EDUCATION

Post Graduate Study

  Art History - University of Wisconsin/Waukesha

  Art History - University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee

  Printmaking - The Art Institute of Chicago

M.F.A. Printmaking (Advanced/Terminal Degree) - University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee

B.F.A. Painting - University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign

 

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

 Beaux Arts Srghna, Kelatt Sraghna, Morocco

 Bear Circle Creative Cooperative, Tucson, AZ

 South Woods Boys and Girls Club, Richmond, VA

 Anderson-Schumaker Forge, Chicago, IL

 City of Milwaukee Art Collection, WI

 Universal Medical Buildings, Milwaukee, WI

 Kelley Williamson Company, Rockford, IL

 Carroll University, Waukesha, WI

 University of Wisconsin Union, Milwaukee, WI

 David Barnett/David Barnett Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

 Arrow Project (American/Russian Recovery Options at Work), Milwaukee, WI

 Psychological Services, Milwaukee, WI

 

SOLO SHOWS

Coexistence:  Line of Sight, 2016

  Bliss Gallery, Waukesha, WI

Reflections on the Holocaust, 2015

  W.S.B. Gallery/Waukesha Civic Theatre, WI 

War, 2012

  Translator Labs, Milwaukee, WI 

Destruction of Innocence, 2011 

  Galleria Edge, Waukesha, WI 

Expressions/Bay View Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, 1995

State of Wisconsin Building, Madison, WI, 1995

Art Gallery, UW-Waukesha, WI, 1988

The Force Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, 1987

Otteson Gallery, Carroll College, Waukesha, WI, 1982

 

CURATED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Images 9 Photo Exhibition, 2019

  Gallery of Wisconsin Art (Nine invited photographers) 

Thirty (30th Anniversary Group Exhibition), 2017

  Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, WI

Blurring Reality, 2012 (2-person exhibition)   

  Delafield Art Center, Delafield, WI 

New Photo Expressions, 2011 (8-person exhibition) 

  Blutstein & Brondino Gallery, Milwaukee, WI 

Madonna and Child:  Interpreted, 2011

  Gallery H2O, Milwaukee, WI 

50 Women, 2009  

 Uihlein Peters Gallery, Milwaukee, WI 

Exposure:  Urban Photography Challenge, 2009

 Milwaukee Art Museum, WI 

Exchange Exhibition, 2008

 Beaux Arts Srghna, Kelatt Sraghna, Morocco

Art Department Faculty Exhibition, 2004

  Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI

Black and White Worlds:  Drawings by Christell and Larson, 2003

  Vanguard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI 

Art Department Faculty Exhibition, 2002

  Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI

12th Anniversary Exhibition/Gallery 218, 2002

  Gallery 218, Milwaukee, WI

Group Show, 2001

  Gallery 218, Milwaukee, WI

Big Blue Shirt Show, 2001

  Gallery 218, Milwaukee, WI

Color of Research, 2001

  Golda Meier Library/Special Collections Traveling Exhibition

Art Department Faculty Exhibition, 2000 

  Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI

Behind the Walls, 1999

  Lawton Gallery, UW-Green Bay, Green Bay, WI

Artcentric (Four-person), 1998

  Valenti Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Two-person Shows

  Vito Valenti Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, 1997

  Metropolitan Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, 1989

Group Show, 1996

  The Blue Moon Gallery, Skokie, IL

Group Show, 1995

  The Blatz Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

 

INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS

A New Day - WVA Statewide Members Only Show, 2019

  RedLine, Milwaukee, WI 

Women of Wisconsin, 2018

  Art & Cultures Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Walker’s Point Center for the Arts Member Show, 2000, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2018

