My Drawing, Take it in, was selected for the 14th Annual Drawing Discourse International Juried Exhibition 2023.
Official Press Release:
UNC Asheville’s juried international exhibition, Drawing Discourse, will open with a special event on January 13 featuring Juror, Charles Ritchie. The exhibition features 65 works of contemporary drawing selected from 938 submissions by 297 artists in 6 nations.
Photo credit: Tamie Beldue
2022 Art Fields, Juried Exhibition and Competition, 4/22/2022 - 4/30/2022 TRAX Visual Art Center, 122 SAULS STREET, Lake City SC.
My drawing Vital, which I completed in 2021, was one of 288 works that were selected for inclusion in the 2022 installment of the ArtFields Juried art competition in Lake City, South Carolina. In 2022, over 1200 artists submitted work for ArtFields Jury consideration. The 2022, 10th Anniversary ArtFields event was a 9-day art festival that ran from April 22 – 30. Artwork venues are open from 10AM-7PM each day. The Athens Banner-Herald reported that approximately 20,000 people attended the nine-day Art Fields exhibition.
2016 National Juried Art Exhibition: Art + Science
Exhibition Dates: March 28 - May 13, 2016
Reception and Juror's Lecture: April 21, 2016, 5-7 p.m., Tom Thomas Gallery
IU East is hosting its 2nd National Juried Exhibition themed “Art + Science.” We were honored, humbled, and overwhelmed to receive 525 submissions from 40 states for this open call from which 48 works by 44 artists from 25 states were chosen for inclusion. Our juror Lily Simonson described her jury process as follows:
"I sought to include works that relate to the theme of art and science in ways that are original and multi-faceted. While the majority of submissions fit the theme in some way, the most distinguished pieces built on the long tradition of art and science working in concert by either saying something new about that intersection, exploring a specific aspect of science, or using scientific methodologies to create the work. Another set of criteria related to each artist's discussion of their work. The strongest submissions were accompanied by a clear written explanation of how the work related to the theme of art and science. At the same time, the conceptual basis for the piece was evident in the work itself, rather than leaning heavily on the accompanying text. Other more pragmatic issues were also considered. For example, it was difficult to accommodate especially long video pieces or physical works that exceeded the maximum dimensions outlined in the call.”
The reception, juror’s lecture, and the announcement of awards will take place on April 21 at Tom Thomas Gallery and the Community Room, both located in Whitewater Hall from 5‑7pm. The events are free and open to public
Emily Sheehan’s drawing, Sense of Self was selected for inclusion in 2016 National Juried Art Exhibition: Art + Science
The 29th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition opens with a reception honoring the exhibiting artists at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, in the Grand Gallery of the Shearman Fine Arts Annex at McNeese State University.
The exhibit, which runs through May 12, is sponsored by the McNeese Department of Visual Arts and is part of the 2016 Banners at McNeese season.
Brooke Davis Anderson, executive director of Prospect New Orleans, is the juror for this year’s Works on Paper Exhibition. Prospect New Orleans invites leading contemporary artists from around the globe to exhibit at venues that include major cultural institutions, as well as non-arts venues, and public spaces in the New Orleans area.
Anderson has selected 72 works from a broad national spectrum of paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, and mixed media works on paper for this year’s exhibition. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays when the university is open. (Pictured right is "Wake" - a screen print by Jacob Dugas).
Emily Sheehan’s drawing, " I never planned to have you here" was selected for inclusion in 2016 McNeese National Works on Paper exhibition
Emily Sheehan’s drawing, Contact Points was selected for inclusion in the Drawing Lines across mediums exhibition
We All Draw
International Interdisciplinary Symposium
6-8 November 2015
Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London, SE1 9P
Workshop 20. Embodied Anatomy Class
This workshop will focus on connecting a traditional Anatomy-based approach to figure drawing (based on George B. Bridgman’sConstructive Anatomy and Dr. Paul Richer’s Artistic Anatomy) to a progression of perceptual drawing exercises that engage specific kinesthetic sensory experiences that allow drawing students to develop an embodied understanding of skeletal and muscular anatomy of the head and face.
