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Bonnie Switzer
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Born, Cumberland, Maryland
Married, two adult children

Education
Chatham College, B.A. in Psychology
University of California at Berkeley,
    teacher certification
University of Illinois at Urbana, M. Ed.
Parkland College, Associate in Fine Arts

Painting workshops
Nita Engle, Judi Betts, Tom Lynch
Joseph Fettingis, Pat Dews, Carol Barnes, Lana Grow, and Glenn Bradshaw

Solo Exhibitions
Champaign Public Library, 1992
Levis Faculty Center, Urbana, Illinois, 1993
Illini Union Art Gallery, Urbana, Illinois, 1998
Milo’s Restaurant, Urbana, Illinois, 2000
Expresso Royale, Urbana, Illinois, 2001
Pages for All Ages, Savoy, Illinois, 2002
Clark Lindsey Village Gallery, 2010
Artist of the Corridor, Urbana City Building, 2011
Wind, Water and Light Gallery, Urbana, IL,
    Featured artist, Boneyard Arts Festival,
    April, 2012
Alice Campbell Alumni Center, Urbana, IL, 2014
Cinema Gallery, Urbana, IL, 2017

Recognitions
Feature Article, At Home Magazine, Jan./Feb., 2010
Article, Studio Visit, News Gazette, Sept., 2011
Watercolor U.S.A., national juried competition, 2015, 2018

Awards
Honorable Mention, Paint Illinois,
    Paris Bicentennial Art Center, Paris, IL, 2004
Judy Friedman Memorial Award,
    Art Squared, 16th juried theme show,
    Phillips Gallery, BIG Arts Center,
    Sanibel, FL, 2008
Honorable Mention
    Crossing the Line with Paper, 2013 Big Arts
    Juried Exhibition, Sanibel, FL.
Eastern Illinois University
    Alumni Association Merit Award
    20th Biennial Drawing/Watercolor
    Illinois Exhibit, Tarble Arts Center, 2014
Watercolor U.S.A., 2018, The Jo Bidner Memorial Award from Watercolor Honor Society
Group Exhibitions
Fine Arts Students’ Juried Show, Parkland College,
    Champaign, IL, 1991-1998
State of Illinois Amateur Art Exhibit,
    Champaign, IL, 1992, 1996, 1997
Rockome Gardens Country Art Show, Arcola, IL, 1993
Biennial Drawing/Watercolor Illinois Exhibition,
Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002,
    2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2014
DKL Group Exhibit, Expresso Royale, Urbana, IL, 2000
International Galleries, Urbana, IL, 2001
Milo’s Restaurant, 2002
Here and Now: Art from Greater C-U, Krannert Art Museum,     
    University of Illinois, 2003
Springer Cultural Center, Champaign, IL., Reflect,
    Three person exhibition, December, 2003
Paint Illinois, Paris Bicentennial Art Center, Paris IL., 2004
Inside the Box, national juried exhibition,
    Parkland Art Gallery, Champaign, IL, 2005
Artisans 10+, Pages for All Ages, Champaign IL, 2006, 2007
Great Impasta, Champaign, IL, Apr.-May, 2007
Illini Union, University of Illinois, Sept.-Oct., 2007
Art Squared, 16th juried theme show, Phillips Gallery,
    BIG Arts Center, Sanibel, FL, 2008
Open Call, 14 Brushes Art Gallery, Urbana, IL, Mar.-Apr. 2008
Artisans 10+, Bicentennial Art Center, Paris, IL, 2010
Cinema Gallery, Artisans 10+, 2011
Peach Nehi Show, Art Coop Gallery, 2011
Artisans 10+, Blue Show, Art Coop Gallery, 2011
Artisans 10+, Springer Cultural Center, Oct./Nov., 2012
Artisans 10+, Green Show, Art Coop Gallery, 2013
Artisans 10+, Reflections, Illini Union, University of Illinois, 2013
Artisans 10+, Clark Lindsey, Urbana, Illinois, 2014
Artisans 10+, Interpretations of Red, Art Coop Gallery, 2014
Watercolor U.S.A., national juried competition, Springfield Art Museum,     Springfield, MO, 2015, 2018
Artisans 10+, New Work, Art Coop Gallery, 2017
Around the Block II, juried exhibition, Parkland College, 2017
Artisans 10, Small Works, Art Coop Gallery, 2018

Gallery
Cinema Gallery, Urbana, Illinois

Publications
Parkland College Planner, 1996-97, published drawing
Images, Parkland College Student Arts Magazine, 2001, 2002
Images for Ann L. Brown Lecture poster, Department of Psychology,
    University of Illinois, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
Gallery Guide, Chicago/Midwest, painting image, Feb. 2011

Collections
Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana
Carle Clinic, Urbana and Champaign, IL
Doris Kelly Christopher Hall, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
Coordinated Science Laboratory, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
Northwestern Mutual Insurance Co., Milwaukee, WI
Urbana Free Library, Urbana, IL
Numerous private collections

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