Born in New York City, visual artist Estelle Shay was a graduate of the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts (now Parsons School of Design) with a degree in graphic arts. As an artist, Estelle Shay began studying painting in the early 60s in various schools in New York as well as L'Academie de la Grande Chaumiere in Paris, and her work included abstract art, Renaissance frames, linear art, tapestries and spheres. Estelle Shay's juried group exhibitions included the Salmagundi Gallery, the 1994 National Annual Exhibition of the Butler Institute of American Art, Wunsch Arts Center Gallery, Bergen County Museum, Silvermine Guild of Art, Olin Institute of Fine Arts, Art Center Gallery of Central Missouri University and The New School Gallery. Estelle Shay was a Member of Artists' Equity.

Works of Estelle Shay (1921 - 2006)

Education

New York School of Fine and Applied Art (now Parsons School of Design): graduated (under scholarship) with a degree in Graphic Arts.

Queens College: Art History major.

Painting Studies: Art Students League, The New School, Academie de la Grande Chaumiere (Paris).

Studied with Richard Poussette D'Art and Henry Pearson.

Exhibitions

2012: Galiara, (Gallery4n5), 863 Mission Street, San Francisco, California.

2000: Cambridge Art Association National Prize Show, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

1998: International Exhibition VI, Laredo Center for the Arts, Laredo, Texas.

1997: 29th Annual W&J National Painting Show, Pennsylvania.

1997: Greater Midwest International XII, Central Missouri State University Art Center Gallery, Warrensburg, Missouri.

1996: 58th Annual National Midyear Exhibition, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio.

1994: National Annual Exhibition, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio.

1993: The Salmagundi Club Gallery, New York.

1990: Prallsville Mills Museum of Arts and Crafts, New Jersey.

1986: IBM Internation Headquarters Quilt Exhibit, New York.

1985: Wunsch Arts Center Gallery, Glen Cove, New York. (Jurors: Richard Armstrong, Curator, Whitney Museum; Vivien Raynor, Art Critic, New York Times)

1982: Bergen County Museum, New Jersey - 40th National Exhibition - New Jersey Society of Painters and Sculptors. (Jurors: Krishna Reddy, Anthony Toney, Harriet Febland)

1981: Bergen County Museum, New Jersey - 39th National Exhibition - New Jersey Society of Painters and Sculptors. (Jurors: Joseph Solman, Charles Seliger)

1978: Little Carnegie Art Gallery, New York. Solo exhibition.

1978: New School Library Gallery, New York. (Juror: Henry Pearson)

1975: Silvermine Guild of Artists - 26th Annual New England Exhibition. (Juror: Irving Sandler)

Private Collections: J. Taylor, Washington, D.C.; R. Davis, Paris, France; Dr. C. Goodrich, H. Blau, M. Meyerson, G.S. Freidenrich, G. Morrison, E. Seligson, P. Hagood, S. Lustig, Dr. F. Weinstein, New York. Works also donated to the collection of Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York.

Awards

1998: Winner - International Exhibition VI, Laredo Center for the Arts, Laredo, Texas.

1983: Winner - Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers Centennial Competition. (Jurors: Will Barnet, Christian Rohlfing, M. Stephen Doherty.

Articles

1998: Oxymoron Arts and Sciences Annual (1998 Issue) - Four paintings reproduced in double page spread.

1998: Review of three oil paintings on exhibit in Gallery on Broadway Mall.

1990: Hoopoe Art Publication - Review of work.

Assorted articles in Gallery and Studio Magazine.