My name is Tracy Conley. This is my fifteenth year teaching art at Eagle Crest Charter Academy in Holland. I teach kindergarten through 8th grade. I graduated from Western Michigan University in 1995 with a Bachelor’s in Art and an emphasis in graphic design. I have always loved drawing, painting, building and creating, even as a little girl. Along with teaching art, I paint and draw pet portraits. You can check out my art on my facebook page, monalucystudios. In June I decided to take on a new challenge. I volunteered to raise a Paws With A Cause® Puppy. Paw With A Cause® trains dogs to be Service Dogs. Traveler was picked up at 8 weeks old and I turned Traveler back into Paws With A Cause® on May 1, 2017 when she was just over one. It was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Traveler passed her first assessment so she will move on to Muskegon Prison where she's assigned to be with two inmates who will continue training her. After four months, she will come back to Paws With A Cause® and they will decide what her job will be. She will then have further training and be matched with a client or could be a breeding stock dog. Although it was heartbreaking to turn Traveler in, I know her story is just beginning and I can't wait to see what her future holds. My Art Prize composition is a painting of Traveler. I took a photo of her everyday showcasing her growth, patience, love and time it took to raise a Paws With A Cause® puppy. We were together for 326 days.
Tracy's ArtPrize Entries
These are Tracy's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Tracy's Past Work
These are images of past work that Tracy has done.