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Formal Education______________________________________________________________________________________


2005-2010                             Appalachian State University: Boone, North Carolina  

                                                Bachelor of Fine Arts: Majored in Sculpture and Painting


Extended Education, Experiences & Apprenticeships________________________________________________


Summer 2015                    LEAF Festival Community Arts Mandalaesque Project: Black Mountain, NC

Winter 2015                       Woodpainting Workshop: Norbulingka Center for Preservation of Tibetan 

                                          Culture, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India

Summer 2014                     Festival and Community Outreach Coordinator:

                                          Green River Picklers, Asheville, North Carolina

2013                                  Curator, Artist: Mountain Nest Gallery Black Mountain, NC

Winter/Spring 2013            Muralist, Herbalist, Eco-Tour Guide and Spiritual Apprentice: 

                                          Villa Sumaya Retreat Center, Lake Atitlan, Santa Cruz, Guatemala

Summer 2012                     Organic Farming Apprentice: Flying Cloud Farm Fairview, NC

Fall/Winter 2011                 Rancho Mastatal Environmental Learning Community Mastatal, Costa Rica

Fall 2010                            Timber Framing Apprentice: Deer Isle Homestead Deer Isle, Maine

August 2010                      Technical Assistant & Studio supervisor for master woodcarver Chris Pye

                                          Haystack Mountain School of Crafts Deer Isle, Maine

Spring 2009                       Assistant teacher for Carving and Construction ASU Boone, NC

Summer 2009                    Independent Study in Welding and Metal Fabrication

                                          Squash Blossom Farm, Santa Fe, La Bajada & White Rock, New Mexico

Summer 2009                    CCCD International Artist Residency: Patrick Hall

                                          The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design Marshall Studios, NC





  2014                               Exhibition: Lookout Brewing Company Black Mountain, NC

  Summer 2014               Stage Designs & Live Paintings at 12 East Coast Festivals

  Summer 2013               Featured Local Artist: Pisgah Brewing Company Swannanoa, NC

  Winter 2012                  Villa Sumaya Mural Exhibition: Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

  December 2011            Building with Cob: Rocket Stoves  Rancho Mastatal, Costa Rica

  August 2011 The          Deflowered Art Show Fat Cats, Tahoe City, CA

  September 2011          The Deflowered Art Show The Auld Dubliner, Squaw Valley, CA

  Summer 2011              Technical Assistants Showcase Haystack Mountain School, Deer Isle, ME

  Winter 2010                  The Creature: Solo Exhibition The Looking Glass Gallery, Boone, NC

  Summer 2010               In Sunshine or Shadow: The Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, Asheville, NC

  Summer 2010              The Lodges at Eaglesnest: Sculpture Exhibition Banner Elk, NC

  Spring 2010                  BFA Studio Senior Exhibition: Catherine J. Smith Gallery, Boone, NC

  Spring 2010                  Sculpture Exhibition: The First Annual Valle Squirm Valle Crucis, NC

  Fall 2009                       The University of North Carolina General Assembly Chapel Hill, NC

  Summer 2009              Music on the Mountaintop: Site-specific Installations Boone, NC

  Spring 2009                 Art Expo: Catherine J. Smith Gallery Boone, NC

  2008                              Private Collection: The Mial Plantation at Walnut Hill Raleigh, NC





2006-Ongoing               Life Is Art Studios ongoing use of imagery around the country

September 6, 2014       Permaculture Magazine Publication by Scott Gallant: Rocket Stoves

                                        Eco-Villages, Demonstration Sites, Education Centres, and Village Development 

Spring 2013                  Lake Atitlan Community Arts Newsletter: Mural Showcase Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

August 2010                 Mary Beasom Bishop and Francis Summer Merritt Scholarship:

                                       Haystack School of Craft, Deer Isle, Maine

December 2010           Vol. 1 Smash Visuals: Collaborative Video Painting, Digital Manipulation

February 1, 2010         The Appalachian: Student Incorporates Nature In Exhibit, Solo Exhibition

                                      Casey Gahagan, Photographer & Phillip Wyatt, Reporter

Spring 2009                  Appalachian State University Art Expo: Juror’s Choice Best Sculpture

Spring 2009                  Appalachian State Universities Art Expo: 2nd place Best Painting

2007-2008                    Jaroslav and Jarmelia Kabatnik Memorial Scholarship



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