Adjunct Professor of Elementary and Secondary Education, Dept. of Art Education, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Visiting Artist Program, Palatine High School
Evaluator, AIC Museum Education Program for Artists and Educators, "Nature, Society and Spirit: Art Across Time and Culture"
Curriculum Development for Artists and Educators, Western State College (Summers) Gunnison, Colorado
Art History Reader-Consultant, ETS AP Program, Princeton, N.J.
Illinois Summer School Pilot Program: Interdisciplinary Arts for the Talented, Bloomington, Illinois Consultant, City of Highland Park Mural Project
Lecturer/Visiting Artist for BASIC, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Art Consultant, Township High School District 113, Highland Park High School
Art Consultant: Francis Parker High School Interdisciplinary Art Program
Visiting Professor, Western State College, Gunnison, Colorado
Teacher/Head, Illinois Summer School for the Gifted in the Arts, Bloomington, Il.
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
Instructor, "Program Development and Grantsmanship," Columbia College Master's Program in Interdisciplinary Arts
Workshop:"The House As an Art Form", Bemiss Art Center, Colorado Springs Colorado
Paper Making Workshop, City of Crested Butte, Colorado
Lecturer, Highland Park Library; Northwestern University Design Class; MCA Docent In-Service
Built unique sculpture house from recycled material and local resources, Crested Butte, Colorado. Documented on HGTV "Extreme Homes"
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.
Instructor, Experimental Summer Art Program, Northern Illinois University (Summers ) in Colorado (Summers) Colorado, "The Artist in His Community"
Resident Artist-costume designer, Sybil Shearer Dance Company
Consultant, Children's Press Art Books; "CEMREL" Visiting Artist Publication Consultant, Granite City High School
Parson's School of Design, Summer Program in Africa
Harvard University, Summer Program:Art History, Writing for the Arts
1976, 1986, 1985
Western State College, Gunnison, Colorado
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
University of Mexico
St. John's College, Great Books European Study Program
University of Illinois, M.A.
University of Illinois, B.A. (Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude)
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
Juror, North Shore Art League Student Art Show
Juror, National Association of Fine Arts(selection of presidential scholars in the visual arts)
Juror, Annual Student Exhibit, Lecture: Univ. of So. Indiana
Presenter, Il. Arts Education Association Conference
Reader, AP Art History Program, ETS
Board of Advisors, Ragdale Executive Residence in Creativity Program
Board Member, Columbia College, Papermaking-Books Program
Distinguished Art Educator Award IAEA
Distinguished Service Award in the Arts, City of Highland Park
Presenter, NAEA National Conference, Chicago, Illinois
Advisory Board, Crested Butte Center for the Arts
Presenter, NAEA National Conference, Kansas City, Missouri
Exhibits representative, Sister Cities Commission of Highland Park-Ferrara, Italy
Advisory Board, Highland Park Suburban Fine Arts Center
Project Director, National Endowment for the Arts Sculpture Project for Highland Park (awarded to Peter Voulkos)
Steering Committee Member. Developed Visual Arts curriculum, Illinois High
School for the Talented in Arts
Consultant, HPHS, "Art at Your Service"
Presenter, "China Through the Eyes of An Artist," HP Library
Chair of Highland Park Fine Arts Commission.
Art critic: New Mexican News, Santa Fe, N.M.
