Cheryl Anne Lorance

Cheryl Anne Lorance was born in 1969 in Muncie, Indiana where she spent most of her childhood and earned an undergraduate Fine Arts degree from Ball State University, majoring in painting and sculpture.  Awarded a graduate assistantship at BSU, she completed a Master of Arts degree in sculpture with an emphasis on bronze casting.  A Creative Arts Grant funded her Master’s thesis on the subject of bronze patination.

In 1996, she moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico to continue her artistic pursuits.  There she evolved into an accomplished goldsmith and jewelry designer:  a skill she pursued professionally for six years.  She has also worked at two bronze art foundries, and has gone back to her alma mater to teach workshops in bronze casting and patination.

She has exhibited her work in numerous art shows including the American Craft Council Show, Buyers Market of American Craft, Paradise City Arts Festival, Cherry Creek Art Festival, Loveland Sculpture Invitational Show and Sale, Tempe Arts Festival, and the Scottsdale Art Festival, where in 2008, she was awarded the honor of first place in sculpture.  Her work has been represented in galleries in Santa Fe, Sedona, Charleston, and Calgary among others.