227 W. 19th Street, Holland, MI 49423
MFA Spring 2016 Kendall College of Art and Design Painting Major Grand Rapids,MI
BFA Spring 2013 Kendall College of Art and Design Painting Major Grand Rapids, MI
BFA Spring 1991 Hope College Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Women's Studies Holland, MI
2017 Forest Hills Fine Art Center, Forest Hills, MI USA
2011 Concert Artist at classical musical concert, Copenhagen, Denmark-
LedØje-SmØrum Musikforening, 25 Year Jubilee Concert at Kulturhuset i SmØrum.
2009. American Center of American Embassy, Delhi, India.
2009 Faculty of Visual Arts, Banares Hindu University, Varanasi, India
2009 Gallery Una in Bjarred, Sweden near Lund.
2007 Reflections Fine Art Gallery, Holland, MI, 100 attendees
2008-2009, Permanent Solo Exhibit Taj India Restaurant
2006. University of Michigan II Gallery in the Asian Art Gallery. Ann Arbor, Michigan
2006 Rush Hospital, Oak Park, Illinois
2017 Inner Mongolia Art Museum, Hohhot, China
2017 Jaiper Kala Chaupal, Jaipur, India
2016 Fed Gallery, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
2015 Kalamazoo Institute of Art, All Michigan Regional Art Show,
2014/5 Felt Mansion Holiday Show, Holland, MI.
2014 Jaipur Art Festival, Jaipur, India
2013 Fusion, DeVos Hall, Grand Rapids, MI
2013 Benares Club Varanasi, India.
2013 Lane Eleven Gallery, Varanasi, India
2012, Challenging Expectations, Kendall College of Art and Design Grand Rapids,
Michigan. Curator: Sarah Joseph.
2011 ARTPRIZE 2011, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Emmett Till Memorial Triptych
2009 Holland Area Arts Council Juried Show, Holland, MI
2006 Holland Area Arts Council Juried Show, Holland, MI
2005 Divine Feminine Art Show, Episcopal Cathedral of Christ the King, Kalamazoo, MI
2015 Artist Residency at Casa Masaccio in San Giovanni Valdarno, Italy
2015 Curator for Felt Mansion Holiday Show with 66 artists
2015 Curator for Gallery 602 at Holland Hospital, Holland MI. ongoing
2014 Invited Participant in the Jaipur Art Festival, Jaipur, India
2014-today Continuing Learning teacher at Kendall College of Art and Design.
2013-16 Graduate Assistant Kendall College of Art and Design
2010 Art teacher at a Community Center in Torna Hallestad, Sweden
2009 Visiting art teacher at a Community Center in Bangkok
2009 Visiting art teacher at an orphanage in Khon Kaen, Thailand-
2005- 2009 Visiting art teacher, Vidyashram Southpoint School, Varanasi, India off and
on for seven trips
2006-2007 Study Abroad Director at NIRMAN at Vidyashram Schools-
1989-2006 Women’s History ALIVE!- Twenty years performance experience portraying
famous American women in original plays that I wrote. .
Articles and Media
Lori Timmer Holland Sentinel 08/26/17
Chinese News article on Inner Mongolia Art Museum opening 07/07/2017
Video of Chinese TV news on the opening at Inner Mongolia Art Museum 07/07/2017
Catherine Behrendt WZZM TV, Channel 13 Take 5, 08/26/11
Lori Timmer, The Return of ArtPrize, Holland Sentinel 09/11/11
Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk, ArtPrize 2011: The phenomenon unfolds today,
Everything Michigan Mlive.com 09/21/11
Steve Ralph, Art Nomad: Holland artist exhibits, paints and teaches art in India
Holland Sentinel 01/06/10
Jagran Josh: Your Guide to Success. Hindi Newspaper, Varanasi, India 11/23/09
Shandra Martinez, Painter preserves images of India: Artist-in-Residence
at school worked with nation’s poor, The Grand Rapids Press Section N, Page 1, 02/19/06
Shandra Martinez, Artist heads to India, offering acrylics and one-woman show
Grand Rapids Press. Section N page 1 10/16/05
2014 Honorable Mention for "Algae Bloom" at Holland Area Arts Council's All
Michigan Regional Show.
2013-2016 Kendall College of Art and Design MFA Portfolio Prize
2013 Kendall College of Art and Design Excellence in Painting Award
2010-2013 Kendall College of Art and Design Portfolio Prize
1991 Phi Beta Kappa Hope College
1991 1st and 3rd Prize Women’s History Writing Contest
2017 Holland Friends of Art at Holland Area Arts Council
2014-15 Felt Mansion, Saugatuck Michigan, 68 pieces of art by 23 artists
2014-present Gallery 602 at Holland Community Hospital, ongoing,
Paper making, Painting in: oil, acrylic, encaustic, oil pastels. I paint in many styles-
realist, expressionist, impressionist.
Drawing in” graphite, charcoal, colored pencil
Woodshop skills: table, band, miter saws, drill press, router, planer, sanders, all hand tools,
can build tables, bookcases, cradle boards, church triptych
Textiles: Historically accurate American clothing of all types especially bustle and hoop
dresses from 1830s to present, spinning of wool, knitting, sewing of all types.
2015 Artist in Resident Casa Massachio San Giovanni Valderno, Italy
|2013-present ||Graduate Assistant||Kendall College of Art and Design ||Grand Rapids, MI|
Kendall College of Art and Design
|Grand Rapids, MI|
|2005- 2009||Visiting art teacher,|
Vidyashram Southpoint School
Seven trips to teach and paint
|2009||Visiting art teacher||Community Center||Bangkok, Thailand|
|2009||Visiting art teacher||Orphanage||Khon Kaen, Thailand|
|2010||Art teacher||Community Center||Lund, Sweden|