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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
2019 Artless Bastard – Dreams, DePere WI
2019 Re-Visions Gallery – Inaugural Juried Exhibition, Kenosha WI
2019 The Art of Water – James May Gallery, Algoma WI
2018 Guest Artist – artZ Gallery, Amery WI
2018 The Modern Landscape – Redline, Milwaukee WI
2018 Wall of Flowers – Gallery 224, Port Washington WI
2018 Makers Fair – James May North, Algoma, WI
2018 Small Show – The Pink Llama, Cedarburg WI
2018 CAG – Fall Juried Show, Cedarburg WI
2017 Robertsbridge Art Exhibit, Robertsbridge, United Kingdom
2017 Surfaces – Schlueter Art Gallery, Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee WI
2017 Eclectic Meanderings – Oconomowoc Art Center, Oconomowoc WI
2017 Group Show – Pfister Pop up Gallery, Milwaukee WI
2017 CAG – Fall Juried Show, Cedarburg WI
2016 Altered Images – Two Fish Gallery, Elkhart Lake WI
2016 Architecture – The Pink Llama, Cedarburg WI
2015 CAG – Fall Juried Show, Cedarburg WI
2014 Small Show – The Pink Llama, Cedarburg WI
2014 CAG – Fall Juried Show, Cedarburg WI
2013 Abstract II – Brickton Art Center, Chicago Il
2013 CAG – Fall Juried Show Cedarburg WI
2012 Parallax Art Fair-Parallax London Exhibit Chelsea UK
2012 Parallax Art Fair-Parallax Soho Exhibit Soho NY
2012 WRAP – University of WI Madison, Madison WI
2012 Abstraction – Brickton Art Center Chicago, Il
2012 Drawing the Line – Gallery 224, Port Washington WI
2012 CAG – Fall Juried Show, Cedarburg WI
2011 MIAD – Alumni Show, Milwaukee WI
2011 Group Show – Schauer Arts Center, Hartford WI
2011 CAG – Fall Juried Show, Cedarburg WI
2011 Artibles – Milwaukee Resource Center, Milwaukee WI
2010 CAG – Fall Juried Show, Cedarburg WI
2009 CAG – Fall Juried Show, Cedarburg WI
2008 Hang it up Gallery-Woman’s Show, Neenah WI
2008 Miniature Show – Cedarburg Cultural Center, Cedarburg WI
2008 CAG – Fall Juried Show, Cedarburg WI
2005 You Gotta Have Art – Cedarburg Cultural Center, Cedarburg WI
2005 CAG – Fall Juried Show, Cedarburg WI
2005 Artpost – Blackbird Show, Grafton WI
2004 A Gift by Hand – Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson WI
2004 CAG – Fall Juried Show, Cedarburg WI
2005 A Gift by Hand – Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson WI
2004 Juried Group Exhibition, Grafton WI-Juried Exhibit, Grafton WI
2003 Blues – Artpost, Grafton WI

Current Gallery Representation
Gallery of WI Art, West Bend, WI
Gift Shop, Museum of WI Art, West Bend, WI
Pink Llama, Cedarburg, WI 
Purloin Gallery, Menomonee Falls, WI
The Gift Itself, Greenbay, WI
The Arts Mill, Grafton, WI
The Cooperativa, Milwaukee, 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

Artist in Residence 
2019 University School, River Hills, WI
2017 Parkview Elementary, Cedarburg, WI
2014 Richards School,Whitefish Bay, WI 2013 Brandon School, Brandon, WI 
2012 Westlawn, Cedarburg, WI
2011 University School, River Hills, 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 
2018 Pfister Holiday Market, Milwaukee WI
2005-2018 Festa Italiana, Milwaukee WI 2000-2018 Harvest Fest, Cedarburg WI 
2000-2018 Strawberry Fest, Cedarburg WI
2006-2010 Breast Cancer Showcase Home, Milwaukee WI 2011-MARN Holiday Show, 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
2018 Artistic Profile – The Baron, Ozaukee County Magazine
2018 Lecture – Schlueter Art Gallery,WI Lutheran College, Milwaukee, WI
2017 Mary Nohl Publication for Nohl Suitcase Award Winners
2017 Lecture – Schlueter Art Gallery, WI Lutheran College Art, Milwaukee, WI
2016 101 Abstract Works, Pandora Publications, iTunes Books
2014 Lecture 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 
1995-2019 Cedarburg Artist Guild Member, Cedarburg WI 
2016- 2019 MARN, Milwaukee, WI
2011-2017 MIAD Alumni Council, Milwaukee WI
2011-2014 Board Member-AMCC, Grafton WI
2010-2014 Board Member-The Grafton Arts Board, Grafton WI 

Awards 
2019 Honorable Mention – Inaugural Juried Exhibition, Kenosha WI
2017 Recipient of the Mary Nohl Suitcase Fund, Milwaukee WI 
2017 Merit Award Best of Show – Ozaukee County Art Show, Cedarburg WI
2016 Best of Show – CAG, Cedarburg, WI
2015 Merit Award Best of Show – Ozaukee County Art Show, Cedarburg WI
2012 Recipient of the Mary Nohl Suitcase Fund to bring art to Soho New York, 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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