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Beardsley and Sutinen Named Co-Chairs of Art Department at Marylhurst University

For Release: June 11, 2002

Kelcey Beardsley and Paul Sutinen have been named Co-Chairs of the Department of Art at Marylhurst University. Beardsley has been with Marylhurst since 1991, first as an adjunct instructor and then as Director of the Interior Design Program. Sutinen has taught at Marylhurst since 1979 and served as Director of Art Programs and Interim Chair of the Department of Art. They will continue in their roles as program directors.

Oregon architect and artist Kelcey Beardsley created the architectural renderings for the "underwater" exhibits at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport. She also served as Project Designer on the schematic design phase of the West Linn Library Expansion while at SRG Partnership. Beardsley has worked as an architect in Eugene, Seattle and in Portland for SRG Partnership and Portland Community Design. Currently she has a sole practice doing architectural renderings and residential design. Beardsley holds a Master of Architecture and a B.A. in anthropology. She serves as a member of the adjustment committee for Portland Planning and is a member of the Watercolor Society of Oregon.

Paul Sutinen's artwork can be seen in regular shows at Nine Gallery in Portland. He recently completed a commissioned artwork for the Oregon Department of Forestry in Salem. Sutinen also consults for the Arts Build Communities program of the Oregon Arts Commission, for which he has worked with the communities of Astoria, Boardman, Cave Junction, Coos Bay, Enterprise, Falls City, Lowell, Redmond, Umatilla and Woodburn. Sutinen was awarded an Artist's Project Grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council in 2000. He was the art critic at Willamette Week for nine years, and he received an Art Critic's Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Arts in 1979.

Marylhurst University offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Art and in Interior Design, as well as a Certificate of Interior Design Studies. Art majors may pursue concentrations in painting, photography or sculpture. Marylhurst is a fully accredited liberal arts university located 10 minutes south of Portland on Highway 43.

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