Biography & Awards

      Biography

       Julie Wiegand was born into a family of artists & musicians in 1956.  She lived with her family in rural Chesterfield, Missouri, in a 1920’s Mercantile building  which  her parents, Claire & Frank had renamed & opened as the Smoke House Market. Hers was a multi-generational household, with Grandma Clara & Great Aunt Emma sharing the space with  siblings, Don, George, Mary Claire & Jane. Julie spent most of her youth outside—connecting to the land through play.  Her  interests were clear from early on; music, art, nature, and athletics.  She was lucky to be  surrounded  by each of these in the Wiegand Family.

     Wiegand’s interest in art took the forefront about age 14.  Julie is  continuously  developing  her art through personal study, classes, & workshops.  Including others, she has studied with Billyo O ‘Donnell, Camille Przewodek, Kim English, Kenn Backhaus & many mentors & fellow artists. “ I found the Plein Air Painters of America workshops to be  especially enlightening! Spending time with George Strickland, Denise Burns, Joseph Mendez, Kevin Macpherson & Gay Faulkenberry was a gift!” 

    Julie  had her first solo show  in 1985, at her brother Don’s sculpture studio in Chesterfield. In multiple group & solo shows annually ,  she shows & sells  her work to collectors regionally & nationally. She has shown with AWA, NOAPS, & Salon International.  Julie is well known for her biannual  Studio Sales, held in her historic limestone schoolhouse , Lyon School Studio , located in rural Missouri on 15 acres of high land.  Her work is also  at Astral Glass, New Haven, Mo,  Gallery Augusta , Augusta , Mo , Fine Art Limited, Chesterfield, Mo, &  Kodner Gallery , Ladue , Mo . 

     Julie lives with her husband Tommy Griesedieck &  best friend Emma   at Lyon School. When not painting, she divides her time among  the business of art, yoga, piano, hiking,  family & friends.  “I  admire  & study nature every day. We have everything to learn from a lizard on a rock —and the light on a cloud.  I  try to live with an open mind & an open heart , to learn from every day, & believe in the good of all”

  Awards & Shows

2016  Ste . Genevieve , Mo    3rd Place oils    ” The Sky Spoke to Me “

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2016     August, Mo  Autumn Plein Air     !st Place   Theme Paint  for ” Dream Clouds “

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2015     Augusta , Mo Plein Air Event        3rd Place oils     for “Luscious Bales”

plein air oil -15 x 15 --Augusta, Mo

plein air oil   15 x 15   Augusta, Mo

“Cream of the Crop”  theme paint Winner   for   ” Morning with the Heron”

Morning with the Heron ---8 x 8 --oil

Morning with the Heron    8 x 8     oil

2015 First Brush of Spring , New Harmony , Indiana,  Award of Merit  for  ‘Crimson Crabapple”

Crimson Crabapple----14 x 18 ---oil

Crimson Crabapple    14 x 18    oil

2014  First Brush of Spring , New Harmony, Indiana, Honorable Mention for “Where the Eagle Lands”

Where the Eagle Lands 12 x 24 oil

Where the Eagle Lands   12 x 24   oil

2013—American Women Artists , national show , Fredericksburg ,Tx  for “Turkey Trio”

Turkey Trio 18 x 18 oil

Turkey Trio 18 x 18 oil

2013—Town & Country , Plein Air Event, 2nd Place

2013—-Ste Genevieve, Mo Plein Air Event , Field to Finish , 1st Place

2013—Augusta, Mo Plein Air event , Klondike Park , 2nd Place

2012—Augusta , Mo Plein Air Event, Best of Show , 1st Place oils

2011–Town & Country  Missouri , Plein Air Event, 2nd Place

 2011 —    Ste. Genevieve , Missouri , Plein Air Event, 1st  and 2nd Place oils

 2010—   Town & Country  Missouri, Plein Air  Event  , Best of Show

2010   —-Ste. Genevieve , Missouri , Plein Air Event, Best of Show for “Sunset Hills ” 

Sunset Hills 8 x 12 oil

Sunset Hills 8 x 12 oil

2010—–Augusta, Missouri, Plein Air Event, winner Sunset Paint Purchase Award

 2010——–Don Wiegand Studios  Show, Chesterfield, Mo 

2010——The Monday Club, Webster Groves , Mo, Solo Show

2010—-Salon International, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, Texas, 

2010——-American Women Artists, National  Exhibit, Scottsdale Arizona

2007——National Oil & Acrylics Painters Society Show, Osage Beach, Mo 

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