Cheryl A Richey

Cheryl A Richey

Biography


Cheryl A Richey

Artist Statement

My artistic journey is fueled by a desire to explore and understand nature’s mysteries and wisdom. A penchant for haiku poetry also influences my work. My process starts by creating spontaneous, mixed-media surfaces. Then I try to excavate the elusive and symbolic meanings of apparently random marks, shapes, and gestural renderings.

I enjoy “making sense of nonsense,” trying to find meaning in haphazard beginnings. This process stretches my mind, pulls me into a discovery mode. I like the intellectual aspect of this part of the process. Ultimately, my work succeeds when I am able to integrate free experimentation and deep personal expression. I love the idea that a finished piece is like a haiku poem, an elegant visual metaphor for a profound truth.

Artistic Background

  • Centrum Visual Art Residency Program, Port Townsend, WA, 2017.
  • Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA, 2010, 2014.
  • La Conner/Dakota Art Workshops, La Conner and Mt. Vernon, WA, 2005 – 2016.
  • Pratt Fine Arts Center, Seattle, WA, 2005, 2009.
  • Intensive Studies Seminar, Taos, NM, 2008.
  • Coupeville Arts Center, Coupeville, WA, 1999 – 2005.

Art studies include classes and workshops with numerous regionally and nationally-known artists, including Kathleen Brennan, Katherine Chang-Liu, Pat Dews, Charles Emerson, Fran Larsen, Skip Lawrence, Carol Merrick, Alex Powers, Julia Ricketts, Pat SanSoucie, Christopher Schink, Kimberly Trowbridge, and Peggy Zehring.

Education and Employment

  • Ph.D.     1974   University of California, School of Social Welfare, Berkeley, California.
  • M.S.W.   1971    University of California, School of Social Welfare, Berkeley, California.
  • B.A.        1968   San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, Social Welfare.
  • 1973—2003     Professor, School of Social Work, University of Washington, Seattle.

Solo Exhibitions

  • Mezzanine Gallery, UW Tower, Seattle, WA, 2016.
  • Sanctuary and Gilmartin Galleries, UUC, Seattle, WA, 2015.
  • Redmond Public Library, Redmond, WA, 2013.
  • Kirkland Public Library, Kirkland, WA, 2013.
  • ArtsNow, Edmonds, WA, 2011-2012.
  • Fremont Jewelry Design, Seattle, WA 2010.
  • Festivities, Edmonds, WA 2010.
  • Dolce la Belle, Edmonds,WA 2008-2009.
  • Marni Muir Gallery, Seattle, WA 2008.
  • Fremont Jewelry Design, Seattle,WA 2006.
  • Sanctuary Gallery at University Unitarian Church, Seattle, WA 2003-2004.
  • Orcas Center, Orcas Island, WA 2003.
  • On the Edge Fine Art Gallery, La Conner, WA 2003.

