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Christine Simoneau Hales Bio/CV

           Christine Simoneau Hales


Christine Hales, portrait photo
Christine Hales, BFA, MS


2016-2017   Icon Commission of five contemporary saints for Seattle Washington Episcopal Church

2017 Christ Pantocrator Icon for Sanctuary Door, Elizabeth Ann Seton High School in Seattle Washington

2016 Most Holy Redeemer Mausoleum, RCDA Albany, NY, two 8’ x 4’’ Icons of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha and Isaac Jogues

2014-2015     Saint Vincent’s Church, Albany, NY Eight, 4’x3’ panels of eight saints; Saints Francis, Rose of Lima, Pope John xxIII, Vincent de Paul, Elizabeth Ann Seton, Louise de Marillac, Kateri Tekakwitha,Dorothy Day, for the Altar Piece

2015   Graymoor Monastery, Garrison, NY, Two Patron Saint Icons , Mother Lurana White, and Father Paul Wattson, in Egg Tempera 8’ x 4 ‘ panels

2008   St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Catskill, NY Stations of the Cross Icons

2001 Christ the King Spiritual Life Center, Greenwich, NY, Christ the Healer Icon

2010     Grace Church, Waterford, NY, Stations of the Cross Icons



Citibank, San Diego, CA

TRW, Cleveland, Ohio

Guideposts, Carmel, NY

Sands Hotel, Hollywood, FL

Hunnewell, Boston, MA


2002 Berkshire UFSD Multimedia Mural, Arts In Education Grant, Greene County Council on the Arts, NYFA

2000 Bedford Village Elementary School, Millennium Mural, Boces Artist in Residence Program

1999 Pelham Middle School, Millennium Mural, BOCES Artist in Residence Program

1997 Ridgeway Elementary School, Ridgeway, NY Public Mural, BOCES Artist in Residence Program

1997 PS1 Help Project Samaritan, Garden Murals, Bronx, NY

1982 Victory in Christ Church, Brooklyn, NY , Altarpiece


 2015 McDaris Fine Art, Hudson, NY

2014 Beauregard Fine Art, Rumson, NJ

2012 Gallery 212, Bristol, England

2009 Visions Gallery, Albany, NY

2009 Stone Church Gallery, Bellows Falls, VT

2008 Chapel and Cultural Center, RPI, Troy, NY

2005 Houghton College, Houghton, NY

2004 University of New England, Biddeford, ME

2004 Greymoor SPIRITUAL LIFE CENTER, Garrison, NY

2003 Visions Art Gallery, Albany, NY

2003 Mariandale Retreat Center, Ossining, NY

2002 Visions Art Gallery, Albany, NY

2001 ADD Gallery, Hudson, NY

2001 Artsforum Gallery, NY, NY

1998 Galeria Boriken, Rhinebeck, NY

1997 School House Galleries, Croton Falls, NY

1996 Kelmscott Gallery, Cold Spring, NY

1996 College of New Rochelle, Castle Gallery

1996 Benny Smith Gallery, Cold Spring, NY

1995 Wooster Community Art Center, Ridgefield, CT

1993 Art & Business Showcase, Yorktown, NY

1992 Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY

1990 Garrison Art Center, Garrison, NY


2016 Sarasota Art Center “Meaning in Art”

2016 Anna Maria Island Artists Guild   Exhibiton

2015 Chatham Bookstore, Chatham, NY

2015 Trees & Sky at CCCA Gallery, Hudson, NY

2015 Red Raven Art Gallery, Lancaster, PA

2015 18th Juried Show, Hudson Opera House, Hudson NY

2014 “Faces” CCCA Pop Up Gallery, Hudson NY

2014 Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY Faculty/Student Exhibition

2014 St. Gregory’s Church, Woodstock, NY Icon Exhibition

2013 Slate Museum, Granville, NY Icon Exhibition

2012-2013 Woodstock Artists Association Museum. Small works show 3 different shows

