Pizzazz Studios - Denise M Cawley













 

Workshops and Lectures
Resume and Show List
EDUCATION
  National Instructors that Denise has studied with:
Libby Lehman, Natalie Sewell, Ellen Anne Eddy, David Walker, Jinny Beyer, Jane Dunnewold, and many more.

Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art and Professional Communication, Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI, Graduated with honors, December 1996

  BFA Program Foundation Studies, Product and Furniture Design, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, 1991-1993

EXHIBITIONS
2008-present Teaching color theory workshops, fiber arts and drawing for private groups. Invite me to come to your guild, company or form a group for a custom experience.
2007 June
Two Women - Two Views, two-woman show, School Sisters of St. Frances Alphonse Gallery
2006

January
Fiber Art Show - juried main gallery artist, Art Bar, Milwaukee WI

Fiber - It's not just for breakfast anymore, juried exhibit - chosen to travel to Northfield, MN

April
Curating Quilt and Surface Design Exhibit, Milwaukee Gay Arts Center, Milwaukee, WI

June
Dinner Party showed in the jurried exhibit, Fruit of the Vine, to be shown at Patchwork & Quilt Expo X in Lyon, France.

June
Gallery at WREN, Two-person show featuring my floral pieces, Bethlehem, NH.

2005 Fabrications II - An Exhibition of Textiles, Jurried National Group Show, Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota, MN - Two pieces selected.
Quilts for Art Sake IV, Jurried National Group Show, Makeready Press, Montclair, NJ - Three pieces selected.
Ornaments and Adornments, Milwaukee Art Museum, Jurried Show, Milwaukee, WI
Eight Counties, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI, juried exhibit
M.A. Cataldi Bloomingdale Studio Galleries, Chicago, IL, juried group show

2004 Transformations, Marion Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, group show
Out of the Sewing Closet, Little Rock, AK, six person juried show
Michigan Women's Music Festival, Hart, MI, juried art fair
Continuing Education Faculty Show, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), Milwaukee, WI

2003 Juried Alumnae Show, Alvero College, Milwaukee, WI - four person show
Quilts 2003
Katie Gingrass Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, juried exhibit

2003 Milwaukee Art Museum
Selected as one of 25 Wisconsin quiltmakers to present a mini-quilt to one of the Gee's Bend Quilt Artists.

2003 Quilt Challenges: Traditional and Quick Bias
Nancy's Notions, Beaver Dam, WI

2002 Quilt Challenge, Nancy's Notions, Beaver Dam, WI

2001 Pizzazz: Contemporary Quilt Explorations, Exhibited and curated in conjunction with performance of Quilters, Milwaukee, WI

2001 A Quilt Odyssey, Patched Works and Hearthside Quilters Exhibit, Milwaukee, WI

2001 Eight Counties, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Kohler WI, juried exhibit

2000 Personal Responses and Collaborations, 3 person alum show, Alverno Art and Cultures Gallery, Milwaukee WI

2000 Bad Water Book Invitational, University of Wisconsin, Parkside Library, Kenosha, WI

1999 Festival of Foods, Exhibitor, Chicago, IL

1998 Alverno Art Fair, Juror Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI

1998 Alverno Art Fair, Exhibitor, Alverno College Milwaukee, WI

1997 Art for AIDS, Italian Community Center, Milwaukee, WI

PUBLIC ART PROJECTS
2001-02 ASQ Center: Managed and designed 18 wall compositions for 3-D quotes, Public Art Committee Member. Portion of project I lead had a budget of $15,000.

1995-98 Midwest Express Center - Wall poetry and portals, worked as studio assistant to Jill Sebastian.

STUDENT EXHIBITS
1996 Lakefront Festival of the Arts, Collegiate Competition, juried exhibit, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
Juried Student Show, Alverno Art and Cultures Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Goddess of the Stone - I Am, Constance Lindholm Gallery, juried exhibit, collaborative entry, Shorewood, WI
Through the Eyes de las Mujeres Perspectivas: Costa Rica y Espana, Alverno Art and Cultures Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, co-curated exhibit
Interiors, Art Elements Gallery, Mequon, WI

1995 Women Off Balance, Posner Building, Milwaukee, WI
Motion and Emotion, The Blatz Gallery, four-person exhibition, Milwaukee, WI
Lakefront Festival of the Arts, Collegiate Competition, juried exhibit, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
9/V, Charles Allis Museum, juried exhibit, Milwaukee, WI

1994 Student Choice Exhibition, Alverno Art and Cultures Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
Juried Student Show, Alverno Art and Cultures Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE
2003-present Continuing Education Instructor, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

2002-present Taught more than 200 students through my company Pizzazz Studios, LLC and received 99% positive feedback

2002-present Instructor for color theory, fabric dyeing and quilting, Nancy's Notions, Beaver Dam WI

2002 Instructor for color theory, fabric dyeing and quilting, Quilters' Heaven, Greenfield, WI

1998-2002 Special Marketing Representative, ASQ, Milwaukee WI

1998 Teaching Assistant, PCM 320, Alverno College

1997-98  

Museum Project Coordinator, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

1996-98 Studio Assistant, Jill Sebastian Studio - public art projects Midwest Convention Center

1996 Administrative Assistant, Art Futures, Milwaukee WI
Producer, Director, and Copy Writer, Discover Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Studio Assistant, Leslie Fedorchuk's Studio, Milwaukee, WI

1993-96 Artourage, Alverno College, Fine Arts Group
President, 1995-96

1995-96 Teaching Assistant, Advanced Fibers and Advanced Printmaking, Fine Arts Department, Alverno College,
Graphics and Animation Assistant, The Finishing Group, Milwaukee, WI,
Special Events Coordinator, Alverno Art and Cultures Gallery

1994 Interior Designer, Freelance, Detroit, MI

1991-93 Gallery Exhibit Technician and Special Event Coordinator, Parsons School of Design Exhibition Galleries, New York, NY

TELEVISION AND PUBLICATIONS
1997 Discover Wisconsin Outdoor Fun, regional television episode wrote and directed

1996 Compassion - AIDS television public service announcement -regional
Alverno Today, feature story
H.U.E.S. - Hear Us Emerging Sisters, national illustration

1995 H.U.E.S. - Hear Us Emerging Sisters, national illustration
Real Life, cover illustration and feature story

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
1996 Layton Art Scholarship

1995 Alverno Travelship Award - Study in Spain

1993 Alverno College Trustees Scholarship

1991 Parsons School of Design Merit Scholarship