  Milwaukee, WI

Water, the Essence of Life, 2017

  Wisconsin Visual Artists/Alfons Gallery, Milwaukee, WI 

Making a Scene:  Wisconsin Arts Organizations, 2018

  Villa Terrace Dec. Arts Museum, Milwaukee, WI 

Bagging Culture, 2016

   Bliss Art Gallery, Waukesha, WI 

Women of Wisconsin, 2015

  Art & Cultures Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

International Women’s Day Exhibition, 2013

   Grand Avenue Gallery, Milwaukee, WI 

Art Educators Alverno & School Sisters of St. Francis

    125th Anniversary - Alverno College, 2012

    Alfons Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Day of the Dead, 2010

  Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI 

For Women Only, 2001

  Anderson Arts Center, Kenosha, WI

Neckties:  Tying Us Together, 2001

  John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

The Order of Things, 2000

  Riverwest Art Works/RAW, Milwaukee, WI

Walker’s Point Center for the Arts Member Show, 1998

  Milwaukee, WI

No Limits, 1995

  Nicolet College, Green Bay, WI 

Ars Interruptis, 1994

  Frederick Layton Gallery/MIAD, Milwaukee, WI

Visions, 1992

  Village Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

The Nude in Art, 1990

  Appleton Gallery of Arts, Appleton, WI

Art Forms/3rd Annual Invitational Group Show, 1989

  Gallery 124, Kenosha, WI 

Drawing 1989:  An Invitational Exhibition, 1989

  Lawton Gallery, UWGreen Bay, WI

Wisconsin Artists Invitational, 1989

  Springfield Art Association, Springfield, IL 

License to Create/Cape Townsend Invitational, 1989 

Lawton Gallery, UW Green Bay, WI

The Wright Experiment, 1987

  Wright Street Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

Wisconsin Artists, Invitational Exhibition, 1986

  David Barnett Gallery, Milwaukee, WI 

12 Milwaukee Artists, 1981

  University of Wisconsin Center, Medford, WI 

Wisconsin Invitational, 1981

  Rahr-West Museum, Manitowoc, WI 

UWCenter Invitational Exhibition Aaron Bohrod Gallery, 1987

  UW-Fox Valley, Menasha, WI

New Art/New Artists, 1987

  Invitational Exhibition, David Barnett Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

 

JURIED EXHIBITIONS

Annual Winter Juried Exhibition, 2019

  Anderson Art Center, Kenosha, WI

Wisconsin Photography, 2018

  Wustum Museum of Fine Art, Racine, WI

Wisconsin Artists Biennial, 2018

   Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, WI

Annual Winter Juried Show, 2018

  Anderson Art Center, Kenosha, WI

Forward:  A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now, 2016

  Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

Wisconsin Photography, 2016

 Wustum Museum of Fine Art, Racine, WI

Annual Winter Juried Show, 2016

  Anderson Arts Center, Kenosha, WI 

SE Chapter Wisconsin Visual Artists, 2016

  Anderson Arts Center, Kenosha, WI 

Making a Scene:  Three Wisconsin Arts Organizations, 2016

  Villa Terrace Arts Museum, Milwaukee, WI

Beloit & Vicinity Juried Exhibition, 2015

  Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI

Annual Winter Juried Exhibition, 2015

  Anderson Arts Center, Kenosha, WI

Forward:  A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now, 2014

  Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI 

Wisconsin Visual Artists Juried Membership Show, 2014

  Mt. Mary University, Milwaukee, WI 

Annual Juried Winter Exhibition, 2014

  Anderson Art Center, Kenosha, WI

Beloit & Vicinity Juried Exhibition, 2013 

  Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI

Wisconsin Visual Artists Juried Membership Show, 2013 

   Gallery/Racine Public Museum

Wisconsin Photography, 2012

   Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI 

Wisconsin Visual Artists SE Exhibition, 2012

  Art and Cultures Gallery/Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI 

Forward Wisconsin:  A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now, 2012

