Resume

Cherry Sweig
 

EDUCATION
  Bachelor of Arts Degree in Graphic Design & Fine Art, San Diego State University,  	                                   Honors & Distinction in Art, May 1978
  
EXPERIENCE
 Fine Artist:  Watercolors, Oils & Gyotaku   :  May 1978-present
 Travel Art Instructor & Art History Lecturer: May 1988- Present
 Curator of Art:  The Living Coast Discovery Center  May 1995-present
 Gyotaku Artist:   February 1986-2006   Lecturer & Instructor
 Senior Art Director:  Ashley Wayne Advertising   December 1983-October 1986
 Video Game Designer:  Sega Electronics, Inc, San Diego  May- December 1983
 Computer Graphics Artist:  Copley Videotex, TIME, Inc, San Diego  August 1982-May 1983
 Art Director:  JT Racing   July 1980 -August 1982
 Asst Art Director:  Buchanan Vinson Advertising   July 1979 - July 1980
 Art Director:  Home Info Magazine  May 1978 -July 1979

TRAVEL/ART INSTRUCTOR
 Private Plein Air Painting Seminars: ‘One-2-One’, La Jolla, Ca.  2015- Current
 The Ark & Artist, ‘Let’s Paint at the Ark’ January 29, 2016- Current
 Paintbook Caribbean Cruise Workshops, Holland America   January 2013 & 2014 
 ‘Lets Paint Provence’ with French Escapade  June, 2012 
Assistant Tour Leader: Mower European Art History Tour, The Bishop’s School, June-July, 1984

MUSEUM & GALLERY Exhibitions
The Chula Vista Nature Center/The Living Coast Discovery Center…1995- Current
Ark Antiques, La Jolla, Ca 2014- Current
The Alliance Francaise, San Diego: Current
Kennedy Gallery, Grand Cayman Islands...1994 - Current
Ghazala Hotel, Sharm el Sheik, Egypt...1993- Current
‘Around the World in 80 Paintings’  Poway Center for the Performing Arts  January, 2012
The Helen Woodward Animal Center, Rancho Santa Fe: 2013
Athens Olympic Equestrian Center...’Skyros Horse Art’  October 4-8, 2006-08
The Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild... 2008- 10 Bi-Monthly shows and Special Events
Bernardo Winery.    ‘Salon at the Vineyard’ 1994-2010
Fallbrook Art Center, 'Art of the Equine Show'   Sept 9- Oct 28, 2007 				                               
THE SMITHSONIAN MUSEUM ‘Shark Fact & Fantasy’, Washington, DC 1992-2005
San Diego Hospice Solo Artist Exhibit “Nature’s Treasures”  2004                                                                                             7th International Gyotaku Exhibition: JAPAN, Mimeo Yamamoto. Shinoda, Japan 2003                                 Nordstrom Gift Gallery 1990-1995		                                                                                                                       Los Angeles Museum of Natural History 1997                                                                                                               The Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii   1997                                                                                                            San Diego Museum of Natural History    1996                                                                                                    Cabrillo Marine Museum  1995                                                                                                                                    Los Angeles Zoo  1993                                                                                                                                                 Kihei Gallery, Maui Hawaii 1989-1992                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
ART FESTIVALS & EVENTS                                                                                                                          La Jolla Secret Garden Tour  May 14, 2016                                                                            ARTWALK, San Diego  May 30 & April 1, 2016                                                                              La Jolla Art & Wine Festival, October 10 & 11, 2015                                                                                         Open Doors La Jolla, Nov 12, 2014                                                                                                               ART AFFAIRE: Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild: 2008 & 09                                                                                  San Diego Watercolor Society, International Show 08:  ‘Worlds Away’                                                                                                                                                            San Diego County Fair 2008,  6 entries                                                                                            GRAND NATIONAL HORSE ART SHOW, Cow Palace, San Francisco   April 3-12, 2008                                                             Day at the Docks:  ‘89-08 & 2016                                                                                                                           La Jolla Art Festival: ‘98-’05                                                                                                            Art Festival in the Village of La Jolla:  ‘94-2000                                                                                                        San Diego International Boat Show:  ’93, ’94, 97, ’98                                                                                            Southwest Art Festival: ‘2003                                                                                                                             Huntington Beach Harvest Festival: 2003,’04                                                                                                             Art Festival of Scottsdale: 2000, ‘01 World, San Diego 1989
TELEVISION Appearances                                                                                                               La Jolla Art& Wine Festival: October 5, San Diego Six 2015                                                                            For the ‘101’: KUSI Dec 2010, FOX5 Dec 2010, NBC Jan 2011                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SAX, Teacher Video Series: Instruction by Cherry Sweig  2002			    	          	                                                 "DIY Crafts", www. DIYNETWORK.com  Nature Prints episode DIC-23, 02002		                                                                                                                                Global Interactive Education Live Airing & Video Interaction with classrooms  in                                                    Washington DC, Ohio, Arizona and Hawaii  , 1999                                                                                                               KUSI News, San Diego	2002			 				 				                                                 Fox News, San Diego   2001                                                                                                                                         Phoenix News and Talk Show 1999								            	               Channel Eight, Sun Up, San Diego    1988                                                                                                                                    News 8, Consumer Reporter Bob Hansen, San Diego  1990                                                                                                           Channel Ten, Inside San Diego     1989                                                                                                                         Channel Eight News Hal Clement, San Diego  1989                                                                                                                            The World, Japan    1998                                                                                                                                                                 
AWARDS                                                                                                                                     La Jolla Secret Garden Tour 2016 Promotional Art Choice for 2017                                                  Honorable Mention: ‘ Poppies, Glorious Poppies’ San Diego County Fair,  June, 2010                                                                                             Special Award, Calif. Center for the Arts, Escondido: “For ME?’ San Diego County Fair, June, 2010      Honorable Mention & Peoples Choice Awards, “Corfu Zephyr” San Diego County Fair,  June, 2008                                                                                                                                                                                                                Best of Show, La Jolla Art Festival 1999                                                                                               Best of Show, Southwest Art Festival, 2003                                                                            SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Artistic Award 1983                                                                 Champion Paper Art Award 1986   
Cum Laude Society, The Bishop’s School, La Jolla Ca. 1974 
MEMBERSHIPS
 California Art Club
 The San Diego Watercolor Society
 National Watercolor Society
 Laguna Plein Air Painters of America
 SoCalPapa
 Who’s Who of Women in American Art
 Equine Art Guild
 Oil Painters of America
 Rancho Santa Fe Art Guild, 1st Vice Pres / Co-Chair, ‘Art Affaire’ 2008/09

PERSONAL INTERESTS
 International Travel: Europe, Egypt, Africa and the Caribbean
 Photography,Website Design, Theater & Costume Design 

WATERCOLOR MENTORS
Zoltan Szabo, Linda Doll, Mel Stabin, Don Andrews, Barbara Nechis, Cheng Khee Chee, Sheila Parsons

OIL MENTORS
George Strickland, John Budicin, Jeff Horn, Kenn Backhaus, Michael Obermeyer

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
 Sylvia Love...1896-1978...My Grandmother’s cousin, an accomplished Impressionist Oil Painter. “Seeing a glimmer of talent in my eyes, she encouraged me at the age of fifteen to be the artist I am today.” 

  Dr Otto Mower...Art History Professor, The Bishop’s School 1971-74...
“He has a way with students that makes them proclaim he was the best teacher they have ever had.     He can be stern, but mesmerizing and charismatic. His passion to travel and his love of art history  influenced my career, my personality my entire life.” 					                         Cherry Sweig, excerpt from The Bishop’s Magazine 2004
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