Honors


HONORS AND ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCES IN ART



Honors/Awards:
2017 Wisconsin Art Education Association, Fellows Induction Award, Charter Member
2015 Wisconsin Art Education Association, President’s Recognition Award
2015 Wisconsin Visioneer Design Challenge, co-Founder Award.
2011 Rabin Youth Arts Award for Artistic Achievements, Madison Youth Symphony
2008 Wisconsin Art Education Association President’s Recognition Award
2004 Who’s Who in American Education, 6th Edition
2004 Who’s Who in America, 58th Edition
2004 Who’s Who in the World, 21st Edition
2002 Who’s Who of American Women, 23rd Edition
2001 Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
2001 Arts Education Career Award, Wisconsin Alliance for Arts Education
2001 Distinction Award, Wisconsin Dance Council
2000 Certificate of Recognition in the Arts and Art Education, 2000, John T. Benson,
State Superintendent, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
2000 Inspiration of Excellence in the Arts Award, Dance Wisconsin. Madison
1998 Honor Award, Call for Peace Drum and Dance Co., Madison
1996 NAEP/SCASS Writer/Participant Award (National Assessment in the Arts)
1991 Wisconsin Teacher Representative and Scholarship Award recipient to the National Gallery of
Art, Washington, DC, 50th Anniversary
1990 National Art Education Art Educator of the Year Award, Western Region
1989 Wisconsin Art Educator of the Year Award, Wisconsin Art Education Association
1986 Teacher of the Year Award, Beloit College, WI (First Year of Award)

University, Museum and WVA Leadership Positions
2019 WVA State Board member at large
2017 Wisconsin Visual Artists SE Chapter Planning Committee Chair
2017-present Peck School of the Arts, Campaign Cabinet, Peck School of Arts
2014- present Milwaukee Art Museum Print Forum Board
2009-2014 Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, Board of Directors, secretary
2006-2009 Wisconsin Visual Artists, SE Chapter Chair
2000 -2003 UWMAA Chqncellor Society, co-chair with husband, Patrick
1985 –2004 State Scholastic Art Committee for Middle and High School students
1998 -present University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Emeritus Board of Directors,
1998- 2001 University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Emeritus Board of Trustees, 1st President,
two 2-year terms
1971-73 President, Women's Alumni Association, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee (program dropped after one year)
1966–1975 First Board of Trustees, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Alumni Association, Secretary, First Vice President

Juror of Art Exhibitions:
2019 Attraction Show, Rogues Artist, West Allis
2017 League of Milwaukee Artists Exhibition, Oconomowoc Arts Center
2016 Pleine Air Competition, Third Ward, Milwaukee
2015 Pastel Society of Wisconsin Exhibition, Cedarburg Cultural Center
2014 Milwaukee Artists/West Allis, Catholic Home, Milwaukee
2013 Milwaukee Artists/West Allis, juror/guest speaker
2013 League of Milwaukee Artists, Shauer Art Center, Hartford
2012 Small Works Exhibition, Cedarburg Cultural Center
2012 Winter Art Exhibition, Anderson Arts Center, Racine
2011 Racine Artists Art Fair, Racine
2010 Lake Geneva Art Fair, Lake Geneva



Virgi Driscoll