Nine Lives Studio - Ellen Miffitt
Sumi-e, Collage, Mixed Media, Watercolor Pencil, PMC Jewelry, Block Prints and Art Instruction

2011 Resume

Education:

MS Art Education - Central Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

BS Art Education - Southern Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

 

Exhibition History:

2016 Selected Exhibits:

Annual Fine Art Postcard Exhibition - Minnaert Center for the Arts Tumwater WA

Oshogatsu-Japanese New Year Celebration in Olympia 2106 Olympia Center, WA

A Walk in the Woods - PSSA Group Exhibit TACOMA NATURE CENTER

Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival 2016 PSSA exhibit

The Loft 2016 - PSSA group Exhibit, Olympia WA

Puget Sound Sumi-e Artists 30th Anniversary Exhibit Handforth Gallery Tacoma WA

2015 Selected Exhibits:

Tracks at Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA

 

“Winter Reflections” Puget Sound Sumi Artists group exhibit, Sidney Art Gallery, Port Orchard, WA

 

Exploring Sumi-e, Group Exhibit Puget Sound Sumi Artists, White Dove Gallery, Lakewood, WA

 

XX XY Exhibit at Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA

 

Flower of the Mind” Puget Sound Sumi Artists group exhibit at Kirsten Gallery, Seattle WA

 

Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival PSSA exhibit, Convention Center, Seattle, WA

 

45th Annual Helen Norris Open Art Show - Port Orchard, WA

 

Summer Reflections - PSSA group Exhibit, The Loft Gallery, Olympia, WA

“Celebration of the Horse” at Confluence Gallery, Twisp, WA

2014 Selected Exhibits:

3rd Annual Fine Art Post Card Exhibit , South Puget Sound Community College,Olympia, WA

2014 Chair Affair, NW Furniture Fundraiser, TAM, Tacoma, WA

Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival PSSA exhibit, Seattle WA

44th Annual Art Competition, The Helen Norris Open Art Show - Port Orchard, WA

 Kirsten Gallery "It's Never Too Late to Celebrate" [PSSA exhibit], Seattle WA

2014   25th Invitational Salon Exhibit of Small Works, NAP, Kutztown, PA

"2014 Equine Art: The Horse... and a Whole Lot More" Emerald Downs, Auburn, WA

2014 30X30, Avanti Art & Design, Seattle WA

Two Person Exhibit at The Gallery at Town Center, Lake Forest Park, WA

Solo Exhibit - Loft at Buck's Fifth Avenue, Olympia, WA 

2013 Selected Exhibits:

Resolutions - Brick House Gallery in Tacoma WA

 

20th, an Anniversary Exhibit at State of the Arts Olympia WA

 

2013 Chair Affair, NW Furniture Fundraiser, TAM, Tacoma, WA

 

6x6x2013 - Global Fundraiser Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester NY

 

2013   24th Invitational Salon Exhibit of Small Works, NAP, Kutztown, PA

 

43rd Annual Art Competition, The Helen Norris Open Art Show - Port Orchard, WA

 

"2013 Equine Art: The Horse... and a Whole Lot More" Emerald Downs, Auburn, WA

 

Avanti 30/30 Challenge, Avanti Art & Design, Seattle, WA

 

Mixed Media Exhibit, Sidney Art Gallery, Port Orchard, WA

 

Redux 2013, Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA

 

28 Feet of Art, Washington Performing Arts Center, Olympia, WA

 

Curves and Lineal Tales, Corridor EDGE Exhiit, Tashima Kaplan, Seattle, WA

 

Divinity, Krab Jab Studio, Seattle, WA

 

Visions of Verse at Confluence Gallery & Art Center, Twisp, WA

 

2012 Selected Exhibits:

2012 Chair Affair, NW Furniture Fundraiser, TAM, Tacoma, WA

6x6x2012 - Global Fundraiser Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester NY

2012   23nd Invitational Salon Exhibit of Small Works, NAP, Kutztown, PA

42 Annual Art Competition, The Helen Norris Open Art Show - Port Orchard, WA

“A Piece of my Heart”, HeaArt of the Horse lll, Hollywood Schoolhouse, Woodenville, WA

