Heather Boersma

Heather Boersma

Heather.boersma@yahoo.com

   1625 Egleston Ave , Kalamazoo, MI, 49001

HEATHER BOERSMA 1625 Egleston Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49001 (269) 626-5073, Heather.Boersma@yahoo.com ARTIST STATEMENT I paint and carve into colorful shapes of acrylic and oil paint. Like a tapestry, each shape has its own integrity but fits in perfectly with the whole. EDUCATION Western Michigan University, Master of Fine Arts 1992 Kalamazoo College, Bachelor of Arts 1989 EXHIBITIONS AND MURALS Webster’s Prime Tasting Room, Kalamazoo, Michigan, large mixed media paintings of faces 2014 Caffé Casa, Kalamazoo, Michigan, large mixed media paintings of faces on doors 2013 Rottenstone Pottery, Taos, New Mexico, paintings 2010 Waterstreet Coffee Joint, Kalamazoo, Michigan, mixed media paintings 2009 Arts Council of Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan, mixed media door paintings 2008 Maple Street Magnet School for the Arts Mural, Kalamazoo, created with summer school 2007 Edison Neighborhood Mural, Kalamazoo, Michigan, created to celebrate neighborhood 2006 Tromblay Salon and Gallery, Kalamazoo, Michigan, paintings 2005 Habitat for Humanity, Home Bar Mural in Kalamazoo, created with neighborhood children 2005 Moon and Stars, Kalamazoo, Michigan, oil pastel collages 2004 Powell Library, Kalamazoo, Michigan, oil pastel collages 2003 Glen Vista Gallery, Kalamazoo Nature Center, oil pastel collages 2002 Tierra Hermosa Gallery, oil pastel collages, Taos, New Mexico 2002 INVITATIONAL AND JURIED GROUP EXHIBIONS Epic Center EFA Teaching Artists, Kalamazoo, Michigan, mixed media paintings 2005 Kalamazoo Area Show, “Nancy’s Room,” oil pastel collage 2004 Kalamazoo Area Show, “Tree of Paradise,” oil painting 1995 GRANTS AND AWARDS Irving S. Gilmore Grant 2002 • Produced presentation and promotional materials for a show of oil pastels at the Kalamazoo Nature Center. National Endowment for the Arts Grant 1994 • Created a series of oil paintings celebrating community and donated them to neighborhood organizations, a theater, homeless shelters, and churches. REVIEWS • Walters, Barbara. “Community Celebrates Dreams.” Kalamazoo Gazette. Article describes how the Portage Street mural helped visualize the dreams of the Edison neighborhood. 2005 • Sult, Amy. “Artist trades tradition for childlike imagination.” Review of Natural Dreams show at WMU Unified Clinics. 2002 • “Chmielewski, Tom.”She makes art that gives hope.” Kalamazoo Gazette. Review of National Endowment for the Arts painting project. 1994 TEACHING • Teaching Artist for Education for the Arts at KRESA 2003-2010