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VICTORIA CHICK

Silver City, New Mexico artist Victoria Chick was born in Minnesota and spent her early childhood in a rural environment in the Ramsey County village of Little Canada. With not many children to play with, she learned to entertain herself by exploring the farms, woods, and lakes in the area. Drawing was a tool to study and understand nature.

About age 13, her family moved to Liberty, Missouri. The nearby cultural  opportunities at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art exposed her to new ways of seeing.

She attended Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas where John Bashor, Chairman of the Art Department, introduced her to drawing from the model and, in particular, gesture drawing, beginning a life – long interest in expressing movement. The paintings at the Birger Sandzen Memorial Art Gallery, also located in Lindsborg, were an eye opening experience in color.  Chick received her B.A. in Art from the University of Missouri at Kansas City where Eric Bransby was her most influential studio professor. She was awarded an M.F.A. in Painting from Kent State University in Ohio.

 Other influential experiences include work as a registered Art Therapist (ATR) and teaching studio and art history courses at the college and university levels.

She is currently a full time painter and printmaker.

INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

Featured Exhibition, "Coda - Reflections on Life",  JW Art Gallery, Hurley,
New Mexico, 2009.

 

Invitational Group Show, Birger Sandzen Memorial Art Gallery, Lindsborg, Kansas, April, 2006.
 

Printmaking Invitational, Brandon Gallery, Fallbrook, California, Feb. 2005.
 

Regional Exhibition, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, California, Oct. 2004.

“Boundaries”, Body of 22 paintings exhibited as guest artist, Birger Sandzen Memorial Art Gallery, Lindsborg, Kansas,
August 6 to September 28, 2003.

“Trophies, Icons, and Fetishes”, Boehm Gallery, Palomar College, San Marcos, California, 2000.

Beyond Bounds Invitational, Johnson County Community College, Lenexa, Kansas, 1992.

Invitational Group Show, Albrecht-Kemper Art Museum,
St. Joseph, Missouri, 1988.

Invitational Group Show, Albrecht-Kemper Art Museum,
St. Joseph. Missouri, 1987.

Margaret Harwell Museum 2nd Invitational,
Poplar Bluff, Missouri, 1987.

Invitational Group Show, Albright-Kemper Art Museum,
St. Joseph, Missouri 1986.

NCFAC Invitational, Maple Woods College, Kansas City, Missouri, 1986.

Unity in Diversity, Invitational traveling show, Donald Batman Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri and The Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence, Kansas.1981.

JURIED EXHIBITIONS

“The Last Picture Show”, Preston Center for Contemporary Art, Las Cruces, NM, January 13 - February 23, 2012.

Biennial Regional Juried Show, Western New Mexico
University, sponsored by MRAC, Silver City, New Mexico  2009.


San Diego Museum of Art Guild Show, Boehm Gallery, San Marcos, Ca. 2002.

Local Color IV, Escondido Municipal Art Gallery, Escondido, California. 1999.

Honorable Mention, 121st Southern California Exhibition,
Del Mar, California, 1999.

Faces, Escondido Municipal Art Gallery, Escondido,
California, 1998.

First Place Award, California Center For The Arts, Escondido Arts Partnership sponsored show,  
Escondido, California, 1997.

Art In The Park, Poway, California, 1994.

Festival of Art, La  Mesa, California, 1994.

Re: Members Juried Show, Kansas City Artists’ Coalition, Kansas City, Missouri,1992.

San Diego Art Institute Juried Show, San Diego,
California, 1992.

Re: Members Juried Show, Kansas City Artists’ Coalition, Kansas City, Missouri,1990.

Frisco 100 National Juried Exhibition, Alligator Gallery,
San Francisco, California,1989.

First Place Award, Acrylic Painting, Emerald City Classic International Art Competition, Wichita, Kansas, 1987.

Mid-Four Juried Show, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art,
Kansas City, Missouri, 1987.

Close To Home: The Midwest As Subject And Symbol,
Juried Show, Kansas City Artists’ Coalition, Kansas City,
Missouri, 1985.

Womanart 8, Juried Exhibition, Wichita, Kansas, 1985.         

Thirty Miles of Painting, Juried Exhibition, Junior League, Kansas City, Missouri 1968.

Second Award,  Kent State University Juried Show,
Kent, Ohio, 1969.

First Award,  Parkville Fine Arts Festival, Parkville,
Missouri, 1967.

SOLO  EXHIBITIONS

Featured Exhibition, “The Cat’s Meow”, JW Art Gallery,
Hurley, New Mexico, 2007. 

Solo Exhibition, “Seekers”, Santa Ysabel Gallery,
Santa Ysabel, California, 2005.

Solo Exhibition, “Felines, Equines, and Frauleins”, Santa Ysabel Gallery, Santa  Ysabel, California, 1998, in conjunction with the Santa Ysabel Art Festival, 1998.

Solo Exhibition, “Juxtapositions”, Brandon Gallery,
Fallbrook, California, 1998.

