Brenda Sipe


 

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3148 Woodsboro Dr., NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525
Home Phone (616)724-4271
E-Mail: sipeb1@hotmail.com

EDUCATION

M.F.A. 1997: Painting, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, Credits in Sculpture and Printmaking
B.F.A. 1994: Painting, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan, Minor in Ceramics and Printmaking
A.A. 1990: Art & English, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, Michigan

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2001-present: Director of Continuing Studies, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Expanded program to include partnerships with public schools, programs, and instructors.
Co-chair for Regional Scholastic Art Awards. Member of Kendall Strategic Planning Committee and Accreditation Committee.

1999-2005: Adjunct Instructor, Foundations and Fine Art, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids Michigan. Color, Drawing I, and 3-D Design.

2001-2002: Discussion leader, Introduction to Art, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan.

1999-2001: Part-time Instructor, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan. 2-D Design, Drawing I, 3-D Studio Experience, Creative Process Through Art (Elementary Education), and Life Drawing.

2000-2001: Continuing Studies Instructor, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Introduction to Pastels, Portraiture, Oil Abstraction, Color Theory, Basic Drawing, Painting.

2000: Adjunct Professor of Art, Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Color & Design, fall semester.

1998-2000: Art Instructor, Interlochen Arts Camp, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, Michigan. Fibers, painting, and drawing for Intermediate and High School students. In 1999 moderated and organized Brown Bag Lunch art discussions.

1999: Intern, Development office, American Red Cross of West Central Michigan. Created graphics for two major events, called potential donors, organized database files.

1998: Lecturer of Art, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Drawing I.

1996-1997: Teaching Assistant, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. (Instructor of record.) Drawing I and Drawing II.

1995-1996: Curatorial Assistant, Kresge Art Museum, East Lansing, Michigan. Curated exhibition entitled “Passionate Collectors: Gifts of Drs. Milton and Kathleen Muelder.”

1993-1995: Promotions Manager, River City Books, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Organized and implemented special events and advertising for bookstore.

1989-1992: Freelance fiber artist.

GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS

2001             Travel grant, Western Michigan University.
1997-1998    Artist of the Year, Lansing Area Working Women Artists.
1996-1997    Mildred B. Erickson Fellowship, Michigan State University, two awards.
1996             Michigan State University, Student Travel Grant.
1996             Michigan State University, Research Fellowship, two awards.
1989             Audrey Riebel Memorial Scholarship, Grand Rapids Community College.

VISITING ARTIST LECTURES

2004/05: Visiting artist/workshop in printmaking, Meadowbrook Elementary, Forest Hills Public Schools, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

2002: Lecture/workshop in conjunction with “Women’s History Month” about Georgia O’Keefe, Byron Center High School, Byron Center, Michigan.

2001: Lecture/workshop, “How’s Your Brainstorming,” Michigan Art Education Association, 2001 Conference, Grand Rapids, Michigan, November.

1996: Academia De Arte Vizuale, Ioan Andreescu, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, October.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

 2010: Juror, South Haven Center for the Arts, Regional Exhibition.

2009: Auction donor, Grand Valley State University Alumni Association.

2008: Juror, Michigan Art Education Association, statewide Middle School exhibition.

2008: Juror, Newago County Community Services, district-wide art competition.

2002-10: Juror, representative from Kendall College of Art and Design, selected Congressional Art Award winners from western Michigan region.

2002: Quilt block design, Kidz Quiltz, Child and Family Resource Council, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

2002: Auction donor, Jump-start for Heart, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

2001: Auction donor, on-site painting, Live Coverage, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

2001: Silent auction donor, Child and Family Resource Council, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

2000: Painter, Old Town Mainstreet fundraiser, Lansing, Michigan.

1999: Grant-writer, Public Museum of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

1999: Intern, Development office, American Red Cross of West Central Michigan.

1997: Juror, Undergraduate Exhibition, Kresge Art Museum.

1996-1997: Art Instructor in elementary schools, East Lansing Recreation and Arts, East Lansing, Michigan.

1996-1997: Art Instructor, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Twin Lake, Michigan.

1996: Art Coordinator, Kresge Art Museum Summer School, Michigan State University.

1996: Donor, Michigan Waterways Council for Girl Scouts Art Auction Treasurer, Graduate Art Cluster, Michigan State University.

OTHER EXPERIENCE

2010: Juror, South Haven Center for the Arts, Regional Art Competition.

