Resume

Dottie Oatman

Born 1956, Kansas City, MO

Lives and works in Boulder, CO

 

Education

  • 1982    M.A. Art Therapy, George Washington University, Wash. D.C.
  • 1978    B.A. History, cum laude, The Colorado College

Exhibitions

2014

* Boulder Open Studios Juried Art Tour, Exhibiting Artist, Boulder, CO

* SumWerks”, Studio 108, NoBo Night Out, Boulder CO

* “Celebration Of Color”, Group Show, Open Arts Gallery at Rembrandt Yard, Boulder, CO

* 2011-present, Exhibiting Artist, Mary Williams Fine Art, Boulder, CO

2013

* Zonta Says NO, Event Empowering Women; Fighting Gender Violence, Contributing Artist, McNichols Event Center, Denver, CO

* Open Studios Artists on Exhibit, Boulder Cork, Group Show, Boulder, CO

*Lafayette Cultural Events Art Exhibit, Lafayette City Hall, Solo Show, Lafayette CO

*Featured Artist, Community Cultural Events Calendar, Colonial National Mortgage Co.

*Lafayette Cultural Events Art Exhibit, Lafayette Public Library, Solo Show, Lafayette, CO

2012

* Boulder Open Studios Juried Artist Tour, Exhibiting Artist,Boulder, CO

2011

* Boulder County Arts Alliance Plein Air Art Show, Lyons Farmette, Lyons, CO

* Featured Artist, Community Cultural Events Calendar, Colonial National Mortgage Co.

*Perspectives on the Artist’s Soul, YOAB Teen-Adult Juried Group Show, Rembrandt Yard, Boulder, CO

2010

  • Boulder County Arts Alliance Plein Air Show, Lyons Farmette, Lyons CO
  • Boulder Shambhala Center Solo Exhibit, Sept-October, Boulder, CO
  • Greece on Exhibit, Breadworks Café, October-November, Boulder, CO
  • Perspectives on The Artist’s Soul, YOAB Teen-Adult Juried Group Show, Rembrandt Yard, Boulder, CO
  • Slow Down And Enjoy The Still Life, Group Show, OpenArts Gallery at Rembrandt Yard, April-July, Boulder CO

2009

  • Living Art Gallery in HealthLinks Clinic, Solo Show, Nov2009.-April 2010, Boulder, CO
  • Boulder Open Studios Juried Artist Tour, exhibiting artist, Boulder CO
  • Project Education Sudan, Group Show, and portrait used on invitation, Denver, CO
  • For The Love of Watercolor, Group Show, June-July, The Great Frame Up, Longmont, CO
  • Perspectives on the Artist’s Soul, YOAB Teen-Adult Group Show, Rembrandt Yard, Boulder, CO

2008

  • Que Milagro! Paintings from the Heart of Mexico, Casa Alvarez, Boulder,CO
  • Featured Artist, Community Cultural Events Calendar, Colonial National Mortgage Co.
  • Alchemy Salon, art on exhibit, Jan. – May. Boulder, CO
  • Art Therapist’s Art Show, February, TOSCA, Denver, CO

2007

  • Firehouse Art Center, WATERcolor, solo exhibit, Longmont, CO
  • Boulder Open Studios Juried Artist Tour, exhibiting artist (also in 2005, 2003, 2000, 1997), Boulder, CO
  • 22nd Louisville Annual National Juried Fine Art Show, Colorado
  • Project Education Sudan, fundraiser and painting used on invitation, Denver, CO
  • Logan’s Espresso Café, Wrestling With Art solo show, Boulder.

2006, 2002

  • Open Studios Gallery, FTE Energy Building, exhibiting artiist.
  • Sterling Drive Studios, solo show. Boulder, CO

2005

  • Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery, Solo Show “Mucho Gusto”, Kansas City, MO
  • Mercury Framing and Gallery, recent works, Boulder

2004

  • Mattie Rhodes Art Gallery, Day of the Dead group show, Kansas City MO
  • North Boulder Recreation Center
  • Boulder Jewish Community Center, Boulder
  • Muse Gallery, Spanish Muse Group Art Exhibit, Longmont, CO
  • Featured Artist, Community Cultural Events Calendar, Colonial National Mortgage Co.

