Education

MFA    2011    Fine Art                      Academy of Art University              San Francisco, CA

BFA     1998    Art Education                        University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Oshkosh, WI

 

Professional Experience

1999-Present Art Teacher 1999-2008 Ridgeview High School (Beginning Art, Creative Arts, Advance Art, Graphic Arts, Ceramics) 2008-Present Independence High School (Beginning Art, Intermediate Art, Advance Art, Graphic Arts), 1999-Present Art Club Advisor, 2007-2011 Visual and Performing Arts Department Head, Bakersfield, CA

2010-2013       Adjunct Art Professor Taft College, (Drawing and Composition, Painting, Printmaking, Art Appreciation), Taft, CA

2010                Internship Art Teacher California State University Bakersfield, (Fall 2010 Beginning Painting), Bakersfield, CA

1999-2001       Museum Assistant, (Curator Assistant, Education Program Teacher, Docent), Bakersfield, CA

 

Exhibition Record

2014                Real People 2014-Group show      Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL

2014                2014 Art Exhibition Botanicals         Online Gallery, Light Space & Time

2014                Member Show          -BAA Group                Stars Theater, Bakersfield, CA

2013                The Stories We Tell-Group show     The Phoenix Gallery, New York City

2013                Layered Beauties-Solo show                        BAA, Bakersfield, CA

2013                Eye Gallery: 96 Hours-Group show  Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA

2013                Visual Arts Festival-Group show      Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA

2013                Latination 5-Group show                  Metro Galleries, Bakersfield, CA

2013                Monochromatic-Group show                       The Foundry, Bakersfield, CA

2013                Art Imitates Art 2-Group show        The Foundry, Bakersfield, CA

2013                BLANK Gone Wild!-Group show      NXcaffe, Bakersfield, CA

2013                Fifty Shades of Color-Faculty show  Taft College Gallery, Taft, CA

2013                Textures & Exploration- Solo show  Dagny’s, Bakersfield, CA

2013                It Isn’t Easy Being Green-Group show The Foundry, Bakersfield, CA

2012                Small Works Show-Group show       Metro Galleries, Bakersfield, CA

2012                Chairs and Stools-Group show         BAA, Bakersfield, CA

2012                Visual Arts Festival-Group show      Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA

2011                Spring Art Show-Faculty Show          Taft College Gallery, Taft, CA

2010                Burn the Witch-Group show                        Spot Light Theater, Bakersfield, CA

2010                Visual Arts Festival-Group show  Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA

2008                Visual Arts Festival-Group show  Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA

2007                Visual Arts Festival-Group show  Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA

 

 

 

 

Awards

2014                Peak Awards-Best Art Project in Kern High School District, Bakersfield, CA

2013                Best in Show Award It Isn’t Easy Being Green Exhibit, Bakersfield, CA

2012                People’s Choice Award Chairs and Stools Exhibit, Bakersfield, CA

Bibliography

2013 Stefani Dias, “Brave the heat for some cool art,” The Bakersfield Californian, July 4, 2013, 20.

2013 Stefani Dias, “Chapter 7: Many Doors,” The Bakersfield Californian, June 6, 2013, 16 & 17.

2013 Stefani Dias, “Artists blooming in winter,” The Bakersfield Californian, January 3, 2013, 21.

2010 Jessica Miller, “New Taft College Art Instructor,” Taft Independent, August 8, 2010, 7.

2001 Jason Gutierrez, “Splash of Color,” The Bakersfield Californian, March 10, 2001, 9.

1995 W. Enstice & M. Peters, Drawing; Space, Form and Expression, 2nd Edition, 1996, 57.

 

Publications

Cover Artist: Griffin, Shamir. Identity in Shades: Wisdom & Soul. CreateSpace Platform, 2013. Print.

Art Editor: Review of various artists work, Wisconsin Review, Vol. 30, Issue 1, 2, and 3, 1998.

Art Editor: Review of various artists work, Wisconsin Review, Vol. 31, Issue 1, 2, and 3, 1997.

 

Conferences

National Art Education Association Conference, 2014 San Diego, CA

College Art Association Annual Conference, 2012, Los Angeles, CA

California Art Education Association Conference, 2011, Bakersfield, CA

California Art Education Association Conference, 2001, Cambridge, CA

California Art Education Association Conference, 2001, Bakersfield, CA

 

Professional Service

1999-Present                         Chalk artist in Via Arte’ Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA

2011-Present             Installation of art for Panorama Art Show, Bakersfield, CA

2014                            Art Mix art donation, Bakersfield, CA

2013                            Art Imitates art donation, Bakersfield, CA

2012                            Paint the Town Red art donation, Bakersfield, CA

2011                            California Art Education Association presenter, Bakersfield, CA

2011                            20/30 Club art donation, Bakersfield, CA

2009-2011                   I.H.S. Fine Arts Booster Club art donations, Bakersfield, CA

2002-2006                   Court Appointed Special Advocate art donations, Bakersfield, CA

 

Professional Organizations

College Art Association

California Art Education Association

National Art Education Association

Bakersfield Museum of Art

           

Exhibitions Juried

2011    Assisted Curator at Bakersfield College Jones Gallery with upcoming shows 2011-2013