Sherry Polley

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About Me

Sherry Christine Polley

 

Sherry Polley is a professional artist living and working in Indianapolis, Indiana. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the Herron School of Art and Design in 2011. Abstracted and geometric, Sherry's work is spiritual in nature.  A final piece of her work may be considered as a meditation object, designed to clear the mind and foster spatial exploration. Sherry has shown her work at various venues in Indiana.  She worked as an Saturday School instructor during her undergraduate degree and has worked as a portraiture artist for the Herron School of Art and Design. Sherry has received numerous scholarships and awards for her work.

 

Education

2015 Religion, Spirituality and the Arts Seminar, Butler University and the Christian Theological Seminary

2011 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Herron School of Art and Design

2002 High School Diploma, Carmel High School

 

Exhibition Experience

2017 Thirteenth Annual National Print Exhibit, ArtLink Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana

2017 Inspiring Prometheus, Basile Gallery

2017 Inaugural Exhibition, HealthNet Exhibition Space

2017 Think Fast, Eskenazi Fine Arts Center Gallery

2016 Thirteen, Eskenazi Fine Arts Center Gallery

2016 Under Pressure: Threshold, Marsh Gallery

2015 Cain and Able, Christian Theological Seminary 

2014 Untitled, 5547 Project Gallery

2013 Fall into Abstract, 3040 Indie 

2013 100 Under $100, 3040 Indie 

2013 Indy VisualFringe, Land Marks Gallery 

2013 Marvel, with RAW Natural Born Artists, Bartinis

2012 Masterpiece in a Day, Wheeler Arts Center

2009 One, Solo Exhibition, Quiet Noise Gallery

2006 Group Print Exhibition, Herron Marsh Gallery

2004 Taste of Carmel, Oak Hill Mansion 

2004 "A Woman's Heart" Clarian Health and Herron Exhibition

2001-2002 Great Frame Up Self Expression Show, honorable Mention

2000 Great Frame Up Self Expression Show, Best of Show

2000 Scholastic Arts, Gold and Silver Key Awards

 

Relevant Work Experience

2017 Herron Teacher's Assistant, Lithography One and Two

2007 Herron Saturday School Art Portfolio Preparation Instructor

2006 Herron Work Study: Development Office

2006 Herron Work Study: Wood Shop

2005 Internship, organizing the Kaleidoscope Arts Contest and Exhibition 

2005 Herron Saturday School Honors Art Instructor

2005 Herron Youth Camp Instructor

2004-2005 Herron Saturday School Advanced Drawing Instructor

2004-2005 Broad Ripple Art Fair Portraiture Artist, Representing Herron

2004 Celebration on the Canal Portraiture Artist, Representing Herron

2003-2013 Classic Cakes, Custom Cake Decorator  

2002-2004, 2006 Penrod Art Fair Portraiture Artist, Representing Herron

2002 Private Drawing Lessons, Kientzy Family

 

Scholarships and Awards

2016 Herron Scholarship Fund Printmaking Scholarship

2016 Herron Graduate Fee Remission

2004 Herron Scholarship Fund Printmaking Scholarship

2004 Outstanding Teacher Award, Herron Saturday school

2003 Herron Joseph Van Sickle Drawing Scholarship

2003 IUPUI Academic Achievement Scholarship

2002 Psi Iota Xi Portfolio Scholarship

2002 Carmel Arts Council Portfolio Scholarship

2002 Hamilton County Artist's Association Portfolio Scholarship

2002 Herron Joseph Van Sickle Portfolio Scholarship

2001-2002 Carmel High School Departmental Award in the Arts

2000-2002 Carmel High School Class Award in the Arts (4)

 

Publications

Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.  Genesis Magazine. Volume 38, Issue 2. Indianapolis, Indiana. 2006: 41 + 46

Melissa Leapman, Cool Crochet. New york, NY: Watson-Guptill Publications. November 2004