The lessons will be supported using traditional figure drawing methods: looking at the human form using anatomy-based analysis (for this method the artist identifies subcutaneous skeletal, muscular, and tendenous landmarks that are visible on the body and analyzes their function in relation to their position in a particular pose to provide a logic around which the artist can represent the form). Where I expand the techniques is in adjusting and controlling the image, so that the artist’s and the viewer’s perception and experience travel through the image from “Inside out” and “Outside in”, a construct I use to help students develop a dependable reliance on their own bodily perceptions as they draw. Inside Out perception is self-revelatory–starting with an internal insight, emotion, or belief and representing a situation certain to connect that internal starting point with recognizable environmental or experiential triggers that resonate personally. Conversely, Outside In perception involves purposely shifting one’s senses (obscuring vision, changing balance, creating physical dissonance) in order to encounter familiar experience from uncomfortable or “outside” perspectives. This exaggerated sensory environment physically acknowledges the unwieldy task of representing present experience as image.
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LEY LINES: CONNECTING MEDIA, PROCESS,
IMAGERY, AND CONCEPT ACROSS
Artist Lecture by the Exhibition Awards Juror Emily Sheehan
Thursday October 1st at 3:30PM in the Roundhouse Lecture Hall
In her studied and emotionally resonant work, Emily Sheehan’s interpretation of perceptual drawing encompasses all of the sensory responses associated with an experience. She says in her artist statement “The activity of drawing holds me in the human space longer. In my effort to portray a moment in a drawn image, I consider the situation of the encounter and the depth of the physical and psychological responses triggered in the moment.”
Sheehan is a Professor of Fine Art and Drawing Area Head at Indiana University Southeast. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Visual Studies from Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions, including competitive shows, throughout the United States.
.Emily Sheehan's Drawing "Loosley Connected" has been seleted for inclusion in the 35th Bradley International Exhibition of drawings and prints.
The Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition is the second-longest running juried print and drawing competition in the country. Every two years it features the best contemporary graphic artwork from around the globe. This year’s exhibition will be held at four prominent Peoria Illinois Galleries, The Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, The Peoria Art Guild, Prairie Center of the Arts, and Heuser Art Gallery at Bradley University. The 35th Bradley International was juried by Beth Grabowski, Professor and Assistant Department Chair at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Emily Sheehan’s drawing, “Contact Points” was selected for inclusion in “Drawing Discourse” the 6th Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing at the University of North Carolina Asheville.
The university's sixth annual international juried exhibition of contemporary drawing, with a lecture by juror Val Britton, at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, in the Humanities Lecture Hall on campus. An opening reception will follow from 6-8 p.m. in the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery in Owen Hall. These events and the exhibit are free and open to the public.
Juror Val Britton is a nationally and internationally exhibited artist based in San Francisco,
Britton selected 47 works for this exhibit from among more than 1,100 entries submitted by 379 artists from six different countries.the artists represented are Tedd Anderson, Chad Andrews, Richard Barlow, Michael Baum, Katie Bocian, Deborah Bryan, Paul Collins, Nicole Davenport, Sondra Dorn, Ron Fondaw, Marina Fridman, Patrick Gabler, Mateo Galvano, Carl Gombert, Robert Green, Jean Hess, Sarah Heyward, Farrar Hood, Nancy Ivanhoe, Jenifer Kent, Bryce Lafferty, Lindsey Landfried, Jill Lavetsky, Jung Ji Lee, Corwin Levi, Jenna Lynch, Meghan Olson, Aurora Pope, Gail Postal, Jessica Rogers, Amy Sacksteder, Patricia Schappler, Suzanne Schireson, Emily Sheehan, Randy Simmons, Rhonda Smith, Tanja Softic, Patricia Sonnino, Eric Sweet, Jill Taffet, Kathleen Thum and Margi Weir.
