Helen Harrison

Established Harrison Gallery in 1986, a studio and contemporary fine art show space featuring signature pieces, as well ascurated works from around the world. Helen Harrison and her husband, Ben, have owned and operated the gallery for over 30 years.

 
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Education

1974-78              Boatbuilding in Costa Rica

1972                    Bachelor of Fine Arts, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

 

Profile

1986-Present       Owner & Art Director Harrison Gallery, Key West, FL

“My sculptural forms range from real to abstract. My intent is to accentuate nature’s sensuous beauty by revealing the character of wood and random found objects using color, texture, shape, and movement. The spirit and energy of living things intrigues me and always influences my creative process.” - HH

1983-85              Sailed East Coast of the United States and the Bahamas

1981-86              Harrison Studio, Truman Annex, Key West, FL

1978-79              Sailed throughout Central America

 

Boards and Organizations

2014-16              The Studios of Key West, Board Member

2010-12              Key West Art In Public Places, Board Member

2006-16              Save Our Pines, Board Member

2003-04,12-14  Friends of Ft. Zachary Taylor, Board Member

2010-13              The Studios of Key West, Residency Consultant

2010                    Sculpture Key West, Advisory Board

2004-05              Sculpture Key West, Vice chair

2002-04              Committee for Art in the Park, Board Member

1998-00              Key West Tree Commissioner

1988-90              Key West Art & Historical Society, Board Member

 

Exhibitions

2011-16              Key West Airport, Art In Public Places Rotating Art Program

2016                    Feather Your Nest, The Studios of Key West, Key West, FL

2015                    Members Show, The Studios of Key West, Key West, FL

2015                    Harrison Gallery, Helen Harrison & Cheryl Troxel, Key West, FL

2014                    Lemonade Stand Gallery, Key West, FL

2012                    A Taste for Spoons from the Collection of Nora & Norman Stevens, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA

2012                    Quirk Gallery, Richmond, VA

2012                    Fast Buck Freddie’s, Pop-Up Art Gallery, Key West, FL

2012                    Harrison Gallery, Black on White, Key West, FL

2012                    Harrison Gallery, 5 Wood Artists, Key West, FL

2011                    Harrison Gallery, White on White, Key West, FL

2011                    Lucky Street Gallery, The Hungry Muse: Key West Literary Seminar, Key West, FL

2012,11,99,5-3  Aids Help, Invitational Auctions, Key West, FL

2010                    The Studios of Key West , Lovers. Mothers. Sisters. Others, Key West, FL

2010                    Association of American Woodturners, Gathering of Spoons, Hartford, CT

2010                    Harrison Gallery, The Black Pearl & The Blond, Key West,  FL

2009                    Harrison Gallery, Wood III, Key West, FL

2009                    Harrison Gallery, Santa Fe Meets Key West, Key West, FL

2008                    Flinn Gallery, food…glorious food!, Greenwich, CT

2007-2003         Sculpture Key West, Key West, FL        

2007                    Harrison Gallery, Tropical Botany, Key West, FL

2006                    Harrison Gallery, 20th Anniversary Show, Key West, FL

2006                    MTV’s The Real World set, Key West, FL

2004,06               The Lemonade Stand, Lock-In Show, Key West, FL

2003                     Harrison Gallery, Helen Harrison & Melinda K. Hall, Key Weste, FL

2003                     Harrison Gallery, Works in Wood, Key West, FL

2002                     The Custom House Museum, Women’s Show, Key West, FL

2002                     Florida Craftsmen Gallery, The Exotic & The Esoteric: 17 Florida Woodworkers, St. Petersburg, FL

2002                     Harrison Gallery, Helen Harrison & Benjia Morganstern, Key West, FL

2002                     Harrison Gallery, Studio Wood, Key West, FL

2001                     Harrison Gallery, Three Women, Key West, FL

1999                     Harrison Gallery, solo show, Key West, FL

1998                     Woodenhead Gallery, Women’s Show, Key West, FL

1997                     Harrison Gallery, group show, Key West, FL

1996                     Sansar Gallery, Washington, DC

1994                     Harrison Gallery, Helen Harrison & Wali Cunningham, Key West, FL

1993                     Images Exhibition, Key West, FL

1993                     Harrison Gallery, Helen Harrison & Wendy Gell, Key West, FL

1992                     Harrison Gallery, Living Sculpture: Wood, Pottery, Bonsai; Key Weste, FL

1992                     Harrison Gallery, Christmas Show, Key West, FL

1991                     Florida Keys Community College, Juried: Florida Keys Artists, Key West, FL

1990                     East Martello Museum, Our Fragile Environment: Invitational, Key West, FL

1989                     East Martello Museum, Sculpture - Five Artists, Key West, FL

1988                     Harrison Gallery, Group Show, Key West, FL

1987                     Lucky Street Gallery, New Artists’ Works, Key West, FL

1983-84               Gingerbread Square Gallery, Group Show, Key West, FL

 

