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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

1989-2004    

Adjunct Professor of Elementary and Secondary Education, Dept. of Art Education, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

 

1999, 2000   

Visiting Artist Program,  Palatine High School

1994

Evaluator, AIC Museum Education Program for Artists and Educators, "Nature, Society and Spirit: Art Across Time and Culture"

 

1989-92

Curriculum Development for Artists and Educators, Western State College (Summers) Gunnison, Colorado

 

1989-2004

Art History Reader-Consultant, ETS AP Program, Princeton, N.J.

 

1990-1991     

Illinois Summer School Pilot Program: Interdisciplinary Arts for the Talented, Bloomington, Illinois Consultant, City of Highland Park Mural Project

 

1992

Lecturer/Visiting Artist for BASIC, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

 

1989-1992     

Art Consultant, Township High School District 113, Highland Park High School

 

1991

Art Consultant: Francis Parker High School Interdisciplinary Art Program

 

1990

Visiting Professor, Western State College, Gunnison, Colorado

 

1990

Teacher/Head, Illinois Summer School for the Gifted in the Arts, Bloomington, Il.

 

1957-1989

Art Instructor, Department Chair, 1957-1960; Chair, Fine Arts Dept., 1960- 1980; Chair and Developer of "Focus on the Arts" Festival, 1967-1981. Introduced and supervised Artist-in-Residence program and "Star Series," 1960-1967

 

1978-1988

Instructor, "Program Development and Grantsmanship," Columbia College Master's Program in  Interdisciplinary Arts

 

1985

Workshop:"The House As an Art Form", Bemiss Art Center, Colorado Springs Colorado

 

1979

Paper Making Workshop, City of Crested Butte, Colorado

 

1975

Lecturer, Highland Park Library; Northwestern University Design Class; MCA Docent In-Service

 

1974-1975     

Built unique sculpture house from recycled material and local resources, Crested Butte, Colorado. Documented on HGTV "Extreme Homes"

 

1969, 1970

Instructor, Young Artist's School, School of the Art Institute of Chicago in  Instructor/leader Highland Park High School Humanities Study Tour of Europe and Greece.

 

1971, 1972

Instructor, Experimental Summer Art Program, Northern Illinois University (Summers ) in Colorado (Summers) Colorado, "The Artist in His Community"

1968-1970

Resident Artist-costume designer, Sybil Shearer Dance Company

 

1970

Consultant, Children's Press Art Books; "CEMREL" Visiting Artist Publication Consultant, Granite City High School

 

 

EDUCATION

 

1989               

Parson's School of Design, Summer Program in Africa

 

1987               

Harvard University, Summer Program:Art History, Writing for the Arts

 

1976, 1986, 1985 

Western State College, Gunnison, Colorado

 

1951-1961      

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

 

1958               

University of Mexico

 

1957

St. John's College, Great Books European Study Program

 

1948-1949      

University of Illinois, M.A.

 

1945-1948      

University of Illinois, B.A. (Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude)

 

1945               

Northwestern University

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Articles included in:

 

"Exemplary Programs in Art Education", USOE

 

"Secondary Art Programs", NAEA

 

"Dialogue Magazine", NAEA, "Arts and Social Change"

 

"North Shore Art League Bulletin" , "Toward a Renewed Interest in Art Appreciation"

 

IAEA "Directions", "Major Needs in Art Education"

 

IOE,"Extended Arts Instruction Component of the State Arts Plan." Also on editorial staff (1979)

 

New Mexican Newspaper, Santa Fe, Art Reviews 1980-1981

 

Included in "Who's Who in American Women", "Who's Who of International Women", "Who's

Who of American Artists."

 

 

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITIONS

 

Lebeznik Art Center, Michigan City, Indiana, National juried competition,”Mapping and Boundaries”, 2017

 

Rockford Art Museum Midwestern Biennial, 2014

 

Hanga-Ten, Tokyo National Museum, 2012

 

Pilzn Museum Biennale Drawing International Drawing Competition, 2004, 2006

 

2007, included in "Best of the Biennale" travelling exhibit

 

Suburban Fine Arts Center, National Exhibit of Beaded Art, 1999

Midwest Artists for Peace, U of Chicago, 1967

 

Minneapolis Art Institute, 1964

 

Fort Wayne Art Museum, “Spectrum” 1963

 

St. Paul National Drawing Show, 1962

 

Chicago and Vicinity Show of the Art Institute of Chicago (Eisendrath Award for Painting) 1958,  1959 to 1963

 

