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EDUCATION

2004-2002                 

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Master of Fine Art, Painting

Study Abroad, Italian Language/Art History. Florence, Italy

               

2002-2000               

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Master of Arts, Art Education

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Teacher Certification, Art (K-12)

 

UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2015-Present

 

Assistant Professor of Art

South Puget Sound Community College. Olympia, Washington

Introduction to Painting, Painting Studio, Introduction to Drawing, Intermediate Drawing, Art Appreciation, Online Courses: Modern Art

and American Art History (Diversity Course).

 

2007-2015                

 

Associate Professor of Art/ Gallery Director

Glenville State College. Glenville, West Virginia.

Studio Art: Drawing/Adv Drawing, 2-D Design, Painting/Adv Painting, Sculpture, Watercolor and Ceramics, Art Appreciation, Art History. Online Courses: Intro to Fine Arts, Survey of Art, Antiquity to 19th Century, Art in America.

Spring 2006               

 

Visiting Professor of Art History

University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg. Greensburg, Pennsylvania

Women in Art, Special Topics: Art in America, and Intro to Art II.

 

2004-05                      

 

2/3 Time Faculty of Foundations

Thiel College, Greenville. Pennsylvania

Drawing, 2-D and 3-D Design.

             

2001-02                      

 

Full Time Art/Communications Faculty

ITT Technical Institute of Monroeville. Monroeville, Pennsylvania 

Art Appreciation, Multimedia, Graphic Design, Communication courses, English, Debate. Served on Retention Committee.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2019

Browsers. Recent Work. Olympia, Washington. 

2017

Capitol Florist. Olympia Arts Walk. Olympia. Washington

2016     

Dillinger’s. Olympia, Washington. “Past and Present”

Bartoff and Bronson. Olympia, Washington. “Astral Traveler”

2015     

43rd Street Gallery. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. “Plein Air Paintings Spello Italy” (March 2015)

 

2014     

Nelson Gallery. Lexington, Virginia. “Women with Hats, Monkeys and Jumping Cats”.

 

2013      

P. Fusion. Pittsburgh, PA: “Recent Work”

 

2010     

Michelle’s Café. Clarion, PA: “Paper Herds”

 

2009    

The Fine Arts Center Gallery. Glenville State College, West Virginia: “Paper Herds & Things”                                                                                  

2007    

The Defoor Gallery. Atlanta, Georgia: “Appetizers”

The Jill Celeste Gallery. Atlanta, Georgia: “Compositions 1-28”

 

2005      

Weyers-Sampson Gallery. Thiel College. Greenville, Pennsylvania: “Recent Paintings”     

 

2004      

Bates Gallery. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, Pennsylvania: Master of Fine Art Thesis Exhibition, “Immortalization of the Chachka”

 

2002      

Slaughterhouse Gallery and Studio.  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: “Recent Works”

 

2001      

El Doce Café. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: “Cocktails and Cowboys”

 

2000      

Michelle’s Café. Clarion, Pennsylvania: “Recent Paintings”        

Ebenezer’s Gallery

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: “Cowboys, Flamingos and Housewives”

 

 

1998       

Sanford Gallery. Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, Pennsylvania: “Senior Thesis Show”

 

SELECTED GROUP, JURIED AND INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

2019

SPSCC Fine Arts Gallery. Faculty Exhibition. Olympia, Washington

Son's of Norway, 4th Annual Poulsbo Plein Air Paint Out. Poulsbos, Washington

Red Renegade Art Gallery. Three Friends. Hoquiam, Washington

2018 

Grays Harbor College. Portrait Show. Aberdeen, Washington

All Sorts Gallery. Group Show. Olympia, Washington

Jesse Best Gallery. Invitational: The Collective 23 Exhibit. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Browsers. Preeminent’s Group Show, Olympia Washington

2017

Crary Gallery. Legacy of Observation Juried Exhibition. Warren Pennsylvania

SPSCC Fine Arts Gallery. Faculty Exhibition. Olympia, Washington

2016

Gallery C. “Southern Discomfort”, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Childhood End Gallery. Dual Exhibition; Olympia, Washington.

2015

SPSCC Fine Arts Gallery. Faculty Exhibition. Olympia, Washington.

Marchetti Wine. ArtsWalk. Olympia, Washington.

Gallery C. Rawhides and Rodeo Queens. Raleigh, North Carolina

 

2014

Galleria D’Arte Michelangelo. Group Exhibition Plein Air. Spello Italy.

