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Regina Siske, American artist. Registered Nurse Illinois, 1966. Named honorary lifetime trustee, Josselyn Center Mental Health, since 1993, Honoree, Josselyn Center Annual Benefit, 2006; recipient Certified & Achievement award, Women Development North, 8th Lorton Virginia award, 2010.

Background

Siske, Regina was born on October 11, 1944 in Varen Muritz, Germany. Daughter of Peter Paul and Olga Vanda Markunas.

Education

Bachelor of science in nursing, University Illinois, 1966. Postgraduate in MSN program, University Michigan, 1968—1969. Indiana fine art studies, North Shore Art League, Winnetka, Illinois, 1970s.

Indiana fine art studies, Alain Gavin, Art Institute Chicago, 1980s. Indiana fine art studies, Tom James, Wilmette, Illinois, since 2000. Indiana fine art studies, Sumi-e-Studies Kay Thomas.

Asian brush painting and calligraphy studies Lampo Leong, University Missouri, since 1998. Asian brush painting and Chinese calligraphy studies Moon Yan Huen, City College, San Francisco, 1999—2002. Asian brush painting and Chinese calligraphy studies, Charles Liu, Westmont, Illinois, since 1999.

Asian brush painting and Chinese calligraphy studies, numerous workshops.

Career

Staff medical-surgical nurse Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital, Chicago, 1966—1967, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 1967—1968. Nursing staff development Veterans Administration Research Hospital, Chicago, 1969—1970, Evanston/Northwestern Hospital, Evanston, 1971, St. Francis Hospital, Evanston, 1971—1973. Nursing consultant Evanston Hospital, 1971.

Research and quality control studies Veterans Administration Hospital, Chicago, 1969—1970. Community outreach and education Evanston and St. Francis Hospitals, 1971—1973. Chair Asian art exhibit and workshop Suburban Fine Arts Center, 2004.

Achievements

  • Registered Nurse Illinois, 1966.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Exhibitions include Mobile Museum Art, Alabama, 1998, Bayard Cutting Arboretum, Long Island, New York, 1999, Suburban Fine Arts Center, Highland Park, Illinois, 1999—2011 (award, 2001), Alliance Gallery, Indianapolis Museum Art, 2000-2001, Strathmore Hall of Arts, Bethesda, Maryland, 2000 (award, 2011), 2003 (award, 2003), 2009, Courthouse Gallery, Norfolk, Virginia, 2001, National Juried Virtual Exhibition, Internet, 2002, 2004, Chinese Fine Arts Society, Westmont, Illinois, 2001, Chicago Botanical Gardens, Art League Alliance, 2004, J. Harrison Smith Fine Art Gallery, Clearwater, Florida, 2005, Bloomington Art Center, Minnesota, 2006, Represented in permanent collections, exhibitions include Wilmette Library Juries Exhibition, 2009 (award, 2009), Joint International Exhibition, Canada United States, Traveling International Exhibition, China, Japan, United States.

Membership

Volunteer Kellogg Cancer Research Center, Evanston Hospital, 1988—1989. Board director St. Elizabeth Nursery School, Glencoe, Illinois, 1981—1982, Josselyn Center for Mental Health, Northfield, 1989—1993, development chairman, 1992—1993. Member of National Sumi-e Society of America, Midwest Sumi-e Society (program director 2000-2009, juiried member gallery 659, Gleneoe 2008, president 2008-2011).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Piano, jewelry design, skiing, swimming, tennis.

Connections

Married Roger Charles Siske, May 31, 1969 (deceased). Children: Kelly, Jennifer, Kimberly.

father:
Peter Paul

mother:
Olga Vanda Markunas

spouse:
Roger Charles Siske

children:
Kelly Siske

Kimberly Siske

Jennifer Siske