1989-2004 Adjunct Professor of Elementary and Secondary Education, Dept. of Art Education, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1999, 2000 Visiting Artist Program, Palatine High School
1994 Evaluator, AIC Museum Education Program for Artists and Educators, "Nature, Society and Spirit: Art Across Time and Culture"
1989-92 Curriculum Development for Artists and Educators, Western State College (Summers) Gunnison, Colorado
1989-2004 Art History Reader-Consultant, ETS AP Program, Princeton, N.J.
1990-1991 Illinois Summer School Pilot Program: Interdisciplinary Arts for the Talented, Bloomington, Illinois Consultant, City of Highland Park Mural Project
1992 Lecturer/Visiting Artist for BASIC, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1989-1992 Art Consultant, Township High School District 113, Highland Park High School
1991 Art Consultant: Francis Parker High School Interdisciplinary Art Program
1990 Visiting Professor, Western State College, Gunnison, Colorado
1990 Teacher/Head, Illinois Summer School for the Gifted in the Arts, Bloomington, Il.
1957-1989 Art Instructor, Department Chair, 1957-1960; Chair, Fine Arts Dept., 1960- 1980; Chair and Developer of "Focus on the Arts" Festival, 1967-1981. Introduced and supervised Artist-in-Residence program and "Star Series," 1960-1967
1978-1988 Instructor, "Program Development and Grantsmanship," Columbia College Master's Program in Interdisciplinary Arts
1985 Workshop:"The House As an Art Form", Bemiss Art Center, Colorado Springs Colorado
1979 Paper Making Workshop, City of Crested Butte, Colorado
1975 Lecturer, Highland Park Library; Northwestern University Design Class; MCA Docent In-Service
1974-1975 Built unique sculpture house from recycled material and local resources, Crested Butte, Colorado. Documented on HGTV "Extreme Homes"
1969, 1970 Instructor, Young Artist's School, School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Instructor/leader Highland Park High School Humanities Study Tour of Europe and Greece.
1971, 1972 Instructor, Experimental Summer Art Program, Northern Illinois University (Summers ) in Colorado (Summers) Colorado, "The Artist in His Community"
1968-1970 Resident Artist-costume designer, Sybil Shearer Dance Company
1970 Consultant, Children's Press Art Books; "CEMREL" Visiting Artist Publication Consultant, Granite City High School
1989 Parson's School of Design, Summer Program in Africa
1987 Harvard University, Summer Program:Art History, Writing for the Arts
1986, 1985, Western State College, Gunnison, Colorado
1951-1961 School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1958 University of Mexico
1957 St. John's College, Great Books European Study Program
1948-1949 University of Illinois, M.A.
1945-1948 University of Illinois, B.A. (Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude)
1945 Northwestern University
Articles included in:
"Exemplary Programs in Art Education", USOE
"Secondary Art Programs", NAEA
"Dialogue Magazine", NAEA, "Arts and Social Change"
"North Shore Art League Bulletin" , "Toward a Renewed Interest in Art Appreciation"
IAEA "Directions", "Major Needs in Art Education"
IOE,"Extended Arts Instruction Component of the State Arts Plan." Also on editorial staff(1979)
New Mexican Newspaper, Santa Fe, Art Reviews 1980-1981
Included in "Who's Who in American Women", "Who's Who of International Women", "Who's
Who of American Artists."
NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL JURIED COMPETITIONS
Lebeznik Art Center, Michigan City, Indiana, National juried competition,”Mapping and Boundaries”, 2017
Rockford Art Museum Midwestern Biennial, 2014
Hanga-Ten, Tokyo National Museum, 2012
Pilzn Museum Biennale Drawing International Drawing Competition, 2004, 2006
2007, included in "Best of the Biennale" travelling exhibit
Suburban Fine Arts Center, National Exhibit of Beaded Art, 1999
Midwest Artists for Peace, U of Chicago, 1967
Minneapolis Art Institute, 1964
Fort Wayne Art Museum, “Spectrum” 1963
St. Paul National Drawing Show, 1962
Chicago and Vicinity Show of the Art Institute of Chicago (Eisendrath Award for Painting) 1958, 1959 to 1963
Sun-Times Drawing Show, 1960, 1961
Denver Art Museum, 1958, 1959
Cincinnati Art Museum Drawing Show 1958
Hyde Park Art Center Competition, 1957-1958
WORK IN ART COLLECTIONS
Constantine Sylvestri Collection, Paris
Milton Hebald, Rome/USA
Mr. and Mrs. Chan, Chinese Consul to Mexico City
Permanent Art Collections: Highland Park High School (Purchase Award, Art Institute Associates); Lake Forest Schools (Paul McCurry Purchase Award, 1958, 1960); Evanston High School; Deerfield High School; Southwest
Texas State University (Purchase Award); Oak Park-River Forest High School,
Southern Indiana Univ.Permanent Art Collection
Alverno College, Milwaukee 1970 Purchase Award
2010,2011 Juror, North Shore Art League Student Art Show
2007-2008 Juror, National Association of Fine Arts(selection of presidential scholars in the
2006 Juror, Annual Student Exhibit, Lecture: Univ. of So. Indiana
2005 Presenter, Il. Arts Education Association Conference
1989-2004 Reader, AP Art History Program, ETS
1995-1997 Board of Advisors, Ragdale Executive Residence in Creativity Program
1994-1996 Board Member, Columbia College, Papermaking-Books Program
1993 Distinguished Art Educator Award IAEA
1991 Distinguished Service Award in the Arts, City of Highland Park
1991 Presenter, NAEA National Conference, Chicago, Illinois
1990-1995 Advisory Board, Crested Butte Center for the Arts
1990 Presenter, NAEA National Conference, Kansas City, Missouri
1989-1991 Exhibits representative, Sister Cities Commission of Highland Park-Ferrara, Italy
1989-1990 Advisory Board, Highland Park Suburban Fine Arts Center
1990-1992 Project Director, National Endowment for the Arts Sculpture Project for Highland Park (awarded to Peter Voulkos)
1985, 1989, Steering Committee Member. Developed Visual Arts curriculum, Illinois High
1990 School for the Talented in Arts
1989 Consultant, HPHS, "Art at Your Service"
1989 Presenter, "China Through the Eyes of An Artist," HP Library
1965-1988, Chair of Highland Park Fine Arts Commission.
1980, Art critic: New Mexican News, Santa Fe, N.M.
1979 Editorial Board, writer, Il. Arts Yearbook, "Arts in Education"
1978-1983 Art Consultant: U.S.Office of Education; Illinois Office of Education (Art in the Schools Programs and Humanities Program Development)
1977 Consultant, CEMREL, Artists' Programs publications
1975-1976 President, Illinois Art Education Association
1974-1977 National Chair, Secondary Art Division of NAEA; NAEA Board of Directors
