melana bontrager

EDUCATION

Spring 1999     MA – Creative Arts Therapy,
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY



Spring 1997     BFA – Art/Psychology,
Taylor University, Upland, IN



Spring 1996     Photography/Painting/Drawing,
Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy      

                                                                           

EXHIBITIONS


2017


WAOW Spring Online Exhibit, Juried group show, WAOW.org


​Emerald Spring Exhibition, Juried group show, Emerald Art Center, Springfield, OR


​4th Annual Living Mark Exhibition, ​Juried group show, Verum Ultimum, Portland, OR


2016   


Art and Wine, Wicked Cellars Gallery, Solo show: painting and jazz collaboration with John Carswell, Everett, WA

20th Juried Show, Schack Art Center, Juried group show, Everett, WA

2016-2008      

Fresh Paint Art Festival, Participant Artist, Everett, WA


2015               

Microcosmos, Gallery 621, Juried group show, Benicia, CA

Juried Alumni Exhibition, Taylor University, Juried group show, Upland, IN

2014              

Fresh Paint Artist Festival, Featured artist ,Everett, WA

2012               

Art and Wine, Wicked Cellars Gallery, Solo show: multi-discipline art collaboration, Everett, WA

2013               

17th Juried Show, Schack Art Center, Juried group show, Everett, WA

2010               

14th Juried Show, Schack Art Center, Juried group show, Everett, WA

Pacific Northwest Abstract Show, Gallery by the Bay, Group show, Stanwood, WA

Wicked Cellars Gallery
, Solo show, Everett, WA

2009               

Art and Furniture Show, White Sage Studio, Group show, Ballard, WA

Art and Architecture, TeamTroy Realty, Group show, Ballard, WA

Belltown Art Walk, Group show, Seattle, WA

2008               

Art on the Town, Gallery by the Bay, Group show, Bellevue, WA

2007               

Art as Home Decor, Bellevue Home Show, Gallery representation exhibition, Bellevue, WA

Spring Show, Gallery by the Bay, Group show, Stanwood, WA

Local Art
, Lowell Artworks Gallery, Group show, Lowell, WA

Wallingford Art Walk, Business/Art collaboration, Seattle, WA

2005               

Small Works, d.Art Gallery, Juried group show,  Southampton, MA

2000-2003      

Semeiotic Gallery Show, Semeiotic, Annual group show, Chicago, IL



ART COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT


2016


Reflections--Everett School District CompetitionJuror, Everett, WA


Reflections--Port Gardner Art Competition, Chair, Everett, WA


WAOW--Women Artists of the West, Associate member


Pints and Pumpkins,​ Schack Art Center, ​Commissioned Art pieces, ​Everett, WA

2010-2016

H’Arts Auction, Schack Art Center, Art donation/participation, Everett, WA

2015               

Reflections—PTSA Mukilteo Art Competition, Juror, Mukilteo, WA

2014               

Scholastic Art Awards, Juror, Snohomish Co, WA

2013               

Schack Art Center, Grant 2014 art festival poster, Everett, WA

Street Tunes, Commissioned public art piece, Everett, WA

Washington State Art Educators Conference, Presenter, Des Moines, WA

2011               

City of Everett art collaboration, Commissioned city mural project, Everett, WA