Rebecca Shelly
info@rebeccashelly.com
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Education
MFA in Contemporary Art Practices, Studio Arts,Portland State University, 2009.
BFA with Honors, Painting Major, Maine College of Art, 2004.

Teaching Experience
Long Term Art Substitute, Sacopee Valley High School, Hiram, Maine, 2016.
Life Drawing for Pre-College, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine, 2014.
Private Drawing Lessons, Switchyard Studio, Portland, Oregon, 2010.
Workshop, Da Vinci Middle School, Portland, Oregon, 2010.
Teaching Assistant, Joe Macca’s Introduction to Painting course, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, 2008.
Teaching Assistant, Erik Geshke’s Introduction to Drawing course, Portland Stersity, Portland, Oregon, 2008.
Teaching Assistant for Gail Spaien’s Beginning Painting course, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine, 2004.
Fine Arts Director, YMCA Camp Belknap, Tuftonboro, NH, 2000.

Artist Talks
Artist Lecture, Kingswood Regional High School, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.
Artist Lecture, Avantika Bawa’s Visual Concepts and Painting classes, Washington State University, Vancouver, Washington.
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.
Artist Lecture, Pat Boas’ Intermediate Painting course, Portland State University.
Studio Visit, Ben Rosenberg’s Beginning Painting Class, Portland State University.

Professional Experience
Exhibition Committee for the 1078 Gallery, Chico, California.
Scenic Artist for The Butcher Shop’s The 11th Hour show, Chico, California
Created Reshelly line of accessories, Cornish, Maine.
Portfolio Reviewer for the Maine College of Art, National Portfolio Day.
Volunteer, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Oregon.
Volunteer, Art Auction committee, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon.
Volunteer, Disjecta, Portland, Oregon.
Portland State Art Auction Committee.
Art Supply Sales, Art Media Downtown and Pacific Northwest College of Art stores, Portland, Oregon.

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, 2008.
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.
Best Artist, Carpenter Elementary School, 1992.

Exhibition Record
Selected Solo Shows
“Untitled,” Umbrella, Portland, Maine, 2014.
“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.


Selected Group Shows
“Coming Home,” (Alumni show) Kingswood Regional High School, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, 2014.
“Roots of Intoxication,” Various locations around Portland, Maine, 2014.
“MECA Painters Ten Years Later,” June Fitzpatrick Gallery, Portland, Maine, 2014.
“Lake Oswego Food and Art Festival,” Lake Oswego, Oregon, 2013
“The Big 300,” People’s Art of Portland Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 2012.
“On the Edge,” Launchpad Gallery. Portland, Oregon, 2012.
“Portland Food cART,” Screaming Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 2012.
Visual Art Exchange, Littman Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, 2011.
“I’ll Show You Mine, You Show Me Yours,” Centre Gallery, Group show, Tampa, Florida, 2010.
“Rom’n Times,” Autzen Gallery, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, 2010.
“It’s Possible,” MFA Group Show, Disjecta, Portland, Oregon, 2009.
“White Noise,” Curated by Jhordan Dhal, Worksound Gallery, Cold Storage Installation, Portland, Oregon. 2009.
“Children of the Revolution,” Audio Cinema. Portland, Oregon, 2008.
“The Round,” Group show with musicians, poets and artists performing together, Portland, Oregon, 2008.
“Blue Squared,” Gallery Paradiso, Portland, Oregon, 2008.
“Little Things 8, ” Guardino Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 2008.
“Side by Side,” MFA Mid Program Show, Autzen Gallery. Portland, Oregon, 2008.
“Alphabet Soup,” Woolley at Wonder Gallery. Portland, Oregon, 2008.
“Do No Harm vs. Step It Up,” Curated:Jacqueline Ehlis, New American Art Union PDX, Oregon, 2007.
“All Day Snacking,” Rake Gallery, Portland, Oregon, 2007.
“Little Things 7,”Guardino Gallery. Portland, Oregon, 2007.
“Thirty,” Invitational, OM Traditional Arts, 2007
“Shell Show,” Show with Michelle Ramin and curated by Cathie Jo Young, Gallery Paradiso, Portland, Oregon, 2007.
“Round Two,” Curated by Cein Watson, Kayo Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2006.
“Art Media Past and Present, ” Group Show, Portland Art Center. Portland, Oregon, 2006.
“Small Works Show,” Space Gallery, Portland, Maine, 2004.
“Sustainability” (Spurse Art Collective), Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, Maine, 2004.
“The Sacred and Profane,” Peaks Island, Maine, 2004.
“Senior Exhibition,” Institute of Contemporary Art, Portland, Maine, 2004.
“Emerging Artists,” Invitational, Art Gallery at the Clown, Portland, Maine, 2004.
“Variations on a Violin,” Invitational Traveling Show for the Portland Symphony Orchestra:
Jameson Gallery, Scott Potter Gallery, Chocolate Church Art Gallery, Bayview Gallery, Greenhut Gallery, 2004.
“Domestic Revival: Victoria Mansion. Through the eyes of Contemporary Artists,” Portland, Maine, 2003.

Public Commissions
The Kezar Falls Theater, Hiram, Maine, 2016.
YWCA Downtown Portland. Public Art Mural, 2009.
Portland Symphony Orchestra. “Variations on a Violin.” Portland, Maine, 2004.
Wakefield Historical Society. Wakefield, NH, 2000.

Publications
GreenCraft Magazine, Spring 2015 Issue.
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.

Selected Reviews and Listings
Leonard, Patrick, “Culinary Arts,” Slow Food Portland Blog, May 4th, 2009.
Libby, Brian, “Divide Entices Interaction,” The Oregonian, February 9, 2007.
Speer, Richard, “Now Showing; Rebecca Shelly,” Art Listing, Willamette Week, 2008.
Thompson, Chris, “Bridge to Belly. Strung out on the PSO’s violin variations.” The Portland Phoenix, March 5-11, 2004.
“Art Work Re-created,” The Granite State News. 1999
“Artists and Violins,” Interview, ABC WMTW Channel 8, March 15, 2004.
“Artist’s Vision, Victory Gardens,” The Southeast Examiner, November, 2008.
“Mansion Inspired Art,” (“Illustrate From Within” Photo) Portland Press Herald, April 27, 2003.
“Violins are the Canvas,” TheForecaster, March 3, 2004.
Urton, Robin, “Local Victory: A Renewal of the Victory Garden.” www.eyeconart.net/blog/. November 18th, 2008.


Exhibitions Curated
“Art Show,” Curated show of student work, The Kezar Falls Theater, Hiram, Maine.
In My Side Yard, Curated with Tiffany Falter, The Slanty Shanty, Portland, Maine.
Public Collections
Mario’s Fine Design Clothing Store. Downtown, Portland, Oregon.
Congress Bar and Grill, Portland, Maine.


Travel
Portland, Oregon to Portland, Maine with a vintage travel trailer.
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.
Global Seed Diversity Trust: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations:Interview and tour of operations.
Places of note: Pompeii, Roman Forum, The Vatican, Cinque-Terre, and the Amalfi Coast.