1975 Lecturer: Art Institute Associates in Glen Ellyn, Oak Park, St. Charles
1974 Chair, Illinois State Conference, IAEA
1972-1992 Illinois Arts Council Advisory Panel on Visual Artsd
1970 Art Consultant: development of AP Art History Exam, Princeton ETS
Member, Future Planning Committee Ravinia Festival
2018 “88th Member’s Exhibitio”, The Arts Club of CHI
2017 One person exhibit, “At 90: New and Re-New”, Bridgeport Art Center Gallery
2016 Invitational exhibit, “Future Presence”, Southern Indiana University, Evansville
2016 One person exhibit, "The Present Future", Bridgeport Art Center Gallery
2015 John David Mooney International Gallery Invitational, "Visionary Art"
2014 Cliff Dweller's Gallery
2013 Lucille Lucas Gallery, Gunnison, Colorado
2013,2007 Invitational exhibit, Crested Butte Center for the Arts
2007 Traveling Exhibit of Pilzn International Bienale Drawings:Italy,Spain,England, U.S.A. ("Best of the Bienale")
2004 , 2006 Pilzn Museum, Czechoslovakia, International Bienale Drawing Exhibit
2004 Crested Butte Center for the Arts, Co.,"John David Mooney Sculpture and Ruth Esserman Paintings and Drawings"
1964-2017 Arts Club of Chicago Professional Member's Exhibit
2002-2005 Artists' Month Exhibit, Bridgeport Galleries
2002 Chicago School of Professional Psychology, "Time/Timelessness"
2002 Liberman Gallery Exhibit, Geneva, Illinois
2001 Suburban Fine Arts Center National Juried Exhibit, "12x12"
NAEA National Juried Electronic Exhibit
2000 Crested Butte Center for the Arts, "Wish You Were Here", Invitational Exhibit of Postcard Art."
1999,2000, IAEA Juried Electronic Gallery (First Award)
1999 Crested Butte Center for the Arts, Western Slope Festival Exhibit
1998 (Oct.-Nov.) Fermilab Gallery, Batavia, Illinois, "Mythic Time"
1998(March) Harper College:"The Architecture of Mythmaking", exhibit and lecture for Women in Art History Month.
1998-2002 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, "Bare Walls," invitational participatory event
1998-2000 Palatine High School, Visiting Artist Exhibit
1997 Focus on the Arts Exhibit, Highland Park
Pak Studio Gallery, One Woman Exhibit
School of the Art Institute of Chicago, "Variations on a Theme"
1996-1998 Themes Gallery, Newport, Rhode Island
1996 (May) School of the Art Institute of Chicago, "Journey to Health", Journal and Drawings
1994,1996 NAB Gallery Group Show, "1117 Pak"
1993 Faculty Exhibit, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1993 Columbia College, "Travel Sketch Books",including work done in Europe, Mexico, Japan, Okinawa, Thailand, Africa (Ivory Coast), China, Bangkok, Bali, Morocco,
North Pueblo Indians of the Southwest
1991 Tambra Gallery, Salem, Oregon, Drawing Exhibit
1991 Parson's School of Design, NYC, "Artist Sketchbooks"(African Drawings)
1990 (May) 20th Anniversary Exhibit of Sybil Shearer Dance Company Drawings at Shearer Dance Studio, Northbrook, Illinois (January) Gunnison Valley Juried Artist's Exhibit, Crested Butte Center for the Arts
Noyes Cultural Center, Evanston, "12 Former Students of Paul Wieghardt"
1989(Dec.) Strel-Hillerman Residence Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico,"Paintings/Drawings"
1988 Exhibit Sponsored by City of Crested Butte
1988-1991 Laurel Seth Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
1988 Fort Sumner National Monument, New Mexico Museum, "Assemblages"
(fall) Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, "Artists for Peace Awareness"
1983, 1986 Anderton Gallery Crested Butte, Colorado
1983 Wilmette Library Gallery
1982 Western State College Gallery, Gunnison, Co., "Recent Paintings and Drawings"
Evanston Public Library
1981 Evanston Art Center, "Prints and Drawings of Ruth Esserman and Tom Giuliano"
1980 Jacksonville, Florida Statewide Arts Festival sponsored by Fla. State Office of
Education, One Woman Exhibit
1979 Collector's Showcase Gallery
1978 Center for the Arts, Crested Butte, Co., "Women in the Arts"
1977 Loyola University Gallery, One Woman Exhibit
Southwest Texas State University, One Woman Exhibit
1971 Deerfield High School Purchase Award
1970 Evanston Public Library
1970’s Exhibited and Represented by Ruth Volid Gallery
1969 National College, Evanston, Sybil Shearer Drawings
1968-1970 Resident artist, Sybil Shearer Dance Company
1968 Chicago Artists' Response Exhibit
1967 Midwest Artists for Peace, University of Chicago
1964-1974 Fort Wayne, Indiana Art Museum
1963 New Trier High School Gallery
1963 St. Paul National Drawing Show
Ruth Volid Gallery
1963 Dunes Art Foundation
1963 Fifth Army Headquarters
1963 Spectrum, Juried Exhibit
1961 McKerr Observatory Gallery
1960 Deerpath Art League, Lake Forest, Purchase Award
1960 Old Orchard Invitational, 2nd Prize, Painting
1959 Key Club Chicago
1959 Farm Art Studio
1959-1960 Evanston Art Festival, cash award, Best Exhibit
1958-1960 Chicago and Vicinity Show, AIC, (Eisendrath Award for Painting)
1957 Evanston Art Center
1957-1970 Art Institute of Chicago Rental and Sales Gallery