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Rita Lee Spalding, American artist.

Background

Spalding, Rita Lee was born on November 30, 1928 in Pittsburgh. Daughter of Clarence E. and Irene Francis (Israel) McEldowney.

Education

Bachelor, Chatham College, 1950.

Career

Artist IDL, Inc., Pittsburgh, 1950-1956. Teacher West Pennsylvania School for Deaf, 1970-1982. Director family daycare Beulah Presbyterian Church, 1983-1987.

Secretary Penn Hills Arts Coun, Pennsylvania, 1989—1991, 1998, Pennsylvania, 2004.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Exhibited in many one-woman shows and group shows including Three Rivers Arts Festival, West Virginia University, Chatham College, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Scaife Gallery, Westmoreland Museum of Art, Studio Z.

Membership

Volunteer Meals on Wheels, Churchill, 1995—2001, since 2004, Penn Hills Service Association, since 2006, Penn Hills Library. Judge of elections Penn Hills 5-5, 1993—2001. Member Penn Hills Arts Council, 1991—2001, secretary, 1991—2001, since 2004.

Vice president Pennsylvania Hebron Garden Club, 2007—2008. Elder, trustee Beulah Presbyterian Church, Churchill, Pennsylvania, 1979—1982, president, since 2009, president deacons, 1976—1979. Member of Hoyt Insst.

Art Annual, Penn Hebron Garden Club (vice president since 2007, president 2009-2010), Pittsburgh Society Artists, Pittsburgh Watercolor Society (membership chair 1993-1997), Associate Artists Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Art Association (president 1989-1994, board governors since 1994, scholarship since 2000).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, crafts, bridge.

Connections

Married Willard Perkins Spalding, September 15, 1956. Children: Gregory Scott, Laura Lee Dooley.

father:
Clarence E. McEldowney

mother:
Irene Francis (Israel) McEldowney

spouse:
Willard Perkins Spalding

children:
Gregory Scott Spalding

Laura Lee Dooley Spalding