  Charles Allis Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI

Continuum 2012, 2012

  Lynden Sculpture Gardens, Milwaukee, WI Award

Wisconsin Visual Artists SE Exhibition, 2012

  Delafield Art Museum, Delafield, WI 

Wisconsin Artists Biennial, 2011

  Anderson Art Center, Kenosha, WI  Award 

Wisconsin Visual Artists SE Exhibition, 2011

  Art and Cultures Gallery/Milwaukee, WI  

Beloit & Vicinity Exhibition, 2010

 Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI 

Beloit & Vicinity Exhibition, 2009

 Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI 

Walker’s Point Center for the Arts Annual Members Show, 2009

  Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI

Wisconsin Visual Artists SE Exhibition, 2009

 Ploch Art Gallery/Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield, WI

Wisconsin Visual Artists SE Exhibition, 2009

 Bradley Gallery/Lakeland College, Plymouth, WI 

Print and Drawing Exhibition, 2009

 Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI 

Winter Juried Exhibition, 2008

  Anderson Art Center, Kenosha, WI 

Walker’s Point Center for the Arts Member Exhibition, 2008

  Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI 

“Issues” Print and Drawing Exhibition/WVA, 2008

  Ozaukee Art Center, Cedarburg, WI 

Wisconsin Visual Artists SE Exhibition, 2008

  Anderson Art Center, Kenosha, WI  

Photography:  An Exhibition of Visual Images, 2008 

  Anderson Art Center, Kenosha, WI     Award:  Third Place

Symmetry, 2006

  Steenbock Gallery/Wisconsin Academy, Madison, WI

WP&S/WAAM Chapter Exhibition, 2006

  Reuss Federal Plaza, Milwaukee, WI 

Art With Attitude, 2006

  Steenbock Gallery/Wisconsin Academy, Madison, WI

48th Annual Beloit & Vicinity Exhibition, 2004

  Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College, Beloit, WI  

Non-Traditional Self Portraits, 2004

  Wisconsin Academy Gallery, Madison, WI 

44th Annual Beloit & Vicinity Exhibition, 2001

  Wright Museum of Art, Beloit College, Beloit, WI  

Riverwest Artist Association Member Show, 2000

  Riverwest Artist Association, Milwaukee, WI  

Behind The Walls:  Artwork by Museum, Gallery and Arts Administrators, 2000

  University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, WI

Postcard Exhibition, 1999

  John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI 

Masque:  Myth & Magic, 1997

  Riverwest Artist Association, Milwaukee, WI

Twenty-First Annual A&A Baer Competition & Exhibition, 1997

  Beverly Art Center, Chicago, IL

Twentieth Annual Alice & Arthur Baer Competition and Exhibition, 1996

  Beverly Art Center, Chicago, IL

Past, Present and Future, 1996

  Frederick Layton Gallery/MIAD, Milwaukee, WI

Spirituality Show, 1995

  Walker's Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI

Ghosts, Images and Other Things, 1994

  Anderson Art Center, Kenosha, WI

2nd Annual Wisconsin Artists Juried Exhibition, 1993

  Art Works Gallery, Green Bay, WI 

36th Annual Beloit & Vicinity Exhibition, 1993

  Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI 

35th Annual Beloit & Vicinity Exhibition, 1992

  Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI

Wisconsin '91:  A Juried Exhibition of Wisconsin Art, 1991

  Edna Carlsten Gallery, Stevens Point, WI 

Privileged Access, 1991

  Cudahy Gallery/Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI 

Spiritual Visions:  A Liturgical Exhibition, 1990

  Northern Indiana Arts Association, Munster, IN 

4th Annual Regional Art Exhibition, 1990

  Gallery 10, Rockford, IL 

Mirror, Mirror, 1990

  Gallery 124, Kenosha, WI 

Regional Juried Exhibition, 1989

  Gallery 10, Rockford, IL 

Relativity Show, 1989

  Metropolitan Gallery, Milwaukee, WI 

Kansas Fifth National Small Painting, Drawing, and Print Exhibition, 1987

  Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS 

Museum of Sexuality, 1987

  Theatre X, Milwaukee, WI 

19th Annual Beloit & Vicinity Exhibition, 1986

  Wright Art Center, Beloit, WI 

16th Annual Rockford & Vicinity Exhibition, 1986

  Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL 

The Fourth Biennial Exhibition/UW Center Art Departments, 1986

  Neville Public Museum, Green Bay, WI 

16th National Works on Paper Exhibition, 1985

  Minot State College, Minot, ND 

