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 Christie Cardillo Velesig  (1948 - )

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Lived/Active: Massachusetts/Rhode Island      Known for: marine and landscape plein-aire painting, teaching

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This biography from the Archives of AskART:
As an award winning professional artist and instructor, Christie Cardillo Velesig has lived and painted on Cape Cod for over thirty years.  Having a love of boats since childhood in Rhode Island, it is no wonder she specializes in Marine paintings.

She is a member of The American Society of Marine Artists* and has had numerous Museum and Gallery solo exhibitions and has consistently won awards in juried exhibitions. Christie is recognized for her unique ability to combine both contemporary and classical style with her use of color and subject matter.  Her concentration on color theory allows her to master a wonderful sense of light and distance in her paintings.
 
Christie is past president of the Cape Cod Art Association* and co-founder of  “21 in Truro” – a group of professional woman artists.  Her work is in many private and corporate collections throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland and England, and Australia.
 
A popular instructor versatile in both oil and watercolor, Christie teaches plein-air* workshops as well as studio painting.  She has taught at Cape Cod Community college, The Cahoon Museum of American Art, The Falmouth Artists Guild, The Cape Cod Art Association, The Creative Arts Center in Chatham, and The Cape Cod Guild of Fine Art.
 
Collections:
Permanent collections - Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA
Permanent collections - Woman and Infants Hospital, Providence, RI
Permanent collections - Cape Cod Hospital, Falmouth, MA
Private and corporate collections in the United States, Canada, Ireland, England and Australia
 
Exhibitions:
  
     Cahoon Museum of American Art, “Reflections-Nautical Paintings by
     Christie Velesig” – solo show
     Cape Symphony Orchestra and Cape Cod Museum of Art, “The Red Violin”
     Provincetown Art Association and Museum, “Visions and Voices of the Outer Cape”
     Cahoon Museum of American Art, “The World of Words”
     Highfield Hall, Falmouth, MA “Small Wonders”
     Cahoon Museum of American Art, “Capturing Cape Cod” – solo show
     Cape Cod Museum of Art, “Twenty One in Truro”
     Truro Historical Society Museum, “21 in Truro”
     Cahoon Museum of American Art, “So What’s in a Bog”
     The Old Selectmans Building Gallery, “Starlight * Starbright”
     Cahoon Museum of American Art, “Twenty Five for Twenty Five”
     Highfield Hall, Falmouth, MA Highfield Hall presents “Twenty One in Truro”
     Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, “21 in Truro”
     Highfield Hall, Falmouth, MA “Little Treasures Big Pleasures”
     Highland House Museum, “Truro Revisited”
     Cahoon Museum of American Art, “21 in Truro”
     Hyperbole Gallery Exhibition, Newburyport, MA “21 in Truro”
     Hogan Gallery Exhibition, Orleans, MA “Jewels”, “21 in Truro”
     Cahoon Museum, “A Feast for the Eyes”
     Cape Gallery of Contemporary Art, Falmouth, MA – solo show
     Cummaquid Fine Arts, Barnstable, MA – solo show
     Reef Gallery, Key Largo, FL – solo show
     Cape Cod Conservatory, Barnstable, MA – solo show
     Birdsey on the Cape, Osterville, MA – solo show 
     Enchanted Eye Gallery, Derry, NH – solo show
     Art House Gallery, Brewster, MA – solo show
     Old Selectmans Bldg Gallery, Barnstable, MA – solo show
     Uniques Gallery, Chatham, MA – solo show
     Village Gallery, Falmouth, MA – solo show
     Cotuit Center for the Arts, “Outermost Embrace”
     Cape Guild of Fine Art, Hyannis, MA
     Marion Crane Gallery, Orleans, MA
     Hogan Gallery, Orleans, MA
     Creative Arts Center, Chatham, MA
     Guyer Barn Art Gallery, Hyannis, MA
     Duxbury Art Complex, Duxbury, MA
     Cape Cod Art Association, West Barnstable, MA
     Higgins Art Gallery, Cape Cod Community College, Barnstable, MA
 
Memberships:
 
     Co – Founder “21 in Truro”, group of woman artists
     American Society of Marine Artists
     Cape Museum of Fine Art
     Cahoon Museum of American Art
     Falmouth Artists Guild
 
 Articles Published:
 
“The Artistic Points of View of Christie Velesig”, Cape Cod Life Magazine:
       February / March 1989     
    
“Twenty One in Truro”, Cape Cod Life Magazine: December 2002
    
“Christie Velesig Named Artist of the Month”, Mashpee Enterprise 2006
    
“Red Violin – Cape Cod Museum of Art”, Cape Cod Times,
      
CapeWeek Best Bets 2006
     
“Red Violin Collaboration: Where Music Meets Art”, Mashpee Enterprise 2006
   
 “Velesigs Vessels Buoey New Show at The Cahoon” – Christie Velesig, The Barnstable Patriot, 2002
    
“Cahoon Museum Boat Paintings” – Christie Velesig, A-Plus 2002
    
“Cahoon Museum Shows Nautical Artists Work” – Christie Velesig, The Mashpee Enterprise, 2002
   
 “Reflections: Nautical Paintings by Christie Velesig”, Cape Cod Times,

CapeWeek Best Bets 2002

“Under the Stars” – Christie Velesig, Mashpee Enterprise 2000

 “Evocative Scenes of Truro Coming to Cotuit”, Spyglass – Cotuit Museum, Summer 2000
    
“Cottage Industry”, Cape Cod Times 2000
    
“One and Twenty: Women in the Dunes of Truro” A-Plus 1999

“Dunestruck”, Lifestyle and Arts, Cape Cod Times 1999

“Women Artists Find Inspiration in Truro Hill Retreat” Day and Night 1999

“An Eye For Beauty” – Christie Velesig, Cape Cod Times, CapeWeek Best Bets 1998

 “Those Who Teach – Can” – Christie Velesig, Cape Cod Times 1991

“Local Artist Featured At Woodruff Gallery” – Christie Velesig 1991

“Watercolorist Featured At Fundraiser” – Christie Velesig, Mashpee Messenger 1989

“Enchanted Eye Focuses On Style in Three Views”, The Sunday Telegraph 1988

“Addition To Art Community Shows A Personal Approach” – Christie Velesig, The Falmouth Enterprise

“Local Artist Inspires Students To Create Masterpieces In Watercolor”, Christie Velesig by J. Wimmer, Barnstable County Designer Show House and Publication, 1990
   
Juror:
     Juror for many open juried exhibitions in New England.
 
Awards:
     Christie has consistently won “Best in Show” and “The Peoples Choice” awards in               open juried Exhibitions
 
Teaching:
 
     Cape Cod Community College, faculty
     Cahoon Museum of American Art
     Falmouth Artist Guild
     Cape Cod Art Association
     Cape Cod Guild of Fine Art
     Chatham Creative Arts Center
     Woodruff Gallery
     Plein Air and Still Life Workshops in New England
 
Education:
     University of Louisville
 
Independent studies include:
 
     Joseph McGurl – Copley Society, Boston
     Samir Barber – Cape Cod Guild of Fine Art
     Alice Mongeau – Falmouth Artist Guild
     George Shedd – Cape Cod Art Association
     Robert MacDonald – Cape Cod Community College
     Jan Collins Selman – Falmouth Artist Guild
     Jane Lincoln – Cape Cod Art Association          
 

Submitted August, 2011 by Robert Savage, private collector with special assistance from the artist

 

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