Shelley Newman Stevens
4850 Rivers Edge Trail
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
(989) 779-9320

SNStevens@GoldenAppleStudio.com
www.GoldenAppleStudio.com

EDUCATION

2004  Master of Fine ArtsPainting and Art History  (Highest Honors with 4.0 GPA)
           Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, MI

2000  Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting (Valedictorian)
           Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, MI

1998   International Study Abroad Program, Art History and Photography
           Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, London, England
           Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, England

1995   Associate of Arts and Sciences, Liberal Arts
           Montcalm Community College, Sidney, MI

           Associate of Applied Science, Business
           Montcalm Community College, Sidney, MI


PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

2009-Present  Director, Golden Apple Art Residency, Harrington, Maine

2008-2013       Assistant Professor, Fine Arts Department, Painting and Drawing
                         Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI  

2005-Present  Studio Artist
                         Golden Apple Studio
                         Mt. Pleasant, MI

2000-2002     Admissions Officer
                         Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, MI

2000               Art Instructor, Continuing Studies Program
                         Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, MI

1997-2000      Art Instructor, Summer Art Lessons for Young People
                        Carson City, MI


LECTURES/ SEMINARS/JUROR POSITIONS

2011-Present   Juror, Kendall College of Art & Design Annual Golden Apple Scholarship Awards
                        Golden Apple Art Residency, Harrington, ME

2017                Juror and Exhibition Lecture/Panelist, Artumentary Exhibition
                        Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI

2017                Juror, Alumni Art Exhibition
                        
Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo, MI

2016               Juror, Ferris State University Purchase and Exhibition Award
                       
Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI

2014               ArtPrize Session Panelist, Creative Time and Space
                       Grand Rapids, MI

2012               Colloquium Seminar PanelistThe Art of Interpreting Art
                       Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI

2010               Juror, 86th Annual Hoosier Salon Statewide Exhibition
                       Indianapolis, Indiana

2009              Institute for Emerging Artist Residencies
                       Alliance of Artist Communities, Charlotte, N.C.

2007              Emerging Program Institute
                       Alliance of Artist Communities, Chicago, Illinois

1998               Contemporary British Art & Artists Lecture Series
                       Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, England


EXHIBITIONS
2017                  Artumentary:  The Artist-in-Residence Experience, Exhibition Coordinator
                         Saginaw Art Museum, Saginaw, MI

2017                  Artwalk Central, Juried Group Exhibition
                          Venue: University Art Gallery, Central Michigan University
                          Mt. Pleasant, MI

2017                 "The Seen and the Unseen: An Imagined Reality"  Solo Exhibition
                         Arcus Gallery, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo, MI

2016                CIRCUS!  Juried Exhibition
                        
Lowell Arts Council, Lowell, MI

2016               "In or Out (Location As A State of Mind)"  Solo Exhibition
                        
Shiawassee Arts Center, Owosso, MI

2016               19th Annual Member Artists Exhibition
                        
Shiawassee Arts Center, Owosso, MI

2015               18th Annual Member Artists Exhibition
                        
Shiawassee Arts Center, Owosso, MI

2015               "In Celebration of Golden Apple Artists" Invitational Exhibition
                       
Jonesport Memorial Library Centennial Celebration, Jonesport, ME
                     
2014              "Contained"  (Juried Exhibition)
                      Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
                      Juror: Carolina Caycedo, International Artist

2014              "Journey: Life From The Inside Out"  Solo Exhibition
                      Baber Gallery, Central Michigan University
                      Mt. Pleasant, MI

2013              2013 Statewide Fine Arts ExhibitionJuried Competition
                      Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History, Jackson, MI
                      Juror:  Tom McMillen-Oakley, Professor of Art
                      Jackson Community College, Jackson, MI

2012             "Journey: Life From the Inside Out"  Solo Exhibition
                     Rankin Gallery, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI

2012             "The Seen and the Unseen: An Imagined Reality" Solo Exhibition
                     CODA Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

2012              ArtWalk Central Juried Exhibition andCompetition
                      Central Michigan University Art Gallery (venue)
                      Mt. Pleasant, MI

2012             "The Seen and the Unseen: An Imagined Reality" Solo Exhibition
                     ArtReach on Broadway, Mt. Pleasant, MI

2011              "Re-Enchantment" Online Documentary
                     Writer/Director: Sarah Gibson, Inside Out Productions with Film Art Media
                     Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Sydney, Australia

2011              ArtPrize International Juried Exhibition and Competition
                     St. Mark's Episcopal Church (venue)
                     Grand Rapids, MI

