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Rusty Paul Bouvier 6046 Belmont Ave. Dallas, TX 75206 rustypaulbouvier@gmail.com www.rustypaulbouvier.com

EDUCATION 2009 2002

B.F.A. Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA Central Lafourche High School, Mathews, LA

EMPLOYMENT September 2012-present

Mecca Design and Production, Dallas, TX I work with a team of artists, designers, and craftsmen to fabricate one-of-a-kind creations to suit clients’ tastes, needs, and budgets. Some of the projects that I worked on include: -Coco Chanel’s Annual Metiers d’ Art, Paris-Dallas traveling fashion show, scenic artist, 2013 -Large vegetable sculptures for The Rory Meyer Children's Adventure Garden, Dallas Arboretum, 2013 -Aluminum sculpture kiosks (Texas Instruments) 2013 -TV studio set for the 2012 presidential election (Studios at Las Colinas) -300 foot mural and steel magazine racks for Klyde Warren Park, Dallas, 2012 -“Building the Building” exhibition for the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Dallas, 2012 -50’x60’ convention booth for Quickstep flooring (won best in show award, Las Vegas, Nevada) -5’ sandcastle for Girl Scouts of America, Texas State Fair, 2012

2010-2012

Community Development Coordinator for the Houma Regional Arts Council, Houma, LA My responsibilities were primarily administering the Decentralized Arts Funding Program as well as the Terrebonne Parish Arts Funding Program. I cofounded Houmapalooza Music Festival, curated and judged numerous art exhibitions, attended several state-wide retreats hosted by the Louisiana Division of the Arts, lobbied at the Louisiana State Capital for Arts Advocacy, wrote grants, hosted grant-writing workshops, and worked closely with nonprofit organizations across six parishes

TEACHING Summer Youth Program at Nicholls State University Responsibilities: assisting the teacher and 5-14 year old students in drawing, painting, fabric dying, loading and firing kilns, and installing the students’ exhibition Art Sense Visual Arts Camp at The Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum Responsibilities: Assisting various teachers and 7-17 year old students with painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and papermaking


EXHIBITIONS 2013

“The 11-12-13 Show,” NERV Gallery, Dallas, TX, photography and sculpture “Constellated Breaths,” NERV Gallery, Dallas, TX, mixed media sculpture

2012

“Constructing Perspective,” NERV Gallery, Dallas, TX, viewers choice award3D photography installation

2011

Art Versus, Monthly art exhibition, Houma LA

2009

“Equilibrium” B.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA Thibodaux Arts Walk, musical performance/exhibitor, Thibodaux LA Phobias, 9th Annual Kappa Pi Juried Exhibition, Ameen Gallery, Thibodaux LA, Merit Award--Painting Independent Group Exhibition, Blue Room Gallery, Thibodaux LA

2008 Intermediate and Advanced Student Exhibition, Ameen Gallery, Thibodaux LA Recycled, 8th Annual Kappa Pi Juried Exhibition, Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum, Houma LA. 2nd -Place-Sculpture, Merit Award-Book Binding -(Exhibition traveled to) Ameen Gallery, Thibodaux LA Nicholls State University Juried Student Exhibition, Ameen Gallery, Thibodaux LA, Merit Award—Photography 2007

International Anagama Seminar Exhibition, Sandra Blain Gallery, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg TN Dreams, 7th Annual Kappa Pi Juried Exhibition, Ameen Gallery, Thibodaux LA. Student’s Choice Award—painting -(Exhibition traveled to) Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum, Houma LA. NSU Student Photography Exhibition, Chauvin Sculpture Garden, Chauvin LA. Go Figure, Student Figure Drawing Exhibition, Chauvin Sculpture Garden, Chauvin LA. Nicholls State University Juried Student Exhibition, Ameen Gallery, Thibodaux LA., Merit Award—sculpture Myths and Monsters, 6th Annual Kappa Pi Juried Art Exhibition, Ameen Gallery, Thibodaux LA. -(Exhibition traveled) Jean Lafitte Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, Thibodaux LA.


