Resume

Chris Willey

Education:
• Master of Fine Arts in Illustration
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
• Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art (Drawing &
Painting emphasis)
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE

Currently:
• Full-time painter
2011-present
Kansas City, MO

Teaching Experience:
• Professor of Art
1989-2011
University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO (NASAD accredited)
Taught illustration, figure construction, painting courses, and graphic design.
International University Teaching Experience:
• 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995: Paris, France (co-led a group of students). Taught plein air painting and art history.
• 2004, 2000: Maastricht, Netherlands. Taught art history in 2004 and plein air painting in 2000 at the Teikyo Holland campus. Traveled to Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands
• 1994, 1993: London, England (co-led a group of students). Taught British Graphic Design.
• Adjunct Instructor
1983-1989
Maple Woods Community College
Kansas City, MO
Courses taught: Commercial Art I, II III & IV, Illustration, Drawing and Art History Survey I & II.

Professional Workshops:
International:
• May 2014 & June 2014: Taught Pastel workshop in Paris/Giverny/Provence, France
• May 2010: Taught a Pastel workshop, Paris/Giverny/Provence, France
Regional:
• Oct. 2004: Pastel workshop for MidMissouri Artists Association
• Oct. 2003: Pastel workshop for Sedalia Visual Arts Association

Other Work Experience:
• Painter/Illustrator/Graphic Designer
1982-1989
Chris Willey Illustrations
Kansas City, MO
Clients included “U.S. Kids” magazine, “Modern Handcraft” magazine, “Kansas City Star” magazine, Portal Publications Greeting Cards, Silver, Burdett & Ginn Publishing, Fasone Garrett Boehm Advertising, Minturn Advertising, Swicegood Art Studio, Pinnacle Creative Design Studio, Powell Gardens, The Humane Society and others.
• Art Director
1981-1982
Triad Art Studio
Prairie Village, KS
Art directed, designed and illustrated for ad agencies and companies. Particularly strong in ad comps, package design, and package comps.
• Art Director
1981
Fremerman, Malcy, Spivak & Rosenfield Advertising
Kansas City, MO
Clients included McCormick Distilling Company, Krigel’s Jewelers, Seitz Food and Winning Ways Sportswear.
• Art Director/Illustrator
1978-1981
Tennis Closets, Inc.
Kansas City, MO
One woman art department. Designed and illustrated all aspects of print retail advertising, including fashion illustration for 15 retail stores. Replaced ad agency as primary advertising source.
• Commercial Artist
1977-1978
Paul Norris & Associates
Mission, KS
Basic all around artist. Duties included paste-up, illustration and design for menus, point-of-purchase displays, labels, newspapers and other advertising.
• Technical Illustrator
1976-1977
Outboard Marine Corporation
Lincoln, Nebraska
Produced technical illustration and produced the owner’s’ manuals for Cushman and Ryan vehicles and turf equipment.

