Sylvia Vander Sluis

B.F.A. cum laude, Syracuse University
M.F.A. Western Michigan University
Core Artist Member: Fountain Street gallery, Boston

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.

Current Exhibits and Press
WBUR The Artery - "28 Artists Breaking the Rules at SoWa's Fountain Street Gallery," November 27, 2018

Gallery Sitka, Fitchburg, MA – “Bearing Witness,” Women's Caucus for Art group show, Oct 6 - Dec 1, 2018.

Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA - "2018: RED Exhibition" in Kathryn Schultz Gallery/ or University Place Gallery. Nov 8 - Dec 20, 2018.

Fountain Street gallery, Boston MA – “Breaking the Rules” Core Members’ Group Show, Nov 28 - Dec 23, 2018.

Past Exhibits and Press
Arts Worcester, Aurora Gallery, Worcester, MA – “The Sixth Annual One,” Member Exhibit, June 15 - July 15, 2018.

Fountain Street gallery, Boston MA – “Thrive,” Core Member Exhibit, 2018

Fountain Street gallery, Boston MA – “Small Wonders,” Core Member Exhibit, 2017

Attleboro Art Museum, Attleboro, MA: "Members Exhibition" - Dec 9, 2017-Feb 1, 2018. 

ArtsWorcester, Worcester, MA: "E Pluribus Unum," Member show - Nov 17-Dec 16, 2017

Healing Arts Gallery, Monadnock Community Hospital, Peterborough NH. The Women’s Caucus for Art group show, “Well Being.” – July 8-Sept 1, 2017

Townsend Meeting Hall Gallery - Group Show of The Women’s Caucus for Art, “In the Beginning.” Townsend, MA – Sept 2016.

Unum Corp. Worcester MA - Solo Show - ArtsWorcester Corporate Program - 1 Mercantile, Worcester; Nov 2014 - Mar 2015.

First Church Unitarian, Lancaster MA - Custom banners, 2014

SoWa Open Studios, 450 Harrison Ave, Boston MA. June 2014

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

Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg, MA, 2014 - Art Auction

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