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Abstract Paint

Artist Statement

     The focus of my work is to connect with the natural world that surrounds me in a whimsical and imaginative manner. Each piece has been inspired by a small interaction within a larger context. From the creatures I suit for this realm to the doors and dwellings I design and construct, each one encourages the beholder find the magic behind the reality. 

 

     The formal training I received in mathematics emboldens me to apply a natural problem solving ability, face challenges, and continue to grow with my art. Remaining open to different mediums allows the magic to find the life it was always meant for in this realm.  

Education

Sculpting Workshops with Hawthorn Smith

Virtual

International

Artist Accelerator Program, Artist in Residence

The Arts Center

Corvallis, OR

Secondary Education, MA

English as a Second Language Endorsement

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

Mathematics Education, BS

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah​

Galleries and Exhibits

Evolution of Practice

Spring 2023

Gnooks, Wanderers, and Dragons

Footwise Window, Corvallis, OR

8x8 Gallery & Art for the Heart Fundraiser

Fall 2022

Book Gnook and Painting

The Arts Center, Corvallis, OR

Howland Community Open

February 2022

OOAK Wanderer

The Arts Center, Corvallis, OR

8x8 Gallery & Art for the Heart Fundraiser

Fall 2021

Wool Sculpture

The Arts Center, Corvallis, OR

Home Sweet Home 

Winter 2020

Mixed Media

The Arts Center

De Colores Exhibit

Winter 2020

Photography

Emerald Art Center, Springfield, OR ​

8x8 Gallery & Art for the Heart Fundraiser

Fall 2020

Mixed Media

The Arts Center, Corvallis, OR

Howland Community Open

Winter/Spring 2020

Mixed Media

The Arts Center, Corvallis, OR

8x8 Gallery & Art for the Heart Fundraiser

September-October 2019

Mixed Media

The Arts Center, Corvallis, OR

Howland Community Open

February 2019

Ceramics

The Arts Center, Corvallis, OR

AAP Artists in Residence

January 2019

Ceramics

The Arts Center, Corvallis, OR

TOYS Show

December 2018

Polymer, Mixed Media

The Arts Center, Corvallis, OR

Arts Involvement

Board of Directors

May 2019 - Present

Member, Past Vice President

The Arts Center

Chair

8x8 Gallery Fundraiser

2019 - 2023

The Arts Center

Volunteer

Art Making @Home

Sumer 2020

The Arts Center

Volunteer

Summer 2019

Summer Camp, Fairies & Dragons Ceramics

The Arts Center

Volunteer

Spring 2019

Oregon Veteran's Home, Lebanon, OR

The Arts Center & Mobile Clay Lessons​

Festivals and Forums

Scandinavian Festival

August 2022

Junction City, OR

Holiday Market

December 2021

Tried & True Coffee Co.

Corvallis, OR

National Alpaca Farm Days

September 2021

Alpacas at Marquam Hill Ranch

Marquam, OR

Arts Alive

August 2021

Needle Felt Tutorial: Little Llama

Arts Alive

August 2020

Virtual Platform

Needle Felt Tutorial: Faux-Ever Plant

Look for the Gnooks, Scavenger Hunt

Live Chat with Participants, Artists, & Mediator

Arts Alive

August 2019

Engaged visitors to create Gnook-Alikes from recycled materials and homemade puff paint

Discussed process of creating works as an emerging artist

Lunch Box Art Talk: Artist Accelerator Program

January 2019

Answered questions from curator and community members about AAP experience

Lunch Box Art Talk: TOYS Show

December 2018

Answered questions from curator and community members about Gnooks​

Publications

Advent Zine Tutorial

December 2020

St. Mary, Corvallis, OR

MOM Magazine

2019

June/July Issue

You Rock! Tutorial

The Art of Being an Artist

2019

The Arts Center Exhibit Catalog

Business Partnerships

Burlap and Lace

2020 - Present

Corvallis, OR

Shayla Lynn Jewelry and Gifts

2019 - Present

Silverton, OR

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