Desy (Jami) Schoenewies
Fine Arts - Art
Desy Schoenewies received her M.F.A. in painting from Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri in 2010. In addition to oil painting, she has experience working with a number of mediums and themes, including encaustic, collage, drawing, and illustrative works. Her paintings are consistently exhibited in juried or invited exhibitions in local, national, and international shows. Desy has taught middle school and high school art in the St. Louis area for 9 years before moving to San Francisco, California in 2010. She taught art at the City College of San Francisco and was involved in a number of drawing and painting groups in California before moving to the Black Hills of South Dakota in 2012. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors with the Rapid City Arts Council, the managers of the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City. Desy is also working on a research project, 56 Houses Left. The project stems from the 1989-2009 land acquisition of the Carrollton Subdivision, a total of 2,000 parcel nearly a square mile wide in Bridgeton, MO by the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport for runway expansion.