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EDUCATION

1992   Eastern Michigan University Ypsilanti, MI.
            B.F.A. Major in painting and Ceramics, Minor in Art History
1992   Spring art history course in Spain with Eastern Michigan University
1992   Artist Entrepreneur course at Eastern Michigan University
1989   Associate Degree in fine arts at Oakland Community College in Farmington, MI.
1979   Certificate in Interior Design from LaSalle University in Chicago, IL

AWARDS RECEIVED

2013   june 7th received Honorable Mention Award for the 2ed juried Pontiac artists art exhibit , Pontiac  creative art center, Pontiac, Mi
2013  June 7  honorable mention award (2nd Pontiac artists juried art exhibit ) Pontiac creative art center , Pontiac , MI 
2012  March 11 AAWCN Award ( American Arab Women’s Community Network) Dearborn, MI.
2008  May 2 sherm alsheikh / Egypt 
           Certificate of appreciation in participation in international Artists forum.
2007  Muslim Unity Center Appreciation Award Bloomfield hills , MI
1993  Manhattan Arts International Award of Merit, talent search, New York
1991  First prize award at McKenny Union’s Art Show at
           Eastern Michigan University. “Meditation in peace with God”-watercolor
1990  First prize in the art show at
          The Earth and Art Gallery in Milford, MI. “Desire”-ceramic sculpture
1990  Golden Key National Honor Society
1990  The National Dean’s List Certificate of Merit
1990  Eastern Michigan University’s Certificate of Academic Merit
1989  Oakland Community College, Cum Laude Certificate

SOLO ART SHOWS

2014 march 1st- till April 12 -2014 ( Syria Crises & Hope) at Swords into Plowshares Peace Center Gallery , Detroit, MI 
2012  October 1- till 30 th- Journey of Hope Solo Art Exhibit at southfield Public Librarry .
2009  (1/9-1/30) "Celebrations" Solo exhibit at Creative Art Center , Pontiac, MI 
2006  (1/7 – 1/31 ) “Whispers From The East” solo exhibit at Bagley Housing Gallery, Detroit, MI
2000  (6/10 – 7/9) “Inspiration” at Pontiac Creative Art Center in Pontiac,MI
1998  (2/20 – 3/15) “Habitat” at Urban Park Gallery in Detroit, MI
1997  (3/16 – 3/31) Alternative Artists’ Space Gallery in Southfield, MI
1992  Art Show in Franklin, MI
1991  Art Show in Franklin, MI
1989  (March & April) Art Show in Franklin, MI
1989  Cultural Institute in Auburn Hills, MI

