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BIOGRAPHY
   
 

Norma Boeckler, a native of Midland, Michigan, is a mixed-media artist specializing in watercolor since the late 1980's.
Basically self-taught, her unique style exudes vibrant displays of color and shows flexibility of expression. Her work
has received national and international attention.


Her philosophy as an artist is that one must constantly grow and move forward with intense application and discipline.
She combines a deep sense of the spiritual, a love of the orient and a passion for painting to bring creativity to her life.


She has completed the designing and constructing of the religious book website for a book entitled "Jesus Lord of
Creation" that was written by Dr. Gregory L. Jackson of Bella Vista, Arkansas and it is published. The illustrations
and drawings of the covers and the entire book are her pen and Ink work.

The book is very inspiring. Please check it out.


website:
http://www.jloc.0catch.com

  EDUCATION
 


Famous Artists School Certificate Course in Fine Art Drawing and Painting 2007.
Dreamweaver MX, instructor / tutor, Rebecca Roslund from Alma, Michigan, 2004-2005.
Photoshop 7 self-taught from Adobe Photoshop 6.0 Classroom in a book, 2002.
Watercolor seminar with instructor Cheng-Khee Chee, North Central Michigan College, Petoskey, Michigan, 1998.
Enamel Jewelry Workshop, Shikoku University, and Workshop in indigo dye Tokushima, Japan, 1996.
Workshop in Creativity at Mid-Michigan Community College, 1991.
Acrylic painting classes at the Midland Center for the Arts, 1983.


  EXHIBITIONS
  Imagine That Gift Shop , Midland, Michigan.
Northwood University Gallery, Midland, Michigan.
Art Reach Gallery, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.
Shiawassee Arts Council Gallery, Owosso, Michigan.
Founders Society Gallery Flint, Michigan

   
  ONE-ARTIST SHOWS, ETC.
 

.2013 Published "A Treasury of Inspiritional Quotes: can be purchased on Amazon in hard copy or e-book.

http://www.amazon.com/Treasury-Inspirational-Quotes-Norma-Boeckler/dp/1482772515

 

.2012 Published "The Art of Norma Boeckler" can be purchased on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Art-Norma-Boeckler-A/dp/1475154488

.2011 Completed children's book " The Story of Jesus in Pictures" and a coloring book to go with it .
.2011 Accepted in the 6th Annual First Frost Art Fair at Flint Institute of Arts.
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2010 Accepted in Saginaw Township State of the art juried show.
.2010 Accepted in Midland Artists Guild juried show.
.2008 accepted in Saginaw Township State of the Arts Exhibition.
.2007 accepted in 14th Annual Shiwassee Arts Center Michigan All-Media Juried Show.
.2007 article published in Christian News about the books "Jesus Lord of Creation" and Brenda Sue Kiehler
Living with Osteogenesis Imperfecta".

.2006 completed the book website for "Jesus Lord of Creation". "Jesus and
.
2006 completed the pen & ink illustrations for the published book "Jesus Lord of Creation" written by Gregory L. Jackson.
.2006 an article was published in Midland Daily News and the Midland Artists Guild Newsletter about the book.

•2005 artwork was accepted (6000 entries) in the international Camberwell Rotary Art Show in Victoria, Australia.
.2005 artwork was accepted in the Greater Michigan Art Exhibition at the Center for the Arts in Midland,Michigan
and Shiswassee Arts Council All Media Competition in Owosso,Michigan.

2004 artwork was accepted in a one-artist show at Box Hill Community Arts Centre in Victoria, Australia.

2004 one-artist show at Fenton Vision Center, Fenton,Michigan.

2003 interviewed and displayed artwork on cable at SWOCC Studios in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

2003 artwork accepted in juried show at the Arts Midland Gallery, Midland, Michigan.

2002 one-artist show at Mid-Michigan Hospital Gallery, Midland, Michigan.

2002 pen & ink illustrations for Pastor Dr. Gregory L. Jackson's published book
"Jesus Priceless Treasure."

2001 interviewed and displayed artwork on MCTV in Midland, Michigan.

1999 displayed artwork at Saginaw Valley University Gallery, Saginaw, Michigan.

