Kelly Mellos
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TEDx San Diego 2016

Encinitas Advocate Article

Rotary Voices Article

Studio Film

San Diego Union Tribune Article

August 23, 1975 - Wausau, Wisconsin

Art Education and Experience
Private Art Instructor, 2013 - Present
Instructor, Watts Atelier of the Arts, Jan. 2011 - 2014
Watts Atelier of the Arts, 2008 - 2014
Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art, 2008 - 2009
University of Wisconsin-Madison; Art History, 1993-1997

Business Education
San Diego State University, MBA/MSBA Program Accredited by AASCB 
Masters of Science in Business Administration with Specialization in Marketing
Graduated: 2001

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing with Specializations in German
and International Business
Graduated: 1997

Group Show, "From Landscapes to Canvasses, a Message of Peace," Pietramelara, Italy, June 2019
Solo Show, Encinitas City Hall, Encinitas, CA, Nov. 2018
"Becoming" Solo Art Show, Book Launch and Salon Talk, Collaboration with Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA, Sept. 2018
Artist Engagement/Exchange with Artist Host Leon Okun, St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia, June 2018
Selected Speaker, Salon V, Stamford, CT, "Studying Humanity in Paint", Apr. 2018
Selected Artist, Laumeister Fine Art Competition; Bennington, Vermont; Sept. 2017
Selected Speaker, TEDx San Diego 2016, "The Age of Magic"
Selected Artist, Butler Institute of American Art's Mid-Year Show; Youngstown, Ohio, July 2016
Selected Artist, Laumeister Fine Art Competition; Bennington, Vermont; July 2015
Featured Speaker and Performer, Hands of Peace California, July 2014
Keynote Speaker and Featured Performer, CND Global's "Catching Fire" International Event, May 2014
Finalist, Art Renewal Center International Competition, April 2014
Winner, Strokes of Genius/Art Journey: People, Dec. 2013
Winner, Strokes of Genius 6: Value/Lights & Darks, Oct. 2013
California Art Club's Landscapes of the West; San Diego, CA, Oct. 2013
Selected Artist, Portrait Society of America's Cecilia Beaux Mentorship, Jan. 2013
Scottsdale Best and Brightest, Jan. 2013
Second Place Winner, Portrait Society of San Diego Group Show, Oct. 2012
Featured Speaker, Reuben H. Fleet Science Museum; "DaVinci Thinking: Why Science Needs the Arts," Aug. 2012
Scholarship Winner, Portrait Society of America's "The Art of the Portrait" Annual Conference; Atlanta, Georgia, Jan. 2011
Finalist, Dreyfuss Family OPA Online Showcase, Dec. 2011
Oil Painters of America, Annual National Juried Exhibition, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, June 2011
Bold Brush Finalist, 2011
Oil Painters of America Western Regional Juried Exhibition; Jackson Hole, WY, Oct. 2010
Winner, "Best in Class," La Jolla Wine and Art Festival; Oct. 2010
La Jolla Wine and Art Festival - Recipient of Emerging Artist Scholarship; La Jolla, CA, Oct. 2010
California Art Club's LA Opera Ring Cycle Group Show; Los Angeles, CA, May 2010
California Art Club's Blinn House Precious Gifts Juried Exhibition; Pasadena, CA, Dec. 2009
Hacienda de las Rosas Winery/San Diego Fine Art Society Solo Show; San Diego, CA, June 2009
SDVAN Movers and Shakers Group Portrait Show; San Diego, CA, Dec. 2009

Associate Member, California Art Club
Member, Oil Painters of America

Member, Portrait Society of America
Leadership Council and Volunteer Artist, Hands of Peace