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HEATHER KANAZAWA

(814) 449-9518

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

 

2024-             Adjunct Art Instructor, Caldwell Community College, Hudson, NC

                     Teaching Art Appreciation and 2-D Design

 

 2010-2018     Adjunct Art Instructor, Jamestown Community College, Jamestown, NY

                        Taught  foundations-level courses in Painting, Drawing 1, 3D design, and Introduction to Art

 

 

2008                Museum Education Intern, Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA.  Duties included planning projects for kids and                                  adults of all ages, event coordination, and general administrative tasks

             

 

 

EDUCATION:

 

2009-2011       Master of Arts in Art Education and K-12 Teacher Certificate, Edinboro University         GPA:  3.5  Cum Laude

 

2004-2007       Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting, Edinboro University                                                                                            GPA:  3.5  Cum Laude

                          Minors: Art History, Psychology

 

2003-2004        Art Therapy/Counseling  Major, Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA

 

GALLERY REPRESENTATION:

2024-       Blue Moon Gallery, Brevard, NC

2023-          Crown Gallery, Blowing Rock, NC

2014-          BoxHeart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

2007-          Glass Growers Gallery, Erie, PA

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

 

2020 “Remnants of Life” BoxHeart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

 

2017    “Paintings By Heather Kanazawa”,  1045 Elmwood Gallery for the Arts, Buffalo, NY

 

2017  “Investigations of Life”, BoxHeart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

 

2016 “Paintings by Heather Kanazawa”, Glass Grower’s Gallery, Erie, PA

 

2016 "Internal Spaces", Crary Art Gallery, Warren, PA

 

2015  "Works of Art By Heather Kanazawa", St. James Mercy Hospital, Hornell, NY

 

2015 "Origins of Life- Paintings by Heather Kanazawa”, Wellsville Creative Arts Center, Wellsville, NY

 

2014 “Paintings by Heather Kanazawa”, Farnham Free Library, Ellington, NY

 

2009 “Works by Heather L. Miller”, Cooper’s Café and Deli, Jamestown, NY

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

 

2023 “In and Out of Focus”, Kada Gallery, Erie, PA

 

2022  “Natural Interpretations”, Erie City Gallery, PA

 

2020 “Controversy and Conversations”, Erie Art Gallery, Erie, PA

 

2018  “December Group Show”, Off the Wall Gallery, Cardiff, Wales, UK

 

2017 “Regional Artist Exhibition”, Glass Grower’s Gallery, Erie, PA

 

2016 “One Hundred Under One Hundred”, Third on Third Gallery, Jamestown, NY

 

2015 "Advent Art Exhibition", Zion Covenant Church, Jamestown, NY

 

2015 "Faculty Art Exhibition", Weeks Gallery, Jamestown Community College, Jamestown, NY

 

2015 “Cattaraugus County Arts Council Members Exhibition Winners Group Show”, Center Gallery, Jamestown Community College, Olean, NY

 

2014 “Holiday Art Exhibition”, 3rd on 3rd Gallery, Reg Lennae Arts Center, Jamestown, NY

 

2014  "Memories and Unseen Realities,” Paintings by Heather Kanazawa and Rob Katkowski, The Galerie, Erie Insurance Company, Erie, PA

 

2014 “Cattaraugus County Members Exhibition”, Center Gallery, Jamestown Community College

 

2014 “Chautauqua County Art Teachers Exhibition”, Prendergast Library, Jamestown, NY

 

2014 "Abstract Landscapes", 3-person group exhibition, Octagon Gallery at Patterson Library, Westfield, NY

 

2013 “Heather Kanazawa and Angela To”, Center Gallery, JCC, Olean Campus, NY

 

2013 “5 x 7” Small Works Exhibition”, Cattaragus Arts Council, Olean, NY

 

2013 “Faculty Art Exhibition”, Weeks Gallery, Jamestown Community College, Jamestown, NY

 

2012 “5 x 7 Art for Everyone”, Cattaragus County Arts Council, Olean, NY

 

2012 “Paint For Peace”, Villa Maria Center, New Castle, PA

 

2012 “Natural Elements”,  4-person show, Octagon Gallery, Westfield, NY

 

2012 “Debuting the Elements”, 5-person show, Heeschan Gallery, Meadville, PA

 

2011 “Faculty Art Exhibition”, Weeks Gallery, Jamestown Community College, Jamestown, NY

 

2011 “Domestic Violence Art Exhibition”, Renaissance Center, Jamestown, NY

 

2011 “VACI Members Exhibition”, Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, Chautauqua, NY

 

2011 “Work by Regional Artists”, Urraro Gallery, Erie, PA

 

2011 “Regional Artists Exhibition”, Glass Growers Gallery, Erie, PA

 

2010 “Annual Summer Exhibition”, The Art Loft, Mayville, NY

 

2010 “Selected Artist Exhibition”, Blue Heron Arts and Cultural Center, Volant, PA

 

2010 “Regional Artists Exhibition”, Bottlebrush Gallery and Gift Shop, Harmony, PA

 

2009 “EUP Alumni Exhibit”, Catwater Who Signature Gallery, Edinboro, PA

 

