Thought-provoking art that heals the soul
About the Artist
"I'm committed that
the viewer connects
with my work on a
deep, healing level,
taking away something
valuable in the
2009 - present Marylhurst University Art Alumni Association
2008 – present Artist Trust
2002 - present International Society of Acrylic Painters (Signature Member).
2011 "The CVG Show '11", Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA.
2010 "Shine", Seattle Design Center, Seattle, WA.
2010 "Rise", Seattle Design Center, Seattle, WA.
2009 “On the Verge”, Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA and the
University of Washington at Tacoma Gallery,Tacoma, WA.
2008 “International Society of Acrylic Painters Signature Member Exhibition”,
2008 “Politik – Left, Right, Center”, North Bank Artists Gallery, Vancouver, WA.
2008 “Cambridge Art Association 10th Annual National Prize Show”,Kathryn
Schultz Gallery and University Place Gallery, Cambridge, MA.
Juror: Thomas W. Lentz, Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director,
Harvard University Art Museums.
2007 "10th Annual ISAP International Exhibition", San Luis Obispo Art Center,
San Luis Obispo, CA.
2006 “Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition”, The Art Gym, Marylhurst
University, Marylhurst, OR.
2005 “International Society of Acrylic Painters 8th Annual Exhibition”, The Art
Gallery of Seattle, Seattle, WA.
Juror: Robert Burridge, President, International Society of Acrylic
2004 “Seventh Annual National Acrylic Painters Association International Juried
Show”, Cornell Museum, Del Ray Beach, FL.
Juror: Gerald Brommer, President, National Acrylic Painters Association.
2003 “Viridian Artists at Chelsea 14th Annual Juried Exhibition”, Viridian Gallery,
New York, NY.
Juror: Robert Rosenblum, Curator, NYC Guggenheim Museum.
2003 “Soho20 Chelsea Gallery’s Spring Invitational Exhibit”, New York, NY.
Juror: Janet Koplos, Senior Editor, “Art in America” magazine.
SELECT INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
2007 “Collaborations”, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR.
2006 “Contemporary Focus”, City of Gresham Visual Arts Gallery, Gresham, OR.
2004 “St. Joseph Foundation Wine and Art Show”, Red Lion Inn at the Quay,
2003 “Spring Salon”, Limner Gallery, New York, NY.
SELECT ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2008 “Featured Artist”, Emerge Medical Spa, Tigard, OR.
2006 “Featured Member – Ridgefield Art Association”, First International Bank,
2002 “Macadam Frame Central’s September Featured Artist”, Portland, OR.
2001 “Featured Artist - Last Thursday Alberta Art Walk”, Star E. Rose Café,
Clark College, Vancouver, WA.
Emerge Medical Spa, Tigard, OR.
Schneider Law Offices, Portland, OR.
Private collections throughout the United States and the United Kingdom.
2008-present Artist’s Trust Ambassador, Artist’s Trust, Seattle, WA.
1995 Greeter for All-Artists Shows, Wyland Gallery, Portland, OR.
Port Townsend, WA.
2006 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR.
For a more detailed resume, contact me at email@example.com.
I have consistently created and exhibited work since early 2000, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Marylhurst University in 2006. I continue to explore new artistic possibilities through workshops on different mediums, business development and teaching.
Though my travels have taken me to locals around the world, I call Vancouver, Washington home. Born in Mayville, North Dakota, I then moved around the country and lived overseas. This exposure to various cultures has impacted both my art and who I am as a person.
An active member of the art community since 2002 when I became a Signature Member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters, I currently participate with Artist Trust both as a member and volunteer for their state-wide Ambassador program.
I use toys as a subject matter to create a connection with the viewer through the shared experience of play. The images depicted may be somewhat disturbing despite the innocent nature of the plastic playthings. I believe connection, healing and understanding occur through communication, and intend that viewers allow thoughts and feelings to arise for examination and potential conversation.
All images and text Copyright Amy Buchheit 1999 - 2012. All rights reserved.