EDUCATION

Master of Science; Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Univ. of Southern Maine - 2022

Master of Fine Art, The Maine College of Art - 2013

Bachelor of Fine Art; The School of the Art Institute of Chicago - 1992

Associate of Arts & Science, Greenfield Community College, MA - 1990

CERTIFICATIONS

Therapeutic Art Life Coach Certification, Udemy Learning, 2021

Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), Level Two, Deepening & Expanding with Pamela Krause and Jim Andralis - 2020

Brianspotting with Katherine Allen - 2020

IFS, Level Two, Deepening & Expanding with Kay Gardner & Katelyn Staecker - 2019

IFS, Level One, Introduction to IFS with Kay Gardner & Mona Barbera 2018

Education Technician III, The State of Maine, #91886 - 2017

Safety Care, High Severity One & Two, Margaret Murphy Center for Children- 2017

Heartsaver CPR/AED First Aid Certified, American Heart Association - 2016

Behavioral Health Professional, Woodfords Family Services - 2016

CONTINUING EDUCATION

IFS; Negotiating Relationships with Richard C. Schwartz & Sarah B. Stewart - 2021

IFS; Inspired Coaching; Aligning the Inner System, Online course - 2019

IFS; Kripalu Program with Richard C. Schwartz & Sarah B. Stewart - 2018

IFS; IFS & Meditation with Dick Schwartz & Loch Kelly, Online course - 2017

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

Professional Artist - Winner of numerous awards while exhibiting in both group and solo exhibitions internationally and throughout the United States. Separate resume available upon request.   1992 - Present

Program Assistant for Level One Internal Family Systems Training - Lead home and practice groups in training while demonstrating model within those groups, assisting participants in understanding and implementing the model, and work with the team to create and ensure safety, confidentiality, and community. Training #657 - 2021

 

Education Technician III - At both Woodfords Preschool and The Margaret Murphy Center for Children. Work 1:1 with children and adults (ages 2-20) with developmental disabilities and emotional disorders, teaching skills to help function successfully at home and in the community. Followed IE{ under the supervision of a BCBA using Applied Behavior Analysis. 2016 - 2019   

 

Behavioral Health Professional - For both CASA, Inc. and NAMI, Maine. Provided children's behavioral health services under 65 HCT program following the direction of ITP. Supported clients while teaching behavioral management skills. 2016 - 2018 

ART RESUME

Solo Exhibitions:

2016     “The Many Parts of One”, Fresh A.I.R. Gallery, Columbus, OH

2015     “The Interlopers”, L.C. Bates Museum, Hinckley, ME

2015     “Smoke & Mirrors”, Charles C. Thomas Gallery, Portland, ME

2014     “Toni Jo Coppa”, The Denmark Art Center, Denmark, ME

2013     “The Wild Things Art”, The M+B Gallery, MECA, Portland, ME

2011     “Figures”, Zand Head Gallery, MECA, Portland, ME

2010     “Recycled into Joy”, William A. Laporte Gallery, Southwick, MA

2009     “Girl Investigated”, William A. Laporte Gallery, Southwick, MA

2005     “Exhale”, William A. Laporte Gallery, Southwick, MA

2002     “Mirrors”, The Beta Gallery, Cody, WY

2001     “Scenarios”, Railroad Square Gallery, Waterville, ME

1999     “New Work”, South Gallery, Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA

1997     “Desires”, South Gallery, Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA

1992     “Toni Jo Coppa”, The Art Institute of Chicago, Gallery X, Chicago, IL

 

Two and Three Person Exhibitions:

2017     “Abbeth Russell, Toni Jo Coppa & Maia Snow, Go Yen Gallery, Portland, ME

2016     “Toni Jo Coppa & Juliet Karelsen”, Railroad Square, Waterville, ME

2013     “Divergent Collective” (Campbell, Coppa & Nadal), The Danforth

                 Gallery, University of Maine, Augusta, ME

2013     “Toni Jo Coppa & Karen Merritt: Healing Works", The Gallery of Planned

                 Parenthood of Northern New England, Portland, ME

2002     “Condon, Coppa & Kriven”, Wilbur Mansion Gallery, Oneonta, NY

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2020     “A.I.R. Gallery Exhibit”, Ohio Health’s Riverside Methodist Hospital,

                Columbus, OH

2019     “Art of Recovery”, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH

