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American, b. 1971

Lisa Gleim is part of a long line of Southern artists, some of whom are also successful portrait artists. She has always had an interest in painting, and even from an early age, was committed to becoming a traditional portrait painter. She is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and was the Audubon Artists Gold Medal of Honor for Pastel recipient in 2012, and Audubon Artists 2013 Art Spirit Foundations Gold Medal Award for Pastel recipient.

Lisa works in both pastel and oil and achieves two very different styles from each medium. She is particularly interested in capturing the beauty of light and how it affects the landscape. She paints on location as often as possible—her destinations of choice are usually coastal, especially the Low Country regions of the South. Painting these coastal scenes reminds her of the childhood summers she spent at Pawleys Island, South Carolina.

Ms. Gleim began painting pet portraits in 2001 after the loss of her 14 year old Golden Retriever, Bonnie. Her husband Bill Jonas suggested painting a portrait of Bonnie would help ease the pain of the loss. She soon discovered that she was not the only one who considered her pets part of the family. Since then, Lisa has received numerous portrait commissions for dog, cat and horse portraits, many of which have brought their owners to tears after seeing their pets immortalized on paper.

Ms. Gleim has also taken the opportunity to combine her two passions and uses her talent to benefit animal organizations. She has donated numerous pet portraits to local animal organizations year after year, including the Humane Society of Cobb County, the Atlanta Humane Society, the Atlanta Animal Alliance, Dixie Golden Retriever Rescue, and Happy Tails to name a few. Her portraits are always a highlight of the event and bring the groups well needed funds. She sees her donations as a unique way to aid animals in need. In 2004 Ms. Gleim became a member of the Artist's Registry of the American Kennel Club's Museum of the Dog.

In addition to portaits Gleim is also an award winning landscape artist. Lisa has exhibited her landscapes around the country in numerous juried and invitational exhibitions, including the Marietta Cobb Museum of Art in metro Atlanta; Customs House Museum in Tennessee; Harbor History Museum in Tacoma, Washington; Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, South Carolina; and the Gertrude Herbert Museum in Augusta, Georgia. Her works are also held in many private collections throughout the world, including the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Orthopaedic Division; the chambers of the Honorable Vice-Chancellor Jack B. Jacobs in Wilmington, Delaware; Astra-Zeneca Pharmaceutical in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania; and of Mayor Eva Galambos at Sandy Springs City Hall in suburban Atlanta. She has also been a returning juror for the Atlanta Arts Festival and the Virginia Highland Festival.

Lisa is a Member of Excellence and Signature Member of the Southeastern Pastel Society; Member of the Audubon Artists; Associate Member of the Oil Painters of America; an Elected Member of the American Artists Professional League; Member of the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club; Associate Member of the Allied Artists of America.

After studying and working in Philadelphia for eight years, Lisa moved back to her hometown of Atlanta where she maintains her studio and residence with her husband, daughter and three rescue dogs.

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EDUCATION
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Certificate of Fine Art in Painting
The University of Pennsylvania

SMALL GROUP STUDIES

Marc Hanson, Margaret Baumgaertner,

AWARDS

League of American Pen Women, Atlanta Branch 2016 Artist of the Year

Award for Theme & Meaning, American Artists Professional League, Members’ Landscape Show 2016

First Place, Atlanta Fine Arts League Southern Lights Exhibition 2015

Artists’ Choice Award, Atlanta Fine Arts League Southern Lights Exhibition 2015

First Place Nationally-Pastel, American Heritage Art Competition, DAR, Washington, DC 2015

First Place, Allied Artists of America, Online Associate Members’ Show 2014

First Place, Atlanta Fine Arts League, Member’s Exhibition 2014

Art Spirit Foundation/Diane Bernhard Gold Medal Award for Pastel Audubon Artists 2013 Competition

Curator’s Choice Award, Northeast National Pastel Exhibition 2013

Gold Medal of Honor for Pastel, Audubon Artists 2012 Competition

Pastel Society of America Award, Catherine Lorillard Wolf Art Club 116th Ann. Exhibition 2012