Fourth Wisconsin Biennial Exhibition, 1984

  Madison Art Center, Madison, WI 

Third Biennial Faculty Art Exhibition/UW Center System, 1984

  Elvehjem Museum, Madison, WI 

Exhibition 62 - Wisconsin Biennial, 1983

  UWM Fine Arts Galleries, UW Milwaukee, WI 

25th Annual Beloit & Vicinity Exhibition, 1983

  Wright Art Center, Beloit, WI 

58th Annual Rockford & Vicinity Juried Exhibition, 1983

  Burpee Art Museum, Rockford, IL 

Wisconsin '81, 1981

  Edna Carlsten Gallery, UW Stevens Point, WI 

23rd Annual Beloit & Vicinity Exhibition, 1981

  Wright Art Center, Beloit, WI 

Second Annual Paper & Clay Exhibition, 1980

  E. H. Little Gallery, Memphis, TN 

Wisconsin Biennial, 1979

  Madison Art Center, Madison, WI

15th Joslyn Biennial, 1978

  Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE 

Paper/Fiber, 1977

  Iowa City, Johnson County Arts Council, Iowa City, IA 

Cape Coral Annual Art Exhibit #12, 1977

  Cape Coral, FL 

Illinois Regional Print Show, 1976

  The North Shore Art League, Chicago, IL 

New Horizons in Art, 1976

  Mid-Continental Plaza, Chicago, IL 

1976 Western Annual Juried Exhibition of Works of Art on Paper, 1976

  Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 

58th Annual Rockford & Vicinity Juried Exhibition, 1983

  Burpee Art Museum, Rockford, IL 

Wisconsin '81, 1981

  Edna Carlsten Gallery, UW Stevens Point, WI 

23rd Annual Beloit & Vicinity Exhibition, 1981

  Wright Art Center, Beloit, WI 

Second Annual Paper & Clay Exhibition, 1980

  E. H. Little Gallery, Memphis, TN 

Wisconsin Biennial, 1979

  Madison Art Center, Madison, WI

15th Joslyn Biennial, 1978

  Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE 

Paper/Fiber, 1977

  Iowa City, Johnson County Arts Council, Iowa City, IA 

Cape Coral Annual Art Exhibit #12, 1977

  Cape Coral, FL 

Illinois Regional Print Show, 1976

  The North Shore Art League, Chicago, IL 

New Horizons in Art, 1976

  Mid-Continental Plaza, Chicago, IL 

1976 Western Annual Juried Exhibition of Works of Art on Paper, 1976

  Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 

 

 

ACTIVIST GALLERY ART INSTALLATIONS

Merge Gallery – Artist/Gallery Director/Owner

  Creating Individual and Collaborative Social Statement Art Installations

  Milwaukee, WI 

  Installations:

  Existential Angst, 2011 (solo show)

  Roots of Mind:  Thoughts and Memories, 2011 (solo show) 

  Humankind’s Footprints, 2010

  War:  Humanity in the Crosshairs, 2010 

  Artifacts, Environments and Residual Energy, 2010

  Disintegration, 2010

  Merging Concepts, 2009

 

ART INSTALLATIONS:  Collabortive/Activist  

The Machine Gun Concerto Sketches, 2011

  Translator Lab, Milwaukee, WI 

War Memorial/Afghanistan Dead to Date, Day of the Dead Installation 2010

  Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI 

Afghanistan War Memorial, Collaborative, Activist Installation, 2008

  Wehr Hall/Alverno College, Milw., WI 

Genocide Awareness Week Installation/Site Specific, Collaborative, Activist Installation, 2008 

  Alverno College, Milw., WI 

Day of the Dead/Collaborative Installation, 2007

  Walker’s Point Center for the Arts 

Genocide Timeline/Site Specific, Collaborative Installation, 2007 

  Coordinated with Peace Studies Conference 

  Christopher Hall/Alverno College, Milw., WI 

Save Darfur Activism Event/Activism Installation, 2006

  Commons Lobby/Alverno College, Milw., WI

Sacred Ground:  Reflections on Peace and Conflict, 2005

  Collaborative, interactive, multi-disciplinary, multi-media art installation

  Art and Cultures Gallery/Alverno College, Milw., WI

Katrina Hurricane/Activism Installation, 2005

  Commons Alcove/Alverno College, Milw., WI 

End Genocide in Darfur/Activism Installation, 2005

  Commons Alcove/Alverno College, Milw., WI

Genocide Timeline/Coordinated with Sierra Leone Exhibition, 2004

  Wehr Hall Lobby/Alverno College, Milw., WI 

Set in Stone/Yom Hashoah, 2004

  Beth Hillel Synagogue, Kenosha, WI

The Persistence of Memory, 2003

  Milwaukee Jewish Community Center, WI

Memories/Memorials at Yom Hashoah, 2002

  Kellogg Gallery/Alverno College, Milw., WI

Places of the Holocaust, 2002

  Collaborative Installation including work by Travelship Program Participants  

   Art and Cultures Gallery/Alverno College, Milw., WI 

 