Whimsical Sumi-e, Peninsula Cancer Center, Poulsbo, WA

“Celebration” a Washington State Convention Center Exhibition, Seattle, WA

27 Feet of Art…and More! WA Performing Arts Center, Olympia, WA

Ouija or Talking Board Exhibit at Krab Jab Studio, Seattle, WA

10th Annual Family Art Show 2012 - Enso Center, Redmond, WA

 

2011 Selected Exhibits

Heart and Hand, State of the Arts Gallery, Olympia, WA

2011 Chair Affair, NW Furniture Fundraiser, TAM, Tacoma, WA

6x6x2011 - Global Fundraiser Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester NY

“The Answer" Lowell Art Works Juried Group Show, Everett, WA

2011 22nd Invitational Salon Exhibit of Small Works, Kutztown, PA

30X30, Avanti Art & Design, Seattle, WA

Circles, University House Wallingford, Seattle, WA

Met Vets Solo Exhibit July- September 2011, Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital, Tacoma, WA

"2011 Equine Art: The Horse... and a Whole Lot More" Emerald Downs, Auburn, WA

“V"  LAW's 5th Anniversary!  Juried Group Show, Everett, WA

25th Anniversary Puget Sound Sumi Artists - Handforth Gallery, Tacoma Public Library, Tacoma, WA

Flow Art Gallery and Studio Holiday Exhibit, Tacoma WA

30 Days of Creativity, Tashiro-Kaplan Artist Lofts, Seattle, WA

E-I-E-I ho ho ho Exhibit, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Gallery in Bainbridge Is ,WA

 

2010 Selected Exhibits

Intuition – The Gallery, Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Art Commission, Lake Forest Park, WA

CCS Artist for March and April 2010, Catholic Community Services, Tacoma, WA

2010 Chair Affair at Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

Whimsy - Brick House Gallery, Tacoma, WA

Women & Water Rights - 4x6 postcard art exhibit, Regis Center for Art, University of MN, Minneapolis, MN

6x6x2010 - You Asked For It! Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester NY

Art-Through-The-Mail-Campaign, Lebanon Art Factory, Lebanon, PA

2010 Invitational Salon Exhibit of Small Works, Kutztown, PA

The Helen Norris Open Art Show - Port Orchard, WA

Redemption - Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church, Seattle, WA

Mixed Media Exhibit, State of the Arts, Olympia, WA

Equine Art 2010, The Horse…and a Whole Lot More, Washington Thoroughbred Association & Emerald Downs, Auburn, WA

Nativity - Gallery @ Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church, Seattle, WA

Neo-Kitsch: national small works showcase exhibition, ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery, W Seattle, WA

 

2009 Selected Exhibits

Whimsical Sumi-e, Pediatric Ward, Harrison Hospital, BAC Rental Program, Bremerton, WA Environmental Art Exhibition, The Gallery - Tacoma Community College, Tacoma, WA

New Beginnings, WA State Dept. of Health, Tumwater, WA

The Velvet Show - Lowell Art Works, Everett, WA

Artist of the Month, Bare Foot Studios, Tacoma, WA

3rd Annual Waste Not, Want Not, Sleeping Lady Mountain Retreat, Leavenworth, WA

8th Annual Rocky Mountain Art Show and Sale Wyoming Cares, Casper, WY

Invitational Salon Exhibition of Small Works, New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA

Metal-Urge sponsored by City of Tacoma, Tacoma Art Place Gallery, Tacoma, WA

5th Annual Colors of Compassion, Blowing Sands Gallery, Seattle, WA

The Fireplace Gallery, Mount Hood Community College, Gresham, OR

Artist of the Month, City Public Arts Advisory Committee, Woodinville, WA

“Miniature Art Extravaganza VI: The Holiday Show” Gossamer Collective, Seattle, WA

Banned Book Exhibit 2009, Kirkland Library, Kirkland, WA

 

2008 Selected Exhibits

Poppin’ Pills Exhibition, Artlink, Fort Wayne, IN

Solo Exhibit, Edmonds Art Commission, Edmonds Public Library Gallery, Edmonds, WA

