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artist , art educator

Rosalie Jean Waranius Vass, American artist. Certified art teacher, Illinois. Recipient Excellence award, 2004, Merit award, 2010. Member National Watercolor Society (signature member, life), National Museum Women in Arts, Chicago Artists Coalition, Art Institute Chicago Batavia Art Guild.


Vass, Rosalie Jean Waranius was born on December 10, 1938 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States. Daughter of John Stanley and Anna Francis (Jonaitis) Waranius.


Bachelor, Alverno College, 1960.


Art teacher, East Aurora (Illinois) H.S., 1979-1983;director, Doctor Scholl Art Gallery, Aurora, 1984-1990;studio art teacher, Marmion Academy, Aurora, 1985-1990.


  • Certified art teacher, Illinois.


  • Other Work

    • One-woman shows include Batavia (Illinois) Public Library., 1987, The Holmstad, Illinois, 1988, Bellarmine College, Kentucky, 1989, Aurora (Illinois) University, 1989, St. Charles (Illinois) Public Library., 1989, Roberta Campbell Art Gallery, Illinois, 1991, 95, Rolling Meadows (Illinois) Library.

      Art Gallery, 1991, Alverno College Art Gallery, Wisconsin, 1991, Illinois Artisan Shop, 1992, Jesse Besser Museum, Michigan, 1993, Beacon St. Gallery, Illinois, 1995, Saginaw (Michigan) Art Museum, 1997, Alfons Gallery, Wisconsin, 1998, Norris Cultural Arts Center, Illinois, 1998, Balzekas Museum, Illinois, 1999, Gallery 129, Illinois, 2000, Lane Allen Gallery, Illinois, 2005. Gallery 28,2010 exhibited in group shows including 17th International Exhibition Water Color Society, Houston, 1994, NWS Signature Member Juried Exhibition, Norwalk, California, 1994, Aurora University, 1994, Invitational Batavia Artists, 1994, Women Artists: A Celebration, Youngstown, Ohio, 1994, Northern Art Competition, Rhinelander, Wisconsin, 1994, Watercolor Masters: Midwest Show, Lincolnwood, Illinois, 1995, Norris Cultural Arts Center, St. Charles, 1989-1998, Yello Gallery, Chicago, 1997, Alfons Gallery, Milwaukee, 1998, Norris Cultural Arts Center, St. Charles, Illinois, 1998, Balzekas Museum, Illinois, 1999,, Gallery 129, Illinois, 2000, Art & Whimsy, The Gallery, Batavia, 2001, Scribbles: Art & Text, The Gallery, Batavia, 2002, Northwest Area Arts Council Members Show, Woodstock, Illinois, 2003, Womens Works, 2003, Vicinity Show, St. Charles, Illinois, 2003, Midwest Winter Show, Wausau, Wisconsin, 2004, The Modern Portrait Show, Lane Allen Gallery, Batavia, Illinois, 2004, All the World's a Stage, 1st St. Playhouse Gallery, 2004, Artists on the Urban Edge VIII, Barrington, Illinois, 2004, Contemporary Works, Taylor Kinzel Gallery, Roswell, Georgia, 2004, An Eye for Color, Lane Allen Gallery, Illinois, 2005, Vicinity Norris Gallery, Illinois, 2005,2010, Jane Meyer Gallery, Illinois, 2005, Old Courthouse Gallery, Woodstock, Illinois, Batavia City Hall Juried Exhibit, Illinois, St. Charles Art and Music Festival Exhibit, Illinois, 2005, Once Upon a Time, Orleans St. Gallery, St. Charles, Illinois, 2005, Batavia Artist Showcase, First St. Playhouse Gallery, Illinois, Batavia Art Guild Exhibit, Illinois, Surroundings One Fine Art Gallery, Chicago, 2006, Wit and Whimsey CVA, Wausau, Wisconsin, 2006, Augustana College Art Museum, Rock Island, Illinois, 2007, Norris Cultural ARt Center, St. Charles, Illinois, 2007, Coffee Gallery, Michigan, 2007, others. Represented in permanent collections at Art and Music Festival, Illinois, Whirlpool Corporation, Illinois, Security Bank, Iowa, First Chicago Bank, Glenbrook North Western Healthcare, Jesse Besser Museum, Michigan, Easter Seal, Illinois, St. Francis Hospital, Illinois Delnor Cmty Hospital, Geneva, Illinois, Kane County Courthouse, Government Center, Batavia, Illinois, others.


Member National Watercolor Society (signature member, life), National Museum Women in Arts, Chicago Artists Coalition, Art Institute Chicago Batavia Art Guild.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: traveling, reading, cooking.


Married Kenneth James Vass, June 11, 1960. Children: Kealie, Ross, Kenlyn, Jason.

John Stanley Waranius

Anna Francis (Jonaitis) Waranius

Kenneth James Vass

Kealie Vass

Ross Vass

Kenlyn Vass

Jason Vass