Emily Sheehan's drawing "Withholding" has been selected as a featured work at The Drawing Show Group Exhibit at MULTIPLES
The Drawing Show Group Exhibit at Multiples. Chicago October 17-19 2014
Continuing in the effort to advance the interests of unique approaches to the current state of visual art, the Drawing Show, premiered at Verge Art Fair Miami Basel, has proudly continued its commitment to mounting a section devoted exclusively to drawing as a medium that overlaps all disciplines. Now the Drawing Show comes to Multiples. Chicago! The Drawing Show will present drawing as a unique artistic practice, one that is universally accessible, and often the first step in an artist's exercise of ideas that inform both their larger creative practice and the cultivation of new forms of visual art. As a touchstone to the evolutions influenced by and visited upon artistic practice by the art marketplace and its requisite economic fluxuations, drawing continues to serve as a subversive force, both in its delineation of artistic ideas as well as in its potential to inspire and serve as the first step in production unrestrained by economic categories.
I'mThe Green Building Gallery is pleased to announce our next featured exhibition, “I have my moments”, recent drawings by Emily Sheehan.
The Green Building Gallery is pleased to announce our next featured exhibition, “I have my moments”, recent drawings by Emily Sheehan.
Sheehan is an Assistant Professor of Fine Art teaching drawing at Indiana University Southeast. She is a nationally exhibited artist who received a Master's Degree in Drawing from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Sheehan's drawings share moments of experiences as they are perceived through lenses of time, space, and our physical senses.
"We perceive through our bodily senses, absorb and evaluate each encounter, and construct means to interpret, respond to and convey our understanding to others. This human space, between encounter and communication, is where we make our moments personal.
The activity of perceptual drawing holds me in that human space longer. In my effort to portray a moment in a drawn image, I consider the situation of the encounter and the depth of the physical and psychological responses triggered in the moment; situational elements like time, pace, movement, space, pressure, light, and darkness trigger feelings of anticipation, urgency, frustration, pain, anxiety, fear, annoyance, joy, vulnerability, frenzy, hope and despair. Moments are not snapshots. They build upon a combination of various perceptions and multiple responses. Some are fleeting. Some endure. My work seeks to actualize the moment.
In order to perceive these simultaneous stimuli and accurately identify the responses, I deliberately hone my senses and heighten my awareness by working Outside In and Inside Out. Outside In perception involves purposely shifting my senses (obscuring vision, changing balance, creating physical dissonance) in order to encounter familiar experience from uncomfortable or “outside” perspectives. This exaggerated sensory environment physically acknowledges the unwieldy task of representing present experience as image. It creates an element of bodily strain that enhances and accentuates the resulting emotional and interpretive responses--revealing previously unrecognized elements of the moment. Conversely, Inside Out perception is self-revelatory--starting with an internal insight, emotion, or belief and representing a situation certain to connect that internal starting point with recognizable environmental or experiential triggers that resonate personally.
These are my moments--shared."
--Emily Sheehan, 2014
"I have my moments"
recent drawings by Emily Sheehan
The Green Building Gallery
732 East Market Street, Louisville KY
August 29th -October 10th
Opening Reception Friday August 29th
New Works by Emily Sheehan
Schafer Fine Arts Gallery at Gustavus Adolphus College
Artist Lecture: Thursday, September 19th, 1:30 PM
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 19th, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Exhibit runs from September 3rd to September 13th.
Selected Drawings by Emily Sheehan
Opening reception: Friday, August 31, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Bellarmine University's McGrath Gallery
Exhibit runs from August 31 to September 23.
Emily Sheehan received her M.F.A in Visual Studies, with a specialization in Drawing and Sculpture from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2008. Her artistic research/practice utilizes perceptual drawing (drawing from observation in a multi-sensory way) to explore the way marks left on a page become evidence of lived experience. Sheehan uses both traditional and nontraditional drawing materials and techniques to create works that compel the artist and the viewer to linger in the human space between encounter and retelling; it is where we make our world personal. Her work has been exhibited nationally in group, invitational and juried shows and is included in the private collection of the president of the College of Saint Benedict as well as the collections of The Weismann Art Museum and the Target Corporation.