Serena Stevens

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Serena Stevens

 

Education:

 

2012-13           MFA candidate Painting

                                   Laguna College of Art and Design, Laguna Beach, CA

 

2011                BFA    Painting, Drawing

                                   Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

 

2011                AS      Graphic Communications

                                   Southeastern Community College, West Burlington, IA

                       

 

Selected Exhibitions:  (*denotes juried exhibition)

 

2017                *National Weather Center Biennale, National Weather Center, Norman, OK

                        FRESH 2017, South Bay Contemporary: SoLA, Los Angeles, CA (Jurors: Peter Frank,

                                     Fatemah Burnes)

                        *22nd Arts in Harmony 2017 Annual International Show, Blaine City Hall, Blaine, MN

 

2016                Roots and Wings, Southeastern Community College, West Burlington, IA

                                     (Solo Exhibition)

                        Bed and Butter, Small Engine Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

                                    (Solo Exhibition)

                        *Follicle, Graft Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

                        Memories: Art from Private Collections, West Central Illinois Art Center, Macomb, IL

                        *Texas National 2016 Competition and Exhibition, Stephen F. Austin State University,

                                    Nacogdoches, TX (Juror: Abelardo Morrell)

                        *The Contemporary Figure in Painting, Matrix Fine Art, Albuquerque, NM

                        *AUTOMIC, A Hand Magazine Exhibition, Small Engine Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

 

2015                *Annual Contemporary Art Survey, Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO (Juror: Dean Sobel)

                         30 Under 30 – The Next Generation, City of Santa Fe Arts Commission’s Community                                            Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

                         Memoirs, Recollections, and Heirlooms, College of the Sequoias Art Gallery, Visalia, CA

                                    (3-person exhibition)

 

2014                Playtime, Small Engine Gallery, Albuquerque, NM

                                    (Solo Exhibition)

                        *Texas National 2014 Competition and Exhibition, Stephen F. Austin State University,

                                    Nacogdoches, TX (Juror: Jerome Witkin)

 

2013                MFA '13, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

                        Perceptions, Western Illinois University Art Museum, Macomb, IL

                        LCAD MFA - New Work, Laguna Beach City Hall, Laguna Beach, CA

 

2012                Yardstick, Student Art League Gallery, Macomb, IL

 

2011                Nouns, Western Illinois University Art Gallery, Macomb, IL

                                    (Solo Exhibition)

                        New Paintings, Fort Madison Area Arts Association, Fort Madison, IA

                                    (Solo Exhibition)

                        Pieces, Southeastern Community College, West Burlington, IA

                                    (Solo Exhibition)

                       * Brand 40: Works on Paper, Brand Library, Glendale, CA

                       * 35th Annual Rock Island Fine Arts Exhibition, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL                                       *Exploring Media: Maps and Beeswax, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

                       * Women's Art, Women's Vision, WIU Multicultural Center, Macomb, IL

                       *Sullivan Taylor Spring Juried Art Exhibition, Sullivan Taylor, Macomb, IL

                       *WIU Annual Juried Student Art Show, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

2010               Talent Grant and Tuition Waiver Exhibition, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

                       *Sullivan Taylor Fall Juried Art Exhibition, Sullivan Taylor, Macomb, IL

                       *WIU Annual Juried Student Art Show, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

                       *Exploring Media: Glitter, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

                       *Sullivan Taylor Spring Juried Art Exhibition, Sullivan Taylor, Macomb, IL

2009                Talent Grant and Tuition Waiver Exhibition, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

                        *Sullivan Taylor Fall Juried Art Exhibition, Sullivan Taylor, Macomb, IL

                        *Southeastern Community College Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Southeastern Community                                        College, West Burlington, IA

2008                *Southeastern Community College Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Southeastern Community                                        College, West Burlington, IA

2007                *Southeastern Community College Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Southeastern Community                                        College, West Burlington, IA

 

Honors/Awards:

 

2016                10th Place, Stories to Art Top 12 Artist, storiestoart.com 

                        2nd Place, Texas National 2016, Nacogdoches, TX (Juror: Abelardo Morrell)

2015                Grand Prize, Annual Contemporary Art Survey, Fort Collins, CO (Juror: Dean Sobel)

2014                Dave Bown Projects, 8th Semiannual Competition

                                    (Curators: Cindy Buckner, Al Miner, Margot Norton)

                        Honorable Mention, Texas National 2014 Juried Exhibition, Nacogdoches, TX

                                    (Juror: Jerome Witkin)

2011                Honorable Mention, Sullivan Taylor Juried Art Exhibition, Macomb, IL

                        Honorable Mention, Exploring Media: Maps and Beeswax, Macomb, IL

                        Merit Award, WIU Annual Juried Student Art Show, Macomb, IL

                        University Union Purchase Award, WIU Annual Juried Student Art Show, Macomb, IL

2010                Best of Show, Sullivan Taylor Juried Art Exhibition, Macomb, IL

                        3rd Place, WIU Annual Juried Student Art Show, Macomb, IL

                        2nd Place, Exploring Media: Glitter, Macomb, IL

2009                Best of Show, Southeastern Community College Annual Juried Art Exhibition,

                                    West Burlington, IA

                        Purchase Award, Southeastern Community College Annual Juried Art Exhibition,

                                    West Burlington, IA

2008                Purchase Award, Southeastern Community College Annual Juried Art Exhibition,

                                    West Burlington, IA

2007                Juror's Choice, Southeastern Community College Annual Juried Art Exhibition,

                                    West Burlington, IA

 

 

Online Registries:

2016                Stories To Art, anticipated. www.storiestoart.com 

2015                Artist a Day, April, 13, 2015, www.artistaday.com  

2014                Dave Bown Projects, 8th Semiannual Competition www.davebownprojects.com

 

Permanent Collections:

            Western Illinois University Art Museum, Macomb, IL

            University Union, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

            Southeastern Community College, West Burlington, IA

 

Bibliography:

            Hand Magazine, Issue 9, July 2015; Issue 11, January 2016

            Rebecca Chaperon, “Curated Art Collection: She-Magic”, Artist Run Website Blog, March 18, 2014

            Brian Riggs, "New Paintings", Fort Madison Daily Democrat, August 4, 2011, Cover

            Craig T. Neises, "Pieces' of Serena", The Hawk Eye, Burlington, IA, February 27, 2011, C1

            Brian Riggs, "Members Take Their Turn", Fort Madison Daily Democrat, December 10, 2010, Cover

           

 

 

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