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lynn sisler

                                                                                 

Lynn Sisler currently lives and works in the Pioneer Valley, Massachusetts. Sisler works predominantly in mixed media paintings, using various materials which gives a spiritual and historical feel to her visual stories featuring unusual animals. Lynn Sisler completed a BFA in painting and a minor in Art History from Northern Illinois University in 1991. She has had pieces chosen for several group shows; notably she received the Special Merit Award in Light, Space, Time Gallery's Animals Exhibition in 2013 and participated in The Satellite Collective's Telephone: An International Experiment in 2015. Her first solo show in the Pioneer Valley, "Migration Stories and Other Curious Lore" opened in August, 2016. Her most recent solo show, Ocean Life-Force: An Artist's Exploration of Halcyon Days, opened October 2017 at the Elusie Gallery, Easthampton, MA.


CV
Born 1969, Rockford, IL


Education
2012       Art Education GACE certification, grades K-12. 
1991       B.F.A., painting. Minor, Art History. Northern Illinois University,        DeKalb, IL

Awards/Honors
2013       Animals Art Exhibition, Special Merit Award.    www.lightspacetime.com 
1989       Second Place NIU Student Show, J.Olson Gallery, DeKalb, IL

Teaching Experience 

2016-present   South Hadley Public Schools, Mosier Elementary. Teaching                  art to grades 2-4. 


2016       Cottage Street Artist’s Studio. Creativity, drawing and     

                mixed media classes, Easthampton, MA.


               IS183 Art School of the Berkshires, Stockbridge, MA. 


2015       The Yellow House, Palmer, MA.

               

               Venetian Swim Club, Summer Camp Art Director, Decatur, GA

2014       Venetian Swim Club, Summer Camp Art Director, Decatur, GA.

2013       Wild Oats and Billy Goats Folk Gallery, Decatur, GA. 

Group and Solo Exhibitions

 2017      Changing Shape. MAEA Member's Exhibition. Student                                  Union Gallery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.


               While Art Is Still Legal.  Elusie Gallery, Easthampton , MA


               Ocean Life-Force; An Artist's Exploration of Halcyon Days                             Elusie Gallery, Easthampton, MA.
                

2016        Migration Stories and Other Curious Lore. ECA+ Gallery, 

                Easthampton, MA.


                 IS 183 Art School of the Berkshires Faculty Show. Williamstown,

                 MA.

2015        7th Annual Small Works Show. ECA+ Gallery, Easthampton,  

                MA.

             

                Open Studios. One Cottage Street Studios, Easthampton, MA.


                Grand Opening. Greenfield Gallery, Greenfield, MA. 
 

                A Celebration of Birds. MAC 650 Gallery, Middletown, CT.         


                Passages. Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, OR.   


                Telephone. Satellite Collective, Online Exhibition. 

2013        Animals. Light, Space, and Time Online Gallery. 


                The Book of Saints. The Cube Gallery, Atlanta, GA. 

2012         Recent Paintings. Kelly Enzor and Lynn Sisler

2011         Portraits. Farm to Loft Gallery, Decatur, GA. 

1999         Café Montmartre, Madison, WI.

                 Ground Zero, Madison, WI.

1996         Nexus Contemporary Arts Center, Atlanta, GA.

1989-90    NIU Student Shows. Visual Arts Building, Jack Olson Gallery.   

                  DeKalb, IL.

1989         Solo Student Work, Northern Illinois University Student 
                 Union, DeKalb, IL.

Art Festival Shows

2015       Open Studios: Holiday Show. Cottage Street Studios,     

               Easthampton, MA. 

2014       Autumnfest. Avondale Estates Fall Festival, Avondale Estates, 

               GA.


               The Revival: A Vintage Marketplace. Decatur, GA. .


               Holiday Gift Show. Garage Door Studio, Avondale Estates, GA. 

2013       Summer Shade Festival. Grant Park Arts Festival, Atlanta, GA.