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 from 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 then received her Bachelor of Science degree (1973) and her Masters in Art Education (1977) from Ball State University.


“Show Whites”

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.

2021 MAG Annual Show Award Recipient


Zzzzz, Photography

1st Place 

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Frottage Collage of Masks, Drawing

3rd Place - Photo Pending

Canoeing on the White River, Photography

Honorable mention 

2020 MAG Annual Show Award Recipient

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Rough Around- Acrylics

Honorable Mention

Out of Control - Mixed Media

1st Place and Merchant Award