Sun-Times Drawing Show, 1960, 1961

Denver Art Museum, 1958, 1959

Cincinnati Art Museum Drawing Show 1958

Hyde Park Art Center Competition, 1957-1958

WORK IN ART COLLECTIONS

 

Constantine Sylvestri Collection, Paris

 

Milton Hebald, Rome/USA

 

Mr. and Mrs. Chan, Chinese Consul to Mexico City

 

Permanent Art Collections:  Highland Park High School (Purchase Award, Art Institute  Associates); Lake Forest

 

Schools (Paul McCurry Purchase Award, 1958, 1960); Evanston High School; Deerfield High School; Southwest

 

Texas State University (Purchase Award); Oak Park-River Forest High School,

 

Southern Indiana Univ.Permanent Art Collection

 

Alverno College, Milwaukee 1970 Purchase Award

 

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

2010,2011   

Juror, North Shore Art League Student Art Show

2007-2008  

Juror, National Association of Fine Arts(selection of presidential scholars in the visual arts)

 

2006            

Juror, Annual Student Exhibit, Lecture: Univ. of So. Indiana

 

2005            

Presenter, Il. Arts Education Association Conference

 

1989-2004   

Reader, AP Art History Program, ETS

 

1995-1997   

Board of Advisors, Ragdale Executive Residence in Creativity Program

 

1994-1996   

Board Member, Columbia College, Papermaking-Books Program

 

1993             

Distinguished Art Educator Award IAEA

 

1991             

Distinguished Service Award in the Arts, City of Highland Park

 

1991             

Presenter, NAEA National Conference, Chicago, Illinois

 

1990-1995    

Advisory Board, Crested Butte Center for the Arts

 

1990             

Presenter, NAEA National Conference, Kansas City, Missouri

 

1989-1991    

Exhibits representative, Sister Cities Commission of Highland Park-Ferrara, Italy

 

1989-1990    

Advisory Board, Highland Park Suburban Fine Arts Center

 

1990-1992    

Project Director, National Endowment for the Arts Sculpture Project for Highland Park (awarded to Peter Voulkos)

 

1985, 1989   

Steering Committee Member. Developed Visual Arts curriculum, Illinois High

 

1990             

School for the Talented in Arts

 

1989             

Consultant, HPHS, "Art at Your Service"

 

1989             

Presenter, "China Through the Eyes of An Artist," HP Library

 

1965-1988    

Chair of Highland Park Fine Arts Commission.

 

1980             

Art critic: New Mexican News, Santa Fe, N.M.

 

1979             

Editorial Board, writer, Il. Arts Yearbook, "Arts in Education"

 

1978-1983    

Art Consultant:  U.S.Office of Education; Illinois Office of Education (Art in the Schools Programs and Humanities Program Development)

 

1977             

Consultant, CEMREL, Artists' Programs publications

 

1975-1976    

President, Illinois Art Education Association

 

1974-1977    

National Chair, Secondary Art Division of NAEA; NAEA Board of Directors

 

1975             

Lecturer: Art Institute Associates in Glen Ellyn, Oak Park, St. Charles

 

1974             

Chair, Illinois State Conference, IAEA

 

1972-1992    

Illinois Arts Council Advisory Panel on Visual Artsd

 

1970             

Art Consultant: development of AP Art History Exam, Princeton ETS

                      Member, Future Planning Committee Ravinia Festival

 

 

EXHIBITS

2018             

“88th Member’s Exhibitio”, The Arts Club of CHI

2017

One person exhibit, “At 90: New and Re-New”, Bridgeport Art Center Gallery

 

2016

Invitational exhibit, “Future Presence”, Southern Indiana University, Evansville

 

2016             

One person exhibit, "The Present Future", Bridgeport Art Center Gallery

 

2015             

John David Mooney International Gallery Invitational, "Visionary Art"

 

2014

Cliff Dweller's Gallery

 

2013

Lucille Lucas Gallery, Gunnison, Colorado

 

2013,2007   

Invitational exhibit, Crested Butte Center for the Arts

 

2007             

Traveling Exhibit of Pilzn International Bienale Drawings:Italy,Spain,England, U.S.A. ("Best of the Bienale")

 

2004 , 2006  

Pilzn Museum, Czechoslovakia, International Bienale Drawing Exhibit

 

2004             

Crested Butte Center for the Arts, Co.,"John David Mooney Sculpture and Ruth Esserman Paintings and Drawings"

 

1964-2017    

Arts Club of Chicago Professional Member's Exhibit

 

2002-2005    

Artists' Month Exhibit, Bridgeport Galleries

 

2002             

Chicago School of Professional Psychology, "Time/Timelessness"

 

2002             

Liberman Gallery Exhibit, Geneva, Illinois

 

2001             

Suburban Fine Arts Center National Juried Exhibit, "12x12"

                      NAEA National  Juried Electronic Exhibit

 

2000             

Crested Butte Center for the Arts, "Wish You Were Here", Invitational Exhibit of  Postcard Art."

