Mira Welnowska

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Mira Welnowska, a renowned sculptress, is creating award winning works of art in the Realist Tradition. She has studied at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, the New York Academy of Figurative Art, the Art Student League of New York and at the Academy of Art University in California. Her lengthy education has provided her with a meticulous academic background for undertaking virtually all classical and figurative forms. She is represented by Gallery 53 in Sarasota, Florida. 

 

Ms. Welnowska is a highly versatile and creative artist who is able to work in different mediums and subject matters. She creates landscape, still life, portraiture and three dimensional figurative pieces.  She teaches Sculpture Modeling Class in her studio in Jackson and at Georgian Court University. She is the owner/ teacher at LENEVE school of Art. She provides demonstrations and individual instruction, references to anatomy and proportion, illustrations from classical text, and composition of the figure, as the students work from a model.       

 

 EXHIBITIONS

       2015          “Edgy Art”,  Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, New Jersey

      2014          “Holiday Show”,  Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, New Jersey

      2014           “22nd Annual Juried Open Show”, Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, New Jersey

      2014           “Edgy Art”,  Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, New Jersey

      2013            “Holiday Show”,  Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, New Jersey

      2012            “Sculptors Association of New Jersey: Spring 2012”, M. Christina Geis Gallery, Georgian Court University, Lakewood, New

                           Jersey

                          “Guild Exhibiting and Associate Member Show”, Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, New Jersey

                         “2011 Spring Auction Exhibition”, The Salmagundi Club, New York, New York

      2011             “Holiday Show”,  Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, New Jersey

                         “19th Annual Juried Open Show”, Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, New Jersey

                         “103 Annual Thumb-Box Exhibition”, The Salmagundi Club, New York, New York

                          “Winter and the Holiday”,  The Salmagundi Club, New York, New York

                          “2011 Fall Auction Exhibition”, The Salmagundi Club, New York, New York

2010            “Made in Metal”, ARTWORKS, Trenton, New Jersey

              “Figures and Fable”, Solo Show, Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, New Jersey

              “Sculptors Association of NJ: Spring 2010”, The Silva Gallery, Pennington, New Jersey

              “The Human Presence/ As Seen By Hands”, Clifton Arts Center, Clifton, New Jersey

2009            “17th Annual Juried Open Show”, Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, New Jersey 

                    “Sculpted & Sewn”,  Solo Show,   M. Christina Geis Gallery, Georgian Court University, Lakewood, New Jersey

                    "As Seen By Hand", The Sculptors’ Association of New Jersey, Mercer County Community College, Trenton, New Jersey

                    “Monmouth County Arts Council  30th Annual Juried Art Show”, The Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ

2008            “16th Annual Open Juried Show” - Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, NJ

                    “On the Beach”-All Things Summer - The Salmagundi Club, New York, New York

                    “2008 Annual Summer Exhibition” - The Salmagundi Club, New York, New York

                    “The Raw & The Cooked”, The Sculptors’ Association of New Jersey, ARTWORKS, Trenton, New Jersey

                    ART EXPO – Javits Convention Center, New York, New York                

                    “Urban Life” - The Salmagundi Club, New York, New York

                    “All Member Show” - Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, New Jersey

2007            “NeoCon World’s Trade Fair 2007”, Art-Exchange.com, Chicago, Illinois

                    “Please Touch Sculpture”, The Sculptors’ Association of New Jersey, The Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, New Jersey

                    “Annual Faculty Show”, Lavallette Library, Lavallette New Jersey

                    “Paper, Metal, and Stone”, Solo Show -   Ocean County College, Toms River, New Jersey

                    “Student Sculpture show”, Exhibition of the works of the students of Mira Welnowska, Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, NJ  

2006            “2006 Annual Members’ Art Show”, Ocean County Artists’ Guild, Toms River, NJ

                          “The Seventh Annual Summer Invitational”,  Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ

                    “Annual Faculty Show”, Lavallette Library, Lavallette New Jersey      

                    “NJ American Artist Professional League, INC, Open State Juried Show, Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, NJ

                    “Divinity, Mortality, Earth”, - Solo Show - Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, NJ

