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Julia Garnett is currently the art teacher for Western Middle School. She previously taught art students from young 5's through 5th grade at Bean, Parma, and Warner Elementary Schools.  She has also taught 2nd grade, 1st grade, reading and math for at-risk students, high school art, and preschool.  Other teaching experience has been with English Language Learners, reading skills for cognitively impaired adults, and Artist Workshops for adults.  
 
Julia is also a working artist. She exhibits her paintings, conducts art workshops, and is committed to weekly studio painting sessions with fellow artists. 

2014 exhibits:

Currently showing with Mary Sprague at "In Good Company Restaurant".

Potter Center show will open February 28th. There will be a reception on March 6th.

2013 exhibits include:

Benton Harbor Art District "Artoberfest", September, 2013.

"In Good Company" Art Gallery, Summer, 2013.

Ella Sharp Museum's Statewide Juried Show. "Malala's Dream" was accepted into this portrait exhibit which runs through March 23, 2013.

2012 exhibits include: "RED" pop up gallery, SAU Bill Bippes Retirement Exhibit, "Bra-Zart" fundraiser for Cancer 

January 15- March 26, 2011, Statewide Fine Arts Competition, Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI 

January, 2011, Mac Worthington Gallery, Columbus, Ohio (http://www.macworthington.com/)

November- December 2010, Baker College, Jackson, MI

November 2010, "Art Prize in Jackson", Art 634, Jackson, MI

September 22- October 16, ArtPrize, O'Tooles, Grand Rapids, MI (http://artprize.org)

July 21-24, 2010, Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair

July, Grand River Exhibit, Art 634, Mechanic Street, Jackson, MI

July, "Country Days, City Nights", Tibbits Opera House, Coldwater, MI

May- June 2010, Oakwood Heritage Hospital, 10000 Telegraph Rd., Taylor, MI 48180
I had about 30 of my fields and florals in this display.  It is sponsored by "Arts for the Spirit", supported by the Oakwood Foundation.  There are 8 exhibits at 4 hospitals in the Oakwood Healthcare System.

May- June 2010, "Kickin Up Your Heels", Tibbits Opera House, Coldwater, MI
(First place, people's choice for my roller skates paintings!)

May 22, 2010, "Art and Flowers", local art fair, Van Thorres Greenhouse, King Rd., Spring Arbor, MI

Other Exhibits include:
  • April 25- May , 2010, Fairy Celebration, Solo Exhibit, Art 634, Jackson, MI
  • February, 2010, “Jammin’ for Haiti”,  Java N Jazz, Albion, MI
  • February 11- March 11, 2010, “Shades of Blue”, Tibbit’s Opera House, Coldwater, MI
  • February 11, 2010, Jackson Civic Art Association exhibit, Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI
  • January 16- March 20, 2010, Statewide Fine Arts Competition, Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI (Award)
  • November 2009, MAEA Member’s Show, KVCC Center for New Media , Kalamazoo, MI
  • August 2009, Arts Council invitation, Solo Exhibit, Perrysburg, Ohio.
  • July 2009, Ann Arbor Art Fair, Ann Arbor, MI
  • May-August, 2009, "heirloom love", a Mother-Daughter exhibit in cooperation with sculptor, Cara Garnett, Women's Historical Museum in Lansing, MI
Other various local exhibits include:
 
“Tune into Art”, Tibbit’s Opera House, Coldwater, MI
Guest Artist, Coldwater Art Walk, Coldwater, MI
Art and Flowers, Spring Arbor, MI 
Regional Show, Ella Sharp Museum, Jackson, MI
Acquisition shows, NAEA/MAEA, Lansing, MI
Faculty, Alumni, and Friends, Gallery Opening, Ganton Art Gallery, Spring Arbor, MI
 
Memberships:
 
Michigan Art Education Association, Jackson Civic Art Association, The Guild (Ann Arbor), Detroit Institute of Art

Contact Information:
www.julia.garnett@westernschools.org
 
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