Group Shows, Brandon Gallery, Fallbrook, California,
1993-2005.

Solo Exhibition, Founders Gallery, University of San Diego,
San Diego, California,1989.

Solo Exhibition, Hendren Gallery, Lindenwood College,
St. Charles, Missouri, 1987.

Solo Exhibition, Donald Batman Gallery, Kansas City,
Missouri, 1985.

Solo Exhibition, Donald Batman Gallery, Kansas City,
Missouri, 1980.

Solo Exhibition, Country Gallery, Parkville, Missouri, 1979.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

San Vicente Artists, Mimbres Region Art Council Gallery,
Silver City, New Mexico, 2007.

Visual Alchemists, Michael Stiernagle, Victoria Chick, Susan Bainbridge, Josepha Hegan, and Pamela Rogers, Poway Center for the Performing Arts, Poway, California, 2005.

10+, Poway Center for the Performing Arts, Poway,
California, 1999.

Two Person Show, Victoria Chick, painter and
Alber De Matteis, sculptor, Santa Ysabel Art Gallery,
Santa Ysabel, California, 1995.

Group Shows, Brandon Gallery, Fallbrook, California,
1993 – 2005.

Faculty Exhibitions, Palomar College, San Marcos,
California, 1991 – 2003.
 

Intimacy and Interaction, Ariel Gallery, SOHO, New York,
New York, 1991.

Two Person Show, Missouri Bluffs Gallery, Weston,
Missouri, 1987.

Summer Show, Donald Batman Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, 1985.

Contemporary Paintings By Kansas City Artists,
Hall’s Crown Center and Hall’s Plaza, Kansas City, Missouri, 1983.

Male/Female Human Figure Show, Donald Batman Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, 1983.

Landscape 1983, Donald Batman Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, 1983.

Male/Female Human Figure Show, Donald Batman Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, 1982.

Recent Directions, Donald Batman Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, 1980.
 

REPRESENTED BY

JW Art Gallery, Hurley, New Mexico

Santa Ysabel Art Gallery, Santa Ysabel, California

Last Day In Paradise, Silver City, New Mexico

ADDENDUM

M.F.A., 1970, Kent State University

B.A., 1967, University of Missouri at Kansas City, attended Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas, 1962 -1963

* Instructor, Studio and Art History, Palomar College, 1991- 2005

* Lecturer, Art History Department, University of San Diego, 1989-1991.

* Instructor, Maple Woods College, Kansas City, Missouri, 1987-1989.

* Received the Kuykendall Image Award for Excellence in Illustration, 1998, from The Cat Writers’ Association of America.

*Board of Directors, San Diego Museum of Art Artists’ Guild, two terms 1999- 2002.

*Juror, 123rd   Southern California Exhibition of Art, Del Mar, Ca., 2001

*Juror, 124th   Southern California Exhibition of Art, Del Mar, Ca., 2002

*Juror, National Scholastic Art Awards, Midwest Region, 1987.

PUBLICATIONS AND REVIEWS

Desert Exposure, Cover Illustration August, 2010

Desert Exposure, Cover Illustration July, 2006

Desert Exposure, interview, “Landing On Her Feet”, A16, A17, A18, July,  2006,  (photos).

Preview Magazine, North County Times, article, January 15, 2004. (photo)

Lindsborg News-Record, article, July 30, 2003, (photo)

Preview Magazine, North County Times, August 7, 2003.

San Diego Union Tribune, article, North Edition, April 24, 2003, (photo).

Southwest Art Magazine, May, 2002, page 79, (Photo).

Preview Magazine, North County Times, January 31, 2002, page 17,18, Interview.

Southwest Art Magazine, September, 2000, page 149, (Photo)

Preview Magazine, North County Times, article, May 15, 1998, page 24.

Preview Magazine, North County Times, article, April 2, 1998, page 26, (Photo).

The Ramona Sentinel, article, January 11, 1997, page 8.

The Ramona Sentinel, article, January 19, 1995, page A7.

Telescope, “Faculty Show at Boehm Gallery”, September 9, 1994  (photo).

Forum Magazine, article, March Issue, 1992, Page 4.

Kansas City Star, review, March 22, 1992, Page I-4

Artspeak, review, June, 1991, Page 21 (Photo).

Kansas City Star, review, May 11, 1994.

New Art Examiner, article, Midwest Edition, January, 1986.

Art In America Guide to Artists, Galleries and Museums, 1983, 1984, 1985, and  1986.

New Art Examiner, photos, Midwest Edition, Summer Issue, 1984.

Kansas City Star, May 12, 1981, Review by Donald Hoffman(Photo).

Art In America, May, 1981, page 180, (Photo).

Websites: http://daphne.palomar.edu/vchick                   www.sdvag.net           
http://www.silvercityartists.org
http://www.bigblendmagazine.com/vicchick/spotlight.htm 
(audio interview )        
www.zhibit.org/rag

Victoria is also a member of the Silver City & Grant County Chamber of Commerce.

Artist Victoria Chick
(760) 533-1897 or click to mail.