C R Y S T A L  D A I G L E
b. 1966

CV
                   
Education
1988        
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Arts in Theater

1985
State University of New York, Albany, NY

1983-1984    
Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, PA


Selected Exhibitions
2016
Megaphone, Eve Encinitas, Encinitas, CA

2015
Farewell Open Studio, Tempe, AZ

2015
Tiny Bites, Orange County Creatives Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2014
Masters of Tomorrow, Benedictine University, Mesa, AZ

2011
The Breakfast Salon, Church of the Beatitudes, Phoenix, AZ

2010
Faculty Show, Brio Fine Arts Center, Scottsdale, AZ

2009
Wild Grace, The Artist’s Studio at the Farm at South Mountain, Phoenix, AZ
Sacred Art, The Artist’s Studio at the Farm at South Mountain, Phoenix, AZ
Encounters with the Muse, City of Tempe Edna Vihel Arts Center, Tempe, AZ

2008
Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, Tempe, AZ
The Artist’s Studio at The Farm at South Mountain, Phoenix, AZ

2007         
Tempe Studio Artists Exhibit, Edna Vihel Center for the Arts, Tempe, AZ

2006         
Rowan Tree Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

2004         
Portrait Show, Rezurrection Gallery, Tempe, AZ2003         
Tender Excavations, Dietel Gallery, Troy, NY
Annual Gala, The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY

2002         
Fiddlehead Gallery, Bennington, VT
Fleur de Lis Gallery, Woodstock, NY

2001         
Blue Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY
The Human Factor, Fulton Street Gallery, Troy, NY

2000         
Incarnation: Form to Form, Adam’s Street Gallery, Albany, NY


Residencies/Retreats/Grants/Recognition
2016
Designer and Leader, Plein Air Painting Retreat, San Diego, CA

2016
Artist-in-Residence Fun, Creative, Joy! Retreat  Bucket List Retreats, Tulum, MX

2012
RSA of Arizona Entrepreneurship Award, Phoenix, AZ

2009         
Artist-in-Residence, Artists’ Studio at the Farm at South Mountain, Phoenix, AZ

2003         
Artist-in-Residence, Greenbush Academy, East Greenbush, NY
Artist-In-Residence, Albany Association for Retarded Citizens, NY
Artist-In-Residence, Duanesburg Elementary School, Duanesburg, NY

1998-2001
Operation Jumpstart Grant, Schenectady County, NY

1986
W.W. Smith Scholarship

1983        
Presidential Scholarship


Public Art Projects
2014 (August - December)
Push Down and Tango, Minimum Daily Requirements, Tempe Mill Avenue Post Office, Tempe, AZ

2006        
Action Painting...Cycling Style, art activity for Cycle the Arts, Scottsdale, AZ

2003        
Wind Sculpture Garden, Duanseburg Elementary School, Duaneseburg, NY


Wellness Commissions and Collections
2010         
Dr. Michael Margolis D.D.S., PC, Mesa, AZ

2007         
Aaron Duncan Smyth, Scottsdale, AZ

2005         
Dr. Mike Funicello, Gilbert, AZ
R & G Medical Consultants, Peoria, AZ

2003          
Niskayuna Life Chiropractic, Niskayuna, NY

1999        
The Ellis Foundation, Ellis Hospital, Schenectady, NY

1997        
Collage Psycho Social Club, Schenectady, NY  


Workshops/Classes
2015 - 2016
Make Better Art Critique Group, The Studio Door, San Diego, CA

2015-2016
Professional Development for Artists, The Studio Door, San Diego, CA

2015
Torn Paper Collage Workshop, Gangplank, Chandler, AZ

2015
Magical Mixed Media, Private residence, Burbank, CA

2014 - 2015
Crowd funding Success Crash Course
Mesa Arts Center, Mesa, AZ
Orange County Creatives Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

2013 - current
Building a Body of Work, private sessions, Phoenix, AZ

2013
Sounds of Hope, Banner Desert Hospital, Mesa, AZ
Sounds of Hope, The Wellness Community, Phoenix, AZ
Hope Lights, Jam Artisan Boutique, Scottsdale, AZ

