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Solo Exhibitions

DIVA Gallery, Eugene, OR, January-February, 2007
Active Life Center, Eugene, OR, 2006
Triad Gallery, Seal Rock, OR, March, 2000
Transitions, The Temporarily Maude Gallery, Eugene, OR, December, 1999
Landscapes of the Heart, Private Gallery Showing, Eugene, OR
Andrea's Restaurant, Bandon, OR
Gertrude's Cafe, Eugene, OR
Newberry College Art Gallery, Newberry, SC
Presbyterian College Art Gallery, Clinton, SC


Group Exhibitions

Juxtapositions, Schrager Clarke Gallery, Eugene, OR, December, 2012-January, 2013 (six artists)
Four Stories, Jacobs Gallery, Eugene, OR, November, 2010 (four artists)
Multiples X 3, Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, OR, February-March, 2009 (three artists)
Layers of Life, The Arts Center, Corvallis, OR, August, 2008 (five artists)
DIVA Gallery, Eugene, OR, Spring, 2004 (three artists)
Corvallis Arts Center, Corvallis, OR, March, 2003 (three artists)
WAMCO Group Show, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR, Spring, 2001 (four artists)
Group Show, LaVelle Vineyards Gallery, Elmira, OR, Winter, 2001 (four artists)
Moving Forward: Art for the 21st Century, Springfield Museum, Springfield, OR 2000 (four artists)
Figure This, WAMCO Group Show, Florence Events Center, Florence, OR 1999 (four artists)
WAMCO Group Show, Fireplace Gallery, Mt. Hood Community College, Portland, OR 1998 (four artists)
Dana Fine Arts Gallery, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA (two artists)


Juried and Invitational Exhibitions

The Art of Plankton, The Arts Center, Corvallis, OR, Invitational Show, July 19 - August 28, 2012
Life in the Valley, River Gallery, Independence, OR, August 4 - August 31, 2012
Variations: Art Expressing Music, Maude Kerns Art Center, April 6 - May 11, 2012
2011 Pacific Northwest Art Annual, Adell McMillan Gallery, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, May, 2011
Where Birds Dream, The Arts Center, Corvallis, OR, Invitational Winter Show 2010
Shrines and Reliquaries, The Arts Center, Corvallis, OR, Invitational Winter Show 2009
Art-Mail, Salem Art Association Project Space, Salem, OR, July, 2009
2009 Premier International Exhibit, Infinity Art Gallery, online at
www.infinityartgallery.com
6th Around Oregon Annual, The Arts Center, Corvallis, OR, October, 2008
Art About Agriculture Touring Exhibiton 2008: The Nick of Time, originates at Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, 2008
5th Around Oregon Annual, The Arts Center, Corvallis, OR, 2007
Art in the Garden, Eugene, OR, 2006
Triad Gallery, Seal Rock, OR, Summer, 2003
Art About Agriculture Touring Exhibition 2001, originates at Giustina Gallery, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, 2001
Trifles and Treasures, Gallery 214, Montclair, NJ, Winter 2000/2001
Expressions West 2000, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR 2000
29th Willamette Valley Juried Exhibition, Corvallis Arts Center, Corvallis, OR 1999
Guilds, Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, OR 1999
Annual Non-functional Juried Art Exhibit, Coos Bay Museum, Coos Bay, OR
Pacific Folk and Fine Arts Gallery, Port Orford, OR
Five South Carolina Artists, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
Faculty Exhibit, Greenville County Museum School of Art, Greenville, SC
South Carolina Arts Commission State Invitational Exhibit, Lee Hall Gallery, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
37th and 38th Annual Spring Exhibition, Greenville Artists Guild, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
38th Semi-annual Southeastern Print and Drawing Competition, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC
37th Annual Spring Exhibition, Greenville Artists Guild, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
22nd and 23rd Annual Exhibition, Guild of South Carolina Artists, Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
12th Midwest Biennial, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE
Annual Prints and Drawings Regional Competition, St. Louis Artists Guild, St. Louis, MO (honorable mention)


Collections, Grants, Publications and Residencies

Publication 2016: How Light Reaches Us, poetry by Kristin Berger, cover art (Thunderstorm I painting), Aldrich Press,
http://kelsaybooks.blogspot.com/p/kristin-berger-how-light-reaches-us.html
Publication 2016: "What Malheur Means to Me", article in the Birdwatching Daily blog (painting of Buena Vista Ponds),
www.birdwatchingdaily.com/
Artist in Residence, Playa, Summer Lake, OR, 2012
The Allison Inn, Newberg, OR
Community Arts Grant, Lane Arts Council, WAMCO Traveling Exhibit "Abstraction Exposed," 1998, Eugene, OR
Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC
Greenville City Hall, Greenville, SC
First Federal Savings and Loan of Greenville, SC
South Carolina National Bank, Greenville, SC
Numerous private collections


Education and Experience

Advanced art study, University of South Carolina Graduate School, Columbia, SC
Independent study and travel in Europe and Mexico
B.A. Fine Arts, Webster College, St. Louis, MO
Generative Systems, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL
Graphic Designer and Sign Artist
Taught painting, printmaking, drawing, modern art history at college level and in a museum art school


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Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene, OR

Founded in 1950 by a group of local artists including Maude Irvine Kerns, the Maude Kerns Art Center is a non-profit community center for the visual arts. Our goal is to promote and advocate appreciation and creation of the visual arts by offering a wide variety ofexhibition programs, educational programs for all ages, facilities for artists, public events, and support for community artists.

 The Arts Center, Corvallis, OR

The Arts Center is the region's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in Benton and Linn counties, and is the home of the Linn-Benton Arts Council. With 50 years of service experience,  we are dedicated to representing and serving our regionšs communities creating opportunities for every citizen to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts.  

Playa, Summer Lake, OR

Playa, a nonprofit organization supporting creative work in the arts, literature, natural sciences, and other fields, began operating in May 2011. Near Summer Lake in Lake County, Oregon, Playa manages a two residency programs. Playa supports those who are committed and passionate about their work and who will benefit from time spent in Playa's remote location. Fellowship Residencies are Playa's primary program and span two multi-month sessions each year.

Infinity Art Gallery - online

Infinity Art Gallery's mission is to increase the visibility of artists by providing ongoing opportunities to showcase their artwork through our online juried exhibits; to provide direct access to artists so they can sell their work and; to actively promote artists to collectors, galleries, museums and journalists.

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