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Carla Lindsey

220 Ascot Lane

Torrington, CT. 06790

Home – (860) 496-0536(860) 496-0536

Cell – (860) 307-9130(860) 307-9130

Email – sajbaby10@yahoo.com

 

Website - http://www.carlasspiritualart.com/

 

Education

 

M.F.A.                  2008                       Visual  Arts                          Western CT. State University

 

                                                                Faculty                                 Margaret Grimes

                                                                                                                (M.F.A. Coordinator)

 

                                                                                                                John Wallace

                                                                                                                Marjorie Portnow

 

 

                                                               

                                                                                               

                                                                Visiting Critics                   Ruth Miller

                                                                                                                Stanley Lewis

                                                                                                                Susanna Coffey

                                                                                                                Lois Dodd

 

B.F.A.                    2004                       Fine Arts                              University of Hartford

 

A.A.                       2002                       Liberal Arts                         University of Hartford

 

Areas of Specialization:                 Painting, Drawing

 

 

Grants

 

2008-                     Western CT. State University Anonymous Art Donor Grant

2007

 

2007                       Connecticut Student Loan Foundation Grant

 

 

Exhibition Record

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2010                       Current Works, The Hartford Public Library

                                Hartford, CT.  July-August 2010

Group Exhibitions

2013                       Show for a Show, Artwell

                               Torrington, CT. August - September 2013

 

2013                       Landscapes & Still Life, Artwell

                               Torrington, CT. May-June 2013

2012                       Open Studios Hartford, ArtSpace

                                Hartford, CT.   November 2012 

2012                        Hammered & Nailed, ArtSpace

                                Hartford, CT.   July 2012

2012                       Celebrating Women's History, New Britain City Hall

                                New Britain, CT.  March 2012

 

2011                       Interpretations and Inspirations, Farmington Valley Arts Center

                                Avon, CT. October-November 2011

                                Juror: Clinton Deckert

 

2011                       Faculty Show, Silvermine Guild Arts Center

                                New Canaan, CT. August-September 2011

 

2010                       Candlelight, Farmington Valley Arts Center

                                Avon, CT. November-December 2010

 

2009                       Faculty Show, Silvermine Guild Arts Center

                                New Canaan, CT.  August-September 2009

 

2009                       Figurative Works, New Britain Art League

                                New Britain, CT. February-March 2009

 

2008                       Size Is Relative, Alumni Small Works Show, The Silpe Gallery

                                Hartford Art School, West Hartford, CT. August-September 2008

 

2008                       M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Blue Mountain Gallery

                                New York, NY. June 2008

 

2008                       Entities (Images of Spiritual Nature), Artwell, Torrington, CT.

                                Invitational

 

2008                       Creative Voice II, Sculpture Barn, New Fairfield, CT.

                                Jurors: David and Carter Boyajian, Founders of Sculpture Barn

 

2007                       Tamed, Artwell, Torrington, CT.

                                Members  Only

 

2007                       M.F.A. Exhibition, Western CT. State University

                                1st Year

 

2007                       Creative Voice, Sculpture Barn, New Fairfield, CT.

                                Jurors: David and Carter Boyajian, Founders of Sculpture Barn

 

2007                       Show for a Show, Artwell, Torrington, CT.

                                Invitational

 

2007                       CAA New York Area M.F.A. Exhibition, Hunter College/Times Square Gallery

                                New York, NY.

 

 

 

Commissions

 

2005-                     Facilities Department, University of Hartford

2006                       Banner, award and flyer design for Resident Facilities Assistants, honorable employees

                                and upcoming work-related events

                                *Also art restoration*

 

 

2004-                     Joseph Comeau, University of Hartford

2006                       Paintings of Buildings and Culture for the Gengras Student Union

 

2003                       Randi Ashton-Pritting, University of Hartford

                                Campus Landscape painting, donated to the Mortensen Library

 

2002                       Paul Putnoki, Torrington Middle School

                                Illustration for English Class book, “My Trip to Australia:, written by

                                Matthew Lindsey

                                Published by Nationwide Learning Resources INC. Topeka, Kansas

 

2000-                     Brothers and Sisters United, University of Hartford

2004                       Designing of club t-shirt and Black History Month banner

 

2000-                     University of Hartford Gospel Choir

2004                       Designing of banners for upcoming events

 

 

Interviews and Articles

 

Ed McCormack, “Ripe of Discovery: Recent MFAs from Western CT. State Showcased in Chelsea”, Gallery& Studio, Vol. 10, No. 5 New York, June/July/August 2008

 

Amanda Bloom, “M.F.A. Visual Arts Graduates Exhibit Thesis Work”

Hat City Entertainment, Vol. 3, Issue 3, April 2008

 

Joseph Braithwaite, Producer of Independent Film Production of

“The Life of Ellis W. Ruley”, based on the book “A Promise to My Mother”,

Interview, PBS, 2006-present

 

Randi Ashton- Pritting, “A Special Gift to Mortensen Library,” Resources, Vol. 11, No. 1

Fall 2003

 

Jackie Fitzpatrick, “The Long-Lost Art of Ellis Ruley”, New York Times, April 21, 1996

 

 

 

 

Teaching Experience

 

2012-Present         Art Teacher

 

                               Flanders Nature Center, Woodbury, CT. 

                               Specializing in "Nature" based art for  children's classes. 

 

2011                       Teaching Assistant/Camp Counselor/Mural Assistant

                                ASAP (After School Arts Program), Washington, CT.

Summer camp group leader for children ages 4-5; assisted them in the following classes: Art, Construction, Costumes, Sets & Props, Music, Theater and Yoga.

                                 Also assisted children with the Torrington Mural project.

July-August 2011

                               

 

2011-                     Art Instructor

2009                       Silvermine Guild Arts Center, New Canaan, CT.

                                Specializing in children’s art classes, ages 5-13

                                Color Theory, Drawing, Landscape Painting and Portrait Techniques

 

 

2010-                     Substitute Teacher

2008                       Simsbury Public Schools, Simsbury, CT.

Art, Spanish, English and Reading classes for Elementary, Middle and High School

 

 

2009                       Tutor

                                Hartford Knights Organization, Hartford, CT.

                                Assisted children with Reading, Writing and Mathematics

                                Grades K-3

 

2008-                     Teaching Assistant

2007                       “Escape to the Arts” program, affiliation with the YMCA of Danbury, CT.

                                (Color, Paints)

 

2007                       Teaching Assistant

                                Western CT. State University

                                Painting II, Fall 2007

 

2007                       Teaching Assistant

                                Western CT. State University

                                Introduction to Color, Spring 2007

                                (Assisted professor with grading and assigned the very last project of the semester –

                                Complimentary Color)

 

 

Professional  Service

 

 

2011                       Prop Painting

                                Bushnell  Theater, Hartford, CT.

                                Assisted in creating paintings to serve as props for “Creative Minds” forum

                                November 2011

 

 

2010                       Painting Demonstration

                                Seabury Retirement Home, Bloomfield, CT.

                                Demo on landscape painting with acrylics

                                March 2010