Warm Streets Gallery. Wild, Wacky. Witchy Woman. Lynchburg, Virginia                

Esprit de Corps Invitational Exhibition. Nelson Gallery Lexington, Virginia

Monmoth Museum. 35th Annual Juried Exhibition. Lincoln, New Jersey

Arts Monongahela Gallery. Shady: Our Neighbors the Trees. Morgantown, West Virginia               

Blackwater Falls State Park Lodge. Shhhh….Listen! Charleston, West Virginia

Apartment Earth. Charleston, West Virginia. “Earth Day Invitational

Randolph Arts Community Center.13th Annual Gala & Juried Exhibit. Juror: Leslie Wright. Elkins, West Virginia 

 

2013

Agora Gallery. Chelsea International Fine Art Juried Competition. New York, New York. Juror: Anthony Haden-Guest

Open Studio Competition. Volumes 23 and 24. Barbara O’Brien, Executive Director, Kemper  Museum of Contemporary Art

Randolph Arts Community Center.12th Annual Gala & Juried Exhibit. Juror: Lynn Ferris. Elkins, West Virginia 

Apartment Earth. Charleston, West Virginia. “Earth Day Invitational.”

    

2012

Nelson Galley. “3rd Annual Paint Out Invitational.” Lexington, Virginia

Burlingame’s Celebration of the Arts. Sapphire, North Carolina: Group Show

Nelson Gallery. Lexington, Virginia: “13th Feast on This Exhibition”. Juror: Members

Randolph Arts Community Center.11th Annual Gala & Juried Exhibit. Elkins, West Virginia: Juror: Michael French

Frostburg Museum. Frostburg, Maryland. “Play in the Streets”. Juror: Derek Meeter

 

2011       

RCCAC. Elkins, West Virginia: “75th Annual Forest Festival Exhibition”. Juror: Naijun Zhang

Nelson Gallery. Lexington, Virginia: “12th Annual Juried Exhibition”. Juror: Members

Frostburg Museum. Frostburg, Maryland. “Play in the Streets”. Juror: Randall Rhodes

Randolph Arts Community Center.10th Annual Gala & Juried Exhibit. Elkins, West Virginia:Juror: Jo Gasto

Tamarack. Beckley, West Virginia: “The Best of WV 2011 Juried Exhibit”. Juror: Randall Reed

 

2010       

Tamarack. Beckley, West Virginia: “The Best of WV 2010 Juried Exhibit”. Juror: Randall Reed

RCCAC. Elkins, West Virginia: “9th Annual Gala & Juried Exhibit”. Juror: Jo Gaston

RCCAC. Elkins, West Virginia: “Women’s Art Juried Exhibition”. Juror: Chica Brunsvold

 J. Box. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: “Group Exhibition”.

 

2009        

Upstream People Gallery. Omaha, Nebraska: “10th Anniversary Best of the Best Online

International Art Exhibition”.  

 

2006       

Upstream People Gallery. Omaha, Nebraska: “8th Annual International Painting & Drawing Competition”, Juror: Larry Bradshaw.

 

2005        

Michelle’s Gallery. Clarion, Pennsylvania: Alumni Show Clarion University of Pennsylvania”, Curated by Kiersten Colvin.

 

2004        

Andy Warhol Museum. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: “Amp Group Show”, Juror: Warhol curatorial staff.

 

2003        

Rockefeller Center for the Arts. SUNY Fredonia State College, Fredonia, New York: “Great Lakes Emerging Artist Competition”, Juror: Dr. Vicky Clark.

 

T.W. Wood Gallery. Vermont College, Montpelier, Vermont: “Contemporary Drawing

Competition”, Juror: Manford Williams.

 

Trahern Gallery. Austin Peay University, Clarksville, Tennessee: “Border to Border    National Drawing Competition”, Juror: Dave Wright.

Moss-Thorns Gallery. Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas: “Great Plains National NINTH ANNUAL”, Juror: Ben Strauss.

 

2002        

Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts. New Castle, Pennsylvania: “Mid-Atlantic Juried Show”, Juror: Howard

Benson.

Montpelier Center for Arts.  Montpelier, Virginia: “Celebration of the Arts Annual Juried Exhibit”, Juror: Christopher Robeers.

