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The following information was compiled and submitted by Jen Bummer:

1944 Attended Cleveland Institute of Art  [student scholarship]                                         
1953 Attended Ohio University Athens, OH  [academic scholarship]
1955 Designer for American Greetings Corporation, Cleveland, OH
1956 Fashion illustrator for Polsky's Department Store, Akron, OH
1973 Received B.F.A. Degree in Painting, Kent State University, Kent, OH
1975 Received M.A. Degree, Kent State University
1981 Received M.F.A. Degree, Kent State University

Permanent Collections:
Akron Museum of Art   (Akron, Ohio)
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C.) 
Butler Institute of American Art (Youngstown, Ohio)
Weatherhead School of Management, George S. Dively Building (Cleveland, Ohio)
Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio)
Kent State University (Kent, Ohio)
Canton Art Museum (Canton, Ohio)                   
Hornblower and Weeks Investment Banking   (Beverly Hills, California)    
British Petroleum America  [BP Amoco] (Cleveland, Ohio)
Kaiser Permanente Corporation (Cleveland, Ohio)
Hahn, Loeser, and Parks Law Firm (Cleveland, Ohio)
Squires, Sanders, Dempsey Law Firm (Cleveland, Ohio)
First American Title Company   (Cleveland, Ohio)
United National Bank of Canton   (Canton, Ohio)
The Progressive Insurance Company   (Cleveland, Ohio)
Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan and Aronoff Law Firm (Cleveland, Ohio)
Jones, Day, Reavis, and Pogue Law Firm (Cleveland, Ohio)

Exhibitions, Publications, & Awards:
2004 22nd Women Artists Celebration Invitational,  Butler Museum of American Art (Youngstown, Ohio); 3 paintings selected for exhibition

2003 Invitational Group Exhibition, Cleveland Foundation (JRC Art Advisory); curated by Joanne Cohen

Creative Essence,  Published by the Kent State University Press, 2003;
Cufflinks, a painting in the corporate collection of Cleveland law firm Hahn, Loeser & Parks is reproduced and discussed in text by Nina Gibbans.

Beyond Reality, Artists After Surrealism (Group Invitational Exhibition),
Cleveland Artists Foundation at the Beck Center for the Arts; curated by Elizabeth McClelland 

Artists of the Western Reserve Group Exhibition, 20 North Gallery (Toledo, Ohio)
2002 Variations On a Line, Artists Archives of the Western Reserve Group Invitational Drawing Exhibit, Artists Archives of the Western Reserve Gallery, (Cleveland, Ohio)

Group Invitational Exhibit, B.K. Smith Gallery at Lake Erie College (Painesville, Ohio); self-portraits

Four Person Invitational, Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, Dead Horse Gallery (Cleveland, Ohio); monograph for the Archives show.

2001 Alumni Invitational Exhibition, Kent State University Gallery 138  (Kent ,Ohio)

Woman Made Invitational Exhibition (Beyond the Surface), Woman Made Gallery (Chicago, Illinois); “She that was Young and Fair, Fallen to Dust” by W.B.Yeats

Color Matters, Solo Exhibition at The Massillon Museum of Art (Massillon, Ohio); Catalogue & Poster published and funded in part by the Ohio Arts Council. 

2000 Hard Rock acquired for permanent exhibition in the City Club Of Cleveland collection.
Annual Midyear Exhibition, Butler Institute Of American Art  (Youngstown, Ohio)

1999 Annual Midyear Exhibition, Butler Institute Of American Art  (Youngstown, Ohio); JUROR’S AWARD for best painting (three paintings accepted)
Venus de Milo Suite & Visage Suite, Solo Exhibition of paintings, Firelands Association for the Visual Arts (Oberlin, Ohio) 

An Affirmation of Human Rights, Group Invitational, SPACES Gallery  (Cleveland, Ohio)

1998 Cleveland Collects;  the  painting Art is selected from the corporate collection of Cleveland law firm Jones, Day, Reavis, Pogue for inclusion in this exhibition from regional art collectors, curated by the Cleveland Museum of Art.

