Dana Weir : Artist & Art Instructor

Exhibition History: Selected Shows

2012      Streff Gallery – Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR
“Altered Books Show” – invitational group show

2011      Artisans on Taylor – Port Townsend, WA
“Autumnal” – invitational group show

2011      The Taoist Center – Portland, OR   “Cloaking the Light” – two person show

2011      Multnomah Art Center – Portland, OR  “Cross Pollination” – juried group show

2010       Lakewood Center for the Arts – Lake Oswego, OR
“Luminous Layers” – juried encaustic art exhibition

2010       The Taoist Center – Portland, OR
“Convergence” – two person show

2010       Abernethy Elementary – Portland, OR
Commissioned artwork for school auction

2009       North Bank Artists Gallery – Vancouver, WA
“Miniatures” – members and invited guests

2009       Multnomah Art Center – Portland, OR
Faculty Show

2009       The Taoist Center – Portland, OR
“New Work” – solo show

2009       Pacific University – Forest Grove, OR
“Maps and Legends” – solo show

2009       North Bank Artists Gallery – Vancouver, WA
“Maps and Bridges” – members and invited guests

2009       Guardino Gallery – Portland, OR
“Little Things” – invitational group show

2009       North Bank Artists Gallery – Vancouver, WA
“The Illuminated Word” – members and invited guests

2008       North Bank Artists Gallery – Vancouver, WA
“Andrew Loomis and Dana Weir” – two person show

2008       North Bank Artists Gallery – Vancouver, WA
“Gifts from the Heart” – members only show

Professional Teaching Experience

Current     Art Specialist at Swan School
Developing and teaching visual art lessons to students, K-6th grade. Focus on principles of art, creative expression, social well-being, and critical thinking skills. Port Townsend, WA.

Current     Art Instructor: Adult Workshops
Teaching workshops in various locations to adult students that combine encaustic collage instruction with discussion of spiritual practice. Port Townsend, WA. and Portland, OR.

Current     Art Instructor at the Multnomah Art Center
Teaching summer art camps for children, ages 5 – 7. Developing mixed- media projects that engage children, paying attention to different learning styles, and supporting children as they create and experiment with materials. Portland, OR.   

2011-12     Art Instructor at Jefferson Community School
Developing and teaching visual art concepts to Jr. High and High School students. Focus on principles of art and elements of design. Students experiment with a variety of materials, explore art history,  and enhance critical as well as creative thinking skills. Port Townsend, WA.

2010-11     Art Teacher at Swan School
After-school art program for children, ages 5 – 12. Port Townsend, WA.

2010-11     Art Specialist at Firefly Academy
Art projects developed for preschool-age children. Port Townsend, WA.

2006 -10    Teacher and Art Instructor at Marylhurst Early Childhood Center.  Teaching with an emergent approach, Pre-K and Kindergarten students. Oregon City, OR.

Education History

2005-10    Pacific Northwest College of Art- Continuing Education. Portland, OR.  Training in the methods of Encaustic art with Jef Gunn.

2005         Marylhurst University Master of Arts Interdisciplinary Studies,  Marylhurst, OR. Focus in Spiritual Traditions and Ethics

2001         Pacific University Bachelor of Arts – Art major, Creative Writing minor. Forest Grove, OR.