Rebecca Shelly
info@rebeccashelly.com
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Education

 MFA in Contemporary Art Practices      2009         Studio Arts         Portland State University

BFA with Honors                                            2004        Painting                Maine College of Art

 

Teaching Experience

2017

2D Design, California State University, Chico, California.

Basic Drawing, California State University, Chico, California.

Artist Lecture, J. Pouwel’s Intermediate Drawing Course, California State University, Chico, California.

Garment Fit and Construction Classes, Honey Run Quilters, Chico, California.

2016

Long Term Art Substitute (Full Time), Sacopee Valley High School, Hiram, Maine.

2014

Life Drawing Class for Pre-College, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine.

Artist Lecture, Kingswood Regional High School, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.

2013

Substitute Teaching, Vanessa Calvert’s 3-D Design course, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon.

2012

Artist Lecture, Avantika Bawa’s Visual Concepts and Painting classes, Washington State University, Vancouver, Washington.

2010

Private Drawing Lessons, Switchyard Studio, Portland, Oregon.

Da Vinci Middle School, Portland, Oregon, Taught Workshop on how to make paper pots for starting seeds.

Portfolio Reviewer for the Maine College of Art, National Portfolio Day, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon.

2009

Artist Talk, Amy Steele’s Creative Re-use Class, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon.

Artist Lecture, Modou Dieng’s Experimental Drawing course, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon.

2008

Teaching Assistant, Joe Macca’s Introduction to Painting course, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon.

Teaching Assistant, Erik Geshke’s Introduction to Drawing course, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon.

Artist Lecture, Pat Boas’ Intermediate Painting course, Portland State University.

Studio Visit, Ben Rosenberg’s Beginning Painting Class, Portland State University.

2004

Teaching Assistant for Gail Spaien’s Beginning Painting course, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine.

2000

Fine Arts Director, YMCA Camp Belknap, Tuftonboro, NH.

Professional Experience

Exhibition Committee member 1078 Gallery, Chico, California. 2017

Scenic Artist for The Butcher Shop’s “The Eleventh Hour” performance. 2016

Scenic Artist for Sacopee Valley High School theater program. 2016

Volunteered at admissions and openings, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Oregon. 2013

Volunteered for an art auction that supplies scholarships, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon. 2010

Volunteered for an art auction to raise money for the art space, Disjecta, Portland, Oregon. 2009

Interview with Colin Khoury of the Global Crop Diversity Trust, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy. 2009

Thesis Lecture, Loss, Resurrection and Preservation, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon. 2009

Visiting Artist Committee, Artists Hosted: Steve Badanes, Michael Brophy, Julio Morales, J. Morgan Puett, and Storm Tharp. 2009

Portland State Art Auction Committee. 2008

Art Supply Sales, Art Media Downtown and Pacific Northwest College of Art stores, Portland, Oregon.

2005 to 2007

Grants/Awards

Laurels Graduate Tuition Remission Award. Portland State University. Portland, Oregon. 2008

First Place. Essay contest on the resurgence of home vegetable gardening. Johnny’s Selected Seed  Company. Winslow, Maine. 2008

Lucille Welch Scholarship, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon.

Art Auction Scholarship, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon. 2007

Payson Merit Scholarship, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine. 2003

BFA Show Honorable Mention, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine. 2003

Talent Award Scholarship, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine. 2000

Exceptional Young Artist Award, Kingswood Regional High School. 2000

Portfolio Nation Level Winner, Scholastic Art and Writing Competition. 2000

Gold and Silver Keys, Scholastic Art and Writing Competition. 2000

Elementary School Art Award. 1992

Exhibition Record Solo Shows

“Rebecca Shelly, New Work,” Umbrella, Portland, Maine, 2014.

“Final Portland Show,” The Farm, Portland, Oregon. 2013.

“Land Girls,” Nisus Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 2011.

“Seed Olympics 2010,” Falsefront Studio, Portland, Oregon, 2010.

“Vanishing Varieties,” MFA Thesis Show, Autzen Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 2009.

“Local Victory at the Market,” Solo Show, Saturday Portland Farmer’s Market, Oregon, 2009.

“Local Victory,” Launch Pad Gallery. Portland, Oregon, 2008.

“Recent Works,” Stumptown Coffee-Downtown. Portland Oregon, 2006. “New Works,” Stumptown Cafe on Belmont, Portland, Oregon, 2006.

Group Shows

2017

The Bizarre Bazaar (Juried Booth), Chico, California

2015/16

The Apple and Strawberry Festivals (Booth), Cornish, Maine. Holiday Sale (Juried Booth), Portland, Maine.

2014

“Coming Home,” (Alumni show) Kingswood Regional High School, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.

“Roots of Intoxication,” Various locations around Portland, Maine.

“MECA Painters Ten Years Later,” June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, Maine.

2013

“The St. John’s Bizarre,” Portland, Oregon.

“Lake Oswego Food and Art Festival,” Lake Oswego, Oregon.

2012

“The Big 300,” People’s Art of Portland Gallery, Portland, Oregon.

“On the Edge,” Launchpad Gallery. Portland, Oregon.

“Portland Food cART,” Screaming Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon.

2011

Visual Art Exchange, Littman Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon.

2010

“Gifted; An Exchange for Artists,” Littman Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon.

“I’ll Show You Mine, You Show Me Yours,” Centre Gallery, Group show, Tampa, Florida. “Rom’n Times,” Autzen Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon.

2009

“It’s Possible,” MFA Group Show, Disjecta, Portland, Oregon.

“White Noise,” Curated by Jhordan Dhal, Worksound Gallery, Cold Storage Installation, Portland, Oregon.