Awards:
International Awards:
• July 2010: Burridge Studio Award for Russell Reading, International Society of Acrylic Painters, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA. Juried Show. Juror: Gerald Brommer.
• Aug. 1992: Merit Award for Swan Lake, Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles Show.
• Sept. 1990: Four Merit Awards for Volleyball, Valentine, Cat on Carpet & Christmas Cat, Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles Show.
• Jul. 1987: Certificate of Merit for Two Christmas Cats, Communication Arts Illustration Annual, Palo Alto, CA. 3 –5% acceptance rate.
National Awards:
Mar. 2014: Artists’ Magazine Over Sixty Juried Competition, Honorable Mention for Painting Class.
• Mar. 2005: Award of Merit for Marr Creek, Early September, Heartland National Juried Exhibition, Merriam, KS.
• Mar. 2003: Award of Merit, Heartland National Juried Exhibition, Merriam, KS. One work accepted: August Water Garden.
• Mar. 1999: Award of Merit for Montserrat, Heartland Artist Exhibition 1999, Merriam, KS. Painting titled Valentine also accepted. Juror: Roger Shimomura.
• Mar. 1998: Best of Show for October Powell Gardens #1. Heartland Pastel Exhibition ‘98, Merriam, Kansas, juried competition. Also accepted: View from the Window. Juror: Dean Mitchell.
• Mar. 1997: Honorable Mention for Paris Flowers, and two other entries accepted, Giverny and Red Breakfast, in the National Art Education Association Electronic Gallery Juried Competition, New Orleans, LA.
• Nov. 1993: Grumbacher Gold Medal Award for Veggies on Blue, Pastel Society of the Southwest Competition, Dallas, TX.
• May 1992: Outstanding Cover Art Award, National Association of Women’s Yellow Pages, Mobile, AL, Kansas City Women’s Yellow Pages Cover.
Regional Awards:
Jan. – Apr. 2014: MVIS Third Annual Juried Show, Honorable Mention, Albrecht Kemper Museum, St. Joseph, MO
Mention, •  Oct. 2013: Second Place, People’s Choice Award, and Third Place, oils category, Parkville Downtown Afternoon. Second Place, oils category, Brush Creek Sunlight. Parkville Plein Air 2013
•  Sept. 2013: Second Place, Zone 3, Brush Creek Marsh, Brush Creek Art Walk, Kansas City, MO. Sold
• June 2013: Second Place for Giverny in Kansas, STEMS Plein Air Event, Overland Park, KS
• Sept. 2012: Third Place for February Creek, MVIS (Missouri Valley Impressionists Society) Juried Show, Kansas City Club, Kansas City, MO. January Creek also accepted. Juror: Michael Albrechtson.
• July 2012: Honorable Mention for Brush Creek Sanctuary (SOLD).Brush Creek Art Walk Plein Air Competition, Kansas City, MO. Brush Creek Industrial View also accepted.
• June 2012: Top Award for Fall Evening Vista awarded , and sold. Art Prints are made and sold of the first place work, Symphony in the Flint Hills.  Two works juried into the auction.
• Mar. 1997: Award of Excellence for Red Breakfast, Women in the Arts Exhibit, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.
• Jan. 1996: Purchase Award for Blue Sidewalk. One other entry, Pigeons, also accepted. Central States Exhibition ‘96, Pratt Community College, Pratt, KS.
• Mar. 1995: Honorable Mention for collaborative piece titled: Gourds & amp;Pots produced by Neva Wood and myself, Women in the Arts Regional Competition, Columbia, MO.
• May 1990: Two Merit Awards for Fall 89 and Valentine. Kansas City Art Directors Exhibition, Kansas City, MO. Regional refereed show, national clients.
• May 1989: Bronze Award for Birthday Flowers, Kansas City Art Directors Exhibition, Kansas City, MO, national clients.
• May 1988: Certificate of Merit for Two Christmas Cats, Kansas City Art Directors Exhibition, Kansas City, MO, national clients.

Plein Air Events:
•  Oct. 2013: Parkville Plein Air 2013. Submitted two works. Second Place, People’s Choice Award, and Third Place, oils category, Parkville Downtown Afternoon. Second Place, oils category, Brush Creek Sunlight. Parkville Plein Air 2013
• Sept. 2013: Brush Creek Art Walk 2013. Exhibition at the Bruce Watkins Cultural Center. Submitted two works. Second Place for East Brush Creek Marsh and West Plaza Brush Creek, Zone 1. Sold
•Jun. 2013: National Museum of Wildlife Art Plein Air Event 2013, Jackson, Wyoming. One painting auctioned and sold to Arthur Tolley
Jun. 2013: STEMS Plein Air Event, Overland Park, KS. Second Place for Giverny in Kansas. Overland Park Florist also accepted.
Jul. 2012: Brush Creek Art Walk Plein Air Competition, Kansas City, MO. Honorable Mention for Brush Creek Sanctuary (SOLD). Brush Creek Industrial View also accepted.
• Dec. 2001 – December 2002: “Artists Along the Katy Trail” plein air painting competition. One piece accepted: St. Charles Katy Path. 745 entrants, 74 works selected for traveling exhibition (9.8% acceptance rate).
Nov. 2000: “Painting Along the Katy Trail” plein air painting competition. Two pieces accepted: Jeff City Fields and Rocheport River View. 545 entrants, 65 works selected, for traveling exhibition (12% acceptance rate).

