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Shirley R. Klein Kleppe

Professional Profile

1967University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Missouri. Graduated in three years with degrees in Elementary and Secondary Art Education.
1967 – 1968Art Teacher for Benton County R-1 School District, Cole Camp, Missouri. Taught K-12, was a yearbook sponsor and school photographer.
1968 – 1969Art Teacher for Turner, Kansas Unified School District. Taught junior high art, was a yearbook sponsor and oversaw the photography club.
1969 – 1970Graphic Designer for Menorah Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri.
1970 – 1975Freelance Graphic Designer and Illustrator.
1975 – 1976Advertising Director for Gorges Wholesale Meats, Inc., Harlingen, Texas.
1975 – 1976Art Instructor for the City of Phoenix, East Moreland.
1976 – 1984Operated my own art school for adults and children.
1983 – 2018National professional watercolorist.
1983 – 1984Vice-President and Membership Chairman, Arizona Artists’ Guild.
1986 – 1987President of the Edmond, Oklahoma Iris Society.
1987 – 2016Owner of Arizona Restaurant Systems, Inc., a Sonic Drive-In Franchisee.
1990 – 1995Scholarship Chairman, Arizona Artists’ Guild.
1998 – 2007Building Fund Counsel, Arizona Artists’ Guild.
2004 – 2007Sports Car Club of America, National Professional Racing License.
2006 – 2007City of Phoenix, 7th Avenue Streetscape Art Panels art commission.
1994 – 2018President of Outrageous Red, L.L.C., Scottsdale, Arizona.
2006 – 2018Arizona Watercolor Association, Honors Chairman, Gold Signature Member.
2008 – 2018President of Lense On, LLC, Scottsdale, Arizona.


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