Editorial Board, writer, Il. Arts Yearbook, "Arts in Education"
Art Consultant: U.S.Office of Education; Illinois Office of Education (Art in the Schools Programs and Humanities Program Development)
Consultant, CEMREL, Artists' Programs publications
President, Illinois Art Education Association
National Chair, Secondary Art Division of NAEA; NAEA Board of Directors
Lecturer: Art Institute Associates in Glen Ellyn, Oak Park, St. Charles
Chair, Illinois State Conference, IAEA
Illinois Arts Council Advisory Panel on Visual Artsd
Art Consultant: development of AP Art History Exam, Princeton ETS
Member, Future Planning Committee Ravinia Festival
“88th Member’s Exhibitio”, The Arts Club of CHI
One person exhibit, “At 90: New and Re-New”, Bridgeport Art Center Gallery
Invitational exhibit, “Future Presence”, Southern Indiana University, Evansville
One person exhibit, "The Present Future", Bridgeport Art Center Gallery
John David Mooney International Gallery Invitational, "Visionary Art"
Cliff Dweller's Gallery
Lucille Lucas Gallery, Gunnison, Colorado
Invitational exhibit, Crested Butte Center for the Arts
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
Crested Butte Center for the Arts, Co.,"John David Mooney Sculpture and Ruth Esserman Paintings and Drawings"
Arts Club of Chicago Professional Member's Exhibit
Artists' Month Exhibit, Bridgeport Galleries
Chicago School of Professional Psychology, "Time/Timelessness"
Liberman Gallery Exhibit, Geneva, Illinois
Suburban Fine Arts Center National Juried Exhibit, "12x12"
NAEA National Juried Electronic Exhibit
Crested Butte Center for the Arts, "Wish You Were Here", Invitational Exhibit of Postcard Art."
IAEA Juried Electronic Gallery (First Award)
Crested Butte Center for the Arts, Western Slope Festival Exhibit
Fermilab Gallery, Batavia, Illinois, "Mythic Time"
Harper College:"The Architecture of Mythmaking", exhibit and lecture for Women in Art History Month.
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, "Bare Walls," invitational participatory event
Palatine High School, Visiting Artist Exhibit
Focus on the Arts Exhibit, Highland Park
Pak Studio Gallery, One Woman Exhibit
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, "Variations on a Theme"
Themes Gallery, Newport, Rhode Island
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, "Journey to Health", Journal and Drawings
NAB Gallery Group Show, "1117 Pak"
Faculty Exhibit, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
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
Tambra Gallery, Salem, Oregon, Drawing Exhibit
Parson's School of Design, NYC, "Artist Sketchbooks"(African Drawings)
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"
Strel-Hillerman Residence Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico,"Paintings/Drawings"
Exhibit Sponsored by City of Crested Butte
Laurel Seth Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Fort Sumner National Monument, New Mexico Museum, "Assemblages"
Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, "Artists for Peace Awareness" invitational
Anderton Gallery Crested Butte, Colorado
Wilmette Library Gallery
Western State College Gallery, Gunnison, Co., "Recent Paintings and Drawings"
Evanston Public Library
Evanston Art Center, "Prints and Drawings of Ruth Esserman and Tom Giuliano"
Jacksonville, Florida Statewide Arts Festival sponsored by Fla. State Office of
Education, One Woman Exhibit
Collector's Showcase Gallery
Center for the Arts, Crested Butte, Co., "Women in the Arts"
Loyola University Gallery, One Woman Exhibit
Southwest Texas State University, One Woman Exhibit
Deerfield High School Purchase Award
Evanston Public Library
Exhibited and Represented by Ruth Volid Gallery
National College, Evanston, Sybil Shearer Drawings
Resident artist, Sybil Shearer Dance Company
Chicago Artists' Response Exhibit
Midwest Artists for Peace, University of Chicago
Fort Wayne, Indiana Art Museum
New Trier High School Gallery
St. Paul National Drawing Show
Ruth Volid Gallery
Dunes Art Foundation
Fifth Army Headquarters
Spectrum, Juried Exhibit
McKerr Observatory Gallery
Deerpath Art League, Lake Forest, Purchase Award
Old Orchard Invitational, 2nd Prize, Painting
Key Club Chicago
Farm Art Studio
Evanston Art Festival, cash award, Best Exhibit
Chicago and Vicinity Show, AIC, (Eisendrath Award for Painting)
Evanston Art Center
Art Institute of Chicago Rental and Sales Gallery