contact name: Shelly Leitheiser
I am the originator and curator of antiwarartists.com, a blog and online gallery.
My main art website is now:
If you are interested in prints or cards from my artwork, please visit http://FineArtAmerica.com
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for requests and commissioned work.
I studied art at the U of M, Moorhead, and have been creating art my entire life. I studied print making, watercolor, and life drawing and have been painting using acrylic and watercolor since the 1980s.
I love illustration and graphic arts of all kinds, and am currently in the process of learning various types of digital art software with a Wacom tablet. But nothing beats holding an actual brush in my hand and I still prefer watercolors and acrylic painting over anything digital.
I am happy to take commissions or assignments for any type of painting or graphic design work.
University of MN, Moorhead, B.S. degree in Communications, Minor in Fine Art, 1981
I don't keep track of awards except those listed on my resume/CV
2003: Solo Show - Civil Center, St. Cloud, Minnesota - November and December
2003: Solo Show - Little Falls Family Medical Center Gallery - June and July
2005: Solo Exhibit at US Bank, St. Cloud, Minnesota -- March-April
2007: Solo Exhibit at Centre Care Plaza Gallery, Sauk Rapids -- March
2011: 2 Studio Exhibits, St. Cloud Art Crawl, August and September
Competitions and Group Exhibits
1997: Juried show, Lincoln Arts Festival, Kaddatz Gallery, Fergus Falls, September
1997: Award of Excellence, juried show Arts in Harmony, ERAA, January
1997: Zapp Bank Annual Art Show, 1st prize, (Acrylic painting), May
1998: Childrens Illustration Guild juried member show, April
1999: National Juried Art Show, ERAA, February
2004: Wanda Gatzke Award -- Arts in Harmony, national juried art show, February
2004: First place aware, acrylic category, Art for Artists, US Bank
2007: Awarded "Definite Spaces" poetry book cover, September
2008: Member show, Hopkins Center for the Arts, May
2008: Salon 300 Show, Hopkins Center for the Arts
2008: VAM member show
2009: Hopkins Center for the Arts Member spring show, May
2010: Hopkins Center for the Arts Member spring show, May
2011: GRAA show, City Limits
2011: Juried Art show: Paramount Gallery: Rivers, July
2011: Salon 300 exhibit, Hopkins Center for the Arts, September
2011: Navigating the Aftermath art exhibit, St. Cloud, September
2011: Juried Art Show: Hopkins Center for the Arts Juried Show, October
2011: Juried Art Show: Paramount Gallery: Planet Earth, December
2011-2012: GRAA Wrap Up Juried Member Show, December-January
2012: Group juried show: Essential Art, Paramount
Coming up in 2012: Whitney center show in May, WARM show in May, Falcon bank show in July-August
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