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Education

 June 2013-July 2013              University of Louisiana, Study Abroad London

 Jan 2012-May 2015               University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA

Visual Arts Department Degree, Concentration painting

Aug 2010-Jan 2012                 University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

June 2009                 Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, Colorado Springs, CO

Two-week college preparation with emphasis on Drawing and painting

Aug 2006-May 2010           St. Thomas More Catholic High School, Lafayette, LA

Exhibitions/Commissions

 2015

Solo Exhibition, April Artwalk, Russo Gallery, Lafayette, LA

Illustrated Images for Louisiana Poster, Red Arrow Workshop, Lafayette, LA

Bachelor of Fine Arts Senior Exhibition, Department of Visual Arts, University of Louisiana, LA

Second Annual Fresh Pickin’s Group Show Student Exhibition, Acadiana Centers for the Arts, Lafayette, LA

2014

Group Show, September Artwalk, Gallery 333, Lafayette, LA

Student Show Juried Exhibition, Dean’s Gallery, University of Louisiana, LA

 2013

Solo Exhibition, October Artwalk, Russo Gallery, Lafayette, LA

Student Show Juried Exhibition, Dean’s Gallery, University of Louisiana, LA

 Big Easel Premiere Show Group Exhibition, curated by Jeffery McCullough, The Lounge Gallery, Lafayette, LA

Rock the Flock Group Exhibition, 549 Gallery, Lafayette, LA

UL College Festival of the Arts Invitational Group Exhibition, Arts Co-Op Gallery, Lafayette, LA

2012

Concept and Design Presentation Awards, Louisiana Art Educator Association (LAEA), Fall Conference, Lafayette, LA

Painting Commission, Nasco Co., Fort Atkinson, WI

Annual Elemore Morgan, Jr. Fall Fest, Lafayette, LA

Rue Du Pont Galerie, May 2012-Feb 2013, Breaux Bridge, LA

The Big Easel Art Show, Lafayette, LA

Under 30: Louisiana’s Fresh Crop of Talent Group Exhibition, The Lounge Gallery, Lafayette LA curator Jeffery McCullough

Concept and Design Cover Illustration, Ellipse: A Journal of Art, Ideas, and Literature The University of New Orleans, Issue XXXIX 2012

2011

My Mom Says My Work Has Really Improved Group Exhibition, curated by Natalie McLaurin, Antenna Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Annual Elemore Morgan, Jr. Fall Fest, Lafayette, LA

Bibliography

2015

The Daily Advertiser “Cayla Zeek Displaying at Gallery R during Artwalk” Apr. 2, 2015

2013

The Daily Advertiser “Young Artist to Premiere Artwork at Gallery R During October Artwalk” Sep. 30, 2013

2012

The Independent “Youth Culture” Jan. 18, 2012

2010

The Daily Advertiser “Artistic Expression” May 2, 2010

Scholarships/Awards

 2015

Outstanding Student Award, Department of Visual Arts, University of Louisiana, LA

 2014

Visual Arts SPARK Scholarship, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA

 2013

Marvin and Ann Dubose / Lafayette Art Association Endowed Scholarship, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA

 2012

UL Transfer Scholarship, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA

2011

Winner “Drawing Us Together” International House of Blue Foundation Contest, New Orleans, LA

2010

Freshmen Academic Award, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

Privateer Merit Award, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

George Rodrigue Scholarship, George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts, New Orleans, LA

2009

Marie Walsh Sharpe Scholarship, Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation, Colorado Springs, CO

 Community Service

 2013

Painting with a Purpose, Painting with a Twist, Proceeds benefitting Festival International

2012

Donation of Artwork, The Lafayette Ballet Theatre Presents “Alla Prima”, ACA, Lafayette, LA

Prospect 2 Volunteer, Assisted Robert Tannen, New Orleans, LA

Secretary of the University of New Orleans Art Club, New Orleans, LA

Reporter, The Driftwood, University of New Orleans, LA