Daniel Frye

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Spirit Jar Series, 2007
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Office: KDM 160C
Dr. Frye is currently on leave,
Phone: 278-6166

Student Galleries:
Jewelry Gallery
Metalsmithing Gallery

Professor Frye teaches Art Education and Small Metals (jewelry).

Dr. Frye has lived in Illinois, New Mexico, New York, Missouri, Okinawa (Japan), Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and now California. He received his B.S.ed. (1977) and M.ed. (1979) in art education from Millersville University in Pennsylvania with a major emphasis in metals for both degrees. He earned his Ph.D. in Teaching and Curriculum from Syracuse University (1991) where he was awarded an African American Studies fellow, the Burton Blatt Scholarship, and the Syracuse University Fellowship. The Provost's Outstanding Junior Faculty Teaching Award was presented to Dr. Frye in 1993 at the University of Missouri-Columbia. In 1992, he wrote a textbook manual, Art Activities for the Elementary School and in 2001 published an annotated bibliography entitled, Global Art Resource Guides: African American Visual Artists Educational Resource Materials Reference: An Annotated Bibliography.

Dr. Frye has exhibited in national and regional juried competitions and received a jurors award in the 1995 Texas "Hard and Soft" exhibition and a merit award in sculpture at the "Hoyt National Art Show" in 1997. In 1999, he received an award for General Excellence at the Newburyport Art Association Craft Exhibition. At California State University, Sacramento, Dr. Frye teaches courses in Art Education, Small Metals (jewelry), and Art Appreciation.