Artist Resume

MARIE R. STONESTREET – ARTIST RESUME

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts · University of Southern Indiana · Evansville, IN · Honors Graduate · Magna Cum Laude (2000)
Major: Advertising and Public Relations · Minor: Graphic Design and Marketing
Field of Study: Advanced Literature and Composition · Ball State University · Muncie, IN (1999)

FORMALIZED ART TRAINING: (STUDIED UNDER)
· Judy Chicago, Artist in Residence
· Dr. Hilary Braysmith
· Kathryn Waters
· Jim and Linda Goodrich
· Birgit O’Connor

GALLERY REPRESENTATION
· Blue Egg Gallery – Carmel, IN (2010)
· Tree2Treasures – Natural Indiana Artist Gallery – Greenwood, IN (2004-2006)
· Gallery 116 – Fishers, IN (2003)

EXHIBITIONS (*SOLO EXHIBITS)
· The Irvington Tea Room – Irvington, IN* (2011)
· The Artist Vineyard – Noblesville, IN* (2009)
· Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens – Schaefer Rotunda- Indianapolis, IN* (2008)
· Watercolor Society of Indiana Member Exhibit One America – Indianapolis, IN (2007)
· Mindful Movement Studio – Indianapolis, IN* (2007)
· LuLu’s Electric Cafe’ – Indianapolis, IN* (2007)
· Midday Cafe’ – Indianapolis, IN* (2006)
· Artist Runway Project – Indianapolis, IN (2006)
· 82nd Hoosier Salon Exhibition (Indiana State Museum) – Indianapolis, IN (2006)
· Trees2Treasures Inc. –  Natural Indiana Artist Gallery – Greenwood, IN* (2005)
· Aaron’s Art and Frame – Indianapolis, IN (2004)
· Oakland City College Fine Artist Exhibit – Oakland City, IN (1996)

JURIED SHOW PARTICIPATION
· The Indiana Youth Group Silent Art Auction Fundraising Event – Indianapolis, IN (2013-2016)
· Indianapolis Zoo – Naturally Inspired Paint Out – Indianapolis, IN (2013-2014)
· Indianapolis Zoo – Naturally Inspired Paint Out – Indianapolis, IN (2006-2008)
· Zionsville Fine Art Fair – Zionsville, IN (2007)
· Pennsy Trail Art Fair – Greenfield, IN (2007)
· Evening of Art and Wine – Terre Haute, IN (2007)
· 10th Annual Carmel International Arts Festival – Carmel, IN (2007)
· 9th Annual Carmel International Arts Festival – Carmel, IN (2006)
· IAG Art in the Park – Irvington, IN (2002-2006)
· Freedom Festival & Fine Arts Fair – Fishers, IN (2004)

ARTIST MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS
· Watercolor Society of Indiana (Board Member – Publicity Director) (2006-2015)
· Hoosier Salon (2006-2015)
· Central Indiana Artists (2006-2008)
· American Watercolor Society (2008-2015)
· National Watercolor Society (2008-2015)
· Indianapolis Arts Center (2008-2012)
· Irvington Guild of Artists (2004-2006)

SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS
· Indianapolis Zoo Naturally Inspired Paint out Membership Award Recognition (2013)
· Terre Haute Women’s Club Purchase Award (2007)
· 82nd Hoosier Salon Exhibition Purchase Award (2006)
· University of Southern Indiana Liberal Arts Scholarship (1996)
· Oakland City College Annual Exhibition – Honorable Mention (1996)

BODIES OF WORK
Kaleidescope Sky: Watercolor on 140# Arches Cold Press (2015-2016)
A study of light and color after moving to the country and out of the city.

The Canine Condition: Watercolor on 74# Yupo, Bright White (2012-2013)
A study of color and intensity of animal emotions.

If I had one Flower in My Garden – Sunflower Series: Watercolor on 140# Arches Cold Press (2007-2008)
A study of light and the emotional condition due to environmental changes.

Starting to Bloom: watercolor, watercolor pencil, conte’ crayon on watercolor board (2006)
A figurative study of the female form and the parallels of botanical line and form.

“You have to systematically create confusion, it sets creativity free. Everything that is contradictory creates life.” ~ Salvador Dali