Heather Marie Jones

 

                                                                415. 825. 0072

                       

                                             http://www.heatherjonesartdesign.com

                                                                 

                                                   hjones.art.design@gmail.com

 

Education: 

 

                         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)

 

Experience:

 

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

 

 Exhibitions:      

 

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

                                         event

                                    ~  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

                                         Gallery

                                    ~  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                                                                   

Other:

 

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                                       

Awards:

 

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

 

2011-2012:                    Sigma Alpha Lamda Member : KU

 

2011-2012:                     Scholarships : KU