Artist CV

 

Megan Schaugaard Fine Art Logo Header

852 E Royal Sceptor Way, Washington, Utah 84780
801-867-1796

 

Email: mschaugaard@gmail.com

Website: www.bymegs.com

Instagram: @bymegsart

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bymegsfineart

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/megan-schaugaard/

 

EDUCATION

2022 MFA in Oil Painting, New York Academy of Art, New York City, NY (May)

2009 BS in Integrated Studies: Art and English, Utah Tech University, Saint George, UT (May)

 

EXHIBITIONS

2024 37th Annual Sears Invitational, Sears Museum Gallery, Saint George, UT (February 17 - March 31) 

2023 Titania's Ball, Era Contemporary, Tyler Arboretum, Media, PA (in-person October 5, with online exhibition through December 31)

2023 Almenara Art Prize 2023 Online Exhibition (Figurative, Portrait, & Drawing Categories) (August 1 - October 31)

2023 36th Annual Sears Invitational, Sears Museum Gallery, Saint George, UT (February 19 - April 2) 

2022-2023 Legends of the Moon (in collaboration with the Lunar Codex), Era Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA (December 2 - January 15)

2022 12th Annual Inspirational Art Association Christmas Showcase and Sale, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City, UT (November 30 - December 3)

2022 People Are My Favorite: Colorado and Utah Artists of the Portrait Society of America, Anthony's Antiques & Fine Art, Salt Lake City, UT (October 21 - December 1)

2022 Women Out West: Professional Artists of Utah, Sears Museum Gallery, Saint George, UT (September 16 - November 11)

2022 Business Card Art Show, JKR Gallery, Provo, UT (September 2 - 30)

2022 MFA Thesis Exhibition, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY (May 12 - 21)

2022 Tribeca Ball Exhibition, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY (April 19) 

2022 35th Annual Dixie Invitational, Sears Museum Gallery, Saint George, UT (February 19 - April 2) 

2022 Hiraeth, New York Academy of Art Student Curatorial Committee Exhibition, New York, NY (February 4 - March 5)

2021 Inside/Out, New York Academy of Art Student Curatorial Committee Exhibition, New York, NY (October 15 - December 17)

2021 11th Annual Inspirational Art Association Christmas Showcase and Sale, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City, UT (December 1 - 4)

2021 Business Card Art Show, JKR Gallery, Provo, UT (July 30 - August 27)

2021 Rouge: Utah Women’s Voices, Sears Museum Gallery, Saint George, UT (June 11 - September 17)

2021 Return to Form, Six Summit Gallery, New York, NY (May 15 - June 30)

2021 Jumbo Print Exhibition, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY (April 21 - May 22)

2021 Tribeca Ball Exhibition, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY (April 5 - May 2) (Online due to COVID-19)

2021 Early Light Scholarship Exhibition & Auction, Early Light Institute (Instagram auction with @earlylightinsititute) (April 10 - April 17)

2021 Treading Lightly, New York Academy of Art Student Curatorial Committee Exhibition, New York, NY (January 29 - April 4)

2021 34th Annual Dixie Invitational, Sears Museum Gallery, Saint George, UT (February 13 - April 3) 

2020 Deck the Walls, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY (December 6 - 8)

2020 Fall Vision of the Arts Auction, Vision of the Arts Fund, Salt Lake City, UT

2020 Parallels, New York Academy of Art Student Curatorial Committee Exhibition, New York, NY (October 20 - December 18)  

2020 Business Card Art Show, JKR Gallery, Provo, UT (September 11 - 30)

2020 300 Plates Fundraiser and Exhibition, Art Access Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT (Online due to Covid-19) (May 14 - June 5)

2020 Spring Vision of the Arts Auction, Vision of the Arts Fund, Anthony’s Fine Art & Antiques, Salt Lake City, UT (Moved to online due to Covid-19) (April 8 - 18)

2020 33rd Annual Dixie Invitational, Sears Museum Gallery, Saint George, UT (February 15 - March 31)

2019 10th Annual Inspirational Art Association Christmas Showcase and Sale, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City, UT (December 4 - 7)

