About

Jenny Shepherd is a lifelong artist. She has been practicing photography since the age of 15. She earned a BFA in Art Education from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she also studied photography. She has won awards in both Texas and Virginia for her visual arts. Jenny has been an art educator for the past six years.

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Art in any form is not only an accumulation of each individual’s experiences but can encompass all areas of study. Artists find inspiration in everything from the visible world and people around them to the invisible world of our own minds and souls. Artists make connections between the two realms and help us realize that everything is connected. I feel that I am a lifelong learner and as a teacher I must keep learning so that I can pass on knowledge to others. I find inspiration in many things: history, science, philosophy, literature, spirituality, nature and human interaction. Whether I am painting, drawing or creating digital photographs all these inspirations tend to weave their way into my work. The more that I learn the more in depth my art becomes.


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Education:
⦁ Virginia Commonwealth University: Richmond, Virginia 23289, Major: Photography 2001-2004, Major: Art Education 2007- 2009, 2013-2014, BFA: Art Education, GPA: 3.42

Exhibitions:

⦁ Freestyles- A Virtual Gallery Show, Flagler County Art League June-August 2021
⦁ BREATHE Exhibit at Shenandoah Valley Art Center December 2020
⦁ Nominee at the 15th Annual Black & White Spider Awards in Fine Art 2020
⦁ Virginia is for Artists at The Virginia Beach Art Center October 2020
⦁ September All Media Show at Art Works in Richmond, VA 2020
⦁ Mid-Atlantic Exhibition-Sea of Change at The Virginia Beach Art Center September 2020
⦁ Artists Who Teach National Exhibition at The Ellington-White Contemporary in Fayetteville, NC September-November 2019
⦁ Arts Council of Culpeper, various shows 2015-2018
⦁ Pop Art Juried Competition at Killeen Civic Center, Killeen, Texas, 2012
⦁ United People of the World Photography Exhibit at Mayborn Space Theater and Planetarium, Killeen, Texas, June-July 2011
⦁ All Media Juried Art Show at Petersburg Regional Art Center, Petersburg, VA, various shows 2009-13
⦁ Art Ed Juried Show at Franklin Terrace, VCU, Richmond, VA, January-February 2009
⦁ Portraits: More Than Just a Pretty Face at Anderson Gallery, VCU, Richmond, VA, June- August 2008

Teaching Experience:
⦁ Art Teacher, Orange County Public Schools, Current
⦁ Art Teacher, Culpeper County Public Schools, July 2015- May 2019
⦁ Digital Photography Instructor, Chesterfield County Public Schools Adult Continuing Education, September 2013-May 2014

Organizations:
⦁ National Art Education Association
⦁ Virginia Art Education Association
⦁ Orange Center for the Arts: Retail Artist
⦁ Windmore Foundation for the Arts: Board Member 2017-18
⦁ Killeen Civic Art Guild: 2011-2012
⦁ Petersburg Regional Art Center Studio Holder 2009-13

Scholarships & Awards:
⦁ VCLA Trophy Class Yearbook Advisor 2018-19
⦁ Ruth Hibbs Hyland Scholarship from VCU 2014
⦁ Honorable Mention Pop Art Competition KCAG 2012
⦁ Honorable Mention All Media Juried Show PRAC 2011
⦁ Scholarship from John Tyler Community College to attend Southern Mystique Film Camp 2001