EDUCATION Dana Collins

                  M.F.A., Painting          Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y.

                                                             Graduate Fellowship, 1965-6

                                                              Teaching Assistantship, 1966-67


            B.F.A., Painting           Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.

                                                            Merit Scholarship Award, all semesters

                                                            Dean's List, all semesters

                                                            Commencement Leader, School of Fine Art

                                                            Mortarboard, 1965


            Other Undergraduate Studies:                         

                                               Yale University

                                                            Scholarship, Norfolk School of Painting, 1964

                                                School of the Art Institute of Chicago


            Other Post-Graduate Studies:         

                                               Arrowmont School, University of Tennessee

                                               Columbia College, Center for Book and Paper Arts

                                               University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana

                                               North Adams College, Massachusetts

                                               Governor's State University, Illinois

                                               Eastern Illinois University

                                               Illinois State University


On The River: New Paintings by Dana Collins, The Prairie Arts Center, Princeton, IL 2012 

New Work: Featured Artist Dana Collins, Quad Cities Botanical Center, Rock Island, IL 2008           

Heart's Journey: New Work by Dana Collins, The Prairie Arts Center, Princeton, IL 2006 

Landscape Drawings of Dana Collins, A Special Exhibition, Illinois Valley Comm. College, Oglesby IL 1999 

Dana Collins: One-Woman Exhibition, The Prairie Arts Center, Princeton, IL 2001 

Ninth Annual National Invitational Drawing Exhibition, Emporia State  University, Kansas 1984 

Annual Invitational, Computer Graphics, Mt. Mercy College, Iowa, 1985 

Winner, Young Sculptors Competition, The Sculptors Guild, New York, 1970 

                  Awarded the Helen Simkovitch Award for Sculpture 

Sisselman Award, The Berkshire Art Association Annual Juried Exhibition, The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 1971 

Other One-Person Exhibitions: 

 River Drawings, The Row House Gallery, IL 1993 

 New Work: Dana Collins, The Art Gallery of Boston, 1980 

 Sculpture in Plastic: Dana Collins, The Becket Art Center, Massachusetts, 1971 

 New Sculpture: Dana Collins, Berkshire Athenaeum, Massachusetts, 1979 

 Pastel Drawings: Dana Collins, McAuley Gallery, Mt. Mercy College, Iowa, 1988 

 Dana Collins, Long Island University, The Brooklyn Center, NY 1967

Group Exhibitions: 

Multimedia 70, The Brooklyn Museum, New York, 1970

Women: An Invitational, The Pratt Manhattan Center, New York, 1970 

Plastics, State University of New York, New Paltz, 1970 

Faculty Exhibition: The Graduate Faculty, Pratt Institute, NY 1968, 1969, 1970 

Berkshire Art Association Annual, The Berkshire Museum, Massachusetts, 1975, 1976, 1980 

Six Artists (Invitational), Image Gallery, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, 1974 

Women's Art Festival Invitational Exhibition, Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield, MA 1975 

Six Women (Invitational), Paddlewicker Gallery, Lenox, MA 1976 

New Art, The Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA 1977 

Faculty Artists, Berkshire Community College, Massachusetts, 1978, 1979 

Berkshire Art Association Graphics Show (Juried), Berkshire Museum, MA, 1978 

Berkshire Artisans Gallery Invitational, Pittsfield, MA 1979 

Feminist Arts Festival Exhibition (Invitational), Williams College,Williamstown, MA 1979 

Focus on Women (Invitational), Berkshire Community College, MA 1980

Two Women: Two-Person Show, The Art Gallery of Boston, Boston, MA 1981

Visions of Ourselves (Juried), Women in Art, Inc., Orlando, Florida 1984

Group Invitational, Rockford College, IL 1989      

New Artists, Anne Thomas Gallery, IL 1991, 1992

New Landscapes, Tri-State Gallery, Platteville, WI 2003

ArtSpace Invitational, ArtSpace, Muscatine, IA 2005

PAC December Exhibition, Prairie Art Center, 2006, 2007

From Both Sides, Matson Library, 2010

Mississippi Artists, Outside the Lines Gallery, Dubuque, IA 2012


  Illinois Valley Comm. College, Oglesby, IL

                  Foundation Drawing, Two- and Three-Dimensional Design, Life Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Pottery, Photography, Art History, Visual Communication1981-2004

