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james rees has taught art courses at provo high school for the past twenty four years. he has also at byu, westminster college, university of arizona, utah valley state college, and the marie walsh sharpe foundation for artists. in additional to his teaching assignments and producing artwork, he is also involved in several local, state and national arts organizations. he believes that .."real, deep and lasting understanding is a product of critical thinking is not taught but needs to be encultured and nurtured over time within a hospitable environment. i attempt to create such a climate in my classroom and within my art courses. i believe that art has potential to expand and deepen human understanding. the arts provide the greatest avenue for allowing exploration and expansion of the mind. the arts are critical to everyone's educational experience." 


1991, m.f.a. printmaking — the university of arizona
1989, b.f.a. drawing — brigham young university



2016-2020 vice presidenct (pacific region) national art education association

2013-2015 secondary division director national art education association

2014-2015  art core standards writing team-utah state office of education

2014 new visual arts standards-virtual conference naea fall 2014
2011-2015  art:21 Educator

2011-2013 adjunct graduate Ffaculty-art ed dept. westminster college

2012 guest lecturer at utah valley university

2011-2012 naea secondary division director-elect

2011-2014 appointed panelist for the learning in the visual arts
national endowment for the arts
2012 guest lecturer at dept. daap, university of cincinnati

2011 keynote speaker- pennsylvania art education association conference

2011-12 adjunct Graduate Faculty-Art Education Dept Westminster College
2011-2015 secondary division director-elect, national art education association

2010-2011 grants panelist, utah arts associaiton

2010-2011 adjunct instructor/art education—brigham young university

2010-2011 adjunct instructor/visual art department—brigham young university

2010-2010 appointed grants panelist, national endowment for the arts

2009-2011 president, utah art education association
2008-2010 associate examiner-International Baccalaurate
2008 teacher/mentor-School of Art Institue of Chicago (TICA)
2008-2009 adjunct instructor/art education—brigham young university
1992-2008 art instructor/department chair—provo high school
2007 advance placement studio art reader—the college board & ets
2005 artist in residence—center for change
2005-2006 instructor—marie walsh sharpe art foundation
1994-2001 adjunct instructor/studio art—brigham young university
1998-1999 adjunct instructor—utah valley community college
1990-1992 director —central arts collective gallery, tucson az
1998-1991 adjunct Instructor—university of arizona


board service

2014-2016 arts administration advisory board-southern utah university

2013-2015 board-national art honor society

2013-2015 naea secondary division director'

2013-2015 UVU Culinary Arts Board- Utah Valley University

2012-2015 Fulbright Alumni Board of Directors-Utah

2011-2015 board of directors utah art festival




2016 National Secondary Art Educator Award-National Art Education Association
2016 Pacific Region Art Educator Award-National Art Education Association
2016 UAEA Art Educator of the Year-Utah Art Education Association



2013 Sorenson Legacy Awards for Excellence in Arts Education-Awarded for excellence in Visual arts instruction

2013 The Tyrone Guthrie Centre Artist residency -Artist residencey in Ireland

2013 PBS Innovators award-Digital story telling and teaching Art,PBS

2010 juror’s award-utah ‘10: “mixed media and works on paper”
statewide annual competition, utah art council, rio gallery, slc, ut

2009 outstanding educator of the year-provo school district foundation
2009 power of art award-robert rauschenberg foundation & the lab school of washington
2008 mentor for the teacher's institute of contemporary art (SAIC)
2007 'ap studio reader of the year', the collegeboard & ets
2006 outstanding art educator of the year -david o. mckay school of education, byu
2006 utah high school art teacher of the year -utah art education association
2005 Institute of Contemprary Art graduate-School of Art Institue of Chicago
2002 fulbright memorial scholar-the fulbright memorial fund
2001 art fellowship & residency-skidmore college, saratoga springs, ny
1997 t.a.p. fellowship award-marie walsh sharpe art foundation & n.a.e.a
1990-1991 grumbacher scholarship & edward dunn scholarship-university of arizona
1989 vera hinckley mayhew award & jeffery demery creative award-byu


grants & programs
2014/2009 t.i.p. grant-utah arts council
2007, 2005, 2000 teachers in industry grant -mountainland regional office
2006 educational grant- provo school district foundation
2003 utah art education association conference presentation-fulbright memorial fund
1999 art auction-byu alumni association for habitat for humanity
1997-98 art web creation grant-surweb organization
1996 educator incentive grant -art access/ very special arts utah
1995-96 project grant-teacher network project -us west/ utah link
1993-95 multi-cultural festival grant-utah arts council, provo
1993-94 arts education project grant -utah arts council
1992 homeless art show project grant-funded by arizona arts council
1992 organization development level 1 grant -arizona arts council
1992 artist grant-pima arts council
1991 no one over 18 allowed-art exhibit, funded by arizona arts council


