Rebecca Shelly

Chico, California                                                                                                                       

info@rebeccashelly.com

www.rebeccashelly.com 

Education

2009    MFA in Contemporary Art Practices: Studio Arts, Portland State University, Portland, OR.

2004    BFA with Honors: Painting, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME.

Instruction:

2020     California State University, Chico, CA.

              Lecturer: Introduction to Life Drawing and Basic Drawing

Butte Community College, Oroville, CA.

              Associate Professor: Introduction to Fiber Arts and Gallery Production

             Gallery Director: Juried Student Art Show (Cancelled due to Covid-19)

2019     California State University, Chico, CA.

           Lecturer: Fall Term, Introduction to Painting and 2D Design

Butte Community College, Oroville, CA.

              Associate Professor: Spring Term: Basic Drawing and Gallery Production

                                                    Summer Term: Art Appreciation

                                                    Fall Term: Art Appreciation and Basic Drawing

              Gallery Director: Juried Student Art Show

                                              Remembered, Art Honoring Loss from the Campfire, 1078 Gallery, Chico, CA.                                                                       Curated/Created with Rebecca Wallace and my Gallery Production Class

2018     Butte Community College, Oroville, CA.

              Associate Professor: Spring Term, Basic Drawing and Art 2

                                                    Summer Term: Summer Bridge: Art Appreciation

                                                    Fall Term: Art Appreciation and Basic Drawing

2017     Butte Community College, Oroville, CA.

              Associate Professor: Fall Term, Art Appreciation and Fast Track: Art Appreciation

California State University, Chico, CA.

             Lecturer:Spring Term, 2D Design and Basic Drawing

2016-2019 Honey Run Quilters, Chico, CA.

             Teacher: Garment Fitting, Construction and three Kid’s Sewing Camps per year

2016     Sacopee Valley High School, Hiram, ME.

Long Term Art Substitute: Full Spring Semester: Art 1 (Twice), Art 2, Advanced Art, Beginning Painting and                    Ceramics 1

2014     Maine College of Art, Portland, ME.

              Pre-College Faculty: Life Drawing

2008    Portland State University, Portland, OR.

              Teaching Assistant: Joe Macca’s Introduction to Painting course.

              Teaching Assistant: Erik Geshke’s Introduction to Drawing course.

2004     Maine College of Art, Portland, ME.

               Teaching Assistant: Gail Spaien’s Beginning Painting course.

2000     YMCA camp Belknap, Tuftonboro, NH.

               Fine Arts Director.

Professional Growth and Achievement

Conferences or Workshops attended:

Professional Development Workshops Butte College

  • At the beginning of each semester I attend the optional workshops. Recently, I attended: Working with Difficult Students and Meditation for Teachers

Associate Faculty Conferences at Butte College: 2018 and 2019

  • 5 hours each session: Some of the recent events attended were Free/Open Textbooks and DSPS Accommodations. 

 

Artist Lectures/Gallery Visits

2019     Gallery visit and talk: Lauren Ruth’s Introduction to Professional Arts Practices Class from CSUC, 1078 Gallery, Chico, CA.

Gallery visit and talk: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, CSUC, 1078 Gallery, Chico, CA.

 2017     Mural Pechakucha at the Museum of Northern California Art, Chico, CA.

Artist Lecture: J. Pouwel’s Intermediate Drawing course, California State University, Chico, CA.

2016     Artist Lecture: Kingswood Regional High School, Wolfeboro, NH.

2012     Artist Lecture: Avantika Bawa’s Visual Concept/Painting courses, Washington State University, Vancouver, WA.

2009     Artist Lecture: Modou Dieng’s Experimental Drawing course, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR.

Gallery visit and talk:

Amy Steele’s Creative Re-use Course, Portland State University, Portland, OR.

Thesis Lecture, Loss, Resurrection and Preservation, Portland State University, Portland, OR.

2008      Artist Lecture: Pat Boas’ Intermediate Painting course, Portland State University, Portland, OR.

Studio visit and talk: Ben Rosenberg’s Beginning Painting course, Portland State University, Portland, OR.

