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artist , educator

Jackie Florence May, American artist, educator. Member National Watercolor Society (associate), Georgia Watercolor Society, Bloomington Art Center. Grantee Thanks be to Grandmother Winifred Foundation, Wainscott, New York, 1994, McKnight Individual Artist grantee Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, Waseca, Minnesota, 1994, Dillmans Creative Arts Foundation, 1994. Lutheran.

Background

May, Jackie Florence was born on January 20, 1928 in Rockford, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Paul Otto Heitner and Florence Evelyn (Reed) Rossel.

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Mankato State University, 1978. Master of Science in Special Education, Mankato State University, 1983.

Career

Art teacher, Wilson Cmty. School, Mankato, Minnesota, 1978-1979; director, Martin County Alternative School, Fairmont, Minnesota, 1979-1981; secondary teacher special education and art, St. Peter (Minnesota) Indiana School District 508, 1981-1991; owner, artist, teacher, Artspace Studio, Mankato, since 1991. Board directors Prairie Lakes Regional Art Council.

Co-founder Studio ArtistsGroup, Mankato, since 1991.

Membership

Grantee Thanks be to Grandmother Winifred Foundation, Wainscott, New York, 1994, McKnight Individual Artist grantee Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, Waseca, Minnesota, 1994, Dillmans Creative Arts Foundation, 1994.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: piano, reading, writing, gardening, computer.

Connections

Married Darnell William May, September 25, 1948 (deceased August 1978). Children: Linda S. Collmann, Thomas A., John P., Nancy L., Melissa A., James A.

father:
Paul Otto Heitner Rossel

mother:
Florence Evelyn (Reed) Rossel

spouse:
Darnell William May

children:
John P. May

Melissa A. May

Linda S. Collmann May

Nancy L. May

Thomas A. May

James A. May