Elaine C. Dillingham RESUME
Contemporary acrylic paintings. Abstract but with a trompe l’oeil surprise.
- Associate Faculty, Art Department, Coconino Community College, Flagstaff, AZ: Drawing I & II, Life Drawing, Oil & Acrylic Painting, Art Appreciation, Acrylic Painting Techniques Workshop, 2003 – present
- Painting Instructor for NAMI acrylic classes: Flagstaff Chapter, National Alliance on Mental Illness, 2005 - present
- Juror: 2012 Northern Arizona Watercolor Society Experimental Show, September, 2012, Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ
- Juror: 2011 Excalante Canyons Plein-Air Art Festival, September 22 - 25, 2011, Excalante, UT
- Juror: 2011 NAIPTA Car Free Flag - Children's Art Poster Competition, September 2011, Flagstaff, AZ
- Juror: 2010 Members’ Exhibition, Sedona Arts Center, Sedona, AZ
- Artist-in-Residence: Marshall Elementary School, Flagstaff, AZ, 5th Grades, April-May 2007
- Chair: Flagstaff Open Studios Art Tour, 1998 – 2000
- Founding member: The Artists’ Coalition of Flagstaff, 1996
- Art teacher: Wayzata High School, Wayzata, MN, 1974 - 77
- Articles of Consideration (solo show), August 2011, Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ
- Loose Ends (solo show), Feb. 2011, West of the Moon Gallery, Flagstaff, AZ
- Holding It Together (solo show), Oct. 2010, Coconino Community College, Flagstaff, AZ
- Shelter (invitational), May-June 2010, Democratic Headquarters, Flagstaff, AZ
- Five Female Art Majors from the 1970’s, June 2010, Macalester College Gallery, St. Paul, MN
- Recent Paintings by Elaine Dillingham (solo show), Sept.-Oct. 2009, Radisson Woodlands Hotel, Flagstaff, AZ
- Oxymorons (solo show), April 2009, West of the Moon Gallery, Flagstaff, AZ
- Art & Politics (invitational), Sept. 2007, Galeria La Sirena, Tucson, AZ
- Coconino Community College art faculty exhibitions, participating artist 2003 – present.
- The Sky Is Falling (invitational), June-July 2006, Coconino Community College, Flagstaff, AZ
- Food for the Spirit, (invitational), Aug.–Sept. 2003, Unity Church, Flagstaff, AZ
EDUCATION & TRAINING
BA Visual Arts major, English minor, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN, 1972, National Merit Scholar.
Watercolor I & II, 1985 - 86, Texas A&M – Commerce, TX.
Self-taught in acrylics, starting 1993.
I use a variety of application methods to layer acrylic paint on gessoed panels that I prepare myself.
“Luminous,” “makes me think,” “beautiful” are some of the comments from viewers and collectors.
Marc & Betsy Knoche, Burnsville, MN
Shirley Ardrey, Flagstaff, AZ
Esther Cole, Statesville, NC
Coconino Community College, Flagstaff, AZ
Mark Zentner, Eugene, OR
Mary Hall, Apex, NC
Debbie Leavitt & George Castleberry, Flagstaff, AZ
Donna Reese & David Sligar, Grants Pass, OR