 

Professional Service

2019     Scenic Artist for The Butcher Shop’s, The Director’s Cut performance, Chico, CA.

              Row by Row Pattern Designed for Honey Run Quilters, Chico, CA.

2018     Scenic Artist for My Name was Deception, Created and directed Frida Kahlo’s The Wounded Table Tableau, Chico, CA.

2017      Scenic Artist for The Butcher Shop’s, My Name Was Deception performance, Chico, CA.

              Row by Row Pattern Designed for Honey Run Quilters, Chico, CA.

2016     Scenic Artist for The Butcher Shop’s, The Eleventh Hour performance, Chico, CA.

Public Art Mural, Kezar Falls Movie Theater, Kezar, ME.

Scenic Artist for Sacopee Valley High School theater program, Hiram, ME.

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

2010     Portfolio Reviewer for the Maine College of Art, National Portfolio Day, Pacific Northwest

              College of Art, Portland, OR.

Volunteer: art auction/scholarships, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR.

2009     Volunteer: art auction, Disjecta, Portland, OR.

Visiting Artist Committee (PSU), Artists Hosted: Steve Badanes, Michael Brophy, Julio Morales,

  1. Morgan Puett, and Storm Tharp.

2008     Portland State Art Auction Committee.

Grants/Awards

2019     Annie Star Quilt Guild, Chico, CA.

  • Honorable Mention for California Poppies

  • Honorable Mention for Disappearing Landscape

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

First Place. Essay contest on the resurgence of home vegetable gardening.

Johnny’s Selected Seed Company. Winslow, ME.

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

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

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

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

Exceptional Young Artist Award, Kingswood Regional High School.

Portfolio Nation Level Winner, Gold and Silver Keys, Scholastic Art and Writing Competition.

Exhibition Record

Selected Solo or Two Person Shows

2019    Field Notes: Two person show with Rebecca Wallace, 1078 Gallery, Chico, CA.  

2011     Land Girls, Nisus Gallery, Portland, OR.

2010     Seed Olympics, Falsefront Studio, Portland, OR.

2009     Vanishing Varieties, MFA Thesis Show, Autzen Gallery, Portland, OR.

              Local Victory at the Market, Saturday Portland Farmer’s Market, Portland, OR.

2008     Local Victory, Launch Pad Gallery. Portland, OR.

2006    Recent Works, Stumptown-Downtown. Portland OR.

New Work, Stumptown-Belmont, Portland, OR.

 

Selected Group Shows

2020    Upcoming: 20/20, A Collective Vision, E Street Gallery, Sacramento, CA.

2019    Harvest of Quilts, Annie Star Quilt Guild Show at the Silver Dollar Fairgrounds, Chico, CA.

              Remembered, Art Honoring Loss from the Campfire, 1078 Gallery, Chico, CA.

2018     Festival of Quilts, Portland Expo Center, Portland, OR.

2018    Livable Planet? Juried, Chico Art Center, Chico, CA.

2014     MECA Painters Ten Years Later, June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, ME.

Coming Home, (Alumni show) Kingswood Regional High School, Wolfeboro, NH.

2013     Lake Oswego Food and Art Festival, Juried, Lake Oswego, OR.

2012     The Big 300, People’s Art of Portland Gallery, Portland, OR.

On the Edge, Launchpad Gallery. Portland, OR.

Portland Food cART, Juried, Screaming Sky Gallery, Portland, OR.

2010     I’ll Show You Mine, You Show Me Yours, Centre Gallery, Group show, Tampa, Florida.

Rom’n Times, Autzen Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, OR.

2009    White Noise, Curated by Jhordan Dhal, Worksound Gallery, Portland, OR.

It’s Possible, MFA Group Show, Disjecta, Portland, OR.

2008    Children of the Revolution, Juried, Audio Cinema. Portland, OR.

Alphabet Soup, Juried, Woolley at Wonder Gallery. Portland, OR.

The Round, Group show with musicians, poets and artists performing together, Portland, OR.

Blue Squared, Gallery Paradiso, Portland, OR.

Little Things 8, Guardino Gallery, Portland, OR.

