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Jenn Weinshenker ~ Resume


Bachelors Degree, Liberal Arts, Columbia College Chicago
Fine Art, Graphic Arts, Website Design and Creative Writing



2011 – DuPage College, DuPage, IL:  Lecture, Art Exhibit, Book Reading/Signing

2011 – Chicago Lighthouse, Chicago, IL:  Lecture, Art Exhibit, Book Reading/Signing

2011 – Indian Prairie Library, Darien, IL:  Lecture, Art Exhibit, Book Reading/Signing

2011 – Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL:  Lecture, Art Exhibit, Book Reading/Signing

2009-2011:  United Way and The Ray Graham Association:  Corporate fundraising events and speaking engagements

2011:  Girl Scouts of America, Chicago, IL:   Speaking Engagements

2011:  Chicago Lighthouse:  Speaking engagement and book signing

2010:  Chicago Lighthouse:  Online and televised interview

2004:  Writer’s Night Out
Columbia College Event:
Poetry Reading, Speaking

2004:  Domestic Violence Speakout
Columbia College Event:
Poetry Reading


Jenn Weinshenker Blog

2010 – Down the Road  - Creative Non-Fiction Book

2009 - - Poetry/Prose
Monthly contributor of this online Chicago literary site.

2006/2005 - The Chicago Zine
Poetry/Prose/Artwork: Publisher editor and contributor of this literary magazine.

2005 - Creative Nonfiction Week at Columbia College Chicago
The Fergison Satellite Chapter: Reading of “The Lake House” 

2005 – Decades
Book (excerpts) published online

2005 – Schooled
Book (excerpts) published online

1992 - The Southwestern Michigan Review



I haven't been showing my work the past couple of years.  I will have a solo exhibit in the spring. 

I'll post information about that later.



Chicago Lighthouse
Chicago, Illinois
September 2011
Tri-State Village Fire Department
Willowbrook, IL
Summer Stroll
June 2009

University of Chicago
Comer’s Children’s Hospital

Chicago, Illinois
Tiger Lilies
December 2008




The Ambiente Collection

Chicago, IL

Featured Artist - until recession hit and the Chicago location closed


Temple B’Nai Shalom
Benton Harbor, MI
The Journey Series

October/November 2000 Solo Exhibit
Gull Lake High School
Gull Lake, MI
May 1999 Solo Exhibit

Room 222 Gallery
Grand Rapids, MI
The Faces of a Woman Series
June 1995 Solo Exhibit



5th Annual Highland Park Art Walk
Highland Park, IL
June 2010

Annual Evanston Art Walk
Evanston, IL
October 2009

 4th Annual Highland Park Art Walk
Highland Park, IL
June 2009

The Blue Line Studio
Chicago, IL
March 2007-2008

    Mighty Mini’s                   October 2008     

 Visual-Verse-City            June 2008        

         ChicArt                           March 2008              

            Mighty Mini’s                   October 2007             

          ChicArt                           March 2007               

Art in the Library
Chicago, IL
February 2007




Fotolog: Lainto
Chicago, IL
Magazine Cover


Columbia College Chicago Manifest
Chicago, IL
June 2005

Posters, billboards and magazines displayed my artwork throughout the South Loop of Chicago.  These were also published on the Manifest Student Web Gallery. 

Dowagiac Art Build’s 30th Anniversary Calendar
Dowagiac, MI
Ink Drawing of an historic estate in Dowagiac
January 1993



2007 - Winner of Calumet City Chamber of Commerce Logo Design Award

2007 – Art & Education & The Cause of Civil Rights Award, MLK Project. Jenn Weinshenker is a character portrayed in this play.  It was performed in Chicago, IL at The DuSable Museum, The Old Towne School of Folk Music, The Chicago Cultural Center, and was produced by the Chicago Writer’s Theater.  It continues to be presented in Chicago and suburban schools and public forums.

2005 – Columbia College Chicago Grant

2005 – H. Kalish Scholarship



Since 2009
United Way, Ray Graham Association, Girl Scouts of America, MLK Project Speaking Engagements

1992 – The Importance of Being Earnest Stage and set designer

1991/92 - Talent Search, Southwestern Michigan College:
Taught Playwriting Workshop and Ethnic Arts Classes
to middle school and high school students.
Our play was featured on a TV news program.



Teaching art to a student ~ Oils, drawing, pen and ink, ink wash and gouache and watercolors.

1989 – 1994

Researched, interviewed and wrote stories of WWII Veterans and Holocaust Survivors and drew their portraits for a book I was writing.  All of this came to a sudden stop when a car came speeding into our lane and hit us head-on; which changed everything.  I am hoping to finish editing this book in the next year.