Refereed Competitions:
International Refereed Competitions:
• Jul. 2010: International Society of Acrylic Painters, Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz, CA, Burridge Studio Award for Russell Reading,. Juried Show. Juror: Gerald Brommer.
• Oct. 2002: 16th Annual “Pastels USA” International Open Juried Competition, Pastel Society of the West Coast Membership Show, Modesto Art Center and Gallery, Modesto, CA. Juried show. One painting accepted: Maastricht Market.
• Apr. 2001: 15th Annual “Pastels USA” International Open Juried Exhibition, sponsored by the Pastel Society of the West Coast. Exhibition Tower Theater Gallery, Roseville, CA one accepted entry: July Still Life.
• Apr. 2000: 14th Annual “Pastels USA” International Open Juried Exhibition, sponsored by the Pastel Society of the West Coast. Exhibition Tower Theater Gallery, Roseville, CA one accepted entry: Missouri River (October).
• Jun. 1996: 10th Annual “Pastels USA” International Open Juried Exhibition, Pastel Society of the West Coast, Sacramento, CA, one accepted entry: Paris Park.
• Aug. 1992: Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles Show. One Merit Award for Swan Lake,
• Sept. 1990: Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles Show. Four Merit Awards for Volleyball, Valentine, Cat on Carpet & Christmas Cat,
• Jul. 1987: Communication Arts Illustration Annual, Palo Alto, CA. Certificate of Merit for Two Christmas Cats,  3 –5% acceptance rate.
National Refereed Competitions:
• Mar 2014: Heartland National Juried Show, Tim Murphy Gallery, Merriam, KS. Juror: Larry DeGraff. Two works accepted: Overland Park Giverny and Spring Bog
• Mar 2013: Heartland National Juried Show, Tim Murphy Gallery, Merriam, KS. Juror: John Roush. Two works accepted: Swope Park Winter and Kansas Giverny
• Mar 2012: Heartland National Juried Show, Irene B. French Gallery, Merriam, KS. Juror: Kim Casebeer. Two works accepted: Russell Reading and Painting Class
• Mar 2012: Pastel National 2012 Juried Show, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS, two works accepted: Pink, Yellow & Green, and Purple Ground & Sky. Juror: Sally Strand
• Mar 2011: Heartland National Juried Show, Irene B. French Gallery, Merriam, KS. Juror: Jim Hamil. One piece accepted: Red on Purple.
• Aug 2010: MidAmerica Pastel Society’s National 2010 National Juried Show, Irene B. French Gallery, Merriam, KS. Juror: Lorenzo Chavez. One work accepted: Market Street
• Mar 2010: Heartland National Juried Exhibition, Merriam, KS. Two works accepted: February Marr Creek and Holmes Lake March. Juror: Alexandra Robinson
• Mar 2010: Pastel National 2010 Juried Exhibition, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS. One work accepted: UCM Haybales. Juror: Doug Dawson
• Mar 2009: Heartland National Juried Exhibition, Merriam, KS. Two works accepted: Paris Diners, and Nebraska Fields #1. Juror: International artist, Kwan Wu
• May 2008: The Pastel National 2008 Juried Competition, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS. Two works accepted: Marr Creek Orange (November), Nashville Marsh (early spring). Juror: G. Daniel Massad.
• Mar 2008: Heartland National Juried Exhibition, Merriam, KS. Three works accepted: Marr Creek, Dec. 16, Montserrat Road #5, and French Village Garden. Juror: Stephanie “Portico” Bowman
• May 2006: The Pastel National 2006 Juried Competition, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS. Two works accepted: Columbia Park in March, and December Fields. Juror: Kitty Wallis.
• Mar. 2006: Heartland National Juried Exhibition, Merriam, KS. Three works accepted: September Blue Pond, Clear Creek in November, and December 9th. Juror: Kim Spradling.
• Mar. 2005: Heartland National Juried Exhibition, Merriam, KS. Award of Merit for Marr Creek, Early September, Two other works accepted: December Nature Center, & Fall Administration Building.
• Sept. 2004: Pastel Society of Colorado. One work accepted: Sam’s Fields. Juror: Doug Dawson.
• Mar. 2004: Pastel National 2004 Juried Competition, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS. Two works accepted: Sam’s Fields and Boonville River View. Juror: Ramon Kelly.
• Mar. 2003: Heartland National Juried Exhibition, Merriam, KS. Award of Merit forAugust Water Garden.
• Mar. 2002: Pastel National 2002 Juried Competition, Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS. Two works accepted: York Garden and December Trees.
• Mar. 2000: Heartland Artist Exhibition 2000, Merriam, KS. Three paintings accepted: September Yellow Daisies, August Zinnias, and Missouri River (September). 159 entries. 56 accepted.
• Mar. 2000:17th Annual Women in the Arts National Exhibition, Fayetteville, AR. One painting accepted: Mr. Monago’s Garden.
• Mar. 2000: Northern Colorado Artist Association National Competition, Fort Collins, CO. One entry (May Orchids) accepted.
• Mar. 1999: Heartland Artist Exhibition 1999, Merriam, KS. Award of Merit for Montserrat. Painting titled Valentine also accepted. Juror: Roger Shimomura.
• Apr. 1998: Women in the Visual Arts, Fayetteville, AK. One entry accepted titled View from the Window.
• Mar. 1998: Heartland Pastel Exhibition ‘98, Merriam, Kansas. Best of Show for October Powell Gardens #1. Also accepted: View from the Window. Juror: Dean Mitchell.
• Jun. 1997: The Salmagundi Club 20th Annual Non-Members Open Exhibition, New York, NY. One entry (Carmel) accepted.
• Mar. 1997: National Art Education Association Electronic Gallery Juried Competition, New Orleans, LA. Honorable Mention for Paris Flowers, and two other entries accepted, Giverny and Red Breakfast.
• Nov. 1993: Pastel Society of the Southwest Competition, Dallas, TX. Grumbacher Gold Medal Award for Veggies on Blue, Pastel Society of the Southwest Competition, Dallas, TX.
• May 1992: National Association of Women’s Yellow Pages, Mobile, AL. Outstanding Cover Art Award, Kansas City Women’s Yellow Pages Cover.
