The following information was submitted by the artist:
Best known for Pacific Northwest landscapes, portraits, relief prints, as well as her garden, her work is influenced by Canadian painter Emily Carr, Scandinavian Finnish painters from the early 20th Century, and contemporary Finnish relief printers.
Studied painting, drawing, printing and carpentry at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle during the late 1970s with Sherry Markovitz, Norie Sato, Sarah Clark-Langager, Karen Guzak, Charles Stokes, Kathleen Rabel, and John Overton. Studied printing at Western Washington University in the mid-80s with Tom Johnston.
Selected Art Exhibitions & Residencies:
2006 Centrum Foundation, Port Townsend, WA, 'Artist in Residence'. Created 'Spirit of Place' -- a collection of paintings and pastel drawings.
2006 Washington Department of Ecology, Olympia, WA 'Land'
2005 Aula Gallery, Helsinki, Finland, 'Cascadia USA'
2004 Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, WA 'The Finland Suite'
2004, 2001 River Sea Gallery, Astoria, OR, 'Land of Summer Light'
2004-1998 Meloy & Company Gallery, Bellingham. Includes 'Cascadia Tree Suite' -- a collection of Pacific Northwest relief prints.
2003 Nelimarkka Museum, Alajarvi, Finland, 'Artist in Residence'. Created 'The Finland Suite' -- a collection of paintings, pastels, and relief prints.
2002 Bellingham Arts Commission, 'Artist's Inviting Artists'
2001, 2000 Allied Arts of Whatcom County, 'From the Matrix Prints'
2001 New Visions Gallery, Marshfield, WI 'Culture and Agriculture'
2001 Whatcom Museum of History & Art, Bellingham, WA,
'Whatcom Studio Tour Exhibition'
2000 University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, WI,
'Behind the Walls: Artwork by Museum, Gallery, and Arts Administrators'
1999 Friesen Gallery, Seattle, WA,
'Impressionism, Northwest Pastel Society Juried Exhibition'
1999 Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA,
'Inhabiting the Landscape', one-woman exhibition
1999, 1998, 1997, 1996 Cornish College, Seattle, WA ''Alumni Show'
1999, 1998, 1997 Mountlake Terrace Arts Commission, juried
1999, 1997 Kari Baas Gallery, Seattle, WA, 'Pastels & Landscapes'
1999 Whatcom Museum of History & Art, Bellingham, WA,
'From Here to the Horizon: Artists of the Rural Landscape'
1999, 1997, 1989 Allied Arts of Richland, WA, juried
1996 Bruskin Gallery, Port Townsend, WA 'One Woman Exhibition'
1998 Washington Convention Center, Seattle, WA,
'West Coast Paper Company Juried Puget Sound Country'
1996, 1988, 1987 Viking Union Gallery, WWU, Bellingham, WA, juried
1995, 1992, 1988, 1987 Orcas Book & Sound, Cordova, AK, invitational
1990 John B. Davis Gallery, Idaho State University, 'Big Sky Biennial VI'
1989 Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA
1989 Common Boundary 9th Annual conference, Washington DC,
'Open Eye Featured Artist'
1988, 1985 Allied Arts of Whatcom County, 'Featured Artist'
1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1981 Whatcom Museum of History & Art,
'Northwest International Art Competition'
1987 Alonso Sullivan Gallery, Seattle, WA 'Diary Pages'
1986 Visual Arts Center of Alaska, Anchorage & Fairbanks, AK,
'Juried Northwest Figure Drawing Exhibition'
1986 Jackson Street Gallery, Seattle, WA 'Juried Exhibition'
1983 Chrysalis Gallery, Fairhaven College, Bellingham, portrait
Honors & Awards:
2003 Whatcom Symphony Orchestra, Bellingham, WA 'December Calendar Image'
1999 North Cascades Institute, Sedro-Woolley, WA, 'Catalog Cover Image'
2000 Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA, 'Alumni Calendar 2000 Image'
1998 Mountlake Terrace Arts Commission, Mountlake Terrace, WA
'Merit Award' for a pastel drawing
1994 Whatcom in Bloom, Bellingham, WA 'Best Private Residential Garden'
1994 Whatcom in Bloom, Bellingham, WA 'Lily Miller Best Home Award'
1989 Allied Arts of Richland, WA,
