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Melissa Gibson

Melissa Gibson

About Artist

Basic Information

  • Artist Statement

    I love junk – the kind people toss on the curb and the emotional garbage that turns people into artists. Using found items and taking “old lady” crafts and turning them into current and attractive art are some of my favorite things. I enjoy working with wood, paints, threads, markers, and that end table you just threw out.
  • Resume

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
    Self-Employed Artist, 2014 to Present
    - Designed “Mardi Cats,” a series of original illustrations inspired by Shreveport’s historic Highland neighborhood. Illustrations sold as prints and greeting cards.
    - Created original design featured on the Unitarian Universalist Association’s WorshipWeb, a resource for Unitarian Universalist congregations. Customized variations are in use at more than two dozen churches worldwide.
    - Repaired and refinished dozens of wood furniture pieces.
    - Sold original art at the Highland Bizarre Bazaar, Bossier Night Market, and Texas Avenue Makers Fair.
    - Artwork currently hangs at Pure Color Salon, Hope Medical Group for Women, and private homes.

    EXHIBITIONS
    Critical Mass 5, Shreveport Regional Arts Council, April 2017
    Artist Sunday, All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, July 2016
    WorshipWeb, Unitarian Universalist Association, June 2016
    Uncensored Louisiana, Works in Progress Louisiana, March 2016
    Critical Mass 4, Shreveport Regional Arts Council, March 2016

    EDUCATION
    Bachelor of Arts in English-Creative Writing, 2004; Butler University, Indianapolis, IN

    ADDITIONAL SKILLS
    Event Planning, Fundraising, Workshop Facilitating

Contact Information

Member since
Wednesday, 04 June 2014 00:00
Last online
3 years ago