Jean Marie Stortz

Born in Minneapolis, MN

PO BOX 94

Lives in Delta, CO  81416

763-607-1448


jeanstortz@gmail.com

jeanmariestortz.com

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Education


Fine Arts Program, University of Minnesota, Intaglio, Relief Printing, Painting 1991-1992

Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Painting, Improvisational Quiltmaking, Floor Cloths, 1990-1988

Colorado Mountain College, Silkscreen, Photography 1979

BS, Interior Design, Theatre Set Design, University of Minnesota, 1978

Fashion Merchandising 1971-1972

Gustavus Adolphus, 1970-71


Grants & Awards


2017 Delta County Independent, Runner up, Readers Choice, Best of Choice, Artist

2013 Delta Fine Arts, Honorable Mention, “China Hutch”, Oil painting

2011 Minnesota Legacy Grant, Intergenerational Community Arts Event, Collaborative summer project:

Art, Music & Theatre, Delano Community Education

2011-2009 Minnetonka School District Grants, Develop and implement art curriculum for ASD Students, Minnetonka West Middle School

2011-2009 Mound Westonka School Grant, Advanced Art 5 class periods, Grandview Middle School

2011-2006 Minnetonka School District Grants, Develop and implement art curriculum for EBD students, Scenic Heights Elementary School

2010 Minnesota Legacy Grant, Summer Art Experience, Delano Community Education

2010 Minnesota Legacy Grant, Early Childhood Teacher Art Workshop, Delano School District

2010 Buffalo Hospital Birth Center, Diptych acrylic painting, 6 artists

2007 Waconia Sailboat Regatta, fiberglass boats painted, 20 artists

2006 Textile Center of Minnesota, A Common Thread, Art to promote member show

2000 Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation, The Golden Hour Gala, 60 artists

1987 Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Honorable Mention, “Georgie & Ray, acrylic painting


Solo Exhibitions


2023  

12 x 12's: Doghouse Espresso, Delta, CO

Creamery Art Center , Hotchkiss, CO

2020

Colorforms, TADA Gallery

2019-2016

It’s all about Color: Acrylic Ink Painting & Mixed Media, Doghouse Espresso, Delta, CO

Tribute to Nettie Irene McMillen, Painting & Collage, TADA! Gallery, Delta, CO

Joyfolk: Mixed Media, Doghouse Espresso, Delta, CO

Nichos & Angels: Mixed Media, Doghouse Espresso, Delta, CO

Retrospective: Painting and Mixed Media, Doghouse Espresso, Delta, CO

Sticks & Stones: Mixed Media, 4th & Main, Delta, CO

2013

Found Objects: Old & Discarded, Oil Paintings, Creamery Arts Center, Hotchkiss, CO

Adobe Landscapes, Oil Paintings, Confluence Gallery, Delta, CO

Adobe Awakening, Oil Paintings, Creamery Arts Center, Hotchkiss, CO

2012-2006

New Oil Paintings, The Three Crows, Delano, MN + Studio Show, Montrose, MN

New Works/Oil Paintings, The Three Crows, Delano, MN + Studio Show, Montrose, MN

Farm Fresh/Oil Paintings, The Three Crows, Delano, MN + Studio Show, Montrose, MN

Clay Totems/Mixed Media, The Three, Crows, Delano, MN +Studio, Show, Montrose, MN

Circus Series/Acrylic Paintings, The Three Crows, Delano, MN

Sitka Travel Collage Series, The Three Crows, Delano, MN

2005-2004

Portraits & Abstract Collages/Acrylic, The Three Crows, Delano, MN

Fabric Collages & Floor Cloths/Acrylic, The Three Crows, Delano, MN

Abstract Acrylic Collages, The Three Crows, Delano, MN

Joy & Torment/New Works , Studio Home Show, Montrose MN

Collages, Niches & Altered Art Books: War & Peace, Unitarian Universalist Church of Minnetonka, Wayzata, MN

Painted Canvas Collages, The Three Crows, Delano, MN

Follow the Joy: Thailand and Costa Rica,Fabric Collages & Paintings Studio Home Show, Montrose, MN

Group Exhibitions/Events

2020-2019

TADA! GAllery, Dia de Los Muertos Celebration, Delta, CO

2019

Delta County Library, Space Painting & Collage, adults and teens, facilitate & volunteer, Delta, CO

2017

Church of Art, Sheep/Dog Trials Art Show, Hotchkiss, CO

2014

Ridgway Rendezvous Art Festival/juried, Ridgway, CO

The Creamery Arts Center, Artists from Confluence Gallery invited to exhibit, Hotchkiss, CO