2002

  • Kissing The Virgin’s Mouth and Other Tales of Everyday Life, Boulder Public Library, Canyon Gallery.
  • Boulder Art Association Annual Spring Show, Boulder, CO

1999

  • Galeria Duo Duo, solo show, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

 

Professional Experience

2000-present • Make Room For Art, Boulder CO. Professional Artist, Watercolor painting instructor, Studio art business, includes private and semi-private art instruction; teach weekly watercolor painting classes in landscape, still-life, portrait, and garden painting; consultation and commissioned work.

2007-present • Design and conduct painting travel tours. Spain (2007, 2014), San Miguel de Allende, Mexico (2008,2009,2010, 2011,2012, 2013), Greece (2010).

2005-present • Art Therapist (ATR). Conduct individual art therapy sessions for children and adults in transition and dealing with stress, relationship issues, parenting issues, depression and anxiety, creative and emotional blocks, head injuries. Provided art therapy sessions for Naropa Art Therapy Graduate Students.

2001-2009 • La Noche de Artesanias, Boulder, CO. Arts Facilitator. Facilitated art night for Latina women and children in Spanish, in public housing to build community, cultural pride, and empowerment. Funded through private grants for community outreach programming of Boulder Housing Partners.

1999-2001 • I Have A Dream Foundation, Boulder, CO. Arts Facilitator. Created and conducted art program for low-income Latino children (Dreamers) in after school tutoring and educational program. Facilitated summer arts camp (2000, 2001, 2002) for over 100 dreamers creating murals, mosaic and tiled walls and signs for housing community centers.

1992-2001 • Naropa University, Boulder, CO. Adjunct Faculty, Advisor (1993-96). Transpersonal Counseling Psychology Graduate Program, Art Therapy Track. Taught core graduate art therapy courses, designed curriculum, supervised students, interviewed applicants, thesis reader and chairperson.

1996-1997 • Washington Bilingual Elementary School/Family Resource Program, Boulder, CO. Co-led art therapy groups in Spanish with Kindergarten – 2nd grade Latino children to help them better adjust to their classrooms.

1989-1993 • Vermont College of Norwich Univ., Montpelier, VT. Practicum Supervisor, Thesis Reader. Graduate Art Therapy program.

1990-1992 • Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Denver, CO. Art Coordinator, ArtStart Program. Taught art in interdisciplinary arts program for pre-school aged children, combining art, music, movement and drama.

1984-1989 • Colorado Christian Home, Denver, CO. Art Therapist. Designed and implemented diagnostic, individual, group and family art therapy services in residential and day treatment center for emotionally disturbed children and families.

1982-1984 • Center for Creative Arts Therapy, Denver, CO. Art Therapist. Created and administered full time outpatient community oriented art therapy program to caseload of children, adolescents and adults.

Professional Activities

  • 2009-2011 – Member, Colorado Watercolor Society
  • 2001-2005 – Board Member, Open Studios, Inc.
  • 1982-2014 – Member, Art Therapy Association of Colorado
  • 1995 – National Board Certification in Art Therapy (B.C.)
  • 1985 – Professional Registration (ATR), American Art Therapy Association

Corporate Collections

  • 2004 – Boulder Housing Partners, Boulder, CO
  • 2003 – Stratus Consulting, Boulder, CO

Publications

* 2010 – The Mirror, Boulder Shambhala Center, “Dottie Oatman       Watercolors”.

  • 2010 – Boulder Daily Camera, Pick of the Week Featured Artwork from “Slow Down And Enjoy The Still Life” Show at Rembrandt Yard
  • 2007 – Boulder Daily Camera, Pick of the Week Featured Artwork from solo exhibit, “Wrestling With Art,” Logan’s Espresso Café.
  • 2005 – KC Hispanic News, Bilingual Newspaper, Artist Review for solo exhibit, “Mucho Gusto,” Mattie Rhodes Gallery, Kansas City MO
  • 2004 – Longmont Daily Times-Call, Visual Poetry, Artist Review of multi-media production/performance/exhibit, The Spanish Muse.
  • 2002 – Boulder Daily Camera, Artist Review by J. Glucksteirn, “Kissing The Virgin’s Mouth,” Boulder Public Library
  • 1999 – Atención, Artist Review of solo exhibit at Duo Duo Galeria, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
  • 1991 – Boulder Daily Camera, Artist Review by Jennifer Heath of exhibit at Boulder Artists Gallery

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