SELECTED ART SHOWS

2015 August 29-October 24- Mirca Poster International Art Exhibit in Recognition of MaLaLa  Yousafzai, at Ostra Gymnasiet, Huddinge Kommum Kvartett Vagen 4, 14263 Trangsund Stockholms Lan. Sweden
2015 july 1-31 Summer invitational art exhibit at Lawrence st Gallery, Ferndale, MI
2015 June 6 & 7 international self portrait art exhibit Drawing with ink / water color  at De School . Hillegom, The Netherland.
2015 June 6-27 Making Connections WCA Group art exhibit at Mary grove College , Detroit , MI  .
2014 july2-25 th summer invitational at lawrence street Gallery , Ferandale , MI 
2014 june 5- 28 (Revelation) WCA Michigan Members Exhibit at the Riverside Art Gallery Ypsilanti, Mi.
2014 March 7 till April 11, (women Art Exhibit) at Oliver crystal lake art center , Frankfort, Michigan.
2014 April:  ( from Virtual to Real) final & permanent traveling exhibit of Human Rights Flag at Vestervig Museum , Denmark.
2013 HR flag traveling exhibit  in Denmark .
2012 HR traveling exhibit Copenhagen.
2012 HR Traveling exhibit The Netherlands 3 cities .
2012-September 28 till October 26 , HR Traveling Exhibit Braga, Portugal 2 cities.
2012  December 8 -HR Traveling Exhibit at the Vancouver Library , Vancouver, Canada
2013 November 27- December 20 ( Think Small ) Juried Art Exhibit at Lawrence Street Gallery, Ferendale , MI 
2013 November Art Auction to Benefit young girls in India , the Auction and art exhibit in Newzeland .
2013 November 10th Anniversary Webissim  Art Exhibit in Germany
2013 MONA ( New art Museum ) Aperto Exhibit  September 28 ,2013 Armada, MI
2013 August 1-15 (49th collective art exhibit ) istria , Croatia
2013 july 5th- 26 th  Summer invitational art exhibit at Lawrence street Gallery , Ferndale , MI 
2013 june 7- july 28 -2013 Pontiac Artists Juried Art exhibit , Pontiac art center, Pontiac, MI
2013 March8th -till April 6 -2013 ( Size Matters juried art exhibit) Gross point members show , Gross point,  MI
2012 November 17 till December 2 group art exhibit at 555 art gallery  Detroit , MI 
2012 November 10 - till December 21 ( Members art exhibit) Mills Pond house gallery NY.
2012 October 22- till  November 28 th ( Nature speacks art exhibit ) at Madonna University , Livonia MI .
2012 October 1- 28 th Jurried art exhibit at the Canton Village theater and art gallery , Canton , MI .
2012 july 5th- 27th  Lawarence Street Gallery Invitational Art Exhibit , Ferndale MI.
2012  june 14th international Art Exhibit and Auction to Benefit Teenager Cancer Treatment Center , London England.
2012 (june 8th- july 8th2012) Pontaic artists art exhibit at Pontiac creative art center, Pontiac, MI .
2012 (june 7th-auguest 20th 2012 Covenants fine art gallery , summer art show  west Bloomfield, MI 
2012 January 24 –March 9  Art Essencia-Cosas De Mujeres (women Exhibit ) Barcelona Spain
2012 January 7 –November 19 2011 
          Artists & Artisian Exhibits Smith Town  Town ship Art Council NY
2012 January  traveling exhibit Human Rights Articles Flag exhibit Denmark .
2011 August 13- September 25( American Mosaic Art Exhibit ) at
          smith township Arts Council at the Mills Pond house, Long Island , NY
2011 July 8- September 30  ( People and Places around the world exhibit )
          The Art League of Michigan Virgil H. CARR  Center  Detroit , MI.
2011 June 29-July 29  Lawrence street gallery invitational  Ferndale , MI
2010 March 8th – May 24th  Sabeel Exhibit Artistic journey from Arab Lands to America.
          University of ST, Thomas St. Paul , MN , USA.
2010 january 27th  exhibit  The Netherland .
2010 February 4th , Denmark.
2010 February 10th  Art Exhibit ( Self Portrait) Eliso Mail-Art Exhibit  Caracas, Venezuela.
2010 january 9-30, 2010  Visions from the east. At creative art center , Pontiac, MI , USA
2009 December 20th art exhibit at Austraka art gallery , sherm alsheikh, Egypt.
2009 May 6 Art Exhibit ( you and the others) M.Giangoia, Biblioteca Civica  , Torinio , Italy. 
2008 December 23 international art exhibit at (Ostarka gallery ) sherm alsheikh , Egypt.
2008 November4-December 28 Holiday exhibit at Bagley housing gallery , Detroit , MI
2008 November 1/15 " Travelers of colors" international art exhibit in antalya Museum Turkey.
2008 October 15-December 15 inclusion in exhibit 
          of the "Last Book" in the National Library, Argentina.
2008 May 1- june 14 Faces of Immigration at Bagley housing gallery, Detroit, Mi.
2008  April 28- May 2 International Forum for plastic Arts,  sharm a sheikh  , Egypt 
