About

Whitfield ~ Kelemen
Glass Sculpture

Whitfield-KelemenOur designs are influenced by diving in the shallow clear waters of Florida and the Caribbean. Combined with our dance instructing careers many of our designs and compositions, particularly those involving the Latticino technique, are reminiscent in feeling of underwater coral reefs and the rhythm of the dance.

Warner Whitfield began working in glass in 1972 and apprenticed with master glass artist Fritz Bachman from Hamburg, Germany and established the glass studio in 1976. Beatriz Kelemen began working in glass in 1984 in Venezuela under her father’s Frank Kelemen tutoring, well known for his work in stained glass. She has a bachelors degree in Architecture an a Masters in Project Management from Cal Poly University, CA.

Whitfield and Kelemen’s work are shown in many galleries and have won numerous awards at juried exhibitions throughout the United States. Some collectors and commissions include: Pittsburg Plate Glass, United Technologies, The Japanese Embassy, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, Martha Stewart, Stephen Kind, Whoopi Goldberg, Arnold Schwarzenegger, King of Jordan and Premier of Newfoundland Danny Williams, also featured in Better Homes and Gardens Magazine.

ASHEVILLE, NC ~ OCALA, FL

Accomplishments

Memberships

Southern Highland Craft Guild
American Scientific Glass Blowers Society
Piedmont Crafts member
Carolina Designer Craftsmen
Madison County Arts Council

Awards

Mandarin Art Festival 2005
Jacksonville, Florida

Melbourne Art Festival 2006
Melbourne, Florida

Melbourne Art Festival 2007
Melbourne, Florida

Melbourne Art Festival 2008
Melbourne, Florida

Melbourne Art Festival 2009
Melbourne, Fllorida

Cocoa Beach Art Festival 2005
Cocoa Beach, Florida

Cocoa Beach Art Festival 2006
Cocoa Beach, Florida

Cocoa Beach Art Festival 2007
Cocoa Beach, Florida

Marco Island Art Festival
Marco Island, Florida 2006

Tarpon Springs Art Festival 2007
Tarpon Springs, Florida

Mayfaire Art Festival 2003
Lakeland, Florida

Beaux Arts Festival 2007
University Of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida

Beaux Arts Festival 2008
University Of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida

Leymoyne Art Festival
Tallahassee, Florida

Anna Maria Island Art Festival 2006
Anna Maria, Island, Florida

Anna Maria Island Art Festival 2007
Anna Maria, Island, Florida

Gainesville Downtown Arts Festival 2009

Featured Artist at Gainesville downtown Art festival 2009

Featured Artist, Sunshine Artist Magazine May 2010

Buffalo Grove Art Festival 2010
Buffalo Grove, Illinois
Best of Category

Old Orchard Art Festival 2010
Skokie, Illinois
Best of show

Gold Coast Art Festival 2010
Chicago, Illinois
Award of merit

Blowing Rock Art Festival 2011
Award Of  Excellence

Peoria Art festival 2011
Award Of Excellence

Gold Coast Art Festival 2011
Chicago, IL
Best of Category
Glass

Renaissance Fine Arts Festival  2012
Ridgeland, MS
Best of Glass

Dogwood Art Festival  2012
Atlanta, GA
Best of 3-D mixed media

Laumeier Sculpture Park Arty Festival 2012
St. Louis, MO
Mayors Award

Gold Coast Art Festival 2012
Merit Award

Art in the Park 2012
Blowing Rock, NC
Award of Distinction

Beaux Arts Festival 2013
Miami University, FL
Glass Award

Fairhope Arts Festival 2013
Sculpture Award

Raymond James Gasparilla Arts Festival 2013
Tampa, FL
Purchase awards

TACA 2013
Nashville, TN
“The Best of the Best” award by Nashville Arts Magazine

Lakefront Arts Festival 2013
Milwaukee, WI
Honorable Mention

Gold Coast Art Festival 2013
Chicago, IL
Best of Category, 2nd place

Disney’s Festival of the Masters 2013
Orlando, FL.
Best in Glass Category

Winter Park 2014
Orlando, FL
Award of Merit

Greater Reston Arts Festival 2014
Reston, VA
Award of Excellence

Lakefront Arts Festival 2014
Milwaukee, WI
Honorable Mention

Vero Beach Arts Festival 2015
Vero Beach, FL
Best in Sculpture

Winter Park 2015
Orlando, FL
Award of Merit

Artigras Art Festival 2015
Jupiter, FL
Best in Glass

Collections and Commissions

Whitfield’s work is shown in many galleries and has won numerous awards at juried exhibitions throughout the United States.

Some collectors and commissions include:
Pittsburg Plate Glass
United Technologies
Japanese Embassy
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Bergstrom-Mahler Museum
Martha Stewart
Stephen King
Premier of Newfoundland Danny Williams
Gerald Cafesjian
Featured in Sunshine Artist Magazine
Featured in Better Homes and Gardens Magazine
Featured in Crafts Report cover, June issue 2014