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Paula DeStefanis

Education
1985 BFA Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee WI

1985- 1987 Additional Coursework, Museum Schoool, Boston MA

Work History
2011-Present NSAA The Arts Mill-Director, Grafton WI

2000-Present North Shore Academy of the Arts-Programming Director, Grafton WI

1995-Present Paula’s Palette-Owner Freelance Art Studio, Cedarburg WI

1995-2009 Milwaukee Art Museum-Art Teacher, Milwaukee WI

2001-2003 Wustum Art Museum-Art Teacher, Racine WI

1993-2003 West Bend Art Museum-Art Teacher, West Bend WI

1996-2001 St Francis Borgia-Art Teacher, Cedarburg WI

Exhibits

2017 Robertsbridge Art Exhibit, Robertsbridge, United Kingdom

2017 Schlueter Art Gallery – Surfaces -Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee WI

2017 Eclectic Meanderings, Oconomowoc Art Center, Oconomowoc WI

2017 Pfister Pop Gallery – Group Show – Milwaukee WI

2016 Cedarburg Cultural Center, Paint Your Art Art, Cedarburg,WI

2016 Two Fish Gallery-Altered Images, Elkhart Lake, WI

2016 The Pink Llama-Architecture, Cedarburg, WI

2012-2016 CAG-Fall Show, Cedarburg WI

2014 The Pink Llama-Small Show, Cedarburg WI

2013 Brickton Art Center-Abstract II, Chicago, Il

2012 Parallax Art Fair-Parallax London Exhibit, Chelsea UK

2012 Parallax Art Fair-Parallax Soho Exhibit, Soho NY

2012 University of WI Madison-Wrap, Madison WI

2012 Brickton Art Center,-Abstraction, Chicago, Il

2012 Gallery 224-Drawing the Line, Port Washington WI

2011 MIAD-Alumni Show, Milwaukee WI

2011 The Arts Mill-Foodies, Grafton WI

2011 Schauer Arts Center-The Arts Mill Artists, Hartford WI

2009 -2011 Cedarburg Artists Guild-Fall Show, Cedarburg WI

2011 The Arts Mill-Interurban Inspiration, The Arts Mill, Grafton WI

2010-2011 Artibles-Milwaukee Resource Center, Milwaukee WI

2008 Hang it up Gallery-Woman’s Show, Neenah WI

2008 Cedarburg Cultural Center-Miniature Show, Cedarburg WI

2005 Cedarburg Cultural Center-Cedarburg Artist Guild Annual Show, Cedarburg WI

2005 Cedarburg Cultural Center-You Gotta Have Art, Cedarburg WI

2005 Cedarburg Cultural Center-Fall Exhibit, Cedarburg WI

2005 Artpost-Blackbird Show, Grafton WI

2004-2005 Phipps Center for the Arts-A Gift by Hand, Hudson WI

2004 Cedarburg Cultural Center-Fall Exhibit, Cedarburg WI

2004 Artpost, Grafton WI-Juried Exhibit, Grafton WI

2003-2004 North Shore Academy of the Arts-Faculty Show, Grafton WI

2003 Artpost-Blues Show, Grafton WI

Gallery Representation
Gallery of Wisconsin Art, West Bend WI

Pink Llama, Cedarburg WI

The Arts Mill, Grafton WI

The Cooperativa, Milwaukee WI

Purloin Gallery, Menomonee Fall WI

The Gift Itself, Green Bay WI

Freelance/Commission Work  
2014-Present – Inzio Creative – Freelence Graphic Design, Chicago

2002-Present – Piera Dyer Realtor-Graphic Design, Thiensville WI

2013-Present – Frill, Sales-Merchandising Design, Cedarburg WI

2010 Salon Fusion- Graphic Design/Mural, West Bend WI

2009 Annette Meyer Music Studio-Mural, Grafton WI

2008 Worzella’s Photography-Mural, Mequon WI

2007 Cedarburg Festivals-Logo Design, Cedarburg WI

Current Gallery Representation
The Arts Mill, Grafton WI

The Cedarburg Art Museum, Cedarburg WI

The Gift Itself, Green Bay WI

Purloin Gallery, Menomonee Fall, WI

The Cedarburg Quilt Museum, Cedarburg, WI

Artist in Residence 
2016 Parkview Elementary School,  Cedarburg, WI

2014 Richards School, Whitefish Bay, WI

2013 Brandon School, Brandon, WI

2012 Westlawn, Cedarburg, WI

2010 Deerfield School, Oak Creek WI

2009 Thoreson Elementary School, Cedarburg WI

Juried Installations 
2015 Brown Deer-Public Installation, Brown Deer WI

2015 Grafton-Saxophone Banner Installation, Grafton WI

2012 Grafton-Guitar Banner Installation, Grafton WI

2012 Shorewood-Heart Sculpture Public Installation, Shorewood WI

2011 Grafton-Rain Barrel Public Installation, Grafton WI

2010 Grafton-Dog Days of Summer Public Installation, Grafton WI

2006 Green Bay-Public Installation, Green Bay WI

2004 & 2005 Racine Downtown Association-Public Installation, Racine WI

Juried Art Fairs 
2005-2016 Festa Italiana, Milwaukee WI

2000-2016 Harvest Fest, Cedarburg WI

2011-MARN Holiday Show, Milwaukee WI

2000-2012 Strawberry Fest, Cedarburg WI

2006-2010 Breast Cancer Showcase Home, Milwaukee WI

2005-2008 Oshkosh Fine Art Association Show, Oshkosh WI

2006 Madison Art Square, Madison WI

2005 Downers Grove Art Association, Downers Grove Ill

2004 Audubon Art Fair, Bayside, WI Merit Award recipient

Articles/Interviews/Public Speaking
2016 101 Abstract Works, Pandora Publications, iTunes Books

2014 Speech on the life of a working artist, League of Milwaukee Artists, Milwaukee WI

2014 Personal Profile, The News Graphic, Cedarburg WI

2013 Mary Nohl Publication for Nohl Suitcase Award Winners

2012 Pod Cast Interview with Buy Local Wisconsin, Milwaukee WI

2012 Personal Profile, The News Graphic, Cedarburg WI

Affiliations 
1995-2016 Cedarburg Artist Guild Member, Cedarburg WI

2011-2016 MIAD Alumni Council, Milwaukee WI

2011-2014 Board Member-AMCC, Grafton WI

2010-2013 Board Member-The Grafton Arts Board, Grafton WI

Awards

2017 Recipient of the Mary Nohl Suitcase Fund, Milwaukee, WI

2016 Red Ribbon Award-CAG-Fall Show, Cedarburg WI

2014 Merit Award Best of Show-Ozaukee County Art Show, Cedarburg WI

2012 Recipient of the Mary Nohl Suitcase Fund, Milwaukee, WI

2012 Merit Award Best of Show-Ozaukee County Art Show, Cedarburg WI

2011 Merit Award Best of Show-Ozaukee County Art Show, Cedarburg WI

2006 Voted among the most influential in the Milwaukee Art Scene by Journal Sentinel Online

2002 Merit Award Best of Show- Audubon Art Show, Bayside WI

Work Donated
2006-2015 Open Canvas MIAD, Milwaukee WI

2012-2013 NSAA Starlight Night, Milwaukee WI

2011 Civic Music Association, Milwaukee WI

2010 Hometown Heroes, Grafton WI

2009 Breast Cancer Showcase, Milwaukee WI

A more detailed list of all categories available upon request

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