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Professor Jan Shield Biography

JAN SHIELD

Drawing ~ Painting ~ Sculpture

 Dancing Trees Sanctuary for the Arts

19755 NE Kens Hill Ln.

Newberg, OR  97132 

www.DancingTreesSanctuary.com

Mobile:  503-537-0749     

 

Mr. Shield has been painting and sculpting since growing up in a family of artists.  His works are included in corporate, public, and private collections from Oregon and Washington, California to Arizona, and from Colorado to New York and Hawaii.  He has exhibited widely throughout the Pacific Northwest in one and two-person shows, invitationals, and juried group shows.  Galleries where his works have been represented include: Lawrence Gallery, Sheridan and Portland; Attic Gallery, Portland; White Bird Gallery, Cannon Beach; Fires Eye Gallery, McMinnville.  Currently showing work in Oregon at:  Rental Sales Gallery, Portland; River Sea Gallery, Astoria; NW BY NW Gallery, Cannon Beach; Currents Gallery, McMinnville; Valley Art Association, Forest Grove.

Mr. Shield's home overlooks the wine country and coastal range from the western edge of the Chehalem Mountain.  His previous studio in Forest Grove was featured in a special issue on studio space in "Sunset" magazine, and his latest home and studio on twenty-five acres of beautiful forest and pastures called “Dancing Trees Sanctuary for the Arts” in Yamhill County.

Through his paintings, prints, murals, and sculpture, Jan shares his deep regard for Oregon and the Pacific Rim Regions: Hawaii, Japan, China, Australia and beyond.  The paintings especially are a comment on Naturalism, Environment, Light, Space and at times Symbolism.  He has worked on a number of large-scale murals with noted American super-realist muralist, Daniel Galvez in the Bay area. Other paintings and three-dimensional forms let the viewer feel the power, richness and substance he   discovers through more abstract expressions.  His work is involved in creating layers of vision and form as a laminate of experience in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Recently he has created a series of works that deal with the relationship of sustainability, community and culture in a collaborative process with natural materials as and extension of artistic statement.

Mr. Shield is available by appointment to discuss the sale or commission of his work as well as corporate art consultation and permanent collections placement.  He may be reached by contacting him at the above address.

 

 

Professional Experience

Professor of Art, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon, 1971 - 2011, Director of Exhibits 1971 - 2005

Involved in numerous national workshops and regional symposiums

1970    Master Fine Arts, Painting/Printmaking and Post Graduate, Sculpture, University of Oregon

1967     Bachelor of Arts/Ford Foundation Fellow, Whitworth College, Spokane, Washington

 

Exhibits and Commissions

2010   Installation: “Turning Point” Kings Grade, Yamill County, OR

2010   Numerous works in the Pacific University Permanent Collection, 20l0-l980

2010   Pacific Northwest Sculptors, Sculpture Web Member, Portland OR

2010   Installation: “Entanglement”, Chehalem Cultural Center Juried Show, “Evolving Structures”, Collaboration with Richard Rowland and Randy Yates, Newberg, OR

2010   Invitational, 24 Artists 24 Trees Exhibit, Coffee Cottage, Newberg OR

2010   One Person Exhibit,  “Being and Place”, Hip Chicks Do Wine, Newberg, OR

2010   Juried Show, Cannon Beach Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR

2009   One Person Exhibit, “Transformational Spaces”, Cawein Gallery, Forest Grove, OR

2009   Featured artist, The Horse Radish, Carlton, OR

2009  “Plien Air and More”, 15 Artists, and Shield/Rowland Installation, Cannon Beach, OR

2009   Permanent Collection, The Allison Luxury Inn and Spa, Newberg, OR

2009   Invitational Exhibit, “Triolgy”, The Allison, Newberg, OR  

2009  “Envisioning /Nest”, Curated 25 regional Artists, Cawein Gallery, Forest Grove, OR

2008-11 Exhibiting Artist, NW by NW Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR

2008  “Nest” , Curated 23 Artists, Glenn and Viola Walters Cultural Center, Hillsboro, OR

2008  “Nest”, 16 Yamhill County Artists, Accolades Gallery, McMinnville, OR

2008  “Nest Project”, You Tube 1 Hour Film

2008  “Nest”, Curated 13 Regional Artists, The Horse Radish, Carlton OR

2008-10   Exhibiting Artist, Freed Gallery, Lincoln City, OR

2008   Featured Artist, Anne Amie Vineyard, Carlton OR

2008   Featured Artist, Tori Mor Vineyard, Dundee, OR

2007   One Person Exhibit, “Tribute” Hawks World Gallery, McMinnville, OR

2006   Two Person Exhibit, “Continuum”, Jan Shield with Richard Rowland,NCECA, Chambers Gallery, Portland, OR

2006   Installation: “The Big”, Cawein Gallery, Forest Grove, OR

2005  One Person Exhibit, “Passages”, Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA

2004   Juried Show, A Walk in the Park, Carlton, OR

2004   One Person Exhibit, Laurel Ridge Winery, Yamhill, OR

2004   Wene Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2003   Two Person Exhibit, Jan Shield & Lillian Pitt, Art Center Gallery, Clatsop Community College, Astoria, OR

2001/03   Art Harvest, Yamhill Country, OR

2003    River Sea Gallery, Astoria, OR

2002    The Gallery, Shasta, CA

2002    The Gallery LTD, Joseph, OR

2002    Third Ave. Book Store, McMinnville, OR

2002    Pacific Rim Gallery, Astoria and Cannon Beach, OR

2000    Dept. of Interior Mural Collaboration/ Daniel Galvez, GSA Commission, Washington, D.C.

2000    Evergreen Gallery, Olympia, WA

1999    Gallery 33, Portland, OR

1999    Loft Gallery, Prescott, AZ

1999    An Artists Viewpoint of Japan, the web

1998    Sculpture Exposition, Clackamas Community College, OR

1997    Fires Eye Gallery, McMinnville, OR

1997    Rental Sales Gallery - 1981-present - Portland, OR

1996    Four-person exhibit, Paintings/Sculpture, Art Space, Bay City, OR

1995    “Beyond Boundaries-Beyond Time”, Paintings/Clay Reliefs, Cawein Gallery, Forest Grove, OR

