Heather Marie Jones


                                                                415. 825. 0072








                         Masters Degree of Fine Art from The San Francisco Art Institute


                          Bachelor’s degree of Fine Arts specializing in Textile Design at

                          The University of Kansas


Related Educational Experience:


            Major:     Fiber Arts at the Kansas City Art Institute (2001-2003)


            Major:     Graphic Design at Kansas Wesleyan University (2009-2010)




August 2015 to Present:  On-Call Preparator at the Asian Art Museum in San                                                                                                Francisco, CA


                                    ~ Art Handle (Install, de-install, and pack art)

                                    ~ Prepare the galleries for viewing (paint, labels, vinyl)

                                    ~ Build and paint cases for art objects


January 2015 to August 2016: Art Teacher at Drawn 2 Art in Los                                                                                                                               Altos, CA

                                    ~ Teach 4 years old to adults the fundamentals of 2D Art

                                    ~ Mediums include colored pencils, crayons, chalk & oil                                                                                                  pastels, markers, watercolor, acrylic, and oil paints.


Fall 2013- Present:  Artistic Coordinator Emerald Cup


                                    ~Cohesively decorate Sonoma Fairgrounds for Event

                                    ~Coordinate with producers for VIP, backstage areas, and                                                                                               general public buildings

                                    ~Lead a team installing all decorations and furniture/ build                                                                                             decorations

                                    ~Book Artists


           2010- 2012:      Artist Assistant for Mary Anne Jordan at the University of  Kansas


                                    ~  Assist in the creation of Mary Anne Jordan’s Art Quilts

                                    ~ Help prepare sample pieces for lesson plans



2011- 2012:      Student Showcase Designer for Kansas City  Fashion Week                                        

                                      ~ Design 12 cohesive new fashions for KCFW 2012

                                      ~ Draft patterns that mimic my original concepts

                                      ~ Incorporate my hand dyed and printing techniques

                                      ~ Working together with models and their schedules to                                                                                                       produce a show

                                      ~ Directing and organizing a successful fashion show



October 2011:   Painter in Tom’s Shoes “Style your Soul”


                                     ~ Hand Painted images onto new Tom’s Shoes for the “Style                                                                                           Your Soul Campaign”



May 2011:         Designer in the University of Kansas Cruelty Free Fashion Show


                                      ~ Design two cohesive garments

                                      ~ Experimented with hand application dye techniques

                                      ~  Drafted and produced two unique dresses



2009-2010:        Assistant to Laurie Wright at Kansas Wesleyan University


                                    ~  Organized and cleaned the art rooms and offices

                                    ~  Helped prepare lessons for classes




Summer 2017: International Lieson (Guide) for "Hurry Up Slowly" for Burning Man 2017

                                   ~Helped Christiania, Denmark build and bring 20' wide x 33' long Hurry Up Slowly Snail

                                      to Black Rock City, Nevada.  

                                   ~Arranged and reserved logistical elements for building international art in the desert 

                                   ~Networked and reserved transport for the sculpture's pieces and camp

                                   ~Priced items and researched for best options

                                   ~Helped the build team in the development of the sculpture

                                   ~Developed the camps floorplan, and also assisted in building it. 

                                   ~Acted as the middle point for any issues during prebuild


Fall 2015 to Present:  RV Mural titled “Chaos and Order”


                                    ~Solo painting wrapping around an RV (see portfolio)



Summer 2015/ Summer 2016:  Ephemerile platforms


                                    ~Co-paint all of the platforms for the Elysium campsite at                                                                                                Event titled “Ephemerile”


Spring 2015:     “Motifs”


                                     ~Presented at Lounge 3411 in Oakland, CA

                                     ~Solo art show


Summer 2014:  Welcome Sign to Burning Man


                                    ~Co-design and create the welcome sign to Burning Man in one                                                                                     week


Summer 2014:  Burning Man Murals


                                    ~Paint two large murals at Burning Man, one                                                                                                                   at the ARTery and one at the Center Camp Cafe


Summer 2014:  24 Hour Mural Competition, Reno Nevada


                                    ~ Paint a 20 foot by 14 foot mural (original design) in 24 hours


Spring 2014:    Pre-Compression Event, San Francisco California


                                     ~  Scouted and found Artist Santiago Ignisares to install at the


                                    ~  Helped him move and install


Spring 2014:    “Principal” San Francisco Art Institutes Graduating Master

                            Degree Exhibit


                                    ~  Installed/Deinstalled at the Old U.S. Mint in San Francisco,                                                                                           California


Winter 2014:    “Sound Squared” Collaborative Show at The Lab in

                             San Francisco, CA


                                    ~  Wrote and composed a song to perform

                                    ~  Created a sound object prop

                                    ~  Installed a projection for my spotlight

                                    ~  Created my costume

                                    ~  Installed, Deinstalled


April 2013:       “Interwoven Connections” Collaborative Juried Exhibition


                                    ~  Juried by Diego Rivera Gallery Committee

                                    ~ Located at the San Francisco Art Institute’s Diego Rivera


                                    ~  Suspended hand dyed spandex textiles from the ceiling.