Curator’s Choice Award, Art on Paper Fair, Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC 2012

Terry Ludwig Pastel Award, Pastel Society of the West Coast, Pastels USA 25th Annual International Open Exhibition 2011

Kitty Wallis Award, Northeast National Pastel Exhibition 2011

Degas Pastel Society's Scholarship Award, 13th Biennial Exhibition 2010

Diane Townsend Pastel Award, Northeastern National Pastel Exhibition 2009

Golden Color Award, Alabama Pastel Society’s Juried Exhibition 2009

Member of Excellence, Southeastern Pastel Society 2009

Merit Award, Southeastern Pastel Society’s 13th International Show 2008

Second Place, Southeastern Pastel Society, Members’ Juried Exhibition 2007

First Place, Atlanta Fine Arts League, First Annual National Juried Exhibition 2007

Juried Associate Member, Pastel Society of America 2006

Member’s Choice Award, The Portrait Society of Atlanta, Drawings Only Exhibition 2005

Member of Merit, The Portrait Society of Atlanta 2004

Juried Member, The Portrait Society of Atlanta, 2003

EXHIBITIONS

2016

Southeastern Pastel Society, 17th International Juried Exhibition, Ogelthorpe Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA 2016
American Artists Professional League Members’ Online Landscape Show

2015

American Artists Professional League 87th Grand National Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, NYC
Audubon Artists 73rd Annual Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York City, NY
Pastel Society of America 43rd Annual, Salmagundi Club, New York City, NY
Catherine Lorillard Wolf Art Club, 119th Annual Exhibition, National Arts Club, NYC
Atlanta Fine Arts League, Southern Lights, Ventulett Gallery, HIES, Atlanta, GA
Solo Show, Dock Dogs, Dog & Horse Fine Art, Charleston, SC
International Association of Pastel Societies 26th Annual Exhibition, NM
Southeastern Pastel Society Members Exhibition, Quinlan Arts Center, Gainesville, GA
Roswell Fine Arts Alliance, Arts Center East, Roswell, GA
Daughters of the American Revolution American Heritage Contest, Washington, DC

2014

Atlanta Fine Arts League, Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, GA
Women Painting Women Invitational, Customs House Museum, Clarksville, TN
American Artists Professional League, 86th Grand National Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, NYC
National Association of Women Artists New Members Exhibition, NAWA Gallery, NYC
Allied Artists of America’s 100th Anniversary Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, NYC
Audubon Artists, 72nd Annual Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, NYC
Atlanta Fine Arts League, Fall Juried Exhibition, Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, GA
Atlanta Fine Arts League, Spring Exhibition, Artists’ Atelier Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Southeastern Pastel Society 16th International Exhibit, Oglethorpe Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Allied Artists of America, Online Associates’ Show
Catherine Lorillard Wolf Art Club, Members’ Show, Salmagundi Club, NYC

2013

8th Annual Northeast National Pastel Exhibition, Old Forge, NY
Harbor History Museum’s Maritime Art Exhibition, Gig Harbor, WA
Audubon Artists 71st Annual Exhibition
International Association of Pastel Artists 2013
Connecticut Pastel Society, Slater Memorial Museum, CT
Degas Pastel Society’s 18th Members’ Exhibition, Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, Laurel, MS
Chicago Pastel Painters 4th Biennial, Highland Park, IL
Catherine Lorillard Wolf Art Club 117th Annual Exhibition, National Arts Club, NYC
Southeastern Pastel Society’s Member’s Exhibition, Carrollton, GA
Atlanta Fine Arts League, Food For Thought, Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainesville, GA