1994   Wilde-Meyer Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

1993   Main Street Gallery, Hillsboro, OR

1993    “Distant Visions”, Valley Art Association, Forest Grove, OR

1991    Two-person exhibit, Paintings/Clay Reliefs, Cawein Gallery, Forest Grove

1990    White Bird Gallery, 1990-1997, Cannon Beach, OR

1989    Two-person exhibit, Paintings/Sculpture, Art Space, Bay City, OR

1987    Showcase, Beaverton Arts Commission, OR

1987    Two-person exhibit, Sculpture; Attic Gallery, Portland, OR

1986    One-person exhibit, Paintings/Sculpture, Valley Art Association, Forest Grove, OR

1986    Mural Commission, Mayors Committee on Culture and the Arts, Maui, HI

1985    One-person exhibit, Paintings/Sculpture, Clackamas Community College, OR

1985    One-person exhibit, Paintings/Sculpture, Clackamas Community College, OR

1985    Artist and Residence and One-person exhibit, Paintings, Lahaina Arts Center, Maui, HI

1985    Art About Agriculture, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

1984    One-person exhibit, Paintings/Drawings, William Temple House, Portland, OR

1983    Northwest Print Council, 1983-present, Portland, OR

1983    Two-person exhibit, Sculpture and Drawings, Clatsop Community College, Astoria, OR

1983     Mural Collaborations/Daniel Galvez, San Francisco and Oakland, CA

1982     Two-person exhibit, Rental Sales Gallery, Portland, OR

1981     Oregon Printmakers Annual, Art Mall Gallery, Mt. Hood Community College (also 1975) Gresham, OR

1981     Northwest Annual, Cheney Cowels Museum, Spokane, WA (also 1968)

1981    Two-person exhibit, Lawrence Gallery, Salishan Marketplace, OR

1981    Lawrence Gallery, 1981-1997, Sheridan and Portland, OR

1980    Percentage for the Arts, Washington Arts Comm., Bellingham and LaCenter, WA

1979    One-person exhibit, Paintings/Sculpture, Northview Gallery, Portland Community College, Portland, OR

1979   Art in Public Places, Municipal Center, Forest Grove, OR

1978    One-person exhibit, Drawings/Sculpture, Gallery 107, Monmouth, OR

1977   Annual Juried Invitational, Corvallis Arts Center, Corvallis, OR

1975   Georgia Pacific Collection, Portland, OR

1973   Oregon Artists, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR

1972   Artists of Oregon, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

1970   Tactiles Exhibit”, Henry Gallery, Seattle, WA

1969   Master of Fine Arts Exhibit, Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

 


Professional Experience

Professor of Art, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon, 1971 - 2011, Director of Exhibits 1971 - 2005

Involved in numerous national workshops and regional symposiums

1970         Master Fine Arts, Painting/Printmaking and Post Graduate, Sculpture, University of Oregon

1967          Bachelor of Arts/Ford Foundation Fellow, Whitworth College, Spokane, Washington

 

Exhibits and Commissions

2010   Installation: “Turning Point” Kings Grade, Yamill County, OR

2010   Numerous works in the Pacific University Permanent Collection, 20l0-l980

2010   Pacific Northwest Sculptors, Sculpture Web Member, Portland OR

2010   Installation: “Entanglement”, Chehalem Cultural Center Juried Show, “Evolving Structures”, Collaboration with Richard Rowland and Randy Yates, Newberg, OR

2010   Invitational, 24 Artists 24 Trees Exhibit, Coffee Cottage, Newberg OR

2010   One Person Exhibit,  “Being and Place”, Hip Chicks Do Wine, Newberg, OR

2010   Juried Show, Cannon Beach Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR

2009   One Person Exhibit, “Transformational          Spaces”, Cawein Gallery, Forest Grove,          OR

2009   Featured artist, The Horse Radish, Carlton, OR

2009  “Plien Air and More”, 15 Artists, and Shield/Rowland Installation, Cannon Beach, OR

2009   Permanent Collection, The Allison Luxury Inn and Spa, Newberg, OR

2009   Invitational Exhibit, “Triolgy”, The Allison, Newberg, OR  

2009  “Envisioning /Nest”, Curated 25 regional Artists, Cawein Gallery, Forest          Grove, OR

2008-11 Exhibiting Artist, NW by NW Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR

2008  “Nest” , Curated 23 Artists, Glenn and Viola Walters Cultural Center, Hillsboro,          OR

2008  “Nest”, 16 Yamhill County Artists, Accolades Gallery, McMinnville, OR

2008  “Nest Project”, You Tube 1 Hour Film

2008  “Nest”, Curated 13 Regional Artists, The Horse Radish, Carlton OR

2008-10   Exhibiting Artist, Freed Gallery, Lincoln City, OR

2008   Featured Artist, Anne Amie Vineyard, Carlton OR

2008   Featured Artist, Tori Mor Vineyard, Dundee, OR

2007         One Person Exhibit, “Tribute” Hawks World Gallery, McMinnville, OR

2006   Two Person Exhibit, “Continuum”, Jan Shield with Richard Rowland, NCECA, Chambers Gallery, Portland, OR

2006         Installation: “The Big”, Cawein Gallery, Forest Grove, OR

2005         One Person Exhibit, “Passages”, Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA

2004          Juried Show, A Walk in the Park, Carlton, OR

2004          One Person Exhibit, Laurel Ridge Winery, Yamhill, OR

2004         Wene Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2003          Two Person Exhibit, Jan Shield & Lillian Pitt, Art Center Gallery, Clatsop Community College, Astoria, OR