           Truman State University, Kirksville MO 

                  Advanced Placement Summer Institute in Studio Art, 1999 

           College of St. Francis, Joliet, IL 

                  Art Appreciation; Humanities1991; 1994

           Illinois Consortium for International Education, London 

                  Humanities/ Art History1987

           George Walter Vincent Smith Museum, Springfield, MA 

                  Watercolor Painting1977

           Bay Path College, Longmeadow, MA 

                  Sculpture, Ceramics1973-74

           Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield, MA 

                  Sculpture, Art History, Continuing Ed. Art Workshops1970 - 1980

           Pratt Institute, Graduate School of Sculpture, Brooklyn NY 

                  Sculpture, Plastics1968 - 1970

           Long Island University, The C.W. Post College, School of Graduate Education, Greenvale, NY 

                  Art Education Instructor and Consultant 

           Long Island University, The Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn, NY 

                  Drawing, Painting, Art Education Media, 1967 - 1968


Mid-West Regional Studio Art Consultant, 

          The Advanced Placement Program, Educational Testing Service 1993 - present 

Reader in Studio Art, The College Board, 

           Princeton, New Jersey, 1981 - 2004 

Recent Workshops in Teaching Studio Art presented at: 

       University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 

       Marquette University, WI 

       John Carroll University, Cleveland, OH 

       Washington University, St. Louis, MO 

       Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI 

       Triton Comm. College, IL 



            “Working on the Water: Plein air Painting by Dana Collins” 

       Matson Library, 2010

       Hegler-Carus Foundation, 2010

"Studio Art: Three-Dimensional Design,"

       National Meeting, Advanced Placement Program of The College Board, Los Angeles 2003

"Teaching for Diversity in Studio Art," 

       Annual Meeting of the College Art Association, San Antonio TX 1996

       Presentation published as Chapter 5 in The Advanced Placement          Guide to Studio Art, Educational Testing Service, 1998

"Abstract Expressionism," Long Island Art League, NY

"The Works and Lives of Women Artists," 

       Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield MA

       Friends of the Library, Princeton, IL

       Local Art Organizations, Ottawa, Princeton, Peru, Mendota IL

"An Illinois Garden - Native & Perennial Midwest Plants Through Three Seasons," 

       Illinois Valley Herb Guild

"The Meanings of Plants - References to Herbs and Flowers in the Writings of Shakespeare," area garden organizations 

Readings from About Her Beauties, book-length prose/poem in progress



Co-Editor, The Second Berkshire Anthology, Bookstore Press, Lenox MA 1975

Poetry published in:

       The New York Quarterly

       Rhino, Chicago

       The Charlotte Poetry Review, Virginia

       Karamu, Eastern Illinois University

       The Outpost Magazine, Massachusetts

       The Creative Woman, Governor's State University

       Berkshire Arts Magazine, Massachusetts

       Iris, University of Virginia

       The New Press Literary Quarterly, New York

       U.S. 1 Worksheets, Princeton, New Jersey

       The Pearl Street Journal, Massachusetts

       Our Place (Anthology), Massachusetts

       The First Berkshire Anthology, The Bookstore Press, Lenox MA


Former Classical Radio Host, "Sunday Morning With Dana Collins," WLRZ, Peru , 1992-1997


Violist, Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra


Listed in Marquis' Who's Who Among American Women, 2006-7, 2008-9, 2010-11

Listed in Marquis' Who's Who In America, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013

Listed in Marquis’ Who’s Who in the World, 2010