Résumé

Awards

2016 Pastel Journal Award - Pastel Society of America's 44th Annual Exhibition, "Enduring Brilliance"; National Arts Club, Gramercy Park, New York, NY 

2017 Honorable Mention Award - "Martinis With Monet"  Group Exhibit; Cranberry Artsits Network; Cranberry, PA

2017 Merit Award - "Pure Pigment" ; Pittsburgh Pastel Artists League Members' Show; Artsmiths, Pittsburgh, PA

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Exhibitions

September, 2020
Solo Exhibition, "Steel"
Harrison Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
December, 2017
Solo Exhibition, "From Dusk to Dawn"
City Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
July, 2017
Group Exhibit - "Martinis With Monet"
Cranberry Artist Network; Cranberry, PA
July, 2017
Group Exhibit, "Tenets Group Show"
Harrison Center, Indianapolis, IN
April, 2017
Group Exhibit - Pittsburgh Pastel Astist League, "Pure Pigment"
Artsmiths Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
March, 2017
Group Exhibit, Girls Rock Exhibit and Benefit
Percolate Gallery Space, Pittsburgh, PA
December, 2016
Group Exhibition, "Blue Indy"
Harrison Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
October, 2016
Mother - Daughter Show with Autumn Ghubril, "Marketplace - Where People Gather to Exchange Goods, Services, and Ideas"
Harrison Gallery; Indianapolis, IN
October, 2016
Chicago Pastel Painters's Annual Exhibit, "Strokin' VI"
Art and Company, Orland Park, IL
September, 2016
Pastel Society of America's 44th Annual Exhibition, "Enduring Brilliance"
National Arts Club, Gramercy Park; New York, NY
April-May, 2016
Group Exhibition with two other artists, "Visiting Artist Series" 
Encore Souteby's International Realty; Indianapolis, IN
December, 2015 - January, 2016
Exhibit with painter Autumn Ghubril
The Commonplace Coffee House, Squirrel Hill; Pittsburgh, PA
December, 2015
Group Exhibition, "Black Tie"
Harrison Gallery; Indianapolis, IN
September, 2015
Group Exhibition, "Drawing Conclusions"
Ashland Gallery; Broad Ripple, IN 
July, 2015
Group Exhibition, "Porch Party Group Show"
City Gallery; Indianapolis, IN
May, 2015
Solo exhibition, "What's Your Pleasure?"
City Gallery; Indianapolis, IN
June, 2007
Bare III Group Exhibition, "Works in Charcoal"
Space 101 Gallery, The Brewhouse; Pittsburgh, PA

Memberships

  • Pastel Society of America, designated Signature Member 
  • Pittsburgh Society of Artists
  • Portrait Society of America
  • Chicago Pastel Painters
  • Pittsburgh Pastel Artists League

Formal Education

1983

M.A. Art Therapy, (27 additional credits in studio art and art education)
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA

1981

B.A. Psychology; PA Instructional I, El. Ed.; Minor in Studio Art
Grove City College, Grove City, PA

1978–1980

Classes in studio art and art therapy
Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA, and Carlow College, Pittsburgh, PA

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Informal Education

Divers has had opportunity to study both drawing and pastel with many gifted artists and educators, most notably:

  • Sally Strand
  • Margaret Dyer

Others include:

  • Pat Barefoot
  • Herb Olds
  • Ellen Eagle
  • Ilene Gienger-Stanfield
  • Linda Wallen

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Press

"'What's Your Pleasure?' by Kristin Divers"  written by Andrew Christenberry