Cecy Rose, My Story
I was born in Lexington, Kentucky. I moved to the Wheeling area over 40 years ago after graduating from Rhode Island School of Design with a masters in painting. I have worked in oils, mixed media drawing, life drawing and lithography, as well as other forms of printmaking. After leaving a position as drawing instructor at a small art school in Pittsburgh in 1977, I took a position as head of the graphic arts department at West Virginia Northern Community College, where I also taught painting, drawing and printmaking classes part-time. During this time, I became the instructor for drawing classes, as well, at the Stifel Fine Arts Center in Wheeling where I taught for many years. I recently retired from my long-time career of teaching private lessons at my studio near Wheeling, WV. My work, consisting of oils, acrylics, pastels, prints and drawings, is also exhibited there as well as other galleries in the region. I continue my dedication to offering weekly life-drawing sessions from the model through the Independent Artists Group which meets at the Stifel Fine Arts Center. It was created almost 20 years ago as an open studio opportunity for artists of all levels of experience.
Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky, BFA, 1974.
Rhode Island School of Design, MFA (Graduate Painting Dept), 1976.
RISD Summer Program, Painting Dept., and resident advisor, 1976.
Ivy School of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, 1976-1977.
West Virginia Northern Community College, Wheeling Campus, adjunct faculty, February, 1977. Served as Graphic Artist for the college from 1977 to 1979. Returned to adjunct faculty position in 1989.
West Virginia Northern Community College, New Martinsville Campus and Weirton Campus, adjunct faculty during 1980’s.
Workshops – WVNCC Children’s Workshops, 1979 – organized travelling exhibit.
Artworks Around Town drawing workshop, 2003 - 2015.
Stifel Fine Arts Center, Drawing instructor since late 1990’s.
Stifel Fine Arts Center, Drawing instructor from late 1990's to 2010.
Co-founder of The Independent Artists Group in 2004, which continues to meet every Monday.
Workshops at Moundsville Public Library and Ohio University Eastern Campus in 2010,2015.
Drawing Workshop at Rose Music Group Studio, May 2011.
Founded and Organized RMG "Life Drawing from the Model" Group, Wheeling, WV, 2012.
Private Lessons at RMG studio, in all two-dimensional media.
"Girl's Night Out," Stifel Fine Arts Center, Wheeling, WV.
"The Beauty of Conte," sponsored by Steubenville Art Association, 2017.
Private Lessons at The Bello Studio, 2015 to 2018.
Yupo Workshop, sponsored by Steubenville Art Association, 2018.
Yupo Workshop, sponsored by Artworks Around Town, 2019.
Selected Solo Exhibitions and Gallery Representations
Clara M. Eagle Art Gallery, Murray, KY, May 1974.
West Virginia Northern Community College, Wheeling Campus, February, 1989.
Weirton Geriatric Alzheimer Unit, Weirton, WV, Spring 1998.
Wheeling Coffee Shops, Wheeling, WV, Winter 2001.
Words and Music Bookstore, Wheeling, WV, Spring 2001.
Paintings and Drawings of Cecy Rose, Artworks Around Town Gallery, Wheeling, WV, September 2003.
Various Commissions, lectures and demonstrations from 1972 to 2009.
Prints of work available at Artisan Center, Wheeling, WV; Words and Music, Wheeling, WV; Lord Nelson's Gallery, Gettysburg, PA, 2005.
Represented by Tamarack's David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery, Beckley, WV, 2006 to present.
Terry James Art & Frame, Oxford, Connecticut, 2006.
Represented by The Art Studio, Cassadaga, NY, 2006, 2007, 2008,
Artwork and prints juried into and available at Tamarack, Beckley, WV, current.
Robert Rogers print shown at Derry Museum of History in Derry, New Hampshire, 2006 - boyhood home of Rogers
Represented by Mountainmade.com Gallery in Thomas, WV.
“Faces and Places,” Ohio University Eastern Gallery, October 5 through November 5, 2009.
Etc. Gallery Solo Exhibit, Wheeling, WV, November 2015.
Bello Artists (myself and students) public exhibition, Artisan Center, Wheeling, WV December 2015.
Represented by Etc. Gallery, 1155 National Road, Wheeling, WV 26003, 2015 to present.
Selected Group Exhibitions
Chicago Art Institute Student Show, Chicago, IL, 1973.
Louisville Art Association, Louisville, KY, 1974.
Rhode Island School of Design, Graduate Show, 1976.
Clara M. Eagle Gallery, two artist show, Murray, KY, 1976.
Annual Delph Norona Exhibit, Delph Norona Museum, Moundsville, WV, Spring of 1997, 1998.
Cross Currents, Annual Juried Exhibition, late 80's and early 90's, Stifel Fine Arts Center, Wheeling, WV.
Two woman show at OUE, Fall of 1999.
Townhouse Gallery, Juried Exhibit, Sistersville, WV, July 2001.
WV Juried Exhibition, Cultural Center at WV Division of Culture and History, Charleston, WV, October 2001 through February 2002.
Realism 2002 14th Annual National Competition, Cultural Center of Fine Arts, Parkersburg, WV, March 2002 through May 2002.
Cross Currents, May 2002, 2003 2004, Annual Juried Exhibition, Stifel Fine Arts Center, Wheeling, WV.
“Sendings from the Thin Places,” a three-woman show presented at the Artisan Center in Wheeling, February 2002.
Rose and Reed, two-woman show presented at Stifel Fine Arts Center in Wheeling, April 2002.
Everybody's Exhibit, non-juried annual show at Stifel Fine Arts Center, Fall of 2002 thru 2009.
WV Art and Craft Guild Show (juried), Hurricane WV Community Museum and Wheeling Artisan Center, December 2002 through February 2003.
