Melissa Lackman


An Unquiet Mind, 2016. 24" x 24", Encaustic, Oil, Graphite on Birch Panel.

Juried and Curated Shows

2017
  • Dig 2 and Dig 5, "In Flawed Abundance" exhibition, juried by Miles Conrad, New Art Center, Newton, MA
  • An Unquiet Mind and A Face in the Crowd, "A Sense of Place" exhibition, juried by Patricia Miranda, Castle  Hill Gallery, Truro, MA
2016
  • Sunspots, Fire on Ice and Homage to Captain Planet-Fire! California Art League Small Works Show, “Fire and Ice”, Blinn House, Pasadena, CA
  • After Babel #2, Arts in Harmony 2016 International Show and Traveling Show, Elk River, MN and Blaine, MN
  • Family Tree #2, CFD Old West Museum 2016 Western Spirit Show and Sale, Cheyenne, WY
  • Naissance #3, Making Your Mark  IEA-EAI members’ exhibition, Juror David Limrite, Encaustic Arts Institute, Santa Fe, NM

2015
  • Zeus, 20th Annual Arts in Harmony 2015 International Show, Elk River, MN
  • Cave Painting and Kelp, CFD Old West Museum 2015 Western Spirit Show and Sale, Cheyenne, WY
  • Daydream (diptych) and Astral Projections, National Encaustic Competition, Buenaventura Gallery, Ventura, CA
2014
  •  Moonlight Madness, Take 2 (Shall We Dance?)— JUST RIGHT, Medium Images, Harbor Village Gallery, Ventura, CA
  • Splash, 19th Annual Arts in Harmony 2014 International Show, Elk River, MN
  • Amber and The Breath of God CFD Old West Museum: 2014 Western Spirit Art Show and Sale, Cheyenne, WY
  • Sasquatch, Aladdin’s Folly #1,Aladdin’s Folly #2, Galaxy and Global Warming, “Playing With Fire” Group Show, Santa Barbara Tennis Club Gallery
  • Eve, Wax Effects show, Juror Eileen Goldenberg, Art Central Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • X Marks the Spot, Devil in the Straight Line show, Juror Henning Haupt, Bakehouse Arts Complex, Miami, FL
  •  Sunspots,  Les Bicyclettes I and II  Group Show, Santa Barbara Tennis Club Gallery
  • Leaf 2 and Galaxy, The Art in Wax Show, Gallery 901, Santa Fe, NM
2013 
  • Peacock #1 & Jellyfish—New Beginnings, Santa Clarita Artists’ Association Gallery, Santa Clarita, CA
  •  Mindscape & Dream Sequence—Four Seasons, Santa Clarita Artists’ Association Gallery, Santa Clarita, CA
  •  Global Warming, All Things Considered, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  •  Leaf and Leaf 2, Small Works-BIG TALENT, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
  • X Marks the Spot, Art of the No, Diablo Valley College Gallery, Concord, CA
  • Homage to Captain Planet series, Earth! Fire! Water! & Heart!—Inspirations, Santa Clarita Artists’ Association Gallery, Santa Clarita, CA
  • Hummingbird, Caring with Colors Art Show, Wichita, KS (Top 10 Featured Artists)
  • Jellyfish, Buenaventura Gallery, Ventura, CA

Group Shows

2017
  • Chaffee Community Museum of Art, Ontario, CA
  • LAX-WAX Art (Southern CA Chapter of International Encaustic Artists)
2016
  • Ventura County Government Center, Ventura, CA
  • LAX-WAX Art (Southern CA Chapter of International Encaustic Artists)
2015
  • Thousand Oaks Art Gallery, Newbury Park, CA
  • Chaffee Community Museum of Art, Ontario, CA
2014
  • WAV Gallery, Ventura, CA “Amber” “Sistine Sky I and II”
  • SCA Project Gallery, Pomona, CA “Eve” “Abacus I and II”
  • Thousand Oaks Art Gallery, Newbury Park, CA “Chemistry of Perspectives: Reaction to Art Under Fire” show

Professional Experience 

Present

Attorney—Member of the California Bar since 1981.  I practiced personal injury and business litigation for eleven years, in California, Washington DC, and Virginia. I maintain an active bar membership in California and lend my experience to various nonprofit organizations.
 
International Encaustic Artists- http://www.international-encaustic-artists.org/
President, Board of Directors
 
The ARTree Community Arts Center- http://theartree.org/
Treasurer, Board of Directors
In addition to duties as Treasurer, I teach classes and workshops to children and teens as needed.
 
2000-2009
The Balanced Mind Foundation (Formerly the Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation)  www.thebalancedmind.org
 
I wrote and edited website material on legal issues, led a volunteer Legal Team, trained parents in advocacy skills and conducted advocacy weeks in Washington, DC, served as Director of Public Policy, and served on the Board of Directors.
 
1998-2005

Welsh Choir of Southern California
I performed and traveled internationally with this Welsh-language concert choir and created the choir’s first website.


Education
JD, 1981, Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley.
BA, Art, cum laude, 1977, Seattle Pacific University
 
Memberships

International Encaustic Artists
Santa Clarita Artists’ Association
Buenaventura Artists’ Association
California Art League