 

2001        

Box Heart Gallery. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: “Recent works”

 

2000        

Aids Foundation. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: “Art is Alive”          

 

2000       

Kingsley Foundation. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: “A Day Without Art”

Erie Art Museum. Erie, Pennsylvania: “77th Annual Spring Show”

Bruce Gallery. Edinboro, Pennsylvania: “Student Show”, Juror: Marsh Pritz.

 

1998        

Clarion County Arts Council.  Clarion, Pennsylvania: “Spring Show”, Juror: Anne Trentwood

 

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PURCHASE AWARDS

2018 Seattle Public Utilities Fresh Perspectives Purchase Award. Seattle Office of

Arts & Culture

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WORKSHOPS

 

2019 Attendee: Copy Analysis Workshop with Catherine Kehoe. Ballinglen Arts Foundation. Ballycastle, Ireland

2018 Presentation: Latinx Youth Summit. "Education is Liberation" Olympia, Washington

 

2018 Attendee: Perceptual Painters Plein Air Workshop Williamsburg, Virginia

2018-15 Presentation: Fire Summit: Native Youth Summit. Olympia, Washington

2015 Attendee:South of France Plein Air Workshop Bill White 

2013 Attendee:Tuscany Italy Plein Air Workshop Bill White

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GALLERY AFFILIATIONS

 

Christine Freschard Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Childhood End, Olympia, Washington

Apartment Earth, Charleston, West Virginia

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PUBLICATIONS/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The Olympian. "Weight of Privilege Game". Molly Gilmore contributing editor. October 2019

Pittsburgh Magazine: Downtown Living See the Ultimate Bachelor Pad  May 2019

Crosscurents. Art and Literary Publication 2017 edited by Joseph Batt

Online WORD/FOR WORD Poetry Publication 2014 edited by Jonathan Minton

The Herald_Democrat. Huntington Museum Hosts W. VA.Invitational. by David Lavender June 2013

 

Studio Visit Magazine. “Volume Twenty Three.” 2013 Open Studios Press C/O Studio Visit

Magazine 450 Harrison Ave #47 Boston, MA September 2013

 

The Weston Democrat. Burkhammer, Larry. “Local Art Exhibition a Success.” Weston, West

Virginia. March 2009

 

Her Herald. Kelly, Barb. “Paper Herds and Things.” Spencer, West Virginia. March 2009

 

 

The Phoenix. Summers, Chris. “Rock, Paper?” Glenville, West Virginia. February 16 2009

Bradshaw, Larry.

 

“Special Recognition, Juror's Statement" 8th Annual International Online Painting &

Drawing Competition. 2006. Upstream People Gallery. Nov.2 2006

 

Pittsburgh City Paper. "Art Scene". Pittsburgh, PA
March, 15 2006

 

McKelvey, Terry.
Shop Talk: An Interview with Benjamin Levy (images and text), 
Edinboro, Pennsylvania. 2004             

 

 

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REVIEWS/ARTICLES

 

OlyArts, VISUAL ART REVIEW Allsorts Gallery, October 18th, 2018, by Alex Clayton.

The Volcano, South Sound Arts, etc., September 24th 2015, by Alec Clayton.

 

The Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Olga Brindar and Liza Brenner' at Christine Frechard Gallery, March 5th 2013, by Kurt Shaw

 

Reception Review, Chelsea International Exhibition NYC, August 22, 2013, By Elizabeth Duker-Gold

 

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HONORS, AWARDS and ACTIVITIES

 

2012              

Janet Weaver Award.

Nelson Gallery. Lexington, Virginia: “13th Feast on This Exhibition”.

 

2011              

Honorable Mention.

RCCAC. Elkins, West Virginia: “10th Annual Gala & Juried Exhibit”.

Failinger Gunter Hotel Award.

Frostburg Museum Award. Frostburg, Maryland: “Play in the Streets”.

 

2010              

Honorable Mention.

RCCAC. Elkins, West Virginia: “9th Annual Gala & Juried Exhibit”.

Honorable Mention.

 RCCAC. Elkins, West Virginia: “Women’s Art Juried Exhibition”.

 

2004-2002      

Graduate Assistantship.

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, Pennsylvania.

 

2002                

Honorable Merit Award, Hoyt Institute of Art, “Mid-Atlantic Juried Show”, New Castle, Pennsylvania

2nd Place Award, “Celebration of the Arts”, Montpelier, Virginia.

 

2002              

Teacher of the Quarter, ITT Technical Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 

2000                

Bruce Gallery Award, Bruce Gallery, Edinboro, Pennsylvania.       

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