Watkinsville, GA

Melissa Harshman received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin- Madison in 1992. She has taught in the Printmaking and Book Arts Department at the Lamar Dodd School of Art since 1993. Harshman has exhibited widely throughout the United States and abroad. She was honored with the Dedicato a Cortona Award in April of 2017 from the University of Georgia. In 2018 Harshman was awarded a Willson Center for Humanities and Arts Research Fellowship. Her work was recently on display at the Zuckerman Museum of Art in the exhibition “Time Like the Present”, in a group exhibition at Goodyear Arts in Charlotte, NC, and at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta. She presented a paper on printmakers who incorporate sewing into their work at the Impact International Printmaking Conference last August in Spain and will present a similar paper at the SECAC Conference this fall in Chattanooga. She was awarded a 2019 Senior Faculty Research Grant titled “Explorations in Papermaking” and she will be attending a workshop at the Women’s Studio Workshop in August on experiments in papermaking. Upcoming exhibitions include “Flourish” at the Morgan Conservatory Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio and “Flora and Fauna” at the Carrollton Arts Center in Atlanta.


Tabletop / Open to Public Events
Lecture Demonstrations

Images of Work


Screen Printing
Relief Printing

Favorite Products

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