2012

Audubon Artists 2012 Member’s Competition
Catherine Lorillard Wolf Art Club 116th Annual Exhibition, National Arts Club, NYC
Degas Pastel Society 14th Biennial National Exhibition, Covington, LA
Art on Paper Fair, Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, SC
Atlanta Fine Arts League Small Works Exhibition and Sale, Atlanta, GA
Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, “A Sense of Place” Exhibition, Augusta, GA
Salmagundi Club Non-member Graphics & Photography Exhibition, Denise Bibro Gallery, NYC
Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Metro Montage XII, Marietta, GA
Daughters of the American Revolution’s American Heritage Art Competition, Washington, DC
Customs House Museum National Juried Exhibition, Clarksville, TN
Atlanta Fine Arts League, Botanicals, Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, GA
26th Annual Art Show at the Dog Show, Wichita, KS
Customs House Museum, National Juried Exhibition, Clarksville, TN
Society of Animal Artists, Ward Woodworking Championship, Wildlife Carving Comp. & Arts Festival, Ocean City, MD
National League of Pen Women Atlanta Chapter, Mable House Gallery, Mableton, GA

2011

Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, “A Sense of Place” Exhibition, Augusta, GA
Salmagundi Club Photography & Graphics Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, NYC
Atlanta Fine Arts League 5th Annual Juried Exhibition, "Georgia Only", Roswell Visual Arts Center Gallery, Roswell, GA
Northeast National Pastel Exhibition, Old Forge, NY
Pastel Society of the West Coast, "Pastels USA" 25th Annual International Open Exhibition, Haggin Museum, Stockton, CA
Salon International 2011, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX

2010

Allied Artists of America 97th Annual Exhibition 2010, National Arts Club, NYC
American Artists Professional League, 82nd Grand National Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, NYC
Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Arts Club 114th Annual Exhibition, National Arts Club, NYC
International Association of Pastel Societies Web Show 2010
Faces in the Wild 2010 Competition and Auction, New York City
Atlanta Pastel Exhibition, Papermill Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Southeastern Pastel Society's Members' Exhibition, Mable House Gallery, Mableton, GA
Degas Pastel Society, 13th Biennial National Exhibition, Baton Rouge, LA
Alabama Pastel Society, 2010 Members Exhibition, Birmingham, AL
Atlanta Fine Arts League, 4th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Sandy Springs, GA
Atlanta Fine Arts League, Simply Drawn, Roswell Visual Arts Center Gallery, Roswell , GA
Arts Guild of Old Forge, 6th Annual Northeast National Exhibition, Old Forge, NY
Southeastern Pastel Society, 14th International Juried Exhibition, Oglethorpe Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Fine Arts League, Members Exhibition, Marietta Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, GA
Atlanta Artists Center, Member Shows, Atlanta, GA

2009

Southeastern Pastel Society’s Selected Members Exhibition, Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Marietta, GA
Faces in the Wild 2009 Competition and Auction, New York, New York
Atlanta Fine Arts League, 3rd Annual National Juried Exhibition, Observations, Roswell, GA
Southeastern Pastel Society, 2009 Juried Members” Exhibition, Lyndon House Gallery,
Athens, GA
The Arts Guild of Old Forge, 5th Annual Northeast National Pastel Exhibition, Old Forge, NY
Atlanta Artists Center, Dogwood Show, Atlanta, GA
Alabama Pastel Society, Members Exhibition, Soon Bok Lee Sellers Gallery, Birmingham, AL
Atlanta Fine Arts League, 3rd Annual National Juried Exhibition, Roswell Visual Arts Center Gallery, Roswell, GA

2008

Juried Alumni Exhibition of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Atlanta Fine Arts League, Simply Drawn: An Exhibition of Monochromatic Drawings, Kennesaw, GA
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts 2008 Juried Alumni Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA
Southeastern Pastel Society, 13th International Juried Show, Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Fine Arts League, 2nd Annual National Juried Exhibition, Influences & Inspirations, Roswell, GA

