© 2015 by Crystal A Edwards.

Education
 

2004

BA - Advertising Design

McNeese State University

 

2004

BA - Painting

McNeese State University

 

2004

AAGS- Theater

McNeese State University

 

Memberships & Volunteerism

 

Feb 2019 - Present

President of the VALA Board

Oct 2015 - Present

SDA Group Leader for the Eastside in WA

 

Nov 2016 - Present

EAFA (Evergreen Association of Fine Arts) member

Feb 2013 - Present

SDA [Surface Design Association] Member

Oct 2012 - Present

Board Member of VALA Eastside

Oct 2016 - Feb 2019

Vice President of the VALA Board

 

Apr 2015 - Nov 2015

Store Artist at the KAC Store

 

Jul 2012 - Aug 2018

Steward at the VALA Art Center 

 

Conducted Workshops & Public Events

Jan 2015

"How to Shape and Paint Yarn" workshop for SDA Eastside at VALA Art Center

Jul 2015 - Oct 2015

Thursday Night (3rd Thursday of the Month) at VALA Art Center

 

Jan 2015

Guest Artist  at VALA Art Center

 

2012

Stage Presentation  at SoulFoods Books

 

2013 - 2014

Live Painting Sessions at VALA Art Center

 

2013 - 2014

Live Painting Sessions at SoulFoods Books
 

Publications

 

2017

Cover Illustration for "Snake Medicine" a book by Laura Lee Bennett

2016

The image “Linear Depth, and Breaking the Rules” in The Voice of the Artist

 

2012

The image “Sifted Dreams” in Yours Truly Magazine

 

Grants & Awards 

 

2013

Redmond: A Visual History Artist Grant

 

2004

Bill Illes Award a Senior Portfolio Achievement


2004  

First Place Merit Award - Ceramics

Exhibitions & Festivals

Oct 2018

Creative Contemplation: 5th Annual SDA Eastside Group Exhibition at Areté Kirkland - Areté Lounge Gallery 

Aug 2018

Entanglements - Requested Solo Show at Areté Kirkland - Areté Lounge Gallery 

Oct 2017

Design Revelations: 4th Annual SDA Eastside Group Exhibition at Vision 5 – North Gallery

Dec 2016

Art Wall Exhibition at SoulFoods Books

Oct 2016

Surface Speculations: 3rd Annual SDA Eastside Group Exhibition at Vision 5 – North Gallery

Dec 2015

Positive Space - Solo Exhibit at Vision 5 – North Gallery

Oct 2015

Fiber Fantasy: 2nd Annual SDA Eastside Group Exhibition at Vision 5 – North Gallery

Sep 2015

Arete’s Sneak Preview Party and Art Show

 

Aug 2015

Kirkland Summerfest with Areté in Kirkland on the  waterfront

 

Jul 2015

6th Annual Redmond Arts Festival at Redmond Town Center

 

May 2015

VALA Eastside Affordable Art Auction at VALA Art Center

 

Dec 2014

Quantum Paint - Solo Exhibit at Vision 5 – North Gallery

 

Oct 2014

Textile Vision at Vision 5 – North Gallery

 

Jan 2014  - Feb 2014 

Celebrating a New Year of Local Arts at Vision 5 – North Gallery

 

Dec 2013

Redmond History / RASP Pop-Up at Redmond Town Center

 

Nov 2013

Art Wall Exhibition at SoulFoods Books

 

Sep 2013 - Nov 2013

Mixed Media Texture Paintings Exhibit at Redmond Community Center

 

Nov 2013

Art Wall Exhibition at SoulFoods Books

 

Aug 2013

Path Entanglement - Solo Exhibit at Vision 5 – North Gallery

 

July 2013

Grand Opening and Art Show at Vision 5 – North Gallery

 

May 2013 – Jul 2013

Mixed Media Texture Paintings Exhibit at Redmond Senior Center

 

Oct 2012 – Jan 2013

EAFA Installation at Ultimate Salon Studios

 

Sep 2012

Good Fest (Lead Chalk Artist) at Redmond Town Center

 

Feb 2012

Art Wall Exhibition at SoulFoods Books

 

Dec 2011

GeekFest and Vendor Fair at Lynwood Convention Center

 

Oct 2011

SeaCompression Exhibition at B-Town

 

Juried Shows

 

Mar 2019 - May 2019

Quantum Paint at the Library - Selected Solo show at Northwest University Library Hurst Gallery

Feb 2019

Art Pass - Juried Microsoft Studios Show at Microsoft RTC 4 

Jan 2019  - Feb 2019 

Nature in Fiber – Juried Surface Design Association Installation at VALA Art Center

May 2018

KAST (Kirkland Artist Studio Tour)

Feb 2017  - Mar 2017 

Stomping Grounds – Juried Volunteer Installation at VALA Art Center

May 2017

KAST (Kirkland Artist Studio Tour)

Jun 1, 2016 - April 15, 2017

Fiber Fusion Juried Exhibition

May 2016

KAST (Kirkland Artist Studio Tour)

Jul 2015

Redmond Arts Festival Juried Installation at VALA Art Center

April 2015

Artist in KAC Store at the Kirkland Art Center Store

 

Mar 2015

Pi & Pie Exhibition at Kirkland Art Center

 

Mar 2015

Microsoft Employee Artwork Exhibition at Microsoft Commons 

 

Mar 2015

VALA Springtime Juried Show at VALA Art Center

Jan 2015 – Jun 2015

Volunteer Showcase at ORSCC

 

Aug 2014

Visual Impressions at ryan james fine art gallery

 

Jul 2014

SeeMe Take Over Time Square Billboard - 46th and Broadway

 

May 2014

One Life Entrants Group Show at SeeMe Exhibition Space

 

Jan 2014  - Feb 2014 

Art is Me – Juried Installation at VALA Art Center

 

Oct 2013

Creative Rising at Projection Garden / See.Me Gallery

 

Jul 201 3 – Oct 2013

EAFA – Degrees of Abstraction at The Gardens At Town Square

 

Jul 201 3 – Sep 2013 

Redmond: A Visual History at Redmond Library

 

Jul 201 3 – Aug 2013

Redmond: A Visual History at VALA Art Center

 

Nov 201 2 - Jan 2013

Redmond Centennial Collection at Redmond Town Center

 

Nov - Dec 2012

VALA Art Shop at Redmond Town Center

 

Jun 2012

Arts Festival & Vendor Fair at Redmond Town Center

 

Jun 2012

Art Takes Time Square at Time Square

 

May 2011

Gallery Exhibition at Gallery Wine and Art