William Gerrish was born in 1955, in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, on the border of the US and Canada. From 1973 to 1975, he attended Kendall School of Design in Grand Rapids, Michigan, receiving certification in illustration. Additional studies at Kendall School of Design included, art history, life drawing, painting and 3-dimensional sculpture.

From 1975 to the present, William has made his livelihood in the field of commercial art, delivering to thousands of individuals, small businesses, corporations and non-profit organizations, illustrations, print & display graphics and scale models. Always within reach have been his fine art tools. His drawings, paintings, assemblages and sculptures are found in private collections in the US and Canada.

 

Affiliations
Visual Arts Alliance, Houston, TX, Chairman, Exhibition Committee


Solo Exhibitions
2010   “Fish Stories & Other Works”, Olive M. Craig Gallery, Sault Sainte Marie, MI
              A collection of 38 assemblages and sculptures


Juried Group Exhibitions
2017   35th Juried Membership Exhibition*, Visual Arts Alliance, Spring Street Studios, Houston, TX
             Juror: Cindy Lisica, PhDCindy Lisica Gallery, Houston TX
2017   12th Juried Invitational Exhibition, Visual Arts Alliance, The Silos at Sawyer, Houston, TX
             Juror: Catherine D. AnsponExecutive Editor, PaperCity Magazine, Houston TX
2017   The First 100 Days, Artists Respond, The Silos at Sawyer, Houston, TX
             Curator: Matt Adams, President, Visual Arts Alliance, Houston, TX
2017   34th Juried Open Exhibition, Visual Art Alliance, Spring Street Studios, Houston, TX
             Juror: Rachel Cook, Curator, Diverseworks, Houston, TX
2017   11th Juried Invitational Exhibition*, Visual Arts Alliance, The Silos at Sawyer, Houston, TX
             Juror: Lester Marks, Mayor's Ambassador to the Arts, Houston, TX

2016   34th Juried Membership Exhibition, Visual Art Alliance, Spring Street Studios, Houston, TX
             Juror: Zoya Tommy, Zoya Tommy Gallery, Houston, TX
2016   10th Juried Invitational Exhibition*, Visual Arts Alliance, Spring Street Studios, Houston, TX
             Juror: Jennifer Justice, Executive Director, Galveston Arts Center, TX
2016   33rd Juried Open Exhibition, Visual Arts Alliance, BLUEorange Gallery, Houston, TX
             Juror: Dan AllisonD. M. Allison Gallery, Houston, TX

2014   “Artist’s Choice II”, Annual juried exhibition, Olive M. Craig Gallery, Sault Sainte Marie, MI

2013   “Artist’s Choice”, Annual juried exhibition, Olive M. Craig Gallery, Sault Sainte Marie, MI

2012   “Then & Now”, Annual juried exhibition, Olive M. Craig Gallery, Sault Sainte Marie, MI

2011    ARTPRIZE 2011, Open Concept Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI
             An international art exhibition of 1,582 artists from 42 states and 36 countries

2009  “Home”, Annual juried exhibition*, Olive M. Craig Gallery, Sault Sainte Marie, MI
2009  Annual juried exhibition, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, MI
2009  Greater Michigan Art Exhibition, The Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI

2006  “Blues”, Annual juried exhibition, Olive M. Craig Gallery, Sault Sainte Marie, MI

2005  “It’s Not What It Seems”, Annual juried exhibition, Olive M. Craig Gallery, Sault Sainte Marie, MI
            

Invitational Exhibitions
2010   “Celebration of Form Exhibition", Olive M. Craig Gallery, Sault Sainte Marie, MI

2009   Annual Gallery Board Exhibition, Olive M. Craig Gallery, Sault Sainte Marie, MI

2003-04  “Drawing Continuum”, quarterly group exhibition, Art League of Houston, Houston, TX
 



* Awards
2017   2nd Place   Visual Arts Alliance, 35th Juried Membership Exhibition
            Juror: Cindy Lisica, PhD, Cindy Lisica Gallery, Houston TX 
2017   Honorable Mention   Visual Arts Alliance, 11th Juried Invitational Exhibition,
            Juror: Lester Marks, Mayor's Ambassador to the Arts, Houston, TX

2016   3rd Place   Visual Arts Alliance, 10th Juried Invitational Exhibition
            Juror: Jennifer Justice, Executive Director, Galveston Arts Center, TX

2009  2 Honorable Mentions   “Home”, Annual Juried Exhibition, Olive M. Craig Gallery, 
            Juror: Russ Mason, Arts Council of Sault Ste Marie & District, (board member), ON, Canada