Silver City, New Mexico artist Victoria Chick was born in Minnesota and spent her early childhood in a rural environment in the Ramsey County village of Little Canada. Since few children lived nearby, she learned to entertain herself by exploring the farms, woods, and lakes in the area. Drawing was a tool to study and understand nature.
About age 13, her family moved to Liberty, Missouri. The nearby cultural opportunities at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art exposed her to new ways of seeing and she was fortunate to live within a school district that had an excellent high school art program.
She attended Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas where John Bashor, Chairman of the Art Department, introduced her to drawing from the model and, in particular, gesture drawing, beginning a life – long interest in expressing movement. The paintings at the Birger Sandzen Memorial Art Gallery, also located in Lindsborg, were an eye opening experience in color. Chick received her B.A. in Art from the University of Missouri at Kansas City where muralist Eric Bransby was her most influential studio professor. Her interest in Art History also developed at this time. She was awarded an M.F.A. in Painting from Kent State University in Ohio.
Other influential experiences include work as a registered Art Therapist (ATR) and teaching studio and art history courses at the college and university levels.
She is currently a full time painter and printmaker.
M.F.A., 1970, Kent State University
B.A., 1967, University of Missouri at Kansas City, attended Bethany College, Lindsborg, Kansas, 1962 -1963
* Instructor, Studio and Art History, Palomar College, 1991- 2005
* Lecturer, Art History Department, University of San Diego, 1989-1991.
* Instructor, Maple Woods College, Kansas City, Missouri, 1987-1989.
* Received the Kuykendall Image Award for Excellence in Illustration, 1998, from The Cat Writers’ Association of America.
*Board of Directors, San Diego Museum of Art Artists’ Guild, two terms 1999- 2002.
*Juror, 123rd Southern California Exhibition of Art, Del Mar, Ca., 2001
*Juror, 124th Southern California Exhibition of Art, Del Mar, Ca., 2002
*Juror, National Scholastic Art Awards, Midwest Region, 1987.
PUBLICATIONS AND REVIEWS
Regularly featured in Big Blend’s Radio And TV Magazine and Spirit of America Magazine
Desert Exposure, Cover Illustration August, 2010
Desert Exposure, Cover Illustration July, 2006
Desert Exposure, interview, “Landing On Her Feet”, A16, A17, A18, July, 2006, (photos).
Preview Magazine, North County Times, article, January 15, 2004. (photo)
Lindsborg News-Record, article, July 30, 2003, (photo)
Preview Magazine, North County Times, August 7, 2003.
San Diego Union Tribune, article, North Edition, April 24, 2003, (photo).
Southwest Art Magazine, May, 2002, page 79, (Photo).
Preview Magazine, North County Times, January 31, 2002, page 17,18, Interview.
Southwest Art Magazine, September, 2000, page 149, (Photo)
Preview Magazine, North County Times, article, May 15, 1998, page 24.
Preview Magazine, North County Times, article, April 2, 1998, page 26, (Photo).
The Ramona Sentinel, article, January 11, 1997, page 8.
The Ramona Sentinel, article, January 19, 1995, page A7.
Telescope, “Faculty Show at Boehm Gallery”, September 9, 1994 (photo).
Forum Magazine, article, March Issue, 1992, Page 4.
Kansas City Star, review, March 22, 1992, Page I-4
Artspeak, review, June, 1991, Page 21 (Photo).
Kansas City Star, review, May 11, 1994.
New Art Examiner, article, Midwest Edition, January, 1986.
Art In America Guide to Artists, Galleries and Museums, 1983, 1984, 1985, and 1986.
New Art Examiner, photos, Midwest Edition, Summer Issue, 1984.
Kansas City Star, May 12, 1981, Review by Donald Hoffman(Photo).
Art In America, May, 1981, page 180, (Photo).
Expert on BlendRadioAndTV.com
Cow Trail Art Studio: https://www.newmexico.org/listing/victoria-chick/1848/
Victoria is also a member of the Silver City & Grant County Chamber of Commerce.