Tuesday, November 13, 2007


One of the GOOD things about getting OLD is that you have a history. I was googling the name "Rensel" tonight. I am not an egomaniac. I have a goal. Many of my techie references have to do with teaching. My GOAL is to get it so when I do a search for myself it will come of with ARTIST links first. I know this is trivial. However to me it is a big deal right now. I want to be an ARTIST who teaches, NOT a teacher who is an artist. There is a difference.

So I googled myself tonight to see how I was doing. I came across a link I had never seen before. It freaked me out. I had never seen the stuff I have accomplished in a BLOCK of text. Extremely weird. I saw this:

Sheree Rensel
Biography - Sheree Rensel is an artist and art educator in St. Petersburg, Florida. Holding a BFA and MFA in Painting from Wayne State University, and one year completed toward a Ph.D. in Educational Technology at Walden University, she strives to juggle the demands of teaching and working as an artist. Originally from Detroit, she relocated to Florida in 1991. For the past twelve years, she has worked as a teacher of SED (severely emotionally disturbed) students K-12 while exploring new ground as an artist using traditional media, as well as, investigating the possibilities of the new, digital media.

Gallery Affiliations - The WORLD

Exhibitions - One Person Exhibitions , 97/05 Sheree Rensel Online, http://www.wizzlewolf.com , 1994 Song of the Snowbird Sheree Rensel, Macomb College, Mt. Clemens, MI , 1988 Sheree Rensel Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI , 1985 Recent Work - Sheree Rensel Paint Creek Center, Rochester, MI , 1984 Art Babies Detroit Council of the Arts Gallery, Detroit, MI , 1981 Gun Show Willis Gallery, Detroit, MI , , Selected Group Exhibitions, 2006, Human Artifakts - Galerie im Atelierhof, Bremen, Germany, Women, Men, Masculine, Feminine - Ayer Lofts Gallery, Lowell, Massachusetts, 50 by 50 - Online Collaboration, http://www.markcotton.com/50by50.html, Human Artefakts - Jane Sandelin Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, 2005, Human Artefakts - Preliminary for Traveling Exhibition (VA, Germany, New , Zealand 2006), - http://outofsight.co.nz/Artefakts/default.htm, Re-Visioning National - Maitland Art Center, Maitland, Florida , Out of Pocket - Gadsden Art Center, Quincy, Florida, Women, Words, Im ges National - Smithtown Township Arts, St. James, NY, Self Portraits - Mail Art Project, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, Hope Springs Eternal - online: http://virtual.tart.co.nz/exhibit.htm, New Zealand, 2003, Powerstories Theater - Catherine Hickman Theater, Gulfport, FL, Acts of Creation - Women Artists Rising, MAS Gallery, Viva La Frida, Tampa, FL, 2002, FAEA - Member Exhibition Seminole Comm College, Sanford, Florida, PCCA - 20th Anniversary Exhibition Paint Creek Center, Rochester, MI, 2001, Up from the Streets - Detroit Art, James Duffy Collection, Wayne State University, 1996, Faculty Exhibition Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Belleair, FL, Pinellas Art Educators Exhibition Octagon Art Gallery, Clearwater, FL, Out of Solitude Michigan Gallery, Detroit, MI, 1992, Environmental Issues Florida Center for Contemporary Art, Ybor City, FL, 1991, Invitational Exhibition Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL, Artists of Florida Sarasota Art Association, Sarasota, FL, Faculty Exhibition The A ts Center, St. Petersburg, FL, Hard Choices Michigan Gallery, Detroit, MI, 1990, Motor City Revue Buckham Gallery, Flint, MI, 2-D 3-D Regional Art Exhibition South Bend Indiana Art Center, Art For Life Galleria Officentre, Southfield, MI, Faculty Exhibition Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, MI, 1989, Motor City Revue Institute of Culture, Zacateca, Mexico, AIDS and Art- A Day Without Art Paint Creek Center, Rochester, MI, Urbanology Marygrove College, Detroit, MI, Kost, Rensel, Sepanski Sisson Gallery, Henry Ford College, Dearborn, MI, Weathervanes and Whirligigs Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI, 