2007

Johns Creek International Music & Arts Festival, Juried Exhibition, Johns Creek, GA
The Atlanta Fine Arts League, Art From The Heart, The National Museum of Patriotism, Atlanta, GA
Southeastern Pastel Society, Members’ Juried Exhibition, ART Station, Stone Mountain, GA
Pastel Society of America, Members’ Juried Exhibition, Eastern Shore Art Association Gallery, Fairhope, AL
The Atlanta Fine Arts League, Members Exhibition, Art Station Gallery Mountain View, Marietta, GA
The Atlanta Fine Arts League First Annual National Juried Exhibition, Favorite Things, The Forum Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2006

Summer Group Show, Fine Art Liaisons, Wayne, PA
The Portrait Society of Atlanta Spring Juried Portrait Exhibition, Marietta Cobb Museum of
Art, Marietta, GA

2005

Atlanta Fine Arts League Member Exhibition, Borders Café Gallery, Lawrenceville, GA Atlanta Fine Arts League Member Exhibition, The Royal Affair Café Gallery, Atlanta, GA
The Portrait Society of Atlanta's 2nd Biennial Grand Salon Exhibition, Roswell Visual Arts Center Gallery, Roswell, GA

The Portrait Society of Atlanta Drawings Only Exhibition, Art Station Gallery at Big Shanty, Kennesaw, GA

2004

The Portrait Society of Atlanta Spring Juried Portrait Exhibition, Universal Unitarian Congregation of Atlanta Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2002

The Portrait Society of Atlanta Fall Juried Portrait Exhibition, Roswell Fine Art Center and Gallery, Roswell, GA
105th Annual Show of the Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Historic Yellow Springs, Chester Springs, PA
Spotlight on Southern Artists, Atlanta, GA

2001

The Portrait Society of Atlanta Spring Juried Portrait Exhibition, Roswell Fine Art Center and Gallery, Roswell, GA
Landscapes Group Show, Erika Reade Ltd., Atlanta, GA
Spring Salon Show, Anne Irwin Fine Arts, Atlanta, GA
Spotlight on Southern Artists, Marietta, GA

2000

The Portrait Society of Atlanta Fall Juried Portrait Exhibition, Broyels Arts Center, The Westminster School, Atlanta, GA
Recent Paintings, Mercer House, Savannah, GA
Group Christmas Show, Artists’ House Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Recent Landscapes, Urban Cottage, Atlanta, GA
Maryland Pastel Society’s Shades of Pastel 2000, Strathmore Hall, Bethesda, MD

SELECTED COPORATE COLLECTIONS

Dr. , Director of Breast Cancer Research, Emory Univ., Atlanta, GA
Reverend Don Harp, Peachtree United Methodist Church, Atlanta, GA
Mayor Eva Galambos, Sandy Springs, GA
Atlanta Hematology/Oncology Associates, Atlanta, GA
Astra-Zeneca Pharmaceutical Company, Philadelphia, PA
Portrait of the late Dr. Jesse T. Nicholson, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
The Honorable Vice-Chancellor Jack B. Jacobs, Court of Chancery Wilmington, DE
David Loeb of Merryl Lynch, Elkins Park, PA

AFFILIATIONS
Audubon Artists, Full Member
Allied Artists of America, Associate Member
American Artists Professional League, Elected Artist Member, Associate Board Member
Atlanta Fine Arts League, Co-Founder
Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Full Member
DAR-Daughters of the American Revolution Atlanta Chapter
The Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Fulton County Arts Council - Small & Emerging Arts Organizations 2008-2009 Panelist
Fulton County Arts Council Public Artists Registry
Georgia Artist Registry
The Museum of the Dog Artist Registry
Oil Painters of America, Associate Member
Pastel Society of America, Juried Associate Member
The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Alumni Association
The Portrait Society of Atlanta, Member of Merit; Board of Directors-Director of Exhibitions and Fund Raising Chair 2003-2005
Portrait Society of America, Founding Member; Cecilia Beaux Forum- Exhibition Committee Member 2006-2008; Exhibition Committee Head 2008-2012
Society of Animal Artists, Juried Associate Member
The Society of Metalpoint Artists
Southeastern Pastel Society-Member of Excellence, President 2016-18