Gina Westergard is an Associate Professor in the Metalsmithing/Jewelry program at the University of Kansas. She received her M.F.A. from Indiana University, Bloomington and her B.A. at San Diego State University. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in South Korea, Germany, Australia, Finland, Canada and throughout the United States.
She is a recipient of a Mid-American Art Alliance/NEA Fellowship and her work has received nine juror’s awards, most recently from the 2019 CraftForms - International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA. In addition, she has received four sabbaticals, five General Research Funds and four Hallmark Enhancement Grants from the University of Kansas. Her funerary urns appear in 500 Vessels, Contemporary Explorations of Containment, published by Lark Books, 2007. Please see Review/Citations for more publications.