Connect with Callie

 

                                         Gallery & Public Working Studio:

 

              Wedge Studios Suite 3A - River Arts District - Asheville, North Carolina

                              Schedule an appointment to meet the Artist!

 

Phone: (239).989.8621           E-mail: CallieFineArt@gmail.com

 

Education

Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL                                                                                                   August 2007 - May 2011

  • Graduated with a B.A. in Visual Arts

 

Exhibitions, Honors, & Awards

 

Hilton Garden Inn Featured River Arts District Artist                                                                    2019                  

Downtown Asheville, North Carolina 

Coconut Point New Years Art Festival - Howard Allen Event                                                  December 2018

Estero, Florida 

Wedge Artists  at Foundation - Winter Group Exhibition                                                         Dec. 18' - Feb. 19'

River Arts District, Asheville, North Carolina 

Our VOICE 17th Annual Group Art Exhibition      

 Downtown Asheville, North Carolina                                                                                       November 2018

Wedge Studios Artist - Gallery & Public Working Studio

River Arts District, Asheville, North Carolina                                                                            June 2018 - Present 

 

Art On The Green - Sponsored by Art Attack.                                                                                 April 2018

Alliance For The Arts, Fort Myers, FL 

43rd Bonita Springs National Art Festival

Center For The Arts, Bonita Springs, FL                                                                                             March 2018

12th Annual Coconut Point Art Festival, Estero, FL                                                                          Feb. 2018

Howard Alan Events 
American Craft Endeavors

 

 

Young Artists Annual: Juried Visual Art Show                                                                                 May 2017                                                       

Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, FL

  • Part of 4 Person Jury - Judge for Painting Portion

  • Winner received College Art Scholarship

 

 

11th Annual Coconut Point Art Festival, Estero, FL                                                                          Feb. 2017

Howard Alan Events 
American Craft Endeavors

 

 

Nice Guys Bar & Lounge, Cape Coral, FL                                                                                          June  2016

  • Featured Artist/Solo Show/Live Painting Performance

 

Happenings Magazine,  Fort Myers, FL                                                                                            May 2016

  • Piece featuring Art Opening at ACT Gallery at Art Walk Downtown Fort Myers

 

ACT Gallery, Fort Myers, FL                                                                                                              April 2016

  • Featured Artist/Solo Show for the month of April

 

The River, Weekly News                                                                                                                     March 2016  

  • Cover Story featured Artwork and Artist Bio in newspaper -  Vol. 15, No. 12

 

ACT Winter white Party                                                                                                                     Winter 2015

  • Exhibiting Artist in Silent Art Auction

 

ACT Gallery, Fort Myers, FL                                                                                                              Sept. 2015

  • Group Exhibition

 

Bonita Banner Newspaper                                                                                                                  April 2015

  • Interviewed & featured as a person of interest for designing a special needs summer program called “Art for Everyone” for the Center for the Arts Bonita Springs

 

Bloom Gallery, St. Pete, FL                                                                                                                  May 2014

  •  Group Exhibition

 

Church of the  isles art exhbition,  IRB, FL                                                                                        Feb.  2014

  • Featured Artist and Head Curator

 

Everything Dolce café/ Gallery , St. Pete, FL                                                                                     May 2013

  • Featured Artist and Head Curator

 

Beers, Bites and Brushes  St. Petersburg, FL                                                                                      May 2013

  • Acknowledged in Tampa Bay’s Newspaper “Creative Loafing “

 

Ruby’s Elixir, St. Pete, FL           St. Petersburg, FL                                                                            March 2013

  • Featured Artist/Live Painting Performance

 

Ruby’s Elixir, St. Pete, FL                                                                                                                    March 2013

  • Featured Artist/Live Painting Performance

 

Dear Brooklyn Love St. Pete, St. Petersburg, FL                                                                               Jan.  2013

  • Exhibiting Artist

 

Bar Milo Art Show, St. Petersburg, FL                                                                        

  • Featured Artist

 

Adelheidi’s Café/Art Gallery, Fort Myers, FL                                                                                 April 2012

  • Solo Artist

 

Artisans Gallery,  St. Petersburg, FL                                                                                                March 2012           

  • Group Show

 

ACT Gallery, Fort Myers, FL                                                                                                            August 1-31 2011

  • Solo Artist

  • Acknowledged in an article in “The Examiner”

 

Rhino Media Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL                                                                                         May2011       

  • Exhibited Artist

 

Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL                                                                                                  Spring 2011

  • Senior Thesis Exhibition, “Soul Maps” Mixed Media Organic Works Art Show

 

Eckerd College  Review, St. Petersburg, FL                                                                                    2011

  • Featured Artist in a published book of Art & Literature

 

Ghost Ranch, NM

  • National Nature Photography Contest Winner                                                                       2011

 

ACT Gallery, Fort Myers, FL                                                                                                            July 2010

  • “Show Yourself” Photography Award

 

Do It Now Lend a Hand Program, Tampa, FL                                                                               June 2010

  • Exhibited Artist, 2D/3D Art Show

 

Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL                                                                                                  May 2010

  • Writers Excellence Award

 

Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL                                                                                                  January 2010

  • 1st Place, Winter Term Photography Contest

 

Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, FL                                                                                             October 2007

  • Exhibited Artist, Open Doors 2D Teen Show

 

Big Arts, Sanibel, FL                                                                                                                        May 2007

  • Exhibited Artist, 2D Teen Show

                                                                                                                                                                     

Internships & Abroad Programs

 

South West Florida Addiction Services, Fort Myers, FL                                                                Summer 2011

  • Art Therapy Intern

  • Created lesson plans that emphasized character building

  • Responsible for own classroom, leading art classes for adults recovering from addition

 

Ghost Ranch Conference Center, Abiquiu, NM                                                                            January, 2010

  • Black & White Photography Winter Term Course

 

Creative Clay, St. Petersburg, FL                                                                                                    Fall 2010

  • Used art therapy related techniques to enrich lives of developmentally disabled adults

 

Eckerd College London Study Center,  London, England                                                            January, 2009

  • Art & Culture of London & Paris Winter Term Course

 

Hope Hospice, Fort Myers, FL                                                                                                       September to June, 2005 – 2007

  • Music Therapy Volunteer

  • Obtained Hope Hospice Certification after completing 22-week training course

 

Art Educator Experience

Callie’s Buds LLC.  Fort Myers, FL                                                                                                 Nov. 2014 - Dec. 2017  

  • Owner of small private contracting company that provides various Art classes in Lee County

  • Specializes in Art lessons for adults and children with special needs including autism

Big Arts, Sanibel Island, FL                                                                                                            Summer 2016

  • K- 5th Grade Visual Arts Teacher

 

COTI Community Christian School, Indian rocks, Fl                                                                    August 2013  – OCT 14’

  • VPK – 5th Grade Visual Art Teacher

 

Lealman and Asian alman and Asian Neighborhood Family Center, Saint Pete, FL 

                                                                                                                                                          September 2012 – May 2013

  • Visual Art Teacher/Youth Counselor for an “at risk” youth center

  • Assisted primarily Vietnamese students

 

Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, FL                                                                                             Summers 2007 - 2010

  • Visual Art Teacher

 

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