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Julie hails from the Niagara Frontier in western New York and is a product of the SUNY undergraduate system. She studied in Manchester, UK at the Metropolitain under artist David Smith, and she is a Wendell, Getty, and Kenan Scholar and Fullbright finalist. Julie completed her MEd to earn a certification as a Superintendent of Schools moving on to work at the national level in K-12 data and communications. As an art educator and technologist, she wrote curricula for and taught courses in AP drawing, design, fashion, graphic arts, and video game design psychology at both secondary and collegiate levels.

Julie Working plein air from the roof of the Edmonston Allston House

Combining her artistic and business background, Julie went on to curatorial work and supervising education programs at the Albright Knox and Burchfield Penney museums. Currently, Julie works as an art consultant in Charleston assisting established artists streamlining business and communication processes, securing placement, strengthening brand identity, managing commissions, and creating residual income in addition to consulting local public museums and commercial spaces. 

Julie’s latest and most exciting news is that she has been awarded the Denis Diderot Scholarship as an emerging artist and will be a resident at Chateau Orquevaux in the French Champagne region for the month of June 2023. 

While Julie has traditionally worked as a commissioned artist, since 2020 she has begun to focus on her own work, exploring traditional mediums and her love of the outdoors at her new second home on the Space Coast, Florida. She enjoys working plein air ala prima and uses those studies to inspire major works. Currently her painting, 'Specific Point in Timeless Time' hangs at the Melboune, FL International Airport. You can find her surfing or making art anywhere between Charleston and Space Coast if she's not teaching others how do one or the other.


Works on this site are copyright of Julie Wheat.

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