2011              31st Annual Michigan Artists Exhibition, Juried Competition
                     Art Center of Battle Creek, Battle Creek, MI
                     Juror: Kenneth Thompson, Master Sculptor
                     Owner of Flatlanders Gallery, Blissfield, MI

2011              Annual Faculty Exhibition, University Art Gallery
                     Central Michigan University Art Department
                     Mt. Pleasant, MI

2011              Battle of the Arts Faculty Exhibition
                     Creative 360 Stage, Studios and Gallery
                     Midland, MI

2010            ArtPrize International Juried Exhibition and Competition
                    Cathedral Square Exhibition Center (venue)
                    Grand Rapids, MI

2010           "OtherWorld: Visions of What Never Was and Always Will Be"  Solo Exhibition
                    Olivet College Art GalleryOlivet College, Olivet, MI

2010           "The Seen and the Unseen:  An Imagined Reality"  Solo Exhibition
                   Creative 360 Stage, Studios and Gallery, Midland, MI

2010           2010 State Wide Fine Arts Exhibition, Juried Competition
                   Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History, Jackson, MI
                   Juror: Richard Rubenfeld, PhD, Professor of Art History
                   Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

2009          29th Annual Michigan Artists Exhibition, Juried Competition
                   Art Center of Battle Creek, Battle Creek, MI
                   Juror:  Dar Davis, past director of the Krasl Art Center, the Saginaw Art Museum, and Art Center of Battle Creek

2009         ArtPrize International Juried Exhibition and Competition
                  Riverview Center (venue)
                  Grand Rapids, MI

2009        Annual Faculty Exhibition, University Art Gallery
                 Central Michigan University Art Department
                 Mt. Pleasant, MI

2009       "The Seen and the Unseen:  An Imagined Reality"  Solo Exhibition
                 Lansing Art Gallery, Lansing, MI

2009        Selected Works Solo Exhibition
                 Provost Executive Offices
                 Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI

2008       Annual Faculty Exhibition, University Art Gallery
                Central Michigan University Art Department
                Mt. Pleasant, MI

2008       "The Seen and The Unseen:  An Imagined Reality"  Solo Exhibition
                Baber Gallery, Central Michigan University
                Mt. Pleasant, MI

2008       "OtherWorld: Visions of What Never Was and Always Will Be"  Solo Exhibition
                 Flatlanders Gallery, Blissfield, MI

2008       "Social Discourse: An Arts Experience", Statewide Juried Competition
                Lansing Art Gallery in sponsorship with Michigan State University, Lansing, MI
                Jurors:  Panel of Statewide Art Professionals and MSU Sociology Department

2008       State Wide Fine Arts Competition, Juried Competition
                Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History, Jackson, MI
                Juror:  Gary Wertheimer, Chair, Visual and Performing Arts Department
                Olivet College, Olivet, MI

2007      "The Seen and The Unseen:  An Imagined Reality"  Solo Exhibition
                Rankin Art Gallery, Ferris State University
                Big Rapids, MI

2007       C.S. Lewis National Juried Fine Art Exhibition, Juried Competition
                Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, MI
                Juror:  Douglas Melvin, Fine Arts Faculty
                North Central Michigan College, Petoskey, MI

2007       28th Annual Michigan Artists Competition, Juried Competition
                Art Center of Battle Creek, Battle Creek, MI
                Juror:  Ken Thompson, Master Sculptor, Midwest Sculpture Initiative
                Center for Sculptural Studies Faculty, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

2006      46th Annual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition, Juried Competition
               Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI
               Juror:  Patte Loper, Fine Arts Faculty
               School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

2006      25th Annual Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Juried Exhibition
               Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, MI
               Juror:  Jerry Berger, Director
               Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, MO 

2005     "The Macabre Dance Begins"  Solo Exhibition
               Gainey Gallery, Van Singel Fine Arts CenterByron Center, MI

2005      West Michigan Area Show, Juried Exhibition
               Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI
               Juror:  Luis Jimenez, Artist and Sculptor, New Mexico

2005      MFA Thesis Exhibition, Solo Exhibition
               "In Quest of the Golden Apple:
               Visualizing the Beautiful and the Sublime"

               Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, MI

2004      44th Annual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition, Juried Competition
               Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI
               Juror:  Al Gury, Chairman, Painting Department
               Pennsylvania Academy of Art, Philadelphia, PA

2004      76th Regional Show, Juried Competition
               Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI
               Juror:  Dean Porter, Ph.D, Director Emeritus, Snite Museum of Art
               University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN

