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Joan Marie Michaels-Paque Edit Profile

artist , educator

Joan Marie Michaels-Paque, American artist, educator. Named Most Interesting Person, Milwaukee Magazine, 1986; grantee International Forum of Arts, 1998, 2001, Eli Lilly, 1993, Roundy's Corporation Arts Grant, 2000, Gary Gobberville Memorial fellow Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, Illinois, 2006, 07.


Michaels-Paque, Joan Marie was born on July 24, 1936 in Menominee, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Frank E. and Gertrude (Pfotenhauer) Michaels.


Student, Layton School of Art, 1955-1958;student, Marquette U., 1955-1958.


Art teacher Kawashima School, Kyoto, 1983, Bellas Artes, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, 1985, American University, Washington, 1992, Peters Valley Craft Center, Layton, New Jersey, 1993-1994, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, 1990-1995, Milwaukee Institute Art & Design, 1993—2007, The Clearing School of Arts, Nature and Humanities, Ellison Bay, 1995—2010. Art teacher, lecturer Peninsula Art School, Fish Creek, 1997—1998. Advisory board Women's Caucus Art, Madison, Wisconsin Designer Craftsmen, Milwaukee.

Artists' advisory board Milwaukee Art Museum, 1993. Artist advisor, co-chair Milwaukee Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome project, 1991-1992. Visiting artist Australia, 1989, 98, 2001, 03, Arrowmont School Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 1999-2001, 10, Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council 75th Invitational Exhibition, Scripps College, Claremont, California, 2006, San Francisco Center Book Arts, 2006.

Board director Artists Working in Education, Inc. Teacher, juror, exhibitor HGA Conference Tampa, 2008, Handmade Paper in Motion Portfolio, since 2010.


  • Other Work

    • One-person shows include St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wisconsin, 1991, Lutheran College, Milwaukee, 1998, Wisconsin Layton Gallery Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, 1998, Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, 2000-2001. Exhibited in group shows University Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia, 1989, Artworks, Milwaukee Art Museum, 1992, H2O Gallery, Milwaukee, 1999, SOFA, Navy Pier, Chicago, 2000, Brisbane, Melbourne, Geelong, Australia, 2001, Australian National University, Canberra, 2001, Cedarburg, Wisconsin Art Museum, 2002-2003. Author, public: Visual Instructional Knotting, second edition, 1971, Design Principals/Fiber Techniques, second edition, 1973, A Creative/Conceptual Analysis of Textiles, second edition, 1979.

      Writer, reviewer Fiberarts Magazine, 1970-2004. Featured in Northshore Lifestyle, 2002, Shaping Space- The Dynamics of 3-D Design by Zelanski and Fisher, 2007, Rochester Weavers Guild, 2009.


Jurist Cancer Care Center, Milwaukee, 1991. Artist consultant African American Childrens Theatre, Milwaukee, 1997, 98. Artist, jurist Wisconsin State Fair, Milwaukee, 1994-1997.

Donated time and art works Women's Experimental Theatre, Milwaukee, 1994-1997. Member International Sculpture Center, Fibearts (writer, reviewer Fiber Arts magazine 1970-1997), Australian Forum for Textile Arts (visiting artist, writer, reviewer Textile Fiber forum 1989, 98), Arrowmont School Arts and Crafts (visiting supporter 1970-1998), Shuttle Spindle and Dypot Handweavers Guild of America, Inc. (writer, reviewer Shuttle magazine 1984-1993), Milwaukee Art Museum (exhibitor, board directors).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: traveling, learning, swimming, meeting new people, dog.


Married Henry Paul Paque, July 13, 1957. Children: Juliann Marie, Elaine Marie.

Frank E. Michaels

Gertrude (Pfotenhauer) Michaels

Henry Paul Paque

Juliann Marie Michaels-Paque

Elaine Marie Michaels-Paque