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Christy Olsen

Fine artists and instructor

2018


Honors
Juried Exhibition, Boyce Thompson Arboretum Exhibition, Tucson Pastel Society (TPS)
Work published in Southwest Art Magazine, October edition

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

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

2016


Honors
Guest Panel Member for Professional Artist Methods & Practices Discussion for the Tucson Pastel Society, 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

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

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

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
 
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

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

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

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

2011


Honors
Nominated Vice President of the Tucson Pastel Society