Donna Aldridge, international award-winning master pastelist and oil painter, fine artist, has work in collections in 25 countries and teaches painting workshops nationally and art classes in Kansas City.
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Donna Aldridge

Aldridge Studios
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7503 West 54th Terrace
Overland Park, KS 66202-1127 USA

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Born:         Kansas City, KS
Resides:    Overland Park, KS

Education:
1969/70  Kansas City Art Guild, Private Study
1962     William Woods University, AFA

Current or Recent One-Person Exhibitions
2004
     American Landscapes: Interior and Exterior, Oil and Pastel, Central Exchange, Kansas City, MO
             Views Across America: Gardens, Parks & Wilderness, Oil and Pastel, MelBee’s, Mission, KS
             Kansas City/Santa Fe: Earth • Sky • Water, The Rice Gallery of Fine Arts, Overland Park, KS
2003     Interior and Exterior Landscapes, SpotLight Gallery, UCOP, Overland Park, KS
2002     Painting the Midwest, The Source Fine Arts, KCMO

Group Exhibitions
2003     
Splendid Resemblances, The Rice Gallery of Art, Overland Park, KS
             MidAmerica Pastel Society Juried Exhibition, Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO
             Summer Invitational Five, Eva Reynolds Gallery, Sheraton Suites, Country Club Plaza, KCMO
             The Rice Gallery of Fine Arts, Overland Park, KS
             The Sheraton Suites/Eva Reynolds Gallery MidAmerica Pastel Society Juried Show, Kansas City, MO
2002     The Dunklin Street Gallery in Jefferson City, MO
             MidAmerica Pastel SocietyJuried Exh, William Woods University Kemper Gallery, Fulton, MO
             Pastel Painters of Cape Cod “For Pastels Only on Cape Cod” Annual National Exh, Chatham, MS
             La Fond Galleries 8th Annual National Juried Pastel Competition 2002, Pittsburgh, PA
             Pastel Artists of South Australia Joint Australian/American Exh, Hughes Gallery, Fullarton, AU
             Southeastern Pastel Society 2002 10th International /Quinlan Visual Arts Center, Gainesville, GA
             MidAmerica Pastel Society Juried Exhibition, Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, MO
             Boulder Art Association 11th National Juried Exhibition and Sale 2002, Boulder, CO
             Pastel Soc. of the West Coast 16th An. International Open Exhibition, Roseville, CA
             Wichita Center for the Arts The Pastel National 2002, Wichita, KS
             The National Sixth Annual Heartland Artist Exhibition, Merriam, KS
2001     International Museum of Art Sun Bowl International Juried Open Competition, El Paso, TX
             Pastel Society of New Mexico National Pastel Painting Exhibition, Albuquerque, NM
             The American Artists Professional League 2001 Grand Nat. Exh, Salmagundi Club, NY, NY
             Connecticut Pastel Society Renaissance in Pastel National Exhibition
             Art from the Middle, Art from the Plains States, Erman B. White Gallery, El Dorado, KS
             Pastel Painters of Cape Cod For PastelsOnly on Cape Cod Annual Nat. Exhibition, Chatham, MS
             Audubon Artists National 59th Annual Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York City, NY
             Pastel Painters of Ontario Sixth Annual Art International Exhibit, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Other Events

2003      Third Annual Plein Air Painting Event, Kansas City, MO and Johnson County, KS
2002      Second Annual Plein Air Painting Event, Johnson County, KS
              Unveiling of Aldridge’s Portrait of R.G.Aldridge, Aldridge Hall, William Woods Univ, Fulton, MO
2001      Plein Air Painting Event, Johnson County, KS