GRANTS/AWARDS

Anderson Art Center/WVA Biennial, 2011   

  First Place Award from statewide submissions 

Artist in Residence/M.A.T.A., 1996

  (Milwaukee Access Telecommunications Authority) through the Milwaukee Arts Board

  for $1,000 plus training, to create art work in the video medium.  1996

Philo T. Farnsworth Community Programming Award, 1997

  First Video Category   

Artist in Residence/Trowbridge Street School - Very Special Arts Grant, 1996 

  Teaching research and leading art creation related to coursework. 

David Barnett Gallery/First Annual Award Exhibition, 1981

 

GALLERY WORK

Alfons Gallery, Milwaukee, WI   2012 – present

  Director/Curator of Collections – Curating works that explore cultures and advocate for social

   justic, peace and the environment. 

Merge Gallery, Milwaukee, WI   2009 – 2012

  Owner/Director of interactive, social statement gallery

Art and Cultures Gallery/Alverno College

  Director/Curator  1998 – 2002 

Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI 

   Administrator, Board President

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE 

Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI   1998 – Present

Adjunct Professor:  Teaching Courses within Six Departments 1998 - 2012

            Online and Hybrid Art History Course 2012 – Present

(Teaching experience prior to Alverno available upon request: 

            Marion College, Mt. Mary University, UW-Waukesha) 

 

Art Department

Studio Art 

Expressive Drawing, Figure Drawing, Two-Dimensional Design, Painting (Beg. and Adv.), Fibers, Introduction to the Arts (Visual and Multi-Disciplinary Sections), Art Fundamentals    

Art History  

  Modern Art, Contemporary Topics; Understanding Contemporary Art; 19th Century Art;

  Art, Culture & Ethics (online and hybrid formats)

Art History/Studio (one and two-credit courses)

  Public Art/Personal Insight, Art Activism/Global Impact, Postmodern Feminism and the Media, 

  You Call That Art!?!, Digital Image: Redefined, Drawing from the Masters, Drawing

  Self Portraits, Art Gallery Management (Beg. and Adv.), Senior Art Seminar, Graduating Senior

  Event (Support Area) 

Women and Gender Studies Department  

  Postmodern Feminist Art and the Media 

Developing a Global Perspective Ability Department

Art History

  Global Art and Visual Culture

Professional Communication Department 

Studio Art  (one and three-credit courses) 

  Digital Photography (one and three credit versions), Photoshop, Illustrator

Communications Ability Department

  Integrated Communication Seminar I:  Exploring Boundaries 

  Integrated Communication Seminar II:  Continuity and Change 

Humanities Department

  Human Values and the Arts

  Interpreting Human Expression    

 

Assessor – Departmental Assessments:  Two Departments  

Art Department – 1998 - 2014

  Mid Semester and Final Assessments – All Levels  

Developing a Global Perspective Ability Department – 2008, 2009, 2010 

 

Interdepartmental Collaborations

Advancement Department, 2011

  Celebration of Giving

  Students creating images from two courses:  Expressive Drawing, Digital Photography 

Counseling and Health Services Department

  Love Your Body Week, 2008, 2009, 2010  

  Body Image Drawings/Figure Drawing Students

  Initially in 2nd floor Corridor/Athletics and in Meg Pledl’s presentations 

Biology/Philosophy/Professional Communication/Psychology/Business/Physical  Science/Education

  Perspectives on Peace and Conflict

  Multi-media, Collaborative, Interactive, Site-specific Installation, 2005 

  Art and Cultures Gallery

Philosophy Department

  Places of the Holocaust, 2004

  Multi-Media Installation of Aesthetic Responses by trip participants

  Art and Cultures Gallery (Christell position:  Gallery Director) 

