Education My under graduate degree is from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and post graduate degrees are from the University of Illinois, Champaign, and Michigan State University, East Lansing.
As an Arts Educator I created educational materials at CEMREL, Inc. a national research and development laboratory, directed a NEA Artist-In-Residence program, taught visual art at Chicago State University and was the Executive Director of the Illinois Alliance of Arts Education. As a Professional Artist I have received many awards including the Dick Blick purchase prize, Best of Show All Florida Exhibition Boca Raton Museum of Art and Best of Show Kathryn Butler Gallery, and my work is represented in many private collections. My artwork was on the cover of Kravis Center for the Arts’ Playbill Cover, on the wall of the Palm Beach International Airport, and paintings were featured in A Walk Into Abstraction, ebook, Vol. #6 by Sue St. John. The most recent Solo, Two Person and Special Exhibitions include:
2020 Visual Dynamics, Sandhill Crane Clubhouse, Palm Beach, FL 2019 Artists of Art Salon, Invitational, Armory Art Center, Palm Beach FL 2018 Window Instillation, Emerge Gallery, Saugerties, NY 2017 Palm Beach State College, The Good Earth, Palm Beach, FL ArtExpo, Mindscapes, DH Gallery of International Artists, NYC Art Basel, Spectrum, Art Vessels, Miami FL 2016 Art Spectrum at Art Basel, DH Gallery of International Artists, Miami, FL 2015 Chicago Cultural Center, Solo Show, Renaissance Gallery, IL 2014 Palm Beach City Hall, The Good Earth, Palm Beach, FL 2012 Highland Beach Library, Images of the Mind, FL 2011 Highland Beach Library, the Good Earth , FL 2006 Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Samyrna Beach, FL
Gallery representation: Florida ArtCraft, St. Petersburg, FL Boca Raton Museum, Artist Guild, Boca FL Marco Island Historical Museum, Gift Shop Curly Tale and Perfect Pear, Chicago, 2009 – 15
AWARDS AND PRIZES 2020-2005 Nathan D. Rosen Gallery, Envisioning Miracles, Second Place Painting Boca Raton Museum Artist Guild, Third Place Sculpture National Association of Women Artists, Small Works Show, Third Place Sculpture Beamesderfer Gallery, Real and Unreal, Honorable Mention, Painting Nathan D. Rosen Gallery, Biennial Exhibition, First Place Sculpture National Association of Women Artist, Small Works Show, First Place Sculpture Marco Island Center for the Arts, NAWA, FL Third Place Coral Springs Museum, FL, NAWA, Visual Contrast, Honarble Mention St. Augustine Art Gallery, FL, FLAG, Fonchen Award Lighthouse Art Center, Tequesta FL, Best in Show Coral Springs Museum, FL, NAWA, Visual Contrasts, Second Place Chicago Cultural Center, Later Impressions, Award of Excellence Palm Beach City Hall, FL, GardenArts, NAWA, Second Place Village Studio Show, NAWA, FL, Third Place Coral Springs Museum, Boca Raton Artist Guild, Third Place Sopra Show, Boca Raton, Artist Guild, Third Place 58 All Florida Exhibition, Boca Raton Art Museum, Best of Show 4th Annual National Katharine Butler Gallery, Sarasota, First Place Artist Guild Gallery, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Sculpture 1st Place Artist Guild Gallery, Boca Raton Museum of Art, FL, 3rd Place Kravis Center for Performing Arts, Palm Beach, Oct. Playbill Cover Northern Trust Bank, NAWA, FL Honorable Mention Armory Show, NAWA, FL, Honorable Mention Hare Gallery, Northwood U., NAWA FL, First Place Coral Springs Center, Boca Artists Guild, Honorable Mention Armory Show, West Palm Beach FL, NAWA FL, Best of Show The Artist Guild Gallery, Boca Raton Museum of Art, FL, Second Place Stuart Court House Art Center, FL, Honorable Mention The Artist Guild Gallery, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Honorable Mention West Palm Beach City Hall, NAWA, FL, Third Place St. Louis Artists Guild, St. Louis, Mo. Kamberg, Memorial Prize Coral Springs, Boca Raton Artists Guild, Third Place Galesburg Art Center, Galesburg IL, Dick Blick, Purchase Prize
STATE, NATIONAL, AND MUSEUM JURIED SHOWS 2020 - 2005 Coral Springs Museum, Inspired By Exhibition, FL Marco Island Historical Museum, MS Conceptions, FL Armory Center for the Arts, NAWA, National Competition, Palm Beach FL Coral Springs Museum, Day Dreamer, Exhibition, FL Court House Cultural Center, 29th Annual All FL Show, Martin County, FL Coral Springs Museum, FLAG Versage Exhibition, FL Lord and Andre Gallery, Big Action in Small Spaces, New Rochelle, NY Lighthouse Art Center, Elegant Threads, Tequesta FL All Florida Arts, Martin County, Sturat, FL. FL Watercolor Society, Webber Ballery, College of Central FL, Ocala, FL Lighthouse Gallery, Contempo, Tequesta, FL Palm Beach International Airport, FL, Art in Public Spaces Nathan Rosen Museum, Biennial Juried Show, JCC, Boca Raton, FL (2016, 14, 12) LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts, FLAG, Tallahassee, FL 62 Annual FL Juried Competition, Boca Raton Art Museum, FL Rossetti Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL Summer Heat IV (2013, 11) Armory Center, Palm, Beach, FL, WITVA Juried Exhibition Armory Center for the Arts, FL, NAWA, National Competition Selby Gallery, Ringling School of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL Sopa Gallery, Boca Raton Artist Guild, FL Chicago Cultural Center, IL, Renaissance Gallery, Seniors Network Cornell Museum, FLAG Exhibit, Delray. FL Boca Raton Museum of Art, Artist Guild Biennial Exhibition, FL 5th Annual National Katharine Butler Gallery, Sarasota, FL ARC Gallery at the Museum of Science and Industry, Tampa, FL National Collage Society, Mason Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, GA International Colored Pencil Society, Los Gatos Museum, CA National Association of Women Artists 20th Annual Exhibion, NYC National Collage Society, Longmont Museum, CO Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, FLAG, Tarpon Springs, FL International Colored Pencil Society, Seattle, WA Boca Raton Museum of Art, Artist Guild Biennial Exhibition, FL Rockford Midwestern Exhibition, Rockford Art Museum, IL
Publication A Walk Into Abstraction, ebook, V0l. #6 by Susan St. John, 2 painting narrative