'Merit Award' for an abstract gouache painting
1989 Bainbridge Island Arts Council, 'Poets & Artists Calendar Image'
1985 Whatcom Museum of History & Art, Bellingham, WA,
'First Place Painting Award'
1984 Whatcom Museum of History & Art, Bellingham, WA,
'First Place Emphasis Award' drawing
Professional Art Experience:
2004 Finn Fest Fair, Naselle, WA 'Talk about Finland Artist Residency'
2005 Allied Arts of Whatcom County 'Artist Showcase'
2004-2005 Pacific Fishing Magazine, Year Book Issue, block print illustrations
2004-1995 Meloy & Company Gallery, Fairhaven, WA, owner, curator, instructor
2000, 1999 Whatcom Museum of History & Art, Bellingham, WA, 'Art Among the Flowers'
1999-1997 Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA, an Alumni Board Director
1998 Puget Sound Gillnet Salmon Commission, Washington State,
'Seafood Treasures Cookbook', design & illustrations
1998 Whatcom Horticulture Society, annual garden tour with art exhibition
1994 CD Cover Art, 'Seamless Connection' produced by Wade Larsen
(CD received a Mayor's Art Award)
1993-1992 Whatcom Watch, Bellingham, WA, grassroot environmental newspaper, co- founder & editor
1985-86 Allied Arts of Whatcom County, Board of Directors
1985 Northwest International Art Competition, Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham, WA, Chairman for the Exhibition
1984 'Out of Our Lives', stage production with Linda Allen, musician; Carla Corrado, dancer; Donna Langston, poet
Press & Media:
2005 Whatcom Magazine, January issue cover
2004 Western Viking, Nordic Heritage Museum Foundation, Seattle, WA June 25 issue
2004 Finnish American Reporter, September issue, front cover color painting
2004 Coast Weekend, Astoria, OR, June article with photos
2004 KMUN Radio, Astoria, OR, 'Over Cat', a June art broadcast
2004 Hip fish Newspaper, Astoria, OR
2004 The Daily Astorian, Astoria, OR
2004 Whatcom County Business Pulse, may issue, 'Art Galleries: Creative Management Supports Creativity'
2003 Northwest Events, December issue, 'Gallery Specializes in Northwest Artists'
2002 Preview the Gallery Guide, Nov - Jan 2001/2002 issue, 'Cascadia Tree Suite' exhibition review
2002 Country Homes, Country Gardens, national magazine, April issue, photos and article
2001 Weekend, Astoria, OR, May 10-16, 'Meloy Shows Dreamy Landscapes'
2002 Real Estate by Owner Magazine, Whatcom County, WA, March featured artist
1999 Artweek Newspaper, San Jose, CA 'Domesticity' interview
1999 Whatcom Watch Newspaper, Whatcom County, WA, April issue,
'Bellingham Artist Creates Serene Landscapes of a Peaceable Kingdom' by Ted Lindberg
1999 Whatcom Horticultural Journal, Bellingham, WA, Spring Issue, garden interview
2000 KBCB TV, Black Dog Productions, Bellingham, WA, 'The Corner Garden' TV video and interview
1998 Bellingham Herald, Bellingham, WA, Meloy & Company Gallery article
1998 Northwest Family Magazine, art instruction article
1996 KUGS Radio, one hour interview with Del Lowry
1984 Western Washington University newspaper, Bellingham, WA,
article about the NW International Art Competition award
1983 Bellingham Herald, article on one-woman exhibition at Fairhaven College
Art Teaching Experience
Teaches art independantly, at Whatcom Community College, and as a guest artist in residence at local public schools.
Bellingham Technical College, 2007-2008, AAS Degree Building Construction Technology
University of British Columbia, 2006 Garden Design Certificate Program and Basic Drafting
Cornish College of the Arts, Fine Arts Program 1977-1978
Western Washington University, Printing, 1987
Whatcom Community College, 2005-2006, general studies
Fairhaven College, Bellingham, WA, 1984
Karen Guzak, watercolor workshops, 1977
Lane Community College, Eugene, OR, Liberal Arts, 1973
Nordic Heritage Museum, Seattle, Washington
Whatcom Musuem of Art, Bellingham, Washington