Monte Shelton  


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I have been a working artist for 21 years since receiving my Master of Fine Arts degree. Throughout this time, I have also been an art educator. My experience teaching has been varied; working in both public and private school environments, as well as community, corporate, and government institutions. My students have ranged from children to senior citizens. At this time I continue to paint, exhibit, and do the work of a professional artist.


  • M.F.A. Drawing and Painting
    Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • B.S. Major: Art, Minor: Education
    Western Oregon State University, Monmouth, OR

Educational Mentors:

  • '70-'74 Studied painting with Larry Stobie, Western Oregon State University
  • '77-'79 Studied with Gaylen Hansen and Robert Helm, Washington State University MFA program.

Recognition in Periodicals:

  • 12/96 Success Magazine "Getting Down to Business" by Lisa Silver, GardenBurger, Inc. mural work featured
  • 08/76 Art in America "Northwest Passage" by Lucy Lippard, Profiled in five page article on "In Touch: Nature Ritual and Sensuous Art from the Northwest" P.C.V.A., Portland, OR

Commissioned Work, Public Installations:

  • "Forest Pond East" Oil on canvas, Glen Creek Dental, Salem, OR
  • "Mountain Meadow" Oil on canvas, Glen Creek Dental, Salem, OR
  • Murals/Environmental Design
    Gardenburger, Inc.
  • "Slightly Open Door" Gouache on rag paper Displayed in Corporate Offices, Bonneville Power Administration
  • "Slightly Open Door" Oil on canvas Displayed in Tasting Room, Rex Hill Winery

    See a complete list of Exhibitions.