Bio – English

Paula J. Forget

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Biography:

ART AND DESIGN:

2002- Present, Paula Forget Fine Art and Glass

Provide art and design services to studios and corporations: fine art, digital art, video production; stained glass, new works and restoration,  specializing in hand painted fired glass.

ART STUDIO EXPERIENCE:

2011-2013- Northern Art Glass, Ottawa, Ontario- Stained Glass Painter, Designer – Design new works, commercial, residential and churches. Also stained glass restoration and painting of historic glass windows.

2005-2006- Zibits Studios, Gainesville, Fl.-  As studio artist, provided artistic painting and sculpting for museums and exhibits.  Also, created unique landscape water features for distinctive homes.

1999-2002- Emmanuel Studios, Nashville, Tn. – Apprenticeship, designed stained glass windows for churches.  Involved in all aspects of production: design, fired glass painting, restoration, glazing.

1997-1999- J H Boone’s Limited Edition Art, Gainesville, Fl. – Studio artist – Artistic painting, hand painted sculptures using various painting techniques, airbrush, dry brush, and fine detail painting, restoration and color matching.

PROJECTS FOR MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITS:

2005-2006- Zibits Studios, Gainesville, Fl.-  As studio artist, provided artistic painting and sculpting for museums and exhibits.  Also, created unique landscape water features for distinctive homes.

Notable projects:

 Hoover Dam Visitor Center, Nevada- Re-created historical models  of  construction of the dam for new Visitor Center.

Mariner’s Museum, Newport News, Va.- Re-created historical model of Monitor iron-clad ship, re-created underwater view of Monitor wreck, for new phase of museum.

Muscatine Environmental Museum, Muscatine, Iowa- Re-created environment, circa 1800’s, depicting local wildlife, fauna and flora.

ARTISTIC PROJECTS, NOTABLE CLIENTS

2008- “Celebrate Women! 2008”, featured in annual calendar recognizing female Gainesville artists, month of December.

2007- “The Beauty of Aum”,  digital slide presentation with music, produced and written by Paule Forget, music by Richard Schulman.

2007- “Celebrate Women! 2007”, featured in annual calendar recognizing Gainesville female artists, month of July, from “Voyage into Light” collection.

2007-  West Point Military Academy logo, commissioned to paint Academy logo on glass for local studio, as gift to retired officer.

2005-2006- Foreversnowglobes, Nashville, Tn.-  Designed series of 2-D and 3-D butterflies, for patented snowglobe and gift set.  Developed the design of globes, butterflies, cards and book layout.   www.foreversnowglobes.com

2006- The Factory in Franklin, Franklin, Tn. – Commissioned to paint historical Franklin Tn. Water Tower on stained glass for historic building during restoration.

2000-2005-  Holt Landscaping and Watergardens, Nashville, Tn. – Designed original line of waterfall/pond water features. Provided the conception of new projects, the design/rendering of models, manufacturing reproductions of natural rocks, painting using specialized stains and industrial materials.  These recognized as award winning landscapes.

2005- Outdoors with Doug and Hugh, television show,-  Commission, stained glass logo.

2004- The Hermitage Hotel, Nashville, Tn.- Commissioned to paint replacement stained glass during restoration of stained glass ceiling located in main lobby of this five star hotel.

2003- Middle Tennessee Medical Center, Murphreesboro, Tn., –  Commissioned to design and paint stained glass window for the Women’s Pavillion of the hospital.  A 12’x12’ window depicting Jesus and the Children, to commemorate the children who are born in the hospital.  Built by Stained Glass Associates Studio.

ART EXHIBITS:

2007- Michael Pellett Architect, Gainesville, Fl., solo art show, introducing the “Voyage into Light” collection of contemporary paintings and stained glass.

2007- Jonesberry Books, Gainesville, Fl., solo art show, displaying the “Voyage into Light” collection of contemporary paintings and stained glass.

2007- Wild Iris Books, Gainesville, Fl., solo art show, displaying the “Voyage into Light” collection of contemporary paintings and stained glass.

2007- Tench Building, Gainesville, Fl., group show, displaying the “Voyage into Light” collection of contemporary paintings.

NOTABLE PROJECTS, FLORIDA 1995-1997:

1997- Columbia County Historical Museum, Lake City, Fl.- Oil painting in permanent collection.  Depiction:  Two Hawks, 19th Century Creek Native American.

1997- Downtown Action Corporation, Lake City, Fl.- Commissioned to produce life-size Christmas Displays for Downtown Lake City.  Theme: Old English period – Charles Dickens characters.

1996- Columbia County Tourist Development Council, Lake City, Fl.- Art Director.  Created displays for the Florida State Fair, promoting Columbia County annual events.  These displays were shown throughout the state and featured at the Stephen Foster State Park, Fl.

1996- Blue/Grey Army Educational Society – Civil War Reenactment, Lake City, Fl.-  Commissioned to produce an oil painting for the Olustee Battle Festival.  It was reproduced in limited edition print, and later on t-shirts, mugs, telephone cards.

1996- United Stated Postal Service, Lake City, Fl.-  Commissioned to design a cancellation stamp recognizing the  21st Annual Olustee Battle Reenactment.

1996- United Stated Veteran Administration, Lake City, Fl.- Designed theme for the Olustee Parade Exhibit.  It received the top award for the event.

1996- Artain – Smithsonian Institute Travelling Exhibit –  Demonstrating artist, techniques of printmaking, during train visit to Lake City.

1995- Main Street Gallery & Cultural Center, Lake City, Fl.- Founding Officer, Executive Board Member, Standards Committee Officer. Organized art exhibits, community art festivals, plays, concerts and events.

Artist Contact:  Paula Forget ,  360.383.7120

                                                     email: paulaforget9@gmail.com