Juried Group Exhibitions

  • "Women Artists Coast to Coast-East,"Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY, 2017.
  • "The 2017 Annual Washington State Juried Art Competition," Collective Visions Gallery, Bremerton, WA 2017.
  • "Shelter, "Harlem School of the Arts, New York, NY, 2016-2017.
  • "Women Artists Coast to Coast West, "Washington State Convention Ctr. 2016-2017.
  • "35 Live: CoCA Members’ Show." CoCA PS35 Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2016.
  • "National Association of Women Artists - 125th Anniversary Annual Members’ Exhibition,The Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Art Gallery, New York, NY 2014.
  • "2014 KAC Artists’ Exhibition," Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA 2014.
  • "Ev(e)olution IV: Envision Perseverance," National Association of Women Artists, New York Public Library, New York, NY 2014.
  • "2013 Northwest Fine Arts Competition," Phinney Center Gallery, Seattle, WA 2013.
  • "Trees in Art," Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection, Federal Way, WA, 2013.
  • "Celebration! A Traveling Exhibition,” " Schack Art Center, Everett; Women Painters of Washington Gallery, Seattle; Childhood’s End Gallery, Olympia; Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend; Clymer Museum, Ellensberg, WA, 2012 – 2013.
  • "Icon," Hanson Scott Gallery, Seattle, WA 2012.
  • "Unfiltered," Evergreen Association of Fine Arts Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2012.
  • "Peninsula Art League 10th Annual Art Show," Gig Harbor Civic Center, WA 2012.
  • "EAFA Open Juried Abstract Show," Evergreen Association of Fine Arts Gallery, Seattle Design Center, WA, 2012.
  • “Honoring Trees,“The Elisabeth C. Miller Library, University of Washington Botanic Gardens,
    Center for Urban Horticulture, Seattle, WA, 2011.
  • “EAFA 2011 Member Show,”Evergreen Association of Fine Arts Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2011.
  • “Unveiling Climate Change,” Washington Department of Ecology Headquarters, Lacey, WA, 2011.
  • “2011 EAFA Juried Abstract Show,” Evergreen Association of Fine Arts Gallery, Seattle Design Center, WA, 2011.
  • “Exhibit 1,” Evergreen Association of Fine Arts Gallery, Seattle Design Center, WA, 2010-2011.
  • “The Forest for the Trees,” Washington Department of Ecology Headquarters, Lacey, WA, 2010.
  • “New Directions,” Skagit Artists Together , The Depot Arts Center, Anacortes, WA, 2010.
  • “A Room Full of Sisters,” C Art Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2010.
  • “Contemporary Art Juried Show,” Parklane Gallery, Kirkland, WA, 2010.
  • Eastside Association of Fine Arts, 34th Annual Juried Exhibition, Bellevue, WA, 2009.
  • “Passion for the Cure,” C Art Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2009.
  • LiveARTS Bothell, Bothell, WA, 2008, 2009.
  • Seattle Co-Arts Annual Juried Exhibition, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009.
  • Columbia Tower Club, Columbia Center, Seattle, WA, November 2008 - April 2009.
  • Parklane Gallery First Annual Juried Exhibition, Parklane Gallery, Kirkland, WA, 2008.
  • The West Coast Paper Art Exhibition, Kirsten Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2008.
  • Women Painters of Washington Autumn Exhibition, Mercer Island, WA, 2008.
  • Northwest Collage Society, Summer Exhibit, Ballard, WA, 2008.
  • Edmonds Arts Festival, Edmonds, WA, 2007, 2008, 2010.
  • “Orange Crush,” Lynnwood Arts Commission Art Gallery, Lynnwood, WA, 2007.
  • Skagit Artists Together, 2007 Studio Tour, LaConner, WA, 2007.
  • Solovei Art Gallery, Everett, WA, 2007.
  • Skagit Artists Together, La Conner,WA 2005; Anacortes,WA, 2007.
  • “On Wing,” Puget Sound Bird Fest, Edmonds Conference Center, WA, 2007.
  • Blue Heron Gallery (3-person show), Vashon, WA, 2007.
  • North Seattle Community College Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2006.
  • Kenmore Art Show , Seattle, WA, 2005.
  • Phinney Center Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2002.

Galleries

  • "SEASONS," Childhood’s End Gallery, Olympia, WA, 2017.
  • "Wild About Trees" with Trees in Art, The Gallery at Grace, Bainbridge Island, WA, 2015.
  • Women Painters of Washington Summer Exhibition, Scott Milo Gallery, Anacortes, WA 2015.
  • “Visual Voices,” Women Painters of Washington, Larson Gallery, Yakima, WA, 2015.
  • "125th Anniversary Annual Members’ Exhibition,"National Association of Women Artists, The Sylvia Wald & Po Kim Gallery, New York, NY, 2014.
  • "The International Celtic Festival 2014," The LaVeta School of the Arts, LaVeta, CO, 2014.
  • "Out There," East Shore Gallery, Bellevue, WA, 2014.
  • Montserrat Contemporary Art Gallery, New York, NY, 2010-2011, 2013.
  • Women Painters of Washington Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2008-2017.
  • "Trees in Art," Northwind Arts Center Gallery, Port Townsend, WA, 2013.
  • Women Painters of Washington Summer Exhibition, Scott Milo Gallery, Anacortes, WA 2012.
  • "Tribute to Trees," The Commons Gallery, Sammamish City Hall, Sammamish, WA, 2011-2012.
  • Women Painters of Washington Autumn Exhibition, Mercer Island Gallery, WA, 2011.
  • "Celebrating Trees," The Gallery at Grace, Bainbridge Island, WA, 2011.
  • Gallery North, Edmonds, WA, 2006, 2007 (featured artist), 2008 (featured artist), 2011.
  • Kindred Circle Art Gallery (featured artist), Edmonds, WA, 2006.
  • Isle of Art, Langley, WA, 2005.
  • On the Edge Fine Art Gallery, La Conner, WA, 2005.
  • Northwest Style, Seattle, WA, 2003-2004.

