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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Julie DiSiena

Work 173 Marwyck Pl Lane County: Summit
Northfield Ohio 44067 United States
Work Phone: 3306207319 Website: jcreation Website: jdisienaart



My personal art involves w/c, gauche, acrylic, collage, pastels, photography, prints, clay or mixed media of any of the previous mentioned materials. My landscape and genre scenes show changes in nature, water, sky, people, color and temperament. They are realistic while reflecting the spiritual within.
Shows: Artists of Rubber City. Butler Inst. American Art: 1993 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002 invited artist 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013 then I moved. Kaleidoscope: 2004 2nd Place 2005, 2006, 2008 Juror, 2009 H.M.,2010,2016,2018 Peoples’ choice award. 2022 Ohio Wc Society.

Innovation and dedicated visual arts specialist dedicated to creating meaningful and stimulating art experiences to improve abilities, creativity, appreciation , perception, concentration and confidence.
Intensive visual art training, teaching and experience in multiple visual media, art history, art criticism and aesthetics. I include 2D, 3D, drawing, painting, textiles, printmaking, mixed media, basic computer art skills, visual culture, Art history ancient to current trends, with critical skills and aesthetic comprehension. Authenticity is important in my teaching. My extensive experience in school, volunteer and community activities is advanced by art related travel in the United States, Africa (Kenya, Egypt), America, Virgin Islands, Europe (Austria, Italy (2X), Germany, Greece, France, Switzerland and Japan.


Masters in Art Education. University of Southern Mississippi. . August 1987. Cum Laude 1987
Art Education. Cleveland State University. Ohio (permanent certification on March 14, 1995) 1983
Bachelor of Fine Arts. Kent State University. Studio Arts. Cum Laude 1977


Retired from Twinsburg in 2015 after 31 years as an art educator, during which I was Ohio representative for USSEA and INNSEA, International Society for Ed. thru Art for 10 years; Evaluation Committee for 3 years and I created a NWF certified habitat for pollinators for Bissel Elementary and my home.
Twinsburg Schools. Art Specialist. Grades K-12 and MH, K-3 1990-2015
Chanel High School. Art Specialist. Grades 9-12 1989-1990
North Olmsted Schools. Art Specialist. Grades 1-8 and gifted 1982-1985
Cuyahoga Community College, Lifelong Learning Center Instructor: Art Expression for adults and 1982
children, drawing for adults.
Gabos Art Center Art Consultant for International Art Dealer: Display, frames and sales. 1975-1979


Ohio Watercolor society jurored members show 2022: Sycamores
A View from Within Summit Art Space: Murielle, Juror Christopher Hoot, 2019.
Alliance for the Visual Arts Show, Kaleidoscope: 2004, 2nd Place Cuyahoga Falls; juror William Busta. 2005, 2006; 2008 honorable mention Teal, Sunset Backyard, Craig Lucas Juror. 2009, 2010, 2015, 2018 Prism Sunset Pond; People’s choice award.
Artist’s of Rubber City. 2nd Place:2001, 2002. 2003, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Butler Institute of American Art: Regional Shows: 1993 Brandywine falls. 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001; 2002 as an invited artist, Sunset Graffiti 40”x40”. 2003 Chelsea Morning. juror Naherezny and Melanie Staley. 2004, 2006 9-11-2006 juror James Pernato. 2007, 2008; 2009 So Royal, juror Steve McCallum. 2010, 2011, Clouds, juror Mark Perrott.
Room with a view art exhibition, Summit Counties Executives Office, Sept. 1 2006.
Print Invitational Dead Horse Gallery, Lakewood, Ohio 2001
Akron Area Artist and Women’s League: 1st Place. 2000.
Art at the Powerhouse 1990 to 1995.
Colonial Arcade Pastels and Ceramic. Focus in Cleveland one-person show June 25-July 24, 1993
Julie DiSiena photo/collage and ceramics. Special Process and Manipulated Photography: Joseph Applebaum, Ilona Milklos; Christina Robinson, Rose Ostravic fabric Art Pentegon Gallery, 3102 Mayfield Rd. Cleveland Hts. Ohio (2163213362) November 1992
Twinsburg Library. One-person show. June 1993
Kent State University Student Center. One-person show, Detroit. Concour Drawing Award 1977


Ohio Representative for International Society for Education thru Art, United States Society for Education thru Art and wrote a column for it in Ohio Art Education Association, 1990-2010.
Co-presenter: National Art Education Woman’s Caucus Award lifetime achievement for Mary Stokrocki. Unraveling a Meaningful Mentor Relationship published 2009 Visual Art Research, winter. 2006
Presenter: Discipline Based Teaching Resources and Lessons, Northeast Ohio Teacher Day October 1995
Presenter: Multicultural Art Lessons Ohio Education Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio November 1995
Presenter: One Years Multicultural Discipline Based Lessons K-2, Ohio Art Education Association November 1991 Conference. Ohio
Paper presented at United States Society for Education through Art Symposium Selecting Stories 1991
for Multicultural Art, Lesson K-2 and published 1998 by the National Art Education Association in
Beyond the Traditional in Art: Facing a Pluralistic Society


Northeast Ohio Scholastic Art Show Student Honorable Mentions January 2013

Excellence Schools and Blue Ribbon . Bissell Elementary, Twinsburg Schools 2003-2013

Student Art in Governors Youth Art Show Juried in Region and State 1992-1998

Grant Digital Camera, Twinsburg PTO 2002

Wildlife Habitat Award Beautification Commission City of Twinsburg 2001

Grant Scanners and Printers, PTO Banc 1 1998

Grant to sponsor Alternatives to Violence for Twinsburg Teachers Continuing Education, Twinsburg Schools 1994

Received an Atlantic Richfield Matching Grant for Public Education K-12. Created a student inspired 1987
sculpture for a permanent addition to the school. It was made in bronze on the theme “Energy Triumphant”
and included a plexi-glass case for the design.

Artist Statement

I spent a large part of my life trying to find and keep the balance, the place where conflict was resolved, and goodness and beauty remained center and unchanged. Art was one more way to make permanent gratitude or reflect on what defies understanding. I had appreciated the premise of “Catcher in the Rye” liking museums because things stayed the same there. Now museums have stopped being stagnant and though life never was, its change is faster than ever. Satellites speed to photo a Blackhole and life is captured in “Instagram/s”. I came to appreciate life as moments of change, the ripple of water, the wind in the willow, inclement or pleasant. To quote Mark Twain “If you don’t like the weather in New England now just wait a few minutes. This is said of Cleveland weather also. Impermanent as it is ugly will pass and so will beauty and so will life. Moments of vision stimulate or fascinate me. My eyes direct me to the thoughts that become my art for whoever wants to look and listen.


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