                    “NJ American Artist Professional League Member Exhibition”, Bordentown Gallery, Bordentown, NJ

                    “Monmouth County Arts Council  27th Annual Juried Art Show”, The Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ

                    “Annual Photography & Sculpture Exhibition”, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

                    “OCAG Faculty Art Exhibit”, Ocean County Artists’ Guild, Toms River, NJ

2005            “13th Annual Open Juried Show - Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, NJ

                    “Annual Juried Members’ Show”, Ocean County Artists’ Guild, Toms River, NJ

                    “2003 Annual Graphics & Sculpture Exhibition”, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

                    “OCAG Faculty Art Exhibit”, Ocean County Artists’ Guild, Toms River, NJ

                    “Manalapan Senior Citizen Center Show”, Freehold Art Society, Manalapan, NJ

                    “Monmouth County Arts Council Juried Art Show 2005”, Monmouth Museum, New Jersey.

2004            “Sculpture – All Ways”, The Sculptors’ Association of New Jersey, The Monmouth Museum, Lincroft NJ

                    “Images Of Natures”, - Solo Show  -  Ocean County Artists’ Guild, Toms River, NJ

                    “Manalapan Senior Citizen Center Show”, Freehold Art Society, Manalapan, NJ

                    “Diversity in Three Dimensions”, The Sculptors’ Association of New Jersey at the Stockton Art Gallery, Stockton, NJ

                    “Open Juried Exhibition of Representational Art 2004”, New Jersey Chapter - American Artists Professional League, Inc.,

                    Renee Foosaner Art Gallery, Paper Mill Playhouse,  Millburn, New Jersey

                    “New Jersey Invitation Exhibition”,  Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, Millville,  New Jersey.

                    “Annual Photography & Sculpture Exhibition”, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

                    “The Earth Element in Sculpture”, - Solo Show - Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, NJ

2003            “Holiday Show”,  Ocean County Artists’ Guild, Toms River, NJ

                    “Open State Juried Fall Exhibition 2003”, New Jersey Chapter - American Artists Professional League, Inc.,Ocean County

                     College, Toms River,  New Jersey.

                    “Inspiration”, Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury,  New Jersey.

                    “SANJ September 2003 Exhibition”, The Sculptors’ Association of New Jersey, Clifton Art Center, NJ

                    “2003 Annual Graphics & Sculpture Exhibition”, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY.

                    “Manalapan Senior Citizen Center Show”, Freehold Art Society, Manalapan, NJ

                    “OCAG Faculty Art Exhibit”, Ocean County Artists’ Guild, Toms River, NJ

                    “2003 Annual Non-Juried Summer Exhibition”, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

                    “Summer Open Juried  Exhibition 2003”, New Jersey Chapter - American Artists Professional League, Inc.,

                    Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, Millville,  New Jersey.

                    “Views of New Jersey”, Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury,  New Jersey.

                    “Women Artist Members Exhibition”, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY.

                    “National Open Exhibition IX”, Ridgewood Art Institute, Ridgewood, NJ.

                    “Exhibition of Sculpture”, The Sculptors’ Association of New Jersey at the Donald B. Palmer Museum, Springfield, NJ

                    “Members’ Show”, Ocean County Artists’ Guild, Toms River, NJ. 

                    “Art From The Heart 2003”, Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York, NY.

2002            “Holiday Members’ Show”, Ocean County Artists’ Guild, Toms River, NJ. 

                    “Art From The Heart 2002”, Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York, NY.

                    “Fall Auction Exhibition of 2002”, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY.

                    “Open State Juried Fall Exhibition 2002”, New Jersey Chapter - American Artists Professional League, Inc.,

                    Ocean County College, Toms River,  New Jersey.

                    “Annual Graphics & Sculpture Exhibition”, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY.

                    “Annual Juried Members’ Show”, Ocean County Artists’ Guild, Toms River, NJ

                    “2002 Annual Non-Juried Summer Exhibition”, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

                    “Summer Open State Exhibition of Representative Art 2002”, New Jersey Chapter -  American Artists Professional League,

                    Inc., Ocean City Arts Center, New Jersey.

                    “Summer Salon”, Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York, NY.

