2003        Independent Study in Paris, France
2002        Independent Study in Paris, France
2001        Master of Fine Arts, Painting, Savannah College of Art and Design,                         Savannah, GA (summa cum laude)
1991        Independent Study in Paris, France
1978        Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN


2013        Crown Point High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame
2008        Juror, Fall Patron Art Show, Brown County Art Gallery, Nashville, IN
2004        Appalachian State University Gold Form Grant
2003        Turchin Center for Visual Arts Honorarium
2003        Hubbard Center Instructional Grant
2003        Appalachian State University ACT Award for Strong Commitment to                     Service Learning, 2002-2003 Academic Year.
2003        Appalachian State University Gold Form Grant
2003        Appalachian State University Gold Form Grant
2002        Appalachian State University ACT/SGA Service Spotlight Award
2002        Appalachian State University Funding for Study in Paris, France.
1999-01   Propes Fellow, Savannah College of Art and Design,
1999-01   President’s List, Savannah College of Art and Design, GA
1976-77   Honor Student, Indiana University, IN
1970-76   Dean’s List, Purdue University, IN
1966-68   National Honor Society, Crown Point High School, IN 


2018        Colors of the Wind, Ivy Tech Waldron Art Center, Bloomington, IN
2015        Colors of the Wind, South Shore Arts, Substation 9, Hammond, IN
2010        Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5, (Visual Sound collaboration with
                    The Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra), Highland High
                    School Auditorium, Highland, IN
2009        Visual Sound:  Birdsongs of North America, Chapman’s Banquet &
                    Conference Center, Bloomington, IN
2007        Fate Knocking at the Door (Visual Sound Collaboration with
                    The Bloomington Symphony Orchestra), Evangelical Community
                    Church, Bloomington, IN
2004        Visual Sound: The Breathing Wind, The Nth Degree Gallery, Boone, NC
2002        Paris et Son Environs: Vues et Sons, Jones House, Boone, NC
2002        Morphological Sentience, Dimensions Gallery, Savannah, GA
2001        Seasons, Dimensions Gallery, Savannah, GA
2001        Paintings from Sangita, Creole Red, Savannah, GA
2001        MFA Thesis Show, Alexander Hall Main Gallery, Savannah College of
                    Art and Design, Savannah, GA
2000        Affect in Archetype, Café at Main Gallery, Savannah, GA
2000        Liquid World, Alexander Hall Gallery, Savannah, GA
1987        The Other Side, City Council Bldg. Gallery, Bloomington, IN


2016            Wind and Spirit (2-person show), Cornerstone Gallery, Whiting, IN
2016            Concepts and Compositions, (Juried Exhibition), Cornerstone Gallery,
                        Whiting, IN
2009            Art Alliance Brown County (Juried Exhibition), Waldron Art Center,
                        Bloomington, IN
2008            ASID Conference & Trade Show, Indianapolis, IN
2008            Art & Art from Photographs, Chateau Thomas Gallery,Nashville, IN
2008            Art for All Seasons (Juried Exhibition), Gallery North, Bloomington, IN
2008            Spring Exhibition, Chateau Thomas Gallery, Nashville, IN
2006            Abstract Concepts, Designs for Real Living, Jacksonville Beach, FL
2006            Featured Artwork, The Decorative Touch, Jacksonville Beach, FL
2005            Faculty & Staff Art Show, North Campus Library, Florida State
                        College at Jacksonville, FL
2005            FSCJ Faculty Exhibition, Wilson Art Center, Florida State College
                        at Jacksonville, FL
2004            Artspace Grand Opening, Artspace, Boone, NC
2004            Art Faculty Exhibition, Catherine Smith Gallery, Boone, NC
2003            Allegory, Sawtooth Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC
2002            Natural Forces, Mendenhall Building, Davidson County Community
                        College, Lexington, NC (11 works)
2002            Four States of Nature, Worrell Professional Center, Wake Forest
                        University, Winston, Salem, NC (12 works)
2002            Art Faculty Exhibition, Appalachian State University, Catherine Smith
                        Gallery, Boone, NC
2002            Local Artists, Green Park Inn, Boone, NC
2001            Renovation Exhibition, Quality Inn, Boone, NC
2001            Beginnings, Dimensions Gallery, Savannah, GA 
2001            Savannah Landscapes, Graduate Gallery, Savannah, GA
2000            Loreal Celebration, Marriott Hotel, Savannah, GA
2000            Open Studio, Winter, Spring, and Fall Quarters, Graduate Painting
                        Studios, Savannah College of Art and Design
1995            Autumn Extravaganza, Marc Nielson Interiors Fine Art Show,
                        Valparaiso, IN
1988            Summer Show, The Reflections Gallery, Nashville, IN
1987            Winter Exhibition, Union Hill Gallery, Kansas City, MO
1986            Autumn Interiors, Betty Menna Showroom, Chicago, IL
1985            Abstraction, Bailey’s Showroom, Kansas City, MO