Awards
2003      Best of Show, Third Annual Plein Air Painting Event, Kansas City 
2002      Second Place Award, Second Annual Plein Air Painting Event, Kansas City 
              Art Spectrum Award, Pastel Painters of Cape Cod Annual National Exhibition, Chatham, MS
              First Place Award, Boulder Art Association “11th Nat. Juried Exh. and Sale 2002,” Boulder, CO
              Clark Mitchell Award, Pastel Soc. of the West Coast “16th An. Internat. Open Exh,” Roseville, CA
2001      Terry Ludwig Pastel Award, Pastel Soc/New Mexico “Nat. Pastel Painting Exh,” Albuquerque, NM
              Grumbacher Gold Medal Award, Connecticut Pastel Society “Renaissance in Pastel” Nat. Exh.
              Canson/Talens Award, Pastel Painters of Cape Cod Annual Nat. Exhibition, Chatham, MS
              Third Prize, Pastel Painters/Ontario Sixth Annual Art Internat. Exhibit Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
              Best of Show for Body of Work, Plein Air Painting Event, Kansas City 

Selected Previous One-Person and Group Shows
• Solo Show, William Woods University, Fulton, MO
• Solo Show, Park College, Parkville, MO
• Solo Show, Segno Graphico, Venice, Italy
• Solo Show, The Source Fine Arts, Kansas City, MO
• Solo Show, Kansas Ctiy, KS Main Library, Kansas City, KS
• Solo Show, Kansas Ctiy, KS Library West, Kansas City, KS
• Aldridge/Sudlow Dual Show, American Legacy Gallery, KCMO
• Aldridge/Saylor Dual show, The Source Fine Arts, Kansas City, MO
Silver Medal of Honor for Pastel, Knickerbocker Artists Grand Nat. Annual Exh, Salmagundi Club, NewYork City, NY
Handell Award, Pastel Society of the West Coast National Open Shows, Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Sacramento, CA
Purchase Award, Kansas Pastel Society International Annual Exhibitions, Wichita, KS,
• Degas Pastel Society Biennial National Exhibitions, New Orleans, LA
• Allied Artists of America Annual Exhibitions, National Arts Club, New York, NY
• Allied Artists’ Professional League Grand National Exhibitions, Salmugundi Club, New York NY
• Pastel Society of America National Annual Pastels Only Exhibition, National Arts Club, New York, NY
• Société de Pastellistes de France International Annual, Lille, France
West Art, Colors & Planet Art, Exhibitions, Art Collectors Gallery, Tulsa, OK
• American Legacy Gallery, 1984 through mid 1993
• Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Mid Four Exhibitions, KCMO

Bibliography
2004     Full-page article on Donna Aldridge, The Best Times, Overland Park, KS
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3     The Pastel Journal
2002     Father’s Portrait Finally Comes ‘Home’ to WWU, The Woods, Fulton, MO
             The Pastel Journal
2001     The Overland Park Sun, Overland Park, KS

Honors
2003     Signature and Master Pastelist Designations, MidAmerica Pastel Society
1987     Signature Membership Designation, Pastel Society of America
1984     Alumna of Distinction, William Woods University, Fulton, MO

Television Appearances
2003     St. Joseph, MO
2002     Live Broadcast from Aldridge Studios, KCMO-TV, Shawnee Mission, KS
2001     KCMO-TV, Shawnee Mission, KS

Selected Public and Private Collections
Federal Reserve Bank, Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Southern Railroad, Kansas City, MO
University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
Providence Hospital, Kansas City, KS
A, T & T, Kansas City, MO
United Underwriters, Inc, Overland Park, KS
Deloitte, Haskins and Sells, Kansas City, MO
The City of Kansas City, KS
Ann Taylor, Bristol, TN
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Rose, Overland Park, KS
Jeffery Jones, Bristol, TN
Mr. and Mrs. John C. Morris, Houston, TX
Mr. and Mrs. Stafford Forbes, Overland Park, KS
Ms. Babe Atha, Mission Hills, KS
The Norman Fordyce’s, Prairie Village, KS
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Tomelleri, Leawood, KS
The Mitchells, Minneapolis, MN

Gallery Representation
The Source Fine Arts, Kansas City, MO
The Rice Gallery of Fine Art, Overland Park, KS
The Dunklin Street Gallery, Jefferson City, MO
Eva Reynolds Fine Art, Shawnee Mission, KS



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