Christine Alfery

Academic Preparation
• PH.D. (ABD). University of Wisconsin-Madison, Curriculum & Instruction.
• Ph.D. Minor completed: Art History, contemporary issues and concepts.
• M.F.A. Art. UW-Madison, spring 1996.
• M.A. Art Education. UW-Madison, 1994.
• B.A. Art/Art Education. UW-Madison.

• Signature member of 8 national watercolor societies – International Society of Acrylic Painters, Philadelphia Watercolor Society, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Illinois Watercolor Society, Missouri Watercolor Society, Watercolor Society of Alabama and the Western Watercolor Society, Montana Watercolor Society.
• 2008 to present. 12 solo exhibitions around the United States.
• 2008 to present. Curator Howard Young Art Gallery. Minocqua, WI.
• 2008 to present. 55 national awards.
• 2008 to present. 60 publications.

Selected Honors
• International Juried Exhibition. “Peacock.” Aqueous Open 2017. Pittsburg. PA.
• National Juried Exhibition. “Falling Waters.” Northern National. Nicolet College. Rhinelander, WI.
• Merit Award. Regional Juried Exhibition. “General Sherman Tree.” Alive In The Arts. Center For The Arts. Gallery 210. Plymouth, WI.
• National Juried Exhibition. “Magic Carpet.”SALI National Abstract Art Exhibition. Greenwood, IN.
• National Juried Exhibition. “Rolling Stones.” Cooperstown Art Association. NY.
• Finalist. National Juried Publication. “Three Kui In The Pond.” Artists Magazine Annual Art Competition.
• Regional Exhibition. MAL Art League. Manitowish Waters, WI.
• Signature Status. Montana Watercolor Society.
• National Juried Exhibition. “Leap Of Faith.” Montana Watercolor Society. Bigfork Art & Cultural Center. MT.
• National Juried Exhibition. “Rubies In The Sky – The Journey” 64 Arts Exhibition. Buchman Center for the Arts. Buchanan, MI.
• National Juried Exhibition. “Three Green Apples.” Breckenridge International Fine Art Competition. Breckenridge, TX.
• National Juried Publication. “Falling Waters.” North Light Books 2017. Acrylic Works 5:Bold Values.
• National Juried Exhibition. “End Of Day.” Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center. Birmingham, MI.
• National Juried Exhibition. “Eagles Nest.” Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center. Birmingham, MI.
• Regional Juried Exhibition. “Sunflower V.” New Visions Gallery. Marshfield, WI.
• National Juried Exhibition. “Northern Lights.” San Diego Watercolor Society. CA.
• Merit Award. International Juried Exhibition. “Allelujah Mountain.” Louisiana Watercolors Society.
• National Juried Exhibition. “Leap of Faith III” Pikes Peak National Watercolor Society Exhibition.
• National Juried Exhibition. “Three Pears.” Red River Watercolor Society. Moorhead, MN.
• Merit Award. International Juried Exhibition. “Red Sky At Night.” International Society of Experimental Artists. Online exhibition.
• National Juried Exhibition. “Stepp’n Out.” Illinois National Watercolor Exhibition. Dixon, IL.
• National Juried Exhibition. ‘Leap Of Faith III.” Emerald Spring Exhibition. Springfield, OR.
• Regional Juried Exhibition. “Red Sky At Night.” “ I Got a Brand New Pair Of Roller Skates.” Neville Art Museum. Green Bay WI.
• Patron Award. National Juried Exhibition. “Ocean River Stream.” Watercolor Society of Alabama.
• National Juried Exhibition. “Her Magic Carpet.” Women’s Works 2017. Woodstock, Ill.
• First Place. National Juried Exhibition. “Red Sky At Night.” On line exhibition. Bauhaus Art Gallery.
• National Juried Exhibition. “Coneflower.” AquaVenture. Kentucky Watercolor Association. Bardstown, KY.
• National Juried Exhibition. “Nest VI.” Watercolor Society of Houston. Houston, TX. Judge Stephen Quiller.
• National Juried Exhibition. “Birches By The Lake.” New Orleans Academy of Fine Art. LA.
• Solo Exhibition. Curator. “The Journey.” New Visions Gallery. Marshfield, WI.
• Solo Exhibition. “Movement And Change.” The Vault Gallery. CVA. Wausau, WI.
• National Juried Exhibition. “Rainbows in My Studio” CVA. Midwest Seasons Exhibition. Wausau, WI.
• Honorable Mention Award. Regional Exhibition. “Where Sky and Water Meet.” Wisconsin Visual Artists Association. Memorial Exhibition. Center for The Visual Arts. Wausau, WI.
• Award. Mississippi River Bluffs Consortium Award. National Juried Exhibition. “Birds on A Fence.” 22nd Annual Arts in Harmony 2017 International Show. Blaine, MN.
• National Juried Exhibition. “Eagles Nest.” Mid-Southern Watercolorists, Inc. 47th. Arkansas Arts Center. Little Rock, Arkansas. Judge Michael Holter.



I create conceptual contemporary abstract artwork on paper and canvas. It makes sense that I would create abstract art work because I have never been able to color in the lines, am not a fan of coloring books, never make chocolate chip cookies the same way twice, so it makes sense that I have a hard time following rules when it comes to making art. Rules have a function. They establish a foundation from which an artist can expand, experiment and explore ideas in the pursuit of creativity, discovery and art. If creativity and discovery are what art is, and I believe they are, then art needs to fall outside of established foundations, lines, rules and boundaries. It also makes sense that my work would be conceptual, it reinforces my philosophical values such a s freedom and independence.

RingMasters Coat “RingMasters Coat”

30x40 painting done on 300# watercolor paper.

Soulful Jazz

Watercolor on 300# paper 11x15

Soulful Jazz “Soulful Jazz”

300# paper - watercolor - 11x15

Acrobats “Acrobats”

40x30 300# paper Watercolors - acrylics

Jamboree On The Beach “Jamboree On The Beach”

30x30 watercolor and acrylic and ink on 300# paper

Beach Sand “Beach Sand”

14x14 Watercolor and Acrylic on paper

Emerging Dragonfly “Emerging Dragonfly”

40x30 Watercolor and Acrylic on 300# water

Creative Contraption “Creative Contraption”

Watercolor and Acrylic on Canvas 36x48

Little Bit Of Sunshine “Little Bit Of Sunshine”

Watercolor and Acrylic on 300#paper 22x30

Oceans Deep “Oceans Deep”

Acrylic on 300# on paper

Out On A Limb “Out On A Limb”

58x70 acrylic on canvas

Reaching Out “Reaching Out”

58x70 Acrylic on canvas

RingMasters Coat “RingMasters Coat”

40x30 Acrylic and Watercolor on 300# Paper

Snake Charmer “Snake Charmer”

30x30 Acrylic and Watercolor on 300# paper

Three Pears “Three Pears”

20x60 Acrylic and Watercolor on 300# paper

Yellow Brick Road “Yellow Brick Road”

30x30 Watercolor and Acrylic on 300# paper