Forest Trees

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

Mathematics Education, BS

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

Secondary Education, MA

English as a Second Language Endorsement

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

Artist Accelerator Program, Artist in Residence

The Arts Center

Corvallis, OR

Sculpting Workshops with Hawthorn Smith

Virtual

International

Galleries and Exhibits

TOYS Show

December 2018

Polymer, Mixed Media

The Arts Center, Corvallis, OR

Cohort of Residents

January 2019

Ceramics

The Arts Center, Corvallis, OR

Howland Community Open

February 2019

Ceramics

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

Winter/Spring 2020

Mixed Media

The Arts Center, Corvallis, OR

8x8 Gallery & Art for the Heart Fundraiser

Fall 2020

Mixed Media

The Arts Center, Corvallis, OR

De Colores Exhibit

Winter 2020

Photography

Emerald Art Center, Springfield, OR 

Home Sweet Home 

Winter 2020

Mixed Media

The Arts Center

8x8 Gallery & Art for the Heart Fundraiser

Fall 2021

Wool Sculpture

The Arts Center, Corvallis, OR

Howland Community Open

February 2022

OOAK Wanderer

The Arts Center, Corvallis, OR

Arts Involvement

Volunteer

Spring 2019

Oregon Veteran's Home, Lebanon, OR

The Arts Center & Mobile Clay Lessons

Volunteer

Summer 2019

Summer Camp, Fairies & Dragons Ceramics

The Arts Center

Board of Directors

May 2019 - Present

Member, Secretary

The Arts Center

Chair

8x8 Gallery Fundraiser

2019 - Present

The Arts Center

Volunteer

Art Making @Home

Sumer 2020

The Arts Center

Festivals and Forums

Lunch Box Art Talk: TOYS Show

December 2018

Answered questions from curator and community members about Gnooks

Lunch Box Art Talk: Artist Accelerator Program

January 2019

Answered questions from curator and community members about AAP experience

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

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 2021

Needle Felt Tutorial: Little Llama

National Alpaca Farm Days

September 2021

Alpacas at Marquam Hill Ranch

Marquam, OR

Holiday Market

December 2021

Tried & True Coffee Co.

Corvallis, OR

Publications

The Art of Being an Artist

2019

The Arts Center Exhibit Catalog

MOM Magazine

2019

June/July Issue

You Rock! Tutorial

Advent Zine Tutorial

December 2020

St. Mary, Corvallis, OR

Business Partnerships

Shayla Lynn Jewelry and Gifts

2019 - Present

Silverton, OR

Burlap and Lace

2020 - Present

Corvallis, OR

What Our Clients Say

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Kimberly Long, Artist

Thanks to the continuing support of The Arts Center in Corvallis, OR. Their work to create a just, equitable, and transparent organization for the arts to grow and thrive in my community is one of the reasons I confidently walk this path with my critters, creatures, Wanderers, & Gnooks.