PUBLICATIONS 2011

Farmer, Jenna. “Monthly event gives artists chance to showcase work.” Big Fun On The Bayou. 18 Nov 2011. http://www.houmatoday.com/article/20111118/ENTERTAINMENT/111119547 ?p=2&tc=pg Terry Trahan Jr. “Art Versus.” Point of Vue Magazine October 2011: 32-34 http://www.povhouma.com/Articles/2011/10/lv_02_1011.html

2009

Cover Artist, Mosaic 2009, Anne Beniot, Thibodaux: Nicholls State University Office of Printing and Design Services

2008

Artist, 10th Annual Jubilee: A Festival of The Arts & Humanities at Nicholls State University, Stephanie Detillier and Renee Piper, Eds., Thibodaux: Nicholls State University Office of Printing and Design Services, 2008, p. 2.

Artist, Mosaic 2008, Elizabeth Sanders and Lauren Cenac, Eds., Thibodaux: Nicholls State University Office of Printing and Design Services Cover Artist, Houma Regional Arts Council News Letter, Volume 5, May-July 2005

SERVICE 2012

Artist, Mosaic 2005. Nicholas Comeaux, Ed., Thibodaux: Nicholls State University Office of Printing and Design Services, 2005

Music Columnist for Tri-Parish Times, “Local Sounds” and “Rumor Mill”, Houma, LA Juror, South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center art competition, Houma, LA Gallery Consultant, Purple Penguin Gallery, Houma, LA Arts Advocacy Day, Louisiana State Capital, Baton Rouge, LA

2011

Art Versus: (Monthly art exhibition & community outreach group) Co-Founder, Curator, & Coordinator, Houma LA Juror, Kappa Pi Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Nicholls State University, Thibodaux LA Juror, Annual Art Show, Terrebonne Fine Arts Guild, Houma LA

2009

Kappa Pi International Art Fraternity, President, Zeta Alpha Zeta Chapter, Nicholls State University Art Editor, Mosaic 2009, Anne Beniot, Ed., Thibodaux: Nicholls State University Office of Printing and Design Services Curator/Coordinator, Independent Exhibition, Blue Room Gallery, Thibodaux LA


Assisted Professor Jeff Brown in the construction of a Soda Kiln at Nicholls State University

2008

Kappa Pi President International Art Fraternity, Zeta Alpha Zeta Chapter, Nicholls State University Arts Advocacy Day, Louisiana Partnership for the Arts, Baton Rouge LA NOLA Fired Up, Volunteer, Presented by South Coast Clay All-stars, New Orleans LA Art Club President, Nicholls State University Blessing of the Fleet Celebration, Staff Volunteer, Chauvin Folk Art Festival, Chauvin LA Art Advisor, Mosaic 2007, Elizabeth Sanders and Lauren Cenac, Eds., Thibodaux: Nicholls State University Office of Printing and Design Services

2006

Kappa Pi International Art Fraternity, Treasurer, Zeta Alpha Zeta Chapter, Nicholls State University Assistant Art Editor, Mosaic 2006. Elizabeth Sanders and Lauren Cenac, Eds., Thibodaux: Nicholls State University Office of Printing and Design Services, 2006.

2005

Kappa Pi International Art Fraternity, Treasurer, Zeta Alpha Zeta Chapter, Nicholls State University Kappa Pi International Art Fraternity, Member, Zeta Alpha Zeta Chapter, Nicholls State University High School Art Day, Volunteer, Nicholls State University Pot Till You Drop Ceramics Sale, Volunteer, Nicholls State University

AWARDS 2010

2007

PUBLIC FUNDING 2013

2012

Kappa Pi/NSU Division of Art Scholarship, fully paid scholarship to Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg TN National Anagama Seminar, fully paid scholarship to Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg TN

$6,000, “Lily Pads (phase 2)”, funded by the City of Houma, LA and the Houma Downtown Development Corporation, Houma, LA $6,000, “Lily Pads (phase 1)”, funded by the City of Houma, LA and the Houma Downtown Development Corporation, Houma, LA


CONFERENCES 2013

NCECA 47 (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts), Earth/Energy, Houston, TX

2011

PAE (Performing Arts Exchange), Baton Rouge LA

2008

NOLA Fired Up Ceramics Conference, New Orleans LA

2007

NCECA 41(National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts), Old Currents/New Blends: A Distillation of Art and Geography, Louisville KY SPE (Society of Photographic Educators), University of Texas, Arlington TX


Rusty's curriculum vitae december 2013  
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