Title: Painter, Sculptor, Educator, Poet, Editor
Location: Amityville, New York, United States
Lois Walker, Painter, Sculptor, Educator, Poet, Editor, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership.
Ms. Walker first started as an educator as it was an alluring career opportunity that spoke to her early on in life. After earning a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Kansas in 1951 and 1954, respectively, she began teaching at a school district on Long Island, New York. She remained at this district until 1986. She has been a teacher at the Taproot Workshop Inc. since 1994. Ms. Walker hadn’t expected to go into art, but as the years went by in her career, she felt a calling to paint, sculpt and write. In this respect, she has been a freelance artist since 1974. She has supplemented her artistic endeavors by serving as the treasurer of the Long Island Poetry Collective and by being a member of the decentralized panel of the New York State Council of Arts. Ms. Walker says painting and art chose her because she didn’t think she could be an artist but it turned out to be wonderful career for her.
Ms. Walker has been recognized on numerous occasions for her art. In 2004, she received the Award of Excellence from the Firehouse Gallery and was Best in Show at a show in Lewiston, ID in 2000. She earned an Award of Excellence from the Art League of LI in 1994 a Third Award from the Palm Springs Museum, California in 1998. One of her most recent recognition has been the showing of “Lois Walker: A Retrospective,” at The Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery of The Art League of Long Island in 2018. For a number of years, Ms. Walker hosted radio shows at Adelphi University and served as an editor for several publications. Throughout her career, Ms. Walker has maintained professional affiliation with the Poetry Society of America, the National League of American Pen Women, the Art League of Long Island, Friends of Poets and Writers, the Long Island Women’s Coalition Inc., the Sierra Club and the Nature Conservancy. Since retiring from education, she has been a member of the New York State Retired Teachers Association.
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