Chicqiela (Chic) Elbert-Velazco
"Art should be unique and a reflection of an artist's personal eccentricities and cultural influences.”
Chicqiela (Chic) is a retired art teacher at Anderson Community School Corporation 1976 - 2006 and was also a substitute art teacher at Anderson University as an adjunct professor.
Her art studio is located in her home in rural Alexandria, Indiana. Much of her work is influenced by her rural surroundings. She has won many grants and awards in Indiana Art shows.
Her work includes drawing, painting, printmaking, and lampwork glass beads and has received creative grants from Eli Lilly Teacher Creativity Grants; Cultural Studies (1995) and Printmaking (2005).
She attended Wes-Del High School in Gaston, IN the received her Bachelor of Science degree (1973) and her Masters in Art Education (1977) from Ball State University.
Pencil drawing of Saneen dairy goats in a showmanship class at the Indiana State Fair. Within 2 years it was accepted in several Indiana shows and won cash awards for drawing in the Hoosier Salon and at the State Fair.
2019 MAG Annual Show Award Recipient
Udder Joy - First Place, Drawing.