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Beth Shadur, American artist. Named Honorable Mention National Watermedia Biennial Zanner Gallery, Rochester, New York, 1984; recipient Certified Excelllence Metro Art Competition United States of America, 1986, Merit award Owensboro Museum Art, 1987, Honorable Mention award Illinois State Professional Art Exhibition, 1987; Chicago Artists Abroad fellow, 1975-1977, Samuel T. Arnold Travelling fellow, grantee, 1988.


Shadur, Beth was born on May 17, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Milton Irving and Eleanor (Pilka) Shadur.


Bachelor with honors, Brown University, 1975. Master of Fine Arts, University Illinois, Chicago, 1980. Postgraduate, Art Institute Chicago.

Postgraduate, University Wisconsin.


Freelance community artist Chicago Mural Group, 1975. Director, founder Third Eye Centre Community Arts Resources, Glasgow, Scotland, 1977. Director Community Mural Project, Corridor Arts Program, Chicago, 1977-1978.

Artist in residence Chicago Council on Fine Arts, 1980. Instructor watercolor, drawing & painting Bernard Horwich Jewish Community Center, Chicago, 1978-1983. Artist in residence Illinois Arts Council, Bensenville, 1982-1983, art educator Danville and Deerfield, 1987-1988.

Instructor drawing & painting Fairleigh Dickinson University, White Plains Adult Education, Somerstown Studios, Rutherford, New Jersey, White Plains and Somers, New York, 1983-1984. Freelance muralist Beth Shadur Paintings, Evanston, Illinois, since 1984. Artist in education Illinois Arts Council, Chicago, since 1987.

Lecturer in field.


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  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include Reflective Visions, Tempe, Arizona, 1980, Ramapo College, Mahawah, New Jersey, 1982, Warm Gallery, Minneapolis, 1983, Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1984, American Red Cross Gallery, Auxiliary Gallery, Chicago, 1985, University Dayton, Ohio, 1987, Columbia (Missouri) College, Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, 1986, Evanston and Vicinity Show, Old Physician organization Gallery, Dayton, Fine Arts Institute 22d Exhibition, San Bernardino, California, Transco Gallery, Houston, 1988, Vustum Museum, Racine, Wisconsin, 1989. Travelling exhibit Great Britain, 1988.


Board directors Chicago Artists Coalition, Akasha & Company, Chicago, since 1984. Volunteer Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1972.


  • Other Interests

    Travel, weightlifting, animal lover.


Married Bruce William Mainzer, October 12, 1980.

Milton Irving Shadur

Eleanor (Pilka) Shadur

Bruce William Mainzer