Gretchen W. Mayo

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Biographical Brief

Illustrator and writer of books for young people.
Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin married and mother of three daughters.
Media of choice:
Silverpoint
Stone Lithography (stone colored and hand colored)
Mixed media drawings
Education:
B.S., Journalism, Marquette University, Milwaukee, wI
Studied, MIAD (Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design), Milwaukee, WI
Post Graduate Studies, University of Dayton, Ohio and Cardinal Stritch College, Milwaukee, WI
Affiliations & Art Organizations:
Illustrators and Designers of Milwaukee
Society of children's Book Writers
Exhibitions:
1975, Silverpoint Drawings of Gretchen Mayo, Stone House Gallery, Cedarburg, WI
1979, Milwaukee Art Center, Cudahy Gallery of WI Art, WI
1979, Bergstrom Art Museum, Neenah, WI
Wustum Museum of fine Arts, Racine, WI
John Michael Kohler Museum, Sheboygan, WI
Galleri Seven, Richfield and Danbury, Conn.
Seufer-Chosey Gallery, Madison, WI
International Print Show, New York and Washington DC

Work Experience:
Newspaper Reporter
Teacher, Elementary and Junior High
Illustrator of magazines and books for children
Writer and illustrator of books for young people
Publications:
1979, Kangaroo, (named Outstanding Children's Book for 1979, Chicago book Clinic, The National Association of Science Teachers and the Children's Book Council)
1980, Change and Help, Human Science Press
1980, I Hate My Name, Raintree Publishing
Collections:
Miller Art Museum, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
Bergstrom -Mahler Art Museum, Neenah, WI
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
1985, 1986, Milwaukee Art Commission
Wausau Public Library. Wausau, WI
Northwestern Mutual Insurance Company, Milwaukee, WI
Wisconsin Telephone Company
Quad Graphics, Lomira, Wisconsin

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