Realism 2003 15th Annual National Competition, Cultural Center of Fine Arts, Parkersburg, WV, March 2003 through May 2003.
Allied Artists of West Virginia 2004 Prospectus 64th Juried Exhibition, Parkersburg Art Center, Parkersburg, WV, June 2004.
Bethany College Invitational, Renner Gallery, Bethany, WV, October 2004, 2005, 2006.
“Where Earth Meets Sky,” sponsored by the WV Arts and Craft Guild, Travelling Juried Exhibit, Hurricane, Wheeling & Parkersburg, WV, November 2004 through February 2005.
Cross Currents, May 2005, Annual Juried Exhibition. Stifel Fine Arts Center, Wheeling, WV.
Represented by MountainMade.com Gallery, Thomas, WV. Juried acceptance in July, 2006.
Allied Artists of West Virginia, Juried Exhibition 2006, Parkersburg Art Center, September 2 - November 3, 2006.
Cross Currents 2007 Juried Exhibition, May through June, Stifel Fine Arts Center, Wheeling, WV.
Cross Currents 2008 Juried Exhibition, April through May, Stifel Fine Arts Center, Wheeling, WV.
Artworks Around Town Anniversary Group Show, June/July 2008.
Best of West Virginia 2008 Juried exhibit at Tamarack, Beckley, WV, June 20 to August 3, 2008.
“We’ll Show Them, Those that Teach,” Group show of teachers in the region at Artworks Around Town, August 2008.
Bethany Fall Annual Exhibit, Bethany, West Virginia, 2008. Received Merit Award.
Cross Currents 2009 Juried Exhibition, February through March, Stifel Fine Arts Center.
“Figuratively Speaking,” works by the Independent Artists Group, Stifel Fine Arts Gallery, Wheeling, WV June 11 through August 14, 2009.
Bethany Fall Annual Exhibit, November 2009.
Cross Currents Annual Juried Exhibition, February 2010, Stifel Fine Arts Center, Wheeling.
Bethany Fall Annual Exhibit, November 2010.
Steubenville Art Association Juried Exhibit, May 2011, EGCC, Steubenville, Ohio.
Cross Currents Annual Juried Exhibition, June 2011, Stifel Fine Arts Center, Wheeling.
Bethany Fall Annual Exhibit, December 2012.
Martin Luther King Exhibit, Artworks Around Town, January 2012.
Cross Currents Annual Juried Exhibition, June 2012, Stifel Fine Arts Center, Wheeling.
Exhibitor at Oglebayfest in Wheeling, WV, 2010 thru 2012.
Rose Music Group Gallery, Center Market, Wheeling, WV, 2009 to 2012.
"Best of WV" Juried Exhibit, Tamarck Dickerson Gallery, Beckley, WV, 2012.
Allied Artists of WV Travelling Juried Exhibit, Parkersburg and Wheeling, WV, Parkersburg and Wheeling, WV, 2012.
Martin Luther King travelling exhibit, Wheeling, WV, 2013.
Cross Currents Annual Juried Exhibit, Stifel Fine Arts Center, Wheeling, WV 2013 to 2016.
Tamarack’s “Best of West Virginia” Juried Exhibit, June through August, 2013 at Tamarack in Beckley, WV.
Steubenville Annual Juried Exhibit, 2014, 2017,2018,2019.
Cross Currents annual Juried Exhibit, 2014 to 2016
West Liberty University Nutting Gallery Invitational, 2013 to 2015
Oglebayfest Juried Festival, Wheeling, WV 2010 to 2015
Artsfest Juried Festival, Wheeling, WV 2012 to 2016
Martin Luther King Day Exhibit, Artworks in Wheeling, 2016
"Tribute to Marilyn," two-woman show at Artworks Around Town, 2017.
“Good Enough to Eat,” Juried Exhibition at Tamarack, Beckley, WV, 2018.
“The Art of Healing,” Stifel Fine Arts Center, 2019.
Invitational exhibitions at West Liberty Nutting Gallery, 2018, 2019.
“Rose and Fitzpatrick,” Artworks Around Town, 2019.
Cross Currents Annual Juried Exhibit, Stifel Fine Arts Center, Wheeling, WV 2019.
Merit Award, Louisville Art Association, (juried) Louisville, KY, 1974.
Merit Award, Bethany College Annual Fall Exhibition, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005.
First Place Award Winner, “Cross Currents,” (juried) Stifel Fine Arts Center, May 2001.
First Place Award Winner and People's Choice Award, (juried) Townhouse Gallery Exhibit, Sistersville, WV, July 2001.
Honorable Mention, “Cross Currents,” (juried) Stifel Fine Arts Center, May 2004 and 2005.
Honorable Mention, Bethany Annual Fall Exhibition, 2006.
Merit Award, Bethany Annual Fall Exhibition, 2008.
Honorable Mention at Bethany Fall Annual, 2009.
Merit Award at Bethany Fall Annual, 2010.
Best of Show at the Steubenville Artists Association Juried Show, Steubenville, OH, 2013.
Best of Show, Powhatan Gallery Show, Powhatan, OH, 2013.
Merit Award at Bethany Fall Annual, 2013.
Wheeling Parking Meter Painting Project, 2015.
Cross Currents Annual Juried Exhibit, awarded 3rd Place, 2016.
Merit Award in the Steubenville Art Association juried exhibition, Steubenville, Ohio, May 2013.
Cover Illustrations for Wilderness War on the Ohio, In Their Own Words, Place of the Skull and White Indians by Alan Fitzpatrick, publ. by Fort Henry Publications.
Illustrated Mountain Christmas, children’s book by Marc Harshman, publ. by WV Book Company, first printing 2015.
Member of WV Arts and Crafts Guild, 2007
Oil Painters of America
The Independent Artists Group of Wheeling