Resume

 

Amy VanGaasbeck

 

EDUCATION:

Academy of Art University

AA Degree with emphasis in Fine Art

Online courses, September 2009-December 2014

EXPERIENCE:

Harvest Christian Academy

Art Instructor

Baker City, Oregon, September 2002-April 2011

Art Instructor. Created art curriculum for each grade and instructed art classes for preschool through

12th grade students. Taught basic drawing techniques; portraiture in paint, pencil, ink, and cloth sculpture;

Egyptian art history; Ancient Greek art history; art and color theory; scrapbooking; crafts

 

The Dancing Elephant Gallery

Gallery Director

Baker City, Oregon, September 2012-2014

Procured artists, art, and gifts for the gallery

Promoted and advertised the gallery and its artists

Managed the gallery: sales, shipping, cleaning, finances, bookkeeping

 

Baker High School

Guest Teacher

Baker City, Oregon, April-May 2015, December 2015-January 2016

Advanced Art High School workshop

Taught students how to paint a portrait in oil on canvas

 

Crossroads Carnegie Arts Center

Art Instructor

Baker City, Oregon, September 2015-present

Exploring Oil Painting

Taught adult students basics of oil painting, composition, color mixing

 

 

SKILLS:

Drawing: graphite, charcoal; portraiture and figures

Painting: oil, acrylic: still life, landscapes, figures, portraiture

Sculpture: clay, wax; figures, portrait busts, anthropomorphic creatures

Printmaking: basic relief, intaglio, screenprinting, monotype, lithograph

 

 

 

AWARDS:

Baker County Fair

2008 Victorian House, ink architecture, Best of Show

South African Sunset, oil landscape, First Place

Janelle and Blaecleah, graphite portrait, First Place

2009 The Visitor, watercolor portrait, Grand Champion Best of Show, chosen to compete at the Oregon State Fair

Old Beauty, ink architecture, First Place

2010 Cherries, acrylic still life, Best of Show

David, charcoal portrait, First Place

Moods of Emily, ink portrait, First Place

2011 Fashion Queen, gouache mandala, Best of Show

Music and Dance, charcoal still life, First Place

 

Crossroads Carnegie Art Center

2014 Dreadlocks, charcoal, Honorable Mention

2015 57 Chevy Bel Air, oil, Honorable Mention

 

SHOWS AND EXHIBITS:

2012 October, Open Studios Tour, Baker City, Oregon

2013 July, Paintings in Oil and Acrylic by Amy VanGaasbeck, The Dancing Elephant Gallery,

Baker City, Oregon

2013 September, Open Regional Show, Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, Baker City, Oregon

2013 October, Open Studios Tour, Baker City, Oregon

2014 February, Bite Size: The Miniature Art of Amy VanGaasbeck, The Dancing Elephant

Gallery, Baker City, Oregon

2014 April, Water: Open Regional Show, Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, Baker City, Oregon

2014 September, Open Regional Show, Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, Baker City, Oregon

2014 October, Open Studios Tour, Baker City, Oregon

2014 December, Art in the Bar, The Knitting Factory, Boise, Idaho

2015 February, Visions and Visages: The Art of Amy VanGaasbeck and Maja Shaw, Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, Baker City, Oregon

2015 April, Night at the Baker Heritage Museum Open Regional Show, Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, Baker City, Oregon

2015 May, Collective Show of Short Term Artists, Short Term Gallery, Baker City, Oregon

2015 June, Nampa Art Walk, Nampa Idaho

2015 September, Open Regional Show, Crossroads Carnegie Art Center, Baker City, Oregon

2015 October, Open Studio Tours, Baker City, Oregon

2015 November, Featured Artist, Short Term Gallery, Baker City, Oregon

2015 December, The Big 500 Collective Show, Peoples Art of Portland, Portland, Oregon

 

COMMISSIONED WORK:

2016 Diptych collaboration with Courtney Burton for Baker City Christian Church

2016 Natalia, oil portrait, Liz Burton

2015 The Palmer House, exterior sign, Kelly Esterbrooks and Mike Ragsdale

2014 The Artist at Her Easel, oil, KandH Consulting

2014 The Kiss, charcoal, Virgil Chavez

2014 Paranormal Sketches, graphite, The Travel Channel's The Dead Files

2012 Shades, Stripes, and Heels, oil triptych, Amber Lane

2012 Palouse Falls, acrylic landscape, JoAnna Coller

2011 Pickle Weasel's, exterior sign, David Sutton

2011 Andrew Loyd and his Sobe Epiphone, miniature acrylic portrait, Monte Loyd

2008 Jamie and Sarah, graphite portrait, Sarah Coller

2008 Sarah, graphite portrait, Sarah Coller

2007 Janelle and Blaecleah, graphite portrait, Monte Loyd

2007 The Larsons, graphite portrait, Barbara Lizotte

 

 

OTHER:

2016 Art Access guest speaker with demonstration, Crossroads, Baker City, Oregon

2014 Appearance on The Dead Files as sketch artist

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Sweet Nothings, oil