2003      43rd Annual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition, Juried Competition
               Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI
               Jurors:  Donnamarie Bruton, Chairperson, Graduate Painting Department
               Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island
               James Hopfensperger, Chairman, Art Department
               Michigan State University, Lansing, MI

2003      Annual West Michigan Regional Competition, Juried Competition
               Lowell Center for the Arts, Lowell, MI
               Juror:  Lou Rizzolo, Professor of Art
               Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

2002      Amway Grand Plaza, Solo Exhibition
               Grand Salon, Grand Rapids, MI

2000      Faculty Exhibition, Group Exhibition
               Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, MI

2000      UICA Collegiate Show, Group Exhibition
               Race Street Gallery, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art
               Grand Rapids, MI
               Jurors:  Fine Arts Faculty, Kendall College of Art & Design

2000      BFA Thesis Exhibition
               Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, MI

1998       London Exhibit, Group Exhibition
               Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, MI

1998       Summer Abroad Exhibit, Group Exhibition
               Lethaby Gallery, London, England

1998       Arts Council of Montcalm County, Featured Artist
               Gallery Montcalm, Greenville, MI

1997       Selected Student Works, Group Exhibition
               Rankin Center Gallery, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI


BIBLIOGRAPHIES

Weis, Carrie     "Journey: Life From The Inside Out" and "Whiskers or Wings"
                           Gallery News, Ferris State University - November 2012; reproduction.

Windling, Terri "Golden Apple Studio", The Journal of Mythic Arts (JoMA), News and Reviews
                           Endicott Studio, April 2008; reproduction.

Weis, Carrie      "Rankin Art Gallery Continues Full Schedule," Crimson & Gold Newsmagazine,
                           Winter 2006; reproduction.

Philbin, Gail      "On Exhibit in West Michigan Galleries," Grand Rapids Press, November 2005;
                           reproduction.

Krissoff, Sylvia  "Fantastic Four," Grand Rapids Press, June 2000; reproduction.

Kraus, Thad      "West Michigan Regional is Worth The Trip," Lowell Ledger, February 2003;
                           reproduction.

Philbin, Gail      "On Exhibit in West Michigan Galleries," Grand Rapids Press, February 2003;
                           reproduction.

Krissoff, Sylvia  "Winners Show Depth, Fine Detail," Grand Rapids Press, February 2003.


SCHOLARSHIPS, HONORS AND AWARDS

2008        Best of Show Award, 30th Annual Statewide Juried Fine Arts Competition
                 Ella Sharp Museum of Art and History, Jackson, MI
                 Juror:  Gary Wertheimer, Chair, Visual and Performing Arts Department
                 Olivet College, Olivet, MI

2007        Best of Show Award, C.S. Lewis National Juried Art Exhibition
                 Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, MI
                 Juror:  Douglas Melvin, Fine Arts Faculty
                 North Central Michigan College, Petoskey, MI

2007        Best Two-Dimensional Work Award, 28th Annual Michigan Artists Competition
                 Art Center of Battle Creek, Battle Creek, MI
                 Juror:  Ken Thompson, Master Sculptor, Midwest Sculpture Initiative
                 Center for Sculptural Studies Faculty, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH

2005       Outstanding Graduate, Class of 2005, Master of Fine Arts Program
                Kendall College of Art & Design
                Grand Rapids, MI

2003       Best of Show Award, West Michigan Regional Competition
                Lowell Center for the Arts, Lowell, MI
                Juror:  Lou Rizzolo, Professor of Art
                Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

2000       Valedictorian, Class of 2000
                Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, MI

1995-       Dean’s Merit Scholarship Award
2000       Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, MI

                Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
                Montcalm Community College, Sidney, MI


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Golden Apple Art Residency (Director and Board of Directors Member)
Harrington, ME and Mt. Pleasant, MI

Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (Member)
Grand Rapids, MI

Visual Arts Committee (Member)
Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
Grand Rapids, MI

Alliance for Artist Communities (Member)
Providence, Rhode Island

Kendall College of Art & Design Alumni Association (Member)
Grand Rapids, MI

Museum of Contemporary Art (Member)
Chicago, Illinois


LETTERS OF REFERENCE AND COMMENDATION
(click name to read letter)

Dr. Oliver Evans, President
Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

Diane Zeeuw, Fine Arts Professor
Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

Deborah Rockman, Fine Arts Professor
Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

Jay Constantine, Fine Arts Professor
Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

Dr. Suzanne Eberle, Art History Professor
Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI