M.F.A Drawing and Painting

1977 to 1979 Washington State University, Pullman, Washington

B.SMajor: Art; Minor: Education

1970 to 1974 Western Oregon State University, Monmouth, Oregon

Educational Mentors:

1970 to 1974 studied painting with Larry Stobie

Western Oregon State University     

1977 to 1979 studied with Gaylen Hansen, Jo Hockenhull and Robert Helm

Washington State University MFA graduate program


Solo Exhibitions:

07/05 RealNetworks, Inc., Seattle, WA

05/05 Jeffrey Moose Gallery, Seattle, WA

02/05 Jeffrey Moose Gallery, Seattle, WA

11/04 Ross Rageland Theater, Klamath Falls, OR

03/04 SE Area Art Walk, Full Spectrum Health Center, Portland, OR

03/03 Common Ground Gallery, Portland, OR

05/99 to 09/03 Full Spectrum Health Center, Portland, OR 

12/99 Talisman Gallery, Portland, OR 

05/97 First Avenue Gallery, Portland, OR 

09/92 Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR 

04/84 Retrospect 71-84, The Yellow Front, Salem, OR 

10/83 Carole Smith Gallery, Salem, OR 

02/81 Light, Space, Time and Place, Boon's Treasury, Salem, OR 

04/77 Central Oregon Community College, Bend, OR 

05/74 Icy Oasis, Western Oregon State College, Monmouth, OR


Group and Two Person Exhibitions:

07/05-08/24/19 Salem 100, Bush Barn Art Center, Salem, OR 

06/20-08/09/19 Around Oregon, The Art Center, Corvallis, OR

01/22-03/02/19 Wild Women, River Gallery, Independence, OR

01/2019 Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital, Newport, OR (permanent collection) 

08/25-10/21/17 Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland Co, “Fuel for Fire”, Fayetteville NC

10/23/15-1/03/16 Annmarie Garden, Finding Our Place: The Geography of Art, Solomons, MD

02/-05/14 Jeffrey Moose Gallery, Seattle, WA, “Paintings About Trees”

10/13 The Arts Center, Around Oregon Annual 2013, Corvallis, OR 

06/13 Annmarie Garden, Elements in Balance: earth, air, fire, water, Solomons, MD 

07/12 Annmarie Garden, Treasured, Solomons, MD 

04/12 Coos Art Museum Expressions West 2012, Coos Bay, OR

06/11 Annmarie Garden, Supersize: Bigger is Better?, Solomons, MD 

09/10 The Arts Center, 8thAround Oregon Annual, Corvallis, OR

04/10 Coos Art Museum Expressions West 2010, Coos Bay, OR

03/09 Agora Gallery, Spatial Articulation, New York, NY

09/08 The Arts Center, It Happened in the Forest, Corvallis, OR

05/08 Annmarie Garden, Re.action, Solomons, MD

04/08 Coos Art Museum Expressions West 2008, Coos Bay, OR

05/06 WOSU Alumni Show, Monmouth OR

07/04 2ndAround Oregon Annual, ArtCentric, Corvallis Arts Center, Corvallis, OR

10/02 Willamette Valley Juried Exhibition, Corvallis Arts Center, Corvallis, OR 

03/02-09/02 Art About Agriculture 20th Anniversary Tour, Corvallis, Bend, & Klamath Falls OR 

03/92 Visionary Women, Culture Shock Gallery, Portland, OR 

09/76 In Touch: Nature Ritual and Sensuous Art from the Northwest P.C.V.A., Portland, OR


Awards, honors, residencies, commissions:

10/13, Best of Show, “Potential/ Actualize (fuel& fire)” The Arts Center,

Around Oregon Annual 2013, Corvallis, OR

04/12, Honorable Mention Award, “Treasure/ Timber” Coos Art Museum Expressions West 2012

09/10, Jurors Award, Potential/Actualize(seed cone)”The Arts Center,

8th Around Oregon Annual, Corvallis, OR

04/10, Honorable Mention Award, “Signal Fires” Coos Art Museum Expressions West 2010

04/08, First Place purchase award, “Potential/Actualize” Coos Art Museum Expressions West 2008

05/02, Oregon State University, Art About Agriculture, Tour 2002 Exhibit

University Honda Award, “Reflecting Pool #3”

Designed and painted Environmental Murals for Gardenburger, Inc.


Public or Institutional collections:

“Park Entrance” 2000 and “Potential / Actualize (seed cone)” 2008,

Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital, Newport, OR

4/2008 Southwestern Oregon Community College Foundation, “Potential / Actualize”, oil on canvas 2007

“Forest Pond East” site-specific installation, Glen Creek Dental, Salem, OR 

"Slightly Open Door #2" Gouache on rag paper, Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, OR

"Slightly Open Door" Oil on canvas, Rex Hill Winery, Portland, OR

Environmental Murals, Gardenburger, Inc Portland, OR



Monte Shelton

1027 25th Street NE

Salem, OR 97301

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