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with High Distinction in Drawing, California College of the
Arts (formerly known as California College of Arts & Crafts),
Oakland, CA, 1980
Clinic, Middleton, WI
Health Associates, Madison, WI
Company, Kohler, WI
Communications Inc., Madison, WI
Mutual Life, Milwaukee, WI
Village Retirement Community West, Madison, WI
Bank, Cedarburg, WI
Mate inc., Jackson, TN
Hospital & Clinics, Madison, WI
Austin, Green Bay, WI
Flora Zalucha, Mount Horeb, WI
Visual Artists (formerly known as Wisconsin Painters & Sculptors)
Horeb Area Arts Association
Fauna & Fold,
Capital Lakes Galleries, Madison, WI, 2013
Olbrich Botanical Gardens, Madison, WI, 2009
with Frogs, Shapes & Sky, LuCille Tack Center Gallery,
Spencer, WI, 2009
Mandalas, University Hospital,
C5/2 Skylight Lounge Gallery, Madison, WI, 2008
Grandpa's Woods, Alicia Ashman
Branch Library, Madison, WI, 2007
& More, Kaleidoscope Gallery,
Mount Horeb, WI, 2006
as Art, Air National Guard Facility,
Madison, WI, 2002
& Fold, Oakwood Village West, Visitor Center Gallery,
Madison, WI, 2000
Water Street Gallery Extension Exhibit, Prairie du Sac, WI,
Rajah's, Madison, WI, 1996
Wisconsin Arts Board, State GEF-1 Offices, Madison, WI, 1986
Wings, Given Gold Gallery, Oakland,
Mandalas, Argonaut Art Center, Jackson, CA, 1977
Signs, Wisconsin Visual Artists, Promega, Madison, WI,
of the Mandala: Reality in the Round, Nails in the Wall
Gallery, St. Lukes Church, Metuchen, NJ, 2013, Metuchen
Selections, Wisconsin Visual Artists, Olbrich Botanical
Gardens Gallery, Madison, WI, 2013
the Surface, Wisconsin Visual Artists, Overture Gallery
III, Madison, WI, 2013
Wisconsin Visual Artists - Southcentral Chapter, UW Pyle Center,
Madison, WI; 2012
from Near & Far, Commonwealth Gallery, Madison,
Nohr Gallery, UW-Platteville, WI; 2010
Greens, Wisconsin Visual Artists,
Promega, Madison, WI; 2010
Quest, Madison Orchid Growers Guild, Alliant Energy
Center, Madison, WI; 2010
Art Tour, Studio & Gallery Tour of the Mount Horeb
Art Exchange, Wisconsin Painters & Sculptors (now
Wisconsin Visual Artists); Modern Art Museum, Saitama, Japan;
Inoue Gallery, Ginza District, Tokyo; Tomioka Museum, Ohta-ku,
Japan, 2002; Modern Art Museum, Saitama, Japan, 2008.
of the Garden, Mazomanie Historic Art Center, Mazomanie,
2004; Recycle, 2005; Grief & Trauma,
2005; Roots, 2005; Foreign Influences,
2006; Symmetry, 2006; Wisconsin Academy of Sciences,
Arts & Letters, Steenbock Gallery, Madison, WI
Alumni Exhibition, Mills Building,
San Francisco, CA, 2003
Mountain National Water Media Exhibition, Foothills
Art Center, Golden, CO, 1999
Juried Exhibition, Sioux City
Art Center, Sioux City, IA, 1999
Wisconsin, Wustum Museum of Art, Racine, WI; 1987 Merchandise
Award, 1989, 1990 Award of Excelence, 1997, Watercolor
Wisconsin: Celebrating 25 Years (invitation) 1991; Rahr-West
Museum, Racine, WI, 2008
Exhibition 1999; Recent Works 1997 (2
person); Seasons of the Arboretum 1993 (4 person);
The Next Decade 1992; The Quilt Connection
1989; Alpha to Omega 1989; New Beginnings
1986 (4 person); MB Perine Gallery (formerly Valperine Gallery),
Painters & Sculptors Member Show, De Ricci Gallery,
Edgewood College, Madison, WI, 1996; Porter Butts Gallery, UW-Madison,
Watercolors, Art Independent Gallery, Lake Geneva, WI,
Women, Women's Political Caucus of Dane County, Madison,
WI; 1996, 1888
the Flower, Seebeck Gallery, Kenosha, WI, 1995
Public Television Art & Antiques Auction, 1994 Featured
Watercolor Society Exhibit, Neville Museum, Green Bay,
WI; 1994, 1987 Special Merit Award
in the Land, Porter Butts Gallery, UW-Madison, WI, 1994
Show 1994; Spring Show 1989, 1991, 1992,
1993; Winter Show 1988, 1993: Art Independent
