Jennifer Baggs McKelvey

Education

MFA, 2 Dimensional Studies, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL                                    2004

BFA, Drawing and Painting, University of Georgia, Athens, GA                                                       1993

Teaching Experience

Assistant Instructor, Visual Arts                                                                                                                                                          2019-2020
Humanities and Fine Arts Department, Chattanooga State Community College

  • Planned, taught and maintained student records 2D Foundations, 3D Foundations, Art History Survey I & II

  • Taught online Art Appreciation using Cengage, Mindtap and D2L elearn

  • Wrote and received a Lyndhurst grant bringing local artist/workshop leaders into the Foundations 2 classroom

  • Introduced Foundation students to the process of commissioned art projects through involvement in my installation, Indigo, at the Hunter Museum of American Art

  • Integrated multi-media assignments into Art History research projects to reach across multiple learning styles

  • Partnered with local non-profit to bring artist, Aurora Robson, to campus

  • Maintained 3D shop, ordered supplies for 2D & 3D Foundation courses

  • Integrated instructional technology to enhance pedagogy

  • Received training and shadowed student advising

  • Pivoted to online classes during pandemic, utilizing flipgrid, zoom, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Stream, and D2L elearn to provide demos, critiques, lectures, and instruction

Adjunct Instructor, Visual Arts                                                                                                                                                            2016-2019
Humanities and Fine Arts Department, Chattanooga State Community College

  • Planned, taught, and maintained records 3D Foundations

  • Taught and maintained records for online Art Appreciation utilizing Cengage, Mindtap and elearn

  • Integrated proposal and reflection writing exercises into 3D Foundations

Adjunct Instructor, Visual Arts                                                                                                                                                             2014-2019
University Tennessee Chattanooga, Department of Art

  • Planned, taught and maintained records for Drawing V and Art Structures (gen education course)

  • Taught and maintained records for Drawing I, Drawing II, Studio Processes 2D Foundations, Space and Sequence 3D Foundations and Art History Survey

  • Integrated lecture, studio projects, and on-site learning exercise at the Hunter Museum of American Art as curriculum for Art Structures

  • Taught hands on and digital applications including Adobe Premiere, InDesign, Photoshop, and Audacity in studio applications

  • Used instructional technology to enhance pedagogy

Adjunct Instructor, Visual Arts                                                                                                                                                            2013-2016
Lee University, Communication of Arts Department

  • Planned, taught and maintained records for Drawing I & II, and Mixed Media Painting

  • Used instructional technology to enhance pedagogy

  • Ordered supplies and maintained inventory for mixed media studio

Adjunct Instructor, Visual Arts                                                                                                                                                            2006-2011
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Department of Art

  • Planned, taught and maintained records for Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced Drawing and Art Appreciation: Interrelation Art/Music/Theater

  • Used instructional technology to enhance pedagogy

  • Art Appreciation focused on the intersection of visual, musical and theatrical arts utilizing local talent as guest speakers and multi-media student led projects.

  • Used instructional technology to enhance pedagogy

Visiting Artist                                                                                                                                                                                          April, 2006
Division of Human Studies, Alfred University

  • Team taught with an innovative, interdisciplinary approach investigating philosophy and foundation level art

Guest Instructor                                                                                                                                                                                    Summer 2005
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Department of Art

  • Planned, taught and maintained records for Advanced painting

  • Focused on studio and en plein air painting techniques

Instructor of Record                                                                                                                                                                             2002-2004
School of Art & Design, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

  • Taught and maintained student records for Drawing I & 2D Foundations Studio A

Professional Work Experience

Managing Director                                                                                                                                                           2013-present

Mid-South Sculpture Alliance, Chattanooga, TN

  • Contracting visiting artists, speakers, exhibition jurors, panelists and workshop leaders

  • Primary grant writer for all programs

  • Managing indoor and outdoor exhibition including writing RFP’s, call to artists, selection process, gallery and artist contracts, installment, advertisement, and events