Delta Fine Arts, Spring Show, Cedaredge, CO

2013

Delta Fine Arts, Spring Show, “China Hutch” painting, Honorable Mention, Cedaredge, CO

Exhibit at many venues in Delta County, CO

2011

Delano Downtown Old-Fashioned Christmas, Delano, MN

2010

Delano Downtown Old-Fashioned Christmas, Delano, MN

Art on the Lake/juried, Excelsior, MN

Buffalo Hospital Birth Center, Commission, Buffalo, MN

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Foot by Foot Show, every 10 years, Minneapolis, MN

Room to Breathe, Selected Artists, Delano, MN

2009-2005

Delano Downtown Old-Fashioned Christmas, Delano, MN

Faculty Show, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata, MN

Waconia Sailboat Regatta, 1 of 20 artists, Paint fiberglass sailboats, Waconia, MN

3rd Annual Delano Artist Guild Show, Delano, MN

Textile Center of Minnesota, A Common Thread: Annual Members Show, Art to promote event, St Paul, MN

Primivera, Plymouth, MN

2nd Annual Delano Artist Guild Show, Delano, MN

2007-2006

International Market Square, HI Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

2004-2000

Marine on the St Croix Art Festival/juried, Marine on the St Croix, MN

The Golden Hour Gala, paint mask for fundraiser, Minneapolis, Medical Research Foundation, Minneapolis, MN

2001-1996

Mill City Printworks, Inc: Juried Art Fairs/Original Block Prints on Clothing, Uptown Art Fair, Minneapolis, MN; Artstreet, Green Bay, WI: Edina Art FAir, Edina, MN: Art of the Lake, Excelsior, MN; Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata, MN; Milwaukee Art Fair, Milwaukee, WI; Omaha Art Fair, NE; Galena Art Fair, IL; Oconomowoc Art Fair, WI

1999-1990

Church, School & Community Volunteer

Westonka on Water, Awesome Environmental Carnival, Martin Luther King Day, Peace Respect & Diversity

1999

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Foot by Foot Show, “Just Fly”, Acrylic painting, Minneapolis, MN

1989

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Foot by Foot Show,”Aaron”, Acrylic painting, Minneapolis, MN

1988

Minnesota State Fair, Fine Arts Show/juried, St Paul, MN

1987

Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Student Show, Painting Georgie & Ray, Honorable Mention, Wayzata, MN

1980

Backstage Theatre, Set design for 3 plays, Breckenridge, CO

1960

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Mountain Climber, 4th Grade painting exhibited, Minneapolis, MN


Teaching, Workshops & Collaborative Projects

 

2021

Adult Art Classes, Mark Making/Small Studies, 6 sessions/with  Covid Masks! At TADA! Gallery & my home, Delta, CO

2020

Adult Art Classes, at TADA! Gallery, Delta, CO

Large Abstract painting

Portrait painting with acrylic

Simple Printmaking

2019

Adult Art Classes, at TADA! Gallery, Delta, CO

Journaling, 10 sessions, Documenting & Recording images and thoughts.

Heart Painting inspired by Jim Dine

Abstract Acrylic Rooster Painting

Flower painting inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe

Create an Altered Book

2018

Weaving with Nature, Kids Class, Grand Mesa Arts and Event Center, Cedaredge, CO

Ukrainian Egg Making, Doghouse, Delta, CO

2014-2013

Adult Art Classes at Confluence Gallery, in 4th and Main Exchange, Delta, CO

Altered Books, Chinese painting, Ukrainian Eggs, Mask making, Mixed Media Winged Figures, + more

2011-2006

The Art Spa, 2nd and 4th Saturdays, Good food and creativity for adults in my 900 sq .ft. studio at the Stortz Art Farm, Montrose, MN

2011-2010

Minnesota Legacy Grants for 2010 & 2011, Intergenerational Community Arts Events, Collaborative summer project: Art, Music, Theatre, Delano Community Education

2010

Early Childhood Art Workshop for Teachers in the Delano School District

2011-2009

Created and Facilitated Art Curriculum for ASD Students, Minnetonka West Middle School,

Minnetonka, MN

2011-2006

Created and Facilitated Art Curriculum for EBD Students, Scenic Heights Elementary School, Minnetonka, MN

Classes and Workshop for Adults and Youth, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata, MN

