Artist - Pete Zielinski Biographical Information Capturing the Landscape, Nostalgia, and Humor of the Mid-West

A German-American Artist, raised in Milwaukee’s old Northwest side.
Growing up our family vacationed “Up North” and of course the Dells.
We took Sunday drives and picnicked regularly at many State Parks. My
love of Wisconsin’s natural beauty later expanded to or neighboring
Midwestern states while camping with my wife and kids. Clouds,
Sunsets, Trees, Rivers, Lakes, and the hiking trails taken fill my soul. I
am fascinated by sunlight’s powerful way of taking any one vantage
point and creating endless memorable moments.
Capturing beautiful attributes of the Midwest and our amazing change
of seasons is simply something I need to do. My hope is that each
person viewing my work will rekindle a memory of a time or place that
brought joy in their life, here in the Midwest or beyond. www.penandmousestudio.com
My hope is that each person viewing my work will rekindle a memory of a time or place that brought joy in their life, here in the Midwest or beyond.

Art Biography:
Art Education:
Milwaukee Technical H.S. 3yr. Commercial Art Program Self-taught with early training from my father who attended Art School in Germany
Achievements:
• Founding/ Active board member of the Art Guild of Menomonee Falls. (11years)
• Past director of the Art Gallery of the Guild. (2 years)
• Chaired “Warm Up to the Arts” Annual indoor winter Art Walk (6 years)
• Chaired / Co-Chaired “Art in the Park” Annual Outdoor Art Walk (10 years)
• Wrote and Illustrated children’s coloring activity book “We Can Fly!”
• Illustrated Celiac Support Group Children’s book “The Problem Jack Had.”
• Member: AGMF, MARN, LMA, Fine Art Montage

Galleries:
• The Lakes Gallery of Fine Art, North Lake, W
• Stone Fern Gallery, Stockholm WI
• Art Gallery of the Guild, Menomonee Falls WI
• Lemon Street Gallery, Kenosha WI

Exhibitions:
• Warm up to the Arts Menomonee Falls 2009, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
• Art on the Walk Menomonee Falls 2010, 11, 12, 13,16
• Art in the Park Menomonee Falls 2007, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
• “Inspired by Words” Latitudes, Germantown 2009, 10, 11, 12, 13
• “Handwurkers Exhibit” Culture Tent GermanFest, Milwaukee 2012, 13, 14, 15, 16
• “Bold & Colorful” Exhibit at Schauer Gallery, Hartford WI 2012
• “Art Guild Un-Plugged” Exhibit at Oconomowoc Art Center 2013
• Art of the Musical, Falls Patio Players Annual Musical Partnership 2008, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13
• Beyond the Canvas, Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley 2011, 12
• FAM Quarterly Hanging, Pyramax Bank 3rd Ward Milwaukee 2015, 16
• LMA Spring Membership Show, Grafton Art Mill Grafton WI 2015
• LMA Winter Exhibit, St. John’s Cathedral Milwaukee WI 2015
• Museum of Wisconsin Artists Membership Show, West Bend WI 2015
• LMA Spring Membership Show, Grafton Art Mill Grafton WI 2015
• LMA Spring Membership Show, Grafton Art Mill Grafton WI 2016
• FAM Winter Exhibit St Marks Episcopal Church Shorewood WI 2016
• LMA Attic Spring Show, Oconomowoc WI 2017
• Featured Artist Exhibit Lemon Street Gallery Kenosha WI 2017
• FAM Montage Unleashed Ruess Federal Building Milwaukee WI 2017