                    “American Landscape”  Solo Show - First Union Bank, Beachwood, New Jersey.

                    “Spring Members Exhibition of  Representational Art 2002”, New Jersey Chapter - American Artists Professional League,

                     Inc., Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury,  New Jersey.

                    “2002 Spring Auction Exhibition”, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY.

                    “National Open Exhibition VIII”, Ridgewood Art Institute, Ridgewood, NJ.              

                    “22nd Annual Regional Open Juried Show, Ridgewood Art Institute, Ridgewood, NJ.

                    “America at War”, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY.         

                    “6th Annual Photography & Sculpture Exhibition”, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY.

                    “Annual Combined Exhibition", The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY.

2001            “Fall Members Exhibition 2001”, New Jersey Chapter - American Artists Professional League, Inc., Ocean County College,

                    Toms River,  New Jersey.

                    “Annual Graphics & Sculpture Exhibition”, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY.                      

                    “Annual Non-Juried Summer Exhibition”,  The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY.

                    “Summer Salon”, Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York, NY.

                    “Celebrating Members Award Winning Works of Art Exhibition”,  The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY.

                    “Open Summer Juried Exhibition of Representative Art 2001”, New Jersey Chapter -  American Artists Professional

                     League, Inc., Ocean City Arts Center, New Jersey.

                    “Monmouth County Arts Council Juried Art Show 2001”, Monmouth Museum, New Jersey.

                    “Rites of Spring”, Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York, NY.

                    “2001 Spring Auction Exhibition”,  The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY.

                    “2001 5th Annual Photography and Sculpture Exhibition”, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY.

2000            “2000 Thumb-Box Painting Exhibition”, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY.

                    “Annual Juried Members’ Show”, Ocean County Artists’ Guild, Toms River, NJ. 

                    “Annual Graphics & Sculpture Exhibition”, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

                    “Annual Non-Juried Summer Exhibition”, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY.

                    “The Summer Salon 2000”, Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York, NY.

                    “Annual Students Show”, The Art Student League, New York, NY.

                    “Art From The Heart”, Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York, NY.

                    “2000 Spring Auction Exhibition”, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY.

                    “4th Annual Photography and Sculpture Exhibition”, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY.

                    “2000 Annual Members Combined Exhibition”, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY.

1999-2000   “The Year Round Salon”, Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York, NY.

1999            “Summer Show”, American Artists Professional League, NJ Chapter, Ocean County College, NJ.

                    “Spring Members Exhibition”, American Artists Professional League, NJ Chapter, Ocean County College, NJ.

                    “The Summer Salon”, Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York, NY.

                    “Of Nature”, Solo Show, Agora Gallery, New York, NY.

                    “The Internet Show”,  Ward-Nasse Gallery, New York, NY.

                    “Annual Juried Members’ Show”, Ocean County Artists’ Guild, Toms River, NJ. 

                    SAI Gallery, New York, NY.       

1998            “Annual Juried Members’ Show”, Ocean County Artists’ Guild, Toms River, NJ. 

                    Ralyn Art Center, Lakewood, NJ.

1997            "Students Show", The Art Student League, New York, NY. 

                    "Selected Paintings", Solo Show,  Ralyn Art Center, Lakewood, NJ.

1994            Ocean County Community College, Toms River, NJ.

1993            AT & T, Bell Laboratories, Homdel, Middletown, Lincroft, Red Hill, NJ. Solo show at Charney's in Toms River, NJ.

1992            Ocean County Community College, Toms River, NJ.

1991            Ridgewood Art Institute, Ridgewood, NJ. Bergen County Community College, Paramus, NJ.

 

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AWARDS and HONORS

 

      2015           First Place in Sculpture, “Edgy Art Show”,  Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, New Jersey

      2014            First Place in Sculpture, “Edgy Art Show”, Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury,  New Jersey

      2013            First Place in Sculpture, “Holiday Show”, Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury,  New Jersey

2009            First Place in Sculpture, “17th Annual Juried Open Show”, Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, New Jersey

              Honorable Mention, “126 Annual Members’ Exhibition”, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

2008            Honorable Mention, “2008 Annual Summer Exhibition”, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

2006            Second Place in Sculpture, “Annual Juried Members’ Show”, Ocean County Artists’ Guild, Toms River,  NJ.

                    Monmouth County Arts Council Award,  “27th Annual Juried Art Show”, The Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ                

2004            NJ-AAPL Merit Award, “Open Juried Exhibition of Representational Art”, New Jersey Chapter - American Artists

                    Professional League, Inc.,

                    Renee Foosaner Art Gallery, Paper Mill Playhouse,  Millburn, New Jersey.

