"I am challenged at the prospect of taking an image from a photo, enlarging it and bringing it to life on canvas. I have painted in oil for 16 years and more recently have ventured into mixed media. I am influenced by Georgia O'Keefe, Andy Warhol, and Chuck Close and have found the transparency of an oil glaze to be the best transport for my expressions. I make pictures of people. I don't consider my paintings portraits of individuals, but rather, the people in my paintings are represented as individual parts of a whole. My process involves using a grid. Initially I construct it to transfer the image from the context of a photo to the right spot on the canvas. Through pattern and color it becomes a tool to help define my perception of the individual, and in the end it evolves to become the habitat of the whole.
BA - Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO
Community Involvement / Other Accomplishments
Stannard is very active in the art community of Farmington and instrumental in the planning of the four art walks each year in the downtown area. She also coordinates formal art exhibits for Andrea Kristina's Bookstore and Kafe on Main Street in Farmington. In the past, she scheduled shows for Ambrose Teasyatwho's gallery in Aztec, NM and ran the gallery for him. Stannard has exhibited in regional and national juried shows including the New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair in Albuquerque, the San Bernardino National Juried Exhibition in Riverside, California, and the Faces of Women Annual Juried Show in Las Vegas, New Mexico.
2007 - Solo Exhibition, Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque
2005 - Two person show, Henderson Fine Arts Gallery, San Juan College, Farmington, NM; 2009 - Two person show, Henderson Fine Arts Gallery, San Juan College, Farmington, NM
The Way Home
Artists of the SJC Permanent Art Collection
Begay Sr., Arthur
Cloy, Peggy Melyssa
Collins IV, William
Contractor, Donna Lorraine
Duran, Esteban Ismael
White Owl, Maynard
Wilson Jr., Billy
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