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Shirley R. Klein Kleppe

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Education

B. Sedalia, Missouri
BS in Education, Fine Arts and Biology, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Missouri
Graduate Studies, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Signature Memberships

National Watercolor Society
Watercolor West
Pennsylvania Watercolor Society
Kentucky Watercolor Society
Arizona Watercolor Association, Gold Signature, Honors Chairman
Western Federation of Watercolor Societies
Western Colorado Watercolor Society
Missouri Watercolor Society
Illinois Watercolor Society
San Diego Watercolor Society

Regional Memberships

Arizona Artists Guild, Juried Member
Mid-Southern Watercolorists, Inc., Little Rock, Arkansas
Pennsylvania Watercolor Society
Kentucky Watercolor Society
Arizona Watercolor Association, Gold Signature, Honors Chairman
Western Federation of Watercolor Societies
Western Colorado Watercolor Society
Missouri Watercolor Society
Illinois Watercolor Society
San Diego Watercolor Society

Publications

THE ARTIST’S MAGAZINE, May, 1993
WATERCOLOR MAGIC, Spring, 1995
Authored, “The Watercolorist’s Toolkit”
WATERCOLOR ARTIST, February 2020
Kentucky Watercolor Society, Best of Show, pg. 65

City of Phoenix Art Commission

2006-2008, 7th Avenue Art Panels Series
7th Avenue and Glenrosa, lighted street panels
A featured artist of a watercolor on a Lexan panel, Chester’s Garage.

Background

Art Teacher: Benton County R#1 School District, Cole Camp, Missouri, K-12, yearbook sponsor, photography
Art Teacher: Turner Unified Schools: Turner, Kansas, grades 8-9, yearbook sponsor, photography club
Graphic Designer: Menorah Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri
Freelance Designer/Illustrator: Kansas City, Missouri
Advertising Director: Gorges Wholesale Meats, Harlingen, Texas
Art Instructor: City of Phoenix, Arizona
Art Instructor: Desert Botanical Gardens, Phoenix, Arizona
School Owner: Private and group art classes, adult and children
Owner Arizona Restaurant Systems, Inc. Sonic Drive-In Franchisee, Arizona
President: Outrageous Red Studio and Gallery, LLC: Scottsdale, Arizona

Sports

Snow skiing, scuba diving-advanced, Nitrox PADI, tennis
INDE Motorsports Ranch, Willcox, Arizona, racing my 1999 Porsche Boxster racecar, #29
Sports Car Club of America
Arizona region, regional competition license 2004-09, 1985 Spec 944 Porsche, car 29
Bondurant School of Racing-4 day Grand Prix Road Racing. 2 day Advanced Road Racing, 1 day one-on–one Special Advanced Road Racing
Danny McKeever, Willow Springs, advanced road racing
NASA and Pro Auto Sports

Trademarks

National Registered Trademark, ‘Outrageous Red®,’ 2006
National Registered Trademark, ‘Lense On!’ 2008

Patents

‘Lense On!’ a camera platform with a bag attached to stabilize a camera and lens. The platform attaches to the mount on a monopod or tripod.

Hobbies

Raising hybrid iris, gardening, cooking, racing

Traveling

Europe, Asia, New Zealand, Australia, South America, Safari to Africa: Kenya, South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe: professional wild life photography

Websites

https://outrageousred.com/
https://lenseon.com/

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