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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Selected Exhibitions

September, 2020
Solo Exhibition, "Hot Metal"
Harrison Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
June, 2019
International Association of Pastel Societies' Biennial Exhibit, PastelWorld
IAPS 2019 Convention, Albuquerque, NM
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
"Visiting Artist Series" 
Encore Souteby's International Realty; Indianapolis, IN
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

Memberships

  • Pastel Society of America Advisory Board
  • Pastel Society of America, designated Signature Member 
  • Portrait Society of America
  • Pittsburgh Society of Artists
  • Pittsburgh Pastel Artists League
  • CIVA - Christians in the Visual Arts
  • NOAPS - National Oil & Acrylic Painters' Society

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

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Press

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