SASKIA OZOLS EUBANKS  BIOGRAPHY   STATEMENT   RESUME   PRESS  ARCHIVE

 

EDUCATION

  • Master of Fine Arts,  Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 2003
  • Four Year Certificate of Fine Arts,  Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 2001
  • William Emlen Cresson European Traveling Scholarship, (P.A.F.A.), 2000
  • Certificate of Fine Arts, the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, 1997
  • Semester Abroad, Latvian Academy of Fine Arts, Riga, Latvia, 1997

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, June 2003- August 2008. Drawing and Painting Instructor. Original Syllabi for all classes available upon request.
    • Beginning Drawing
    • Beginning Painting
    • Art Appreciation
    • Figure Drawing/Intro. to Anatomy
    • Beginning Figure Painting
    • Teaching Assistant for Color Theory
    • Figure Painting and Sculpture Studio Monitor
    • Animal drawing and anatomy
  • Loyola University 2008, Painting I, adjunct instructor (Contact-Carol Leake.
  • New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, (N.O.C.C.A.), 2008, Figure painting workshop as visiting artist by invitation (contact-Mary Jane Parker)
  • Drawing Class for plastic surgery residents of Tulane University and L.S.U. 2006 ( contact-Dr. Michael Moses)
  • Figure Drawing Instructor (T.A) for gifted high school students program,  Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 2001, (contact-Al Gury)
  • Museum Education Instructor, Museum of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 1999-2000  (contact-Carol Royer)
  •  Fleischer Memorial School of Art, T.A., Basic Drawing, 2001 (coordinated by Al Gury)
  • Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 2001, part of group of 15 students selected to comprise anatomical drawing class doing drawings from direct observation from cadavers,  in conjunction with Hahnemann University Hospital, 2002
  • Friends-Select School, Philadelphia, 2002. Lecture series for high school students, “the Human Figure as Vehicle for Expression in the History of Art” In conjunction with group exhibit there. (Contact person, Rose Hagan)

EXHIBITIONS

  • Metamorphoses, solo exhibit, Soren-Christensen Gallery,  New Orleans, LA, October, 2009.
  • The Art of the Still Life,” Still Life Invitational, Artist’s House Gallery, Philadelphia,       PA, September, 2009
  • Upcoming Four Person Exhibition, May, 2010, Artist’s House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • Historic Interpretation, Contemporary Artists Interpret the Historic Collection,” Peabody Historical Society and Museum, Peabody, MA, June-October, 2009
  • 146th Annual Exhibition,” National Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia Sketch Club, April, 2009, Philadelphia, PA
  • Mythological Renderings, Interpreting Myths and Legends Through Art,” national juried exhibition curated by George Shackelford, Curator of Modern Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Brickbottom Gallery; Somerville, MA; January, 2009
  • Art of the Flower,” National Juried Exhibition, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA, March, 2009
  • People, Places and Things, “Group Exhibition in Conjunction with Salem Film Festival, Cinema Salem, Salem, MA, February, 2009
  • Drawing Invitational,” New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, January, 2009
  • Group Exhibition in Conjunction with New Orleans Biennial,” Soren-Christensen Gallery, January, 2009
  • Poesis,” Solo exhibit at Soren-Christenson, September 2007 ( www.sorengallery.com )
  • Visiting Artists Exhibition,” New Orleans Center For Creative Arts, February, 2008
  • Art in Bloom,” New Orleans Museum of Art, 2008, 2007
  • "Surge, New Orleans on High Ground",  Brooklyn Lyceum , Brooklyn, New York, 2006
  • Group Exhibit,” Soren-Christenson Gallery 2006,  (New Orleans)
  • Women with Guns,” Isaac Delgado Gallery of Fine Arts, 2006,  curated invitational
  • Persephone Rising, New Work by New Orleans Women Artists,” Tulane University, 2006,
  • Reflections on Katrina,” New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, 2006, invitational
  • Hiding PlaceSolo Exhibit, New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, 2004  
  • Annual Faculty Exhibition,” New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts,2003-2008
  • Annual Miniature Exhibition,” New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts,  1999-2008
  • 4 Person Show,” Artists House Gallery, 2001-2007 (www.artistshouse.com)
  • Emerging Artists Exhibit,”, Art Forms Gallery, 2001 (Philadelphia)
  • Emerging Artist’s Exhibit, “ Friends-Select School, 2001 (Philadelphia)
  • Thesis Exhibition,”, Museum of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 2003
  • Cresson Show, “ Museum of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 2000
  • Angels. Don’t. Come. Down.” Solo Exhibit, Chaos Gallery, 1994
  • Altarpieces,” , Chaos Gallery, 1993

