                                     2016

Professor Emeritus, Fine Metals, Kutztown University, PA 19530                                       2015

Professor, Fine Metals, Kutztown University, PA 19530    1987-2015

Associate Professor, Metal Arts, Bradley University, Peoria, IL    1976-87



2018- ITALY INTENSIVE, ECU Gallery, Greenville NC

2017- ALCHEMY, National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis,TN 

2015-LITTLE DREAMS IN GLASS AND METAL Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA (touring)

2014- RELEVANT INFLUENCE, R.I.T., Rochester Institute of Technology, NY

2013- TOP 10 AT 10, Charles A. Wurstum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, WI

2012- KEAD EXHIBITION, Insa Art Center, Seoul, South Korea

2011- WORLD DESIGN INTERNATIONAL Songshan Creative Cultural Center, Taipei, Taiwan

2010- RE-MAKE-RE-MODEL, National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN

2009- 7th ENAMEL FESTIVAL EXHIBITION, Giraefe, Morez, France

2008- WEDDING RITUALS, Tong In Gallery, Seoul, South Korea

2007- RING SHOW; THEN AND NOW, National Ornamental Metal Museum, Memphis, TN

2006- ONE-MAN EXHIBITION, Galerie Schmuck und Objekt, Ute Wolff-Brinckmann, Erfurt, Germany

2005- METAMORPHOSIS, Sandra Blain Gallery, Arrowmont School of Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN

2004- NANCY YAW GALLERY, Birmingham, MI


2002- GEORGE E. OHR ART CHALLENGE, Ohr-O’Keefe Museum, Biloxi, MS

2001- COLOR AND LIGHT, National Handcraft Museum, New Delhi, India

2000 - AMERICAN ENAMELS. Random Modern Gallery, Tacoma, WA

1999- SOFA, NYC, CHICAGO, Nancy Yaw Gallery, Birmingham, MI

1997- BEGUILING AND BRILLIANT BROOCHES, Studio Fusion, London, England



Workshop-Enamelist Society Montserrat College, Beverly MA 2015

Workshop- R.I.T. Rochester Institute if Technology, 2014

Workshop- Enamel, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, 2012

Workshop- Enamel, J. C. Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, NC 2009

Workshop- Enamel, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN,  2008, 2014

Workshop- Fabrication/ Enamel, Penland School of Arts & Crafts, Penland, NC 1975- 2005,  

Workshop- Enamel, Azuay University, Cuenca, Ecuador, 2004

Lecture-       “American Enamel”, Buckinghamshire Chiltens University, High Wycombe, England, 2003

Workshop- Enamel, Art Zone, Bellevue CC, Seattle, WA, 2002

Workshop- Enamel, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ, 2001

Workshop- Enamel, Pennsylvania Society of Goldsmiths, 2000

Lecture-       “American Enamel”, China Central Art and Craft College, Bejing; Xi’an Academy of F.A. 1999

Workshop- Enamel, International Enamel Symposium, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 1998

Workshop- Cloisonne’, Enamel Soc., Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN 1997

Workshop- Fabrication for 3-D Enamel Forms, Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA 1995

Lecture-       “Retrospective & American Enamel”, Queens Road College, Bristol, England, 1994

Workshop- Fabrication for 3-D Enamel Forms, National Enamelist Guild, Washington, DC, 1993



Thompson Enamel Award

House of Humor and Satire, Sculpture Award, Gabrovo, Bulgaria

Artists’ Fellowship, Illinois Arts Council



Museum of Art and Design, NYC

Enamel Arts Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

Nordenfjeldske Kunstrindustrimuseum, Trondheim, Norway


71 East Lake Road, Brackney
Latitude 41.9460418  Longitude -75.9253036
From Laurel Lake Road (PA-4002), take John C. McNamara Drive 0.4 miles to Pop’s Hobby Road. Take first right onto East Lake Road, then go 0.3 miles. From PA-167, take Pop’s Hobby Road 1.5 miles. Turn
left onto East Lake Road.

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