Sylvia Vander Sluis
B.F.A. cum laude, Syracuse University
M.F.A. Western Michigan University
Sylvia Vander Sluis has been an independent artist since 2012. She served as a worldwide program manager in the IT industry for many years, where she earned a Black Belt certification in business process improvement.

Recent Exhibits and Press
Group Show: Women’s Caucus for Art, “In the Beginning.” Townsend Meeting Hall Gallery, Townsend, MA – September 2016.

Solo Show: ArtsWorcester Corporate Program - Exhibit at Unum Corp., 1 Mercantile, Worcester; November 2014 - March 2015.

Custom banners for First Church of Christ Unitarian in Lancaster, MA,  2014
SoWa Open Studios, 450 Harrison Ave, Boston MA. Solo exhibit, June 5-8, 2014

Garnet News, online news magazine. Featured artist in the Women & the Arts weekly series, Feb 14, 2014.

Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA, 2014 - Selected for Art Auction, an online fundraiser.

Post Road Art Center, Marlborough, MA, 2014 - Open Show. Juried by Bob Collins of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and the Danforth Museum.

Galatea Fine Art, Boston MA, 2013 - The New England Collective IV: 4th Annual; Jurors: Kaveh Mojtabai & Brian Goslow, publisher and managing editor of ArtScope magazine

Concord Art Association, Concord MA, 2013 - Members Juried 1: Painting and Sculpture Juror: George Nick

Thomas College, Waterville ME, 2008 – Art Quilts Maine group showCivic Center, Augusta ME, 2008 – Maine Quilts show

Artist Presentation
State University of New York, Oswego, “Designing for Life,” 2008; presentation on Sylvia’s business and artistic endeavors to students in business, arts, and women’s studies

Logo Design
Lancaster Land Trust, Lancaster MA, 1998

Earlier Exhibits
Sylvia’s work has been exhibited at various universities, galleries, institutes, museums, and public buildings including the following:
Helen Shlien Gallery, Boston (Solo Show)
MOMA (lending art gallery), New York City
Just Above Midtown Gallery, New York City
Woman Art Galleries, New York City
Artweek, Boston, MA (open studios)
Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica, NY
Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY
Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY
Attleboro Museum, Attleboro, MA
Hendricks Chapel, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
May Memorial Society, Syracuse NY
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

Mural Commissions
Northway Inn, Syracuse, NY
Hotel Syracuse, Syracuse, NY
West Genesee H.S., Camillus, NY
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