Dian Disantis

"The depiction of the natural environment is a recurrent theme in my art.
I am particulary drawn to myopic investigations of flora and fauna and from this
approach I manipulate and invent my own abstracted vision of the subject matter.
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Contact Dian Disantis by phone at 216-551-1262 or email onyxbaba@aol.com

A photograph I took when I was an artist in residency in the Everglades, FL was chosen to be part of a traveling show.  The art works traveled to Oslo, Norway, Au Sable Forks, NY and Teaneck, NJ.
The final show will be at the Coe Center in the Everglades March 3-31.

Education
1994 BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland,OH
1979 MLS, Kent State University, Library Science, Kent, OH
1963 Graduate work, Art History, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
1961 BS, Art Education, Ball State University, Muncie, IN

Selected Juried and Invitational shows
2015 Gates Mills Annual Juried Art Show
2015 Donated the Painting "Shells" to Ballet in Cleveland benefit auction
2014 Donated the painting "Sea Shells" to the Women's Committee of The Cleveland Orchestra benefit auction "The Legacy of Leve Aronson."
2014 Audrey and Harvey Feinberg Gallery, Cain Park, Cleveland Heights, OH June 12 - July 15
2014 Gates Mills Annual Juried Art Show, June
2014 Galleri Schaeffers Gate 5, Sotienberg, Oslo, Norway, August 27 - September 7 Art in the Endangered Everglades
2013 Loren Naji Studio Gallery, Invitational Cleveland Institute of Art Alumni Exhibit, Cleveland
2010-2013 Annual Members Juried Art Exhibitions, Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, Cleveland
2009-2013 Annual Juried Art Exhibitions, Gates Mills
2007/2008 One Person Invitational Show, The Shoreby Club, Brathenal, OH
2003 One Person Show, Notre Dame College Library, Cleveland
2001 Two Persons Invitational Show, Cleveland Playhouse Gallery
2000 Juried Alumni Exhibition, Cleveland Institute of Art
2000 Cleveland Clinic Foundation Invitational Art Exhibit
2000 One Person Show, Intown Club, Cleveland
1998 Juried Alumni Exhibition, Cleveland Institute of Art
1997 MOCA, Cleveland, (Museum of Contemporary Art)
1992 Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH

Awards
2011 40th annual Gates Mills Juried Art Show, Gates Mills, OH, Honorable Mention in Painting
2010 Artist's residency, Everglades National Park, June 2011
2004 Thirty-third Annual April Art Show, Gates Millls, OH, Honorable Mention, Painting
2001 Orange Art Center, Orange Village, OH, First Prize In Painting
1996 Fairmount Center For The Performing Arts, Russel, OH, Honorable Mention, Painting
1995 Annual April Art Show, Honorable Mention, Painting
1993 Jewish Community Art Show, Cleveland, OH, Photography Award
1990 Jewish Community Art Show, Cleveland, OH, The Marilyn Caplane
Memorial Prize For Excellence In Painting