1998 interviewed and displayed art on Channel 19 & 35, Delta College, Saginaw, Michigan.


1998 one-artist show at Shiawassee Arts Council Gallery, Owosso, Michigan.

1997 displayed artwork at Anderson Enrichment Center, Saginaw, Michigan.

1996 artwork was displayed in the Tokushima Cultural Center Gallery & Awa-No-Sato Gallery in
Tokushima, Japan.

1995 displayed artwork at the University of Michigan Hospital Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

1994 artwork accepted in juried show in Studio 23, Bay City, Michigan.

1993 artwork accepted at the Arts Midland Gallery, Midland, Michigan.


1992 one-artist show at Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

 

  AWARDS & HONORS
 

.2011 "second Place" National Arts Program at Children's Hospital in Detroit, MI.
..2010 "First Place" National Arts Program at Children's Hospital in Detroit, MI.

.2009 "Second Place" National Arts Program at Children's Hospital in Detroit, MI.
.2008
Biography selected for "Who's Who of American Women" for the 2008-2009 Edition.
.2008
"Best of Show" & "First Place" National Arts Program at Children's Hospital in Detroit, MI.

.2004 "First Place" at the Fenton Art Fair for complete display of work.

2003 "Honorable Mention" & "People's Choice" for "The Poplars" in Gladwin Artist Guild Show,
Gladwin, Michigan.

2002 "Honorable Mention" for "Along the Tittabawassee River" in the Midland Artists Guild Show,
Midland, Michigan.

2000 "Honorable Mention" for "Enchanted Gardens" in the Detroit Society of Women Painters & Sculptors,
Detroit, Michigan.


1999 "Second Place" in the Fenton Art Fair for complete display, Fenton, Michigan.

1999 & 1998 "Honorable Mention" Grosse Pointe Art Association for complete display of art, Grosse Pointe, Michigan.

1998 "Honorable Mention" for watercolor "Morris Style" in the Saginaw State of the Arts, Saginaw, Michigan.

1998 "Best of Show" for watercolor "Yomont Rug" in the Midland Community Center Exhibit, Midland, Michigan.

1996 "Honorable Mention" for watercolor "Oriental Rug" in the Women's Work Exhibition, Standish, Michigan.

1995 "Best of Show" & "First Place" for watercolor "Pears Delight" and "Granny" in the West Branch Heritage Days
juried show, West Branch, Michigan.


1992 "Best of Show" for watercolor "Pears Delight" in the Midland Artists Guild juried show, Midland, Michigan.

1991 "Second Place" for watercolor "Paint Me" in the Central Michigan Creative Arts Centre, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.



  COLLECTIONS (over 400 paintings sold)
 

Dr. & Mrs. Gregory L. Jackson Bella Vista, AR, (USA)
Mary A. Hedberg, (Ph.D. Saginaw Valley State University) Saginaw, Michigan. (USA)
Mr. & Mrs. John Popp, Midland, MI (USA)
Mr. & Mrs. Karl Boeckler, Grosse Pointe, MI (USA)
Mr. & Mrs. Steve Morgan, Cumming, GA (USA)
Mr. & Mrs Michael Westwood, Victoria, AU
Mrs. Camille Hoenes, Desert Hills, AZ (USA)
Mr. & Mrs. Cliff Kiehler, New Ulm, MD (USA)
Mr. Nick Minardi Cotodecaza, CA (USA)
Mrs. W. A. Doerne, Netherlands
Mr & Mrs. Motohoro Shima, Tokushima, Japan
Mr. & Mrs Hitoshi, Tokushima, Japan
Dr. & Mrs. Larry Doehring, Arvada, COL (USA)
Dr. & Mrs. Roger Black, Fenton, MI (USA)



  MEMBERSHIPS, etc.
   
 

Midland Artist Guild, Midland, Michigan.
Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, Michigan.
Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors, Detroit, Michigan.
Bay City Studio 23, Bay City, Michigan.
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC.
Shiawassee Arts Council, Owasso, Michigan.
Marquis Who's Who Women of America for outstanding achievements, 2002-2003 23rd Edition.
ArtServe Michigan, Southfield, Michigan.
Michigan Watercolor Society

 

 

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