Olena A. Ellis
Email:  olenaellisart@gmail.com

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Fine Arts, May 2018, Magna cum Laude

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2016             Visual Arts Academy, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
2015-2016    Summer Sessions Kids Camp, Ceramics
2012-2013    Community Liaison, Mat-Su Central School, Wasilla, AK
1996-2013    Ellis Learning Journey

GRANTS/AWARDS
2018   University of Alaska Fairbanks, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Magna cum Laude
           URSA (Undergraduate Research & Scholarly Activity) Spring Project Award
           University of Alaska Completion Grant

2017    Krist Anderson Memorial Scholarship
           Heather Dowdy Memorial Scholarship
           University of Alaska Completion Grant
            ASUAF Senate Travel Scholarship for NCECA
2016    The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
            Golden Key International Honour Society
            Tom Rohr Memorial Scholarship
            ASUAF Senate Travel Scholarship for NCECA
2015     Liz Berry Memorial Scholarship
             Carolyn Sampson, UAF Staff Council Memorial Award
2014     Mary Jones Scholarship

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS  
2018    Whimsy, Fairbanks Arts Association Spring Juried (Rachelle Dowdy) Exhibition'

2017    The Journey is the Destination, Keller Architecture & Arts, Ceramics
            Legacy & Continuum Gallery Show, Beato Gallery, Ojai, CA
            Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts Online Ceramic Exhibition
            UAF Spring Juried Student Art Exhibition for Ceramics and Photography “Aqua Forest”
                Photography - Honorable Mention
        
            Circumpolar - Alaska State Juried Show by Jeff Schultz at Ursa Major
            SCAG Ceramic Art Show at UAF Fine Art Gallery
           
Exposed: A Group Exhibition (Photography) at UAF Fine Art Gallery

2016    Juried UAF Student Art Show - “Vio-lace” (Best of Ceramics)
            First Friday Show at Sipping Streams, Fairbanks, AK

2015     First Friday Show at Keller Architecture (Ceramics)
            Thawed Out Juried Student Art Show (Ceramics)
            First Friday Show of Photography at Arctic Java
            UAF Sustainability Art Show (Sea Turtle - Honorable Mention)

2014    Student Art Show – “Blue Ted” (Honorable Mention)
            BFA Art Show at UAF (Ceramics)
            First Friday Show at Keller Architecture (Ceramics)

PUBLICATIONS
2018     Ceramics Monthly, May 2018
 2017    ASF Photography Contest for holiday cards, Iditarod Dog Team
 2016    ASF Photography Contest for holiday cards, Reindeer
2012     Mosaic Art Today, Schiffer Publishing LTD, 2012, pgs.96-101

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
June 2017    Residency at Beatrice Wood Center, Ojai, CA
2014-2016    President of Student Ceramic Arts Guild - UAF
2015-2017    Member of NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts)
2010-2014    Society of American Mosaic Artists