2008

“Children of the Revolution,” Audio Cinema. Portland, Oregon.

“The Round,” Group show with musicians, poets and artists performing together, Portland, Oregon.

“Blue Squared,” Gallery Paradiso, Portland, Oregon.

“Little Things 8, ” Guardino Gallery, Portland, Oregon.

“Side by Side,” MFA Mid Program Show, Autzen Gallery. Portland, Oregon. “Alphabet Soup,” Juried, Woolley at Wonder Gallery. Portland, Oregon.

2007

“Do No Harm vs. Step It Up,” Curated by Jacqueline Ehlis, New American Art Union. Portland, Oregon.

“All Day Snacking,” Juried, Rake Gallery, Portland, Oregon.

“Little Things 7,”Guardino Gallery. Portland, Oregon.

“Thirty,” Invitational, OM Traditional Arts 2007

“Shell Show,” Show with Michelle Ramin and curated by Cathie Jo Young, Gallery Paradiso, Portland, Oregon.

2006

“Round Two,” Curated by Cein Watson, Kayo Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah.

“Art Media Past and Present, ” Group Show, Portland Art Center. Portland, Oregon.

2005

“In My Side Yard II, Sacred and Propane,” Curated by Tiffany Falter, The Slanty Shanty, Portland, Maine.

2004

“Small Works Show,” Juried, Space Gallery, Portland, Maine.

“Sustainability” (Spurse Art Collective), Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, Maine.

“The First Annual Black Frame Show,” Invitational, Bayside Neighborhood Association, Portland, Maine.

“The Sacred and Profane,” Invitational, Peaks Island, Maine.

“Senior Exhibition,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, Maine.

“Emerging Artists,” Invitational, Art Gallery at the Clown, Portland, Maine.

“Variations on a Violin,” Invitational Traveling Show for the Portland Symphony Orchestra:

Jameson Gallery, Portland, Maine.

Scott Potter Gallery, Portland, Maine.

Chocolate Church Art Gallery, Bath, Maine.

Bayview Gallery, Brunswick, Maine. Greenhut Gallery, Portland, Maine.

“Arts and Business Collaborative,” Juried, Troubh, Heisler and Piampiano, P.A. Portland, Maine.

2003

“29th Annual Art Auction,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, Maine.

“Domestic Revival: Victoria Mansion. Through the eyes of Contemporary Artists,” Juried, Carriage House, Portland, Maine.

“Silly’s Food and Patterns,” Silly’s Restaurant, Portland, Maine. “Merit Competition,” Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine.

Public Commissions

2016 Kezar Falls Movie Theater. Kezar Maine. Public Art Mural.

2009 YWCA Downtown Portland.Oregon. Public Art Mural.

2004 Portland Symphony Orchestra. “Variations on a Violin.” Portland, Maine. 2000 Wakefield Historical Society. Wakefield, NH. Publie Art Mural.

Publications and Interviews

“Rolling out jewelry,” Chico Enterprise-Record, December 2016.

Reshelly Feature, GreenCraft Magazine, Spring 2016.

Burdastyle Magazine, Germany, September 2014.

Vintage Travel Trailer Studio, Studios Magazine, Summer 2014 Issue.

“Your Victory,” Edible Portland Magazine, Spring 2009 Issue. “Repression,” Cover Image, Portland Review, Spring 2008.

“Artists and Violins,” Interview, ABC WMTW Channel 8, March 15, 2004.

Reviews and Listings

Carl, Calvin Ross, “White Noise’ Group Show,” Worksound Gallery, February 2009.

Leonard, Patrick, “Culinary Arts,” Slow Food Portland Blog, May 4th, 2009.

Libby, Brian, “Divide Entices Interaction,” (Review of Do No Harm vs. Step Up), The Oregonian, February 9, 2007. (Labor Day in The Gorge: Photo)

Speer, Richard, “Now Showing; Rebecca Shelly,” Art Listing, Willamette Week. November 19th and 26th, 2008.

Thompson, Chris, “Bridge to Belly. Strung out on the PSO’s violin variations.” The Portland Phoenix, March 5-11, 2004.

Urton, Robin, “Local Victory: A Renewal of the Victory Garden.” www.eyeconart.net/blog/. November 18th, 2008. Announcements:

“Meet the artist,” The Shopping Guide, July, 2016.

“Artist’s Vision, Victory Gardens,” The Southeast Examiner, November, 2008.

“Maine College of Art Alumni/ae Exhibition 2003,” Port City Life. January/February 2004. “Violins are the Canvas,” TheForecaster, March 3, 2004.

“Mansion Inspired Art,” (“Illustrate From Within” Photo) Portland Press Herald, April 27, 2003. “Art Work Re-created,” The Granite State News. 1999

 

Exhibitions Curated

2016

“Art Show,” Curated student work, Kezar Falls Theater, Hiram, Maine. 2004

In My Side Yard, Curated with Tiffany Falter, The Slanty Shanty, Portland, Maine.

 

Public Collections

Congress Bar and Grill, Portland, Maine.

Mario’s Fine Design Clothing Store. Downtown, Portland, Oregon.

 

Travel

Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine with a vintage travel trailer. (Featured in Studio Magazine)

Ireland, Explored ancestral dwellings, 1999.

Amsterdam,Spain, France, Italy: Intensive art, food and farm study, August through September 2009.

             Museums Visited: Uffizi Gallery, The Louve, La Bienniale di Venezia, La Sagria Familia, and The Punta della Dogana Art Museum. Places of note: Pompeii, Roman Forum, The Vatican, Cinque-Terre, and the Amalfi Coast.

Global Seed Diversity Trust: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations:Interview and tour of operations.