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Insatiable Expectations.  Graphite, charcoal, ink, gesso on kraft paper. |  Click to enlarge.

A M B E R   V A N H A T A L A   S T E N E ,   M F A

F I N E   A R T   E X H I B I T I O N S

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
“Urbanity.” Entry Gallery at Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA, 2012
“The Fringe,” Angle Gallery at Tashiro Kaplan, Seattle, WA, 2011
“The Process of Elimination,” Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, WSU Shift Space Gallery, Wichita, KS, 2008
“Revealing Self,” Rhatigan Student Center Gallery, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS, 2006
“Risk Series,” Showcase Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2003
“Fandango,” The Screening Room, Tucson, AZ, 2001

SHARED EXHIBITIONS
"MIXX6" A one-night exhibition by Billings artists, Montana Avenue Gallery, Billings, MT, May 2016
“Reinventing Self” A two-person collaboration with artist Jodi Lightner, Kim Weinberger Fine Art, Kansas City, MO, December 2014 – January 2015
“Adler, Guarino, Stene,” three-person show, Naked City Gallery, Wichita, KS, 2011
“West of Wichita,” three-person show, Delmar Riney Gallery, Pratt, KS, 2010
“Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition / Fall 2008,” two-person show, Amsden Gallery at the Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, KS, 2008
“pulp non-fiction,” three-person show, Walnut Street Gallery, Wichita, KS, 2008

JURIED EXHIBITIONS
"Body-Mind Entente" curated by University of Missouri-Kansas City's Graduate Art History Association, UMKC Gallery of Art, Kansas City, MO, 2016
“The Language of Drawing,” curated by Trish Higgins, Erman B. White Gallery, Butler Community College, El Dorado, KS, 2011
“Kansas Collegiate Aesthetics 2008,” The Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, Lindsborg, KS, 2008
“Juried Photography Contest 2008,” Tangent Lab, Wichita, KS, 2008
“Wichita State University Student Exhibit,” Artsplace Ponca City, Ponca City, OK, 2006
“Happily Ever After,” WSU Shift Space Gallery, Wichita, KS, 2006
“Annual Juried Painting Guild,” Wichita Center for the Arts, Wichita, KS, 2006
“Your City,” Fisch Haus Studios, Wichita, KS, 2005
“2003 Mimesis 9,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ, 2003
“2002 Mimesis 8,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Tucson, AZ, 2002
“Fourth Annual Drawing from the Figure,” The Drawing Studio, Tucson, AZ, 2002
“Third Annual Drawing from the Figure,” Dinnerware Gallery, Tucson, AZ, 2001

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
"Summer Collective" Weinberger Fine Art, Kansas City, MO, August 2015
“School/Work,” Portland Community College, Cascade Gallery, Portland, OR, 2013
“Art Faculty/Staff Exhibition 2011,” Portland Community College, Cascade Gallery, Portland, OR, 2011
“The Fine Art of Greyhounds,” Practical Art, Phoenix, AZ, 2011
“The Fine Art of Greyhounds,” East Side Art Gallery, Mesa, AZ, 2009
 “For Example,” Heterotopia, Wichita, KS, 2009
“The Salon de Refusés,” Commerce Gallery and Redline Gallery, Wichita, KS, 2008
“permanent connections,” Art & Design Gallery University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 2007
“The Participants,” ShiftSpace WSU, Wichita, KS, 2007
“More Postage, Please,” ShiftSpace WSU, Wichita, KS, 2007
“20/30 Fundraiser,” ShiftSpace WSU, Wichita, KS, 2006
“2002 Gala,” Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ, 2002


E D U C A T I O N

•     MFA studio art, emphasis: painting, Wichita State University College of Fine Arts, Wichita, KS, 2008
•     BA studio art, emphasis: painting and printmaking, Minor in poetry, University of Arizona College of Fine Arts, Tucson, AZ, 2003


A W A R D S

FINE ART
People’s Choice Award, “The Salon de Refusés,” Redline Gallery, Wichita, KS, 2008
Best of Show, “Kansas Collegiate Aesthetics,” The Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery, Lindsborg, KS, 2008
Merit, “Juried Photography Contest 2008,” Tangent Lab, Wichita, KS, 2008

VISUAL COMMUNICATION
Silver, Advertising Federation ADDY Awards, “Mindthwack Web Site,” Wichita, KS, 2007
Silver, Bronze, and Excellence Awards, Advertising Federation ADDY Awards, “Wichita State University Collateral,” Wichita, KS, 2005-2006
Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Excellence Awards, “Advertising Federation ADDY Awards,” Tucson, AZ, 1986-2004
First Prize, Frederica & John Hearst Poetry Competition, “Starting Tomorrow,” Tucson, AZ, 2000
Grand Prize, Frederica & John Hearst Poetry Competition, “Twinhood,” Tucson, AZ, 1999
Judges Choice Award, Advertising Federation ADDY Awards, “Arizona Opera Direct Mail,” Tucson, AZ, 1996


T E A C H I N G   E X P E R I E N C E

Portland Community College, Cascade Campus, Portland, OR
Winter, Spring, Fall Terms 2011 through 2014:
•     Part-time Instructor: Watermedia I & II. Contemporary watercolor with mixed media.
Spring Term 2011:
•     Part-time Instructor: Basic Design ART 116. Color theory and practical use of color.

Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online, Pittsburgh, PA
Multiple Terms 2011 through 2013:
•     Adjunct Instructor: Perspective Drawing, Color Theory for Print, Introduction to the Visual Arts

Northern Arizona University School of Communication, Flagstaff, AZ
Spring Semester 2010:
•     Instructor: Computer Imaging 1. Adobe CS4: Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver
•     Instructor: Publication Design for Public Relations Design Students
Fall Semester 2009:
•     Instructor: Graphic Design 1. Introduction to design strategy, elements & principles of design, and practical use of Adobe CS4 Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.
•     Instructor: Publications Design. Major course redevelopment — creation of course materials to update existing course including: writing and producing eight PowerPoint presentations in strategy and topics specific to design, developing tutorials and practices that teach both Photoshop basics and InDesign through print-ready, developing assignments ranging from duplicating projects through design, production, and presentation of individual works.

Wichita State University College of Fine Arts, Wichita, KS
Fall Semester 2008:
•     Direct Instructor/GTA: Basic Design 1, with sole responsibility for course on design fundamentals
•     Assistant Instructor/GTA: Introduction to Oil/Acrylic Painting
Spring Semester 2008:
•     Direct Instructor/GTA: Drawing 1, sole responsibility for course on beginning drawing
•     Assistant Instructor/GTA: Basic Design 2, color theory, responsible for teaching Adobe Illustrator


V I S U A L   C O M M U N I C A T I O N   E X P E R I E N C E

mindthwack inc. (early 2000s through 2010) / Amber V Design (1990s through early 2000s)
Co-owner/Art Director/Senior Designer, Tucson, AZ, Wichita, KS, Portland, OR
Clients included Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, University of Arizona, Intuit, IBM, Arizona Opera, AlphaGraphics, and Columbia Sportswear.  

Marketing & Communication, Wichita State University (2004-07)
Art Director/Associate Creative Director, Wichita, KS

Nordensson Advertising (10 years)
Executive Art Director, Tucson, AZ

Wettstein/Bolchalk
Graphic Designer, Tucson, AZ

Taylor Advertising
Graphic Designer, Tucson, AZ