Rebekah Polly is an artist and educator from Southwest Missouri. Polly holds a BS degree in K-12 Art Education and an MA in Studio Art and Theory. Throughout her career, Polly has worked with thousands of people in a variety of art projects and programs. As an artist, she works as a painter and ceramic artist to explore concepts involving social justice, environmental issues and nature.
In her youth, Polly devoted much of her time to learning about the arts as well as nature studies and farming. Her junior portfolio gained acceptance into the Missouri Fine Arts Academy in 2000 where Polly was recognized for her work in the program at the state capital in Jefferson City.
In 2003, while a student in college, Polly became interested in writing art program curriculum and instruction and designed her first program for the Open Minds New Ideas (OMNI) Camp in Poland Spring, Maine. Polly has since designed several programs for a variety of organizations in Southwest, Missouri.
After receiving the award for Outstanding Art Education Major of the Year in 2008, Polly graduated from Southwest Baptist University and went on to teach art in public education for 7 years, earning an award for Educator of the year in 2012, while simultaneously crafting her own art education company, Artivities, in 2014.
In 2016, Polly left her career in public education, to work for her own company. Currently, Rebekah remains active in her local community and continues work from her private studio. Her paintings have been collected both in the United States and Internationally. See Curriculum Vitae