Greeley Wells’ art is known locally through his shows, Christmas cards and his five Jacksonville Christmas Limited Edition Prints. Many know him as a community supporter as well. Most may not know he spent the main part of his artistic career in the Film industry in the dreaded Los Angeles area doing backgrounds and special effects for animated T.V. commercials, even sharing in a Clio award. He also won a National Endowment for the Arts grant, doing a six month school art residency in the L. A. school system. He retired from commercial art and happily moved to Oregon in the late 80’s. His most recent Artist Residency has been two weeks at Crater Lake making photographs and art in preparation for a show celebrating the Centenial of Crater Lake in 2002. This work was shown in a group show at the Schneider Musem of Art, Ashland, OR and in another show at the Rim of Crater Lake itself in 2002.


2001: Applied for and was accepted for an Artist in Residence at Crater Lake, in preperation for the Crater Lake Centential Exhibit at the Schneider Museum of Art
1989-present: Taking commissions in Fine Arts, portraiture and design. Also donating art and time to the Applegate community
1992-96: Painted the Jacksonville Limited Edition Prints and Christmas Cards
1988-89: Assisted Jan Saether teaching drawing classed at The Brucheon School
1976-89: Worked on animated T.V. commercials as a background painter, production airbrush and special effects artist in animation productions houses all over Los Angeles Shared a CLIO award with Director Frank Terry and others
1981: Co-curator of the show “The Nude” for the Los Angeles Art Association Gallery
1978: Guest Curator of the show “San Diego Seen” for the San Diego Art Institute
1974-76: Created Murals for architects, individual clients and the City of Los Angeles Parks and Recreation Department’s Mural Resource Center
1973: Won a grant from the National Endowment of the arts as Artist-in-residence
1969-73: Taught drawing and design classes at Art Center College of Design


1999- present: Attending life drawing and painting workshops in Ashland, OR
1990-94: Attended life drawing workshops at the Rogue Gallery of Art, Medford, OR
1987-89: Attended painting classes and drawing workshops at The Brucheon School with Jan Saether, West Los Angeles, CA
1987-88: Attended two semesters of Lithography with Gemini Master printer Dan Freeman, Santa Monica City College, Santa Monica, CA
1970: M.F.A. Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles, CA
1968: Attended one semester of airbrush at Los Angeles Trade Technical College
1965: attended an art course at the New School for Social Research with Anthony Tony, New York City, NY


1999- 2001: Drawing and Paintings at CK Tiffins, Medford, OR
1997: two month show on the walls of the Arts Council of Southern Oregon, Medford, OR
1996: Landscape Paintings at the Key of C Coffee Shop, Ashland, OR
1995: Landscape Paintings at The Jega Gallery Annex, Ashland, OR
1992: Paintings and Drawings at Art Elements Gallery, Ashland, OR
1988: Drawings at the Brucheon School, West Los Angeles, CA
1981: Retrospective Show of Paintings, Drawings and Photographs: at the artist’s studio and home, Venice, CA
1976 and 1974: Paintings, Drawings and Photographs at the Seventh Street Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
1972: Paintings and Drawings at the Tulare County Art Museum, Visalia, CA
1970: Paintings at Art Center College of Design, Los Angeles, CA


2003: Group Show at the Nuwandart Gallery, Ashland, OR
2002: Crater Lake Centennial Show at the Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, OR
2002: Crater Lake Centennial Show at the Rim, Community House Museum, Crater Lake. OR
2001: Group Drawing Show : Halls of Catie Levitt’s Studio Building, for 1st Friday Ashland, OR
1994: Artist-of-the -Month: Rogue Gallery of Art, Medford, OR

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