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Curriculum Vitae

Chere Hughes



2023 Graduate Grant Writing Certification, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

2021- 2022 Candidate MFA Creative Writing program at West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buchhannon, WV

     Fiction with workshop in fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction

2008 MEd in Curriculum and Development, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

   UNLV Writing Center Tutor

2002 BFA in Photography, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

    College of Fine Art Photography Lab Aide

1991 AA in Mortuary Science, San Francisco College of Mortuary Science, San Francisco, CA

    Live-in Mortuary Apprentice at Keaton's Mortuary San Rafael, CA


Professional History:

Current-2002 Creative Writer, Visual Artist, Grant Writer & Instructional Design

     Speculative Fiction, Middle Grade Fiction, Nonfiction, Alternative (19th c.) Photographic Processes, Oil Arylic Painting,  Charcoal Pastel Drawings, Multi-Media, Claywork, Fiberwork


Current-2021 Adjunct Faculty, Ivy Tech Community College, Indianapolis, IN

     Funeral Service Education


2009-2016 Adjunct Faculty, Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN

     English, Art, Funeral Service Education


1989-1999 Northern California Bay Area Service Corp Int'l & Ouimet Bros.Concord Funeral Chapel 

     Vice President of Training, Funeral Home/Cemetery Manager, Funeral Director, Apprentice


Fiction Publications:

2021 Christmas Contest, Festive Season | Left Behind, Friday Flash Fiction, Scotland, UK

2021 100 word stories, Real Tension | Imaginary, Friday Flash Fiction, Scotland, UK


Non-Fiction Publications:

2020 Article, Key Features in No-Fear Critique, DIYMFA, Manhattan, NY

2003 Spotlight, Bridges Annual Report Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ


Solo Exhibition:

2004-06 Fireside South Artists' Community, Solo Gallery


Group Exhibitions:

2019 Autumn Art Market, Flagstaff, AZ

2018 Urban Flea Market, Flagstaff, AZ

2017 City Lights Gallery, Henderson, NV

2016 City Lights Gallery, Henderson, NV

2015 Corner Gallery, Arts Factory, Las Vegas, NV

2010 Shircliff Gallery of Art, Vincennes, IN

2005 School 30 Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

2003 Apartment Group Show, Tempe, AZ

2002 Northlight Gallery, Tempe, AZ
2002 Harry Wood Gallery, Tempe, AZ

2001 Step Gallery, Tempe, AZ



2002 Modal Existence, Northlight Gallery, Tempe, Arizona
2002 Bequeath, Reconteur series, Northlight Gallery, Tempe, Arizona



2002 Best of Show, BA/BFA Photography Exhibition, Northlight Gallery, Tempe, AZ


2018: Author's Guild

2018: Freelancer's Union

2019: Visionary Fiction Alliance

2021: Women's Fiction Writers Association

2021: Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators



2022-24 ImpactLex DSP CLS service for individuals with differences

2022 Author Wrangler-Poetry Slam Announcer-Book Setter, Kentucky Book Festival, Joseph and Beth Booksellers, Lexington, KY

2021-2022 Reader, Council of Literary Magazines and Presses Firecracker Awards, New York, NY

2018-2019 Co-coordinator for Volunteer Services at the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, Flagstaff, AZ

2009 Co-coordinator with Barry Barnes Vincennes University Student Art Club, Vincennes, IN

2008 Co-curator, Palo Verde High School Student Photography Exhibition, Las Vegas, NV

2008 Co-coordinator, Nelson, Nevada mine Field Trip, Palo Verde High School Photo Club, Las Vegas, NV

2002 Artist, "Edible Book High Tea" fundraiser edible books for donation, Tempe, AZ

2002 Co-facilitator and Artist, Collaborative Art Project with YMCA Mesa Mentoring Program, Mesa, AZ

2002 Artist's Assistant, "AH! MORDIMI!" by Professor John Risseeuw, Tempe, AZ

2001 Co-curator, "Workprints" exhibition, Tempe, AZ

2000 Docent, ASU Nelson Fine Art Museum, Tempe, AZ