  • Planning, managing and executing bi-annual conferences and confabs

  • Managing Scholarship competition

  • Primary liaison to MSA members, MSA Board of Directors, the public and the press

  • Website design and maintenance

Gallery Associate                                                                                                                                                              2005-2008
Well Street Art Co, Fairbanks, AK

  • PR including writing exhibition press release and designing exhibition graphics

  • Design, installation, and de-installation of exhibitions

  • Limited curatorial responsibility

  • Sales and customer service

Freelance                                                                                                                                                                           2001-2007
Fairbanks, AK                                                

  • Curating Summer Art Exhibition Series at the Sheldon Center in Denali, AK

  • Curating Group 62901 Exhibition at Well St. Art Company

  • Writing Press Release for regional exhibitions

  • Designing exhibition graphics using the Adobe Creative Suite

  • Teaching summer art camp, Denali Education Center, Denali, AK

  • Substitute Elementary Art Specialist, Fairbanks North Star Borough Schools

SOLO EXHIBITIONS & COMMISIONS

Indigo at Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN                                                                                 2020-21

Phase VII, Children’s Discovery Museum, Chattanooga, TN                                                                                      2014

Phase IV, The International Gallery, Anchorage, AK                                                                                                    2007

Phase III, The Annex Art Space, Fairbanks, AK                                                                                                             2006

Phase II, The Annex Art Space, Fairbanks, AK                                                                                                              2005

Blow Fly Inn, MFA Thesis Exhibition, Surplus Gallery, SIUC, Carbondale, IL                                                           2004

Latitude & Longitude, Surplus Gallery, SIUC, Carbondale, IL                                                                                    2003

Recent Paintings, Well St Art Company, Fairbanks, AK                                                                                              2002

Vertical Studies, Charles Sheldon Center, Denali Park, AK                                                                                        2002

Offerings, Charles Sheldon Center, Denali Park, AK                                                                                                   2001

Rhythmic Symbols, Main Street Arts, Ketchikan, AK                                                                                                   2000

JURIED EXHIBITIONS

MSA Select: Atlanta, Gallery 72, Atlanta GA: Juror Kate Creason                                                                             2016

I Guess You Had to Be There, Association for Visual Arts, Chattanooga, TN                                                         2013

Latitude 64, Bear Gallery, Fairbanks Arts Association, Fairbanks, AK                                                                     2010

Latitude 64, Bear Gallery, Fairbanks Arts Association, Fairbanks, AK                                                                     2007

High Roads & Low Roads, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University,                                                            2006

Tallahasee, & Okaloosa-Walton Community College,

Niceville, FL: Juror Allys Palladino-Craig

Kalliphilia, Gallery HQ, Carbondale, IL Jurors: Cheonae Kim, Che Rhodes,                                                           2004

Carole Loeffler, Chris Wildrick

Suspension: Sonic Absorption, CAA Member’s Exhibition, Consolidated Works                                                 2004

Seattle, WA Jurors: Heather Dwyer, Sara Krajewski, Alex Muse

Look to the Horizon, Artboat 2003, organized by Bridge Magazine &                                                                  2003

Standard Gallery, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL Juror: Bridge Magazine Staff

Defining the Abstract, International Gallery, Anchorage AK Juror: Hal Gage                                                       2001

GROUP EXHBITIONS

Faculty Exhibition, Chattanooga State Community College, Chattanooga, TN                                                  2019-2020

Faculty Exhibition, Cress Gallery, UTC, Chattanooga, TN                                                                                       2017

Faculty Exhibition, Cress Gallery, UTC, Chattanooga, TN                                                                                       2015

Faculty Art Exhibition, Art Department Gallery, Fairbanks, AK                                                                             2011

Faculty Art Exhibition, Art Department Gallery, Fairbanks, AK                                                                             2010

Faculty Art Exhibition, Art Department Gallery, Fairbanks, AK                                                                             2009

Faculty Art Exhibition, Art Department Gallery, Fairbanks, AK                                                                             2009

Alaskan Concept and Abstraction, Well St Art Co., Fairbanks, AK, invitational                                                  2009
Dolls, The International Gallery, Anchorage, AK, invitational                                                                               2009

Faculty Art, UAF Art Department Gallery, Fairbanks, AK                                                                                       2007

Group 62901, Well St Art Co, Fairbanks, AK                                                                                                            2007

New Talent x 10, Well St Art Co, Fairbanks, AK                                                                                                       2006

Faculty Art, UAF Art Department Gallery, Fairbanks, AK                                                                                      2006

Gallery Artists, Well St Art Co, Fairbanks, AK                                                                                                          2005

Installation Art, The Annex Art Space, Fairbanks, AK                                                                                            2005

Soft Boundaries Invitational, Biggin Gallery, Auburn University, AL                                                                  2005

Annexed, The Annex Art Space, Fairbanks, AK                                                                                                      2004

All City Graff Gallery, Graff Gallery, Chicago, IL                                                                                                     2004

Ménage a Cinq, Mad Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO                                                                                                    2004

Cosmopolitan, Surplus Gallery, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL                                                   2003

In the Margin, Des Lee Gallery, St. Louis, MO                                                                                                       2003

TEACHING AND ART ORGANIZATION GRANTS

Lyndhurst Arts and Culture Grant, Chattanooga State Community College Workshops                             2019

ABC Grant, Tennessee Arts Commission, MSA Confab: Intercepting the Waste Stream                              2019

Lyndhurst Grant for MSA: Women in Sculpture Exhibition                                                                               2019

APS Grant, Tennessee Arts Commission, MSA Conference: Knoxville                                                             2018

Lyndhurst Grant for MSA: Riverwalk Outdoor Exhibition                                                                                  2017

Benwood Foundation Grant for MSA: Riverwalk Outdoor Exhibition                                                              2017

ABC Grant, Tennessee Arts Commission, MSA Cofab                                                                                         2016

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Co Faculty Sponsor, Art Club, Chattanooga State Community College                                                           2019-20

Chattanooga, TN

Co-Chair, Transforming Communities through Sculpture and Public Art,                                                      2019

Panel Discussion, SECAC Conference

Mural project assistant to middle school group, Mark Making, Chattanooga TN                                         2014

Informational text writer, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga TN                                             2012-2013

Board Member and Exhibitions Committee, Fairbanks Children’s Museum                                                 2011

Panel member for solo exhibition selection, Fairbanks Arts Association                                                      2008

FREEZE ART volunteer, Alaska Design Forum                                                                                                     2008

Advisory Board member, Annex Art Space, Fairbanks, AK                                                                               2007

Treasurer, Graduate Association of Painters and Printmakers, SIUC                                                             2002-2003

AWARDS, HONORS, RESIDENCIES

Awarded full tuition scholarship, teaching and graduate assistantship,                                                      2001-2004

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Robert Maxwell Fellowship, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH                                                             2000-2001

Fellowship, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH                                                                                          2000

BIBLIOGRAPHY

“Baggs McKelvey’s Indigo Opens Week at Hunter Museum” The Chattanoogan, March 10, 2020

“Local Artist Creates Plastic Bag Art Installation for Creative Discovery Museum”, The Chattanoogan,

May 19th, 2014

“Recycling into Art”, Anchorage Daily News, Dawnell Smith, August 2nd, 2007

“Art News”, Anchorage Daily News, Dawnell Smith, May 31st, 2007

High Roads & Low Roads exhibition catalogue, Museum of Fine Arts, Florida State University, 2006

“Paper or Plastic?”, Art in the Heartland, WEB11, Susan Steinnerd, July 27th 2006

“’Blow Fly Inn’ on display at SIUC”, In the Flipside Zone, Tonia Howerton, “May 27th-June 2nd 2004

“Visual Arts Picks, Sonic Absorption”, Seattle Weekly, Elise Richman, March 24-30th 2004

“ConWorks Shows Delivered Fun and Heartbreak”, Seattle Post Intelligencer, Hackett, Regina, February 27th 2004

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