Fine Art Professional

Resume posted by Anita Dewitt in Arts and Culture.
Desired salary: $12,000.00
Desired position type: Part-Time
Location: Cañon City Colorado, United States


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Summary

ARTIST STATEMENT

Currently my work falls into two categories. The first is beauty for the sake of beauty. I am focusing on increasing my technical ability while painting or sculpting the images that I find appealing. The subjects I portray reflect my values of being a thinker, being a hardworker, being self-reliant, and most of all, being happy. My goal is to show what humanity can and should be. The outward strength and beauty of my models is a reflection of their inward characteristics. They are confident, ambitious, and understand the value of their lives. Because of these qualities, I am occasionally surprised to find that my creations have become my heroes.
The second category tends to still focus on beauty, but I want my viewers to think more deeply about the ideas that I am presenting. These pieces have the lure of mystery. When creating these works, I usually have an idea, or a question, or even a song bouncing around in my head that I need to create and actually see in the physical world. My goal is not to frighten my viewer, but instead to encourage them to entertain new ideas or to challenge old concepts that maybe they thought they had figured out. I do not think that a person should ever stop learning about themself or the world around them.
I find a welcome challenge in portraying the human form accurately and beautifully. I enjoy my process as much as my finished works. It is my highest aspiration to create work that will continually evolve.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Minor in Psychology (May 2006) 
Colorado State University – Pueblo
2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, CO 81001-4901

Experience

Summer Art Camp Program, The Bell Tower, Florence, Colorado (Summer 2014, 2015, and 2016)
     Create 4 – 15 hour lesson plans working in many mediums.
     Instruct children for 15 hours per week.
Representation from Mountain Living Studio, Fine Art Gallery, Manitou Springs, Colorado (October 2013 – present)
Representation from figurativeartist.org, online gallery
Representation from Michael’s on Main, Fine Art Gallery, Canon City, Colorado (July 2010 – present)
Associate Artist at The Artist’s Gallery (formerly Main street Movement), Fine Art Gallery, Canon City, CO (March 2009 – July 2016)
Head Curator for The Artists’ Gallery, (July 2010 – July 2016)
Responsible for the over all appearance of The Artists’ Gallery, Canon City, CO.
Rearrange 1/3 of the work in the gallery. (monthly)
Direct 30+ artists in handling and hanging artwork.
Summer Art School Program, Fremont Center for the Arts, Canon City, Colorado (Summer 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014)
     Create a week long lesson plan that builds on each skill learned.
     Instruct children for 15 hours each week.
     Invite guest artists to highlight basic art skills.
After School Art Program, Fremont Center for the Arts, Canon City, Colorado (September 2008 -December 2010)
     Develop an exciting 90 minute lesson plan for students ages 7-12.
     Teach basic art principles while fostering a love of art.
Gift Gallery Coordinator, Fremont Center for the Arts, Canon City, Colorado (October 2007 – May 2010)
     Responsible for selecting and presenting FCA featured quarterly artist.
     Responsible for meeting with artists to select pieces for sale.
     Design displays for entire Gift Gallery.
     Maintain accurate inventory logs in the computer.
Dewitt Studios, Founder and Artist, Canon City, Colorado ( May 2005 – Present)
     Design and create works of art for clients, galleries, and art shows.
Work with clay, pencil, watercolor, acrylic, and oil for finished pieces.
Part Time Instructor for children in middle school and high school.
Responsible for advertising and social media updates.
Commissioned portrait artist.
     Responsible for all administrative duties.
     Designed and periodically update website www.anitadewitt.com .

GROUP SHOWS
Pueblo in the Nude, Kadoya Gallery, 119 Central Plaza, Pueblo, CO 81003 (juried entrance), July 2015
Fine Arts Exhibit, Colorado State Fair, (juried entrance) 2009, 2010, 2014
Three Woman Show, The Artists’ Gallery, Canon City, CO, May 18, 2013
FCA Annual Blossom Exhibit, Canon City, CO, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013
Canon City Artists’ Studio Tour, November 2011, 2012
Zonta Show, Fremont County Show, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013, and 2014
Featured Artist , The Artists’ Gallery, Canon City, CO, November 2010, June 2011, February 2012, May 2013, and June 2015
Arkansas Valley Showcase, Fremont Center for the Arts, Canon City, CO, 2010, 2011
Aquarius National Watercolor Exhibition, Sangres de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo, CO, (juried entrance), November 2012
Salute to Southern Colorado Artists, Canon City, CO, 2008, 2009, and 2011
Featured Artist, Main street Movement, Canon City, CO, July and August 2009,
Strut Your Stuff, Fremont Center for the Arts, Canon City, CO, group of solo exhibits, June 2009
“Emergence”, group of solo exhibits curated by Marti Lawrence-Wolf, Fremont Center for the Arts, Canon City, CO, November 2008
 
SOLO SHOWS
Featured Artist, Fremont Center for the Arts, Canon City, CO, January 2013
Featured Artist, Michael’s on Main, Canon City, CO, November 2012 and October 2015
Featured Artist, The Stompin’ Grounds, Beulah, CO, March 2011
 
AWARDS & HONORS
1st Place for two pieces, “the sentinels” and “portrait of a reader”, Pueblo in the Nude, Kadoya Gallery, 119 Central Plaza, Pueblo, CO 81003, July 2015
“Engaging her intellect…” juried into acrylic works 3, North Light Books, June 2015 (to be published May 2016)
1st Place in Sculpture and fiber division, “the dismay of a messenger”, Zonta, October 2014
Juror’s Choice Award for “Awaiting the sunrise…”, Colorado State Fair, Fine Arts Competition, August 2014
1st place in drawing and painting for “Awaiting the sunrise…”, Zonta, November 2013
Commissioned to paint two large paintings for the permanent Western Movies Collection at FCA in March 2013.
“The moment she had to decide” juried into the Aquarius National Watercolor Exhibition 2012 (SCWS)
1st place in drawing and painting for “The moment she had to decide”, Zonta, October 2011
Merit Award for “She held it close to her chest.”, Arkansas Valley Artists Show Case, October 2011
1st place in Sculpture / mixed media division for “Acrobat… self actualization”, Salute to Southern Colorado Artists, February 2011
Honorable Mention for Carmen, Arkansas Valley Artists Showcase, November 2010
3rd Place (entire show) for “Acrobat… self-actualization” , Fremont Center for the Arts 63rd Annual Blossom Exhibit, May 2010
1st Place (entire show) for “What drives a warrior…”, Fremont Center for the Arts 62nd Annual Blossom Exhibit, May 2009
1st Place (sculptural division) for “Integrity”, Salute to Southern Colorado Artists, February 2009
Merit Award (sculptural division) for “Female Mask Study”, Salute to Southern Colorado Artists, February 2009
Honorable Mention for “In her brother’s socks…”, Fremont Center for the Arts 61st Annual Blossom Exhibit, May 2008
Merit Award (entire show) for “Alexandria”, Fremont Center for the Arts 60th Annual Blossom Exhibit, May 2007
Honorable Mention for “Red”, Fremont Center for the Arts 60th Annual Blossom Exhibit, May 2007

Groups & Associations

    The Portrait Society of America (since May 2014)

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