2001/03   Art Harvest, Yamhill Country, OR

2003         River Sea Gallery, Astoria, OR

2002         The Gallery, Shasta, CA

2002         The Gallery LTD, Joseph, OR

2002         Third Ave. Book Store, McMinnville, OR

2002         Pacific Rim Gallery, Astoria and Cannon Beach, OR

2000         Dept. of Interior Mural Collaboration/ Daniel Galvez, GSA Commission,          Washington, D.C.

2000         Evergreen Gallery, Olympia, WA

1999         Gallery 33, Portland, OR

1999         Loft Gallery, Prescott, AZ

1999         An Artists Viewpoint of Japan, the web

1998         Sculpture Exposition, Clackamas Community College, OR

1997         Fires Eye Gallery, McMinnville, OR

1997         Rental Sales Gallery - 1981-present - Portland, OR

1996         Four-person exhibit, Paintings/Sculpture, Art Space, Bay City, OR

1995         “Beyond Boundaries-Beyond Time”, Paintings/Clay Reliefs, Cawein Gallery, Forest Grove, OR

1994         Wilde-Meyer Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

1993         Main Street Gallery, Hillsboro, OR

1993         “Distant Visions”, Valley Art Association, Forest Grove, OR

1991         Two-person exhibit, Paintings/Clay Reliefs, Cawein Gallery, Forest Grove

1990         White Bird Gallery, 1990-1997, Cannon Beach, OR

1989         Two-person exhibit, Paintings/Sculpture, Art Space, Bay City, OR

1987         Showcase, Beaverton Arts Commission, OR

1987         Two-person exhibit, Sculpture; Attic Gallery, Portland, OR

1986         One-person exhibit, Paintings/Sculpture, Valley Art Association, Forest Grove, OR

1986         Mural Commission, Mayors Committee on Culture and the Arts, Maui, HI

1985         One-person exhibit, Paintings/Sculpture, Clackamas Community College, OR

1985         One-person exhibit, Paintings/Sculpture, Clackamas Community College, OR

1985         Artist and Residence and One-person exhibit, Paintings, Lahaina Arts Center,          Maui, HI

1985         Art About Agriculture, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

1984         One-person exhibit, Paintings/Drawings, William Temple House, Portland, OR

1983         Northwest Print Council, 1983-present, Portland, OR

1983         Two-person exhibit, Sculpture and Drawings, Clatsop Community College, Astoria, OR

1983         Mural Collaborations/Daniel Galvez, San Francisco and Oakland, CA

1982         Two-person exhibit, Rental Sales Gallery, Portland, OR

1981         Oregon Printmakers Annual, Art Mall Gallery, Mt. Hood Community College (also 1975) Gresham, OR

1981         Northwest Annual, Cheney Cowels Museum, Spokane, WA (also 1968)

1981         Two-person exhibit, Lawrence Gallery, Salishan Marketplace, OR

1981         Lawrence Gallery, 1981-1997, Sheridan and Portland, OR

1980         Percentage for the Arts, Washington Arts Comm., Bellingham and LaCenter, WA

1979         One-person exhibit, Paintings/Sculpture, Northview Gallery, Portland Community College, Portland, OR

1979         Art in Public Places, Municipal Center, Forest Grove, OR

1978         One-person exhibit, Drawings/Sculpture, Gallery 107, Monmouth, OR

1977         Annual Juried Invitational, Corvallis Arts Center, Corvallis, OR

1975         Georgia Pacific Collection, Portland, OR

1973         Oregon Artists, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, OR

1972         Artists of Oregon, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR

1970         “Tactiles Exhibit”, Henry Gallery, Seattle, WA

1969         Master of Fine Arts Exhibit, Museum of Art, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

 

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