Artist Jo Peterson

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1971 BS degree in Interior Design and Studio Art, University of Minnesota   
1981 MS degree in Visual Arts Education, Parsons School of Design and Bank Street College of Education, New York. 
1977 -1982 &  1991-2011  Specialized in teaching drawing, rendering, design principles and design history in several schools of higher education in Wisconsin, Ohio and Michigan.
1982-1984 Employed as an interior designer, Tucson Arizona
1984-1991 Worked  full time as an artist, focusing on watercolor and handmade paper in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Traveled throughout the mid-west exhibiting in art fairs and galleries. 
1991 -2011 Associate Professor of Interior design at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI; department coordinator 2001-2007 Exhibited in several  local, regional and national galleries and exhibits.  Served on the board of directors of two arts organizations in Kalamazoo. Illustrated and helped publish a children’s book; “Grandpa Thor’s Stories” by Marianne Mueller.  
2017, August, Moved to Sun City and began developing skills as a pastel artist.  
Member of arts organizations;  
1978-1991 “East bank Artists,” and the "La Crosse Arts Council”, La Crosse, WI, 
1992 – 2017 “Kalamazoo Book Arts”, “Handmade Paper Guild”, "Kalamazoo Institute of arts" & “Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo”, Kalamazoo, MI,”. 
2018 – present “Palo Verde Art Club”,  “Artists by the Lake”.,Sun City, AZ 
2018 – present, “WHAM”, Surprise, AZ
2019 - Present, West Valley Arts, Surprise, AZ
2020 -  Associate Member,  Pastel Society of America , 
Participated in juried and non-juried exhibitions including: 
1994 Allied Artists of America, 83rdAnnual Juried Exhibition, New York, NY
1996 24thAnnual Nat’l Small Painting juried Exhibit, New Mexico Art League, Albuquerque NM
1997 13th Annual National Juried Show, North Valley Art League, Redding, CA 
1997 Competition of Works on Paper Juried Show, Glendale, CA 
1999 Paper in Particular Juried Show, Columbia College, Columbia, OH 
2017 & 2018 Surprise Invitational, West Valley Arts Council Gallery, 
2018, 2019, 2020 Sun City Art Show, Sun City AZ
2018, 2019 Palo Verde Art Show, Sundial, Sun City, AZ, 
2018 West Valley Invitational, Surprise, [...]

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