Podcast Episode 162: Sheila Oliveira

Welcome, Sheila Oliveira who earned her Bachelor’s & Master’s in Studio Art from the Department of Graphic Design at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She was granted a teaching assistantship and remained at the University on the adjunct faculty of the CVPA teaching analog and digital photography for over 20 years.

Sheila Oliveira took digital design courses at Mount Ida College for several years. She served as President and Curator of the Greater Fall River Art Association for ten years. During her tenure, she documented and recorded the WPA artwork collection. Her recent public art projects include Joe Rapoza & Friends, the Sarah Anna Lewis portraits in the Fall River Public Library’s permanent collection, the Elizabeth Buffum Chace portrait in oil at the Historic Fiske House, an Underground Railroad Station in Fall River, Massachusetts,  and the Henry Martyn Robert at Historic Steeple First Baptist Church, New Bedford, Massachusetts,

The Artist Index co-founder and host, Ron Fortier, talks to Sheila Oliveira about her background, passion for art, and rise as an established artist. The Artists Index continues using Zoom and occasionally at our studio at the Spectrum Marketing Group in Howland Place in New Bedford to accommodate our guests’ schedules and to allow them to remain in the comfort of their homes and especially for those who no longer live in the South Coast of Massachusetts.

The whole concept of The Artists Index and our journey is still in the making and very organic. If you would like to be a guest or, have a suggestion, please let us know!


Sheila Oliveira 
Westport, MA 02790


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