• Jun. 1990: WomanSource Competition, Leedy Voulkos Gallery, Kansas City, MO. Two pieces accepted: Cat on Carpet & Valentine.
Regional Refereed Competitions:
Jan. – Apr 2014: MVIS (Missouri Valley Impressionists Society) Juried Members Show, Honorable Mention, Albrecht Kemper Museum, St. Joseph, MO
Sept. – Oct. 2013:  MVIS (Missouri Valley Impressionists Society) Juried Show titled: American Vistas, Buttonwood Gallery, Kansas City, MO
May-June 2013: MVIS (Missouri Valley Impressionists Society) Juried Show, Southwinds Gallery, Topeka, KS. Summer Storm accepted. Juror: Stephen T. Johnson.
• Oct. – Nov. 2012: Visions of the Flint Hills, Buttonwood Art Space, Kansas City, MO. One work accepted: August Flint Hills
• Aug. – Sept. 2012: Kansas City Seen, Buttonwood Art Space, Kansas City, MO. Three works accepted: Swope Park Winter, Kansas Giverny, and Loose Park (March).
• Sept. 2012: MVIS (Missouri Valley Impressionists Society) Juried Show, Kansas City Club, Kansas City, MO. Third Place for February Creek. January Creek also accepted. Juror: Michael Albrechtson.
• July 2012: Honorable Mention for Brush Creek Sanctuary (SOLD).Brush Creek Art Walk Plein Air Competition, Kansas City, MO. Brush Creek Industrial View also accepted.
• Jun..2012: First Place for Fall Evening Vista awarded , and sold. Art Prints are made and sold of the first place work, Symphony in the Flint Hills.  Two works juried into the auction.
• Oct. 2011: Buttonwood Gallery “Visions of the Flint Hills” Juried Show. Three Works accepted (280 entries). Juror: Jamie Lavin
• Aug. 2009: Missouri Top 50, Missouri State Fair, Sedalia, MO. One work accepted: Russell Reading
• Aug. 2008: Missouri Top 50, Missouri State Fair, Sedalia, MO. One work accepted: April Fields.
• Aug. 2007: Misssouri Top 50, Missouri State Fair, Sedalia, MO. One work accepted: March Purple Field
• Sept. 2006: MidAmerica Pastel Society Members Juried Competition, SouthWind Gallery, Topeka, KS. Three works accepted: Missouri Storm Clouds, September Marr Park and Booneville River View.
• Sept. 2005: The Annual Natalie Acker Memorial Exhibition, featuring the MidAmerica Pastel Society Juried Competition, Cox Gallery, William Woods University, Fulton, MO. Three works accepted: Columbia Park, September Marr Park and My Hayfield.
• Jun. 2004: Mid America Pastel Society Members Only Juried Competition. Work shown at the Overland Park Convention Center, Overland Park, KS. Two works accepted: November Nature Center and Central Park.
• May 2003: Mid America Pastel Society Members Only Juried Competition. Work shown at the Plaza Sheraton Hotel, Kansas City, MO. Two works accepted: York Gardens and Ottawa House.
• Mar. –Apr. 2003: Art at the Center Juried Landscape Show, Overland Park Convention Center, Overland Park, KS. One entry accepted: October Mums
• Aug. 2002: Missouri State Fair Top 50, Sedalia, MO. St. Louis View from Amtrak accepted.
• Apr. 2002: MidAmerica Pastel Society Members Only Albrecht-Kemper Museum Juried Competition. Work exhibited from April through June at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum in St. Joseph, MO. One piece accepted: Fall Hayfield.
• Dec. 2001 – December 2002: “Artists Along the Katy Trail” plein air painting competition. One piece accepted: St. Charles Katy Path. 745 entrants, 74 works selected for traveling exhibition (9.8% acceptance rate).
• Nov. 2000: “Painting Along the Katy Trail” plein air painting competition. Two pieces accepted: Jeff City Fields and Rocheport River View. 545 entrants, 65 works selected, for traveling exhibition (12% acceptance rate).
• Oct. 2000: Mid America Pastel Society Juried Plein Air Show. Two pieces accepted and shown, December Fields and October Mums, at The Source Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri.
• Mar. 2000: Women in the Arts Exhibit, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. One painting, Pink House, accepted.
• May 1999: Art in the Woods Competition, Overland Park, KS. One entry, May Orchids, accepted. 7.4% acceptance rate.
• Mar. 1999: Women in the Arts Exhibit, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. One entry, Fall’s End, accepted.
• Mar. 1998: Women in the Arts Exhibit, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO. One entry accepted – October Diptych.
• Mar. 1997: Award of Excellence for Red Breakfast, Women in the Arts Exhibit, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.
• Jan. 1996: Purchase Award for Blue Sidewalk. One other entry, Pigeons, also accepted. Central States Exhibition ‘96, Pratt Community College, Pratt, KS.
• Mar. 1995: Honorable Mention for collaborative piece titled: Gourds & amp;Pots produced by Neva Wood and myself, Women in the Arts Regional Competition, Columbia, MO.
• Apr. 1994: Kansas City Artists Coalition Re: Members Competition. One entry accepted: Swan Lake.
• May 1992: Art in the Woods Competition, one entry, Valentine, accepted. 7.4% acceptance rate. Overland Park, KS.
• Jan. 1991: Kansas City Artists Coalition Members Only Exhibition, Kansas City, MO, one entry, Salad, accepted.
• May 1990: Two Merit Awards for Fall 89 and Valentine. Kansas City Art Directors Exhibition, Kansas City, MO. Regional refereed show, national clients.
• Feb. 1990: Kansas City Artists Coalition Members Only Exhibition, Kansas City, MO, one accepted entry titled Lunch.
• May 1989: Bronze Award for Birthday Flowers, Kansas City Art Directors Exhibition, Kansas City, MO, national clients.
• May 1988: Certificate of Merit for Two Christmas Cats, Kansas City Art Directors Exhibition, Kansas City, MO, national clients.
• Jun. 1988: Sixth Annual Kansas City Artists Coalition Exhibition, Kansas City, MO, one entry titled Chris & Caryn accepted.
• Jan. 1985: Fourth Annual Kansas City Artists Coalition Exhibition, Kansas City, MO. Exhibited Flea Market.