                                    ~  Exhibited my 6’ wide by 12’ tall Art Quilt titled “Hope”


Winter 2012:     “End of the World Party”


                                    ~  Held at the Swell Gallery in San Francisco, CA

                                     ~  Curate, install, and co-organize the exhibition

                                     ~  Set up and tear down event


May 2012:                   University of Kansas Juried exhibit “+/-“


                                     ~ Installed and de-installed my exhibit for the group show.

                                     ~ Work with a group of artists to execute a gallery show


Volunteer Work:


Summer 2016:  Volunteer at the Black Oak Ranch’s Enchanted Forest                                                                                              Gathering in Laytonville, CA


                                    ~ Help a team set up and down large public tents

                                    ~ Efficient Team work and leadership

                                    ~Responsible for good safe work.


Spring 2015:     Volunteer with Dave X’s Pinewood Derby Extravaganza


                                     ~Assist Dave X with any needed tasks for pre and post event

                                     ~Worked the door during the event


Summer 2014:   Volunteer with Peter Hudson creating his sculpture for                                                                                             Burning Man titled “Eternal Return”


                                      ~ Spackle plaster negative molds

                                      ~ Fiberglass negative molds

                                      ~ Saws all negative molds

                                      ~  Remove the plaster to reveal positive cast pieces

                                      ~  Foam the molds to create positive cast pieces

                                      ~  Glue and sand into smooth body shapes


Summer 2014:   Volunteer with the ARTery for Burning Man


                                       ~  Meet once a month to discuss the event

                                       ~  Greet and Concierge on the Playa for the artists installing                                                                                              at the event


Summer 2013:    Volunteer with the “Temple Burn” at Burning Man


                                      ~Keep the perimeter clear for the team to work their magic

                                         (My shift was 12 hours)

                                       ~Assist Dave X with the opening Fire Display Monday                                                                                                    evening


Summer 2013:    Volunteer with The Flaming Lotus Girls


                                    ~ Help create the sculpture “Xylophange” for Burning Man

                                    ~ Texture metal, MIG Weld, Plasma Cut, and Fabricate Metal


Summer 2013- 2016:  Volunteer with Pyro- Spectacular’s 4th of July “The Flag” in                                                                                   Concord, California


                                    ~ Wire, load, and Fuse Hand-lit Fireworks (3’’-5’’ sizes)

                                    ~ Hand Light Fireworks for the show (first day)

                                    ~ Protect the person lighting (Second day)

                                    ~ Tear down and drive back used Firework mortars and                                                                                                     casings after the show


Summer 2012:     Volunteer at Black Oak Ranch’s Kate Wolf Festival and GIA                                                                                  Festival in Laytonville, California


                                    ~ Helped a team set up and down tents for concerts                                                                                                          and festivals


Fall 2011:                   Volunteer at Van Go for at Risk Youth, Lawrence, KS


                                    ~Assisted the students in their creations for the store

                                    ~ Picked up students from their school and transported them                                                                                            to work

                                    ~Keeping a positive attitude to keep the work space fun

                                    ~ Talked to the students and help them learn to communicate                                                                                             their problems in a relaxing manner.


Summer 2007:      Volunteer at Black Oak Ranch, Laytonville, CA


                                    ~ Helped a team set up and down tents for Earthdance                                                                   



Publication:             Art Enthusiast: Sfai Open Studios

                                     ~ SFARTENTHUSIAST.COM

                                    ~ April 2014


Publication:             Art Enthusiast:  “Photo Feature: ‘Principal’ San Francisco

                                    Art Institute MFA Show 2014 at the San Francisco  Mint

                                    ~ SFARTENTHUSIAST.COM

                                    ~ May 2014


Summer 2007:        Eve in “The Diaries of Adam and Eve” by Mark Twain,                                                                                          Mendocino, CA


                                     ~ Memorize a two Actor, full-length play in two weeks

                                     ~ Three weeks total for rehearsal, then we performed                                       



2011-2012:                     Undergraduate Research Award (Spring): KU


2011-2012:                    Sigma Alpha Lamda Member : KU


2011-2012:                     Scholarships : KU