All Mixed Up, exPRESSIVE Arts Studio & Gallery, Everett, WA

Enviro-House # 3, Tacoma Enviro-House, Tacoma, WA

Equine Art 2008, The Horse…and a Whole Lot More, Washington Thoroughbred Association & Emerald Downs, Auburn, WA

Circles in Square Holes, Arts West Gallery, West Seattle, WA

2008 Maritime Fest Juried Art Exhibit, Maritime Museum, Tacoma, WA

Apple Art, Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, Wenatchee, WA

Auburn City Hall Gallery, Auburn Arts Commission, Auburn, WA

One More Time! Recycled Art Show, Everett, WA

Episode 4 "Haste Management", Leave No Plastic Behind, Visage, Portland, OR

Holiday Small Works Show and Sale, C Gallery, Seattle, WA

Enso Center's Family Art Exhibit, Enso Center for International Arts, Redmond, WA 98053

 

2008 – Awards and Special Recognition

Minstrel, 3rd Place, Mixed Media, Equine Art 2008, The Horse…and a Whole Lot More, Washington Thoroughbred Association & Emerald Downs, Auburn, WA

Panacea, Honorable Mention – Mixed Media, Fine Art Exhibit, Puyallup Fair, Puyallup, WA

 

2007 - Selected Exhibits

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – a collaborative show

           The Good – Corridor Gallery, Tashiro Kaplan Building, Seattle WA

            The Bad – Gallery OK, OK Hotel, Seattle WA

            The Ugly – Mnemonic Gallery, 619 Western Building, 4th Floor, Seattle, WA

Invitational Salon Exhibition of Small Works, New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA

Surreal and Organic, Gallery at the Shoreline Center, Shoreline WA

Around The World of Nests - The Gallery – Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, Bainbridge Island, WA

PSSA Group Exhibit, Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection, Federal Way, WA

Helen Norris 36th Annual Art Competition, Sidney Art Gallery, Pt Orchard, WA

Sumi-e Spring, Exhibiting Artists at Macy’s 6th floor Gallery, Seattle, WA

Brush and Ink, Capturing the Spirit, PSSA Exhibit, Seattle Convention Center, Seattle WA

Sumi Rhythms, PSSA Exhibit, Arts Council Show, Community Center, Mercer Island, WA

Convergence, EDGE Group Art Exhibit, Burien Arts Commission Gallery, Burien, WA

 

2007 – Awards and Special Recognition

Fine Art Exhibit, Art Dept. of the Western WA Fair, Puyallup WA

2nd place Miniature division – Sun & Moon, Mixed Media Collage

Cormorant and Heron Meditation - Sumi-e images used for the Capitol Land Trust “Save the Date” and Invitation for the 2007 Summer Gala & 20th Anniversary Celebration

2006 – Selected Exhibits

Purple Passion, Lynnwood Arts Commission Gallery, Lynnwood WA

Fine Art Exhibit, Puyallup Fair, Puyallup, WA

Maritime Fest Art Show, Maritime Museum, Tacoma, WA

Invitational Salon Exhibition of Small Works, New Arts Program, Kutztown PA

Capitol City Visual Arts Exhibit 2006, Side Door Studio, Olympia WA

Helen Norris Open Art Competition, Sidney Art Gallery, Pt Orchard, WA

NW Collage Society Member Cancer Lifeline Exhibit, Dorothy O’Brien Center, Seattle WA

Solo Exhibit, Hands on Museum, Olympia WA

Solo Exhibit – City of Lynnwood, Lynnwood Library Gallery, Lynwood WA

Comic Relief – The Gallery, Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, Bainbridge Island

 

2006 – Awards and Special Recognition:

Fine Art Exhibit, Art Dept. of the Western WA Fair, Puyallup, WA

            Fourth Place Miniature – Fall Equinox #2, Mixed Media Collage

Maritime Fest Art Show, Maritime Museum, Tacoma, WA

Honorable Mention – Crab Face Off, Mixed Media Painting

Thurston County Fair, Open Class Fine Arts Exhibit - Professional Level, Lacey WA

            Second Place Mixed Media – Four Directions , South – Collage

            Honorable Mention – Water Media – What Did You Say? - Sumi-e

Artist Trust EDGE Professional Development Program recipient, Seattle WA

Capitol City Visual Arts Exhibit 2006, Side Door Studio, Olympia WA

            Honorable Mention – Veracity - Collage

 

