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  Fern Samuels — Painter

Fern Samuels

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Member of Flag since
FLAG Positions Served:
Recording Secretary 2000-2001

Fern's Bio:

Fern Samuels received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has had many solo exhibits in national museums and galleries. Samuels is one of the founders of A.R.C. Gallery, one of the first women's cooperative galleries in the United States. Samuels was an associate Professor of Art at Columbia College, Chicago,where she received a faculty development grant.

Artist Statement:

I have been an artist for 50 years and have done all kinds of art from collage and painting to printmaking. My latest project is book illustration . I have done two books both in conjunction with a poet. I work partially on the computer and all profits from the sale of these goes to Breast Cancer Research Foundation. I like to move around from one media to another.


Solo Exhibits

South Palm Beach Town Hall 2009
Palm Beach Gardens City Hall 2007
Florida Atlantic University 2004
Mos Art 2004
Gallery on Azele 2001
Fyrplace Gallery 2001
John J. McDonough Museum of Art 1997
Morraine Valley College 1995
Loyola University 1993
Soho 20 1991
ARC Gallery 1990
Upstart Gallery 1990
Eastern Illinois 1989
Countryside Art Center -Northwestern University 1988
A.R.C. Gallery 1988,1986,1984

Awards and Honors

First Prize - Women in the Visual Arts 2006
Second Prize - National Association of Women Artists 2011. 2009
First Prize - Northwood University2004
Second prize, Florida Artists Group 2005
First Prize - Cornell Museum 2004
21 more prizes from 1976 - 2003