Solo Exhibitions:
Oct. 2013 – Feb. 2014: Primary Colors Gallery, Independence, MO
• Dec.- Feb 2012.: KC Metro Bar Association, Kansas City, MO
• Jan – Apr 2011: Exhibited 8 artworks at Seyferth Blumethal & Harris Law Offices, Kansas City, MO
• Oct 2010: Lyric Opera, Kansas City, MO
• Dec 2009: exhibited 11 artworks at Cafe Blackadder, Warrensburg, MO
• Apr. – Jun 2009: exhibited 12 artworks at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Kansas City, MO
• Jul. – Sep 2008: exhibited 25 pieces at the Professional Office Suites, Overland Park, KS
• Jan. 2007: Art Center Gallery, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO
• Jun. 2006: Irene B. French Gallery, Merriam, KS. Exhibited 42 paintings.
• Dec. 1998 – January 1999: Powell Gardens, Kingsville, MO. Invited to exhibit paintings in conjunction with the release of posters and greeting cards of my Powell Gardens pastel titled November Color Hit.
• Oct. – Nov. 1998: Art Center Gallery, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO. One woman exhibition of 32 paintings. Show titled “A Visual Journal.” Included a gallery talk and slide presentation.
• Dec. 1996 – January 1997: Campanella Gallery, Park College, Parkville, MO. One woman exhibition titled “A Travel Journal.” Seventeen paintings exhibited.
• Oct. 1992: One woman exhibition, University of Central Missouri y Art Gallery, Warrensburg, MO. Thirty-four pieces exhibited.
• Aug. – Sept. 1990: One Woman exhibition, Ande-Leis Restaurant and Gallery, Kansas City, MO. Seventeen pieces exhibited.
• Jun. 1989: One woman exhibition, Commerce Plaza Bank, Kansas City, MO.
• Aug. 1989: One woman exhibition, Kansas City Gas Company, Kansas City, MO.
• Feb. 1986: One woman exhibition at Maple Woods Community College, Kansas City, MO.
• Mar. – Apr. 1985: One woman exhibit at Fasone Garrett Advertising Agency, Kansas City, MO.