2 Person Invitational Exhibition, Cuyahoga Community College, Parma campus (Parma, Ohio);  Self-portraits

Heads And Faces Invitational Exhibition, The Massillon Museum of Art (Massillon, Ohio); John  Klassen, curator 

Annual Midyear Exhibition, Butler Institute Of American Art  (Youngstown, Ohio); Jurors James Nutt & Gladys Nilsson

Jotting Down / A Contemporary Women’s Journal Invitational Group Show,  Sandusky Cultural Center (Sandusky, Ohio);  curators Peggy Kwong-Gordon and Charles Mayer

Ohio Artists Paint Themselves Invitational Group Exhibition, Mansfield Art Center  (Mansfield, Ohio) 

Solo Exhibition of Self-Portraits, The Bonfoey Co.Gallery (Cleveland, Ohio)

1997 Group Invitational Drawing Exhibition, Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, Beck Center for the Arts  (Cleveland, Ohio); exhibition catalogue essay by William Robinson, curator of Painting at the Cleveland Museum of Art
1996 An Innovative Color Mixing System  [research into a unique method of combining spectrum hues while still preserving hue identity],  Educational  Research and Development Grant funded by the University of Akron (Akron, Ohio)

Artseen Invitational Group Exhibition and Sale, The Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, (Cleveland, Ohio)   
Fertile Ground Invitational group exhibition, NEWMUSEUM  (Cleveland, Ohio) 

1995 All Out Art Group Exhibition [an exploration of current trends in art and craft] Chelsea Gallery (Beechwood, Ohio)

1994 Solo Exhibition (room installation), William D. Ginn Gallery at the Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art (Cleveland, Ohio)  

Invitational Group Exhibition, Kent State University Gallery  (Kent, Ohio)
Recognized by the Senate of the State of Ohio for induction into the Stark County Women's Hall of Fame for achievements and contributions in the field of art.

1992 International Invitational Exhibition, Sylvia Ullman Gallery  (Cleveland, Ohio)

The University of Akron Faculty Traveling Exhibition to China
1. Xiamen University, Fuchane Province [Southern China]                      
2. Xian Fine Art Institute, Shaanxi Province [Central China]
3. Hangzhou Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts, Zhejiang Province, [Central Coast]
4. Central Academy of Arts and Design, Beijing [Capital]
5. Guongzhou Art Institute, Guangdon Province, [Southern China, Hong Kong]

1991 The First Invitational / Fifteen Artists From Northeast Ohio, Cleveland Museum of Art  (Cleveland, Ohio); eleven large canvases selected for inclusion

1990 Solo exhibition of paintings and drawings,  Rike Center Fine Art Gallery, University of Dayton (Dayton, Ohio)                                                
Solo Exhibition of Paintings, Akron Art Museum (Akron, Ohio); monograph by Wendy  Kendall- Hess

Solo exhibition of paintings and drawings, Cincinnati Artists Group Effort (C.A.G.E.)  (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Annual  May Show Exhibition, Cleveland Museum of Art (Cleveland, Ohio) 

Invitational Group Show, Firelands Association of the Visual Arts  (FAVA), (Oberlin, Ohio)

1989 Cleveland Museum of Art May Show exhibition [Two Juror Awards in Painting.] ‘’Kid Gloves’’ and Tax Shelter’’ Exhibition Curator: Linda Cathart / Director of the Dallas Museum  / Dallas, Texas

1988 Solo Retrospective of Paintings, Butler Institute of American Art  (Youngstown, Ohio);  catalogue essay by Dr. Louis Zona, Director of Museum

No Smoking, original poster published by the University of Akron  with the theme of ‘’no smoking" for statewide distribution.

Solo Exhibition of Painting and Drawings, The Joyce Porcelli  Gallery  (Cleveland, Ohio)

Big Paintings Invitational Painting Exhibition, Great Northern Corporate Center Art Gallery  (Cleveland, Ohio)

Solo Exhibition (selected by statewide competition), The University of Akron’s Emily Davis Gallery  (Akron, Ohio); monograph published

1987 May Show, Cleveland Museum of Art  (Cleveland, Ohio)

Solo Exhibition of Paintings, Burke Hall Art Gallery, Denison University (Granville, Ohio)
Three Person Painting Exhibition, SPACES Gallery (Cleveland, Ohio)

1986 Invitational Exhibit,  Bernice Steinbaum Gallery  (New York, New York);  Miriam Shapiro, Curator

1985 66th Annual May Show Exhibition, The Cleveland Museum of Art (Cleveland, Ohio);  Two Juror Awards in painting. Guest Curator: Linda Cathcart, Director of Contemporary Arts Center, Houston, Texas

Invitational Painting Exhibit, sponsored by the Carnegie Institute at the Three Rivers Arts Festival (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

National Midyear Painting Exhibition, Butler Institute of American Art (Youngstown, Ohio)

1984 Invitational Exhibit Art Auction, National Festival of the Arts, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts  (Washington, D.C.)