2009: Holiday Art Market, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

2002: Grant assessor, Union High School, Artist-in-Residence grant, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Granter: Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs.

EXHIBITION RECORD (*solo shows marked by asterisk)

2011, ArtPrize, "Sing," Fountain Street Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
2010-2011, Governor’s Residence Art Program, “Every Turn May Reveal a New Landscape,” Lansing, Michigan.
2010 ArtPrize, international exhibition, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, curated by Oxbow, “Birds of a Feather” public sculpture, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
2009 Lansing Art Gallery, “The ABRAcada-BRA Project: A Show of Support for the Girls”, co-organizer and artist, Lansing Michigan.
2009 C.S. Lewis Festival Exhibition, Crooked Tree Art Center, Petoskey, Michigan.
2009 ArtPrize, international exhibition, Riverview Center, co-organizer and artist, W.H.A.T. Artists, installation, “The ABRAcada-BRA Project: A Show of Support for the Girls!” Grand Rapids, Michigan.
2008 Honorable Mention, C.S. Lewis Festival Exhibition, Crooked Tree Art Center, Petoskey, Michigan.
2007 C.S. Lewis Festival Exhibition, Crooked Tree Art Center, Petoskey, Michigan.
2006* Berne Public Library, Berne, Indiana.
2005* In Bloom, Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan, February-April.
2004 76th Regional, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan, Juror Dr. Dean Porter, Director Emeritus, Snite Museum of Art, Notre Dame.
2004 *Growing Season, Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo, Michigan, May-June.
2004 Gainey Gallery, Van Singel Fine Arts Center, Byron Center, Michigan, Botanical Women, March.
2002 Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 25th Anniversary Juried Exhibition, February.
2001 *Franciscan Life Process Center, Lowell, Michigan, artist-in-residence, September.
2000 72nd Regional, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, Michigan, Juror, Mark J. Chepp, Director, Springfield (OH) Museum of Art.
2000 Festival 2000, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Michigan, Juror, Eunice Bolt, Retired Professor of Art, Grand Rapids Community College.
2000 Regional Competition, Lowell Area Arts Council, Michigan, Juror, Ron Pederson, Professor of Art, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
2000 Winterfest 2000, Honorable mention, Gallery Upstairs, Grand Haven, Michigan, Juror, Susan Talbot-Stanaway, Director, Muskegon Museum of Art, Michigan.
1999-2001 Faculty Exhibitions, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
1998-2000 Faculty Exhibitions, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, Michigan.
1998 Faculty Exhibition, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
1998 *Weston Gallery, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
1998 Morning Pages II, two-person exhibition, Weston Gallery, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
1997 Postcards for Perugino, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
1997 *M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Michigan State University.
1996-1997 Traveling M.F.A. Exhibitions, Jesse Besser Museum, Alpena, Michigan.
1996 Deschideti U.S.A., (Open the Door, U.S.A.) Casa Matei, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
1995 Expose 6, Real World Emporium, Lansing, Michigan.
1995 Morning Pages, 2-person exhibition, Gallery 114, East Lansing, Michigan.
1994 *Fountain Street Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

 BIBLIOGRAPHY (Reviews/Articles/Interviews)

Sylvia Krissoff, “Explorative Paintings Work in Three Dimensions,” The Grand Rapids Press,  September 23, 2001.
Joel C. Carrier, “Outside the Frame: Handpainted Silk Is Still Fit for Royalty,” The Grand Rapids Press, November 12, 2000.
The Holland Sentinel, “Winterfest Art Show Names Winners”, February 17, 2000.
Sylvia Krissoff, “Fun & Funky Are Themes of Versatile Art Show in Lowell,” The Grand Rapids Press, November 1, 1998.
Chad Oliveiri, “Masters of Art,” The State News, March 20, 1997.
Brenda Sipe, “Trip to Romania,” The Rockford Squire, January 16, 1997.

 COLLECTIONS

Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan.
McGlynn Design Group, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Mr. and Mrs. A. Lopez, Carmel, Indiana.
Mr. Timothy Fisher, Lansing, Michigan.
Ms. Theresa Sheets, Lansing, Michigan.
Judy Bouma Rosbury, Sebring, Florida.
Brains Foundation, Grand Rapids, Michigan

FOREIGN STUDY

1992 France, Art in France, June through August, led by Donald Kerr, Professor of Art, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan.
1996 Mexico City, Monotype Workshop, led by Nick DeMatties, Associate Professor of Art, Arizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona.