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Crystal Eggleston, Bear Cat, 2020

Crystal Eggleston
$250.00
Current Stock: 1

Description

This art work has been selected by art historian David Cohen, publisher and editor of Artcritical.com for inclusion in the benefit exhibition Pets of the Pandemic.  Alpha 137 Gallery is making no profit whatsoever on this exhibition: 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Best Friends Animal Society, and 50% of the proceeds will be paid to the artist. All collectors who purchase works from this exhibition will receive a special code for a 20% discount off their next fine art purchase from www.alpha137gallery.com outside of the Pets of the Pandemic exhibition. 

Crystal Eggleston

Artwork title: Bear Cat

Windsor and Newton Watercolors and Arteza Watercolor Brushpens on Strathmore cold press paper

Unique

Hand signed lower right front

Measurements: 

8 inches vertical x 6 inches horizontal

Artist's Statement:

Bear cat and I found one another back in November 2010 when I was a vendor at a local arts/crafts event.  Another vendor there was selling wreaths and kissing balls and had two black and white kittens for adoption.  I had lost a cat due to heart illness that past Summer, and was dead set on not adopting another, but when I met Bear, I couldn't resist her extra toes and big beautiful eyes. That night she rode home curled up on my lap in the car and we have been inseparable ever since.  Since the pandemic, I've lost my job and have become a full-time artist and Mom.  She always knows when I'm having a rough day, and enters a room greeting me with her teradactyl-sounding meow.  She gives rough tongue kisses and soft headbutts and drapes her entire body across me (as if she doesn't weigh nearly 20lbs).  She has always brought me comfort, and she knows just when I am stressed enough that a mere rub against my leg will redirect my stress into loving scritches behind the ears.  She is like no cat I have ever known..”

EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
Masters in Education, Endorsement in Special Education, August 2010

Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Masters of Education, Sculpture Concentration, May 2007 Saint Rose, Albany, New York

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture Concentration, May 2004

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York

New York State Initial Certification in Art Education

September 2007- 2015

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Painting Instructor, Adult, December 2019 Wicked Wicks, Greenwich, New York

Painting Instructor, Adult, June 2019

Wicked Wicks, Greenwich, New York

Preschool Lead Teacher, Ages 3-5, Aug 2018 – Feb 2020

LEAP Head Start, Whitehall, New York

LARAC Workshop, Recycled Mosaics, Ages 7-12, April 2014

Crandall Library, Glens Falls, New York

BOCES After-school Program Instructor. Grades 4-8, Oct-Nov 2010

SAEC BOCES extension, Hudson Falls, New York

Student Teaching Experience, Ages 7-9, November-December 2009

Tanglewood Elementary School, South Glens Falls, New York

Observation and Teaching Experience, Ages 15-18, September-October 2009

Queensbury High School, Queensbury, New York

Observation and Teaching Experience, Ages 8-10, July 2009

BOCES Broad Street Learning Center, Glens Falls, New York

Preschool Art Instructor, Ages 3-4, September 2008- April 2009

Warren County Head Start, Glens Falls, New York

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Workshop Instructor, Ages 7-12, February 2008

Lapham Gallery Children’s Workshop, Glens Falls, New York

LARAC Workshop, Zen-tine Valentine, Adult, February 2014

Lapham Gallery, Glens Falls, New York

LARAC Workshop w/Kidz World Daycare, Ages 3-5, March 2013

Lapham Gallery, Glens Falls, New York

Architectural Sculpture, Art Cart: Mobile Arts Center, Ages 2-5, July 2011-12

Art in the Public Eye, Glens Falls, New York

BOCES After-school Program Instructor. Grades 4-8, Oct-Nov 2011

Granville School District, Granville, New York

BOCES After-school Program Instructor. Grades 4-8, Oct-Nov 2010

Granville School District, Granville, New York

Workshop Instructor, Ages 5-14, December 2007

Saratoga Children’s Museum, Saratoga Springs, New York

Student Teacher in Art, Grades K-5, October-December 2006

Division Street Elementary, Saratoga Springs, New York

Student Teacher in Art, Grades 6-12, September-October 2006

Schroon Lake Central School, Schroon Lake, New York

EXHIBITIONS

Member’s Show, LARAC, June 2020
Mardi Gras Mask donation, Most Creative, World Awareness Museum, Mar 2013 Nested, Samantha’s Café, January-February 2012
Third Thursday Art Walk, Art in the Public Eye, August 2011
Gallery 99, Art in the Public Eye, July 2011
Gallery 99, Art in the Public Eye, February 2011
Black and White, Lapham Gallery, October 2010
Zonta Club Annual Art Fair, Glens Falls, June 2010
Exploring the Nest, City Hall, Glens Falls/NY, April 2009

 

 

Measurements

Height:   8.00
Width:   6.00
Depth:   0.20