­­Campus Ministry/Philosophy Department/Student Groups

  Genocide Awareness Week Installations, 2005, 2006

  Connected to Yom HaShoah Service 

  Created installation, Oversaw Student Group Installations

  Included Work by Figure Drawing and Contemporary Topics Students

  Commons Lobby   

 

Student Activities and Leadership Department

  Recycling, 2008  

  Site Specific Installation for Community Day

  Art Fundamentals Students

  Sr. Joel Read Rotunda

 

Art Department/Art and Cultures Gallery

  Genocide Timeline related to Sierra Leone Exhibition, 2009

  Christell’s site-specific installation   

  Christopher Hall

 

Art Department/Art and Cultures Gallery:  General Education Conference

  Project Girl, 2008

  Collaborative Sculpture - Contemporary Topics Students

  Art and Cultures Gallery Corridor

 

Collaborative and Individual Student Installations   

Global Women’s Issues, 2010, 2011

  Contemporary Topics Students/Individual Installations

  Liberal Arts Building 

Women and the Media Murals, 2008, 2009, 2011  

  Postmodern Feminist Art and the Media/Collaborative Installations  

  Alphonsa Corridor    

Day of the Dead Altars, 2007

  Introduction to the Arts students/Collaborative Installations  

  Alphonsa and Clare Corridors 

Afghanistan War Memorial, 2009 

  Collaborative, Site-specific Installation

  Contemporary Topics students

  Christopher Hall 

 

MENTORING EXPERIENCE

Internship Director/Alfons Gallery – 2012 – Present

   Milwaukee, WI

Milwaukee Artist Resource Network Mentor – 2011-12

 Milwaukee, WI 

Artist Mentor – 1993-94

  Milwaukee, WI 

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS/BOARD and COMMITTEE WORK 

Wisconsin Visual Artists, WI - Lifetime Member,

  Current Board work:  Membership Team Leader; Installation Director

  Past Board work:  PR Chair, President's Advisor, President, Vice President, Exhibition

  Chair., Membership Chair.  Area Chapter Boards run this statewide, professional arts

  organization that provides exhibition and educational opportunities throughout Wisconsin. 

Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters Committee, Madison, WI – Former 

  Committee Member.  Committee juries for one-person exhibition opportunities. 

Wisconsin Visual Arts Guild/UW-Milwaukee, WI – Former Board Member

  University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee-based organization that supports area Visual Arts. 

Professional Photography Group (Invitational), Milw., WI – Member

Walker's Point Center for the Arts, Milw., WI

  Current Member, Former President (Three terms), Former Board Member/Consultant

  Former Administrator (Assisted with creation of this art center with Jane Brite) 

Aesthetic Engagement Committee/Alverno College, Milw., WI – Former Member 

  Explore implications of the Aesthetic Engagement Ability for the college-wide curriculum

  with an emphasis on cross-curricular work which is then presented to entire college. 

Art and Environment Committee/Alverno College, Milw., WI – Former Comte. Member

  Charged with reviewing the College’s visual environment and implementing appropriate

  changes to it in terms of artwork placement in hallways, classrooms and offices. 

Alfons Gallery/S.S.S.F. Advisory Board, Milw., WI – Past Chair.

Milwaukee Artist Resource Network, Milw., WI – Current Member

Coalition of Photographic Arts, Milw., WI – Member 

Beyond Our Borders/Alverno College, Milw., WI - Past Member

  Activist group made up of students, faculty and staff that brings awareness to the

  community and encourages collaborative involvement. 

Art Against Genocide, WI – Founder/Current Activist     

  Activist group I co-founded that aims to raise awareness of genocide past and current with

  the goal to end genocide worldwide. 

Milwaukee Youth Theatre, Bay View, WI  - Board Member

  Small, community group created to support area students through acting experiences. 

Artist Advisory Board/Milwaukee Art Museum, WI – Former Board Member

  Liaison group created to provide information to the Museum from individual artists and art

  organizations. 