2008  April 23 The Art League of Michigan Exhibit at
           The Compuware Headquarters Building Downtown Detroit, Mi.
2008 April 8th – Art for global development inc street gallery
          Washington DC.
2008 March 8th - Treasure postcard Art for global development inc at
          street gallery, Washington Dc.
2008 March 15th Tulane University symposium (Art Exhibit) on
          the relation between the united states and the Islamic world.
2007 December 12- 29 th  Christmas Exhibit at the Bagley housing gallery, Detroit, MI
2007 October 13-November 12- Samaha International Muslim Artists
          New Orleans African American Museum, NewOrleans, LA.
2007 September 14- October 17 ( Carnival Exhibit )  Michigan Art League , Dearborn, MI 
2007  MOSA international  Exhibit Kebun, Mimpi Art gallery , ku Lumpur Malaysia
2007 March 29 – May 31 (Connections and Contrasts)
          Group Exhibit Arab American Museum. Dearborn, MI
2007 April -12-20 – MSA - Emory University  Atlanta, Georgia  
2006 September 11-November 11 “Terror” at Intersections Gallery San Francisco , California    
2006 June  26 – August 29 “Turntables” Sloan Museum in Flint, MI
2006 December –January “Memories” at Waterford gallery , Waterford , MI
2005 (7/3 – 8/5) ‘Flying Carpet’ Arab-American Exhibit at
          The Creative Art Center in Pontiac, MI.
2005 (6/25 – 7/30) ‘Sinbad’ Arab-American Exhibit at
          Bagley Housing Gallery in Detroit, MI.   www.bagleyhousing.com
2004 (11/15 – 12/15) Arab-American Art Exhibit at the Flint Library in Flint, MI.
2004 (5/28 – 7/2) Michigan International Women’s Show to draw for peace at
          The Creative Art Center in Pontiac, MI.
2004 (2/13) at Miller Ward Alumni House in Emory University in Atlanta, GA
2003 (9/8 – 10/10) National Exhibit by Artists of Arab & Middle-Eastern heritage at
          Alfred Berkowitz Gallery in the University of Michigan, Dearborn.
2003 (3/15 – 3/30) Voices of peace at University of Detroit-Mercy in Detroit, MI
2002 (10/9 – 12/13) “Perception” at Focus Hope Gallery in Detroit, MI
2002 (9/21) “Fann Wa Tarab” at Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI.
2002 (9/7 – 9/28) “Diverse and United” at Bagley Housing Gallery in Detroit, MI
2002 (5/8) Detroit Art/Cultural Event at Go Lightly Cultural Center in Detroit, MI
2002 (3/14) Art and Cultural Program at Southfield Art Center in Southfield, MI.
2002 (1/15) “Visions of Peace” at Bagley House Gallery in Detroit, MI.
2001 (3/28 – 4/21) “Latinos & Friends Exhibit” at
           Bagley House Gallery in Detroit, MI
2000 (2/16 – 3/31) “Improvisation: A journey into jazz” at 
          Creative Art Center In Pontiac, MI.
2001 (1/12 – 2/9) “2001 Space Odyssey” at Creative Art Center in Pontiac, MI.
2000 (8/9 – 8/12) “Dream of Humanity” hosted by Al-Dar Al-Arabi at
          The Knights Of Columbus in Southfield, MI.
2000 (9/21 – 9/24) Farmington Festival of Art at the Costick Center.
2000 (Jan & Feb) Vision of Peace at Pontiac Creative Art Center.
2000 (Dec & Jan) Contemporary Art Museum in Pontiac, MI.
1998 (11/17 – 12/24) Pontiac Art Center in Pontiac, MI.
1998 (7/8 – 7/29) In/Out Sights at Agora Gallery in New York.
1997 (12/7 – 12/21) Iman Women Artists’ Exhibition at 
          Oak Park Library in Oak Park, MI.
1997 (5/23 – 6/28) 3rd Annual All Media In-State Invitational Exhibition Pontiac, MI.
1997 (1/20 & 1/21) Two Person Art Show in El Cajon, CA.
1995 (6/16 – 6/18) Michigan Science & Research Development Inc., Alternative
           Artists’ Group, Third Annual Conference in Dearborn, MI.
1994 (11/1 – 11/30) City of Oak Park Art and Cultural Commission Exhibition Oak Park, MI.
1994 (8/5 – 8/7) Arab World Festival in Detroit, MI.
1994 (7/15 – 7/29) Alternative Artists’ Group at the Common Ground Gallery in Windsor, Canada.
1994 (7/3 & 7/4) Alternative Artists’ Group at Urban Park Gallery in 
          Trappers Alley in Detroit, MI.
1994 (5/21- 6/18) “Dynamics” Art Show at Agora Gallery in Soho, NY.
1994 (3/20) Islamic Art Show. Henry Ford Community College. Dearborn, MI.
1993 12th Annual Helen De Roy Art Exhibit at Oakland Community College in Farmington, MI.
1993 The Annual Multi-Media Exhibition at the Ann Arbor Art Association in Ann Arbor, MI.
1992 Unpremeditated Art Show at Eastern Michigan University
1992 Arab-American Art Show at ACCESS in Dearborn, MI.
1991 Third Biennial Juried International Art Exhibition to promote peace at 
          The Peace Center in Detroit, MI.
1988 Detroit Artist Market Christmas Art Show
1986 Oakland Community College Student Ceramic Show
 

