Arts Council of Southeast Missouri

Second Place Award in the Fredonia Annual Area Artist Exhibit

My painting Confident Lamb received the second place award in the 2015 Stone House Gallery Fredonia Arts Council's Annual Area Artist Exhibit!  This is my third show award this year (I also received Best in Show at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri's Wild Things national juried exhibition and a Merit Award in the Artists of Northwest Arkansas's 21st Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition).

Aspire Magazine Coverage on Summer Achievements

The University of Saint Mary not only issued a press release a little over a month ago on my summer exhibitions and awards, but also just published an article about it in the Fall 2015 issue of Aspire Magazine.

University of Saint Mary News Release

My university, the University of Saint Mary, recently issued this news release on several of my accomplishments this summer:

USM Art Program Director Honored for Her Impressive Work

8/17/2015 12:00:00 AM
(Leavenworth, Kan.)—The University of Saint Mary Art Program Director Shelby Prindaville was recently chosen by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to be one of only three featured tour artists within Art Works for Change’s new exhibition, “Footing the Bill: Art and Our Ecological Footprint,” for her extraordinary work capturing the beauty and frailty of the natural world. The subjects of both her painting and sculpture work encourage humanity to appreciate all creatures in nature—large and small—and reflect on our connection to them. The WWF is the world’s leading conservation organization, dedicated to conserving nature and addressing its most pressing threats.  

Art Works for Change’s “Footing the Bill: Art and Our Ecological Footprint” exhibition highlights our urgent need to live sustainably—choosing wisely how and where to use Earth’s finite resources. Prindaville was one of only 28 artists selected for the curated international exhibition. The exhibit is accessible online at Art Works for Change is a nonprofit organization creating contemporary art exhibitions that highlight critical social and environmental issues.

“I am beyond honored to have my works recognized by both the WWF and Art Works for Change,” said Prindaville. “I whole-heartedly support the mission of both charitable organizations, and these honors reinforce why I do what I do—to call on human reflection and influence change.”

On top of both of these impressive accomplishments, Prindaville also recently won the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri “Best in Show” for her bison painting “Confrontation.” The painting was selected by juror Ruth Ann Reese in the “Wild Things” national exhibition at the Council.  

To see her work, visit

Let's Talk Arts Interview

The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri's Let's Talk Arts series has published their interview with me!  There are two ways to view it:

I really appreciate Dr. Joni Hand's insightful questions as well as all the work the council members and staff and juror Ruth Ann Reese put into the Wild Things national juried exhibition and follow-up with me.

Best in Show Award at Wild Things National Juried Exhibition

Confrontation won the Best in Show award at the Wild Things national juried exhibition!  Though the reception and awards ceremony have already been held, you can view my pieces (Lambs in Field is also on display) at the exhibition through June 27th.  The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri is also planning on publishing an interview with me under their Let's Talk Arts series due in part to the win, so once that's published I'll put up another post with that link as well.

Wild Things National Juried Exhibition

I have two paintings in this exhibition juried by Ruth Ann Reese: Confrontation and Lambs in Field.

Exhibition Dates: June 5 – 27, 2015
Opening Reception: June 5, 2015 from 5:00 – 9:00 pm, awards announced at 6:00 pm
Exhibition Location: Gallery 100 & Lorimier Gallery at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri on 32 N. Main Street, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701