; Artist Resume | Jean Apgar

about the artist


Master of Arts (Painting) Northern Illinois University
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting) Northern Illinois Univ.

Abel Contemporary Gallery, Stoughton, WI 
317 Art Collective, Rockford, IL  
JR Finally Art, Rockton, IL

Who’s Who in American Art
Who’s Who in America
Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center Archive

American Embassy, Rangoon, Burma
American Embassy, Niamey, Niger, Africa

Private collections in the United States, Sweden, Luxembourg, Germany, France and Great Britain
Ten Eyck Orchard, Brodhead, WI
Olivia Diamond, Rockford, IL,
Javon Bea Hospital, Mercy Health, Rockford, IL
Village Green Lodge, Ephraim, WI
Badger Veterinary Clinic, WI
Sems & Specials, Rockford, IL
Swedish American Hospital, Rockford, IL
Winnebago County Title Company, Rockford, IL
Women's Club of Rockford
Crusader Clinic, Rockford, IL
Womanspace, Rockford, IL
Kishwaukee College, Malta, IL 
Schlueter, Ecklund, Rockford, IL
Solar Flame, Genoa, IL
John Hancock Insurance, Rockford, IL
Christ the Carpenter Church, Rockford, IL
Beverly Bank, Chicago, IL
Owensboro Museum, Owensboro, KY
Grace United Methodist Church, Rockford, IL

Silk Painters International
Transparent Watercolor Society of America
Women Artists of the West
National Watercolor Society
Rockford Art Guild
Rockford Area Arts Council
317 Art Collective

2019  “Smart Living Weekly,” Beloit, WI
2018  “The Fine Art of Painting on Silk” book by Jan Janas and Diane Tuckman
2018  “Midwest Quarterly”
2007  “Beadwork” magazine
2006  Artist of the Month, Silk Painters International, July
2006  “Packing and Shipping,” SPIN Newsletter, April and May
2005  “Art Rockford,” compiled by Jeanne Coe and John Hurley
1997  “The Best of Silk Painting” book by Diane Tuckman and Jan Janas, North Light Books
2006, 1997, 1995  “The Silkworm”
1994  “Now What?  This Art Business” book co-authored w/Julie Ekstam, Jester Publications
1994  “Midwest Watercolor Society”
1993  “Alternate Currents”
1992  “Equine Images”
1992  “Art Focus”
1992  “Art Calendar”
1992  “Artist's Magazine”

2021  “Shadows & Light,” TNPS, Dixon, IL
2020  “WAOWing the West Wind,” WAOW Virtual Exhibit
2020  “Auction in Place,” Womanspace, Rockford, IL
2020  “Really Affordable Art,” TNPS, Dixon, IL
2020  “Farms & Barns,” TNPS, Dixon, IL
2019  Regional Juried Exhibit 16, Freeport Art Museum, Freeport, IL
2019  Red River Watercolor Society Annual National Juried Exhibit
2019  Regional Survey of Art, The Next Picture Show, Dixon, IL
2019  Portraits & Still Life, The Next Picture Show, Dixon, IL
2019  Lions & Tiger & Bears, Oh My, TNPS, Dixon, IL
2018  Tallgrass Rendezvous, WAWO Annual, Bartelsville, OK
2019, 2018, 2017  “Farms & Barns,” The Next Picture Show, Dixon, IL
2019, 2018, 2017  Mini Masterpieces, Freeport Art Museum, Freeport, IL
2018  Annual National Watermedia Exhibition, Moorehead, MN
2018  Small Works, Abel Contemporary Gallery, Stoughton, WI
2018  Regional Juried Exhibit 15, Freeport Art Museum, Freeport, IL
2017  WAOW Annual Exhibit, Annapolis, MD
2017  “Season’s Splendor,” WAOW online exhibit
2017  “Farms & Barns,” The Next Picture Show, Dixon, IL
2017  WAOW Annual Exhibit, Fredricksburg, TX
2017  Nicholas Conservatory, Art Guild of Rockford, Rockford, IL
2017  “Spring Comes Hurrying Over the Hill,” WAOW online exhibit
2015  “RAG@RAM” Rockford Art Museum Rockford, IL
2014  “Women's Works” Northwest Cultural Center, Woodstock, IL
2013  Artist’s Magazine 30th Annual Art Competition, Finalist
2013  “Making Our Mark,” Peninsula School of Art, Fish Creek, WI
2013  Skip Watts Memorial Watercolor Exhibit, Springfield, IL
2013  National Art Premiere, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL
2012  “Regional Juried Exhibition IX,” Freeport Art Museum, Freeport, IL
2012  “Seasons on the Land,” Natural Land Institute, Rockford, IL
2012  Midwest Folk and Fiber Fine Arts Exhibit, Grayslake & Woodstock, IL
2011  “Threads of Creativity,” Greenhill Center for the Arts, Whitewater, WI
2011  “Upstart Spring,” WomanSpace, Rockford, IL
2011  “Anything Goes,” WomanSpace, Rockford, IL
2010  “International Exhibition of Animals in Art,” LSU, Baton Rouge, LA
2009  “Farms and Barns,” The Next Picture Show, Dixon, IL
2008  “Between Fences,”Byron Historical Museum, Byron, IL
2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013: “Wings, Tails, Hooves & Scales: An Exhibition Celebrating Animals!”
Ohio Veterinary Medical Association, Columbus, OH
2007  “Transformation”, Ratner Museum, Bethesda, MD
2007  Bead Expo, California
2006, 2008  Bead International ‘06, ‘08
2006, 2000, 1998  Kentucky National Wildlife Exhibit, Henderson, KY
2006  Silk Painters International, Santa Fe, NM
2002  “Revelations - Private Altars,” Womanspace, Rockford, IL
2002   “A to Z,” Church Street Gallery, Rockford, IL 
2002  Masterpieces of Maturity, Lexington, KY
2002  26th Annual Fiber and Textile Exhibit, Whitewater, WI
2001  Regional Juried Exhibit, Freeport Arts Center, Freeport, IL
2001,2002  26th Fiber & Textile Exhibit, UW Whitewater, Whitewater, WI
2002  “Art and Nature,” Burpee Museum of Natural History, Rockford, IL
2000  Silk Painters International Juried Exhibit, Fairfax, VA

