Schelly Keefer

Area of instruction at CPCC: Art - Painting With Soft Pastels

About me: I paint because I feel compelled to express my feelings about a time, place or person and look forward to sharing this experience with my students.

Career accomplishments:

  • Graduate of CPCC with a degree in applied science – interior design
  • Graduate of Southern Seminary with a degree in Fine Arts
  • National Magazines
    • The Pastel Journal, Dec. 2007, “The Art of the Critique Group”
    • The Pastel Journal, Nov. 2002, “Setting the Tone” the art techniques of Schelly Keefer
    • Sanskrit UNCC Literary & Art, 2002, “Howard Street”
    • Chronicle of the Horse, cover, Jan. 1998, "Leaving the Ground"
  • Awards
  • Honorable Mention, 2009 Guild of Charlotte Artists
  • Patron Award, 2007 Independence Day Show
  • Patron Award, 2007 Mooreseville Artober
  • Second Place, 2006 Mooresville Spring Artfest
  • Purchase award, 2005 Gaston Art Guild
  • First place, 2004 Mooresville Spring Artfest
  • Third place, 2003 “Spring into Art”
  • Purchase Award, 2003 “Spring into Art”
  • Purchase Award, 2003 “A Natural View”
  • Honorable Mention, 2003“WFAE Radiovision”
  • First and Third place, 2002 “Creative Days”
  • Purchase Award, 2002 “A Visual Harvest”
  • Best in Show, 2002 “Summer Art Explosion”
  • Two Honorable Mentions, 2002 “Summer Art Explosion”
  • Second Place team, 2002 “Artists on the Square
  • Purchase Award, 2002 “Natural View”
  • Purchase Award, 2001 “A Visual Harvest”
  • Honorable Mention, 2001 “Mooresville Artober”
  • Third Place (Watercolor), 2001 “Creative Days”
  • Third Place (Painting), 2001 “Creative Days”
  • Patron’s Choice, 2001 “I am Woman”
  • Honorable Mention, 2001 “Mooresville Artfest
  • Purchase Award, 2000 “A Visual Harvest”
  • People’s Choice, 2000 “Creative Days”
  • Second Place (Watercolor), 2000 “Creative Days”
  • Third Place (Drawing), 2000 “Creative Days”
  • Patron’s Choice, 2000 “I Am Woman”
  • Third Place, 1999 “Charlotte History Museum”
  • Best In Show, 1998 “Charlotte History Museum”
  • Honorable Mention, 1998 “Stanley County Arts Guild”
  • First place Photography, 1998 “Mooresville Artist Guild’
  • Purchase Award, 1998 “Mooresville Artist Guild”

 

Experience in your field: Represented by Red Sky Gallery since 2003

  • Solo Exhibitions:
    • 2004 Featured visual artist, Red Sky Gallery First Anniversary Show
    • 2002 Cleveland Community Collage
    • 2000 Cafe Verde at Talley’s
    • 1999 Stanley County Agri-Civic Center
    • 1998 Barnes & Noble, Independence Blvd.

 

  • Lectures, demonstrations personal appearances, articles:
    • 2006: Art with a Heart
    • 2005: Demonstration Charlotte Artist Society
    • 2005: Demonstration Gaston County Art Guild
    • 2004: Juror for the Juniors Women’s League Scholastic Achievement Award
    • 2003-2005: Moderator “Creative Critiques” group at the Charlotte Art League
    • 2003: Juror for fine arts Festival in the Park
    • 2003: WFAE Morning Edition “Edward Hopper
    • 2002: WFAE 9/11 documentary
    • 2002: Interview Cable Access TV channel 16 Gastonia
    • 2002: Cleveland College domo and lecture
    • 2002: Charlotte Artists Society
    • 2002: SouthPark Magazine fall issue
    • 2002: Ballantyne Magazine Nov./Dec. issue
    • 2002: Today’s Charlotte Woman magazine Nov./Dec. issue
    • 2002: South Charlotte Weekly
    • 2002 Charlotte Observer People Section

 

Additional areas of interest:

  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Equitation – an English riding event that judges correct riding and proper body carriage of horse and rider.

     

    Affiliations/recognitions:

    • Pastel Society of America
    • Guild of Charlotte Artists
    • Gaston County Art Guild