Two Person Exhibitions:
• January – March 2008: Exhibited 23 works at the Mutual Fund Store Corporate Headquarters through the BCA arts program. Artist was selected by the corporation, through the Kansas City Business Committee for the Arts

Group Exhibitions:
International Exhibitions:
• Apr. 1995: Glamorgan, Wales, University of Glamorgan. Exhibited two paintings.
National Exhibitions:
• Feb. – Mar. 2001: “Whatever It Takes” Invitational Illustration Exhibition, Pennsylvania School of Art, Philadelphia, PA. One illustration, Two Christmas Cats, exhibited.
• Oct. – Nov. 2000: “Illustrators Who Teach” invitational exhibition, Museum of American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, New York, New York. One poster exhibited: November Color Hit.
• Oct. – Nov. 1998: “Illustrators Who Teach” invitational exhibition, Museum of American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, New York, New York. One painting exhibited: Christmas Cat.
• Mar. 1997: National Art Education Association Women’s Caucus Presentation, New Orleans, LA. Four paintings shown.
• Feb.1980: Master Eagle Gallery, New York, NY. Exhibited two pieces titled McDonalds and The Park Stand with the Illustrators Workshop participants.

Regional Exhibitions:
• Jan. – Feb. 2011: “Falling in Love with Art” group show, through Buttonwood Gallery, shown at the Kansas City Club, Kansas City, MO. Two paintings exhibited.
• Dec. 2010: MidAmerica Pastel Society Small Paintings Show, Kansas City Club, Kansas City, MO. Two paintings exhibited
• Jun. – Nov. 2010: 16 works exhibited (with 3 other artists) at American Century Investments, Kansas City, MO
• Jan. – Mar. 2009: exhibited 8 works in the Perlow-Stevens Gallery Winter Group Show, Columbia, MO
• Mar. 2006: Exhibited 4 figure paintings, with other CMSU women in Union Station, Kansas City, MO
• Aug. 2006: Strecker-Nelson Gallery Group Show, Manhattan, KS
• Jun. 2005: MidAmerica Pastel Society Group Show, Commerce Bank, Plaza, Kansas City, MO. Exhibited Columbia Park and September Marr Park
• Sept. 2002: The Katy Trail: en Plein Air Invitational Exhibition, sponsored by the Columbia Art League, Columbia, MO. Three paintings exhibited: Missouri River (September), Jeff City Fields and Rocheport River View.
• Nov. 2005, 2001: MidAmerica Pastel Society Small Painting Exhibitions, R.G. Endres Gallery, 7700 Mission Road, Overland Park, KS.
• 1989 – present: University of Central Missouri Faculty Show, Warrensburg, MO. Exhibit new works annually.
• 1994 – 1998: International Tour Exhibit, University of Central Missouri. Taught a painting/illustration class in Europe for six summers. Exhibited work produced in Europe for the Art Department Museum Tours.
• Nov. 1990: “Wish We Were Hungarian” Exhibition, Art Center Gallery, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO. Seven pieces exhibited.

