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chrystal mcconnell

locations:  tucson, arizona

                 los angeles, california

                 eugene, oregon        



internships/volunteer work :
Languages :


05.19 -  09.19

Greater Denton Arts Council

400 E Hickory Street

Denton, Texas  76201

Curator:  Jenny Bates                                                                Position:  Volunteer



10.17 -  01.18

Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library

1515 SW 10th Street

Topeka, Kansas  66604

Curator:  Sherry Best                                                                 Position:  Volunteer


09.17 -  10.17

Tubac Center of the Arts

9 Plaza Road

Tubac, Arizona 85646

Supervisor:   Karin Topping                                                       Position:  Volunteer

05.17 -  08.17

08.16 - 09.16

El Segundo Public Library

111 W. Mariposa Avenue

El Segundo, California  90245

Supervisor:   Julie Todd                                                              Position:  Volunteer

04.16 - 06.16

City of Brea Art Gallery

1 Civic Center Circle

Brea, California  92821

Supervisor:   Heather Bowling                                                  Position:  Volunteer


07.15 - 09.15

Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery

4800 Hollywood Blvd

Los Angeles, California  90027

Supervisor:   Michael Miller                                                      Position:  Volunteer



01.14 – 05.14

Pier 24 Photography

The Embarcadero, Pier 24

San Francisco, California  94105

Supervisor:   Allie Haeusslein                                                   Position:  Gallery Docent



12.13 – 01.14

In Cahoots Press

836 56th Street

Oakland, California  94608

Supervisor:   Macy Chadwick                                                   Position:  Letterpress/Printmaking Assistant

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2010 - present

2010 - present

professional work experience :
  • Art Appraiser:  Member of the International Society of Appraisers (ISA); Completed the ISA Core Course in Appraisal Studies; Completed the USPAP 15-Hour Course and Exam; USPAP Compliant; Qualified to complete appraisals in estate tax donations, non-cash charitable donations, insurance claims, insurance loss, and other services.

  • Curator:  Send out Call to Artists; Send out Artist contracts and W-9's; Select, preview, and review incoming Artist work; Liaise with artists on drop/pick up times of all work; Curate all work into cohesive show; Organize all wall labels, artist statements and artist bio's; Train staff on sale of all work; Liaise with accounting on processing commission and artist checks.

  • Professional Artist:  Create, design and install full-room interactive art installations, Design Marketing materials, Experience in collaborating with Curators, Preparators, Architects, Community Members and Gallery Staff

  • Exito Travel:  Sales and Marketing.

  • Reflectzen:  Free-lance Photography work, Edited Images, Uploaded content onto website, Shipping and handling products

  • Walter + Ray:  Assisted in Design, Production and Shipping of luxury travel products.

  • San Francisco Art Institute:  Teaching Assistant for Undergraduate Classes in Photography, Darkroom Printing, Printmaking, Letterpress and Bookmaking; Assisted in Curation of Undergraduate work.

  • Best Western Hotels:  Management, Sales, Maintained monthly/quarterly budgets, Managed a staff of 5-10 employees; In-house Graphic Designer, Assisted with Catering and Banquet Events.

  • Feldman Mall Properties: Specialty Leasing Management at Colonie Center in Albany, NY; Responsible for monthly/yearly budgets; Managed a staff of 5 people; Aided Tenants with Visual Merchandising and window displays.

  • University of Arizona:  Press Photographer.

  • University of Oregon:  Press Photographer, Printed and developed photographs in the darkroom.

  • Western Oregon University:  Press Photographer, Worked in the University Foundation and Alumni Department assisting with Donor Relations, coordinating Fundraiser Events and Alumni Membership drives.

education :

2013 – 2015

San Francisco Art Institute    

San Francisco, California 94133

Received:  Master of Fine Arts Degree

Emphasis in Interdisciplinary Studies

Passed with Honors

May 2015



2002 – 2005

University of Arizona

Tucson, Arizona  85721

Received:  Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

Emphasis in Photography

Summa Cum Laude

Gpa : 4.00

December 2005



1998 - 2000

Western Oregon University

Monmouth, Oregon  97361

Received:  Associate of Arts Degree

Emphasis in Studio Art

Gpa: 3.80

June 2000

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