Gallery 124/Kemper Center, Kenosha, WI – Former Board Member

  Exhibition arm of the larger Kemper Center.  Gallery Board was created to oversee art

  exhibitions while the gallery shifted directorship. 

Art Advocate/Milwaukee Art Museum, WI (Former)

  Liaison role to provide arts community information to Museum. 

 

LECTURES/CRITIQUES/JURIES/WORKSHOPS

Alverno College:  presentation—Creativity in Careers/Business of Art, 2020

RedLine:  presentation—professionalism in the arts, 2015

RedLine:  critique of emerging artists’ works, 2015

Clement Manor Arts Group:  workshop, 2014, 2015

Delafield Arts Center:  juror/review of potential artists for future exhibits, 2011

Galleria Edge:  artist talk w/solo exhibit, 2011

Blutstein Brondino Fine Art/New Photo Expression 2011:  artist talk w/group show, 2011

Wisconsin Museum of Art/WisconsinVisual Artists:  lecture, 2009 

Art Activism/Global Impact:  workshop (Alverno College) 2009, 2010, 2011 

Postmodern Feminist Art and the Media:  workshop (Alverno College) 2009, 2010, 2011

Introduction to Digital Photography:  workshop (Alverno College) 2009, 2010, 2011

Introduction to Illustrator:  workshop (Alverno College) 2009, 2010, 2011 

Digital Imaged:  Redefined:  workshop (Alverno College) 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

You Call That ART!?!:  workshop (Alverno College) 2007, 2008, 2009

Drawing from the Masters:  workshop (Milw. Art Museum/Haggerty Museum of Art),  

  September, 2006 

Drawing Self/Portraits:  workshop, October, 2006

Celebrating Women’s Creative Hands and Spirit/Betty LaDuke Conference: 

  workshop, September, 2006

Celebrating Spirit Through the Arts/Milwaukee Archdiocese Curriculum Day: 