Watauga County Arts Council, Boone, NC
Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA
Howard Johnson’s Inn, West Lafayette, IN (multiple works)
Café at Main, Savannah, GA
Dimensions Gallery, Savannah, GA (multiple works)
Aegis Women’s Healthcare, Bloomington, IN (multiple works)
Dunes Country Restaurant, Chesterton, IN (multiple works)
Sarasota Veterinary Clinic, Sarasota, FL


2013-2016        Adjunct Instructor of Art, Purdue University, Calumet Campus, 
                                Hammond, Indiana.  Art Appreciation, Color & Composition.
2010Art Teacher, Hanover Central High School, Cedar Lake, Indiana.
 Painting, Ceramics, Sculpture, Intro to 3D Art.
2005-Present     Private and Group Lessons.   Painting & Drawing.
2005Adjunct Instructor of Art, Florida State College at
Jacksonville:  Design 1, Drawing 1, Art Appreciation.
2001-2005   Adjunct Instructor of Art, Appalachian State University, Art
Department, Herbert Wey Hall, Boone, NC.
Winter/Spring 2005:  Drawing Fundamentals I, Introduction 
to Art, Painting for Non-art Majors. Fall 2004:  Design 
Fundamentals I (2 classes), Foundations Drawing , Drawing
Fundamentals.  Winter/Spring 2004: Foundations Drawing,
Drawing Fundamentals (2 classes).Fall 2003: Foundations I, 
Design Fundamentals I (3 classes).  Winter/Spring 2003: 
Design Fundamentals I (3 classes).  Fall 2002:  Design
Fundamentals I (4 classes).  Winter/Spring 2002:  Design
Fundamentals I (2 classes), Foundations Drawing, Painting for
Non-art Majors.  Fall 2001:  Foundations I, Design 
Fundamentals I (2 classes).
2001Mentor-Protégé Project, Savannah College of Art and Design.
Tutored undergraduate students.
2000Graduate Teaching Internship, Savannah College of Art and
Design.  Water-based Media Exploration.
2000Teaching Assistant, Savannah College of Art and Design,
National Art Educator’s Forum.
2000Internship, Telfair Museum, Education Department, Savannah, GA.
(Conducted research, wrote and revised Teacher’s Resource
Packet regarding the artist Robert Henri.  Assisted in the
installation of the exhibition entitled I Have Marks to Make
Conducted studio workshops on Family Sunday.)


2003Service Learning Project in Design Fundamentals I. 
Redecorated interiors of the Hospitality House of Boone, original
shelter for the homeless, serving a 7 county region.
2003Service Learning Project in Design Fundamentals I.  Initiated work on
Rock Haven, transitional living facility for Hospitality House
2002Service Learning Projects in 2 sections of Design Fundamentals I. 
Continued work on Rock Haven, as well as extensive work on
The Sleeping Place, a 3rd shelter for Hospitality House complex. 
2002Service Learning Project in Design Fundamentals I. Continued
redecoration and refurbishing of Rock Haven.
1999Volunteer Mural Project, which I initiated and created with
the children of the Tybee Island, GA, YMCA.


Savannah, Georgia: A Photographic Portrait. Naples, FL:  Twin Lights
Publisher, Inc./Yourtown Books, May 2002. (Multiple works.)


