Sandy Thibeault______
Sandy Thibeault______     

Biography

From Sandy’s earliest years, realism and detail have always been instinctive in her creative expression. As a college student her appreciation for the Italian and Northern Renaissance was nurtured while travelling throughout Europe and studying painting and art history in Italy. Always with a penchant for drawing, she trained as an illustrator prior to a teaching career. In 1994 Sandy decided to take a Renaissance painting class at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Egg tempera lent itself to “drawing” with a brush and offered her a method of painting that seemed second nature. All these influences compel her not only to search for the delicate and detailed surfaces but also to develop a believable sense of form. Her painterly realism is revealed by the application of numerous…sometimes hundreds…of layers of interacting translucent egg tempera. All thinly applied to create a luminosity and rich depth of color. Her attraction to the egg tempera technique and the skills learned from its application eventually inspired her to teach it in her high school classes and adult workshops.

 

Sandy’s graduate study and school affiliations have given her the opportunity to visit five continents. Her varied subject matter is sometimes inspired by a specific travel experience or merely by an item in which she sees beauty because of its color or texture.

 

Sandy received her M. Art Ed from Leslie University and BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Post-graduate study included the University of Connecticut and Harvard University among others.

 

Sandy has exhibited in a number of national and international juried exhibitions and has been the recipient of many grants and awards including the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Gold Medal of Honor in NYC, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Margaret M. Martin Memorial Award, WCVB-TV First Place New England Illustration Competition, 30th Tallahassee International/FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Academy of Fine Arts National Juried Show, VA, and Cape Cod Open Juried National, MA to name a few.

She is an Elected Member of the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Clubn NYC, and a Juried Member of the Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, NC. Her art pieces are in private collections in the United States and China.

 

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Sandy and her husband, Al, moved to North Carolina in 2012 to be near their children and grandkids.

Artist Statement

I return often to Italy to relish in the historical component as well as to further my practice in the craftsmanship and processes of the egg tempera medium as described in Ceninni’s Il Libro dell’Arte. These influences guide me not only to search for the delicate and detailed surfaces but also to develop a believable sense of form. Each revealed through the application of numerous - sometimes hundreds of layers - of interacting translucent egg tempera. I combine realism with fifteenth century aesthetics, semi precious stones, eggshells, 23k. water gilding, and pastiglia applications. My work is intimate in both scale and focus. I search for the nuances in a reflection as much as I do in a facial expression. Bees, butterflies and inconspicuous ladybugs add a bit of movement to many of my still lifes. No matter the focus, my paintings expose things that matter to me, where I find excitement by means of surface texture or personal relationship. Visible is a commitment to creating images that encourage curiosity and then necessitate a closer second look to appreciate the numerous decisions made to support the straightforward interpretation.

Résumé

Sandy Thibeault

8914 Radford Court, Sherrills Ford, NC 28673

828-478-1370

www.sandythi2@gmail.com

www.sandythibeault.com

 FB: Sandy Thibeault Studio

 

Exhibitions

2019      122st  Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Open Juried Exhibit, National Arts Club, NYC

               Featured Artist, Painting with Egg, Mooresville Artists, NC

 

2018      Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, NY, Jurors: (Daniel Tennant, watercolorist, author,

               Douglas Wiltraut, awarded egg tempera painter) 

               Academy Center of the Arts National Juried Art Exhibition, VA, Juror: (Laura McManus, Curator Maier Museum

               of Art, VA) 

               Juried Winter Art Exhibit, Mooresville Arts, NC, (Juror/Judge: Sybil Godwin, owner Shain Gallery, NC)

 

2017      121st  Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Open Juried Exhibit, National Arts Club, NYC

44th Annual Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition, Center for the Arts Evergreen, CO

 

2016    120th Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Open Juried Exhibit, National Arts Club, NYC

             National Juried Exhibit/Viewpoint 48-Cincinnatti Art Club, OH

             Artoberfest, Mooresville Arts, NC

             Juried Winter Art Exhibit, Mooresville Arts, NC, (Juror: Larry Elder, owner Elder Gallery, NC)

 

2015     30th Tallahasse International, FSU Museum of Fine Arts, FL

             Flow BMW Art Show, Associated artists of Winston-Salem, NC

             38th Spring Artfest, Mooresville Arts, Mooresville, NC

             11th Annual Mooresville Arts Photography Show, Mooresville Arts, NC, 

             Shades of Grey, Andre Christine Gallery, NC,

             Members Best / 60th Anniversary, Mooresville Arts, NC

 

2014     Academy Center of the Arts National Juried Art Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts, VA

              Summer Art in the Village, Art Association of Winston-Salem, NC

             Artfelt, Art Association of Winston-Salem, NC

             Flow BMW Art Show, Art Association of Winston-Salem, NC

             Photography Show, Mooresville Arts, NC

             Inside/Outside, Andre Christine Gallery, NC

             Black & White, Andre Christine Gallery, NC

             Small Works, Andre Christine Gallery, NC

 

2013     Art in the Village, Art Association of Winston-Salem, NC

             Five Artists Invitational, Andre Christine Gallery, NC

             Eye of the Artist, Yadkinville Art Council, NC

             Mixed Media, Andre Christine Gallery, NC

             Artoberfest, Mooresville Arts, NC

             Art of the Environment, Art Association of Winston-Salem, NC

             Spring Artfest, Mooresville Arts, NC

             Photography Exhibit, Mooresville Arts, NC

             Life is a Circus, Andre Christine Gallery, NC

           