  workshop, March, 2006

Sacred Ground:  Reflections on Peace and Conflict:  lecture, October, 2006

Lakefront Festival of the Arts Alverno Students:  juror, March, 2005

AC Art Association:  critique, February, 2005

Genocide Timeline:  lecture, October, 2004

West Allis Art Association:  critique, March 2004

AC Art Association:  critique, October, 2002

AC Art Association:  critique, February, 2002

28th Annual Juried Student Art Competition, UWMilwaukee:  juror, 2001

AC Art Association:  presentation on business of art, March, 2001

Anderson Art Center Exhibition/For Men Only:  juror, Jan., 2001

AC Art Association:  juror, 2000

West Allis Art Association:  juror, 2000

Waukesha Creative Arts League Exhibition:  juror/guest artist demo., 2000

Fine Arts Day/Alverno College:  workshop, business of art, 2000

Waukesha Creative Arts League:  demonstration, figure drawing, 2000

WRAP Show:  juror, 2000

Channel 10 Art Auction:  juror, 2000

Waukesha Arts League:  lecture, figure drawing, 2000

West Allis Art Association:  demonstration, wc crayon, 1999

AC Art Association:  demonstration, wc crayon, 1999

League of Milwaukee Artists:  demonstration, wc crayon, 1999

Milwaukee Sketch Club:  critique, 1999

Channel 10 Art Auction:  juror, 1999

Alumni Art Show/Alverno College:  juror, 1999

Common Hour Breakout Session/Alverno College:  speaker, 1999

West Allis Art Alliance Fall Membership Show:  juror, 1998

AC Art Association Fall Membership Show:  juror, 1998

Old World Wisconsin:  workshop, drawing, 1998

Kenosha Institute of Arts:  workshop, drawing, 1998

Audubon Art Fair:  juror, 1998

Very Special Arts/Milwaukee Art Museum:  workshop for award winners, 1998

West Allis Art Alliance:  demonstration, watercolor crayon, 1998

Very Special Arts/Marquette University:  workshop, masks, 1997

Old World Wisconsin:  outdoor drawing class, 1997

Living Lord Church:  lecture w/exhibit, 1997

AC Art Association:  critique, winter, 1997

West Allis Art Alliance:  critique, fall, 1996

West Allis Art Alliance:  critique, spring, 1996

Trowbridge Elementary School:  presentation - Business of Art, 1995

AC Art Association:  Juror, Fall Membership Show:  juror, 1995

Door County Art League Annual Fall Show:  juror, 1995

Dover Street School:  Artist in Residence, watercolor crayon seminars, 1995

Frogs Forth Alliance:  watercolor crayon workshop (spring and fall),  1995

Hometown U.S.A. Video Festival (International Competition):  juror,

  Professional Documentary Category, 1995

Exposure '95-Artreach Milwaukee (art exhibition):  juror, 1995

Racine Art Guild:  watercolor crayon demonstration, 1994

Racine Art Guild:  watercolor crayon workshop, 1994

Fountain Art Fair-West Allis Art Alliance:  juror, 1994

AC Art Association:  critique members' work, 1994

Dover Street School:  Artist in Residence, watercolorcrayon seminars, 1994

AC Art Association:  lecture-own art work, demonstration, 1993

Wustum Museum-Racine Art Guild:  juror, & critiqued Member show, 1993

Exposure '93-Artreach Milwaukee (art exhibition):  juror, 1993

Collegiate Competition-'93 Lakefront Festival of Arts/

  Milwaukee Art Museum:  juror, 1993

Tippecanoe School:  Artist in Residence, watercolor crayon workshops, 1993

AC Art Association:  lecture-own art work, demonstration, 1992

Exposure '92-Artreach Milwaukee (art exhibition):  juror, 1992

West Allis Art Alliance:  lecture-own art work, 1991

League of Milwaukee Artists:  lecture-own art work, demonstration, 1991

Wustum Museum-Racine Art Guild:  juror, critiqued membership

  show at opening reception, 1990

Milwaukee Art Museum:  lecture, 1989

AC Art Association:  critique, 1989

AC Art Association:  demonstration, 1989

Gallery 124:  lecture, 1989

Kenosha Art Guild:  lecture, 1988

University of Wisconsin/Manitowoc:  lecture-own work/show, 1988

West Allis Art Alliance:  critique, 1987

University of Wisconsin/Stevens Point:  lecture, 1987

 

PUBLISHED Magazine & Newspaper ARTICLES/VIDEOS (About Christell)

Cable T.V. Broadcast - Where the Waters Meet/Christina Zawadiwsky,

    1998, 1997 (2 programs), 1996, 1995, 1992. 

 Milwaukee Pocket Collections, 2012 (Winter) 

 Art City/Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel, 2010 

 Third Coast Digest, 2010, 2011

 Art Without Borders (Blog by Eddee Daniels), 2010, 2011 

 Info Magazine, 2010

 Milwaukee Magazine, 2010

 Art in Wisconsin; 1992, 1996

 Wisconsin Magazine, The Milwaukee Journal, Milwaukee, WI; December, 1991

 The Bay Viewer, Bay View, WI; April, 1990

 

PUBLISHED ARTICLES (written by Christell)

Third Coast Digest - Art Features Writer   2010 – 2012 

  Online publication - Milwaukee, WI 

  “Mildred Fish-Harnack:  Unquestionable Passion”

  “IN:SITE – Transforming the Capitol Drive Corridor”

  “Finding Great Art. . . in a Box”

  “The Art of the Steal”  (film review)

  “Art:  New Island is New Reality”

  “Have Art, Will Travel”

  “Big Art: Enormous Mural wants your Touch”

  “Paint by Number, Professional Version”

  “Making Connections with Art:  The Haggerty Acquisitions”

  “Artist, Go to the Light”

  “IN:SITE – Art in/for/by the Community”

  “Insecurity is the Way”  The Parachute Project presents ‘Herr Seagull and His Global Dustbreath’”

  “Drink & Draw with Pints & Pencils”

 

Art Muscle Magazine ­(written by Christell)

  “Twins,” February/March Issue, Milwaukee, WI 1996

 

VIDEO INTERVIEW (by Christell)  

Videotaped critique by Christell about Robert Parrish’s work for documentary aired September 1998 - Video by Marx Communications

PBS Interview about Alfons Gallery  

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