Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Jody Cramer is currently an artist living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Jody graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in Fine Arts, Art Education and Religion. She was an award-winning art teacher at a Fine Arts Magnet School before shifting her focus toward the creation of her own artwork. Her passion for modernistic design can be traced back to her mid-century modern childhood home, an influence that continues to shape her aesthetic. After learning about ArtPrize when notified of an upcoming high school reunion, fond memories of the Holland Tulip Festival served as inspiration for the theme of her artwork.
Life is so unpredictable! Last year at this time I had just returned from a 2-month trip to Arizona where I had surgery at the Mayo Clinic Hospital for a rare congenital kidney-related condition. That experience was the catalyst that pushed me to step outside of my comfort zone and create my most complex wood relief to date.
Jody's ArtPrize Entries
These are Jody's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.