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Family:  My wife and I share our house with 5 animal companions (1 dog and 4 cats - all rescued).

 

Education:  BA and MA degrees in Art Education, with certification in Administration and Supervision from                                       

The University of South Florida,  Tampa, FL

 

Professional Experience:    30 years - Classroom Art Teacher in Florida and North Carolina

                                                 2 years - District Art Specialist - Volusia County Schools, Florida

                                                 3 semesters - Adjunct Art Instructor - Caldwell Community College & T.I.

 

Publications:    14 Articles published in School Arts Magazine (National Publication)

                           18 Tutorials (mostly photography and Photoshop CC related) on YouTube

                           My tutorial on Simple 2-D Animation, using Photoshop CC, has more than 333,000 views.

                           3 Slide shows on YouTube

                           Numerous photos published in local newspaper (Lenoir News-Topic)

Honors and Awards:    Numerous art awards for my artwork (mainly photography) in Florida.

                                        I'm pleased to say that my art students also did well in art competitions,

                                        frequently winning awards.

                                        Teacher of the Year - Lake Gibson Middle School - 1976

 

Recent Awards:   2nd place - Ink Stippled Drawing- -----------------------------  Caldwell Arts Council, 2008

                               2nd place in Enhanced -"Exposures" Photo. Competition------Caldwell Arts Council, 2012

                               Exhibited my photography, as Part of Juried Group Show-----Caldwell Arts Council, 2012

                               1st Place in Enhanced -"Exposures" Photo. Competition------ Caldwell Arts Council, 2019  

                               Honorable Mention - "Topaz Studio 2 Photo Competition"----- National Level-------- 2019

                               Exhibit, titled "Old Things," Juried 2 Person Show------------- Caldwell Arts Council, 2021

 

 

 

        

 Email:  swest48@yahoo.com