Sherran Deems

  • B.F.A., art history, School of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1972
  • M.F.A., painting and printmaking; School of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1992

Awards, recognition and honors

Listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in American Education; Who's Who Among American Teachers; Who's Who of American Women; Commonwealth of Virginia Fellowship; SCAD Presidential Fellowship; emeritus member, alumni board for the School of the Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University

Organizations

Telfair Museum; College Art Association

Previous Positions

Taught classes in painting and foundation studies at Virginia Commonwealth University; taught painting, drawing and 3-D classes at John Tyler Community College; taught printmaking and lithography at The Visual Arts Center in Richmond, Virginia; taught drawing classes at Petersburg Area Art League

Publications and presentations

  • "Things My First Unhappy Student Taught Me," Faculty Focus, special publication, March 2010
  • Chosen presenter, Savannah College of Art and Design "Last Lecture" series
  • "Methods of Evaluation in the Classroom," Talk About Teaching, Savannah College of Art and Design
  • " 'From Observation to Abstraction,' a demonstration on my own working process in which I recreated my studio, discussed the development of my work from initial drawn image to idea to final product, and gave a demonstration of the process as I discussed the developmental process"
  • "Moving from Black and White to Color," Virginia Art Education Association, Fairfax, Virginia
  • "Moving from Black and White to Color," Florida Art Educators Forum, Orlando, Florida