West Texas A&M University, Canyon, Texas, MFA, Major: Studio Art, 1998
West Texas A&M University, Canyon Texas, MA, Major: Art History, 1998
Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon, BFA, Major: Graphic Design, 1982

professional experience:

Alix Christian Fine Art – Artist  1998 – Present
Amarillo College, Amarillo Texas – Assistant Professor  2000 – 2007
Alix Design Ink, Amarillo Texas – Owner, Designer & Illustrator  1987 – 2007
Enfield Interiors, Santa Fe New Mexico – Interior Designer/Office Manager  1987-1989
David Carter Design, Dallas Texas – Designer   1984 –1986  
Jack Summerford Design, Dallas Texas – Mechanical and Freelance Artist  1982 – 1984
Pannell Creative, Dallas Texas – Intern to Full-time Designer  1981 – 1982

gallery and studio representation

The Dairy Art Center, Boulder Colorado, 2015 – 2016
Open Studio/Open Arts, 4345 Broadway, Boulder Colorado 2010-2015
West End Gardener, Boulder Colorado, 2012 – 2013
Zip 37 Gallery, Wax: an Encaustic Invitational, Denver Colorado, 2012
Rabid Rabits Gallery, Longmont Colorado, 2011 – 2012
Sync Gallery, member, Denver Colorado, 2010 – 2012
Ice Cube, Invitational Show Denver, Colorado, 2011
Taos Country Collections, Taos New Mexico, 1999 – 2007
Blue Crow Gallery, Austin Texas, 2004 – 2005
Off the Wall Gallery, Santa Fe New Mexico, 2003 – 2004
Act One Gallery, Taos New Mexico, 2002 – 2003
Light Side Gallery, Santa Fe New Mexico, 1993 – 1994

fine art shows, galas & benefits

Sync Gallery, “interior spaces”, individual show, Denver Colorado, 2012
Two Hands Paperie, “HeartBurn”, encaustic show and sale, Boulder Colorado, 2012
Ice Cube Gallery, “1:1”, show and sale, Denver Colorado, 2011
Sync Gallery/Artwork Network, “playing with fire”, individual show, Denver Colorado, 2011
Rembrandt Yard, OpenArts, Invited Show with three other artists, Boulder Colorado, 2011
29th Street Art Fair, with OpenArts, Boulder Colorado, 2010
Grosse Pointe Art Center, Christmas Exhibition, Grosse Pointe Michigan, 2010
Grosse Pointe Art Center, Embedded Light: A National Encaustic Painting Show (honorable mention), Grosse Pointe Michigan, 2009
Lawrence Street Gallery, Juried Show, Royal Oak Michigan, 2009
High Plains Epilepsy Art Soiree’ Show and Sale, Amarillo Texas, yearly 2001 – 2006
Amarillo Museum of Art, 12 X 12 Show and Sale, Amarillo Texas, 2005, 2006
Amarillo Museum of Art, Student/Faculty Art Show, 2000 – 2006
Art Workshop International Art Show and Exhibit, Assisi Italy, 2005
Amarillo Museum of Art, Outdoor ArtFest, planner and participator, 2004
Roasters Coffee and Tea Company, Amarillo Texas, yearly 1996 – 2004
Carey McDuff Gallery, Amarillo Texas,  2003
Copper Mountain Art & Music Festival, Copper Mountain Colorado, 2003
Canyon Rhythms Art Show and Sale, Panhandle Plains Museum, Canyon Texas, 2001, 2002
Roosters Espresso Cafe, Amarillo Texas, 1998, 1999
Secret Garden, One Woman Show, Amarillo Texas,1998
Clousseau’s, One Woman Show, Lubbuck Texas, 1998
West Texas A&M University, Group Show, Canyon Texas, 1996
OHMS, West Texas A&M, Group Show, Amarillo Texas, 1996
West Texas A&M University, One Woman Show: “Speaking Bird, Canyon Texas, 1993

professional honors and rewards

Embedded Light, National Encaustic Show, Honorable Mention, Grosse Pointe Michigan, 2009
Palette and Brush Juried Show, 3rd Place, Plymouth Michigan, 2009
Amarillo Advertising Federation – (60 +) Gold and Silver Awards, 1990 – 2006
Dallas Society of Visual Communicators, 1983 – 1985
New York Art Directors Club Annual Awards, 1983

research/scholarly activities Self Published Works

GOING HOME – Being Right Where You Are. 66 pages, © December 1998 by Alix Christian. Created for Thesis project MFA degree West Texas A&M University
TRIPPING – An Adventure in and Around Belize. 54 pages, © July 1998 by Alix Christian. Created for Thesis project MA degree West Texas A&M University

