Paul Donhauser Estate Art Sale & Benefit

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Name: Paul Donhauser Estate Art Sale & Benefit
Date: September 8, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM CDT
Event Description:
Three-day tribute event featuring original paintings and ceramics of prominent Wisconsin artist Paul Donhauser (1936-2007) plus his extensive collection from his students and contemporaries. A portion of the sales will benefit the Paul S. Donhauser Art-Student Scholarship at UW-Oshkosh. All pieces available at this exclusive gallery-style sale — whether functional or sculptural ceramics or acrylic paintings — are one-of-a-kind, valuable originals and there is a limited supply. This will be a mini art fair with everything displayed in the house, studio, and driveway up for sale. First come, first serve. When: Friday-Sunday, September 7th, 8th, & 9th, 9am-7pm Where: 5724 I Ah Maytah Rd., Oshkosh, WI Dr. Donhauser graduated from Sheboygan Central High School and earned his undergraduate degree in Studio Arts and Art Education from UW-Milwaukee. He continued his education with a Master's degree from UW-Madison and his PhD from Illinois State University. Donhauser taught design and ceramics at UW-Oshkosh until 2004. During 40 years with the University of Wisconsin system, he touched countless lives including students and colleagues. In addition to teaching, he had an outstanding career as an artist, working in both clay and painting, exhibiting in regional, national and international competitions. Paul was a Rosebush Professor and earned virtually every honor the field of ceramics has to offer, notably a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Visual Arts and the Grand Prize at the International Ceramics Competition in Faenza, Italy. His work is owned and displayed by countless private collectors as well as the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. and the Prudential Plaza in Chicago, IL. Posthumous Vitae: Summary Paul Donhauser (1936-2007) won state, national, and international awards for his ceramics, painting, and mixed media work throughout his career. He was also bestowed with the highest honors for his teaching; over 40 years at University Wisconsin-Oshkosh. “Art is my life,” he observed. “It’s my existence; it influences my perceptions and responses. But that doesn’t mean I don’t like baseball.” Education Bachelor of Arts, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Master of Science, Studio Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison Doctor of Philosophy, Studio Arts and Art History, Illinois State University-Bloomington-Normal Employment Professor of Art Department of Art, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. 1965-2005 Instructor of Art Chairman of Ceramics Dept, Madison Area Technical College. Madison, WI. 1960-63 Visiting Professor of Art Department of Art, Lawrence University. Appleton, WI Artist in Residence Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Gatlinburg, TN. 1970 Visiting Artist-in-Residence Program School of Fine Arts, Arizona State University. Tempe, AZ. 1982 Honors Who’s Who in American Art, 1979, 1984, 1990, 1999. Honorary Member, Wisconsin Academy of Art, Science and Letters. Madison, WI. Elected to the International Academy of Ceramics, Geneva, Switzerland. Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. The John McNaughton Rosebush Professorship, highest honor bestowed by the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. 1983 Selected for inclusion, The International Biographical Dictionary. International Biographical Centre, Oxford, England. Grand Prize, International Ceramics Competition in Faenza, Italy. 1976 (First American to win). Academia Italia delle Arts Gold Medal. Parma, Italy. Special Prize for Ceramic Sculpture, International Ceramics Exhibition. Mino, Japan. Three sculptural pieces chosen for display in the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, Japan. 1996 National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Artist Fellowship. Washington, D.C. Sculpture purchased by National Museum of American Art of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 1997 Wisconsin Visual Art Achievement Award. 2013 Numerous large commissions for permanent display including: Prudential Plaza, Chicago, IL; Outagamie County Airport, Appleton, WI; Winnebago Cty Corrections Facility, Oshkosh, WI. Author “History of American Ceramics”, published 1978. It was the first historical study to examine the emergence of the studio potter in the United States. Event Promoter/Media Contact: Jean Detjen, NEWAA 920-574-6841 Family Contacts & Event Hosts: Jennifer, daughter 907-868-1201 or 907-227-2839, Stephanie, daughter 608-220-8109
Donhauser Residence & Art Studio 5724 I Ah Maytah Rd., Oshkosh, WI
Date/Time Information:
Friday-Sunday, September 7th, 8th, & 9th, 9am-7pm
Contact Information:
Jennifer Anderson (907) 227-2839
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