2012
Essentially You Workshop, Paris Montana Boutique, Scottsdale, AZ

2010         
PhotoTransfer Projects, Brio Fine Arts Center, Scottsdale, AZ
Celebrating Creativity and Healing, Scottsdale Congregational Church of Christ, Scottsdale, AZ

2009-2010    
Random Acts of Acrylic, private sessions, Phoenix, Tempe, AZ

2008         
Art and Business for Disabled Artists, Art Awakenings, Phoenix, AZ
Photo Transfer Projects, Art Awakenings, Phoenix, AZ

2005-2007    
Power Words Workshop, Tempe Studio Artist Program, Tempe, AZ

2005
Projects for Early Addiction Recovery, Sundance Addiction Recovery Center, Scottsdale, AZ

2003
Mosaic Self-Portraits, Schenectady County Community College, Schenectady, NY
Automatic Drawing, Schenectady County Community College, Schenectady, NY
Visual Projects for Inner City Youth Summer Vocational Development Program, Schenectady, NY


Lectures
2014
The Curative Power of Art, SMoCA, Scottsdale, AZ

2011         
The Role of Creativity in Coping with Chronic Illness, Fluer-de-Teas, Phoenix, AZ


Special Projects/Field Experience
2013
Volunteer, Cardon Children’s Hospital Cancer Survivor Day
Assisted artist Christy Puetz in helping families make meaningful beaded bracelets celebrating survivorship.

2013
Artist Mentor, Day of Art, Banner Desert Cancer Center, Mesa, AZ
Mentored cancer patients, survivors and family members in telling their cancer experience through paintings which were displayed within the hospital.

2007-08    
Expressive Clinician/Behavioral Health Technician, Art Awakenings, Phoenix, AZ
Developed curriculum, taught drawing, mixed media techniques, writing workshops, professional development and poetry performance to people recovering from serious mental illness.
Provided one-on-one coaching and ongoing case management services.
Developed special events with integrated team of staff and students.
Juried artworks for exhibition.

2005-07    
Studio Artist Program, Tempe, AZ
Designed and taught painting workshops to fourth and fifth graders at Tempe elementary schools.

2003        
Plein Air Painting Projects, The Schenectady County Community College     
Schenectady, NY
Created and facilitated a Plein Air Painting Projects course for beginning adult painters.

2002–03    
Visual and Performing Arts Instructor, Successful Communications Camp
The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY
Designed programming and taught painting, drawing, acting and costume design to 6 to12 year-olds.

2002-03    
Art Preparator/Installer /Research Assistant and Docent  
Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY
Installed Sol Lewitt’s “Arcs From Four Corners.”
Prepared galleries for exhibitions, installed and removed work.
Compiled artist’s information and created biographies for exhibition catalogue. Assisted visitors and gave tours.


Volunteer Memberships
Surfrider Foundation, San Diego Chapter


Bibliography
Daigle, Crystal. Kelly Morgan Merly. Radio Interview, “Discover Your Natural Creativity”. Radio Interview. Travel Talk Radio. June 16, 2016.

Adolescent treatment center marks first year. (1999). The Ellis Connection
[Newsletter, Ellis Hospital, Schenectady, NY], p.12-13.

Bero, S. (2014, Vol. 100 Issue 24) Illustrating Illness. The State Press, p.4.

Carrington, L. (2014, July 5 - 18). Tango Inspires at Gangplank. San Tan Sun, 63.

Daigle, C. (2014). Tango lessons inspire tribute to chronically ill. Arizona Republic Tempe/Ahwatukee edition, 16.

MamaProud. (2012, January 18). An interview with Crystal Daigle. Retrieved
November 23, 2012 from http://mamaproud.net/2012/01/18/an-interview-with-crystal-daigle/

Regnier, S. (Photographer). (2006, April 24). [Photograph of action-painting
interactive public art activity for “Cycle the Arts” workshop facilitated by Crystal Daigle], Scottsdale Tribune.

Siegel, D. (2009, August/September). Crystal Daigle, painter of bliss. The
Arcadian Journal, 4, 13.

 
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