continuing education

Boulder County Arts Allience, Branding and Marketing for the Successful Creative Artist, Boulder Colorado, 2012
Blast Off, Get Organized, and Cultivating Collectors; Online Classes, with Alyson Stanfield – Art Biz Coach, Golden, Colorado, 2010 – 2011
Painting with Wax, Everything Encaustic, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham Michigan, 2007 – 2008
Personal Visions: a study in oil painting, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham Michigan, 2008
CAA, College Art Association’s 95th Annual Conference, New York, New York, 2007
Art Workshop International, Painting and Art History, Month Long Study, Assisi Italy, 2005
World Religions, Faculty Research Group, Amarillo College, Amarillo Texas, 2006
InDesign Instructional Class, Comp USA, Albuquerque New Mexico, 2003
Enduring Greece, Faculty Research Study Group, Amarillo College, Amarillo Texas, 2003
Found Object Workshop with Beverly Mangham, San Marcus Texas, 2003
CAA, College Art Association’s 90th Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2002
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Research Symposium: Defining Modernism, Santa Fe New Mexico, 2001
American Sailing Association, Sailing Certification Level 1 & 2, Lake Texoma Texas, 1993
Artist’s Way Workshop and Seminar with Author Julia Cameron, Taos New Mexico, 1992

 professional memberships

OpenArts Artist, Boulder Colorado
CAA, College Art Association, New York, New York
Amarillo Advertising Federation, Amarillo Texas
National Folk Art Society, Jacksonville North Carolina
Design Studies Forum, affiliated with CAA, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois
The Gatherer’s Art Group, contributing and visiting artist, Austin Texas

academic honors

Nominee, the John F. Mead Faculty Excellance Award, 2002

community and professional education presentations and involvement

Sync Gallery, membership chair, 2011 – 2012
OpenArts, Open Studio with educational component, in my studio, Longmont Colorado, 2011
Encaustic Demo, Two Hands Paperie, 2011 – 2012
Artist’s Talk, slide show and open discussion, Two Hands Paperie, 2011
Monthly Artist’s Group, Detroit Michigan 2007 – 2009
iAMA, Amarillo‘s MacUsers Group, created the club, involved students & community, met monthly, 2005 – 2007
Creative Friday – McCormick Advertising, discussion of education and the workplace, 2003
TypeRules – First Friday Presentation for Faculty, Amarillo College, Amarillo Texas, 2002
Artist’s Way Workshop – 12 week course, based on the book by Julia Cameron, 1994, 1995, 2001 and 2004
Wild Mind – 8 week creative writing course, based on the book by Natalie Goldberg, 1993
Museum Workshop, Dallas Museum of Art, For children and adults, Dallas Texas, 1987
Saturday Play – weekly Artists and Family Workshops, Dallas Texas, 1985 – 1987

academic and teaching experience at amarillo college

Design 1 (ARTS, Art) Foundation of Art, including book arts, 3-d paper arts and use of all mediums
Design Communication 1 & 2 (ARTS, Art) Non-computerized conceptual illustration for art and architecural design majors
Drawing 1 & 2 (ARTS, Art) Basic drawing with charcoal, pencil, pen and ink, and an introduction to color
Watercolor (ARTS, Art) Study of watercolor and mixed mediums also exploring the creation of handmade paper
Typography 1 & 2 (ARTC, Computer Art) Creative Typography with hand rendering and design utilizing graphic art programs: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and inDesign
Digital Publishing 1 & 2 (ARTC, Computer Art) Print graphics strong on concept ,computer art and hand rendering
Intro to Computer Graphics (ARTC, Computer Art)  in class and on the Web. Basic concept-design utilizing computer art programs

academic and teaching experience outside the country

JanTerm, Austin College, Sherman Texas and Colby College, Waterville Maine. Instructor of Ancient Mayan Art History and resident artist. I was invited as a Master’s Degree teaching assistant of Art and Architecture.

college committee work

Faculty Professional Developement
AC Student Honors Committee
Library Advisory
Amarillo College Teaching Seminar and Retreat (Advising and Workshop Leader)
Graphic Design Professional Review Committee

 community student involvement and awards

iAMA Mac User Group (Logo and Invitation won a Amarillo Advertising Federation Student Addy Award)  Potter/Randall County
Kid’s Inc., student logo design (3 logos won Amarillo Advertising Federation Student Addy Awards)
Master Gardener Library Series “Gardening with the Masters” student project – flyer and poster awarded a Gold Student Addy from the Amarillo Advertising Federation