 

1999,2000    

IAEA Juried Electronic Gallery (First Award)

 

2003-05

 

1999             

Crested Butte Center for the Arts, Western Slope Festival Exhibit

 

1998 (Oct.-Nov.) 

Fermilab Gallery, Batavia, Illinois, "Mythic Time"

 

1998(March) 

Harper College:"The Architecture of Mythmaking", exhibit and lecture for Women in Art History Month.

 

1998-2002    

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, "Bare Walls," invitational participatory event

 

1998-2000    

Palatine High School, Visiting Artist Exhibit

 

1997             

Focus on the Arts Exhibit, Highland Park

Pak Studio Gallery, One Woman Exhibit

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, "Variations on a Theme"

 

1996-1998    

Themes Gallery, Newport, Rhode Island

 

1996 (May)   

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, "Journey to Health", Journal and Drawings

1994,1996    

NAB Gallery Group Show, "1117 Pak"

1993             

Faculty Exhibit, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

1993             

Columbia College, "Travel Sketch Books",including work done in Europe, Mexico,  Japan, Okinawa, Thailand, Africa (Ivory Coast), China, Bangkok, Bali, Morocco,

North Pueblo Indians of the Southwest

1991

Tambra Gallery, Salem, Oregon, Drawing Exhibit

1991             

Parson's School of Design, NYC, "Artist Sketchbooks"(African Drawings)

 

1990 (May)  

20th Anniversary Exhibit of Sybil Shearer Dance Company Drawings at Shearer Dance Studio, Northbrook, Illinois (January)  Gunnison Valley Juried Artist's Exhibit, Crested Butte Center for the Arts

                     Noyes Cultural Center, Evanston, "12 Former Students of Paul Wieghardt"

1989(Dec.)  

Strel-Hillerman Residence Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico,"Paintings/Drawings"

 

1988            

Exhibit Sponsored by City of Crested Butte

 

1988-1991  

Laurel Seth Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

 

1988           

Fort Sumner National Monument, New Mexico Museum, "Assemblages"

Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, "Artists for Peace Awareness" invitational

 

1983, 1986 

Anderton Gallery Crested Butte, Colorado

 

1983   

Wilmette Library Gallery

 

1982           

Western State College Gallery, Gunnison, Co., "Recent Paintings and Drawings"

                   Evanston Public Library

1981           

Evanston Art Center, "Prints and Drawings of Ruth Esserman and Tom Giuliano"

 

1980           

Jacksonville, Florida Statewide Arts Festival sponsored by Fla. State Office of

                    Education, One Woman Exhibit

 

1979           

Collector's Showcase Gallery

 

1978           

Center for the Arts, Crested Butte, Co., "Women in the Arts"

 

1977           

Loyola University Gallery, One Woman Exhibit

Southwest Texas State University, One Woman Exhibit

 

1971           

Deerfield High School Purchase Award

 

1970           

Evanston Public Library

 

1970’s         

Exhibited and Represented by Ruth Volid Gallery

 

1969           

National College, Evanston, Sybil Shearer Drawings

 

1968-1970  

Resident artist, Sybil Shearer Dance Company

 

1968           

Chicago Artists' Response Exhibit

 

1967           

Midwest Artists for Peace, University of Chicago

 

1964-1974  

Fort Wayne, Indiana Art Museum

 

1963           

New Trier High School Gallery

1963           

St. Paul National Drawing Show

Ruth Volid Gallery

 

1963           

Dunes Art Foundation

1963           

Fifth Army Headquarters

 

1963           

Spectrum, Juried Exhibit

 

1961           

McKerr Observatory Gallery

 

1960           

Deerpath Art League, Lake Forest, Purchase Award

 

1960           

Old Orchard Invitational, 2nd Prize, Painting

 

1959           

Key Club Chicago

 

1959           

Farm Art Studio

 

1959-1960  

Evanston Art Festival, cash award, Best Exhibit

 

1958-1960  

Chicago and Vicinity Show, AIC, (Eisendrath Award for Painting)

 

1957           

Evanston Art Center

 

1957-1970  

Art Institute of Chicago Rental and Sales Gallery