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College of Fine Arts and Communication
School of Art and Design

Kelly Adams


School of Art and Design: Painting

Jenkins Fine Arts Center Media Center

Mail stop no: 502 School of Art

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC 27858

Tel.# (252)328-6785; fax # (252)328-6441


MFA/Painting. East Carolina University. Greenville, NC.   1996
BFA/Painting. East Carolina University. Greenville, NC.    1991

Current Employment
Media Center Director/ Associate Professor                      1997-present
School of Art & Design. East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.    

Grant: North Carolina Arts Council Regional Artist Project Grant   2007
Extensive Reassigned Time for Scholarship (Research leave)


East Carolina University                                                                  2005
Grant: Pocosin Arts Center. Columbia, NC.                                    2005
Grant: Haystack Mountain School of Craft. Deer Isle, MA.             2003
Award: Claire E. Armstrong Scholarship.                                        1995

Selected Exhibitions


Solo and Two Person Exhibitions
Bottomlands  (solo)    
  Nature Art Gallery. NC Museum of Natural Science. Raleigh, NC. 2009
  Pocosin Arts, Columbia, NC.                                                           2008
  Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, Tarpon Springs FL.
  The Arts Center at the Imperial Center. Rocky Mount, NC.    
  Council for the Arts. Jacksonville,NC.                                             2007
  Community Council for the Arts. Kinston, NC.
  North Carolina Estuarium. Washington, NC.


A Flight of Metaphor                                                                          2003
Fayetteville Museum Downtown Gallery
Up and Coming Weekly, Corporate Office. Fayetteville, NC.

Numina                                                                                              1994
1994 Jean P. Haydon Museum. Pago Pago, American Samoa



Patriotic Partnership                                                                          2000
Feleti Barstow Public Library, Pago Pago, American Samoa


American Kaleidoscope                                                                     1999
Erkelenzer Haus Hohenbush, Erkelentz, Germany


14th Annual Samoa Invitational                                                         1993
Jean P. Haydon Museum. Pago Pago, American Samoa


Group Exhibitions
Environmental Visions                                                                       2009
Elzay Gallery, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH. (national juried)


A Sense of Place                                                                               2008
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Augusta GA. (national juried)


Discovering the Native American Landscapes of the Mid-Atlantic Best in Show    2006
Adkins Arboretum. Ridgely, MD. (national juried)


Art of the Feminine Devine                                                                2006
Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South,
Durham, NC. (regional juried)


American Landscape 2005                                                                2005
Maryland Federation of Art. MFA Circle Gallery,
Annapolis, MD. (national juried)

Drawing National 2005                                                                      2005
Montgomery College, Rockville, MD. (national juried)


Uplands: Landscape Interpretations                                                  2005
Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury, NC. (regional juried)


Englewood Arts National Juried Art Show    Best in Show                2005
Englewood Cultural Arts Center Assoc., CO. (national juried)


Adkins Arboretum Annual Art Competition                                        2005
Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely, MD. (national juried)


National Drawing 2004                                                                      2004
College of New Jersey, Department of Art. Ewing, NJ. (national juried)


Landscape Unlimited                                                                         2003
Fine Arts Building Gallery. Chicago, IL. (national juried)


Digitally Speaking                                                                              2003
WomanMade Gallery. Chicago, IL. (national juried)


Through Women’s Eyes, By Women’s Hands                                   2003
Women’s Center. Chapel Hill, NC. (regional juried)


Digitally Propelled Ideas (DPI)                                                           2002
Kellogg University Art Gallery.
California State Polytechnic University. Ponoma, CA. (national juried)


Americans 2000                                                                                 2002
Northwest Art Center. Minot State University. Minot, ND. (national juried)


The World in Black and White    Best in Show                                   2002
Fredericksburg Center for The Creative Arts,
Fredericksburg, VA. (national juried)


Drawing National                                                                                2001
Montgomery College, Rockville, MD. (national juried)


B&W and Shades of Gray                                                                  2001
Tampa, FL. (national juried)

School of Art Faculty Show                                                                1996-2008     
Gray Gallery, East Carolina University. Greenville, NC.


Down East: ECU Faculty Exhibition                                                   2005
Lee Hansley Gallery, Raleigh, NC.


Haystack Mountain School of Craft. Deer Isle, MA.                           2003


Lifelines. Community Council for the Arts. Kinston, NC.                    2002


Beeswax, Brackish Water, and Junipers                                            2001
Gray Gallery, East Carolina University. Greenville, NC.


Artists of Greenville                                                                            2000
Fayetteville Museum of Art. Fayetteville, NC.


Southern Memory/ Southern Vision                                                   1999
Craven Arts Council, New Bern, NC.