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James Ellison	
2907 Blakeman	
Rowland Heights, CA 91748	
								     Studio Name: Spiritus Creator								   
						        		   (626) 965-8184

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. 

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


	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 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


	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


	Color Display Lazer Disc Catalog of Colorado, over 300 galleries, U.S. and Canada. 
	Slide registry of  The Master's Studio of Pasadena California


	 U.S. Army Res. 1971-81; Captain, Commendation for Outstanding Instructor, 5th Army HQ.

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