Education

2020 . New York Academy of Art, Master of Fine Arts Candidate

2015 . California State University, Sacramento . K-12 Single Subject Teaching Credential: Visual Arts

2001 . Rhode Island School of Design . Bachelor of Fine Arts . Major: Sculpture


Art Teaching Positions

2015 to 2018 . Placer High School, Auburn, CA . Contracted Ceramics Teacher 

2014 to 2015 . Mesa Verde High School, Citrus Heights, CA . Contracted Visual Arts Teacher

2014 . Maidu High School, Auburn, CA . Visual Arts Teacher

2010 . MIKA Community Development, Costa Mesa, CA . Arts Educator


Professional Art Positions

since 2003 . Kelly Metal, Jewelry Designer/ Owner

2017 and 2018 . Developer and guide of custom, art-based, Italian tour for students and adults

2008 to 2012 . Venture Films Productions . Associate Producer . Newport Beach, CA 

2007 to 2008 . Sydney Evan Jewels . Assistant Designer . Los Angeles, CA

1993 to 2007 .  Bob Siemon Designs . Freelance Product Designer . Santa Ana, CA

2001 . Brower Hatcher, Mid-Ocean Studio. Providence, RI . Freelance builder for “Union of Matter and Space” sculpture


Exhibitions and Trade Shows

2019 . Summer in the City . New York Academy of Art . New York, NY

2019 . Open Studios . New York Academy of Art . New York, NY

2019 . Tribeca Ball . New York Academy of Art . New York, NY

2019 . Wabi Sabi . New York Academy of Art . New York, NY

2018 . Deck the Walls . New York Academy of Art . New York, NY

2003 to 2017 . Siemon and Salazar Annual Studio Open House . Santa Ana, CA

2014 . Auburn Art Walk . The Club Car . Auburn, CA

2007 . New York International Gift Fair . New York, NY . summer season

2007 . New York International Gift Fair . New York, NY . winter season

2006 . Bedazzled . Contemporary Jewelry Design Show . Pasadena, CA

2006 . New York International Gift Fair . New York, NY . summer season

2006 . California Gift Show . Los Angeles, CA

2005 . Thread . Fashion and Lifestyle Show . San Diego, CA . fall season

2005 . San Francisco International Gift Fair . San Francisco, CA

2005 . California Gift Show . Los Angeles, CA

2005 . Bedazzled . Contemporary Jewelry Design Show . Pasadena, CA

2005 . Thread . Fashion and Lifestyle Show . San Diego, CA . spring season

2004 . Ornaments and Adornments . Pasadena, CA

2001 . RISD Senior Thesis Show, Woods-Gerry House . Providence, RI

1997 . Clinton Street Theater, “My Darling Bastard” . Portland, OR


Periodicals and Media

2019 . Chris Welch, “An art class is trying to find the names of unidentified migrants, who died while trying to cross the border.” The Now News, @TheNOWnewstv, 25 April

2019 . Lisa McMahon, “ABC Stone: NYAA Carrara Residency Winners”, Aspire Design and Home, aspiremetro.com, 25 February

2017 . Aurora Sain, 'Masks, Jewelry & The Dungeon, Final Auburn Art Walk of the year held tonight', Auburn Journal, 6 October 

2013 . Sarah Nolivo, “October Art Walk”, Club Car News online newsletter, 10 October

2012 . Sarah Nolivo, “Artist and Jewelry Designer”, Club Car News online newsletter, 4 November


Awards

2019 . Academy Scholar Award, New York Academy of Art, NY

2019 . New York Academy of Art Service Scholarship, New York Academy of Art, NY

2019 . ABC Stone Carrara Merit Residency Scholarship, Carrara, Italy

2018 . Academy Scholar Award, New York Academy of Art, NY

2005 . "Creative Booth Award", California Gift Show, Los Angeles, CA