Theresa Polley-Shellcroft

Theresa Polley-Shellcroft

Theresa Shellcroft earned a Bachelor of Science degree, an Art Education and Masterof Arts, and a Fine Arts degree. Her Post grad studies include African/African AmericaArt, History and Culture. She is the Founder and President of tps Creative Expressions,Inc, and she is listed as the Who’s Who Among American Women and the Who’s WhoAmong America’s Teachers. She is also a former Mentor Teacher and Mentor Chair forthe Hesperia School District and has earned numerous awards and recognitions locallyand state wide.Theresa was born and raised in Huntington WV by a loving family and lovingcommunity… Theresa says, ”I am a village raised child.” She began drawing her storiesat a very early age, (4–5 years old). Her works, paintings and fiber arts, have shown allover the country, from galleries in the SOHO/Chelsea art district of New York City tosmaller galleries around the United States. Her quilt from the “Threads of Faith”Exhibition with Carolyn Mazloomi (Women of Color Quilters Network) and the AmericanBible Society of New York, “The Annunciation…Be It Unto Me” is part of the permanentcollection of the Anacostia Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.Other quilted projects are in the collection of the National Afro-American Museum atWilberforce, Ohio, and the University of Michigan, African American Quilt collection.She is the proud great grand-daughter of Henry Clay Still, who fought in the Civil War(1861-1865) and Peyton Polley of Southern, Ohio (featured on PBS “Finding OurRoots”). The Polley family recently settled the longest Run Away Slave Case in theUnited States after 162 years.Theresa is a breast cancer survivor. Theresa says, “I was born to be an artist... There isno doubt in my mind, my heart or my spirit."

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