2018     “Sea and Sky”, B. Beamesderfer Gallery, Highland Park, NJ

2018     “The Personal is Political”, Hess Gallery, Chestnut Hill, MA

2018     “Art of Recovery”, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH

2018     “Influx 2018”, Pepperell Mill Campus, Biddeford, ME

2018     “Small Works”, NAWA Gallery, NY, NY

2017     “Pairings”, Kelley Stelling Contemporary, Manchester, NH

2017     “New Members Exhibition”, NAWA Gallery, NY, NY

2017     “Art of Recovery “, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH

2016      "Human/Nature", Engine Gallery, Biddeford, ME

2016     “Monsters”, CTN Gallery, Portland, ME

2015     “Twisted”, Festival Port Noarlunga Art Gallery, Victor Harbor, Australia

2015     “Violence Transformed 2015: Celebrating the Transformative Power of Art”,

                Jon Shirland - Juror, Massachusetts Statehouse, Doric Hall, Boston, MA

2015     “Violence Transformed 2015: Celebrating the Transformative Power of Art”,                         Hope Ricciadi – Juror,1000 Mass Avenue Gallery, Cambridge College, 

                Cambridge, MA

2015     “Anniversary Exhibition”, Fresh A.I.R. Gallery, Columbus, OH

2015     “Beyond Our Walls”, Ohio State University, Urban Art Space, Columbus, OH

2014     “Sacred & Profane”, Battery Steele, Peaks Island, ME

2014     “Wish You Were Here 13”, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014     “citydrift/Portland”, Deering Oaks Park and Space Gallery, ME

2014     “I dream of…”, Incline Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2014     “I dream of…”, ArTik and Civil Academy, Freiburg, Germany

2014     “Dear Holly”, Knox City Centre, VICTORIA, Australia

2014     “Free for All 4”, Space Gallery, Portland, ME

2013     “8th Annual Boston Young Contemporaries Exhibition”, 808 Gallery, Boston, MA

2013     “Divergent Collective”, The Danforth Gallery, University of Maine, Augusta, ME

                  (with Jeffery Campbell and Pilar Nadal)

2013     “Make Believe”, The Darkroom Gallery, Essex Jct., VT (catalog)

2013     “Toni Jo Coppa & Karen Merritt: Healing Works”,  The Gallery at Planned

                 Parenthood of Northern New England, Portland, MA

2013     “MFA Thesis Exhibition”, ICA, Portland, ME

2012     “Monsters”, Pinecone + Chickadee, Portland, ME

2012     “Free for All”, Space Gallery, Portland, ME

2012     “MFA Retrospective: 2012”, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

2011     “Drawing Connections”, Sienna Art Institute, Sienna, Italy

2011     “MFA Retrospective: 2011”, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

2010     “NEVER THINK small – Redux!”, Climate Gallery, Long Island City, NY

2010     “Memories in the Making”, Blake Hall Art Gallery, Springfield College,

                 Springfield, MA

2010     “Female Symbolism”, RANT Gallery, Chicopee, MA

2010     “D-Cup Diatribes”, City Stage, Springfield, MA

2009     “New Perspectives”, Fresh A.I.R. Gallery, Columbus, OH

2009     “First Open Juried Art Show”, Agawam Public Library, Agawam, MA

2007     “Alumni Invitational Exhibition”, South Gallery, Greenfield Community College,

                 Greenfield, MA

2006     “Trajectory”, Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME

2005     “Southwick Annual Juried Art Exhibition”, Southwick Cultural Art Center, 

                 Southwick, MA

2004     “Six Local Artists”, Cody Country Art League, Cody, WY

2003     “Annual Group Exhibition”, Cody Country Art League, Cody, WY

2002     “Condon, Coppa & Kriven”, Wilbur Mansion Gallery, Oneonta, NY

2002     “Contemporary American Art”, Granger Fine Art, Cody, WY

2002     “Annual Winter Exhibition”, Cody Country Art League, Cody, WY

2001     “Skowhegan Alumni Exhibition and Auction”, Knoedler Gallery, New York, NY

2000     “Winter Salon”, Limner Gallery, New York, NY

1999     “Essential Art”, Cooperstown Art Association Gallery, Cooperstown, NY

1998     “Women’s Works”, Old Courthouse Art Center, Woodstock, IL

1998     “Catskill Rural AIDS Services Exhibition and Auction”, Roxbury Art Gallery, 

