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Theodore B. Villa Edit Profile

artist , educator

Theodore B. Villa, American artist, educator. Certified teacher secondary and community college. Board directors Contemporary Art Forum, 1987-1994; director Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara City College, 1986-1987, coordinator, 1979-1983, director smallimages exhibition, 1979-1983; lecturer in field.

Background

Villa, Theodore B. was born on September 28, 1936 in Santa Barbara, California. Theodore Villa was raised by his maternal grandmother of White Mountain Apache (Coyotero) and Spanish ancestry. His grandmotherÕs stories and legends are one of the range of sources through which Villa culls his inspiration for his watercolor paintings.

Education

Bachelor, University California, Santa Barbara, 1963; Master of Fine Arts, University California, Santa Barbara, 1974.

Career

Art instructor University California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara City College, Sun Valley Center for the Arts. One man shows at University California Art Museum, Santa Barbara, 1974, Esther Bear Gallery, Santa Barbara, 1975, 77, Jodi Scully Gallery, Los Angeles, 1977, Mekler Gallery, Los Angeles, 1980, Niles Gallery, Santa Barbara, 1981, 82, Sun Valley Center for Arts and Humanities, 1982, 83, Kneeland Gallery, Sun Valley, Idaho, 1984, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, Bridgitte Schluger Gallery, Denver, 1988, Anne Reed Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho, 1989, 90, 91, 92, Broschofsky Gallery, Ketchum, 1992, 93, many others.

Theodore Villa’s work has been shown at many museums, including the Museum of Northern Arizona, The Kimball Art Center, UT, Centro Washington Irving in Madrid, Spain, The Heard Museum, AZ, the Center for Contemporary Arts, WA, Millicent Rogers Museum, NM, Institute of American Indian Art, NM, the Taylor Museum, CO, the Museum of the Rockies, MT, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, CA, Palais de Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, ID, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA, Purdue University Gallery, IN, Newport Harbor Museum of Art, CA, Palm Springs Museum of Art, CA, the Minneapolis Museum of Art, MN, the Laguna Beach Museum of Art, CA, and the San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA.

Achievements

  • Certified teacher secondary and community college.

Membership

Board directors Contemporary Art Forum, 1987-1994, director Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara City College, 1986-1987, coordinator, 1979-1983, director smallimages exhibition, 1979-1983, lecturer in field.

Connections

Son of Theodore G. Villa and Josephine Melendez Willette. Married Judith Ann McConnell Villa, August 21, 1963. Children: Rebecca Lynn, Paul Andrew.

father:
Theodore G. Villa

mother:
Josephine Melendez Willette

spouse:
Judith Ann McConnell Villa

children:
Rebecca Lynn

Paul Andrew