2013 Windows on Heaven, Nail on the Wall Gallery, Metuchen, NJ

2009 Roberts Wesleyan University, Rochester, NY

2009 Visions Gallery, Albany, NY

2004 State House, Augusta, ME, Maine Arts Council

2003 Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Ga

2003 Concordia University, Austin, TX

2002 Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Ga

1998   Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

1997 Westchester Art Center, White Plains, NY

1996 Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY

1995 Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY

1994 Peekskill Art Center, Peekskill, NY

1993 Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, NY

1992 Putnam Arts Council, Mahopac, NY

1991 University of North Carolina, Winston-Salem, NC

1990 Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

1990 Museum of the Hudson Highlands, Cornwall, NY

1989 Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

1989 Poughkeepsie Science & Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

1988 Cork Gallery, Lincoln Center, NY, NY

1987 CBA Theatre Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

1984 National Academy of Art & Design, Fifth Ave. NY, NY



The New Renaissance, Revival in Christian Contemporary Art, Christine Hales   Published 2009

New York Times, June 30, 1996 Vivien Raynor, “Two Shows, One pulsing with Color, One Studying Nature”

Hudson Valley Magazine June 1996, Masterpieces

Reporter Dispatch, Mahopac, NY September 1995 “Exhibit Probes Mind and Spirit”

Putnam Courier Trader, Cold Spring, NY, March 1994


 2015 Founded American Association of Iconographers

2016, 2015 Community Arts Grant, Greene County Council of Arts

2011 Ordained non denominational Minister, Global Awakening

2005 Art Therapy Certification Board and NY State License, ATR-BC

2005 Artist in Residence Houghton College, Rochester, NY

2004 GIG Grant, Maine Commission on Art

2002 Artist in Residence Grant, Greene County Council on the Arts, Catskill, NY

2001, 1999 International Artist Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnston, VT

1994 Fourth Annual Hudson Valley Painting Exhibition: First Prize, Painting

1992 Putnam Arts Council, Mahopac, NY Best in Show Award, Painting

1989 Poughkeepsie Art & Science Center, Hudson, Valley: First Prize Painting

1984 National Academy of Art & Design, NY, NY: Printmaking Award

1978 Nantucket Arts Council, Nantucket, MA, CETA, Grant

1977 Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA: Outstanding Achievement in Painting


2011 Florence Academy of Art, Florence, Italy

2011 Iconography study with Stephan Rene, London, UK

2004 Prosopon School of Iconology

2005 Nuns of New Skete Iconography Study

2006 Iconographers Tour of Russia

1998 College of New Rochelle, NY, M.S. Art Therapy

1996   St. George des Gardes, France, Icon study Introduction

1981 Massachusetts College of Art Boston, MA BFA

1984 Art Students League, NY, NY, Raphael Soyer

1984-1989 National Academy of Art & Design, Printmaking

1978-2015 Ballet and Modern Dance, Alvin Ailey, Joffrey, School of American Ballet, Merce Cunningham, Broadway Dance, Marcus McGregor


2002-Present: Teaching Icon Classes and Retreats, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Albany, Holy Cross Monastery, West Park, NY, St. James Church, Madison Ave, New York, NY, Ghost Ranch, Aibiquu,NM

1999-2003   Berkshire Jr. & Sr. High School, Canaan, NY; Art Therapist

1995-2008   Artist in Residence Program, N. Westchester BOCES

1999-2002   Angel Hill Wellness Center, Spencertown, NY, Private Practice Art Therapy

1996-1998   SPARC Yorktown, NY, Art Therapist for Developmentally Disabled Adults

1996-1998 Green Chimneys, Brewster, NY Art Therapy Intern

1993-1995 Northern Westchester Ctr for the Arts, Mt. Kisko, NY Taught Watercolor

1995 Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Ave, Bronx, NY Artist Led Tours


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