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Cha'nelCha'nel, book format 12"x4"

Donna Westerman
36 Camino Del Diablo
Orinda, CA 94563
949-677-0642

dwesterman@roadrunner.com
donnawesterman.com


Education

1956-58 Detroit Institute of Arts and Crafts, Detroit, MI
1958-60 University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
1960-62 Boston Museum School, Boston, MA
1962 London Polytechnic, London, England
1963-66 Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA (BFA, MFA, summa cum laude)


Professional Experience

Professor: Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA (full-time 1975-2007). Department Chair for 20 years, Received “Innovator of the Year” award for establishing first computer graphics program in a college art department in the nation. Now Professor Emeritus, Orange Coast College.

1954 to present; Freelance designer and illustrator for various companies across the country. Printers Institute of America Award for best calendar design, Endangered Species Series, Brown and Bigelow, Minnesota (1975). Bicentennial Calendar for Marine Midland Bank, New York (1976).


Artist-in-residence, Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA, 2010–present
Past President of Los Angeles Printmaking Society
Chair, 18th National Printmaking Exhibition, Pasadena, 2005
Editor Newsprint, Journal of the Los Angeles Printmaking Society, five times
Juror and curator, numerous art exhibits local and national
Curator, “Impact: The Big Print,” Frank M. Doyle Arts Pavilion, Orange Coast College
Member, “Pro Arts,” Oakland
Member, “Women of Letters,” select group of women book artists of Los Angeles.
Member, Wood Engraver's Network
Member, Guild of Natural Science Illustrators
Member, Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators
Guest Speaker/ Lecturer from 1979-2010 including:
Scripps College, Claremont, CA
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA
Cerritos College, Cerritos, CA
California State University at Dominguez Hills Silver Jubilee, Dominguez Hills, CA
Computer Graphics Conference, University of California, Irvine, CA
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA
Retail, Design, Education Conference, San Francisco, CA
League for Innovation National Conference, Irvine, CA

Consultant

Holt Rinehart and Winston, New York
Walt Disney Enterprises, EPCOT project, Burbank, CA
Brown and Bigelow, St. Paul, Minnesota
Santa Ana Unified School District
The Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA