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Cheryl O'Halloran McLeod, American Artist, art educator. E-mail: cmcleod44@aol.com. Recipient award Control Jersey Chamber of Commerce Festival of Art, 1992, 94, 95, awards Fanwood-Scotch Plains Art Association, 1992, Mid-West Pastel Society Show, 1989, National Small Painting Exhibition, 1986, Corporation award Catharine Lorrillard Wolfe Art Club, 1997, mini-grant Plainfield Cultural and Heritage Commission, 1998.


McLeod, Cheryl O'Halloran was born on November 12, 1944 in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Benton Homer and Dorothy Lavern (McClain) Sams.


Bachelor in Art Education, Indiana University, Pennsylvania, 1966. Postgraduate, Massachusetts College Art, 1984. Postgraduate, Boston University, 1967.


Represented by Swain Galleries, Plainfield, New Jersey. Workshop teacher New Mexico Art League, Albuquerque. Elementary art instructor Westford, Massachusetts, 1966—1969.

Teacher Catskill Art Society, Hurleyville, New York, Adult Continuing Education Programs, Edison, New Jersey, Mother Seton Reg. Girls Catholic High School, Clark, 1989—1996. Workshop teacher Ghost Ranch Conference Center, Abiquiu, New Mexico, 1989—1989.

High School art instructor Reading, Massachusetts, 1981—1984. Art instructor Mother Seton Regional Girls Catholic High School, Clark, New Jersey, 1990-1996. Private instructor The Art Alcove.

Workship instructor Ghost Ranch Conference Center, Abiquiu, New Mexico, 1988-1989, Mid-West Pastel Society, Palatine, Illinois, 1989, Wilmette History Society, Illinois, 1988, New Mexico Art League, Albuquerque, 1987. High school art instructor, Reading, Massachusetts, 1981-1984. Elementary school art instructor, Westford, Massachusetts, 1966-1968.


  • E-mail: cmcleod44@aol.com.


  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include Tohono Chul Park, Tucson, 1987, University Ariz, 1988, Kemper Group, Long Grove, Illinois, 1989, Valley Cottage Library. Gallery, New York, 1992, Valley College, New York, 1992, Poricy Park, Middletown, New Jersey, 1993, Burgdorff Realtors Corporation Gallery, Murray Hill, New Jersey, 1994, Georgian Court College, Lakewood, New Jersey, 1994, Swain Gallery, Plainfield, New Jersey, 1995, Union County Arts Center, Rahway, New Jersey, 1997, Lucca's Backroom Gallery, Metuchen, New Jersey, 1998, Palmer Museum, Springfield, New Jersey, 1998, Aberjona River Gallery, Winchester, Mass, 2005. Group shows include Arizona Aqueous '88, Tubac, 1988, Pastel Society of America, New York City, 1988, 89, 91, 93, American Artist Professional League Grand National Show, New York, 1988, 90, Midwest Pastel Society Members Show, Libertyville, Illinois, 1989, Studio-in-the-Woods, Wauconda, Illinois, 1989, Talman Home Savings Institution, Chicago, 1989, Art Center, Elk Grove, Illinois, 1989, Levy Center, Evanston, Illinois, 1989, Rockland County Arts Council, Spring Valley, New York, 1990, Visual Arts '90, Union County, New Jersey, 1990, American Artists Professional League, 1990, 93, Ringwood Exhibition, New Jersey, 1991, Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York, 1991, Kean College, Union, New Jersey, 1992, Johnson & Johnson World Headquarters, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1992, Barron Arts Center, Woodbridge, New Jersey, 1993, Jersey City State College, 1993, Arts Center Northern New Jersey, New Milford, 1993, Newark Museum, 1994, Chubb Corporation, Warren, New Jersey, 1994, Lever House Gallery, New York City, 1995, others.

      Principal works represented at Delta Corporation Services, Cogen Technologies, Library. Cooperative Group Abbott Laboratories, First National Bank Shawnee, Oklahoma City Allergy Clinic, National Cowgirl Hall of Fame, T.R. Roof & Associates, Butler & Stein Attorneys, Petroleum Abstract & Title Company.


Fellow American Artist Professional League (Paul Bransom award 1993, National award 1994, Merit award 1992, 93). Member Pastel Society American (full juried signature member, Her Majesty Hurlimann-Armstrong award 1993, Klimberger Memorial award1995), Allied Artists American.


Children: Jeffrey, Brian.

Benton Homer Sams

Dorothy Lavern (McClain) Sams

Brian McLeod

Jeffrey McLeod