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Cherie Ann Salerno Edit Profile

also known as C. S. Mau


Cherie Ann Salerno, American Artist. Avocations: patio gardening, reading, aerobics and weight-lifting, sewing, gourmet cooking. F C.


Salerno, Cherie Ann was born on November 21, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Henry Jasper and Helen (Polyak) Mau.


Associate of Applied Science in Advertising, Triton College, River Grove, Illinois, 1985. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art Institute Chicago, 1999.


Freelance commercial artist, Chicago, 1986—1990, since 2000. Artist Chicago Fine Arts Exchange, 1994—1998. Artist, owner Christian Science Mau Studio, River Grove, Illinois, since 1992.

Art director, board directors Harrison St. Cooperative Gallery, Oak Park, 1999—2002. Art teacher grades 3-7, 2000—2003, Bethlehem Lutheran School, River Grove, since 2002. Represented by Anam Art Gallery, 2007.

Private practice, since 2000. Designer Centennial Quilt, River Grove Library., 1988. Logo designer, River Grove School, 1984.


  • Avocations: patio gardening, reading, aerobics and weight-lifting, sewing, gourmet cooking. F C.


  • Other Work

    • Designer stained glass window Bethlehem Lutheran Church, River Grove, Illinois, 1999, Celebrating Diversity art exhibit, Chicago, 2002, Face the Music Studio, Shutesbury, Massachusetts. Cover designer Louie Records, Corvallis, Oregon, 1998-1999, Brian Bender Face The Music Studios, Urban Jungle, Eyn Velt, Shutesbury, Master of Arts. Master in Social Service Public, Jefferson, Oregon, 2002, A440 Music Group, Chicago, for Henry Johnson and Nancy Wilson, 2003, Brian Bender, Urban Jungle, 2007, Eyn Velt, 2007.

      Cover artist Aim Magazine, 2003-2004, Chicagoland Tails, 2005, Indy Tails, 2005, private art teacher, since 2003. Demonstrator Triton College, 2010.


Volunteer teacher art Bethlehem Lutheran School, River Grove, Illinois, 1996-2002. Volunteer ElderCare, since 1990. Fellow: West Suburban Art League (Excellences honor award 1990—2005, excellences awards since 1990, People's Choice award 2009), Glenview Art League (Excellence award 1996), Chicago Artist Coalition.

Member: Oak Park Art League (board directors since 1989, arts and standards judge 1991-1993, school board 1993-1994, active fundraising 1994, standards judge since 2000, juror of artist standards, Excellences merit 1990-1994).


  • Other Interests

    Gardening, reading, weightlifting, sewing, gourmet cooking.


Married Kenneth Daniel Salerno. Children: Nick Anthony, Brittney Annual.

Henry Jasper Mau

Helen (Polyak) Mau

Kenneth Daniel Salerno

Nick Anthony Salerno

Brittney Annual Salerno