2012     Cape Cod Open Juried National, MA

               James King Bonner Show, MA

              In the Studio, Woodshed Gallery, MA

              Still Life, Woodshed Gallery, MA

              Members Show, Needham Art Association, MA

              Scandinavian/New Members Show, Newton Art Association, MA

             Chocol’art, Blackstone Valley Art Association, MA

             Blackstone Valley Members Show, Woodshed Gallery, MA

             Anything Goes, Blackstone Valley Art Association, MA

 

2011     Small Works Show, Woodshed Gallery, MA

 

Awards & Publications

2019     Margaret M. Martin Memorial Award, “122st Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art, Catalogue  

              Club Open Juried Exhibit, National Arts Club, NYC, (egg tempera) (Jurors:

              Renato Danese, Pres. Danese/Corey Gallery, Michael Rips, Exec. Dir. Art Students

              League NY, Austin Williams, Editor Artists Magazine)

             

2018     Catalogue, 121st  Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Open Juried Exhibit, National Arts Club, NYC

              Catalogue, “National Juried Show,” Academy of Fine Arts, VA, (egg tempera)

                           Mooresville Tribune, December 2, 2018

 

2017     Catalogue, “44th Annual Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition,”  

              Center for the Arts Evergreen,  CO, (Juror: Stephen Quiller, internationally  

              known water media artist)

 

2016     CLWAC Gold Medal of Honor, “120th Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art, Catalogue  

              Club Open Juried Exhibit, National Arts Club, NYC, (egg tempera) (Jurors: Neil  

              Watson, Exec Dir Long Island Museum, Danette Koke, Art Dealer Ramscale Art  

              Assoc NYC, Doug Reina, Artist 2014 Polluck-Krasner grant recipient)

              

2015     1st Place, “38th Spring Artfest,” Mooresville Arts, Mooresville, NC (egg tempera)

              Catalogue, “30th Tallahasse International,” FSU Museum of Fine Arts, FL, (egg

              tempera)

              Selected as a Juried Member of the Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, NC

 

2014     Catalogue, “National Juried Show,” Academy of Fine Arts, VA, (egg tempera)

           

2013     HM, “Mooresville Arts Annual Photography Exhibition,” NC, (color)

              HM, “Mooresville Arts Annual Photography Exhibition,” NC, (black & white)

 

2012     2nd  Place, “In the Studio,” Woodshed Gallery, MA, (egg tempera) (Juror: Jill M. Pottle,

              Faculty, Danforth Museum of Art, MA)

              3rd Place, James King Bonnar Show,” MA, (egg tempera) (Juror: Destiny      

              Barletta, Pucker Gallery, Boston, MA)

              2nd Place, “Anything Goes,” Blackstone Valley Art Association, MA     

              (photography)

              Works of Note, “Scandinavian Ctr/Newton Members exhibit,” MA, (egg

              tempera) (Judge: Kathleen Smith, Exhibit Director at New Art Center, Newton,

              MA)

 

2011     Book, Egg Tempera Painting: Tools, Techniques & Tips by Sandy Thibeault

 

1985     1st Place, “WCVB-TV New England Illustration Competition,” MA, (colored  

              pencil)

 

1985-1989      1st Place (5), “Children’s Hospital Monster Dash Race,” MA, (costume

                         design)

 

Education  

2019     Suzanne Scherer & Pasha Ouporov, Florida    

2018     WorkshopsinItaly w/ Fred Wessel, Jeremiah Patterson, Cortona, Italy

2017     WorkshopsinItaly w/ Fred Wessel, Jeremiah Patterson, Cortona, Italy

2016     WorkshopsinItaly w/ Fred Wessel, Jeremiah Patterson, Cortona, Italy

2015     Egg Tempera Workshop w/ Fred Wessel, Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio,WA

              WorkshopsinItaly w/ Fred Wessel, Jeremiah Patterson, Asissi and Cortona, Italy

2014     WorkshopsinItaly w/ Fred Wessel, Jeremiah Patterson, Cortona, Italy

2012     Sedona Arts Center/Egg Tempera Portraiture w/ Koo Schadler, Sedona, AZ

2009     Hudson River Valley Art/Egg Tempera Still Life w/ Koo Schadler, Greenville, NY

2007     Manchester Institute of Art/Old Master Design w/ Koo Schadler, Manchester, NH

2006     Egg Tempera w/ Koo Schadler, Bellows Falls, VT

2004     West Africa Study Tour. Primary Source, Watertown, MA

Post Grad  School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Harvard U, U Conn, Union  

               Institute    

2000    Certified Supervisor/Director. Lesley College

              China Study Tour. Primary Source, Watertown, MA

1999     Galapagos Islands Study Tour. PhD program, Union Institute

1995     M.Ed, (Creative Arts in Education) Lesley College & University

1994     Renaissance Painting w/ David Small, MassArt, MA

1970     BFA, Massachusetts College of Art (MassArt)

1969     MassArt Summer Program, Art History, Painting, Rome, Italy

1968     MassArt Summer Program, Art History, Fashion Design, Florence, Italy

 

Experience

Ongoing       Teacher. Adult Workshops MA, NC (Egg Tempera, Felting), NM (pastel)

2007-2011   Department Chair. Living, Fine & Technical Arts. Dover-Sherborn Regional High School, MA         

1994-2011   Teacher. Dover-Sherborn Regional High School, MA

2010             Hangzhuo/Dover Sherborn Teacher Exchange, China

2009            Teacher Mentor. Performance Review and Initial Licensure. MA Dept of Elem and Sec Education

2006-2009   Student Interviewer. Worcester Art All-State, MA

1970-75       Teacher. Waltham School System, MA

1969             Teacher. Boston School of Fashion, Boston, MA

     

Memberships

Ongoing   Elected Member. Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, NYC

                  Juried Member. Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, NC

   Docent, Member. Mooresville Arts, Mooresville, NC

                 

 

 

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