                 Roxbury, NY

1998     “Essential Art”, Cooperstown Art Association Gallery, Cooperstown, NY

1997     “Art ‘97”, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, ME

1997     “Ooh Baby, Baby!”, Pavilion Galleries, Mt. Holly, NJ

1997     “Maine Open Juried Show”, Waterville Public Library, Waterville, ME

1996     “Feminist / Humanist”, IAC Contemporary Art / Fisher Gallery,

                Albuquerque, NM

1996     “Prescott Palette”, Yavapai College Performance Hall Gallery, Prescott, AZ

1996     “Women’s Works”, Old Courthouse Art Center, Woodstock, IL

1996     “Visions: Southwest”, Prescott Fine Arts Association, Prescott, AZ

1996     “Representing…”, A ‘Loft Gallery, Prescott, AZ

1995     “It’s All Relative”, Mesa Arts Center, Galeria Mesa, Mesa, AZ

1995     “National Juried Exhibition by Audrey Flack”, Gallery 84, Inc., New York, NY

1994     “DeSoto Art Show”, Peace River Art Guild, Arcadia, FL

1993     “Juried Exhibition”, ArtWest Gallery, Jackson Hole, WY

1992     “The Sentimental Show”, Beret-International Gallery, Chicago, IL

1992     “Raw Space Exhibit”, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

1991     “70th Annual Art Exhibition”, The Women’s Club, Evanston, IL

1991     “SAIC Accreditation Show”, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago,

                Chicago, IL

Residencies:

Shaker Village Arts Week, Canterbury, NH - 2018

Something Rotten Residency, Denmark Dump, ME - 2014

Hewnoaks Artist Colony, Summer Residency, Lovell, ME – 2013

Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Madison, ME – 1997

 

 

Lectures and Teaching Experience:

2014     Teacher, “The Art of Looking at What’s Not Really There”, Denmark Art Center, 

                Denmark, ME

2013     Lecturer, “On the In-Between”, Osher Hall; Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

2013     Guest Speaker, Art Department, University of Maine, Augusta, ME

2013     Studio Tutor for Figure Drawing, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

2012     Teaching Assistant, “Purview”, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

2012     Studio Tutor for 2-D Design, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

2007     Panelist in Art Discussion, Art Department, Greenfield Community College, 

               Greenfield, MA

2005     Teacher, “Faux Finishing Techniques”, Eastern States Craft Fair,

               West Springfield, MA

1999     Guest Speaker, Art Department, Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA

1998     Teacher, “Kite Making”, Delhi Elementary School, Delhi, NY

1997     Guest Speaker, “Skowhegan Experience: What to Expect”, Hartwick College,

               Oneonta, NY

1997     Guest Speaker, Art Department, Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA

 

 

Awards & Commissions:

2021     The University of Southern Maine Professional Advancement Award,

               Portland, ME

2019     The University of Southern Maine Professional Advancement Award,

               Portland, ME

2014     Public Art Commission, Denmark Art Center, Denmark, ME

              (Additional support from the Maine Community Foundation and the

              town of Denmark)

2013     Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Grant (Spring), Adamsville, OH

2012     Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Grant (Winter), Adamsville, OH

2012     Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Grant (Fall), Adamsville, OH

2012     Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Grant (Summer), Adamsville, OH

2011     Albert K. Murray Fine Arts Educational Grant (Winter), Adamsville, OH

2009     First Place; Painting Category, Mattoon Street Arts Festival, Springfield, MA

2009     First Place; Fantasy Hair Design, C.B. Sullivan Company, Hooksett, NJ

2001     New York Foundation for the Arts; Special Opportunity Stipend, Oneonta, NY

1999     Cooperstown Veterinary Association Prize, “Essential Art”, Cooperstown, NY

1998     Puffin Foundation Artist Project Grant, Teaneck, NJ

1997     William and Marguerite Zorach Full Fellowship, Skowhegan Residency,

              New York, NY

1996     Honorable Mention, “Vision Southwest”, Prescott, AZ

1994     Honorable Mention, “DeSoto Art Show”, Arcadia, FL

1993     Second Place Prize Award, “Juried Exhibition”, ArtWest Gallery,

              Jackson Hole, WY

1990     Art and Graphic Design Award; Class of 1990, 

              Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA

1988     Full Scholarship; Two Years, Elks Foundation, Greenfield, MA

 

