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Dena Stewart, American artist. Dena Stewart Day proclaimed by City of Miami Beach, 1989, 2001; recipient Women Worth Knowing award, Miami Beach Commission Status of Women, 2001, Proclamaton of Recognition, Miami-Dade County, Florida, 2006; awarded Key to the City, Miami Beach Board Commission, 2006.


Stewart, Dena was born on October 1, 1948 in New York City.


Bachelor of Business Administration, Pace University, 1974.


Teacher Cathedral High School, New York City, 1974-1975. Editor Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1975-1977. Employment manager Korvettes, Inc., 1977-1979.

Free-lance artist, since 1979. Principal The Gallery: Why Not?, Miami Beach, Florida, 1987—1989. President Deco Echo Artists Delaware, 1988-1992.

Director programming and development, Center Folk and Community Art, since 1992. Motivational speaker National Conference for Visual Art, since 2003, Mayor's Women's Conference, Miami Beach, since 2009, Miami Beach Women's Conference, since 2010. Curator International Press Club, 2004, National AmFar Aids Conference, 2004, American Academy for Education, since 2004, Florida International University, 2003, Lion and Lamb Peace Foundation, 2000, Academy for Educational Development, Washington, 2004, We Art Exhibition, Mayor's Conference, 2009-2010.


  • Other Work

    • Works exhibited in shows at American's Folk Heritage Gallery, New York City, 1983-1986, Interart de St. Amand Gallery, New York City, 1985, Gallery Bonheur, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1987, Sokolsky Gallery, Miami Beach, 1987, Cuban Museum Arts and Culture, 1987, State Capitol Building, Tallahassee, Florida, 1989, Stephen P. Clark Government Center, Miami, 2001, Capital Children's Museum, Washington, 2002, New York Public Library. Donnell Center, New York City, 2002, North Miami Library., 2003.

      SRA/McGraw Hill Comprehensive Reading Program "Imagine It" "Rebuilding Lives with Art", 2007, Cando Art Gallery Exhibition, 2010.


Goodwill ambassador United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, 1989. Member South Florida Art Center, Miami, Florida. Board directors, Art in Public Places, Miami Beach, 1993-1995.

Member fine arts board, Miami Beach, 2000-2002. Member Artist Equity.


  • Other Interests

    Writing short stories, poetry.


Married Stewart Stewart, October 25, 1973.

Stewart Stewart