Juliet Rago McNamara - Artist
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Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

1950
School of  the Art Institute, Chicago. B.A.
1951
School of  the Art Institute, Chicago. B.A.E.
1975
School of  the Art Institute, Chicago. M.F.A.
1961
Studied at The Accademia Delle Belle Arte, Florence, Italty

EMPLOYMENT
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1969-2002
Loyola University, Chicago,  IL
1997
Loyola University Rome Center of Liberal Arts, Rome, Italy
1970
Barat College of the Sacred Heart, Lake Forest,  IL
1948
School of  the Art Institute, Chicago,  IL

WORKSHOPS

1990
Putney Painting Intensive, Putney, Vermont
1989
Art Workshop in Assisi, Italy

FELLOWSHIPS

1991-1992
Byrdcliff Art Colony, Woodstock, NY
1986-1989
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont
1988
The Ucross Foundation, Sheridan, Wyoming
1987
The Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest,  IL
1986
Art Institute Summer School at Saugatuck, MI
1972 The Yaddo Foundation, Saratoga Springs, NY
1971
Skoghegan School of Art, Maine

GRANTS

1992
Summer grant to complete work for an exhibit at Space 900, Chicago, from Loyola University
1980
Book Subvention grant and leave of absence to complete drawings for her book of the poetry of her late husband, Henry Rago (titled, "The Summer Countries"), awarded by Loyola University
1980
Grant from the Illinois Arts Council to complete work for a sculpture project

AWARDS

2002
The Leonardo da Vinci Award, presented by the Sons of Italy Association, Illinois Chapter

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2006 "The Deep West", Catholic Theological Union
Chicago, IL
2005 "Clouds Trees", Bemis Artists' Gallery
Lincoln, MA
2003
"Skies, Rivers, and Swimmers" Paintings, drawings, and prints. Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts, Concord, MA
2003
"Pastels of Wyoming" Lincoln Physicians, P.C. Lincoln, MA
2001
"Terra Cotta Sculpture"  Lincoln Public Library, Lincoln, MA
2002
Retrospective Exhibit, Fine Arts Building Gallery. Chicago, IL
2000
"Angels, Shrines, and Sacred Spaces" Divine Word Gallery, Techney, IL
1999
"Water" Bemis Hall, Lincoln, MA
1996
"Angels"  Fine Art Gallery, Loyola University, Chicago, IL
1996
"Landscapes of Illinois"  Lincoln Public Library, Lincoln, MA
1993
"The Figure" A.R.C. (Artists, Residents of Chicago.) Chicago, IL
1993
"Against the Current" Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
1992
"New Figurative Painting" Space 900 , Chicago, IL
1989
"Assisi" Lawrence Perrin Gallery, Chicago, IL
1987
"Illustrations for a Book of Poetry" Sykes Gallery, Millersville State University, PA
1984
"Collage" Northwestern University, Allen Center
1983
"Under the Leaves" Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
1981
Fabric Paintings" Three Illinois Center, Chicago, IL
1979
"Painting" Mundelein College, Chicago, IL
1978
"Stain" Cloud Hands Gallery, Chicago, IL
1977
"Painting" Evanston Arts Center, Evanston, IL
1974
"Collage" Metropolitan Structures, 111 East Wabash, Chicago, IL
1973
Graduate Exhibit, Wabash Transit Gallery, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL
1970
"Drawing" National College of Education, Evanston, IL
1970
"A retrospective" Dominican University, River Forest, IL
1966
"Painting" Barat College, Lake Forest, IL
1953
"The Green Afternoon" Kerrigan-Hendricks Gallery, Chicago, IL

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

PAINTING AND MIXED MEDIA

1995
Loyola University, Chicago, IL
1987
"Paper Press" Chicago, IL
1987
"Earth and Sky" Loyola University, Chicago, IL
1986
"Works on Paper" Evanston Arts Center, Evanston, IL
1986
"Artist's Books" Illinois Arts Council, Chicago, IL
1986
"Collage and Mixed Media" North Suburban Arts Center, Highland Park, IL
1985
"Monoprints" Evanston Arts Center, Evanston, IL
1985
"Floral" Chicago Botanical Gardens, Glenco, IL
1979
"Old Orchard Art Fair" Skokie, IL
1953-1969
Renaissance Society Christmas Shows, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1953-1954
Chicago and Vicinity Art Institute of Chicago Exhibits
1949-1950
Exhibition Momentum, Chicago, IL

SCULPTURE

1987
Nina Owen Gallery, Chicago, IL
1987
Evanston Arts Center, Evanston, IL

PUBLICATIONS


The Summer Countries, by Henry Rago
Illustration, Juliet Rago
Regnery Gateway Publisher
Drawing of the Pegasus on the cover of Poetry Magazine

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

2000
Participated in a panel discussion on Spirituality and Art at the Woman's Caucus of the College Art Association Convention in New York
1992
Participated in a panel discussion: "Visions: Symbols of Body Transformation" at the Mid America College Art Association in Birmingham, Alabama
1991
Participated in a panel discussion: "Art and Healing" at the Mid America College Art Association, held at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, 

PUBLICATIONS ABOUT WORK

1984
Peggy McNamara, New Art Examiner, Chicago, IL
1993
Sonia Katz, New Art Examiner, Chicago, IL
1979
Doryce Maher, New Art Examiner, Chicago, IL
1978
James Weise, New Art Examiner, Chicago, IL
1970
Harold Hayden, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL
1965
James Barry, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL
1962
Frank Holland, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL
1975-1970
Harold Hayden, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL
1963-1965-1964-1962

Franz Schulze, Chicago Daily News, Chicago, IL
1954
Marilyn Robb Trier, Chicago Daily News, Chicago, IL


SOME PUBLIC COLLECTIONS


Ripon College, Wisconsin

University of Notre Dame, Indiana

Scuola di San Pier, Martire, Florence

Thompson Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Loyola University Mediacal Center, Maywood, IL

SELECTED LIST OF
COLLECTIONS


Dr. and Mrs. Yale Cramer, NY

Dr. and Mrs. Lynn Weigel, Lincoln, MA

Rabbi and Mrs. Richard Rubenstein, NY

Mr. and Mrs. R. Sargent Shiver, Potomac, Maraland

Mr. Nathaniel Mauldin, L.A. , CA

Ms. Alice B. Toklas

Dr. and Mrs. Sidney Schulman, Chicago, IL

Estate of Dr. Barbara Spiro, Chicago, IL

Prof. and Mrs. Albert Hayes, Chicago, IL

Prof. and Mrs. George Szemler, Chicago, IL

Estate of Prof. Richard Hartigan, Chicago, IL

Prof. and Mrs. Paul Messbarger , Chicago, IL

Prof. and Mrs. Walter Gray, Chicago, IL

Prof. J. Dominic Crossan, Clermont, FL

Ms. Caroline Gibbons, Chicago, IL

Ms. Ellen Pritzker, Highland Park, IL

Ms. Modonna Pence, Downers Grove, IL

Mr. and Mrs. Randy Harrison, Lincoln, MA

Mr. Louis La Rocco, Oak Park, IL

Mr. and Mrs. Ron Schmidt, Elmwood Park, IL

Ms. Lizzie Oriel, Concord, MA

Mr. Tom Burke, Chicago, IL

Ms. Barbara Atchley, Lincoln, MA

Ms. Jan Hunt, Chicago, IL












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