Bibliography:

2018     Carl Little, “Autus Collective: INFLUX 2018”, Art New England, p.80, September/October    

2017     Jamie Thompson, “Alternate Realities”, Maine Home + Design, p.99 and 109, April 2017

2016     CTN “Member Highlight”, October 11, Leslie MacVane                         HYPERLINK "https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=645&v=_8XVCWbDXuE" https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=645&v=_8XVCWbDXuE

2015     Jacob Fall, “The Interlopers’: Toni Jo Coppa at the L. C. Bates Museum”, The Chart,

 Maine’s Online Art Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1, September 2015

2015     ‘The Interlopers: A New Exhibition at the L.C. Bates Museum’, Summer in

              the Belgrades, Central Maine Lakes and Kennebec River Corridor,

             July 17-23, Vol. 17, No. 7

2015     Melissa Starker, “Anniversary Exhibition’ assembles works of past clients of

             recovery  program”, The Columbus Dispatch, June 12, 2015

2015    Kathryn Skelton, “One man’s trash is Denmark’s art project that got an

             NEA grant”, Oxford Hills Sun Journal, Oxford Hills, ME, Friday, July 17

2015     ‘The Interlopers’ exhibit at L.C. Bates Museum’, Morning Sentinel; 

                Kennebec Journal, ME, Thursday, p.8, July 16

2015    Mariah Bergeron, “The Animals Within; A Visit to the Studio of Toni Jo Coppa”, 

                The Portland Phoenix, Portland, ME, p.16, January 29-February 4

2015    Amy Stacey Curtis, “People I Like to Visit (Part 1), “The Artist Plan”, April 12, 2015

                www.theartistplan.com/category/people-i-like-to-visit/

2014    Timothy Gillis, “Space Gallery puts a new twist on Maritime Art”,

              The Portland Sun, Thursday, September

2015     Belz, Carl, Ed., Studio Visit Magazine, Vol.27, Juried Selection of

               International Artists, Open Studio Press

2013     “Make Believe”, catalog for exhibition at The Darkroom Gallery in

                 Essex Junction, VT

2012     “Scene and Heard”, Maine Sunday Telegram, Portland, ME, p.D 10, March 25

2007     “College Exhibition and Alumni Artwork”, The Republican, Springfield, MA,

                Nov. 6

2005     “Southwick Library”, Southwoods – A Journal for Country Living,

                 Southwick, MA, April

2003     “Angel Tree Lights Up Residence”, The Powell Tribune, Powell, WY, p.14, Dec.4

2001     “Seven Artists Receive “SOS” Grants”, The Daily Star, Oneonta, NY, p.5, April 20

1998     “Who’s News”, The Daily Star, Oneonta, NY, p.7, May 20

1997     “Creating Art”, The Sunday Sentinel, Waterville, ME, p. B1-2, August 17

1996     “Arts & Events”, HEMBRA: A Journal of Southwest Feminist Thought,

                  Albuquerque, NM, March

1996     “Sexism: A Woman’s View”, The Albuquerque Tribune, p. B5, March 7

1996      “Arts & Community Calendar”, The Weekly Alibi, Albuquerque, NM,

                 p. 14, March 6-12

1995     “It’s All Relative”, M.A.C. Galeria Review, Mesa, AZ, Vol. 7, Fall Issue

1993     “ArtWest Local Art Competition”, Jackson Hole Guide, p. D 7, May 12

1992     “ARC Raw Space Fundraiser”, NEW ART examiner, p.8, May 1992

 

 

Publications as Author:

“Gothic Art Saves Lives”, Lulu Publishing

 

Memberships:

National Association of Women Artists, Inc.

NAWA Massachusetts Chapter

Center for Maine Contemporary Arts

Kennebec Valley Art Association

Union of Maine Visual Artists

 

 

Volunteering:

Massachusetts No-Kill Cat Shelter, Westfield, MA

Amy Stacey Curtis – Artist, Multiple sites in Maine

Lauren Fensterstock – Artist, Portland, ME

National Alliance on Mental Illness– Maine Walk for Awareness, South Portland, ME

Gosnell Hospice – Unofficial visiting and support, Scarborough, ME

The Cedars – Zoom connections with Residents, Portland, ME