|This collectible, frameable poster
is 18" x 24"
All posters will be available for sale
at the festival
|To view images of our fine art posters
learn about those artists,
to visit our
Poster Archive page
|In 2013 we
9th in a series of annual fine art posters to celebrate
Art In Your Eye
|The 2013 poster features a painting by
by Water Street Studios artist
Michele (Misha) Norman is a contemporary
representational artist, born in Houston, Texas,
in 1969. She started painting in El Salvador as
a child, attending Art classes in artist
Rodriguez Presa’s studio at the age of eight.
Since then, she has developed a strong interest
in the arts, and has always been fascinated with
detail in every aspect of her life.
War was part of her life in El Salvador. After studying
two years of Graphic Arts at José Matías Delgado
University, she had to move to Mexico City where she
earned a BFA in Graphic Design, at Universidad Nuevo
Michele continued her art and painting studies, working
in watercolor with Professor Juan Antonio Madrid, who
became her critic, mentor, and great friend. Misha
Norman became an illustrator, working in watercolors for
children’s books and portraits. She started Misha
Illustrations in 2001 and participated in “Art Center
Gallery” workshop with artist Esther Samano, who
impelled her to embrace her oil technique.
After living in Mexico City for 17 years, Misha moved
with her husband Alvaro and their three children to
Geneva IL, where she lives and paints. She has a studio
in Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL. Here, she found
the perfect spot having the best of nature with the Fox
River and Chicago’s urban culture and museums within
Graphic Arts at José Matías Delgado University, El
BFA in Graphic Design at Universidad Nuevo Mundo, México
Work in the Arts
Resident Artist, Studio 16, Water Street Studios,
Artist, watercolor and oil media, 1996-2012
Illustrator and Graphic Designer at Zappata Diseñadores,
2000-2006 Teaching “Art Classes for Children,” at Art
Center, Mexico City, 2002
2013 Baravia Art in your Eye Poster Artist.
2013 March, Next Gallery, ¨Temporal Belongings¨ St.
2012 September, WSS ¨ONSOMBEL¨
2012 August , Batavia City Hall Exhibit.
2012 March 17th, Next Gallery, St. Charles, IL.
2012 January 27th , ILLUMINATE show, Water Street
2012 Next Gallery St. Charles IL
2011 Performing Arts Center, Batavia, IL Opening Gala
2011 Honorable Mention, Batavia City Hall Exhibit
2011 Water Street Studios Juried Summer Exhibition
2011 Water Street Studios Juried Winter Exhibition
2010 Water Street Studios Anniversary exhibition, Group
Juried by PhD Hennie Reynders
2010 First Place Award, emerging artist “Geneva Art Fair
2008 Group Exhibition. “Arte Latino”. 3M, St. Paul,
2008 “The Artist´s Magazine”. FINALIST, International
annual competition, Still Life Category. Recognition.
2005 “El calor del color” (the warmth of color) Group
Casa de la cultura, México City
2003 Several Exhibitions at Art Center, Huixquilucan,
2003 Solo Exhibition at Nuevo Mundo University, Mexico
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