2005 - Selected Exhibitions

Small Works Exhibit, Side Door Studio, Olympia WA

6th International Open Juried Exhibition - First Frontier Collage Society, Austin TX

Landscapes in Wood and Ink: Bonsai and Sumi-e Weyerhaeuser Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection Federal Way, WA

12th Annual International Miniature Art Show 2005, West Wind Gallery, Casper WA 82604

9th Annual Sacred Art Exhibition, Box heart Gallery, Pittsburg PA

Edmonds Art Festival 2005 Juried Exhibit, Frances Anderson Cultural Center, Edmonds WA

PSSA Member Invitational at Kyoto International Cultural House, Kyoto Japan

Capitol City Visual Arts Exhibit, Side Door Gallery, Olympia WA

Cherry Blossom Festival at Seattle Center, PSSA Group Exhibit, Seattle WA

2005 Special Exhibits:

Solo Exhibit Burien City Hall Gallery, Burien WA

Feature Artist, The Gallery, Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, Bainbridge IS, WA

Auburn City Hall Gallery, two person exhibit, Auburn WA

Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, two person exhibit, Redmond, WA

White Dove Gallery, three person exhibit, Lakewood, WA

 

2005 Awards and Special Recognition:

Arts Walk Feature Demo Artist, The Gallery, Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, Bainbridge Is WA

2005 Thurston County Fair, Lacey WA Open Class Art – Professional Level

            Miniature – Third Place –“Cosmic Dual Forces” – assemblage mixed media

Helen Norris 35th Annual Art Competition Sidney Art Gallery, Pt Orchard, WA

            Watercolor - Honorable mention – “Bring it On” – sumi-e

Peninsula Art Association Spring Art Show 2005 – Shelton, WA

Watercolor/Gouache - First Place – “Out Crop Falls” – sumi-e and watercolor

 

Affiliations:

Puget Sound Sumi Artists, Artist Trust, National Collage Society, PMC Guild, Olympia Art League

 

Gallery Representation

The Gallery – Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, 151 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island, WA

White Dove Gallery, 5934 88th Street SW, Lakewood, WA

 

Special Collections:

Spokane Arts Commission – Per Cent for Art – Communications Building, Spokane WA

Regional Arts & Culture Council - Portable Works – Central City Concern – Art for 8 NW 8th - 232 NW Sixth Avenue small works, Portland, OR 97209

Avi, author, purchased at PSSA "Nature's Journey" Handforth Gallery, Tacoma Library, Tacoma WA

 

Related Experience:

Art Demonstrations, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Bainbridge Island, WA

Hands on Children’s’ Museum 2010 & 2012 Sand in the City, judge panel, Olympia, WA

Art Rageous 2010, 2011 & 2012 Artist Presenter, Les Grove Park, Auburn, WA

2010/11 Olympia Art League Program Coordinator, Olympia, WA

Art Instructor: Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation, Olympia, WA;  Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation, Auburn, WA; ORLA [Olympia Regional Learning Academy], Olympia, WA; Arts to Remember Program, South Sound Alzheimer Council, Olympia, WA

Puyallup Fine Art Show, Artists Miniature Demo Group 2008, 2009, Puyallup, WA

Artist Member on the Selection Panel for the City of Auburn 2009 Galleries, Auburn, WA

Co-Judge, adult amateur, semi and professional levels, Thurston County Fair Fine Art Department, Lacey WA

Kent Kid’s Art Day Presenter, Enamel Pendant, Kent WA

Olympia Art League Website Coordinator 2010

President of the Olympia Art League 2005, Olympia WA

Chair 2006 & 2007 Capitol City Visual Arts Exhibit – Olympia Art League

Recording Secretary 2005-2007 for Puget Sound Sumi-e Artists

Artist in Residence Art Education Studio 3/2005, Tacoma Museum of Glass Tacoma WA

Artist in Residence, Sumi-e (Saturday demo),Tacoma Museum of Art, Tacoma, WA

Public Relations Chair Olympia Art League, 2002-2004, Olympia, WA

Artist in Residence, Sumi-e (weekends 4/2004), Tacoma Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA