Amy Eileen Koester
1203 NW 4th Street   Gainesville FL 32601
amy@brightthreadsstudio.com
386.931.5765

EDUCATION
Pending 2017    Bachelors of Fine Arts School of Art & Art History, College of the Arts,
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, Concentration in Painting

May 2013       Associate of Arts with Highest Honors, Art Studio, Santa Fe College,Gainesville Florida

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017                  “Reflections”, Convergence Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville,  Florida
2016                  “The Collective Individual”, Superfun Gallery, Gainesville, Florida

2016                   “Self Portrait Collage”, Convergence Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

2016                 “Portraits”, Warp House Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

2016                  “MASH (Mathematics, Art & Science), Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art,

Gainesville,Florida

2016                  “Access Art”, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, Gainesville, Florida

2015                  “Foxy”, Convergence Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville,  Florida

2013                  “Student Art Exhibit”, Santa Fe Gallery, Santa Fe College, Gainesville, Florida

2012                  “Summer Exhibit”, Student Life Gallery, Santa Fe College, Gainesville, Florida

2012                 “Student Art Exhibit”, Santa Fe Gallery, Santa Fe College, Gainesville, Florida

2008                 “Nature”, International Quilt Exhibit, Houston, Texas

2006                  “Beyond the Bed”, Pasco Fine Arts Center, Holliday, Florida

2005                  “Hurricanes”, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

2004                  Considering Quilts”, Atlantic Center at Harris House, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

2004                  “Flagler Art League Exhibit”, Flagler County, Florida

2003                  “Journal Quilt Project” Houston, Texas

2002                  “Journal Quilt Project” Houston, Texas

2001                  “America From the Heart” Houston, Texas

1999                   “25th Annual Statewide Art Competition”, Ogden, Utah

1999-2001         “Fine Focus” National Touring Exhibition

COLLECTIONS

University of Arizona, International Center, Tucson, Arizona

San Jose Quilt Museum, San Jose, California

Bresenham Collection, Houston, Texas

 

AWARDS
2015-2017         Dean’s List, University of Florida. Gainesville, Florida                          
2013                   First Place, Creative Projects Presentations, Research in Undergraduate Education Festival, Santa Fe College

2012, 2013        Honorable Mention, Santa Fe Student Art Exhibit, Santa Fe College, Gainesville, Florida
2010-2013         Dean’s List Santa Fe College, Gainesville Florida                                                                                                                      

2011-2013         Student Life Honor Roll, Santa Fe College, Gainesville Florida                                                                                                         

2004                   Honorable Mention, Flagler Art League Exhibit, Flagler County, Florida         

 

ORGANIZATIONS

2015-Present        Painting Drawing Association, University of Florida, Treasurer
2015-Present        Sigma Tau, University of Florida

2010-Present        The After School Art Club/Art Lab, Gainesville, Florida

2011-2013             Gallereans Art Club, Santa Fe College, Gainesville, Florida, President

2011-2012             Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, MUSE Volunteer                            

2011-2013             Phi Theta Kappa, Santa Fe College, Gainesville, Florida Sergeant at Arms

2011-2012             The Santa Fe Sentinel, Santa Fe College, Gainesville, Florida Mixed Media Editor
2010-Present        Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild, Gainesville, Florida, Webmaster

2013-Present        Studio Art Quilt Associates                                

 

PUBLICATIONS

Art + Quilt, Interweave, (September 1, 2009)

Creative Quilting, The Journal Quilt Project, Quilting Arts (October 1, 2006)

America from the Heart, C&T Publishing (July 2002)

 

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