Resume Amy E. Arntson
N6475 Shorewood Hills Rd, Lake Mills, WI 53551, (920) 648-5255,,


Artist life long

Professor, Art Department, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, 1982-2004
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Communication
Art Department Chairperson
Graphic Design Area Head

Art Director/Graphic Designer 1970-1981
Ohio, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Wisconsin

MFA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
BFA, Michigan State University
Various post-graduate classes.

Graphic Design Basics editions I-VI (author) 1988-2019
Digital Design Basics (author) 2005
Artwork Featured in
American Artist Watercolor Magazine, 6 pages on Arntson’s paintings.
Artwork included in various publications including Paradise Lost;
The Island Within Us; New Art International

The Fourth United Nations Conference on Women, Beijing China
Fifth International Symposium on the Arts, Helsinki Finland
Fourth International Symposium on the Arts, Minneapolis, MN USA
Summer Session Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London, England

Bay Area Medical Center (Marinette/Menominee Clinic)
Union Corners Clinic, Madison, WI
The Water Council, Milwaukee, WI
Badger Meter, Milwaukee, WI
Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
Wustum Museum, Racine, WI
UW-Madison, Athletics Department, Madison, WI
UW-Madison Student Union, Madison, WI
WI Department of Transportation (DOT)
University Hospital, Madison, WI
R.M. Bock Laboratories
Voyageurs National Park, International Falls, MN
Isle Royale Natural History Association, Houghton, MI
UW-Whitewater University Center
Milwaukee Marriott 
Isle Royale On Line Gallery
Numerous Private Collections, primarily in Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois

Watercolor WI Award Winner, Wustum Museum, Racine, WI 2014
Watercolor WI Award Winner, Wustum Museum, Racine, WI 2010
Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin System, Awarded 2004
Wisconsin Arts Board, Percent for Art Direct Purchase Awards 2001, 2004, and 2005
Art/Design Consultant to the United Arab Emirates, the Ministry of Education 2000
Joseph A. Marino Memorial Purchase Award, Wustum Museum Permanent Collection 1999
Who's Who in America (included for several years)
Artist in Residence, Isle Royale National Park, MI
Artist in Residence, Voyageurs National Park, MN
Artist in Residence,

Master Artist Workshop Wustum Museum
Peninsula Art School Advanced Watercolor
UW- Madison Extension, School of the Arts at Rhinelander Advanced Watercolor (tenl summers)
School of the Arts at Spring Green 2013-15 Painting Clouds and Water
Arts Alliance of Lake Mills 2017
Several more

Several Artist in Residencies in the National Parks 

Lake Genevas, WI Art in the Park 2014
Lake Mills WI Art in the Park 2006-2014
Madison, WI Art Fair on the Square 2005
Hoard Historical Museum 50th Mary Hoard Art Show
VSA, Madison WI 2014
Whitewater Arts Alliance, Cultural Arts Center, 2010
Beloit & Vicinity Juror
UW-Eau Claire Student Show (Foster Gallery) 2003


Portraits of Water, Art Space Gallery,
Vincennes, IN 2018
Art and Ideas, Museum Of Wisconsin Art /on the Lake, 2014
The Visual Dance, a Wisconsin Academy Evening, Wilson Center for the Arts,
            Brookfield, WI 2009
The Things We Know Watrous Gallery, Overture Center Madison, WI 2008
Wisconsin Regional Art Program critique and presentation, Cultural Arts Center,
            Whitewater, WI, 2010
Visiting Artist, Western Michigan University, 2005
Exploring Narrative and Artistic Discourses, World Communications Ass

            Stockholm, Sweden, 2003
Images and Identities in a Global Society. WCA, Santander, Spain, 2001
At the Threshold of the Millennium: Technology and Visual Language,
            Sponsored by UNESCO, Lima, Peru, 1999
Women Artists. Fourth International U.N. Conference on Women,
            Beijing, China, 1995
FATE, Foundations in Art Theory & Education, Comparing Form and Content in Art and Design,
            St. Louis, MO
Visual Thinking and Cultural Values. 11th International Conference on Technology & Education.
            University of London
, 1994

