Residencies

2017, Serlachius Residency, 2 months, Mänttä, Finland.

2017, Wilson College. 10 days, Chambersburg, PA, USA.

2016, Vanha Paukku.  2 months, Lapua, Finland.

2016, Haihaitus.  1 month, Joutsa, Finland.

2016, AiR Frosterus.  3 months, Kärsämäki, Finland.

2016, Linea de Costa.  3 months, Cadiz, Spain.

2015, Haihaitus.  3 months, Joutsa, Finland.

2015, Chautauqua Art Institution.  7 weeks, Chautauqua, NY, USA.

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018, The Clique, The Cube Gallery, Raleigh, NC.

2017, Safe and Sound, Serlachius, Mänttä, Finland  

2016, AiR show.  Lapua, Finland.

2016, I Learned How to Ride a Bicycle in Kärsämäki, ARS, Kärsämäki, Finland.

2016, un diálogo entre la respiración y la brisa. ECCO, Cadiz, Spain

2015, My Titles are Always in Pencil:  Projects in the Absurd.  WCU Fine Arts Museum, Cullowhee, NC.

2013, Panacea, Waynesville, NC.

2012, Guadelupe, Sylva, NC.

 

Group Exhibitions

2018, {Re}Happening 2018 at Black Mountain College, NC.

2018, Alumni Invitational, Bardo Art Center, Cullowhee, NC.

2017, Sculpture Celebration, Lenoir, NC.

2017, Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA.

2016, International 5.  Haihatus, Joutsa, Finland.

2016, World Table, participating artist with Workingman Collective.  The Bascom, Highlands, NC.

2016, Home is where I am.  ARNA, Harlosa, Sweden.

2016, Contemporary South.  Visual Art Exchange, Raleigh, NC.

2015, Haihatuksen Lokakuu.  Haihatus, Joutsa, Finland.

2015, VACI Series, Fowler-Kellogg Art Gallery, Chautauqua, NY.

2015, Whee Fresh.  Asheville Arts Council, Asheville, NC.

2014, What?  Draw?  Draw What?  What We Draw.  The Bascom, Highlands, NC.

2014, Whee Fresh.  The Tannery, Asheville, NC.

2014, Hold on to the Night.  The Fatty, Sylva, NC.

2013, Borders.  Gallery 130, Cullowhee, NC.

2011, Industrial Show.  Bottega Art Gallery, Wilmington, NC.

2010, Alternative Transportation and Sustainability Show.  McKeithan Center, Wilmington, NC.

2010, Haiti Relief Benefit.  Wilmington, NC.

2009, A Female Dialogue, The Atrium, Cullowhee, NC.

2009 – 2008, Alumni Show.  Burney Student Center, Wilmington, NC.

2008, Fragile Earth: Reflections on the Environment.  Fine and Performing Arts Center, Cullowhee, NC.

2008, Studio 598, Sylva, NC.

2008, Annual Faculty & Staff Exhibitions.  Hunter Library, Cullowhee, NC.

2007, The Several Eyes of Fragmented Light.  The Ann Flack Boseman Gallery, Wilmington, NC.

2004, Senior Show.  Claude Howell Gallery, Wilmington, NC.

 

Awards

2017, Judge's Merit, Judge Dan Price, Lenoir, NC.

2016, Scholarship and acceptance to Vermont Studio Center, VT.

2016, Acceptance to The League VYT, NY.

2015, Travel Grant, GLSSA, UNCW, NC.

2015, Wentworth-Berg Scholarship, UNC-Wilmington, NC.

2015, Graduate Liberal Studies Scholarship, UNC-Wilmington, NC.

2015, Joan Lincoln Ceramics and Sculpture Scholarship, Chautauqua Institution, NY.

2015, Nominated ISC Outstanding Achievement in Sculpture, USA.

2015, Nominated First Year Experience Advocate Awards, WCU, NC.

2015, Chancellor’s Ceremony for Student Awards, WCU, NC.

2015, Travel Grant, GSA, WCU, NC.

2014, Travel Grant, GSA, WCU, NC.

2013, Travel Grant, Graduate Student Association, WCU.

2012 - 2015, Departmental Tuition Waiver, WCU School of Art and Design, NC.

2012 - 2015, Graduate Assistantship, College of Fine and Performing Arts, NC.

2011, Wentworth-Berg Scholarship, UNC-Wilmington, NC.

2011, Travel Grant, Graduate Liberal Studies Student Association, UNC-Wilmington, NC.

2011, Community Grant Recipient for Diversity Committee, CFCC, Wilmington, NC.