2003            Honorable Mention, “Open State Juried Fall Exhibition 2003”, New Jersey Chapter - American Artists Professional League,

                    Inc., Ocean County College, Toms River, New Jersey.

                    Richman Sculpture Award , “2003 Annual Graphics & Sculpture Exhibition”, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY.

                    Honorable Mention, “ Manalapan Senior Citizen Center Show”, Freehold Art Society, Manalapan, NJ

                    NJ-AAPL Merit Award, “Summer Open Juried  Exhibition 2003”, New Jersey Chapter -American Artists Professional

                    League, Inc., Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts, Millville,  New Jersey.

                    Honorable Mention, “2003 Annual Non-Juried Summer Exhibition”, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

                    The Community Art Association Award, “National Open Exhibition IX”, Ridgewood Art Institute, Ridgewood, NJ.

2002            First Place in Sculpture, “Annual Juried Members’ Show”, Ocean County Artists’ Guild, Toms River, NJ.

                    Members’ Memorial Award, “2002 Annual Non-Juried Summer Exhibition”, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY.

                    NJ-AAPL Distinguished Merit Award,  “Spring Members Exhibition of  Representational Art 2002”, New Jersey

                    Chapter  of the American Artists Professional League, Inc., Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, New Jersey

                    Sally Logue Foundation Award, “National Open Exhibition VIII”, Ridgewood Art Institute, Ridgewood, NJ.

                    Graham Gallery Sculpture Award,  “Annual Combined Exhibition", The Salmagundi Club,  New York, NY.

2001            Special Judge’s Award, American Artists Professional League, New Jersey Chapter , “Open Summer Juried Exhibition of

                    Representative Art 2001”, Ocean City Arts Center, New Jersey.

2000            Elliot Liksin Memorial Award, The Salmagundi Club, “Annual Graphic & Sculpture Members Exhibition”.

                    Francis V. Kughler Memorial Award, The Salmagundi Club, “2000 Annual Members  Combined Exhibition”.

                    Blue Dot Recognition, “Annual Students Show”, The Art Student League, New York, NY

1999            Honorable Mention, Ocean County Artists’ Guild Annual Juried Members’ Show Award, 

1998            Third Place in Selected Media Award, Ocean County Artists’ Guild Annual Juried Members’ Show Award, 

 

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

      Passaic County Arts News, Passaic County Cultural & Heritage Council, Mixed News on 2010 Arts Grants, Jan 2010

Dave Bejamin, “Sculpted & Sewn- Exhibit to feature two NJ Artists”,  Tri-Town News, October 15, 2009, Vol.24, No.13

App.Com, Local News, “Sculpted & Sewn, Art Exhibit at GCU in October”, Asbury Park Press, September 30, 2009

Dana Vouglitois, Arts and Leisure, The Lion’s Tale, Georgian Court University’s Students-run Newspaper, October, 2009

Allen Dean, “Sculpted & Sewn – Opening Reception”, Atlantic Highlands Herald, October 6, 2009

      Community Bulletin Board, “Students of local sculptor to exhibit works at Guild”,  Tri-Town News, February 1, 2007, Vol.21, No.27

      Bobbi Seidel, Jersey alive, “Art News”, February 2, 2007, Vol. 128, No. 29

      Monmouth County Art Council, State of The Art, “Calendar of Events”, January/February 2007, Vol. 2, Issue 3

      Special Events “Just Go”, Tri-Town News, January 25, 2007, Vol. 21, No. 26

      Community Bulletin Board, “Local artist’s works on display in Shrewsbury”,  Tri-Town News, June 1, 2006, Vol.20, No.43

      Bobbi Seidel, “Aesthetic & Aggressive”, Asbury Park Press, Entertainment Section, February 12, 2006

      Alexandra Hoyt, “Art Acquisition, Collectors turn their homes into galleries to showcase masterpieces”, Spring 2006

      Allen Dean, “Guild Members to take part in Juried Art Show”, Atlantic Highlands Herald, March 2, 2006

Pick of the Week, “Images Of Nature”, Try-Town News, Entertainment Section, April 29, 2004, Vol. 18, No 37.

