Mikaela Sheldt   

Rhode Island School of Design
Providence, RI
summer, 2007
figure drawing/abstract painting

Agnes Scott College
Atlanta, GA
Bachelor of Arts, fall 2009
Studio Art


Honest Visions: Artists and Autism, invitational exhibit
- Invited to exhibit recent work alongside other working artists with autism
FSU Museum of Fine Art and the FSU CARD, Tallahassee, FL


Eve Ensler's,  Vagina Monologues, The Woman Who Likes to Make Vaginas Happy
- Performed the monologues with a dynamic group of artists and feminist raising funds for Lakeview's rape crisis center
Artel Gallery, Pensacola, FL


Radio-Coteau, exhibit and residency
- Given accommodations and studio space in a refurbished barn, created a new body of work for exhibit at their Spring Open House (learn more)
Radio-Coteau Vineyards, Sonoma County, CA
Art Academy for Autism, instructor
- Designed and taught monthly workshops for adults with autism
Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL


What Forever Feels Like: Artists and Autism, juried show featured artist
- talented artists meeting the challenges of autism
FSU Museum of Fine Art and the FSU CARD, Tallahassee, FL
Bridging the Gap, lecture
- discussed intersections between community, the creative process, and my personal relationship with the water
Art Exploration Lecture Series
Artel Gallery, Pensacola, FL
Juxtaposition, guest curator/juror
- invited to curate and jury 240 submissions from local artists for exhibit
Artel Gallery, Pensacola, FL
Morro Negrito Panama, residency
- invited to photo-document and guide surfers traveling to a pedestrian island community/surf camp off the Pacific coast of Panama in exchange for         housing, board, and boat transportation
Morro Negrito, Panama
Process Based Drawing, workshop
- invited to teach a workshop inspired by my process and studio practice
Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL
Feminist Iconography, group show
- curated by the Woman's Studies Collective at the University of West Florida
TAG: The Art Gallery, Pensacola, FL                                                                                                                                                     


Paint and Process, solo show/lecture/demonstration
- Three month exhibition of my process drawings, poetry, and paintings
Lecture on the intersections between community, poetry, identity, and my personal creative process
Evening of discussion and live drawing demonstrations (learn more)
Pensacola Museum of Art, Pensacola, FL
I am Me: Artists and Autism, juried show
- awarded Best of Show, two paintings purchased into the permanent collection of Florida State University
FSU Museum of Fine Art and the FSU CARD, Tallahassee, FL


PMA Member's Show, juried show
- awarded third place
Pensacola Museum of Art


Fugees Academy, full-time instructor
- Designed curriculum using art to teach math and literacy to child survivors of war
Clarkston, GA


30 Days, solo show
- a living installation, performance and community project (learn more)
Eyedrum Gallery, Atlanta, GA
HOARD: Object Love, group show
- a discussion of the complex relationships we foster with inanimate objects (learn more)
Kavarna, Decatur, GA
Art Department of Agnes Scott College, teaching assistant
- kept office hours, taught intro drawing class, assisted with critiques
 Decatur, GA
Fugees Academy, teaching intern
- used art to teach literacy and math to middle school aged child survivors of war
Clarkston, GA


Woman Mat: Renegade Installation, public art project
- Installed paintings of naked women on an athletic path, installation included video documentation (learn more)
 Freedom Park, Atlanta, GA
Learning What Forever Feels Like, solo show
- Installation and performance of senior thesis work (learn more) 
Dalton Gallery, Decatur, GA
Le Flash: Complex Mammal/Luminous Cat, public art performance
- Collaborative performance with Nell Ruby, Stephanie Keichian, and Juan Chattah as created for Flux Projects.  
Castleberry Hills, Atlanta, GA
Spring Senior Show, featured artist
Dalton Gallery, Decatur, GA
Collage: a colloquium for students of the arts in Georgia, juried show featured artist
- A colloquium for students of the arts in Georgia
Dalton Gallery, Decatur, GA
Waldorf School of Atlanta, visiting artist
- Collaborated with students, ages 4-6, to make a work of art for the school’s yearly benefit auction
Waldorf School of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
Fugees Academy, teaching intern
- taught art to middle school aged child survivors of war
Clarkston, GA


 the day the world was pink, 2 person show
- 2 month exhibit in the Castleberry Hills art district
Art House Gallery, Castleberry Hills, Atlanta, GA
Art House, Mitchell Street studio artist
- Worked in a collaborative studio space with other Atlanta based artist.
Atlanta, GA
Still Water, gallery talk 
- Interviewed Seattle based artist, Mandy Greer, and presented my research on her work Mater, Matrix, Mother, and Medium during the opening night  
Dalton Gallery, Decatur, GA