Other Awards:
• 2010: Signature member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters
• 2006: Inducted as a Signature Member into the MidAmerica Pastel Society

Artist Residencies:
• Sept. 2005: The Artists Enclave at I-Park, East Haddam, CT. This is a juried residency. Artists are invited to spend 2-4 weeks living in a converted farmhouse. Studios, room, housekeeping, and some food is provided as a part of the residency award.

Collections:
• Corporate Collections: Radek & Associates, East Haddam, CT
• University Collections: Teikyo University, Maastricht, Netherlands; Pratt Community College, Pratt, KS; University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO
• Private Collections: Dr. Robert and Sarah Schwartz (Boulder, CO), Dr. Ed and Sandra Elliott, Allen and Teresa Harms (Nebraska), Art and Kathryn Loepp (Kansas City, MO), Russell and Neva Wood, Dr. Alex and Amy Thiltges (France), Jacques and Violette Gourdel (France), Nancy Fallon (Boston), Mr. Scott Umphreys and Dr. Kathleen Leight (Warrensburg, MO), Mr. Kevin Prufer and Dr. Mary Hallab (Houston, TX), Dr. Ken and Dr. Kathryn Govaerts (Lincoln, NE), Arthur Tolley (Green River, WY) and many others.

Gallery Representation:
• 2008 – Present: Signs of Life Gallery, Lawrence, KS
• 2006-2011: Sherry Leedy Gallery, Kansas City, MO
• 2006-present: Strecker-Nelson Gallery, Kansas City, MO
• 2000-2005: Source Gallery, Kansas City, MO
• 2002-2004: Legacy Gallery, Columbia, MO
• 1998: Adam Whitney Gallery, Omaha, NE

Lectures/Presentations Given:
Regional lectures:
• Sept. 2013: Lecturer for MidAmerica Pastel Society showcasing local plein air pastelists and their philosophies
• Nov. 2006: Guest speaker for the MidMissouri Artists Association
• Oct. 2006: Guest lecturer for the Greater Kansas City Area Association
• Sept. 2006: Guest lecturer for MidAmerica Pastel Society
• Jun 2006: Invited by the MidAmerica Pastel Society to show and discuss the pastel works that were accepted into the Wichita Pastel 2006 National Juried Exhibition
• Nov. 2005: Demonstrated figure pastel painting techniques with 5 other artists. Model was dressed as Father Christmas
• May 2005: Invited to demonstrate landscape painting techniques with five other artists at the MidAmerica Pastel Society May meeting.
• Jun 2004: Guest speaker at the Bingham Academy, Blue Springs Community College, Blue Springs, MO. Honorarium.
• Sept. 2004: Slide lecture/demonstration given to the Mid Missouri Artists Association
• Feb. 2003: MidAmerica Pastel Society meeting. Artwork shown in conjunction with other artists for a meeting titled: What Makes An Award Winning Painting?
• Sept. 2003: Slide lecture/demonstration given to the Sedalia Visual Arts Association
• Oct., 2002: Invited to give a lecture/slide show to the Mid Missouri Artists Group

Professional Memberships:
International:
• 2010 – present: International Society of Acrylic Painters (Signature Member)
• 1994-2011: Phi Beta Delta Honor Society of International Scholars
National:
• 2014: American Impressionist Society
• 2009-present: National Association of Oil & Acrylic Painters
• 2009-2012: Alliance of Professional Artists
• 2000 – 2010: Pastel Society of the West Coast
• 2004 – 2005: Pastel Society of Colorado
• 1994 – 1998: Knickerbocker Professional Artists Club, New York, NY
• 1996 – 1998: Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Women’s Art Club, New York, NY
• 1996 – 1997: National Art Education Association
Regional:
• 2000 – present: Mid America Pastel Society, Signature Member
• 2008 – present: MidMissouri Artists, Warrensburg, MO• 2009-present, 1984 – 2000: Kansas City Artists Coalition
• 1996 – 1997: Missouri Art Education Association
• 1988 – 1991: Art Directors Club, Kansas City. 1988-89: Program Chair; 1989-1991: Recording Secretary. Attended monthly meetings with nationally known guest speakers as well as board meetings.

To View More:
• See American Illustration Showcase 11, American Illustration Showcase 12 and 1987 Communication Arts Illustration Annual. Visit the website: chriswilley.com

 

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