Exhibitions in Community Venues

  • Women’s Health Care Center, Univ. of Washington Medical Center – Roosevelt, Seattle, WA, 2017-2018.
  • U Frame It, Seattle, WA, 2014-2015.
  • Polaris Consultancy, Inc., Bellevue, WA, December 2013 – February 2014.

Honors

  • "Turbulence" selected for cover image of e-book edition of "Alien Bootlegger and Other Stories" by Rebecca Ore. Aqueduct Press: Seattle, WA, 2014.
  • "Glacial Pool," "Migration," and "Interspace" selected for cover images of e-book editions of "Alien Trilogy" by Rebecca Ore. Aqueduct Press: Seattle, WA, 2012.
  • Gage Academy Award, EAFA 2011 Member Show, Eastside Association of Fine Arts Gallery, Seattle, WA, 2011.
  • Savoir-Faire Acrylic Award, Contemporary Art Juried Show, Parklane Gallery, Kirkland, WA, 2010.
  • Northwest Collage Society Painting Award, Summer Exhibit, Ballard, WA, 2008.
  • Painting of the Month, Second Place Award, Seattle Co-Arts, January, 2006.
  • Guest Artist, Sunny Arms Artist Cooperative, Seattle, WA, 2004.
  • “Gate to Red Mountain” selected for 2004 National Association of Social Workers Annual Auction.
  • Featured Artist, University of Washington/School of Social Work holiday card, 2004.

Publications

  • "Cheryl Richey: Seattle."The Paper Earth Project: Artist Interviews, August 24, 2017. www.paperearth.org.
  • "All about Inner Idea Artists," Examiner.com. March 17, 2016.
  • 35 Live: 2016 CoCA Members’ Show.Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA, 2016, pp.80.
  • “UW professor emeritus Cheryl Richey shows abstract art in solo exhibit,” UW Today. University of Washington, Seattle, October 2, 2015. www.washington.edu/news/blog/uw-professor-emeritus-cheryl-richey-shows-abstract-art-in-solo-exhibit/
  • Visual Voices: Women Painters of Washington. Yakima Valley Community College, Yakima, WA, 2015, pp.48-49.
  • "Peggy Zehring and her ‘Inner Idea’ Group are Featured in Two New Exhibitions in Chelsea," Gallery & Studio, Vol.16, No.2 (Nov/Dec 2013-Jan 2014); pp. 6, 7, 24.
  • "Inner Idea Artists: Inside Out," Arte News: Publishing Magazine. New York, Winter 2013, pp.5-9.
  • "Cheryl Richey Featured Artist," The Cascadia Subduction Zone: A Literary Quarterly, April 2013, Vol.3, No.2, pp. 20 – 22. Seattle, WA. www.thecsz.com.
  • "Celebrating Trees weaves art forms," Bainbridge Island Review, August, 2011.
  • "Cheryl A. Richey," Best of the Best. Kennedy Publishing: Williamsburg, Virginia, 2012.
  • “Cheryl A. Richey, ” Best of Worldwide Mixed Media Artists Volume I. Kennedy Publishing: Williamsburg, Virginia, 2010, pp,133-134.
  • “From academic to artist: Richey retires to new career,” University Week: Arts & Entertainment. University of Washington, Seattle, October 30, 2008.
  • “Cheryl A. Richey: Beyond the Surface,” The Savvy Collector’s Preview Guide to Upcoming Shows/Washington. American Art Collector, August, 2008.
  • “Art Takes Flight,” Pilchuck Audubon Profile, January, 2008.
  • “Visual Arts,” Island View, January, 2007.
  • “Heron’s Birds…on View Through January,” The Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber, January 2007.
  • “Kindred features ‘Circles of Light’,” Edmonds Beacon, March 16, 2006.

Professional Affiliations

  • Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA, 2015 – present.
  • National Association of Women Artists, Inc. (juried), NYC, NY, 2013 – present.
  • Women Painters of Washington (juried) member, 2008– present
  • Seattle Co-Arts, active (juried) member; Chair, Scholarship Committee, 2007 – 2009.
  • Evergreen Association of Fine Arts, WA, 2010–present.

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