Kelly-Jane Cotter, “Braving The Element”, Asbury Park Press, Ocean County Edition,  Jersey Alive, January 2, 2004, Vol. 122, No. 2

Pick of the Week, “The Earth Element in Sculpture”, Try-Town News, Entertainment Section, January 8, 2004, Vol. 18, No 21

Allan Dean, “Blockbuster Show at the Guild of Creative Art in January”, Atlantic Highlands Herald, December 18, 2003, Vol. 5 No. 50

Maciej Mnich, “Polscy artysci w Passaicu”, Polish American Daily, Weekend Super Express, November 15-16, 2003,  Nr 269 (2309)

Joyce Blay, “Sculptor finds freedom, chance to pursue her passion”, Tri-Town News, March 6, 2003, Vol. 16, No. 29

Joyce Blay, “Sculptor finds freedom, chance to pursue her passion”, Examiner,  March 13, 2003

Wendell Macrae, Nabil Nahas, Erwin Pfrang, SoHo & Downtown Galleries Reviews, “Of Nature”, NYarts Magazine International,  Vol.4 No.3 1999

Rudolf Stingel, Arnold Zimmerman, Chelsea Galleries Reviews, Group Exhibition,  NYarts Magazine International, Vol 3 No. 2 February 1999.

Lab Artist Honored, AT&T, Bell Laboratories Newsletter, Homdel, NJ, 1993

Charney's local artwork show, Ocean County Observer Newspaper, Toms River, NJ, 1993

AT&T Art Club Show, AT&T, Bell Laboratories Newsletter, Homdel, NJ, 1993

 

COLLECTIONS

                

Private collections in New Jersey, Massachusetts, Missouri, New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, Germany, Poland

      Corporate collections in Germany, Florida, New Jersey

 

MEMBERSHIPS

 

2005                Member, Allied Artists of America, INC.

      2004                Member, Monmouth County Art Council

2003                Member, Freehold Art Society, Freehold,  New Jersey.

2003                Member, Exhibiting artist at the Guild of Creative Art in Shrewsbury New Jersey

2003                Associate, The Allied Artists of America

2002                Member, Sculptors Association of New Jersey Inc.

2000                Member, The Art Student League, New York, NY

1999                Member, The Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

1999                Member, American Artists Professional League, New Jersey Chapter

1999                Colleague, National Sculpture Society

1997                Member, Ocean County Artists’ Guild, Island Heights, NJ

1993 - 1994     Founder and Member, AT&T Bell Laboratories Art Club, Homdel, NJ

1990 - 1992     Member, Ridgewood Art Institute, Ridgewood, NJ

 

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 EDUCATION

 

MFA, Fine Art, Sculpture                                                                                 2011

Academy of Art University, CA                                                                       

 

M.Ed. in Instructional Technology                                                                      2005

            Grand Canyon University, AZ

 

B.A. Computer Science/Mathematics                                                                1983       

Hunter College, NY

            Honors: Dean's List

 

       CERTIFICATIONS and PROGRAMS of STUDY

 

       2008                Certificate of Eligibility - Teacher of Art - The State of New Jersey,

                               Department of Education,  State Board of Examiners.

       2002                Fine Art Certificate Program, The New York Academy of Figurative Art, NY.

       1998-2002      Anatomical drawing and figure sculpture, The New York Academy of Art, NY.                                            

       1995-2001      Landscape painting and clay sculpture at The Art Student League in NY

                               Life painting and drawing at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA

       1990-1992      Still life and landscape painting at Ridgewood Art Institute, Ridgewood, N J.

 

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