Jill Odegaard is a professor and the chair for the art department at Cedar Crest. She has an ongoing exhibition record that reaches from coast to coast and into Canada.
Ever since grade school when the art teacher brought the "art cart" to her classroom, Jill has had a strong connection to her art teachers. They served as her role models as she pursued her undergraduate and master's level degrees in art. Jill sought her M.F.A. for two reasons: first, to earn the credentials needed to teach at the college level and, second, as a way of formally committing to a life of art. Jill has been teaching at Cedar Crest College since the Fall 2000 semester.
Jill has a great deal of teaching experience beyond her years at Cedar Crest. She also served as an art instructor at Minnesota State University at Moorhead, Minn.; as adjunct faculty in the Interior Design Department of North Dakota State University; and as a visiting artist at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland. She has taught workshops at the Women's Studio Workshop in Rosendale, N.Y.
Industry Expertise (4)
Areas of Expertise (6)
Merit Scholarship, Honourable Mention (professional)
Awarded by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
Minneapolis College of Art and Design: M.F.A., Fine Arts
Minnesota State University - Moorhead: B.F.A., Fine Arts
- Foundations in Art Theory and Education (FATE) : Member
- Member of the College Art Association
Media Appearances (2)
Help weave a community at Allentown Art Museum
The Morning Call online
Try your hand at weaving and become a part of a community art project Sunday, Feb. 1 at the Allentown Art Museum. The museum is kicking off "Woven Welcome," a project that utilizes weaving as a way to connect individuals and groups through the creative process. Looms will be set up inside the museum and organizer Jill Odegaard will help visitors weave bracelets or rug segments that will be part of larger work to be displayed at the museum this summer...
Local poet, artist collaborate to create incantation bowls
Park Rapids Enterprise online
A chance connection at the 2013 Governor’s Fishing Opener in Park Rapids led to their exhibition at Cedar Crest College. Fellow artist Jill Odegaard, who has ties to Park Rapids, organized the community wide carpet weaving project for the fishing opener’s festivities. She’s also an art professor and department chair at Cedar Crest...
Event Appearances (1)
Community Engagement Project
Indiemade Craft Market Allentown, Penn.
- Workshop Leader