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Artist Name
Shelton Meacham
Artist Statement

I tend to alternate between working intuitively and carefully planning how I want my art to look. The result is a duality, a varied aesthetic at times still cohesive. I studied sculpture and ceramics and for years approached them separately and with different objectives.  I enjoy the processes of making pottery and traditional woodworking more so than other media and have begun to incorporate the two. Rather than strive for profundity or to voice a particular narrative, I prefer the experiences of each individual viewer inform their interpretation of my work.  When I was young I wanted to be wealthy and famous because of my art. These days I’m content with just being happy and well. Making art helps me do that.


Shelton Meacham
7217 University Dr., Shreveport, LA 71105
Phone: 318-652-1226

Education                BA Degree, May 1999
                                           Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport, LA
                                             Major: Interdisciplinary Arts Education
                                             Minor: Sociology                                                                                                                                                  
                                             MA Degree, May 2005
                                           Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA
                                             Major: Sculpture
                                             Minor: Ceramics
                                             Plus 30, May 2008                                                                                                                                                       
                                           Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX
                                             Major: Sculpture
                                             Minor: Ceramics
Employment          Bossier Parish Schools, TAP, Visual Arts Instructor 2017 – present
Natchitoches Junior High, 8th Grade Science Teacher, 2016-2017
                                           Olivier Cypress Furniture, Lead Woodworking Technician, 2015-2016
                                           Oak Grove Green Market Bait & Tackle, Owner, 2014-2016
                                           The Natchitoches Times, Layout, Design and Assistant News Editor 2012-2013
                                           City of Natchitoches, Green market Coordinator, 2010-2011
                                           Cane River Children’s Services, Recreational Supervisor, 2010-2011
                                           For Sale by Owner, Muralist, Filmed at Magnolia Plantation, 2008
                                           Stephen F. Austin State University, Graduate Assistant, Sculpture II, 2008
                                           Optimism Through the Arts, Coordinator & Grant Administrator
Partnership of Cane River Children’s Services and the creative and 
Performing Arts Department of Northwestern State University, 2005-2007
Barrett Elementary, Muralist, Shreveport, LA 2006
Northwestern State University, Adjunct Faculty, Art department, 
Instructor of Record Fine Arts Survey, 2005-2007
Northwestern State University, Graduate Assistant 
Instructor of Record, Drawing I, Fine Arts Survey, Design II /Sculpture I, 2004-2005
Woodlawn High School. Art Classroom Teacher, Shreveport LA, 2003-2004
Grawood Christian School, English, Math & Science Classroom 
Teacher, Keithville, LA, 2002-2003
North Desoto Middle School, Louisiana History, Physical Education 
Classroom Teacher, Stonewall, LA, 2001-2002
Teamworks: Linwood Middle School, Shreveport, LA, Designed 
and Implemented art projects for at-risk youth, 1999-2004
Meadows Museum of Art, Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport, LA, 
Assistant Curatorial Staff, 1999-2001
Sci-Port Discovery Center, Demonstrator/Demonstrator Trainer, 
Graphic Design Assistant, Shreveport LA, 1996-1999



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