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Christy Olsen

Visual Art Instructor and Fine artist

2011

Honors
Nominated Vice President of the Tucson Pastel Society

2012

Honors
Invitational Exhibition, The Colors of Fall. Seasons, Knoxville, TN
Invited to Formally Critique Artwork for the Tucson Pastel Society, Tucson, AZ
Served as Vice President of the Tucson Pastel Society

2013

Honors
Invitational Solo Exhibition, Tranquility & Meditation. A-One Woman Exhibition at Akeso, Tucson, AZ
Received Gallery Representation from the Ugallery in San Francisco, CA
Served as Vice President of the Tucson Pastel Society, Tucson, AZ
Received the Harley Brown Scholarship from the Scottsdale Artist's School, Scottsdale, AZ
Instructor at the Drawing Studio, Tucson, AZ

Awards
Finalist, NOAPS Fall International, Pottery Collection with Roses
Meritorious Award, Still Life & Floral, Richeson 75, Buddha Under Bodhi Tree
Meritorious Award, Still Life & Floral, Richeson 75, Kwan Yin
Finalist in Small Works Category, Richeson 75, Dahlia Flower
Meritorious Award, Small Works, Richeson 75, Yellow Roses

2014

Honors
Guest Demonstrator for the Pastel Society of New Mexico, Albuquerque Museum of Art
Invitational Master's Circle Exhibition, A Breath of Plein Air, The Drawing Studio Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Served as Vice President of the Tucson Pastel Society
Instructor at the Drawing Studio, Tucson, AZ

Awards
Finalist, NOAPS Spring International, Three Legged Pot with Grapes
Finalist in Landscape, Seascape & Architecture Category, Richeson 75, 47 Miles to Tucson
Meritorious Award, Landscape, Seascape & Architecture, Richeson 75, Italian Trees
Meritorious Award, Small Works, Richeson 75, Somewhere in Idaho
Finalist in Still Life & Floral, Richeson 75, Pottery Collection with Roses
Meritorious Award, Small Works, Richeson 75, White Roses

2015

Honors
Guest Demonstrator for Southern Arizona Arts Guild (SAAG), Tucson, AZ
Guest Demonstrator for the Tucson Pastel Society, Tucson, AZ
Invitational Solo Exhibition, Italy in Retrospect, at the Narthex Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Instructor at the Drawing Studio, Tucson, AZ

Awards
Meritorious Award, Still Life & Floral, Richeson 75, Espresso
Meritorious Award, Still Life & Floral, Richeson 75, Vintage Harvest

2016

Honors
Guest Panel Member for Professional Artist Methods & Practices Discussion for the Tucson Pastel Society, Tucson, AZ
Instructor at the Art Verve Academy, Tucson, AZ

Awards
Meritorious Award, Still Life Category, Richeson 75, Peaches & Cream
Meritorious Award, Still Life Category, Richeson 75, Romantic Getaway
Finalist in Small Works Category, Richeson 75, North Light Window
Meritorious Award, Small Works Category, Richeson 75, Flower Girl
Meritorious Award, Small Works Category, Richeson 75, Peaches

2017

Honors
Juried Exhibition, Desert Harmony, Ironwood Gallery Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum, Tucson Pastel Society (TPS)
Invitational Exhibition, TDS Faculty Retrospective Show, Mesch, Clark & Rothschild, Tucson, AZ
Instructor at the Art Verve Academy, Tucson, AZ

2018

Honors
Juried Exhibition, Boyce Thompson Arboretum Exhibition, Tucson Pastel Society (TPS)
Work published in Southwest Art Magazine, October edition
Instructor at the Art Verve Academy, Tucson, AZ

Awards
Meritorious Award, Figure & Portrait Category, Richeson 75, Cowgirl.

2021

Honors
Instructor at the Art Verve Academy, Tucson, AZ

2022

Honors
Guest Demonstrator for the Tucson Pastel Society, Tucson, AZ
Nominated Vice President of the Tucson Pastel Society
Instructor at the Art Verve Academy, Tucson, AZ