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Curriculum Vitae

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Recent Works, Dandelion Gallery, Waukegan, IL
2016 Inner Landscapes, Re-Invent Gallery, Lake Forest, IL
2016 Food for the Soul, Dandelion Gallery, Waukegan, IL
2011 Recent Works, ELA Area Public Library, Lake Zurich, IL

Group Exhibitions

2017 Quatern, 4 artist group show, The Old Court House Art Gallery, Woodstock, IL
2017 The Grayslake Arts Alliance Group Exhibition, Grayslake, IL
2017 Beneath The Surface, The Art Center, Highland Park, IL   Juror: Caren Helene Rudman
2017 Inaugural Exhibition, The Gallery, Highland Park, IL
2017 Layered, 33 Contemporary Gallery, Chicago, IL   Curator: Sergio Gomez
2016 The Grayslake Arts Alliance Group Exhibition, Grayslake, IL
2016 13th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition, Freeport Art Museum, Freeport, IL, Juror: Sergio Gomez
2016 The Abstract Show IV, The Brickton Art Center,Park Ridge, IL   Juror: Ahavani Mullen
2015 Creating for a Cause, a juried exhibition, Re-Invent Gallery, Lake Forest, IL
2015 Three-Person Group Exhibition, Lemon Street Gallery, Kenosha, WI
2015 Waukegan Tire Art Collective, group exhibition, Dandelion Gallery, Waukegan, IL
2015 Textual Encounters, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL
2014 Four-Person Group Exhibition, The Haven Art Center, Milwaukee, WI
2014 Encaustic Nature in Art, a juried exhibition, The Art Center, Highland Park, IL
2014 Member Exhibition, a juried exhibition, Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art, Grayslake, IL
2013 Recent Works, a juried exhibition, Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art, Grayslake, IL
2013 Member Exhibition, Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art, Grayslake, IL
2012 The Sketchbook Project, Traveling World Tour
2009 Recent Works, a juried exhibition, Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art, Grayslake, IL
2009 In-View, a juried exhibition, The Art Center, Highland Park, IL
2009 Member Exhibition, Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art, Grayslake, IL
2008 Recent Works, a juried exhibition, Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art, Grayslake, IL
2008 Member Exhibition, Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art, Grayslake, IL
2007 Annual Advent Art Show, a juried exhibition, Rhodes Center for the Arts, Kenosha, WI
2007 Recent Works, a juried exhibition, Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art, Grayslake, IL
2007 Member Exhibition, Robert T. Wright Community Gallery of Art, Grayslake, IL

Artist In Residence

2015 - 2016 Re-Invent Gallery, Lake Forest, IL
2014 - 2015 The Healing House Art Studio, Gages Lake, IL

Gallery Representation

Current

2017 -  Muse 33, Milwaukee(West Allis), WI
2017 -  Three Brothers Theatre Galleries, Waukegan, IL
2017 -  The Gallery, Lake Forest, IL
2014 -  Dandelion Gallery, Waukegan, IL

Past

2015 - 2016 Re-Invent Gallery, Lake Forest, IL
2014 - 2016 Lemon Street Gallery, Kenosha, WI
2014 - 2015 The Healing House Art Studio, Gages Lake, IL
2014 The Haven Art Center, Milwaukee, WI

Collections and Commissions

Various private and corporate collections and commissions throughout the United States and Europe.
2017 The Million Dollar Round Table, Park Ridge, IL
2016 The Million Dollar Round Table, Park Ridge, IL

Bibliography

Podcast Interview

2016 The Artist Next Level Podcast
     080 | Rebecca Stahr Finds Beauty Through the Lens of Pain, Brokenness and Imperfection. 
     Sergio Gomez, TheArtistNextLevel.com, Chicago, IL, June 20, 2016

Print Media

2016 Encaustic Artist Paints Through Challenges, The Lake Forest Leader, Lake Forest/Lake Bluff, IL, 
     Julie Morse, July 22, 2016
2016 Beauty from Pain: Art Exhibit in Lake Forest, Daily North Shore, North shore and Chicagoland, IL, 
     Julie Morse, July 17, 2016
2016 Artist, Chef Team up for Unique Show, Chicago Tribune Local, Elgin Courier-News, Lake County, News-Sun, Lincolnshire, IL, Gurnee, IL, Grayslake, IL, Round Lake, IL, Elgin, IL,
     Ernest J Schweit, May 17, 2016
2016 Grayslake Artist to Team up With Chef for Art Show, exhibition announcement with photograph, Lake County Journal, Lake County, IL,
     Ernest J Schweit, May 17, 2016
2016 Car Show Meets Art Show in Waukegan, exhibition announcement with photograph, Lake County News Sun, Lake County, IL,
     Dan Moran, June 19, 2015

Websites, Publications & Blogs

2017-18 Featured Artist, curated by Michelle Westmark Wingard,  2017-2018 CIVA Sourcebook Print Publication & CIVA Website July 2017
     http://civa.org/featured-artists/rebecca-stahr/

2017 Artists in Their Studios - Rebecca Stahr, Sergio Gomez, Artists In Their Studios, February 9, 2017
     https://artistsintheirstudios.com/2017/02/09/rebecca-stahr-in-her-studio/
2016 The Artist’s Life: How do You Know When You’re Done? Crystal Neubauer, ClothPaperScissors.com, June 7, 2016,
     http://www.clothpaperscissors.com/blog/the-artists-life-how-do-you-know-when-youre-done
2013 Why Use a Sketchbook, Cathy Holtom, Cathy Holtom Down a Dusty Lane Blog, February 21, 2013,
     http://cathyholtomdustylane.blogspot.com/2013/02/why-use-sketchbook.html
2012 Rebecca Finds Time to Sketch, Stephanie Sipp. Hand + Draw Blog, October 15, 2012,
     https://sippdrawing.com/2012/10/15/rebecca-finds-time-to-sketch/
2012 Artist of the Week Rebecca Stahr, Pencils.com, Alexander Poirier, February 21, 2012,
     http://pencils.com/pencil-artist-of-the-week-rebecca-stahr/

Awards and Honors

2008   Honored, Women’s Art: Women’s Vision, Lake County Women’s Coalition, Lake County, IL

Education

1992   The American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL

Current Professional Memberships

CIVA
Encaustic Art Institute
FUSED Chicago Midwest Encaustic Artists
International Encaustic Artists
The International Women’s Leadership Association

Board of Directors

2016 - Current, Grayslake Arts Alliance, Board of Directors and Founding Member
2013 – 2016,   HeART Touch Outreach, President and Treasurer