RESUME

​​GAYLA HODSON
9734 S. Watt Landing, Pendleton, IN 46064 | H: 317-402-6693 | C: 317-402-6693 | gayla@gaylahodson.com


CAREER PROFILE:
Independent full-time working Indiana visual artist with 28 years experience in the arts through creating art and teaching. For the past 3 years, artist works predominantly with acrylic paint using bright bold colors, collage and resin on canvas. Promotes positive business relationships with Indianapolis galleries, gift shops and private collectors.


SELECTED CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

December 2015:                    University of Kentucky, Lexington - Commissioned 6 paintings

December 2012 - 2015:        Group show "Tiny" I, II, III, IV Indianapolis Arts Council

April 2015:                              Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Ohio, commissioned 7 paintings

June 2015:                               Group Show "Mother Nature" Clowes Memorial Hall - Butler University, Indianapolis,

                                                  Indiana

April 2014:                              Group Show - "Women in Art" Malton Gallery Cincinnati, Ohio

December 2013:                    "Solo Exhibit" Cafe Patachou, Indianapolis, Indiana

November 2012:                   Group Show "Midwest Perspectives" Artists represented in the book "100 Artists of 

                                                  the Midwest", Editions Limited Gallery and Fine Art, Broad Ripple, Indiana

January 2012:                         Solo Show - "Retrospective" Clowes Memorial Hall-Butler University, Indianapolis,

                                                  Indiana

Fall Semester 2011:              Taught Intuitive painting class to adults, Indianapolis Art Center

April 2010:                              Group Show - "Creative Renewal Fellowship" Indianapolis Art Center

December 2010:                    Solo Show "Northern Blooms" Inspiration from the "Butchart Gardens", AV Framing

                                                  Gallery, Indianapolis, Indiana

2009-2010:                              "Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship" Indianapolis Arts Council (Lilly Endowment)



CAREER RELATED EXPERIENCE:
04/2011 to Current:   
Visual Artist/Painter
                                            Editions Limited Gallery and Fine Art - Broad Ripple, Indiana

                                            - Contract artist to create original colorful paintings and keep inventory well-stocked.
                                            - Communicates with gallery staff and their clients on sales and commissions which 

                                            increase sales and customer satisfaction.
                                            - Supports the gallery by being available to attend openings and exhibits. 

06/2011 to Current:   Visual Artist/Painter
                                            Arts a Poppin' - Indianapolis, Indiana

                                            - Prepares, organizes and delivers wholesale prints, cards and original works to the  

                                            gift shop.
                                            - Conceptualizes with the owner about ideas to increase sales.
                                            - Initiates communication with clients wanting to commission work. 

06/2012 to Current:   Visual Artist/Painter
                                            Gallery 116 - Fishers, Indiana

                                            - Prepares, organizes and delivers wholesale prints, cards and original works to the gift 

                                             shop.
                                            - Conceptualizes with the owner about ideas to increase sales.
                                            - Initiates communication with clients wanting to commission work. 

​11/2013 to Current:   Visual Artist/Painter
                                            Malton Gallery of Fine Art - Cincinnati, Ohio

                                            - Contract artist to create original colorful paintings and keep inventory well-stocked.
                                            - Communicates with gallery staff and their clients on sales and commissions which

                                             increase sales and customer satisfaction.
                                            - Supports the gallery by being available to attend openings and exhibits where my work

                                             is on display.   
09/2011 to Current:   
Contracted Visual Artist
                                            Mainline Art and Design - Kokomo, Indiana

                                            - Contract artist hired to create art works that are currently trending in home decor

                                            nationally and internationally.
                                            - Contributes quarterly in regards to the new trends and the direction of the market to

                                            increase sales and recognition.
                                            - Provides drawings for ideas for proposed work. Re-designs work for clients satisfaction.



EDUCATION:

Herron School of Art and Design -     Indianapolis, Indiana (Part-time) - Master's program in Art Education
Southern Illinois University -   
         Carbondale, Illinois B.A. - Art Education 



PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Indianapolis Arts Council


COMMUNITY SERVICE:

​2011-2016 -  Lead teacher for seniors using a therapeutic painting style at "Hamilton Trace Assisted Living" 

                       Fishers, Indiana 



AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS:

​​Book: "Important World Artists Vol. 1 A World of Art 2015
Book: "Artists Homes and Studios" Ashley Rooney 2014
Book: "100 Artists of the Midwest" Ashley Rooney 2012
April edition 2011 Magazine: American Art Collector
2009-2010 Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship Grant: Indianapolis Arts Council (Lilly Endowment)