2019 Itty Bitty Art Show, Utah Tech Business of Art, Utah Tech University, Saint George, UT (November 15 - 16)

2019 300 Plates Fundraiser and Exhibition, Art Access Gallery, The Grand Hall at the Gateway, Salt Lake City, UT (May 16 - June 7)

2019 Art Benefit Auction, Artlifted (Instagram auction with @artlifted) (April 14 - 20)

2019 Mother’s Day Art Show and Collaboration, Provo, UT (including a community collaboration with Heirloom Art Gallery) (May 4)

2018 9th Annual Inspirational Art Association Christmas Showcase and Sale, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City, UT (November 29 - December 1)

2018 Art Competition, Book of Mormon Central, Honorable Mention (March)

2011 Saint George Art on Main, Saint George, UT, People’s Choice Award (November)

2009 Art Department Showcase, Utah Tech University, Saint George, UT (April - May)

 

AWARDS/GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS

2022 Mervat Zahid Educational Foundation Award

2021-2022 Exhibitions Scholar Award, New York Academy of Art

Exhibitions/ Events worked on with this scholarship:

           2022 MFA Thesis Exhibition, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY (May 12 - 21)

           2022 Open Studio Night, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY (May 12)

           2022 Tribeca Ball, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY (April 19)

           2021 Artists for Artists, Sotheby’s Auction House, New York, NY (December 14)

           2021 AXA Art Prize Exhibition 2021, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY (November 1-17)

           2021 Chubb Fellows Exhibition 2021, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY (August 31 - September 21)

2021-2022 Academy Scholar Award, New York Academy of Art

2020-2021 Academy Scholar Award, New York Academy of Art 

2011 People’s Choice Award for Saint George Art on Main, Saint George, UT (November)

2008-2009 Art Talent Scholarship, Utah Tech University 

2008 Student of the Semester in Integrated Studies, Utah Tech University (Fall)

 

COLLECTIONS:

Private collection of Brooke Shields, New York, NY

The Polaris Collection - Launching Nov 2024 to Land on the Moon via SpaceX Falcon Heavy / Astrobotic Griffin Lander / NASA VIPER Rover

NYC Health + Hospital Arts in Medicine Art Collection

Sears Art Museum Permanent Art Collection, Saint George, UT

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Permanent Collection, Salt Lake City, UT

 

PRINT/MEDIA

Realism Today. “Nine Realistic Drawings for Your Art Inspiration”, Realism Today Website. April 1, 2024. https://realismtoday.com/9-realistic-drawings-for-your-art-inspiration/  

Featured Artwork. “Featured Artwork: Megan Schaugaard” Fine Art Connoisseur Website. December 21, 2023. https://fineartconnoisseur.com/2023/12/21228/

Fine Art Today. “Fine Art Connoisseur’s Virtual Gallery Walk presents: Figurative/Portrait Art Showcase for November 7th, 2023”, Fine Art Connoisseur Website. November 7, 2023. https://fineartconnoisseur.com/2023/11/virtual-gallery-walk-for-november-7/ 

Dexter, Samantha. “Era Contemporary & Jessica Libor Present ‘Titania’s Ball’ Group Exhibition and Exclusive Interview” Beautiful Bizarre, October 28, 2023. https://beautifulbizarre.net/2023/10/28/titanias-ball-group-exhibition/?fbclid=IwAR1nzsMt2PmDRYfU59b0usVKJN9Ys4i_g4ZKFIrrsBuXYl49MyHUSKsFuUw 

Gillies, Max. "Drawing Us to See." Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine, January - February, 2023. 071.

Leigh, Elizah. "Legends of the Moon Presented By Era Contemporary Gallery + Interview" Beautiful Bizarre, November 21, 2022. https://beautifulbizarre.net/2022/11/21/era-contemporary-gallery-lunar-codex/?mc_cid=451b5790d4&mc_eid=51c7472628 

Swanson, Vern G., et al. 2022. Dictionary of Utah Fine Artists. Layton, UT: Gibbs Smith Publishing. 321-322

“New York Academy of Art MFA Final Critiques 2022” MFA Thesis Presenter, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY, April 30, 2022. https://vimeo.com/groups/787063/videos/722636813 

Krishna, McArthur, and Bethany Brady Spalding. 2020. A Boy’s Guide to Heavenly Mother. Salt Lake City, UT. D Street Press.

