CYNTHIA L. BEER

cynthialeebeer@gmail.com

 

Education

B.F.A. – Studio Art                                                                       

Concentrations:  Printmaking/Ceramics

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Clarksville, TN, 37044  

 

Summary of Qualifications:

Embraces learning and gaining experience through art

Exceptional draftsmanship and drawing capabilities

Inventive and conceptually developed

Meticulous with attention to detail and technical processes

Experienced in printmaking processes, especially silkscreen and relief

Proficient in developing forms and glazes in pottery and ceramics

Skilled with computers and the latest Adobe software

Involved with community through volunteer work and organizations

Seasoned traveller across many countries

 

Most Recent Work Experience:

2014-15

Freelance, Artist Assistant, Event, and Commission-based Artist; see Commissioned Works

Figure and Portrait Model (for Studio Artists of several practices and Photographers), Clarksville, TN

Printmaking Studio Manager, APSU, Clarksville, TN

Goldsmith Press Assistant, APSU, Clarksville, TN

Letterpress Assistant, African American Cultural Center, APSU, Clarksville, TN

Gallery Manager & Reception Manager, US Bank Open Exhibition, Clarksville, TN

 

Juried Competitions, Open Exhibitions, and Other Shows:

2014-15    

Circadian Rhythm, The FrameMaker, Clarksville, TN

All and One, Channel to Channel Gallery, Nashville, TN

I AM HALFTONE, APSU Trahern Gallery 108, Clarksville, TN

New Horizons 2015, The Ned Mc Wherter Cultural Arts Center, Jackson, TN

The Schwa Show: National Juried Art Exhibition, the Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge, Greenville, NC

CORRESPONDENCEFranklin Arts Center, Brainerd, MN

Form & VoidThe Golden Thread Gallery, West Hartford, CT

Paper and Ink: The Best of Both Worlds in Print, Marion Street Studios, Clarksville, TN

4150 Group Show, APSU, Clarksville, TN

Soiree on Franklin, F&M Bank, Clarksville, TN

Local Artists: Austin Peay Artists of the Month, Clarksville, TN

Riverfest: Tour d’Art, Smith-Trahern Mansion, Clarksville, TN

Kaleidoscopic Minds, Slocumb Galleries, ETSU, Johnson City, TN

US Bank Open Exhibition, Strawberry Alley, Clarksville, TN

46th Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Clarksville, TN

2013    

45th Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Clarksville, TN

2012   

9th Annual Art Exhibition, University of Tennessee at Martin, Nashville, TN

 

Awards and Honors

Academic and Scholarship:

2014-15         

Bruce Childs Printmaking Scholarship

Mrs. Monique Hull Scholarship

Center of Creative Art Working Scholarship

TN Lottery Hope Scholarship

Dean’s List

2014

Performance Art Scholarship

Center of Creative Arts Working Scholarship

Federal Pell Grant

Federal Academic Competition Grant

TN Lottery Aspire Scholarship

TN Lottery Hope Scholarship

Dean’s List

2013

Center of Creative Arts Working Scholarship

Federal Pell Grant

TN Lottery Aspire Scholarship

TN Lottery Hope Scholarship

Dean’s List

2012

Federal Academic Competition Grant

Federal Pell Grant

TN Lottery Aspire Scholarship

TN Lottery Hope Scholarship

Dean’s List

2011

Center of Creative Arts Working Scholarship

Federal Academic Competition Grant

Federal Pell Grant

TN Lottery Aspire Scholarship

TN Lottery Hope Scholarship

Dean’s List

2010

Center of Creative Arts Working Scholarship

Federal Academic Competition Grant

Federal Pell Grant

TN Lottery Hope Scholarship

Coca-Cola Scholarship

Dean’s List

2009

MTRSAE Awards Competition Scholarship, Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University ($10,000 over four years)

MTRSAE Awards Competition Scholarship, Nossi College of Art ($400)

MTRSAE Awards Competition Scholarship, Memphis College of Art ($6,000 per year)

MTRSAE Awards Competition Scholarship, O’More College of Art ($12,000 over four years)

MTRSAE Awards Competition Scholarship, Watkins College of Art, Design, and Film ($8,000 per year)

MTRSAE Awards Competition Scholarship, Maryland Institute College of Art ($10,000 per year)

Special Congressional Recognition, An Artistic Discovery, Washington D.C.

 

Performance:

2014   

Featured in a show with two other Clarksville Artists: Jana Gilbert and Brittany Wyatt, Clarksville, TN

Third Place, Mixed Media and Print Collage Category, Professional Category, Riverfest: Tour d’Art, Clarksville, TN

F&M Bank Purchase Award, Riverfest: Tour d’Art, Clarksville, TN

Featured in a show with twelve other Tennessean Artists, Slocumb Galleries, ETSU, Johnson City, TN

Best in Printmaking (Bruce Childs Printmaking Award), 46th Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Clarksville, TN

Best of Show, US Bank Open Exhibition, Professional Category, Clarksville, TN

2012    

First Place, Three-Dimensional Category, 9th Annual Art Exhibition, University of Tennessee at Martin

2010

Third Place, Yearbook: Best Index Design, THSPA Media Awards, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN

2009   

Best in Sculpture, Middle Tennessee Regional State Art Exhibition, The Renaissance Center, Dickson, TN

 

Community Service/Organizational:

2014    

Member of Kappa Pi International Art Honors Society

Art Transporter & Installation Assistant, Local Artists: Austin Peay Artists of the Month, Clarksville, TN

Project Assistant, 9/11 Pillars Project, Clarksville, TN

Student Volunteer, Empty Bowls, APSU, Clarksville, TN

2013   

Workshop Volunteer & Art Donor, Cannonball Press, APSU, Clarksville, TN

Setup, Event Volunteer, and Photographer, Ideological Tug of War, Dahlia Elsayed, APSU, Clarksville, TN       

            

References Available upon Request

Ken Shipley

Professor of Ceramics

Austin Peay State University

(931) 221-7325

shipleyk@apsu.edu

 

Cindy Marsh

Professor of Printmaking and Bookmaking

Austin Peay State University

(931) 221-7349

marshc@apsu.edu