Selected Awards

2014                     Lemonade Stand Gallery, Perfect Score Award, Juried Show, Key West, FL

2003                     Best in Show, Art in the Park, Key West Art In Public Places, Key West, FL

2003                     Art In Public Places, sculpture selected for Spottswood Park, Key West, FL  

2002                     Rodel Foundation Fellowship: The Anderson Ranch, Snowmass, CO

 

 

Crosby & Bebe Kemper

Keith Kessie 

Kathryn Lasky & Chris Knight

Deborah League

Perry Arnold & Rita Linder

David Maxfield & Larry Segal

Al & Barbara McConagha

Lee & Sandra McMannis

Terrance McNally

Holly Merrill

Susan Mesker

Claudia Milne & Mike Whittaker

Chahan Minassian

Tammy & Scott Saunders

Lynn Sherman

James Pavitt & Carolyn Stettner

Ed & Ann-Marie Reilly

Phyllis Rose & Laurent de Brunhoff

Ruth Reiter & Dan Meltzer

Eva Seidner & Mike Kedar

Rob & Fran Silverman

Andrea & Bill Spottswood

Jane & Tom Vetter

Byron Wampler & Lawson Waring

Sydney & Jack Waring

Richard Wilbur

David Wolkowsky

Stanley & Judy Zabar

Selected Collections

The Central Trust Bank – Sam B. Cook

Key West Art & Historical Custom House Museum 

Key West NOAA Weather Station

The Media General Art Collection: Richmond, VA      

Norman D. Stevens Wooden Spoon Collection         

 

Alexander Baer

Dotty Ballantyne & Fitz Coker

Ben & Ann Bergeron

Jane Biberman

Jack Blanton

Judy Blume & George Cooper

John Brandolino

Jean Carper

Julie & Jeff Cornfeld

Kitty & Tom Clements

J. David Cooper

David Dillard & Anna Karin-Dillard

Peyton Evans

Daphne Farago

Nancy Friday

Jeffrey & Walton Goldring

David & Susan Goode

Nancy & Tim Grumbacher

Robert & Claudia Gukeisen

Helen A. Harrison & Roy Nicholson

Susan Henshaw Jones

Lynne & Harold Honickman

 

Articles and Reviews

2016                     Florida Weekly: “Meet the Harrisons”, Maxine Lopez-Keough

2016                     Keys Weekly: “Harrison Gallery charts its own course…”, Hays Blinckmann

2015                 WSJ. Magazine: “Still Life: Judy Blume”, Judy Bloom/Christoper Ross

2014                     Miami Herald: “Forty Year Saga of Gallery Owner, Helen Harrison…”, Cammy Clark

2014                     Helen A. Harrison, Eye On Art blog: “HAH x2”

2013                     art loft: video interview on WPBT Channel 2 

2012                     A Gathering of SPOONS, Norman D. Stevens, Linden Publishing

2012                     Richmond Times-Dispatch, Jo Lord, 7-12-‘12

2011                     KW Literary Seminar Catalogue 

2009                     Solares Hill, “Santa Fe Meets Key West”;  “Wood III” Culture: “It’s the Light”, George Murphy

2008                     Key West: A Tropical Life Style, Leslie Linsley

2006-2008          Sculpture Key West Catalogue

2007                     Key West Magazine, Margit Bisztray

2007                     Our Spectrum of Visual Arts, Barney Cornaby    

2007                     Solares Hill, “Tropical Botany”, Joel Blair

2006                     The Media General Arts Collection Catalogue

2006                     Key West Magazine “Harrison Gallery”, Barbara Bowers; Margit Bisztray

2006                     Solares Hill, “A Jewel Box Looks at 20”, Joel Blair

2005                     Cape Air, “Bird’s Eye View”

2004                     Boatbuilder Magazine, “Costa Rican Adventure”, Ben Harrison

2003                     Key West Magazine, Donna Smith

2003                     The Key West Citizen, “Keys Life”

2002                     L’Attitudes, Judi Bradford

2002                     Solares Hill, Mark Howell; Matt Dukes Jordan; Joel Blair

2002                     Celebrate, Constance Gilbert

2002                     L’Attitudes, Judi Bradford

2001                     Florida Travel Magazine

1999                     Country Kitchen (cover photo)

1999                     K.W The Newspaper, Barbara Bowers

1999                     Solares Hill, David Ethridge

1995                     Art & Antiques, “The Traveling Collector”

1995                     K.W. The Newspaper, Barbara Bowers

1995                     HOME Magazine, December/January issue

1994                     Travel + Leisure, David Kaufelt

1993                     Island Life, Jane Phillips

1998                     Solares Hill, Shawn Atkins

1987                     Humme’s Guide “Accent on the Arts”

1986                     Island Life, Julie Perrin

1986                     The Key West Citizen, C. Lee

1985                     The Miami Herald, Bob Smith

 

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