1988, Hoyt National Drawing and Painting Hoyt Institute, Pennsylvania, Motor City Revue Lee Hall Gallery, Northern Michigan Univ. Gallery, MI, Faculty Exhibition Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn, MI, Art and Architecture of the Birdhouse Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI, Matters of the Heart Michigan Gallery, Detroit, MI, Glass: Sculpture and Mixed Media Detroit Artists Marke , Detroit, MI, 1987, The Form of Color Nawara Gallery, Walled Laked, MI, 8th Michigan Artists Competition Battle Creek Art Center, Battle Creek, MI, Extended Media Detroit Art Institute, Detroit, MI, A Visual Tribute to Martin Luther King N'Namdi Gallery, Detroit, MI, Michigan Fine Arts Birmingham-Bloomfield Art Assc., Birmingham, MI, 1986, W.S.U. in Michigan Selected Alumni Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI, Detroit and Vicinity Detroit Focus Gallery, Detroit, MI, Other Spaces Brooksfield Office Park / Detroit Artists Market, Bloomfield, MI, GM-UAW Human Resource Center Premier Exhibition Auburn Hills, MI, Artists Interpret Fantasy Michigan Gallery, Detroit, MI, Jurors Select Artists Pontiac Art Center, Pontiac, MI, Transformations Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI, Michigan Annual XIV The Art Center, Mount Clemens, MI, 1985, Signatures - 21 Michigan Artists Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI, Picnic on the Grass Meadowbrook Art Gallery, Rochester, MI, 1984, Artists Against Apar
9, 1986 WSU in Michigan Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, pg.26, 1983 Formed Paper, Sight / Insight Marygrove College, Detroit, MI, pg.4, , Published Works - Sheree Rensel, Author , , 2002 Through the Eyes of a Child Teachers.net Gazette, online: EYES, 98/99 W.O.W. Newsletter Editor-Publisher, Educator Newletter, 98/03 Artspirit art and art education web page, available online: artspirit, 1990 Billy Name Detroit Focus Quarterly, vol. 9, no. 2, 1990 A Garden of Visions City Arts Quarterly, vol. IV, no. 3-4, 1990 Inner Views Detroit Focus Quarterly, Detroit, MI, vol. 9, no. 1, 1989 From Artist's Studios Bielat-Eddy Catalog, Detroit Focus Gallery, , Visiting Lecturer / Workshops , 1996 Pinellas Art Educators Association, "Sheree Rensel- Artist", Florida, 1993 Robinson Challenge School, "Teacher's Workshop", Clearwater, Florida, 1988 Central Michigan University, "Sheree Rensel", Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, 1987 Dominican High School, "Art Careers", Detroit, Michigan, 1987 Warren Consolidated Schools, Artist -in-the Schools workshops, Warren, , Michigan, 85/87 Whitmer Human Resource Center, "Teacher's Workshops", Pontiac, Michigan, , Art Administrative Experience , , 1985-1990 , Exhibition Coordinator, Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI, , 1985-1987 , Education Coordinator, Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI, -Established, developed, and managed exhibition / education programs, -Developed structure and procedure for exhibition selection committee, -Contracted artists and jurors for exhibitions / teaching positions, -Designed and su
It stopped there. It looked as if the number of characters was to the max. I love it. I look at this and say "Yep Sheree, you have been there done that." It has been good. Have I been a lucky girl or what? This week, I am going to start a series of "THANKFUL" posts in honor of Thanksgiving. Too bad I wrote this now. It would qualify!

WORD to any younger readers: Love yourself now. This pic is circa late 80's. I can NOT believe I thought I was fat and ugly back then. I look at this pic now and think "Oh SHIT! You were such a cutey and a really good artist too!
Lost time and misinterpretations!


Linda Blondheim said...

Hi Sheree,
I enjoyed your blog. A great way to find out how people access you on the Internet is to sign up for Google Alerts.

Sheree Rensel said...

Linda, Are you kidding? I am signed up for so many google alerts my mailbox is overloaded everyday! Been there, do that. However, g alerts don't catch everything.
P.S. Glad you like my blog!