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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Therese Kramer

Fine art and mosaic artist, owner Willowcatdesigns, LLC.


     Therese is a fine artist in Ohio who specializes in acrylic paintings and mosaic glass designs.  A large number of her paintings are of the Cleveland area and Ohio Islands.  Therese’s work has been exhibited in local Ohio venues and is featured on Fine Art America, and Society 6.  
     Therese received her formal art training at Dominican University and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago under the direction of Doctor Geraldine McCullough.  She has her bachelor’s degree in Art, and Art education and a Master’s in Art therapy from Ursuline College.  In 2008 she started design company, Willowcatdesigns, LLC. 
     Therese has spent over 25 years teaching art and doing Art therapy with many populations of people in the Cleveland area including those with Dementia, Mental illness, Homelessness, and those with Developmental disabilities.  With great satisfaction in seeing people with special needs thrive and feel successful, she has held many local art shows in community workshops, nursing homes, libraries, and senior centers. 

2021                Showing at Barberton Mum Fest 
2021                Showing at Put in the Bay Art in the Park
2020               Started pop up shops in Berlin, Ohio 
2020                Large mural painting commission for Law
                         office in Willoughby, Ohio 
2020                Commission Mosaic Window 
2019                 Tagline Show, Stella’s Art Gallery
2019                 Northeast Ohio Inspired Juried Art Show,

Honorable Mention
2019-2014      Co-teacher Art Studio CCBDD and
                          Habilitation Specialist 
2019                 Participant in Unveiled Lake County Art
2018                Artist at Stella’s Art Gallery, Mentor, Ohio
2017                Prints showing at Desdemona’s Fine Art,
                         Marblehead, Ohio 
2014                Wolf Mosaic Window, Wolf Sanctuary, IN.
2012                Euclid Senior Center CCBDD Habilitation
                         Specialist and Art instructor
2010-2012      Mosaic and Art Co-Teacher at the CCBDD
                         Art Studio
2008              Started Willowcatdesigns, LLC.
2008                Art Instructor and coordinated Art show or
                         Lake County Willoughby Workshop
                         for Developmental Disabilities
2003-2005    Art Instruction & Senior Art Show
                        Presentation at Emerald Ridge Nursing
                        Home, Solon, Ohio, Recreational Director
1993-2003    Art Instruction and Implemented Annual
                        Kethley House/Margaret
                        Wagner House Senior Shows Recreational
1996               Board Member on the building of the
                        Kethley House
1995                Presenter at Art & Aging Workshop, Ursuline
​                        College
1994                Thesis Presentation and Copy right
                        “Decreasing Negative Wandering
                        Behavior Through the Use of Art
                        Therapy”, Ursuline College.
1993-2003     Benjamin Rose Institute Ethics Committee Member 
1993-2003     Benjamin Rose Institute Speakers Board
1991                 The May Show, Cleveland, Ohio 
1991                 Summer Research Photo Identification of 
                         Orca Whales, at the Whale Research
                        Center, Puget Sound, WA. 
1991                Art Therapy Intern at Malachi House,
1990               Senior Art Show, Dominican University, Ill.
1989               Summer Scholarship Award School of
                        The Art Institute of Chicago Assemblage
                        Workshop under Professor Bill Brown
1988               Scholarship Scholarship Award School of
                        The Art Institute of Chicago Painting at
                        Oxbow School of Art Residencies
1987-1991      Training under the direction of Dr.
                         Geraldine McCullough, Dominican University
​                        (formally Rosary College)
1987               Scholastic Gold Key Winner, Beaumont
​                        School for Girls

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Artist Statement

Paintings tell a story, and are a visual record of the artist’s journey. 
I like to paint common scenes that people love because they can look at it and smile.   Much of my art centers around locations that mean something to me because of the people that I am with that make the memory.  With feelings of endearment towards these places with family and friends, I have found that others have common sentiment.  

Evolve, Don’t Give Up, Strive, WORK HARD, Have Fun, Enjoy the short journey,  Explore, Adventure, Travel. 
Inspiration and growth usually comes after hardship.​