PUBLICATIONS

 

  • “The Dialectics of Impropriety, Breaking Ground For Southern Women Through Satire” Art Voices Magazine, June, 2008
  • “The Art of Observation,” New Work by Phil Sandusky at Cole Pratt Gallery, New Orleans Art Review
  • “Interior New Orleans, Through a Glass Softly…” The Genre of the Interior as explored by Sandra Burshell, Art Voices Magazine, May, 2008
  • “Seeking Higher Ground,” Questions concerning artistic integrity inspired by Rodrigue’s Blue Dog retrospective at the New Orleans Museum of Art, Art Voices Magazine, April, 2008
  • “The Furtive Veil” New work by Kate Samworth at Le Mieux Galleries, Art Voices Magazine, February, 2008
  • “Jose Torres Tama,” Explorations in Portraiture of Free men of Color at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Art Voices Magazine, March, 2008
  • “Navigating Idioms in a Questionable Renaissance” in New Orleans Art Review, Vol. XXIV (07) No. 3.  February/March 2007.
  • “Schema vs. Form in Imagery” in New Orleans Art Review, Vol. XXIV (07) No. 3.  February/March 2007.
  • “Gallery Walk” in New Orleans Art Review, Vol. XXIV (07) No. 3.  February/March 2007.
  • “Gallery Walk I” in New Orleans Art Review, Vol. XXIV (06 – 07) Nos. 1 – 2.  October/November – December/January 2006 – 07 double issue.
  • “Gallery Walk II” in New Orleans Art Review, Vol. XXIV (06 – 07) Nos. 1 – 2.  October/November – December/January 2006 – 07 double issue.
  • “State of the Art” in Voix du Vieux, Volume I (2006), issue 5 .
  • “State of the Art” in Voix du Vieux, Volume I (2006), issue 4.

APRENTICESHIPS IN CONSERVATION OF OIL PAINTINGS AND ANTIQUE FRAMES

(Condition reports, research, cleaning, re-lining, inpainting, guilding, carving, framing)

  • Richard White Conservation Studio, 1996-1997
  • Dixon and Dixon Fine Art and Antiques, 1993-1996

ADMINISTRATIVE / CURATORIAL

 

  • Curator of Fine Arts, 40 Days and 40 Nights Exhibition, hosted by the Louisiana State Archives and Secretary of State Jay Dardenne, 2006-2008
  • Creative Director of the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, 2005-2008
  • Academy Gallery of the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, Gallery Assistant, 2003-2005
  • Academy Gallery of the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, part time gallery assistant, 1991-2003 (Summers, weekends, and holidays)
  • Assistant Curator, Persephone Rising: Work by New Orleans Women Artists, Carol Gallery of Newcomb College, Tulane University, (Chief Curator, Carol Leake)
  • Claire-Oliver Fine Art, part time gallery assistant, 2000-2001, Philadelphia, PA,(while in graduate school, )
  • Chuck Moore Gallery, part time gallery assistant, Philadelphia, PA,1999-2000
  • New Orleans School of Glassworks, gallery assistant, 1993-1994
  • Dixon and Dixon Gallery (of Fine Art and Antiques, in conjunction with my position in conservation,) New Orleans, LA 1993-1996
  • Carmen Lewellyn Gallery 1993, part time gallery assistant, New Orleans, LA

SELECTED AWARDS

  • William Emlen Cresson European Traveling Scholarship
  • Thomas Eakins Prize for Figure Painting
  • Henry C. Pratt Memorial Prize for Printmaking
  • Cook and Garber Prize for Excellence in Drawing
  • Toppan Prize for Drawing
  • Thouron Prize for Composition
  • Micheal Pearson Memorial Prize

 

MISCELANEOUS

  • Somerville Public Library, Volunteer E.S.L. Teacher, October 2008-May 2009
  • New Orleans Arts Council, Grants Volunteer Reader, 2007
  • Juror for Terrebonne Parish Fine Arts Guild annual exhibition 2006
  • Juror for  Poydras Home Art show and auction, November, 2007
  • Volunteer for Artdocs annual auction, 2004, 60 additions to call for artists, installation. 2004

RESEARCH

  • Various branches of American realist art communities, contemporary extensions and variations-ongoing.

PRESS

 

PROFFESIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA, (elected associate artist member)
  • College Art Association

 

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