Creative Arts Educator
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- Tess Kelley:
Background in a variety of visual and performing arts.
Experience living and studying overseas.
- Adobe Photoshop
- MS office
- variety of data programs
- acrylic paint
- mixed media
Sul Ross State University
Master of Arts in Studio Art 2001
Bachelor of Arts Theater 1997
Henderson State University
ESL Academy/Certification 12 graduate hours 2010
Group Project Abroad in Senegal & the Gambia 2009
Arts, Political System, Religions, History, Education, and Culture of West Africa
HSSD Hot Springs, AR
Fine Arts Dept. Chair (Aug. 2012-2014)
Responsible for six other staff members, liaison to administration, ensured deadlines observed and staff had supplies and resources, write curriculum, review portfolios and interview staff candidates
Art Instructor (9-12) August 2005 – Present
Grades 9-12, Art I, Art II, Art III, Art History 1, Art History 2 and Art IV (AP studio) in a culturally diverse school. Worked with students of varying abilities and skill levels in a wide variety of media. Wrote curriculum, installed art in school and community. Calculated needs for inventory/supplies for department and received funds/supplies from Walmart and the THEA foundation. Organized shows in the community that showcased students individual/group work.
Sol Le Witt (artist)
DFW Airport, Dallas, TX
Artist Assistant: painting of Sol LeWitt’s murals in DFW International Airport Terminal D
Sul Ross State University
Graduate Assistant (2000-2001)
• Assisted professors with lecture and studio courses. Classes: Drawing I & II, Sculpture, Art History I & II, Contemporary Art History, and Painting
• Taught lecture and studio courses to both traditional and non-traditional students.
• Performed office clerical duties to include creating promotional material for classes, grading, and writing syllabi. Prepared media for presentations. Created calendar for shows.
• Responsible for two student assistants.
• Created flyers/advertisement for summer programs in Rock Art Research field work.
Sul Ross State University Arts Department
Student Assistant 1999
Assisted in daily office procedures, answered phones, ran errands, graded quizzes and exams, took on any duties requested by the graduate assistant, maintained media used in lectures
Archives of the Big Bend
Student Assistant 1997-1998
Responsible for cataloging new material, researching collection for patrons around the country, teaching proper care and handling of collection to patrons, presenting displays and small sessions on the resources in the archives.
Sul Ross State University Library Technical Services
Student Assistant 1995-1997
Catalog magazines and newspapers, shelve materials and remove materials on a daily basis, collect and distribute mail
2014 “fish market Northern Senegal” photo chosen for VSCO grid
2014 “Uncommon Threads” group show Emergent Arts, Hot Springs, AR
2014 “Portraits of Southern Women” one person show at Plenty Mystic, Hot Springs, AR
2014 Cover art for Canadian Author Ginger Lee Malacko’s SPARK book one
2013 Illustrator and author When You Laugh
2013 Artist and creator of post it note productions video “Believe” for recording artists
2013 Website header design for Charlie “Sugartime” Phillips (music legend) website
2012 Illustrator for Christmas Baking with Mimi by Jennifer Reding
2012 Illustrator and author for What Was That?, Ghee, Frown, Dough Belly, Xmas Jim
2011-2012 Starr Gallery coop artist
2011 Logo design for Jam Sandwich
2001 “Spin Cycle” one person Show at Bar of Soap, Dallas Tx
2001 Southwest Blues June Calendar Artist
2001 “Motown Machine” Art Car
2000 Graduate Show “works on vinyl” Sul Ross State University Art Gallery
2000 “Portable Art Gallery” performance art Sante Fe, NM, Alpine, TX and Amarillo, TX
Chinati Art Foundation: volunteer 1998/1999 Chinati open house weekend. Acting as guide and gallery guard at various locations on the grounds
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