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James Ellison 2907 Blakeman Rowland Heights, CA 91748
Studio Name: Spiritus Creator ELIARTIST@juno.com (626) 965-8184
WORK EXPERIENCE: 1995-present Art instructor Nogales High School, Rowland Unified School District, Rowland Heights, CA. 1991-1995 Visiting Artist in Hacienda La Puente and Rowland Unified School Districts 1990-present Art instructor Rowland Unified School District, Recreation Department, Rowland Heights, CA. 1987-1995 Director of Christian Education / Artist-in-Residence; Redeemer Lutheran Church, Rowland Heights, CA. 1984-1987 Pastor / Mission Developer; Holy Savior Lutheran Church, Detroit, MI. 1980-1984 Adult Education Calligraphy teacher; North East Iowa Community College, Peosta, IA. 1977-1980 Studio potter and teacher, Ceramics Dept., South Suburban Community College, South Holland, IL. 1974-1977 Director School of the Arts and Assistant Director, Beverly Arts Center, Chicago, IL. EDUCATION:
B.F.A.; Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI; Painting, ROTC, Art Education and Asian Art Hist. 1/71 M.A.; Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL; Ceramics, Clay and Glaze Technology, and Asian Art Hist. 1/72 M.F.A.; Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL; Ceramics, Clay and Glaze Technology, and Asian Art Hist. 8/73 Chinese brush painting and calligraphy; Studied under Master Ho Peh Liu 77-78 M.Div.; Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, IA; Bible, World Religions and Evangelism. 6/84 Secondary Credential in Art; California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA; 7/96
Professional Artists of North America, The California Teachers Association, The National Art Education Association, The Smithsonian Institution and The National Audobon Society
HONORS: 1995-6 "Sallie Mae First Class Teacher" award for Rowland Unified School District PUBLISHED AND COPYRIGHTED: Five of my paintings in signed and numbered limited edition lithographs. 1994 The Perceptual Color Corona; a new color system developed for my color theory classes. 1994 Manhattan Arts International Magazine, Showcase Award Winner, summer issue 1996 Encyclopedia of Living Artists, listed as one of the top 150 artists in the world 1997 NATIONAL SHOWS: National Open, Texas Visual Art Association, Irving, TX 1994 Pilgrim 1st Hon. Ment. 20th Annual National, Shelby Art League, Shelby, NC 1994 Guardian New Orleans Art Association 16th show, New Orleans, LA 1995 Fire on Water 3rd Annual National, Carnegie Art Center, Tonawanda, NY 1995 Guardian ANA 24, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT 1995 Pilgrim Works of the Spirit, The Masters Studio, Pasadena, CA 1996 Spiritus Creator Wiregrass Biennial Competition, Dothan, AL 1996 Pilgrim ANA 25, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, MT 1996 Spiritus Creator Northern National Art Competition, Rhinelander, WI 1996 Spiritus Creator Art Experience, Gallery 100, Cape Girardeau, MO 1996 Spiritus Creator Confluence, Hills County Arts Foundation, TX 1997 Spiritus Creator National Christian Fine Arts Exhibit, Farmington, NM 1997 Spiritus Creator Louis-Clark Juried Art Exhibition, Lewiston, ID 1997 Spiritus Creator INTERNATIONAL SHOWS: Inland Empire XXXI San Bernardino Art Association 1994 Pilgrim 3rd place ARTDEX International 1995 Guardian 1st place Sacred Arts Billy Graham Center Museum, Wheaton, IL 1996 Spiritus Creator Artist Spectrum Talent Comp., New York, NY 1996 Spiritus Creator Group Show REPRESENTATION: Color Display Lazer Disc Catalog of Colorado, over 300 galleries, U.S. and Canada. Slide registry of The Master's Studio of Pasadena California MILITARY SERVICE: U.S. Army Res. 1971-81; Captain, Commendation for Outstanding Instructor, 5th Army HQ.
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