5-Day Intensive Advanced Art classes, Grandview Middle School, Mound, MN

2011-2008

Summer Camps & After School Classes, Created Curriculum for many School Districts in Metro Area, Minnesota

2009-2006

Created Art Curriculum, West Metro Home School, K-9, Maple Plain, MN

2008-2006

Created Art Program for Hill School, Wayzata, MN

2007-2005

Fresh Palette, Organized summer art camps for 7 metro school districts, MN

2007

Adult & Child Create, at the Stortz Art Farm, 900 sq ft studio, Montrose, MN

Art Series, Watertown Home School, Watertown, MN

2005

Mask Making Workshop Unitarian Universalist Church of Minnetonka, Wayzata, MN

1999-1998

After school Classes and Adult Drawing Class, Mound, MN

1996

Mask Making Workshop, Unitarian Women’s District, MN

Women’s Creativity Conference, All about creating musical instruments, Unitarian Universalist Church of Minnetonka, Wayzata, MN

1987

Student Show, Painting “Georgie & Ray”, Honorable Mention, Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata, MN


Affiliations and Memberships


TADA! Gallery, Delta, CO

ImpressionZ Gallery, Cedaredge, CO

Hotchkiss Fine Arts Group, Hotchkiss, CO

Native American Cultural Programs, Western Slope, CO

Creamery Arts Center, Hotchkiss, CO

Blue Sage Gallery, Paonia, CO

Confluence Gallery, Delta, CO

Delta Fine Arts, Delta County, CO

Delano Artist Guild, Delano, MN

Gallery Maple Plain, Maple Plain, MN

Textile Center of Minnesota, St Paul, MN

International Market Square HI Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Wayzata, MN

WARM, Minneapolis, MN


Bibliography


2014 Delta: Inspiration for an artist and a community builder, Back Page, Kami Collins, Delta County Independent Newspaper, January 1

http://www.deltacountyindependent.com/index.php/news/back-page/9499-delta-inspiration-for-an-artist-and-a-comunity-builder

2013 Member Spotlight:Confluence Gallery: An Artists’ Cooperative, Kami Collins, Delta Area Chamber of Commerce, December 2013, www.deltacolorado.org/blog/

2013 Oil Paintings by Jean Marie Stortz: “Found Objects: Old & Discarded”, Deta County Living, Creamery Art Center, November

2013 Jean Marie Stortz exhibit opens at Creamery, Delta County Independent,North Fork Times Section, Page B3, October 30

2013 June Opening, Adobe Awakening, Creamery Arts Center, Newsletter

2013 Colorado Art Show Openings, Adobe Awakening at the Creamery Arts Center, 6/14/2013

2006 A Montrose artist offers community creativity, by Lynne Cason, The Drummer Newspaper, Wright County Journal Press, Buffalo, MN Vol.37-No.9, Dec.31, 2006, Front Page


Work Experience


2001-1995 Mill City Printworks, Partnership/sole owner, Hopkins & Montrose, MN

1994-1987 Kellogg Co, Bookkeeping, Mound, MN

1986 River County Sports, Art Director, Silkscreen, Bastrop, TX

1985-1983 Mother, Children born, Texas

1983-1980 Stortz Design Group, Graphics, Interior & Retail Store Design, Visual Merchandising, Breckenridge, CO

1980 Married, Steve Stortz ,Silverthorne, CO

1980-1978 Interior Design, Minneapolis, MN, & Vail, Breckenridge, CO

1978-1976 Cottage Plastics, Plexiglass construction for retail, Minneapolis, MN

1975-1971 Donaldsons Deptartment Store, Visual Merchandising, Minneapolis, MN


Series


Acrylic Inks, 2D, painting and mixed media

Joyfolk, 3D, mixed media

NIchos & Angels, 3D, mIxed media

Sticks & Stones, 3D, mixed media

Native American, acrylic paintings

Found Objects: old and discarded, oil paintings

Adobe Landscapes, oil paintings

Farm Fresh, acrylic paintings

Clay Totems, 3D, mixed media

Circus Series, acrylic paintings

Sitka Travel Series, collage

War & Peace: altered books, NIches, photo collages

Flora & Fauna, Costa Rica, block prints

Fish, oil & acrylic painting

Earth Metal, jewelry

Family Series, acrylic paintings on paper and canvas

Mask Series, 3D

Pattern Series, acrylic paintings on paper

Environmental, acrylic, pastel, and colored pencil on paper

Colographs, pastel and oil & silkscreen paints on paper


Jean Marie Stortz tagline: Chronicling an ever changing life through art.