Gallery, Lake Geneva, WI
& Vicinity Show, Wright Museum, Beloit College,
Beloit, WI, 1993
Watercolor Society Exhibit, Ozaukee Art Center, Cedarburg,
WI, 1998; Charles Allis Museum, Milwaukee, WI, 1990; Rahr-West
Museum, Manitowac, WI, 1991
Women in the Arts, West Bend Museum
of Fine Arts, West Bend, WI, Traveling Show 1988-89; Wisconsin
Women in the Arts: Lisistrata,
Water Street Gallery, Bank One Building, Milwaukee, WI, 1990
Painters & Sculptors Juried Show, Signature Gallery,
Stoughton, WI, 1989
National, Northern Arts Council, Nicolet College, Rhinelander,
Watercolor, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Kohler,
Diego Watercolor Society International,
Grossmont College, El Cajon, CA, 1988
National, Arlington Art Association, Arlington Museum,
Arlington, TX; 1986, 1988 Merit Award
Exhibition of Contemporary Realism in Art, Academic
Artists Association, Greek Cultural Center, Springfield, MA,
West Exhibition, Watercolor West Society, Riverside
Museum, Riverside, CA, 1986
Award, WVA Biennial (formerly WP&S/WAAM),
Porter Butts Gallery, UW-Madison, WI, 1997.
Artist, Of Watercolors,
Art Independent Gallery, Lake Geneva, WI. 1996.
Artist , Artful Women,
Women's Political Caucus of Dane Cty, Madison, WI, 1996.
Artist, WHA - Wisconsin Public Television Art & Antiques
Award of Excellence,
Watercolor Wisconsin, Wustum Museum of
Art, Racine, WI, 1990.
Arlington National, Arlington Art Association,
Arlington Museum, Arlington, TX. 1988
Merit Award, Midwest Watercolor Exhibit,
Neville Museum, Green Bay, WI, 1987.
National Exhibition of Contemporary Realism in
Art, Academic Artists Association, Greek Cultural Center,
Springfield, MA, 1987.
Horeb Area Arts Association; Founding Member 2007; President
2007-2011; Executive Director 2007 to present; Spring Art Tour
Coordinator and grant writer 2007-present.
Demonstrator - for School Mate inc., Jackson,
TN: National Art Materials Trade Association, Chicago 1994,
San Francisco 1995, Toronto 1996, Las Vegas 1998, Chicago 1999,
Los Angeles 2000, Chicago 2001, Philadelphia 2002, Chicago 2003;
National Art Educators Association, Washington, DC 1999, Los
Angeles 2000, New York 2001, Minneapolis 2003; Hobby & Craft
Industry Association, Las Vegas 1997; National Art Educators
of Young Children, Chicago 2003.
Sales Associate and Origami Demonstrator - MB Perine Gallery,
Madison, WI: 1996-1999.
Instructor - Celebrate Madison Festival, Frank
Lloyd Wright Convention Center, Madison, WI: 2001, 2002, 2003,
2004, 2005; Water Street Gallery, Prairie du Sac, WI: 1997-1998;
High School visiting instructor: 1999.
Website and Graphic Artist - Millennium Murals & Milling
Around (parts of Zalucha Studio): 1998-present.
of Awards - WHA TV Art & Antiques Auction,
1995; Second Congressional District, High School Arts
Competition, "An Artistic Discovery", 2001,
Wisconsin Regional Arts Program, Mazomanie, 2007.
Committee - Wisconsin Academy of Sciences Arts & Letters'
Steenbock Gallery, 2004, 2005.
Chair, WP&S South Central Chapter (now WVA-SC),
Grandpa's Woods, a children's
book with illustrations by Akins, produced by the Wisconsin
Department of Natural Resources and published by Trails Media
created greeting cards with Akins' artworks.
Bean Publishing created greeting cards with Akins'
Public Television featured Akins' artwork as limited
edition reproductions and note cards.
Breast Cancer Research Foundation published Akins'
artwork on note cards and posters.
art works have been published and/or mentioned in The
Artists, Art Muscle, Country Living, Window & Wall,
and Kitchen & Bath Concepts magazines; and
Wisconsin State Journal, The Capital Times and
Marshfield News Herald newspapers.