About the Artist

 

Michele Levin


About the Artist

Michele Levin specializes in representational, expressive and colorful Fine Art that is drawn or painted. 


Education

Carnegie-Melon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1976-1978.Art Department

Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York.  Bachelor of Fine Arts

Department of Visual Communication 1978-1980.  Studied painting with Jerome Witkin.

Tyler School of Art, Temple University. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Masters in Art Education, 1980-81.


Additional Course Work

Rhode Island School of Design, Provincetown, Massachusetts, 1976.  Studied in Drawing, Painting and Photography.

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1981.  Studies in Painting

Frudakis Academy of Sculpture, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1983-1984.  Anatomical Plasticine Portrait and Figure Sculpture.

Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, Florida.  Studies in Drawing, 1989-1991, and Invitational Oil Painting with Christopher Still, 1989-1999.


Art Teaching Experience

Saint Petersburg College, Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts, 2013-Present

State of Florida Department of Education Professional Educators Certificate in Art Grades K-12, 2003 through present.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Professional Certificate Art Teaching Certification 1985 through present.

Academie Da Vinci, 2000-2003.  The art teacher of Pinellas County charter school elementary school arts magnet.

Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Instructor in Life Drawing for adults Dunedin, Florida 2000-2001

Palm Harbor Montessori Academy, created and instructed the art program, Palm Harbor, Florida 1992-1993.

Kent Jewish Community Center for adults and children Clearwater, Florida 1991-1992.

School District of Philadelphia, Meade Elementary School, Philadelphia PA, 1985-1987.


Professional Organizations

Plein Air Florida

TESA, The Exhibiting Society of Artists

PAVA, The Professional Association of Visual Artists


Exhibitions

2016

Leepa -Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs, Florida


2015

Saint Petersburg College, Clearwater, Florida

Bright House, Saint Petersburg, Florida, with The Exhibiting Society of Artists, Inc.

Sterling Hall, Dunedin, Florida, with The Exhibiting Society of Artists, Inc.

Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater,Florida, with The Exhibiting Society of Artists, Inc.

The Cat Hospital at Palm Harbor, Florida

My Favorite Things, Dunedin, Florida


2014

Bright House, Saint Petersburg, Florida, with The Exhibiting Society of Artists, Inc.

Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, Florida, with The Exhibiting Society of Artists, Inc.

Sterling Hall, Dunedin, Florida, with The Exhibiting Society of Artists, Inc.

The Cat Hospital at Palm Harbor, Florida

My Favorite Things, Dunedin, Florida


2013

Bright House, Saint Petersburg, Florida,with The Exhibiting Society of Artists, Inc.

Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater,Florida,with The Exhibiting Society of Artists, Inc.

Sterling Hall, Dunedin, Florida,with The Exhibiting Society of Artists, Inc.

The Cat Hospital at Palm Harbor, Florida


2012

Ruth Eckerd Hall,Clearwater, Florida, with The Exhibiting Society of Artists, Inc.

Sterling Hall, Dunedin, Florida, with The Professional Association of Visual Artists

Bright House, Saint Petersburg, Florida, with The Exhibiting Society of Artists, Inc.

Cat Hospital at Palm Harbor,Florida


2011

Ruth Eckerd Hall, Florida, with The Exhibiting Society of Artists, Inc.

Bright House, Saint Petersburg, Florida, with The Exhibiting Society of Artists, Inc.

Stering Hall, Dunedin, Florida, with The Professional Association of Visual Artists

The Cat Hospital at Palm Harbor, Florida


2010

Solo Show at the Safety Harbor Library, Safety Harbor, Florida

Solo Show at the Art and Wine Gallery, Clearwater Beach, Florida

TESA Show at Park Station, Pinellas Park, Florida

Ruth Eckerd Hall, Florida, with The Exhibiting Society of Artists, Inc.


2009

Safety Harbor Library, One Woman Show, Safety Harbor, Florida

Oldsmar City Hall, Oldsmar, Florida, with The Exhibiting Society of Artists, Inc.

Leepna- Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs, Florida

Ruth Eckerd Hall, Florida, with The Exhibiting Society of Artists, Inc.

Dunedin Fine Art Center Gift Shop, Dunedin, Florida


2008

Taste of Safety Harbor,Safety Harbor Spa, Florida

Artist’s Way Cooperative Gallery, Clearwater,Florida

Ruth Eckerd Hall, Florida, with The Exhibiting Society of Artists, Inc.


2007

St. Petersburg College Student Exhibit Best of Show Tarpon Springs, Florida

Indian Rocks Beach Art Center, Florida with the Exhibiting Society of Artists, Inc.

Dunedin Fine Art Center Holiday Show and Gift Shop, Dunedin, Florida

Ruth Eckerd Hall, Florida, with The Exhibiting Society of Artists, Inc.

Dunedin Fine Art Center Gift Shop, Dunedin,Florida


2006

Dunedin Fine Art Center Gift Shop, Dunedin, Florida


2005

Montage Gallery, Dunedin, Florida, One person show

Jewish Federation Kick-off Dinner, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, Florida

Jewish Federation Main Event, Largo, Florida

Blue Coyote Coffee Company, Palm Harbor, Florida

The office of Robert W. Levin, M.D., Dunedin, Florida


2004

Designed and decorated our custom built home; in addition I continued painting.

The office of Robert W. Levin, M.D., Dunedin, Florida

Blue Coyote Coffee Company, Palm Harbor, Florida


2003

Designed and decorated our custom built home; in addition I continued painting.

The office of Robert W. Levin, M.D., Dunedin, Florida

Blue Coyote Coffee Company, Palm Harbor, Florida


2002

The Art Gallery and Custom Framing Studio, Tampa, Florida

Dunedin Fine Arts Gallery on Broadway, Dunedin, Florida

Plastic Surgery Center, Palm Harbor, Florida

Blue Coyote Coffee Company, Palm Harbor, Florida

Scalzo Gallery, Bellaire Bluffs, Florida


2001

Dunedin Fine Art Center, Faculty and member exhibitions, Dunedin, Florida

Scalzo Gallery, Bellaire Bluffs, Florida

Ozona Beach Gallery, Ozona, Florida

West Pasco Art Guild Annual Juried Show, New Port Richey, Florida

Andrea’s, Tarpon Springs, Florida

Picasso’s Pallet Café, Palm Harbor, Florida


2000

Books-A-Million, Palm Harbor, Florida, One Person Show.

Ozona Beach Gallery, Ozona, Florida

Kent Jewish Community Center, Dunedin, Florida One Person Show.


1999

Studio Waltz, Palm Harbor Florida

Kent Jewish Community Center, Dunedin, Florida

Palm Harbor Arts Festival, Palm Harbor, Florida

The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, Florida Juried Show.

Dunedin Art Center Member and Student Show, Dunedin, Florida

Professional Association of Visual Artists Exhibition, St. Petersburg Art Gallery and Soho South Gallery, St. Petersburg, Florida

Poor Richard’s Gallery, St. Petersburg, Florida

King Chiropractic Clinic, Dunedin, Florida, One Person Show.


1998

Palm Harbor Art Festival, Palm Harbor, Florida  Juried Show.

Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater, Florida One Person Show.

Kent Jewish Community Center, Dunedin, Florida

Poor Richard’s Gallery, St. Petersburg, Florida


1997

Art Harvest, Dunedin, Florida

PAVA Cool Art Show, St. Petersburg, Florida

Painted Fish Gallery, Dunedin, Florida

Belleview Mido Gallery, Bellaire, Florida

Salt Creek Artworks, St. Petersburg, Florida

Dunedin Art Center Member and Student Exhibition.

Poor Richard’s Gallery, St. Petersburg, Florida


1996

Pastel Society of the West Coast Tenth International Open Exhibition, Sacramento, CA. Juried Group Exhibition.

Hayward Arts Council Exhibition, Hayward, CA.  Juried Group Exhibition.

Dunedin Art Center Member and Student Exhibition.

Poor Richard’s Gallery, St. Petersburg, Florida


1995

Professional Association of Visual Artists Invitational Exhibit.  Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, Florida Juried Group Exhibition

Cool Art Gallery, Dunedin, Florida Juried Group Exhibition.

Suntan Art Center, St. Petersburg, Florida Juried Art Exhibition.

Poor Richard’s Gallery, St. Petersburg, Florida


1986-88

Annual Exhibitions in Studio, 915 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA.


Awards

Honorable Mention, West Pasco Art Guild Annual Juried Exhibition, New Port Richey, Florida 2001

Honorable Mention, Palm Harbor Arts Festival, Palm Harbor, Florida 1999.

Honorable Mention, Conorsco Rapido, Dunedin, FL, 1997.

Best of Show, Dunedin Art Center Student Exhibition, 1997.

Second Prize, Pastel Portrait, Hayward Arts Council, Hayward, CA, 1996.

Assistant Teacher, Resident Advisor, Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts, Lewisburg, PA, 1979.

Scholarship for Excellence in Art by the Abington Civic Club, Abington Civic Club, Abington, PA, 1976.

Scholarship in Visual Arts to the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts, Lewisburg, PA, 1975.

Award for Excellence by the Abington Civic Club, Abington, PA, 1975.