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Sheila Keefe Ortiz

1413 South 4th Street

Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

(607) 937-1940

Sheila.K.Ortiz@gmail.com

SheilaKeefeOrtiz.com

OBJECTIVE

As an art educator provide an environment that allows students to become skilled learners through an environment of self-expression that stresses process, production, and interpretation.

BACKGROUND

Born and raised in Chelsea, Massachusetts, a small city next to Boston. Nine years working experience in secretarial office procedures, management, organization and communication.  Three years working experience as an English instructor in an all girl school in South America. Fluent in Spanish. Traveled extensively, especially throughout the United States. Part and full time student over several years and recently awarded the dual major degree of Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art and Art History, Master of Education, and New York State certification in the area of art education. Trained in several disciplines of two and three-dimensional arts including computer art and relevant software tools (Adobe Photoshop, and Painter).

EDUCATION

Master of Education, May 2003

Mansfield University, Mansfield, Pennsylvania

Overall GPA 3.85

Bachelor of Arts, May 2001

Mansfield University, Mansfield, Pennsylvania

BA Studio Art

BA Art History

Magna Cum Laude

Overall GPA 3.76

University of the State of New York Education Department

Public School Teacher Certificate, Effective date: September 1, 2003

 

PROFESSIONAL TEACHING ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Curriculum Design and Development of Middle School Art Program.
  • Curriculum Design and Development of Middle School Spanish Program.
  • Special Exhibitions Art Projects for Regional Art Centers and Museums.
    • Annual March Madness Exhibit.  Arts of the Southern Finger Lakes, Corning, New York, 2011-2014.
    • Corning Museum of Glass Annual Student Art Exhibit. Corning, New York, 2003-2014.
    • Southeast Steuben County Library, Corning New York. 1st Art Exhibit, September 2012. 
    • Student Artwork published in the Cornell Laboratory Bird Scope Publication, 2010-2014.
    • Art Science Inquiry Unit Design: Scientific Observation and Natural History Illustration: Learning to See: Concentration on Biology Plants and Birds  (Project made possible by a LCB grant from the Arts of the Southern Finger Lakes. Unit taught with Scientific Illustrator Gretchen Halpert, 2010.
    • Student exhibition in the Houghton Gallery at 171 Cedar Arts Center for the MLK Celebration, 2009. 
    • 7th grade art students visited the Blaschka Exhibit at Corning Museum Of Glass. Students learned about the Blaschkas studies and glass models. The visit was followed up with a Botanical Drawing Unit taught by local botanical artist Bridget Bossart Van Otterloo, 2008.
    • 8th grade Student Art Inuit Exhibit at the Rockwell Museum, Corning, New York, 2007.
    • Designed and presented a concert with the Music Laboratory Program of the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, 2005.

 

PROFESSIONAL ARTIST ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 Gallery Representation

 West End Gallery. Corning, New York   http://www.westendgallery.net

 New Elements Gallery, Wilmington, NC. https://newelementsgallery.com/

Grants and Awards

7th Place in 2006 Juried Regional Exhibition, The Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center, 134 Main Street, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania.

Best of Show Award in 2002.  Juried Student Show at Mansfield University, Mansfield, Pennsylvania.

Academic Honors Award for Outstanding Studio Art Major from Mansfield University, April 23, 2001.

 

EXHIBITIONS

Solo Show and Exhibit

Time and Place. Sheila Keefe Ortiz And YiFenn Strickland. New Elements Gallery, Wilmington, North Carolina.  October 27, 2017-November 17, 2017.

2300 Degrees: Performance Art: Fusion. Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York, February 2008.

Group Exhibitions

Director’s Choice: A Collection of Artwork Selected by Jesse Gardner, Director of West End Gallery in collaboration with 171 Cedar Arts Center. West End Gallery and 171’s Houghton Gallery. Corning, New York. December 1, 2017 - January 26th 2018.

FULL FRONTAL. Wabi Sabi Warehouse, Wilmington, NC, June 10-July 31, 2017.

West End Gallery Little Gems Exhibit: A Collection of Miniature Paintings. Corning, New York. February 5 – March 11, 2017.

Director’s Choice: A Collection of Artwork Selected by Jesse Gardner, Director of West End Gallery in collaboration with 171 Cedar Arts Center. West End Gallery and 171’s Houghton Gallery. Corning, New York. December 2-January 27, 2017.

Cameron Art Museum School Showcase: Student and Instructor Art Show. Cameron Art Museum Pancoe Art Education Center. Wilmington, North Carolina.  December 4-January 5, 2016.

