Thursday, January 03, 2008

Art Resume

I am closing down my website - I never update it. I just needed a place to park some things.

Art Resume of Belinda Spiwak
2006 workshops
Jonathan Talbot - Collage without liquid adhesives
Laura Lein-Svencner - Advanced Collage Techniques
MaryJo McGraw - transfer techniques, Fluid Chalk, and Perfect Pearls
Jim Chin - lettering for the mixed media artist
Michael DeMeng - Voodoo Doodad Dolls
Michael DeMeng - Sardine Can Nichos and Shoe Shrines
Nina Bagley - Sticks and Stones Won't Break My Bones (mixed media jewelry)
Lisa Engelbrecht - fabric/letters/collage
Barbara Close - Textured letters
Jacqueline Sullivan - Mixed Media Metallics
Cheryl Darrow - Metal Embossed Art
2005 Workshops
Sherri Kiesel - Miniature Paintings and Illustration Techniques
Michael DeMeng - Book Shrines
2004 Workshops
MaryJo McGraw - Exploring Art Materials
Beth Cote - Altered Books
Aurora University, Aurora, IL - MAT Masters of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education with middle school endorsement
The Cooking Academy, Chicago, IL - Culinary certificate
Stuart School of Business at Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL- MBA in Operations and Technology Management
DePaul University, Chicago, IL - Certificate in Purchasing Management
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL - B.S. in management/marketing
Teaching Experience
art materials - online and locally
acrylic paints - online and locally
altered books - online and locally
ATCs - locally
background techniques - online and locally
book shrines - locally
found object art and jewelry - online and locally
collage design elements and principles - online
color theory - online
domino art - online and locally
deco making - online and locally
zine making - online and locally
heavy textures - at Artful Gatherings Gallery in Lemont, IL
creative journaling - at Artful Gatherings Gallery in Lemont, IL
self-esteem doll - at Artful Gatherings Gallery in Lemont, IL
Exhibitions and Awards
Midwest Society's "What's Love Got to Do With It" judged exhibition at Artful Gatherings in Lemont, IL, February 2006. "What's Love", "Different Hearts", "Inner Diva", and "Chaos". "Chaos" placed 3rd.
Alliance of Fine Arts Best of the Best Show at Triton Collage in Maywood, IL, April 2006. "Chaos"
"4 Women In Mixed Media" Exhibit at Artful Gatherings in Lemont, IL, November and December, 2006. 13 original collages and/or assemblages exhibited.
Award for Originality from "House of Cards II" - An exhibition of the Emerging Art of Artist Trading Cards (2006). Award won for matchbook ATC.
The Gleaner Zine Ish 13 - inside cover beeswax artwork and short article, artwork and short article on collage design principles
ABZ5 - AB Zine 5 2006 - altered book shrine artwork
Altered Arts Magazine, Sept/ Oct 2005 - beeswax book cover and 5x7 beeswax collage artwork in "Beeswax Collage" article by Linda Lynch
Legacy Magazine, Feb/March 2006 - Memories Clipboard
Art Echoes Zine Issue 6, August 2005 - "Watercolor Collage Backgrounds" article and artwork, and "Meandering" article with meander book instructions and examples
Art Echoes Issue 5, May 2005 - Found Art altered books page, Oddball Fat Book pages, and "Zettiology" article and artwork
Art Echoes Issue 4, Winter 2005 - Serendipity Bingo card, beeswax texture with punchinella, metal challenge ATCs, and "Puzzle Pieces Revisited" article
The Book Artist Zine Issue 4, Nov/Dec 2004 - "The Progression Of a Round Robin Deco Swap" article and examples
Art Echoes Zine Issue 3, Fall 2004 - beeswax metal texture on cover, "Faux Leather" article, maj jong tile art, "Beeswax" article and example, my flat self, and female form deco in "Deco Crazy" article
Art Echoes Zine Issue 2 - Summer 2004 - "Tea/coffee stained dominoes" article and examples, "Brilliance with Transparent Iron Oxide" article, and "Punchinella Postcard" technique and examples
Self-published zines: Crazy Art Girl Odd Art Issue 1 "Creating Art That Speaks to You", Crazy Art Girl Odd Art Issue 2 "Zetti ATCs", Crazy Art Girl "Sidetracked", Crazy Art Girl "Texturez", and "Charms".
The Gleaner Zine Ish 17, " Art Therapy". Artwork and partial text from art therapy article on 2 page spread.
Artwork, ATCs, in The Complete Idiot's Guide to Altered Art: Illustrated by Allyson Bright Meyer.
Past and Current Affiliations
Midwest Collage Society, Darien, IL - member and exhibitor
Alliance of Fine Art, Western Suburbs, IL - member and exhibitor
CHA Craft and Hobby Association, Elmwood Park, New Jersey - member
Mixed Media Artists - local art group member and founder
ABAB Decos Yahoo group- member and owner
Art Explorations Yahoo group - member and owner
Art Explorations Book Club Yahoo group - online book club - owner
Collage Explorations Yahoo group - member and owner
Collage RR Yahoo group - owner and hostess
Flat Self Yahoo group - owner and hostess
Found Art RR Yahoo group - owner and hostess
Mixed Media Artists Chicagoland Yahoo group - member and owner
Photoshop Explorations Yahoo group - member and owner

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