Marilyn O'Hara  Metalsmithing

O'Hara Studios Photography        
phone:   469-450-5058

Professional Experience:
Marilyn O’Hara Studios, Dallas, Texas, 1981-Present
       Owner, Designer, Metalsmith, jewelry product & brand development, marketing, production, sales
       Ghost Designer – design development, original prototypes, fabrication and production
                            including Zale's, Bachendorf's & Individual National Designers
       Jewelry Photographer- specializing in advertising, marketing, branding for jewelry artists, as well as,
                advertising photography for national magazines  ( MJSA, American Style, American Craft, Niche, InStyle, InDesign)
       Marketing consultant- consultation for artist’ business: marketing, branding, sales, design development

Craft Guild of Dallas
, Co-Chair of Metals Department & Instructor, 2009-Present
Craft Guild of Dallas, Workshop Coordinator, 2010-Present
Craft Guild of Dallas, Board of Directors, 2011-2012
Craft Guild of Dallas, Advisory Board, 2009-2010, Current
Antique Jewelry Exchange, Tucson, Arizona 1979-1981
      Manager –Repair Department:  Inventory, Quality control, Customer Service,
                 Repair and restoration of antique jewelry and watch cases, including 14kt, 18kt and Platinum.
 Tree of Life Silversmith Gallery, Cape May, New Jersey 1975-1979
      Owner, Silversmith: Marketing, Sales, Inventory, Product Development
O’Hara Woodworking, Inc., Dallas Texas 1975-1989
       Vice-President/ Treasurer of Corporation
                Inventory, Job Quote, Customer Consultation, Accounting, Receivables

Metalsmithing Experience:
The Dallas Craft Guild, 2009-Present
University of Arizona, Graduate Teaching Associate, 1980-1981

North Texas University, BFA, Metalsmithing/Photography 1979

Texas Women’s University: Graduate study
University of Arizona: Graduate study- Metals department, 1979-1981

Gemological Institute of America: Diamond Grading, 1989
Gemological Institute of America: Jewelry Design, 1990
Gemological Institute of America: Advanced Diamond Setting, 1991

Southern Methodist University: Graduate study, 1998
University of Texas, Dallas: Graduate study, 2003

Colin College: Professional Photography, Terry Weir, 2007-2008

Master’s Study: 
Harlan Butt (UNT), Heiki Seppa, Gene Pijanowski (Purdue), Bud Green (TWU), Michael Croft (ASU),

Jean Stark,  John Cogswell (SUNY), Linda Darty(ECU), Rhonda Coryell (JSI), Fabrizio Acquafresca,
David Huang,  Carol Webb,  Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez (RIT),  Jayne Redman,  Betty Helen Longhi,
Alison Antelman, Tom Muir (BGSU), Tim Lazure (ECU),  Mary Lee Hu, (UW),  Jurgen Maerz,
Tom Herman, Ricky Frank,  Patsy Croft, Valentin Yotkov


Craft Guild of Dallas                                             Spring Art Show & Sale, 2012
Craft Guild of Dallas                                             Fall Art Show & Sale, 2011
Craft Guild of Dallas                                             Fall Art Show & Sale, 2010
Craft Guild of Dallas                                             Fall Art Show & Sale, 2009
Carlyn Galerie, Dallas                                          Autumn Jewels, Sept.13-Oct.7, 2007                                     
American Craft Retailers Expo (ACRE)             Las Vegas- Wholesale Show, May 2-4, 2007
Jools Gallery, Dallas                                            Jools Rocks 2006, 2nd Place People's Choice
                                                                                Jools Rocks 2006, 3rd Place Judge's Choice 
                                                                                Jools Rocks 2005, 1st Place People’s Choice   

University of Dallas Arts Gallery                       Fall Arts Festival, 2002
Contemporary Art Museum, Dallas                  Group Exhibition, 2001     
Transitions, Dallas                                               Two-Man Exhibition, 2000
Live Oak Lofts, Dallas                                         Group Exhibition, 1998
Art Illusions, Dallas                                             Solo Exhibition, 1997
Phoenix Art Museum                                           Four Corners States’ Biennial, 1980
Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock                     Prints, Drawings & Crafts Exhibition
*Award, 1980
University of North Texas Gallery, Denton      Group Exhibition,
*Purchase Award, 1979

Arts Center, Little Rock                     Toys Designed By Artist, 1978
Cape May
Craft Fair                                             Craft show & sale, Cape May Court House, NJ, 1976-1978              

Atlantic City Holiday Craft Show                      Art show & sale, Atlantic City, 1977       

Wheaton Arts Craft Show                                  Craft Show & Sale, Millville, NJ, 1977

Oktoberfest Craft Show                                       Craft Show, Cape May, NJ, 1978   

Jewelry Private Collections:  
Elton John
Oprah Winfrey
Hillary Clinton
Winona Judd
Dolly Parton

Photography Experience:

Recommended Photographer:
MJSA, Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America
The Rosen Group
American Style
Niche Magazine
Society of North American Goldsmiths
Whole Sale Crafts/American Crafts Retail Expo
ACRE: American Crafts Retail Expo
Argentium Silver Guild
SNAG: Society of North American Goldsmiths

Press & Publications- Photography
The Rosen Group- Advertising Photography, 2009-2012
Yellow Sky Advertising Agency- Advertising Photography, 2009-2011
Magazine Publications:
Jewelry Artist Magazine
Art Jewelry Magazine
American Craft
InDesign Magazine
Niche Magazine
Buyers Guide for American Craft Buyers Guide
MJSA Journal
Metalsmith Magazine
Modern Jeweler Magazine
Designer Jewelry Showcase
Watch & Jewelry, JQ International Trends, JA New York, JCK Style, Couture International Jeweler,
National Jeweler, ACRE/American Crafts Retail Expo, Cowboys & Indians

Book Publications:
Secret Shop Weapons, MJSA Press, 2012
Silversmithing for Jewelry Makers, by Elizabeth Bone, Interweave Press, 2012
Showcase 500 Rings, Lark Crafts/Sterling Press, 2012
500 Earrings, Lark Crafts/Sterling Press, 2011
Fine Woodworking Design Book Two, Taunton Press, Fine Woodworking Magazine, 1979

Photo Journalism:
Lapidary Journal/Jewelry Artist, Photography for feature article- Granulation, 2007
Art Jewelry Magazine,   Photography for feature article- Keumboo, 2008
Art Jewelry Magazine,   Photography for feature article- Spiculum, 2012


For information on classes and workshops by Marilyn O'Hara visit The Craft Guild of Dallas
Upcoming Workshops:     Steel & Sterling-March 29-30        Hydraulic Press Bracelets-May 31-June 1
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