Saturday, August 13, 2011

New Blog Site

I now have my professional blog up and running please view here:

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

My Students Award

This image of of Brynna first, receiving her framed art award from the Meridian School District's Superintendant and the woman who put this whole show together each year.

This is a picture of Brynna beside her framed art work. She created her Mendhi Hands in my class during first student teaching position at Gateway School of Language and Culture. I submitted her work in the contest when I saw the extreme talent she had.

This is an image of Brynna holding up both of her awards, first the "Framed Art Award" and second the "Board of Trustees Award". Her artwork will hang in the office of the Board of Trustees.

Saturday, April 16, 2011


Jacqueline M. Nelson
403 S. Monstone Way
Meridian, Idaho 83642
208-887-2061 or 208-830-2334


2011 Graduate Cum Laude, Boise State University, Boise Idaho
2011 BFA Visual Art, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho
2011 BFA Art Education, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho
2009 Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deere Isle, Maine, Art Metals
2005-06 University of Nevada Reno, Reno Nevada, Geography major, Art minor
1999 Southern New Hampshire University, Brunswick, Maine, Business Administration and Human Resource Management
1986 Mansfield Beauty Academy, Cosmetology, license acquired

Academic Honors/Scholarships

2008 Jamie Paul Conifer Memorial Scholarship, Boise State University, Boise Idaho

Professional Organizations

2011-13 Idaho Art Education Association, President
2011 Kappa Delta Pi Sorority, Boise State University
2010 Art Metals Club - President, Boise State University
2010 Boise Sculptors Guild, Boise State University
2009-11 Art Metals Club, Boise State University
2009-11 Idaho Art Education Association, President Elect
2009-present National Art Education Association
2009-present National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Exhibitons/Special Projects

2011 BFA Thesis Exhibition "The View From Above" Visual Arts Gallery, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho
2010 Juried Exhibition, "Double Take", Juror Jason Ferguson, Visual Arts Gallery, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho
2010 Student Juried Exhibition "Contemporary Ideas in Art Metal Design", Sub Gallery, Boise State Unviersity, Boise, Idaho
2010 Undergraduate Research Project "Going Green in Art" Recycled Robots, 10/12/
2009 Presenter, Idaho Art Education Association Conference, Hailey, Idaho
2008 Idaho Gem Show, Art Metals Sand Dollar, Boise Idaho
2000-05 Mutiple Commission's supplied upon request


2011 SchoolArts Magazine, May/June Issue, Robot Assemblage

Other Professional Experience

2010-11 Student Teaching, Gateway School of Language and Culture, Meridian, Idaho
2010 Visual Arts Teacher, Greter Idaho Family Theater (GIFT) for Youth Summer Art Camp, Morrison Center, Boise, Idaho
2008-09 Co-teaching and Substitute Teaching, Compass Public Charter School, Meridian, Idaho
2008-09 Co-teaching, Garden City Community School, Garden City, Idaho
2005 Evening in the Arts, 8-week Gift and Talented Program, Brunswick, Maine
2000-05 Owner, designer, educator - Mid Coast Art Glass and Restoration, Brunswick, Maine

Volunteer Service

2011 Presented "Recycled Robots" to Gateway School of Culture and Language Environmental Group "Earth Patrol" included 50 students and four adults
2010 Meridian Public Library, After School Art Program, Meridian, Idaho
2010 Special Olympics (MATP) Boise State University, Boise, Idaho
2009 Interviewer/Judge 4-H, Western Idaho Fair, Boise, Idaho
2009 Art in the Park (Boise Art Museum), Kids Tent, Boise, Idaho
2009 International Rescue Committee, Boise Language Academy, after school art activity, Boise Idaho
2007 Built and donated leaded victorian window, framed, to Strive University's annual auction to raise money for the school which teaches and houses kids with disabilities.

Gallery Representation

2005-05 Georgetown Gallery, Georgetown, Maine

Gateway Earth Patrol Robot Making

Earth Patrol at Gateway asked if I
would come in and teach the Recycled
Robot lesson plan to their group. These are just a few photos of that afternoon. There were approximately 50 kids and 3 adults using computers parts that I had collected over a period of 6 months. Photos of the finished robots coming.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Student Work Gateway

These are images of some of the student work from my lesson plans at Gateway. The first image is of Mendhi Hands. The lesson plan covered a bit about the culture of India and the tradition they have of painting their hands, feet and arms with Henna in preparation for a wedding ceremony. The second image is of An Endangered Species lesson I taught. Each child receive a card with an animal on the front and information about that animal on the back including, name of the animal, their habitat, the food they eat and what threatens them. I presented a power point tha discussed endangered animals all over the world, in the united states and some specific to Idaho. I entered several of these in the Endangered Species contest which is Nation wide. The requirements were for the students to draw at least two endangered animals in their habitiat, include something they eat and include one of their threats. they drew with pencil and colored with colored pencils. Both lessons were K-5th and altered to fit the grade level.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Media Release BFA Thesis Exhibition

‘The View From Here’ Features Diverse Works by 23 BFA Students

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Posted By Kathleen Tuck | Apr 11th, 2011 - 7:00 am | Posted In: Featured

Boise State University’s Visual Arts Center will present “The View From Here” April 18-May 3 in Visual Arts Center Galleries 1 and 2. The spring 2011 BFA Thesis Exhibition features diverse works by Boise State students, including painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, photography and illustration.

A free opening reception with the artists will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 15. Light refreshments will be served; free parking is available in the Liberal Arts lot for the reception. For the remainder of the exhibition, paid parking is available during regular gallery hours in the visitor’s parking lot in front of the Liberal Arts and Administration buildings.

The exhibit features works by students Brice Amoureux, Janet Bailey, Rebecca Baker, Jennifer Boyd, Jill Katherine Chmelko, Kristi Evans, Christina Garcia, Meredith Hoffman, Jay Hohman, Penny Key, Katrina A. Knight, Sarah Koch, Odessa Leedy, Emily Leiper, Akela Marley, Jacqueline M. Nelson, Anneke Reinier, Lisa Roggenbuck, Randi Telleria, Veiko Valencia, Michael Van Artsdalen, Crystal Ven Huizen and Victoria Jean Wood.

The Visual Arts Center galleries are located in two adjacent buildings on the Boise State campus — Gallery 1 is located in the Liberal Arts Building (Room 170) and Gallery 2 is located in the Hemingway Western Studies Center (Room 110). Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday. The galleries are closed Saturday, Sunday and university holidays. Admission is free.

For more information about the Visual Arts Center or the exhibition, contact gallery director Kirsten Furlong at or 426-3994.

Monday, April 11, 2011

My First Published Article

This is my recently published article in School Arts Magazine the May/June issue of 2011. I submitted this article a little over a year ago after presenting this lesson plan that I developed to the teachers at the Idaho Art Education Association Conference in Hailey, Idaho. I then submitted it into the Undergrad Research Project and it was accepted. I have taught this lesson to several schools already as well as one local school's environmental group. This has been an exciting adventure and I am already working on a second article for the magazine.