Moreno de Ruiz, Juana. “Waiting on the Promise.” Ensign, July, 2020. 

LaFleur, Joanne. “California Adventures” Exponent II, Spring, 2019.

Brooks, Walt. 2011. Walter’s Pet Bee. Bloomington, IN: Authorhouse Publishing (Illustrator).

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2024 2024 Adjunct Professor, Utah Tech University, Saint George, UT (3D Design [instructor of record] Spring 2024)

2023 2023 Adjunct Professor, Utah Tech University, Saint George, UT (3D Design [instructor of record] Fall 2023) 

2022 Adjunct Professor, Utah Tech University, Saint George, UT (2D Design, Drawing and Composition [instructor of record] Fall 2022) 

2020 Adjunct Professor, Utah Tech University, Saint George, UT (2D Design [instructor of record] Spring 2020)

 

PANELS/PRESENTATIONS/WORKSHOPS

2023 Presenter, "Artis Bio/Statement + Marketing in Publications", Electric Theater Center, Saint George, UT, September 16.

2022 Panelist, "Women Out West: Professional Artists of Utah" Sears Museum Gallery, Saint George, UT, September 16.

2021 Panelist, “Rouge: Utah Women’s Voices”, Sears Museum Gallery, Saint George, UT (June 11 - September 17)

2020 Presenter, “Selling Art on Instagram”, Utah Tech University: Business of Art, Zoom Presentation, October 23.

2019 Presenter, “Principles of Art”, Young Men’s (Ages 12-18) Community Workshop, Wasatch Ward, Ogden, UT, March 26.

2018 Presenter, “Principles of Art”, Women's Community Workshop, Wasatch Ward, Ogden, UT, November 15.

 

ART RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

2022-present Marketing Specialist, Streamline Publishing: Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine and PleinAir Magazine, Boca Raton, FL (current)

2021-2022 New York Academy of Art Exhibitions Assistant, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY (work scholarship)

2008-2009  Work Study/Assistant to the Curator, Sears Museum Gallery, Saint George, UT

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE:

2020 Consulting, Southern Utah Regional High School Portfolio Review with Utah Tech University Art Department, Hurricane High School, Hurricane, UT (April)

2020 Juror, Reflections Art Contest, Sunridge Intermediate School, Saint George, UT (November)

 

CREATIVE TECHNICAL SKILLS

Writing skills (experience in writing and editing, as well as formatting for print)

Film Editing (creating videos for social media, landing pages, marketing etc.)

Photography skills (technical knowledge of film and digital photography using different lighting and exposures as well as extensive knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom in editing images)

Graphic design skills (experience designing media for web, social media, and print)

Knowledge of 3D modeling softwares Daz 3D Studio and ZBrush, as well as experience in 3D printing with Prusa models

Woodworking skills (experienced in making art frames as well as furniture with tools such as a planer, radial saw, drills, table saw, router, and sander)

Sewing skills (able to follow patterns, alter clothing such as costumes for models)

 

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTION

2022 Color Temperatures in Portrait Painting Master Class, Steven Assael, New York, NY (April 3-4)

2021 Fundraising for the Visual Artist: Professional Practice Workshop, Matthew Deleget, New York, NY (November 5 & 12)

2021 Painting Master Class, Vincent Desiderio, New York, NY  (October 30-31)

2021 Skin Tones, Portrait Society of America, Louis Carr, Zoom Class (July 14)

2021 Landscape Painting Master Class, Linden Frederick, Zoom Class (February 27-28)

2021 Gallery/Artist Relationship Master Class, Matthew Deleget, Brooklyn, NY, (January 22, 29) 

2020 Reductive Drawing Master Class, Colleen Barry, New York, NY, (November 14-15)

2019 Evoking Emotion, Jeff Hein, Portrait Society of America’s Art of the Portrait Conference, Atlanta, GA (April 24)

2019 Portraiture in Oil, Dan Wilson, Lehi, UT (February 4-7)

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

New York Artists Equity Association (Sponsored Cobalt Tier)

Oil Painters of America

Portrait Society of America

Southern Utah Art Guild

Alliance of Covenant Artists

The Art Collective Utah

Inspirational Art Association

Women Out West: Professional Artists of Utah