Christie Velesig 

MARINE & LANDSCAPE ARTIST

about THE ARTIST

​​​​Christie is past president of the Cape Cod Art Association and co-founder of "21 in Truro" - a group of professional woman artists.  Her work is in private and corporate collections throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland, England, and Australia.  Versatile in both oil and watercolor, Christie has taught studio as well as plein-air workshops at Cape Cod Community College, The Cahoon Museum of American Art, The Falmouth Artists Guild, The Cape Cod Art Association, The Creative Arts Center in Chatham, and The Cape Cod Guild of Fine Art. 



COLLECTIONS:

Permanent Collection - Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit, MA
Permanent Collection - Woman and Infants Hospital, Providence, RI
Permanent Collection - Cape Cod Hospital, Falmouth, MA
Permanent Collection - Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, MA



EXHIBITIONS:


Cahoon Museum of American Art, "25th Anniversary Great Brush off Exhibition"

Creative Arts Center, "Third Annual September Invitational"

Cahoon Museum of American Art, ""Second Annual Small Works Exhibition"

Creative Arts Center, "Second Annual September Invitational"

Creative Arts Center, "First Annual September Invitational"

Falmouth Artists Guild, "Festival by the Sea"

Cahoon Museum of American Art, "Little Gallery Exhibitions: Capturing Cape Cod" - solo show

Cultural Center of Cape Cod, "21 in Truro: Between Sea and Sky"

Highfield Hall, "Twenty One in Truro: Fall Art Show and Gala"

Cahoon Museum of American Art, "Reflections - Nautical Paintings by Christie Velesig" - solo show

Cape Symphony Orchestra and Cape Cod Museum of Art, "The Red Violin"

Provincetown Art Association and Museum, "Visions and Voices of the Outer Cape"

Cahoon Museum of American Art, "The World of Words"

Highfield Hall, "Small Wonders"

Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, "21 in Truro"

Highfield Hall, "Little Treasures Big Pleasures"

Highland House Museum, "Truro Revisited"

Cahoon Museum of American Art, "21 in Truro"

Hyperbole Gallery Exhibition, "21 in Truro"

Hogan Gallery Exhibition, "Jewels", "21 in Truro"

Cahoon Museum, "A feast for the Eyes"

Cape Gallery of Contemporary Art - solo show

Cummaquid Fine Arts - solo show

Reef Gallery, Key Largo, FL - solo show

Cape Cod Conservatory - solo show

Birdsey on the Cape - solo show

Enchanted Eye Gallery, Derry, NH - solo show

Art House Gallery - solo show

Old Selectmans Building Gallery - solo show

Uniques Gallery - solo show

Village Gallery - solo show 

Cape Guild of Fine Art

Marian Crane Gallery

Hogan Gallery

Creative Arts Center

Guyer Barn Art Gallery

Duxbury Art Complex

Cape Cod Art Association

Higgins Art Gallery



ARTICLES PUBLISHED


"The Artistic Points of View of Christie Velesig", Cape Cod Life Magazine: February/March 1989

"Twenty One in Truro", Cape Cod Life Magazine: December 2002

"Christie Velesig Named Artist of the Month", Mashpee Enterprise 2006

"Red Violin - Cape Cod Museum of Art", Cape Cod Times, CapeWeek Best Bets 2006

"Red Violin Collaboration: Where Music Meets Art", ​Mashpee Enterprise 2006

"Velesigs Vessels Buoey New Show at The Cahoon" - Christie Velesig, The Barnstable Patriot, 2002

"Cahoon Museum Boat Paintings" - Christie Velesig, A-Plus 2002

"Cahoon Museum Shows Nautical Artists Work" - Christie Velesig, The Mashpee Enterprise, 2002

"Reflections: Nautical Paintings by Christie Velesig", Cape Cod Times, CapeWeek Best Bets 2002

"Under the Stars" - Christie Velesig, Mashpee Enterprise 2000

"Evocative Scenes of Truro Coming to Cotuit", Spyglass - Cotuit Museum, Summer 2000

"Cottage Industry" - Cape Cod Times 2000

"One and Twenty: Women in the Dunes of Truro" A-Plus 1999

"Dunestruck" , Lifestyle and Arts, Cape Cod Times 1999

"Women Artists Find Inspiration in Truro Hill Retreat" Day and Night 1999

"An Eye For Beauty" - Christie Velesig, Cape Cod Times, CapeWeek Best Bets 1998

"Those Who Teach - Can" - Christie Velesig, Cape Cod Times 1991

"Local Artist Featured At Woodruff Gallery" - Christie Velesig 1991

"Watercolorist Featured At Fundraiser" - Christie Velesig, Mashpee Messenger 1989

"Enchanted Eye Focuses on Style in Three Views" - The Sunday Telegraph 1988

"Addition to Art Community Shows a Personal Approach"  - Christie Velesig, Falmouth Enterprise

"Local Artist Inspires Students To Create Masterpieces in Watercolor" ​ - Christie Velesig by J. Wimmer

Barnstable County Designer Show House and Publication, 1990



REPRESENTATION:


Christie is currently represented by:

Chapman Art Gallery, Cotuit, MA

The Christina Gallery, Martha's Vineyard, MA


Christie has been represented by:

The White Swan Gallery, Osterville, MA

​Birsdey on the Cape, Osterville, MA

Reef Gallery, Key Largo, FL

Cape Gallery of Contemporary Art, Falmouth, MA

Enchanted Eye Gallery, Derry, NH

Cape Cod Guild of Fine Arts, Hyannis, MA

Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet, MA

Gallery North, Nantucket, MA

The Market Barn Gallery, Falmouth, MA

Cummaquid Fine Arts, Cummaquid, MA

Turner Gallery, Chatham, MA

Village Gallery, Falmouth, MA

Uniques, Chatham, MA

Art House Gallery, Brewster, MA

Gallery 333, North Falmouth, MA


Juror:

Christie has been a juror for many open juried exhibitions in New England.


Awards:

Christie has consistently won "Best in Show" and "The Peoples Choice" awards in open juried Exhibitions. 



INVITATIONAL BENEFIT AUCTIONS:
"Art of the Cure" live and silent auctions at Willowbend Country Club.  Proceeds to benefit the Harvard Stem Cell Institute's Type 1 diabetes Research Program. (2010)
"Taste and Sea Cape Cod" live and silent auctions at Oyster Harbors Country Club.  Proceeds to help prevent homelessness and maintain Our Lady of Victory Parish Center. (2008)
"The Red Violin" benefit auction at Cape Cod Museum of Art.  Proceeds benefit Cape Cod Symphony Orchestra and Cape Cod Museum of Art.  (2006)
"Art Under the Stars" benefit auction at RHCI Rehabilitation Hospital.  Proceeds benefit RHCI's Patient Courtesy Van.  (2000)
"Women Helping Women" benefit exhibit at Barn-Gallery.  Proceeds benefit Independence House. (1993)



Teaching:

Cape Cod Community College, faculty

Cahoon Museum of American Art

Falmouth Artist Guild

Cape Cod Guild of Fine Art

Chatham Creative Arts Center

Woodruff Gallery

Plein Air and Still Life Workshops in New England



Education:

University of Louisville