2007     Do No Harm vs. Step It Up, Curated: Jacqueline Ehlis, New American Art Union. Portland, Or.

            All Day Snacking, Juried, Rake Gallery, Portland, OR.

Little Things 7, Guardino Gallery. Portland, OR.

Thirty, Invitational, 0M Traditional Arts 2007

Shell Show, Show with Michelle Ramin, Gallery Paradiso, Portland, OR.

2006    Round Two, Curated by Cein Watson, Kayo Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Art Media Past and Present, Portland Art Center. Portland, OR.

2004     Small Works Show, Juried, Space Gallery, Portland, ME.

The Sacred and Profane, Invitational, Peaks Island, ME.

Emerging Artists, Invitational, Art Gallery at the Clown, Portland, ME.

Variations on a Violin, Show for the Portland Symphony Orchestra: Jameson Gallery, Scott

              Potter Gallery, Chocolate Church Art Gallery, Bayview Gallery, and Greenhut Gallery.

2003    Domestic Revival: Victoria Mansion. Through the eyes of Contemporary Artists, Juried,

                            Carriage House, Portland, ME.

Public Commissions

2017     Public Art Murals through the Center for Healthy Communities at California State University. 

  • Arboga Elementary School and Hamilton City Elementary School

2009     Public Art Mural, YWCA Downtown, Portland, OR.

2000     Public Art Mural, Wakefield Historical Society, Wakefield, NH.

Bibliography

2019    Smallhouse, Sarah, “Field Notes (1078 Gallery),

https://locallookchico.weebly.com/blog/field-notes-1078, January, 2020.

Hanson, Natalie, “Art honors memories, losses of Camp Fire survivors,” Chico Enterprise-                                            Record, May 2, 2019.

Sonoquie, Neesa, “The Healing Arts,” Chico News and Review, April 25th, 2019.

2018    “Honey Run Quilters teaches the next generation to sew,” Chico Enterprise-Record.

2016    Hacking, Heather,”Rolling out jewelry,” Chico Enterprise-Record, December 10th, 2016.

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

Reshelly Feature, GreenCraft Magazine, Spring Issue.

2014    Burdastyle Magazine, Germany, September Issue.

Vintage Travel Trailer Studio (Six page spread), Studios Magazine, Summer Issue.

2009     “Your Victory,” Edible Portland Magazine, Spring Issue.           

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

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

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

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

Urton, Robin, “Local Victory: A Renewal of the Victory Garden. ” www.eyeconart.net/blog/.

2007     Libby, Brian, “Divide Entices Interaction, ” (Review of Do No Harm vs. Step Up), The

                             Oregonian, February 9. (Labor Day in The Gorge: Photo)

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

                             Phoenix, March 5-11.

Exhibitions Curated

2019    Remembered, Art Honoring Loss from the Campfire, 1078 Gallery, Chico, CA.

              Student Show, Butte Community College, Oroville, CA.

2016     Art Show, Curated student work, Kezar Falls Theater, Hiram, ME.

2004     In My Side Yard, Curated with Tiffany Falter, The Slanty Shanty, Portland, ME.

Post Graduate School Classes taken:

2020     Classes for Knitting, weaving, natural fiber dyeing and basketry.

2019     Jane Haworth’s Raw Edge Collage Quilt class, Annie Star’s Quilt Guild, Chico, CA.

2018     Tara Faughnan’s Color Solids class, Annie Star Quilt Guild, Chico, CA.

2009-2019 Sewing/Quilting skills learned: Piecing, Paper Piecing, Free Motion Quilting, Fabric Painting,

              Garment Fitting, Clothing Construction, Sewing Machine Restoring, Weaving and Needle Felting.

 

Foreign Travel:

Summer 2020: European railroad tour: France, Italy, Germany, Holland, Czech Republic and England.

Ireland, Canada, Amsterdam, Spain, France, Italy:

Museums/Historical places visited: Uffizi Gallery, The Louvre, La Bienniale di Venezia, La Sagria Familia, The Eiffel Tower, The Punta della Dogana Art Museum, Pompeii, Roman Forum and The Vatican.