1985 Six in Ohio Invitational Painting Exhibit, Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati, Ohio); exhibition selected for touring by the Statewide Arts Services Program.

Invitational Painting Exhibit, Kent State Blossom Festival Ellis Gallery (Kent, Ohio); curated by Amy Lighthill and Jim Janson.

Six Aspects of Reality Painting Exhibit, Mansfield Arts Center (Mansfield, Ohio) 

1982  May Show, Cleveland Museum of Art  (Cleveland, Ohio); Awarded Best in Show Award in Painting (I am the Boxmaker, currently in the permanent collection of the
Butler Museum of American Art, Youngstown Ohio)

Sixth Annual NOVA Painting Exhibition, B. K. Smith Gallery, Lake Erie College (Painsville, Ohio)

The Ohio Selection Juried Invitational Group Exhibition, Dayton Art Institute  (Dayton, Ohio)

Insight Out Invitational Exhibition, The Akron Art Museum (Akron, Ohio) 
61st Annual May Show Exhibition, Cleveland Museum of Art  (Cleveland, Ohio); Awarded Judges Award for Painting

Reviews, Articles & Media:
Color Matters, Dialogue Arts Journal. July/August 2001.   Review of exhibition Color Matters at the Massillon Museum  by Jeanne Fryer-Kohles

Art Honors Poetry, Akron Beacon Journal. April 22, 2001.   Review of exhibition Color Matters at the Massillon Museum by Dorothy Shinn

Nudes, Murals Illuminate Inward Journey, Columbus Dispatch. May 13, 2001, The Arts, section E.  Review of exhibition Color Matters at the Massillon Museum by Jeanne Fryer-Kohles

Powerful Messages Of Paintings Come From Unrefined Style, Cleveland Plain Dealer. Saturday April 28th, 2001.  Review of exhibition Color Matters at the Massillon Museum by Dan Tranberg

Creative Genius, Dialogue Arts Journal. January/February 2001, by Jeanne Fryer-Kohles

Review of the Exhibition Color Matters at the Massillon Museum, The Canton Repository.  April 6, 2001, by Dan Kane

Article in The Akron Beacon Journal, Exploring a World of Fantasy, November 6, 1990, by Dorothy Shinn.

Dialogue Portfolio, feature article, Dialogue Arts Journal.  May/June 1989.

Review of work in New Art Examiner.September 1988,by art critic John Bryum. 

Review of work in Dialogue Arts Journal.  March/April 1988

Television interview with Dr. Louis Zona, Director of the  Butler Institute of American Art. Station WKBN, Youngstown, Ohio. 1985

Review of Six Aspects of Reality Painting Exhibition, Dialogue Art Journal. May 1984

Four University of Akron Artists, PBS TV Special, 1982

Four Artists in Akron videotaped interview. Produced by The University of Akron N.E.T.O., Inc.  Channels 45/49 WEAO a n d WNEO, aired on February 11, 1981

Insight Out, Television review of exhibit of same name by Michael Danoff 1980

Article in Archives of American Art Journal, volume 20, no. 3, page 25, 1980, published by the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.

Selected to be the subject of a television documentary sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. and New Organization for the Visual Arts.  1979

Article in The Akron Beacon Journal, Exploring a World of Fantasy, November 6, 1990, by Dorothy Shinn.

Biography from Butler Institute of American Art:
Patricia Zinsmeister Parker (b. 1934 - )

Patricia Zinsmeister Parker earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Arts, and Master of Fine Arts from Kent State University, the M.F.A. in 1981.  Prior to her career in painting, she was a designer for the American Greetings Corporation and a fashion illustrator for a large department store chain in Northeastern Ohio.  In 1978, Zinsmeister Parker was invited to teach at the School of Art at the University of Akron, Ohio.  For the next 19 years she enjoyed a distinguished career as an educator, and in 1996 was awarded and Educational Research and Development Grant.

Her work resides in many prestigious permanent collections, including the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, OH, the Canton Art Museum in Canton, OH, and the collections of the Case Western University and Kent State University.  Her art is also highly prized at more than two dozen high-profile corporate and private collections in this country. Among her exhibition credits are the following venues: The Cleveland Museum of Art, Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the Contemporary Arts Cener in Cincinnati, the Dayton Art Museum and the Akron Art Museum.  In 1996 Zinsmeister Parker was recognized by the Senate of the State of Ohio for induction into the Women's Hall of Fame for achievements and contributions in the field of art.

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