Who is Visionary Artist Dena Stewart:
Beliefs, fantasies, and experiences are the essence of my paintings.
My Art Resume includes exhibitions in:
America’s Folk Heritage Gallery, NYC;
“Eight Woman Show”–Interart St. Amand Gallery, NYC;
Galerie Bonheur, Greenwich, CT;
Cuban Museum, Miami, FL;
Gallery: Why Not?, Miami Beach, FL;
“Two Person Show”–Amdur Gallery, Miami Beach, FL;
Gallery of the Eccentric, Coral Gables, FL;
Sokolsky Gallery, Miami Beach, FL;
“Portraits”–Metro Dade Library, Miami, FL;
“A Salute to Outstanding Florida Artists”–State Capitol Building, Tallahassee, FL;
The Sher Gallery, Aventura, FL;
South Florida Art Picks, Miami Beach, FL;
Miami Beach City Hall, Office of the Mayor;
The Stephen P. Clark Government Center, Miami, FL;
The Capital Children’s Museum, Washington, D.C.;
The New York Public Library, NYC;
The North Miami Public Library, No. Miami, FL
Many of my paintings are in private collections.
One of my early works (watercolors on paper), “Christmas Tree in the City” was selected for the 1982, ‘83, ‘84 and ‘89 UNICEF Greeting Card Collection. More than three million “Christmas Tree in the City” cards were sold world-wide and raised over $300,000 for UNICEF. I served as an Honorary Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF in 1989, allowing me to speak on behalf of the organization and its charitable work.
From New York City, (with my husband artist Stewart Stewart), I relocated to Miami Beach, FL in 1987. Together we founded Center for Folk and Community Art, a non-profit organization with a mission to use a combination of writing and visual art as tools of intervention, prevention and education. My artistic talents, along with my teaching and administrative background have been a compelling force in creating and implementing the unique art programs for the organization. My nationally acclaimed Telling Stories Through Visuals program was selected by the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities (NEA and NEH) as a model outreach program that impacts communities and helps enrich people’s lives.
In 2011, I added videography/film editing to my creative endeavors;
In 2016 I added Author to my list of accomplishments. My book, “Inner Peace … It Isn’t Out There!” is available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
I was honored in 2001 as a “Woman Worth Knowing” an award bestowed upon me by the Miami Beach Commission on the Status of Women. I received the Key to the City of Miami Beach in 2006.
My bio is included in Who’s Who in the South and Southwest 1989 edition; Who’s Who of American Women, 2006-2007, 2008-2009, 2010-2011, editions; In 2017, and again in 2018, The Marquis Who’s Who Publications Board recognized Dena Stewart as a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.