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Bio

Amanda Bastien is an artist and visual arts teacher from central MA. She graduated with a BFA from Montserrat College of Art and an MAT from Salem State College. She has taught at Georgetown Middle/High and Auburn High School for a combined 15 years. Her artwork ranges from abstractions of natural subjects to visual interpretations of life experiences. Amanda is a naturalist at heart and loves helping people realize their creative potential.

Exhibition and Grant History

2019

  • The Canvas Project, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn NY

  • Art in the City, Mechanics Hall, Worcester MA

  • 3 Penny Artraiser, Sprinkler Factory, Worcester MA

2018

  • A Matter of Perspective, Aurora Gallery, Worcester MA

  • Paper Chasis, Hallspace Gallery, Dorchester MA

  • From/To, Montserrat’s 301 Gallery, Beverly MA

  • ArtsWorcester grant awarded: Material Needs

2017

  • One!, Aurora Gallery, Worcester MA

  • 17th Juried Biennial, Aurora Gallery, Worcester MA

  • Terra Firma, Aurora Gallery, Worcester MA

2016

  • Now! New Works, New Artists, Krikorian Gallery, Worcester, MA

2015

  • The Sketchbook Project Mobile Library Tour, Nationwide tour then compiled at the Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn NY

  • Now What?, 301 Gallery, Beverly MA

2014

  • Art on the Line, Aurora Gallery, Worcester MA

  • Like It’s 1979, Aurora Gallery, Worcester MA

  • Artrageous, 301 Gallery, Beverly MA

2013

  • Bones, Seed to Stem, Worcester MA

  • Art on the Line, Aurora Gallery, Worcester MA

2012

  • Auburn Cultural Council grant awarded:  Worcester’s Art in the Community at AHS

  • Fire Dancer, Jay’s Twisted Fork, Leicester MA

2011

  • Auburn Cultural Council grant awarded: Visiting Artist, Towanda Brown, at AHS

  • Faculty Recital and Art Show, Auburn High School, Auburn MA

2010

  • Little Works, Spirit Gallery, New London CT

  • Auburn Education Association grant awarded: AHS Charity Prints

2006

  • Bones (Solo Show), Spirit Gallery, Franklin CT

2005

  • Art and Design Exhibit, Enterprise Center at Salem State College, Salem MA

  • Faculty and Staff Exhibition, Paul Scott Library, Beverly MA

2004

  • Salem and North Shore Scenes, Old Town Hall, Salem MA

  • Mastering Paint, Winter Street Gallery, Salem MA

2001

  • Graduate Exhibit, Montserrat Gallery, Beverly MA

  • Senior Thesis, 301 Gallery, Beverly MA

2000

  • Juried Student Exhibition, 301 Gallery, Beverly MA

Employment and Volunteer History

  • Committee Chair Volunteer: NAEA Regional Youth Art Month Exhibit at Worcester Art Museum, 2018-present

  • Exhibition Volunteer and Member: ArtsWorcester, 2014-present

  • Interview Panel Volunteer: Art All-State, 2014-2018

  • Visual Arts Teacher: Auburn High School, Auburn MA, 2008-present

  • Visual Arts Teacher: Georgetown Middle High School, Georgetown MA, 2001-2008

  • Assistant Director / Interim Director: Young Artists Program at Montserrat College of Art, 2002 - 2006

  • Arts Instructor Ages 5-12: Young Artists Program at Montserrat College of Art 2001

  • Head Instructional Assistant: Young Artists Program at Montserrat College of Art 2000

  • Instructional Assistant: Young Artists Program at Montserrat College of Art 1998-1999

Education and Certifications

  • MA Teacher Certification in Visual Arts grades 6-12, and CollegeBoard approved AP Studio Art Teacher

  • Masters of the Arts in Teaching Art, Salem State College, 2007

  • Bachelor of Fine Art, Montserrat College of Art, 2001