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Laura H. Von Stetina, MAA  Artist, Author  
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Laura is an artist and writer whose work in both fields has won recognition. Her pencil drawings, watercolors and oil paintings have been exhibited worldwide, and been awarded top honors in shows of fine art. She is featured in the 2010 publication, Modern Masters of Miniature Art in America. Writing under the pen name Edwina Von Stetina, Laura is also the author of Mewingham Manor, Observations on a Curious New Species, inspired by her original fantasy paintings and drawings. Laura currently works out of her studio in Madison, Florida. 
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CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 

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EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS:

 

2014. Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, DC Exhibition, 2nd Drawing, Heartland Art Guild, HM Drawing++++++++++

2007 - 2015. Snow Goose Gallery, The Art of Miniature. Bethlehem, PA. Invitational. 

1993 - 2015. Miniature Art Society of Florida International Show, FL. Numerous topawards, including Excellence in All Entries (1997), and Purchase Award (2003.)

2010 - 2014. Art of the Sea Gallery, Waterways, a Gathering of Masters. South Thomaston, ME. Juried.

2009, 2010. Francesca Anderson Fine Art, Almost Miniatures Show. Lexington, MA. Invitational.

2008 – 2010. Art Guild, Madison, FL

2007. OilPainters of America, Weatherburn Gallery, Naples, FL. Eastern Regional Exhibition. Juried.

2007. Oil Painters of America, Whistle Pik Galleries, Fredricksburg, TX.

16th Annual National Exhibition of Traditional Oils. Juried.

2006. Arts for the Parks Traveling Exhibition.

2004, 2005. Arts for the Parks, Jackson Hole, WY. Juried.            

(Five entries accepted in 2005.)

2004. World Federation of Miniaturists. Worldwide Exhibition of Fine Arts in Miniature, Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C. Juried.

2004. Seaside Art Gallery of the Outer Banks, North Carolina. Juried.              

2001, 2002. Annual Miniature Exhibition, Gallery One, Mentor, OH.  Invitational.

2001. Sketching and research trip. England.

2001. Charles Ashley's Fine Art. Cary, North Carolina, Invitational. 

2000. World Federation of Miniaturists Show - Hobart, Tasmania,  Australia. Juried.  

2000. Decoys and Wildlife Gallery. Original Miniatures Show. Frenchtown, NJ. Invitational.

1999, 2000. The Greenwich Workshop Gallery. Fine Art in Miniature. Fairfield, CT. Invitational.

2000. Artlink Miniature Exhibition, Orlando, FL. Invitationa.

1999 - 2000. Portrait Commission and Painting Commissions, Evel Knievel.

1999. Artlink Miniature Exhibition. Salt Lake City, UT. Invitational.

1995 -1998. Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, DC Exhibition, Juried. Numerous top awards, including the Grumbacher Award for Oil.    

1997. Commendation for Best in Show. Hilliard Society of England. Wells, England. Juried.

1997. Best in Show. Art Gallery of Fells Point Miniature Exhibition. Baltimore, MD. Juried.  

1997. First Watercolor, Second Drawing. Montana Miniature Art Society, Billings, MT. Juried.

1985 -1994. Nature Artists of Cleveland Annual Exhibition. Cleveland, OH. Juried. Top Awards.

1978, 1983, 1988. The Arts Center. Annual All-Florida Juried Exhibition. St. Petersburg, FL. Awards, Painting.                       

1980 -1981. The Temple Beth El Annual Exhibition. St. Petersburg, FL. Invitational.

1974 -1978. Annual April Art Show. Gates Mills, OH. Top Awards.

1975 -1976. The May Show. The Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH. Juried.

1972. Grumbacher Gold Medal for Acrylics. National Scholastic Student Art Exhibition. New York, NY. Juried.   

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PUBLICATIONS:      

2002. Greenwich Workshop Press. Under pen name Edwina Von Stetina, wrote book based on own  fantasy

paintings and drawings:Mewingham Manor, Observations  on a Curious New Species.

Awarded: Muse Medallion, Certificate of Excellence - 2002 Cat Writers’ of America Annual Communications Contest.     

2003. German Language Translation. Gut Mauzenheim.

2004. French Language Translation. Le Manor Des Chats Ailés 

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2011. Art of the Sea Gallery, Thomasville, ME    

2004, 2005. Gallery One, Mentor, OH.

2004. Row House Gallery, Milburn, OH.

1980. The Science Center of Pinellas County. St Pete, FL.           

1976. -Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Cleveland, OH. 

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ASSOCIATIONS:               

Miniature Artists of America. Signature member.              

Hilliard Society of England. Signature member.              

Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, DC. Signature member.                      

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COLLECTIONS:              

Private collection of Evel Knievel.

Miniature Art Society of Florida. Clearwater, FL.

Jewish Community Center of Cleveland. Cleveland, OH.

Private collection of Johnathan Winters.

The Greenwich Workshop. Seymour, CT.

The Kite Museum. Pelee Island, Canada.

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INTERNSHIPS:       

1972, 1973. Hardwood Island Biological Station, Maine.

Completed field studies on the territories of voles.Through

the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. 

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EDUCATION:            

Cleveland Institute of Art. 1972 – 1977. BFA.Watercolor, Printmaking.

Honorary Scholarships, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976. 

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