2010, New Scholar Award Scholarship, UNC-Wilmington, NC.

2010, Travel Grant, UNCW Graduate Student Association, UNC-Wilmington, NC.

2010, Travel Grant, Graduate Liberal Studies Student Association, UNC-Wilmington, NC.

2003, Philosophy and Religion Departmental Scholarship, UNC-Wilmington, NC.

1999, January 15, 1st place – Visual Arts: Graphics, Guilford County Arts Festival, NC.

1999, February 20, 1st place – Visual Arts: Graphics, District 7 Arts Festival, NC.

1999, March 27, 2nd place – Student Graphics, ARTS Festival, The North Carolina Federation of Women’s Clubs, Inc., NC.

 

Work Experience

2018, Graduate Faculty, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, GLS, Wilmington, NC.

2017, Instructor of Record.  Art Appreciation and Art History Survey II, RCC, Asheboro, NC.

2015, VACI Exhibition Crew. Chautauqua, NY.

2013 - 2015, Instructor of Record. Introduction to Drawing and 3-Dimensional Design, WCU, Cullowhee, NC.

2014, Coordinator and Liaison.  Silent Auction, Dean’s Office Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC.

2013, Assistant, Dean’s Office.  College of Fine and Performing Arts, WCU, Cullowhee, NC.

2013, Creative and Administrative Assistant.  Cullowhee Mountain Arts, Cullowhee, NC.

2012, Sculpture Lab Assistant.  Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC.

2011, Internship: North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.  Oral History Project, worked with Ethnographer and Professor, Dr. Jennifer Deets, Wilmington and Durham, NC.

2009 – 2012, Student Development Specialist.  Cape Fear Community College, Wilmington, NC.

2007 – 2009, Office Manager/Administrative Support.  Registrar, WCU, Cullowhee, NC.

2005 – 2007, Store Manager.  5-7-9, Wilmington, NC.

2000 – 2004, Tutor and Office Assistant, UNCW Tutoring and Learning Center, Wilmington, NC.

 

Presentations

2017, Feeling and Filling Space:  A Finnish Art Experience and Gas Station Discos, Wilmington, NC.

2016, Visiting Artist Talk, The Cultural Cooperative, Lapua, Finland.

2016, Visiting Artist Talk, WCU, Cullowhee, NC.

2011, Ethnographic Qualitative Research Conference, An Ethnographic Glimpse of a Coastal Town, OH.

2009, Art en Plein Air Artists’ Retreat, Papermaking, Dillsboro, NC.

2006, Juggling Gypsy, Self-Portraits, Wilmington, NC.

 

Publications

2018, Beth Berila’s, Integrating Mindfulness, a Review.  Journal for Postsecondary and Tertiary Education.

2017, Feeling and Filling Space:  A Finnish Art Experience and Gas Station Discos

2016, YLI.FI, art feature.  http://yle.fi/uutiset/3-9308382

2016, ILKKA, art feature.

2016, Selänne, art feature.

2016, Art Rolls up its Sleeves: ‘Contemporary South 2016’ at VAE.  Arts Now NC. http://www.artsnownc.com/art-rolls-up-its-sleeves-contemporary-south-2016-at-vae

2016, https://issuu.com/arnasweden/docs/arna_art_cards_2016

2015, Joutsan Seuta, art feature

2015, Greensboro News & Record, press release

2015, WCU Alumni Magazine, art feature

2015, My Titles are Always in Pencil:  Projects in The Absurd http://gradworks.umi.com/15/87/1587328.html

2009, Press Release for Art en Plein Air Artists’ Retreat

2004-2006, Restaurant Reviews in This Week Magazine, Carteret County News Times.

 

Education

2017 - present, PhD in Transformative Studies, California Institute of Integral Studies.

2017, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies.  University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

2015, Master of Fine Arts.  Western Carolina University.

2013, Arts Access: Including Students with Physical Disabilities and Communication Barriers.  Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC.

2013, The Museum System (TMS) Training Seminar.  Bardo Arts Center, Cullowhee, NC.

2011, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.  Internship, Oral History Project.

2010, Communication Challenges between Men and Women.  CFCC, Wilmington, NC.

2010, Women Administrators in North Carolina Higher Education (WANCHE) Conference.  UNCW, Wilmington, NC.

2008, Dan Weldon workshop.  Sylva, NC.

2008, Customer Service Conference.  Columbia, SC.

2004, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Religion and Studio Art.  University of North Carolina at Wilmington, NC.

1999, Western Guilford High School.  Greensboro, NC.