The Holiday Show. New Elements Gallery, Wilmington, North Carolina. November 2016.

ARTfall Juried /Exhibition at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center Gallery. Wilmington, North Carolina. October 13 -16, 2016.

West End Gallery Little Gems Exhibit: A Collection of Miniature Paintings. Corning, New York. February 5 – March 11, 2016.

Cameron Art Museum School Showcase: Student and Instructor Art Show. Cameron Art Museum Pancoe Art Education Center. Wilmington, North Carolina. December 12, 2015.

1st Annual Juried Show. Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center. Wilmington, North Carolina. October 14-18, 2015.

West End Gallery Little Gems Exhibit: A collection of Miniature Paintings. Corning, New York. February 6 – February 27, 2015.

State of the Art/Art of the State Exhibit. Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, North Carolina, September 21, 2014 – February 12, 2015.

State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, New York. 25th Anniversary Show Juried Show 2014.

Arts in Bloom Steuben County Arts Trail.  steubencountyartsinbloom@gmail.com. 2013.

West End Gallery Little Gems Exhibit: A Collection of Miniature Paintings. Corning, New York. 2014.

State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, New York. Juried Show 2013.

Recycled Runway. 171 Cedar Arts Center. Artful Raffle Exhibit and Auction. Corning, New York.  2013.

Southern Tier Biennial. Juried Art Show. Olean Public Library. Gallery & Jamestown Community College Center Gallery, Olean, New York. September 21 – October 25, 2013. 

West End Gallery Little Gems Exhibit: A Collection of Miniature Paintings. Corning, New York. 2013.

Faculty Exhibit: Diligence.  171 Cedar Arts Center. Houghton Gallery. Corning, New York. 2012

Faculty Exhibit, Corning, New York. 2007-2012

The Gallery @ The ARTS. National Youth Art Month Teacher Exhibition. Corning, New York. 2010-2012.

West End Gallery Little Gems: A collection of Miniature Paintings. Corning, New York. February 5-12, 2012.

State of the Art Gallery. Ithaca, New York.  Juried Show 2012.

Little Gems: A Collection of Miniature Painting, Corning, New York. 2011.

State of the Art Gallery. Ithaca, New York. Juried Show 2011.

March Faculty Art Show: A collection of Miniature Paintings. Houghton Gallery. 2010.

171 Calendar Featured Work Exhibit 12x12. Houghton Gallery. 2010. Corning, New York. 2010.

The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes Annual Winter Holiday Exhibit. Corning, New York. 2010.

Regional Juried Art Exhibit, State of the Arts Gallery, December 2009.

Exhibit of Miniature Artwork. The Gallery @ The ARTS, Corning, New York. December 1-30, 2009.

State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, New York. Juried Show. 2009.

Little Gems Exhibit. West End Gallery, Corning, New York. March 2008.

Faculty Exhibit, Arts of the Southern Finger Lakes: Spotlight Gallery. March 2008.

The Arts of the Southern Finger Lakes. George Waters Gallery, Elmira, New York, January 2008.

Their Studios: Artists & Their Environments, West End Gallery, Corning, New York, March 14-27, 2008.

Harvest, Palace Theatre, Corning, NY, September 6 – November 4, 2007.

2300 Degrees Hot Glass Show: Harvest, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York, October 2006.

Inaugural Art Exhibition, Palace Theatre, Corning, New York. February– April, 2007.

Members Exhibit, Arts of the Southern Finger Lakes, Corning, NY. 2006.

From the Ground Up, 171 Cedar Arts Center, Corning, New York. 2005.

171 Cedar Arts Faculty Exhibition, Corning Community College, Corning, New York. 2005.

Members Exhibit, Arts of the Southern Finger Lakes, Corning, New York.  2006.

Atrium Gallery, Corning Community College, 1 Academic Drive, Corning, New York. Introductions Exhibit, Fall 2006.

 17l Cedar Arts Faculty Show. Corning, New York.  2006.

State of the Art Gallery, Ithaca, New York.  September-October 2004.

171 Students Now & Then Art Show from June 24 through August 21, 2004, 171 Cedar Arts Center, 171 Cedar Street, Corning, New York.

2004 Juried Regional Exhibition, The Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center, 134 Main Street, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. June 6 through June 29, 2004.

Student Juried Art Show in Fall 2000.

Juried Art Show at First Citizens Bank in Fall. 1999.

 

REFERENCES

Available upon request.

 

 

 

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