2021, 2020  Member Only Exhibit, 317 Art Collective, Rockford, IL
2020  “Herbarium,” Abel Contemporary Gallery, Stoughton, WI
2019, 2021  “Art in the Family,” Burpee Natural History Museum, Rockford, IL
2019, 2018  You Art What You Art, RAG, Womanspace, Rockford, IL
2019, 2018, 2017  Nicholas Conservatory, Rockford, IL
2019, 2018  Artisans Market, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL
2018  Collaboration, Abel Contemporary Gallery, Stoughton, WI
2018  “Watercolor Variations,” with Sue Abare, Womanspace, Rockford, IL
2017  “Watercolor, Ink & Inspiration,” with Jill Rae Martin-Golden, Sinsinawa Mound, WI
2010  Moveable Feast, Rockford, IL
2010  Katie’s Cup, Rockford, IL
2009  Byron Historical Museum, Byron, IL
2009  The Next Picture Show, Dixon, IL
2009  “Poetry in Motion 3,” Swanberg Gallery, Rockford, IL
2008  “Each One Brings One,” Church Street Gallery, Rockford, IL
2008  “Animals,” Artisan Gallery, Paoli, WI
2008  “Realism or Not,” Womanspace, Rockford, IL
2008  Artspace West. Rockford, IL 
2007  “Animals and Other Images,” Monroe Arts Center, Monroe, WI
2007  Beloit Fine Arts Incubator, Beloit, WI
2006  “Visual Perceptions - Silk, Paper, Canvas,” Alexis Gallery, Washington, DC
2006  “Big, Small, Old, New,” Church Street Gallery, Rockford, IL
2006, 2007  Bennie’s Cleaners, Rockford, IL
2006  “Sites Unscene,” Klehm Arboretum, Rockford, IL
2005  Alfons Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
2005  “Realism or Not Traveling Exhibit,”
Klehm Arboretum
Gambino Gallery
Church St. Gallery
2004  “Realism or Not,” Eau Gallie Gallery, Rockton, IL
2005  “Smaller Yet,” Womanspace, Rockford, IL
2003  “Animals, Wild and Otherwise,” Sinsinawa Mounds Center, Sinsinawa, WI
2003  “PARTners,” Womanspace, Rockford, IL
2002  “Realism or Not,” Womanspace, Rockford, IL
2001  “Critters,”  Artisan Gallery, Paoli, WI
2001, 2002, 2004 “Realism or Not,” Klehm Arboretum, Rockford, IL
2000-2001  Womanspace Traveling Exhibit:
Crusader Clinic
NIU, Rockford, IL
Klehm Arboretum
UIC Community Gallery
2000  “Realism or Not,” UIC Community Gallery, Rockford, IL
2000  “Animal Imagery,”  UIC Community Gallery, Rockford, IL
2000  Klehm Arboretum, Rockford, IL
2000  Taste, Taste, 317 Market St., Rockford, IL
2000  Church Street Gallery, Rockford, IL

2020  Beloit Art Center, Bell Gallery, Beloit, WI
2020  “The Box,” Jill Rae Finally Art, Rockton, IL
2011  ArtSpace West, Rockford, IL
2001  North Suburban District Library, Loves Park, IL
1995, 1994  Gallery 451, Rockford, IL
1993  Gallery Ten, Rockford, IL
1992  Prairie Center for the Arts, Schaumburg, IL
1992  North End Gallery, Leonardtown, MD
1991  Gallery Ten, Rockford, IL
1991  Rockford City Hall, Mayor's Office, Rockford, IL
1990  Rockford Area Arts Council, Rockford, IL
1981  Union League Club of Chicago, Third Floor Gallery

1995-96  Private consulting on the business of art
1990-1994  Gallery Ten, Partner/Publicist/Artist's Liaison
1994  Arts Against Violence w/Rockford Area High School Arts Council
1971-1978 Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL, Continuing Education
Instructor: Painting, Drawing, Color Theory
317 Studio & Gallery, Rockford, IL, Instructor
Womanspace, Rockford, IL, Gallery Committee

1996  CityArts Action Grant from Rockford Area Arts Council for business of art workshop
1995  CityArts Action Grant from Rockford Area Arts Council for private consulting with individual artists

2019  Rockford Art Guild
1995  Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Workshop: Now What? This Art Business
1995  Milwaukee Art Museum - Wisconsin Painters & Sculptors Workshop: Now What? This Art Business
1980, 1986  Art Guild of Rockford, "Color Theory"
October 8, 1983, Burpee Art Museum: Serigraphy