Oehmich, Elaine J., Projects, Exercises, and Theory for Studio Foundational
Learning:  A Workbook for Foundations I and Design Fundamentals I
(Editions Fall 2004, Fall 2003, Spring 2003, Fall 2002,).
Oehmich, Elaine J., “Connections.”  Reflections Fall 2002, p.12.


National Association of Professional Women
Art Alliance of Brown County
College Art Association
Watauga County Arts Council


South Shore Arts, Hammond, Indiana


Developed study abroad summer program for Purdue University Calumet Campus in Paris, France, in conjunction with ISA (International Studies Abroad).


Adams, Laura, “The Work of Elaine Oehmich.”  Connect Savannah June 29-July 5,
2001, p. 22.
Baker, Carrie, “Design Class Revamps Local Sleeping House.” The Appalachian
December 10, 2002, front page.
Baker, Carrie, “Learning Through Service.”  The Appalachian September 26,
2002, front page.
Corrigan, Steve, “Master’s Candidate to Open Thesis Exhibition.”  Savannah
Morning News April 18, 2001. Intown Closeup, p. 1, col. 6.
Eason, Jeff, “The Colors of the Wind.”  The Mountain Times June 3, 2004,
p. 27, col.1.
Green, Jordan, “A Different Kind of Service With A Smile.”  Watauga Mountain
Times May 16, 2002, p. 18, col. 2.
Hersh, Allison, “SCAD Shows the Spirit of ‘Sangita’.”  Savannah Morning News
May 4, 2001. Diversions, p. 25, col. 1.
Hersh, Allison, “In the Flow.” Savannah Morning News July 7, 2000.  Diversions,
p. 11, col. 1.
McCollum, Carmen, “Purdue Profs Encourage Students to Create.” Northwest
                Indiana Times October 7, 2015.
Nicholson, Scott, “Students Renovate Hospitality House.” Watauga  Democrat
April 4, 2003, front page.
Oehmich, Elaine J., “Connections.”  Reflections Fall 2002, p.12.
Poulton, Diane, “Door to Fame Opens for 5”, Northwest Indiana Times May 5, 2013.
Rhoades, Steve, “A Relationship for the Birds.” Eyewitness News, WTHR TV,
                 Indianapolis, IN, April 20, 2009, 3:50 p.m. & April 21, 2009, 12:40 p.m. 
Ruggiero, Frank, “The Art of Sound.” Watauga Democrat May 31, 2004, p. 4.
Ruggiero, Frank, “ASU Students Put Down the Books and Pick Up the Brush to
Help Out.” Watauga Democrat May 3, 2002, p. 5A, col. 1
Razza, Paul, “Elaine Oehmich.”  Dept. 61 SCAD TV, Savannah, GA, July 9, 
2000, 10:30 a.m.
Sacek, Betty, “Brushing up on Art.”  Gary Post-Tribune June 4, 1995. Sec. D,
p. D1, col. 1.
Taylor, Christina, “Forces of Nature.” Georgia Guardian June 23, 2000.Arts &
Entertainment, p. 1B, col. 2.
Thomas, Kathleen, “Ocean Magic: Local Artists Express Their Attraction to the Sea.”
Creative Loafing June 26, 2001. Vol. 8, n. 14, p. 14, col. 3.
Walker, George, “Fate Knocking at the Door.”  WFIU Radio Interview, October 26,
2007, 1:00 & 3:20 p.m.
Watkins, John J., “Elaine Oehmich.” Northwest Indiana Times October 7, 2015.
Wood, Kristin, “Classical/Art:  Elaine Oehmich.”  The Herald Times October 25,
2007.  The Scene, p. S6, col. 1.
Wood, Seth, “Service Learning and the Arts.”  Appalachian ACTion March 2002,
front page, col. 4.

Elaine J. Oehmich, M.F.A.
Visual Sound Painting
Elaine J. Oehmich, M.F.A.
Copyrighted by Elaine J. Oehmich 2010.  All Rights Reserved.

Curriculum Vitae
painting sound  synesthesia, painting sound