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Divergence of Light: Davana Robedee and Shelby Shadwell, Fall 2016

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I want to sincerely thank Doug Sink, Program Manager at the Lory Student Center Art Galleries / Curfman Gallery at Colorado State University in Fort Collins and fellow artist Davana Robedee for an outstanding show, “The Divergence of Light: Davana Robedee and Shelby Shadwell” in the fall of 2016.  The exhibition was one of the best I have been a part of, and I appreciate Doug and his student crew for their hard work and hospitality.  I also want to thank Marius Lehene, Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at CSU for letting me share some insights with his advanced drawing students during my visit there.  I was pleased to conduct a public drawing demonstration for all students in something of a collaboration between Davana and me, describing one of her mysteriously wonderful pieces from observation.  I donated the resolved work to the University, so you may be able to see it hanging there one of these days.

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November 6th, 2016 at 4:56 pm

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COMEDIE – College of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas – 2016

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I want to sincerely thank the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas for exhibiting my work in a solo show at their Fine Arts Gallery (which is really a beautiful space).  Thanks especially to Jeff Fulmer, the gallery director for installing the work magnificently and being so on top of things.  I was very fortunate to be able to visit CSN to give a talk about my work and visit a class led by the very gracious Sean Russell and Christopher Tsouras.  It’s always great to see strong faculty in a strong department, and the students are very fortunate to have them.  This was also a great excuse to finally meet the wonderful individuals and art collectors, Milo Miloscia and John Nelson.  The were so hospitable to allow me to view their home collection and take me out for a memorable evening in Las Vegas.  I also enjoyed chatting with student Sierra Akana of the Coyote Student News, and her article on my exhibition can be found here.

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May 19th, 2016 at 9:20 pm

Haas Gallery of Art / Bloomsburg University, PA – February, 2016

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I want to thank Scott Roper and the Haas Gallery of Art at Bloomsburg University in PA for hosting AUNIVERSAL PICTURE.  The exhibition looked fantastic, and I really appreciated the opportunity to visit and talk about my work.  I also want to thank Jason Godeke for letting me visit his Drawing classes and demonstrate the processes and techniques relevant to charcoal modelling.

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March 8th, 2016 at 4:58 pm

Gesture Control – Dayton Visual Arts Center, 1/15/16

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I want to thank Patrick Mauk, Eva Buttacavoli and all of the people that made GESTURE CONTROL possible at the Dayton Visual Arts Center (DVAC) in Ohio this season.  It was an outstanding group exhibition and I greatly appreciated reconnecting with Wesley Berg and meeting new people, including the other exhibitors Tyler Bohm and William Potter.  I used this as an opportunity to explore some large scale optical drawing in preparation for 8 to Create, coming up in Urbana, IL this spring.

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March 8th, 2016 at 4:45 pm

APEX: Shelby Shadwell / Portland Art Museum – 11/29/15

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I am very grateful to the Portland Art Museum, Bonnie Laing-Malcomson, Curator, the Northwest Arts Council and the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Endowments for supporting a Center for Northwest Art in Oregon.  It is truly an honor to have a solo exhibition in the APEX Gallery up now until March 13, 2016.  This is the greatest achievement of my artistic career so far, and I cannot emphasize my thanks enough for this opportunity.  Please check out the show if you are in the area and let me know what you think.  Photo Credits: Dan Kvitka.

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November 30th, 2015 at 1:27 am

Columbia College Visit – 11/8/2014

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My thanks to Mike Sleadd, Scott McMahon, the faculty, staff and students of Columbia College in my home state of Missouri for an outstanding visit.  I greatly appreciated the opportunity to interact with the community in conjunction with my solo exhibition there, especially the chance to conduct a public drawing demonstration over two days.  Upon resolving the piece, I am donating it to the Sydney Larson Gallery and their collection.  It will be a great honor for them to have one of my pieces as the facilitators of one of the country’s great annual juried exhibitions (and institutions), Paper in Particular.  I am very grateful for being able to meet so many new people, and I wish them all the best moving forward.

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November 8th, 2014 at 3:51 pm

Recent Exhibitions: 8/27/2014

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Over the past year, I have been very fortunate to have participated in some really outstanding exhibitions.  My sincere thanks to Phillip Michael Hook, Associate Professor at the University of South Dakota who curated SHADES: Contemporary Drawing last spring, which was probably one of the best shows I have ever been in, having as its theme participants who create drawings as an end product in addition to using it responsively in their process.  I was fortunate to visit USD for the reception to meet some of the other artists in the exhibition and meet with students and faculty.  I encourage everyone to check out Mike Sleadd, Chris Gantz and Alison Denyer.  It was nothing short of an honor to have my work next to theirs in the show, and I continue to feel a sense of kinship with each of them.

Additionally, I was pleased to exhibit my work in a solo show at the Center for the Arts in Jackson, WY.  I have shown there before, and I have always been extremely impressed with their facilities and strength of the staff.  It’s the kind of place you want to work in.

Finally, I want to sincerely thank internationally recognized artist and figurative painter, Jerome Witkin, juror for the Texas National 2014 Exhibition at the Cole Art Center, Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX for selecting my work for the first place monetary award from among many other strong artists in the show and acquiring the piece above for his personal collection.  This is one of the greatest honors of my career so far, and it means a great deal to have such a strong vote of confidence in the work I’m making.

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August 22nd, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Recent Exhibitions and Related Activities

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I am very pleased to have been able to be a part of numerous exhibitions and related activities in 2013.  I would like to thank Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center in Cincinnati, OH, the Parkland Art Gallery in Champaigne, IL and threesquared Gallery in Nashville, TN.  It’s been a great year.

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November 13th, 2013 at 1:12 pm

AUNIVERSAL PICTURE 10 / Solo Exhibition at threesquared

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The latest of the drawings based on diaper sculptures.  I am also looking forward to a solo exhibition at threesquared gallery in Nashville, TN with five of my most recent works.  The opening is Saturday, November 2, and I’m really excited to be able to attend.

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October 27th, 2013 at 1:24 pm