ORGANIZATIONS

 2012 Member of women Cacuse Artists Michigan Chapter
1997 President of IMAN-International Artists Network
1994 to present Co-Founder and member of Alternative Artists’ Group
1991 to present member of ACCESS- Arab American Artists in Dearborn, MI.
1991 – 1990 member of Intermedia Gallery at Eastern Michigan University


PUBLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

2014 http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2014303150013 
2012  Inclusion in Art & Poetry book Estuary: A Confluence of Art & Poetry. www.blurb.com 
2009  Masters Of Today Art Book Inclusion. World of Art. Stockholm, SW and London, EN
2007 December Encyclopedia of Arab American Artists,  Inclusion By: Fayeq S.Oweis
2007  june  Famous Art book Inclusion . world of Art , Germany.
2007  April– an interview with Rajaa Saadeh for Arab American News , Dearborn , Michigan .
2007 May 3 an interview with (Alrabeta alqalam ) at access Dearborn , Mi 
2005 (April 13) Speech about Arab-American contributions to
          society at Albion College in Albion, MI.
2004 (June 20) October Magazine www.octobermag.com/issues/1443/images
2003 (9/8 – 10/10) Article about ‘diversity in harmony’ Arab-American Art Exhibit,
          published in www.BeirutTimes.com.
2003 (March) interview with Mehmet Dede Asma Society in NY.
2003 – 2002 Published in Marquis Who’s Who in the World.
2002 – 2001 Published in Book Art Press, Published in New York.
2002 (1/10) Article about Arab-American Art Exhibit at Bagley Housing in Detroit published by
          the Detroit Free Press (Journalist: Emilia Askari)
          www.freep.com/news/locway/art10_20020110.htm.
2002 (1/9) Article about “Visions of Peace” art exhibit in Detroit, MI.
2000 Arab American Journal; volume 3; #54 September 15th.
2000 Vision Magazine by Al-Dar Al-Arabi
2000 Published in Marquis Who’s Who in the World.
2000 – 1999 Published in Marquis Who’s Who in American Women.
1999 – 1998 Edition of New Art International; Published by Book Art Press in New York.
1998 (April) Hammurabi Magazine
1995 (Winter) Article by Diana Roberts in Manhattan Arts International Magazine.
1994 (November) Interview with Oak Park Library for Oak Park on Cable Channel 15.
1994 (October & November) Article in The Oak Park Report.
1994 (August) Article in the Artists Voice Magazine. A fusion Art publication
           vol 1, Santa Monica, CA.
1994 (July) Article in the Hammurabi Magazine, vol 9, no. 5.
1994 (June 11) Television program, Arab Voice of Detroit on Channel 62, 10:15pm.
1994 (June 10) Radio program, Interviewed by A.N.A. Radio Channel 690AM.
1994 (Summer) Article in Art Speak Magazine, NY.
1994 Video Tape; Alternative Artists’ Group, vol 1, produced by Hi-Teck
2014 june 27th a TV interview with AMERABIC Media Net work.

TEACHING WORK-SHOPS

2012 - 1997 Teaching Ceramics for youth and adults at  Creative Art Center in Pontiac, MI
2012 – 2001 Arabic Language Instructor at the University of Detroit-Mercy in Michigan.
1997-2011 Teaching Ceramics for youth and adults at  
                     Creative Art Center in Pontiac, MI.
2000 (4/28) Lecture on Abstract Art for IMPACT in Franklin, MI.
1999 Teaching Ceramics, Mixed Media and Drawing at
           the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Association.
1998 Teaching Art at Bases program at Rochester Schools in MI.
1998 (5/16) Juror for Pontiac Schools at Pontiac Creative ArtCenter.
1998 Teaching Mixed Media at Pontiac Creative Art Center.
1997 (12/7) Slide presentation and lecture on Abstract Art at Oak Park Library.
1997 (Summer) Taught art for children in
          the International School in Farmington Hills, MI.
1997 (Summer) Taught a ceramics course for children at PATH in Pontiac, MI.
1996 (11/7 & 11/6) workshop – “Architecture in a bubble” at
           Liggitt Elementary School. Waterford, MI.

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

2014 April, (from Virtual to Real) permanent Human Right Flag at Vestervig Museum, Denmark
2013 MONA ( New Art Museum) Aperto Exhibit  Armada , Michigan , USA
2008 April 24 One collection of Mixed media (hadeeth) and a Sculpture (helal)
         and a print at the Beverly Hills Academy , Beverly hills , MI.
2007 U.S.A. Arab American Museum permanent collection
          (world Peace) 7-19-2007 Dearborn, Michigan.
2007 1st MOSA International Exhibit permanent collections Kebun, Mimpi
           Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Europe (France, Spain)
Canada
Middle East (Syria, Lebanon & Egypt)

Vestervig,Denmark HRF at Cell of Amnaesty International Museum  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/vestervig. 








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