Nela V. Steric, Visual Artist/Creativity Coach


All My Students,

All My Classrooms



 

NELA V. STERIC,

M.F.A., M.A.E.

e-mail nvsart@yahoo.com

nelas989@gmail.com  

web site: www.teachergallery.com

   

SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE  

Over twenty years of proficient experience teaching Studio Art and Art History to students of all ages. Provide practical skills, theory, and history of art; educating students in

aspects such as painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and ceramics. Strong knowledge of theory and techniques required for releasing the creativity in my students.

Art design, teaching, and instruction for individuals and group classes.

Excellent knowledge of the principles and methods for curriculum mapping and training programs.  

AREAS OF EXPERTISE  

European studio art techniques and history - Student motivation - Curriculum mapping - Experienced artist - Extensive exhibition history - Resourceful and creative - Professionally trained ­­­­­­­                                                                                                                                                                                               

EDUCATION    

California Clear Single Subject Teaching Credential Mt. St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles, CA  

Master of Arts in Art Education California State University Northridge, Northridge CA; 2009  

Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts Academy of Fine Arts, Novi Sad, former Yugoslavia; 1993  

Technician of Graphic Design High School of Design, Novi Sad, former Yugoslavia; 1989 ­­                                                                                                                                                                                               

TEACHING EXPERIENCE  

Chaminade College Preparatory, West Hills CA                          

08/2003 – Current

Art Teacher Design and present exciting lessons to inspire and educate student for grades 9-12 in subjects of Studio Art and Drawing and Design for Art Graphics.

Working with faculty I have successfully integrated curriculum mapping to connect art with other subjects.  

Nela’s Art Studio, Thousand Oaks CA                                          

03/1996 - Current

Private Art Teacher After-school art enrichment program for students of all ages. Work one-on-one and in group settings offering private art tuition in all areas of studio art.      

 

Learning Tree University, Chatsworth CA                                               

09/-2002 – 05/2003

Lecturer Instructor of History of Interior Design and Decoration, Multi Media Art, Trompe L’ Oil Technique, Mosaic, Collage, and Oil Painting.

Instructor for adults experienced in the field, interior designers, and decorators pursuing Professional Certification Programs offered by nationally accredited university.  

Absolutely Art, Calabasas CA                                          

05/2002  - 08/2002

Art Teacher After-school enrichment program in public schools.    

 

The Art Den, Thousand Oaks CA                                                  

02/2001 – 05/2002

Art Teacher Full-time teacher and assistant for over 100 students, children, and adults. Working with children and adults of all levels, using art as therapy and stress reliever.  

 

 

Karlovacka Gimnazija, (High School), former Yugoslavia                      

01/1993 – 12/1996 Art Teacher Art and Art History ­­­­­­­

 

 

PERSONAL DETAILS   Born in the former Yugoslavia; Widowed, 1 Son (19); Naturalized US Citizen 2002 ­­­­­­­                                                                                                                                                                                               

EXHIBITION HISTORY  

1991- 1996          

Several group exhibitions in Novi Sad and Belgrade, former Yugoslavia.  

1993                      

Solo exhibition “Drawings” at Culture Center in Novi Sad, former Yugoslavia.          

1993                      

Group exhibition II Karlovacki Salon Mladih,” Palace Stefaneum, Sremski Karlovci, former Yugoslavia.  

1996                     

21st Salon of Sremska Mitrovica, at the Lazar Vozarevic Gallery, Sr. Mitrovica, former Yugoslavia.  

1996                      

Karlovacki Salon Mladih III, The Stefaneum Pallace, Sremski Karlovci, former Yugoslavia.  

1997                      

Member of the Westlake Village Art Guild, Westlake Village CA.                                     

Member of Thousand Oaks Art Association.

Local group exhibitions at Thousand Oaks Community Gallery CA (March, November, December).  

Solo exhibition and many local group exhibitions at Mayor Frank Shillo’s office in Civic Arts Plaza, Thousand Oaks;

Camarillo Community Bank, Westlake Village.  

1998                                 

Member of Ventura County Art Council.

Exhibition and art workshops, grand opening of the Hillcrest Center, Thousand Oaks CA.  

1999 

Group exhibition “Reflections” at Civic Arts Plaza Thousand Oaks CA.      

Member of the Chicago Windy City Artists. National competition and group exhibition “Vision 99” at Zarem/Golde Art Technical Institute, Chicago IL.  

2000                      

International competition and group exhibition ”One Hundred Sacred Visions” (the spiritual in contemporary art) at the Austellung, Payerbach, Austria.  

2003                      

CSU Northridge Art Education students’ group performance “Decade of 1959-1969, in USA” held at CSU Northridge, CA.   

2004 – 2005  “The Iwano Project V” international group art project.

2008-2010 Artoteque.com - First International Online Exhibition Biennial.

2005-Annually  CSUN Invitational Exhibition for Students and Teachers, Northridge, CA.

2013- Thousand Oaks Art Association Membership Show, Thousand Oaks, CA.

2015 - Artavita, 16th Online Competition. Certificate of Excellence.


2016

- Viridian Artists Inc. Gallery's 27th International Juried Exhibition, NYC, NY.

- Figure One Gallery, Group Expo University of Urbana - Champaign, Department of Art/Design Art Ed Micro Residence, IL.
- The Hive Gallery & Studios, “Equilibrium Rites”/”Honey and Venom”/”Cosmic Union”, Los Angeles, CA.
- 47th National River Road Show, Louisiana State Archives Building, Baton Rouge, LA.

- Art Kudos, 2016 International Juried Art Competition and Exhibition (online only).

-Seyhoun Gallery's Exhibit, "Unconscious Mind in Action", Los Angeles, CA

- California Art League's Exhibit, "Spirits of the Night", CAL's 2016 Gold Medal Exhibit, Los Angeles, CA

- Pirate Contemporary Art Gallery Juried National Exhibition, Denver, CO.


2017

- 16th Annual Juried Open Exhibition, at Topanga Canyon Gallery, Topanga, CA

- Watercolor Art Society-Houston's 2017 International Watercolor Exhibition, at WAS-H Gallery, Houston, TX.

- NEXT Gallery’s National Juried Show “Next Up”, Denver, CO.

- Brownsville Museum of Art 45th International Art Show, Brownsville, TX.

- LAAA's (Los Angeles Art Association) 2017 Benefit Auction, LA, CA.

- Las Laguna Gallery's All Media, show "Spectacular", Laguna Beach, CA.

-ISEA, 26th Annual International Society of Experimental Artists, Sanibel, FL.

-Pittsburgh Watercolor Society's "Aqueous", 71st Annual International Exhibition, Pittsburgh, PA



Nela V. Steric’s is a member of

- Los Angeles Art Association (2016)

- California Art League.

Her works are in many private collections nationwide.

Her works are published in the Winter 2016-17 edition of Studio Visit Magazine.