2008 “Representation by The Art Studio”, The Art Studio, Cassadaga, NY

 

2008 “Regional Artists Exhibition”, Glass Growers Gallery, Erie, Pa

 

2007 “Advanced Painting Exhibition”, Hamilton Hall, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA

 

2007 Crawford Center, Edinboro University, Edinboro, Pennsylvania, "Drawing and Painting Club Presidential Inaguration Exhibition"

 

2007 Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, Pennsylvania, “Fourth Annual Edinboro University Selected Student Exhibition”

 

2006 Hamilton Hall, Edinboro University, Edinboro, Pennsylvania, “Second Annual Gala Student Exhibition”

 

2006 Lakeside Gallery, Edinboro, Pennsylvania, “Edinboro University Student Work

 

2006 Hamilton Hall, Edinboro University, Edinboro, Pennsylvania, “Second Annual Gala Student Exhibition”

 

2005 Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, Pennsylvania, “Third Annual Edinboro University Selected Student Exhibition”

 

2005 Hamilton Hall, Edinboro University, Edinboro, Pennsylvania, “First Annual Gala Student Exhibition”

 

2005 Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, Pennsylvania, “Third Annual Edinboro University Selected Student Exhibition”

 

2005 Hamilton Hall, Edinboro University, Edinboro, Pennsylvania, “First Annual Gala Student Exhibition”

 

2004 Oil City Council on the Arts, Oil City, Pennsylvania, “Oil Heritage Art

 

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JURIED EXHIBITIONS:

 

2018  “82nd National Midyear Exhibition”, Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH

 

2018  “Hoyt Regional Artists Juried Exhibition”, Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, PA

 

2017  “Chautauqua 60th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art”, Fowler-Kellogg Art Center, Chautauqua, NY

 

2016, “Women Create,” Dykeman Young Gallery, Jamestown, NY

 

2016  “Hoyt Regional Artists Juried Exhibition”, Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, PA

   

2015  “92nd Annual Juried Spring Show”, Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA

 

2015  “Hoyt Regional Artists Juried Exhibition”, Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, PA

 

2014  “October Evenings Juried Exhibition”, Heeschan Gallery, Meadville, PA

 

2014 “Women Create”, 3rd on 3rd Gallery, Reg Lennae Arts Center, Jamestown, NY

 

2013 “Southern Tier Biennial Exhibition”, Olean Public Library and Center Gallery, Olean, NY

 

2013  “Regional Art Exhibition”, Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts, New Castle, PA

  

2013 “90th Annual Spring Show”, Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA

 

2013 “Art Inter/National Exhibition”, BoxHeart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

 

2012 “Countryside Juried Exhibition”, Light, Space and Time online art gallery

  

2012 “Countryside Juried Exhibition”, Light, Space, & Time online art gallery

 

2012 “October Evenings Juried Exhibition”, Heeschan Gallery, Meadville, PA

 

2007 “Drawing and Painting Club Third Annual Spring Exhibition”, Bates Gallery, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA

 

2006 “Edinboro University Student Art Exhibition”, Bruce Gallery, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA

 

2006 “Eclectic Etceteras Student Scholarship Exhibition”, Bates Gallery, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA

 

2006 “Drawing and Painting Club Annual Fall Exhibition”, Hamilton Hall, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA

 

2006 “Edinboro University Student Art Exhibition” Bruce Gallery, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA

 

2006 “Drawing and Painting Club Second Annual Spring Exhibition”, Bates Gallery, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA

 

2005 “Drawing and Painting Club First Annual Spring Exhibition”, Bates Gallery, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA

 

2004 “Drawing and Painting Club Annual Fall Exhibition”, Hamilton Hall, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA

  

2004 “Second Annual Lily Festival and Juried Art Show”, Stonewall Gallery, Campbell Pottery, Cambridge Springs, PA

 

 

 

COLLECTIONS:

 

2023- Richford Arms, Erie, PA

 

 

 

AWARDS:

 

2014   Best of Show, Juror’s Award, Cattaraugus Arts Council Member’s Exhibition, Center Gallery, Jamestown Community College

 

2006   Finalist, Eclectic Etceteras Art Scholarship Exhibition, Bates Gallery

 

2004   Second Place and Honorable Mention, Oil Heritage Art Exhibition

 

2003   First Place, Sister Angelica Cummings Art Scholarship Competition, Mercyhurst College

 

  

 

PUBLICATIONS:

 

2013 Southern Tier Biennial Exhibition, Olean Public Library and Center Gallery, Olean, NY

 

2004 LUMEN Journal of Literature and Art, Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pennsylvania

 

2004 Mercyhurst College 2002-2005 Art Calendar, Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pennsylvania

  

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

 

2012-2015 Cattaraugus County Arts Council, NY, member

 

2008-2009 Meadville Council on the Arts, Meadville, Pennsylvania, member

 

2007- 2008 College Art Association, New York, NY, member

 

2007- 2008 National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, member

 

2004-2005 Oil City Arts Council, Oil City, Pennsylvania, member

 

2004-2005 Presque Isle Artist Association, Erie, Pennsylvania, member

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