SHELBY SHADWELL

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Biennial Fellowship Exhibition

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Many thanks to the Wyoming Arts Council and the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper, WY for all their work on the Biennial Fellowship Exhibition. This is such a great show, and the space is a state and national treasure. Check it out before December 31, 2017. Photo credits to Eric Wimmer.

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October 12th, 2017 at 10:09 pm

Ricki Klages, Wes Magyar, Shelby Shadwell: William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO, 2017

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I am very thankful to the William Havu Gallery for inviting me to be part of one of the best exhibitions I have ever been a part of. It was such an honor to show with Ricki Klages and Wes Magyar in Denver, CO this fall. I also appreciate the venerable Michael Paglia for his writing in the Denver Westword about the show.

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October 12th, 2017 at 10:02 pm

Exhibition at William Havu Gallery, Denver, CO

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I am very excited for this upcoming exhibition at William Havu Gallery in Denver, CO – I hope you can check it out.

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July 28th, 2017 at 4:51 pm

NEW / REVISED DRAWINGS, JULY 2017

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I have been working on new and revised drawings this summer for the body of work, COMEDIE.

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July 24th, 2017 at 3:56 pm

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A Big Thanks to the Wyoming Arts Council!

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Wyoming Arts Council

I wanted to send a note of sincere thanks to the Wyoming Arts Council for the honor of receiving a Fellowship Award for 2017 based on the jurors’ recommendations (Mindy Besaw, Curator at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR; Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson, formerly, the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art at the Portland Art Museum, OR; and Adam Gildar, Owner of Gildar Gallery in Denver, CO).  I also want to thank the Wyoming State Legislature who allocate funding for this important initiative. I believe that this is an extremely important resource for the creative community of Wyoming, and I have the utmost respect for the work WAC does for the artists of the state.  Not only do they make an impact on the lives of artists, but also on the lives of community members of all ages and diversities.

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July 16th, 2017 at 2:14 am

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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