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Katie Hillesland
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Professional Goals:

I am starting my BFA work this fall at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Although I plan to major in painting, my goals are to delve into as many media and genres as possible. With art history as a minor, I hope to study abroad because cultural studies fascinate me as well. My ultimate goal is to get an MFA and become a professor of fine arts.


  • Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD, Fall 2002 to present
  • Visual Arts Center, Einstein High School, Kensington, MD, 1998-2002
  • Rockville High School, Rockville, MD, Certificate of Merit and Diploma, June 2002
    Honors classes, Cum. GPA 3.84, Weighted GPA 4.55; National Honor Society

  • University of the Arts, Pre-College Summer Institute Art Smart Program in Figurative Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, July 2001
  • Yellow Barn Studio, Glen Echo, MD, Painting workshops under Walt Bartman, fall 2000 to fall 2001
  • The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, "Painting the Human Figure" - summer 2000
  • Maryland Summer Centers for the Arts, for gifted and talented students, Salisbury State University, Drawing and Painting, summers 1995-1999

Awards and Honors:

  • Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, Region-At-Large, Gold Key for Art Portfolio, June 2002
  • MAEF (Maryland Artist Equity Foundation), Portfolio Scholarship Competition Finalist, 2001-2002; Amalie Rothschild Memorial Scholarship, May 31, 2002
  • Grumbacher Art Scholarship, May 2002
  • Kevin P. Lynch Art Award, Rockville HS Senior Planning Career in Art
  • Maryland Institute College of Art, Merit and Summer Study Abroad Scholarships, April 2002
  • Washington University in St. Louis, Conway Scholarship, March 2002
  • School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Merit Scholarship, March 2002
  • Second Annual High School Art Exhibition, Yellow Barn Gallery, Glen Echo Park, MD, Juried Show, Honorable Mention Award, March 2002
  • Governor's Merit Scholastic Award, 2002
  • City of Rockville, Certificate of Recognition for Achievement in the Visual Arts, March 2002
  • "Sketchy Compadres," Gallery Showing at the Yellow Barn Studio, February 16-17, 2002
  • ARTS (Arts Recognition and Talent Search), National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, Merit winner, 2001-2002.
  • Yellow Barn Studio, Seventh Annual Members Show, "Best in Show," December 2001
  • Maryland Distinguished Scholar - Finalist in the Arts, 2001-2002
  • Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, selected as an alternate for the 2001 Summer Seminar
  • 22nd Annual Juried Art Exhibition, Maryland College of Art and Design, First Prize, 2 paintings accepted, April 11-28, 2001
  • First High School Art Exhibition, Yellow Barn Gallery, Glen Echo Park, MD, Juried Show, painting accepted, March 10-11, 2001
  • Rockville Student Art Show, Glenview Mansion Art Gallery, First Prize for High School Juniors, March 4-27, 2001; First Prize also in 2000
  • Rockville City Hall Gallery, One-person show of seven paintings, December 2000
  • "Stop the Violence" Poster Contest (Statewide), Sponsored by MD State Department of Education & Hewlett Packard, First place, November 1999
  • Scholastic Arts, Two gold keys during freshman year, 1998
  • Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, Grand Champion for Handwork, 1999; Grand Champion for Fine Arts, 1997

Contact Katie at: k8t.shupe@gmail.com

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