S  A  S  S  A      W  I  L  K  E  S

 

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

  • Barboursville Arts & Wellness Council Vice President, Community Art Chairperson, 2018 - Present

  • Director, /Māk/ Art Gallery and Studio, Barboursville Arts & Wellness Council, 2017 - Present

  • Regional Coordinator, The Feminist Art Project, 2017 - Present

  • Artist, 1981 - Present

 

EDUCATION

  • Master of Arts in Teaching, with Honors, Marshall University, 2013

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture, with Honors, Marshall University, 2011

 

SELECT EXHIBITIONS, PROJECTS, AND PUBLIC WORKS

2018

  • Curator/Host, monthly Village ArtWalk, downtown Barboursville, WV

2017

  • Creator/Host, monthly Village ArtWalk, downtown Barboursville, WV

  • Two Person Exhibition- Home/Made, /Māk/ Art Gallery, Barboursville, WV

  • Art Director, Maggie’s Playground, Ronald McDonald House, Huntington, WV

  • Solo Exhibition- Personal Space, Marshall University, Carroll Gallery, Huntington, WV

  • Curator/Festival Organizer, Vineyard in the Village Art & Wine Festival, Barboursville, WV

2016

  • Invitational Exhibit- Morsels & Minutia III, Apartment Earth Gallery, Charleston, WV

  •  Public Art Project Sculpture- The Seeker, sponsored by the City of Barboursville, WV

  • Solo Exhibition- Phantoms, Esther Allen Greer Museum, Rio Grande University, OH

  • Solo Exhibition- Before I Wake, Apartment Earth Gallery, Charleston, WV

  • Featured Artist- Art/Music demo, Marshall University Visual Art Center, Huntington, WV

  • Biennial Juried Exhibition- Cream of the Crop, Southern Ohio Museum, Portsmouth, OH

  • Invitational Group Exhibit- Earth Day, Apartment Earth Gallery, Charleston, WV

  • Group Exhibition-Celebrating Women, Feminist Art Project, Ohio University Southern, OH

2015

  • Group Exhibition- Paper Works, Ohio University Southern Gallery, Ironton, OH

  • Invitational Exhibit- Morsels & Minutia II, Apartment Earth Gallery, Charleston WV

  • Group Exhibition- Art, Music & Social Change, Ohio University Southern, OH

  • Public Art Project Painted Sculpture- We Are All the Same, Huntington, WV

2014

  • Group Exhibition- The Art of Teaching Art, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV

  • Invitational Exhibit- Morsels & Minutia, Apartment Earth Gallery, Charleston, WV

  • Interactive Painting Installation- Think Inside the Box, Apartment Earth Studio, Charleston, WV

2011

  • Featured Artist- Sassa: Drawings and other Musings, Romano & Assoc. Artwalk, Charleston, WV

  • Annual Student Juried Exhibition, Birke Art Gallery, Marshall University, Huntington, WV

  • Juried Exhibition- Unheard Voices, Gallery 842, Huntington, WV

  • Capstone Exhibition- Go Figure, Birke Art Gallery, Huntington, WV

  • Large-scale permanent steel sculpture, Dancing With Max, Harris Riverfront Park, Huntington, WV

2010

  • Marshall University Sculpture Exhibition-Welcome to my Studio, Gallery 842, Huntington, WV

  • Juried Exhibition-Social Justice: Art in a Time of Change, Birke Art Gallery, Huntington, WV

  • Annual Student Juried Exhibition, Birke Art Gallery, Huntington, WV

     

TEACHING & DEMONSTRATION

  • /Māk/ Art Gallery & Studio, Painting & Drawing Courses, Private Lessons, 2017-present

  • Governor's School for the Arts Visual Art Faculty, Huntington, WV, Summer 2017

  • Studio Art Teacher, Fine Arts Academy, Cabell Midland High School, Ona WV, 2014-2017

  • Interim Art Education Professor, Marshall University School of Art, Huntington, WV, 2013-14

  • Drawing Instructor, Marshall University School of Art, Huntington, WV, 2011-2013

     

ARTIST TALKS, PANELS & WORKSHOPS

  • Mind-Altering Aesthetics, Art Society featured speaker, Cellar Door, Huntington, WV, 2018

  • Mindfulness in the Art Room, featured speaker, Cabell County Art Educators, Huntington, WV, 2018

  • Book-Making, Annual Teacher Institute, Cabell County Board of Education, Huntington, WV, 2016

  • Presenter, Model Schools Conference, Atlanta, GA, 2015

  • Panelist, Ohio University Southern, Feminist Art Exhibit Panel Discussion, Ironton, OH, 2015

 

RECOGNITION & AWARDS

  • Barboursville's Finest, Rotary Club of Barboursville, 2018

  • Teacher of the Year, Cabell County Teacher Induction Program, 2015

  • Rookie of the Year, Cabell Midland High School, 2015

  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship Award Recipient, Marshall University, 2013

  • Outstanding Undergraduate in Art & Design, Marshall University, 2011

  • Best of Show, Student Juried Exhibition, Marshall University, 2011

  • Huntington Steel Public Art Competition Winner, Huntington, WV, 2010

 

CERTIFICATIONS

  • Certified Advanced Placement Studio Art Teacher, College Board, 2014-Present

  • WV Board of Education Professional Teaching Certificate, Art PK-Adult, 2013-Present