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Artist Cindy Shaw


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Biography


"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
 Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees ... 
while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn."  - John Muir
 
Originally trained as an architect, Cindy worked for many years on commercial and residential projects.  She also taught Architecture, Engineering and Interior Design coursework to college students.  Additionally, she served on the Board of Advisors for Western Piedmont Community College Interior Design. 
 
When her husband’s career took them to rural Italy for 5 years, Cindy went to the local hardware store for supplies and began to paint. She enjoyed exploring the Italian countryside and capturing “le viste piu belle!” After returning to the USA, she has continued to grow and develop as a full-time impressionist artist over the past decade.
 
Recent Awards and Recognition:  

3rd Place Award, Blowing Rock (NC) Plein Air Festival 2020 
3rd Place Award, Gaston Co (NC) Art Guild, Visual Harvest 2020
2nd Place Award, Eagle (ID) Plein Air Quick Draw, 2019 
3rd Place Award, Savannah (GA) Art Assoc Paint Out 2018
2nd Place Award and Spirit of Agriculture Award, Coweta Co (GA) 2018

Long-Term Installations:

“Wisdom of Trees" inducted into the Permanent Collection; Long-term Installation of 12 piece "KC Plein Air!" Truman Medical Center Fine Arts Gallery, Kansas City, MO 2018-25
"Beyond Circumstance," a 7-panel permanent collection for Wallace Cancer Institute, Novant Health Center, Salisbury, NC

 Education and Professional Affiliations:

Master of Architecture, Univ of CA, Berkeley, 1988;  Bachelor of Architecture, Univ of OK, 1987
Master of Arts, Career Counseling and Academic Advising, Appalachian State Univ, NC, 1999
Membership Chair, Board of Directors, Gaston County Art Guild
Active in Asheville Plein Air, Mooresville “Wayside Painters,” Gaston Co Plein Air Painters, NC Plein Air Painters

Recent Judges' Comments:
“Her composition allowed the viewer to feel like we accidentally happened upon this private place,
nestled beautifully into the surroundings."
"This was mysterious work. My imagination was off writing [...]

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