Watercolor Wisconsin, Wustum Museum,
Art of Water III, James May Gallery, Algoma WI
Wisconsin Visual Artists South Central Chapter, UW Hospital Exhibit, Madison WI
Portraits of Water Art Space Vincennes, Vincennes, Indiana (Solo show)
Three Person Show Oliver Center for the Arts, (3 person show) Frankfort MI
“Arntson, Seman, Voytenko”

The Art of Water, James May Gallery, WI
Water: The Essence of Life Alfons Gallery Milwaukee, WI
Summer Show, Arts Alliance of Lake Mills
The Art of Water James May Gallery, WI (Featured artist)
Earth, Wood and Fire exhibition, Jefferson County Artist Tour
Faulty Exhibition UW-Whitewater-Wisconsin, Crossman Gallery (bi yearly)

Watercolor Wisconsin Exhibition, Wustum Museum, Racine, WI  (award winner)
Two Person Invitational Show, Museum Of Wisconsin Art on the Lake, Milwaukee,
MOWA Wisconsin Visual Artists Exhibition, (juried show) West Bend, WI
Featured Artist, Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI

Work on and Of Paper, Artisan Gallery, Paoli, WI

“Being There” Grace Chosy Gallery, (2 person show), (Madison WI)
Art by Arntson Capitol Lakes (solo show) (Madison, WI)  
“People’s Choice” Water Street Gallery, Featured Artist, (Douglas WI)

Wilson Center for the Arts, (Brookfield, WI) solo show
Delafield Art Center 3 person show
Water Street Gallery Featured artist, (Douglas, MI)

Piante Gallery, (Eureka, CA) solo show
Vertin Gallery, (Calumet MI) solo show
Water Street Gallery Featured Artist (Douglas, MI)
Peltz Gallery, (Milwaukee, WI) Women’s group show
Wustum Art Museum (Racine, WI) Watercolor Wisconsin (award winner).
Forward: A Survey of Wisconsin Art Now Charles Allis Art Museum (Milwaukee, WI)
Intuitions Water Street Gallery Douglas, MI: Featured Artist
Exhibit of Juror’s work Hoard Museum (Ft Atkinson).
Cultural Arts Center, Whitewater, WI, Madison, WI (traveling exhibition)

State of the Art 2009: National Biennial Watercolor Invitational, Champaign, IL
Beneath the Surface, Featured Artist, Water Street Gallery, Douglas, MI
The Visual Dance Solo Show, Wilson Art Center, Brookfield, WI
Summer Series Solo Show, Lake Mills, WI
Gallery Night Featured Artist, Peltz Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

The Things We Know Solo Show, James Watrous Gallery, Madison, WI

Reflections Solo Show, Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee, WI

“Paradise Lost? Invitational touring exhibition on Climate Change. Many venues in Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois

Gallery Artists, Hentschel Art Gallery, Des Moines, IA

Florence Biennial, Florence, Italy
Solo Show, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 
”Forest, Rock, Wind, Water”, Four Person Show, WM Bonifas Fine Arts Center,             Escanaba, MI

Solo Retrospective, “Second Nature”, Center Gallery, University of
“Nature as Metaphor”, 3-person show, Grace Chosy Gallery, Madison, WI 

“Wisconsin/Landscapes”, Invitational, UW-Eau Claire

“Waters of Wisconsin”, Invitational, Wisconsin Academy Gallery, Madison, WI
The Elements Show, Invitational, Walkers Point Center for the Arts, Milwaukee, WI
Brittingham Art Invitational, University of Wisconsin System, Madison, WI
Wisconsin Triennial, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI

Arntson, Miotke, Wimmer, Grace Chosy Gallery, Madison, WI
Gallery Artists, Mary Bell Gallery, Chicago, IL

“Water Show”, Walker’s Point Center for the Arts, 4-Person Invitational, Milwaukee, WI
“Water and Dreams”, 2Person Show, Peltz Gallery, Milwaukee WI
Solo Show, “Recent Work”, Wisconsin Union Galleries,
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Numerous additional national and regional exhibitions











1985 – 2017


































Painting Workshops Taught