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artist , educator

Mary Helen Phelan, American Artist, educator. Elizabeth T. Greenshields Memorial Foundation award, 1976, 77. Volunteer illustrator The Nature Conservancy, Chicago, 1986-1996. Member Chicago Artists' Coalition, Woman Made Gallery.

Background

Phelan, Mary Helen was born on September 18, 1953 in Laurium, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Joseph Francis and Florence Mary (LeBlanc) Phelan.

Education

Student, University Illinois, 1971-1972;Associations in Fine Arts, American Academy Art, 1977;Bachelor, Northeastern U., 1986;student, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, 1987.

Career

Drawing teacher American Academy of Art, Chicago, 1977—2007, chair drawing department, 1990—2007, chair foundation studies department, 2005—2007. Speaker American Academy Art, Graduate Exercises, 2007. Guest speaker Ridge Art Association, Chicago, 1992, Community Arts Council Crystal Lake, Illinois, 1992.

Judge Women's Works National Exhibit, Crystal Lake, 1992, Library Copyright Alliance Summerfest 1993, Chicago.

Works

Membership

Volunteer illustrator The Nature Conservancy, Chicago, 1986-1996. Member Chicago Artists' Coalition, Woman Made Gallery.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, tennis, yoga, Ayurvedic cooking, traveling.

Connections

Married Edmund Paul Berlanga, January 25, 1975 (divorced January 1982). Married Arthur Plotnik, December 2, 1983.

father:
Joseph Francis Phelan

mother:
Florence Mary (LeBlanc) Phelan

spouses:
Edmund Paul Berlanga

Arthur Plotnik