1992-2015 teaching certificate, utah state office of education

2005-2012 international baccalaureate certifiication, ibo organization
1993-2015 commercial art cerficate ate, utah state office of education
1993-2015 photography cerficate ate, utah state office of education
2002-2005 wilhem literacy rrainer, c.i.t.e.s , byu
1997-1999/2009 cites associate, c.i.t.e.s , byu
1996-1998 literacy & numeracy instructor, provo school district
1993-1998 District Curriculum Development Team Member, Provo School District 



2014 50th anniversary faculty exhibit-harris fine art center, byu, provo, ut
2014 Plate Exhibit-Art Access Galery, SLC
2014 Group Show-A Gallery, SLC 2014
2014 Mask exhibit-Utah Art Festival Gallery
2014 Group Art show-Covey Center for the Arts 2014
2013-2014 UVU Art Faculty Exhibit Woodbury Museum of Art
2013 Three person show-Art Space @Utah Art Festival, SLC, UT
2013 UVU Faculty Show-Woodbury Art Musuem, Orem UT
2013 Fall Faculty exhibit-Harris Fine Art Center, BYU
2013 Patterns of Abstraction- Harris Fine Art Center, BYU

2012 a + t = inspiration sqaured, chase fine arts center, usu, Logan, UT 
2011-12 group exhibition-a gallery, SLC

2011-2012 utah valley group exhibit, springville museum of art

2009 group exhibition-a gallery, SLC
2008 statewide annual art exhibition: utah '08: painting & sculpture, >catalog
2008 gallery group exhibit, A gallery, salt lake city, ut
2008-2009 utah valley group exhibit, springville museum of art
2007 works on paper exhibit, the utah art council, salt lake city
2007 83rd spring salon exhibit, springville museum of art, springville, ut
2006 21st Annual Religious & Spiritual Exhibition, Springville Museum of Art
2006 Caberet Velour, Featured performance artist , Provo, UT
2006 Non-linear, Gallery One Ten, Provo, UT,
2006 82nd Spring Salon Exhibit, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT
2005-2006 Group Show, The “A” Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2006 Hand Pulled Print Exhibit, Cowan Gallery, Springville, Ut
2006 Presidents’ Exhibit, Utah Museum of Art & History
2005 The Book as Art, Scalan gallery, Austin, TX
2002  Group Show, The “A” Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2005 Annual Juried Art Educator’s Exhibit, Harris Fine Art Center, BYU
2005 Works on Paper Exhibit, Utah Art Council, The Kimball Art Center, Park City, Ut
2004 Annual Juried Art Educator’s Exhibition, Brigham Young University, UT
2003 Winter Group show, The “A” Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2002 The Regional, St. George Art Museum Sixth Annual Juried Exhibition, UT
2002 The Figure/Group show, The “A” Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
2002 Rocky Mountain Biannual, Museum Of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO
2001 Sixty Square Inches (national print exhibition), University of Nebraska
2001 Works on Paper & Mix Media, Utah Arts council, Bountiful Museum of Art, UT
2001 Summer Six Fellows Show, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
1999 Art Show/Auction, BYU Alumni Assoc., Provo, Ut
1998 Utah Works On Paper, Utah Arts Council, Salt Lake City, Utah
1998 Installation/Guest Artist, Utah Arts Festival, Salt Lake City, Utah
1998 Spiritual Art of Utah, Springville Museum of Art, UT
1996Unportrait, Galeria Mesa, Mesa, Arizona 
1993 Drawn West/Drawing Biennial Exhibition, Museum of Art, Logan, Ut
1994 Group Exhibit, Tippets Gallery, Utah State University, UT
1992-94 April Salon Exhibits, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT
1992Art Detour, Eleven East Ashland Gallery, Pheonix, AZ
1992 Humana: Three Man show, Central Arts Collective, Tucson, AZ
1992 One Man show: Selected works, The Phantom Gallery, Tucson AZ
1991 Humans Off The Street, Central Arts Collective Tucson, AZ
1991 LaGrange National XVI, Chattahoochee Valley Art Museum, GA
1991 Art Show & Auction, Pima Comminity College, Tucson, AZ
1991 Invitational Exhibit & Auction, Mars Gallery, Pheonix, AZ

1991 Desert Storm Group Show, Central Arts Collective, Tucson, AZ
1990 Birth-Being-Hidden, a three person show: 830 Gallerey, Tucson, AZ
1990 Divine Line, Arizona Commision of the Arts Travelling Exibition
1989-1991April Salon Exhibits, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT
1989 Divine Line Juried Exhibit, Galeria Mesa, Mesa, AZ
1986 National April Juried Exibit,Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT
1982 Exhibition, The Interlochen Academy for the Arts



the A gallery
4878 south highland drive, salt lake city, ut 84117
Tel: 801.277.8401  www.agalleryonline.com



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