Estela Boudreau

Grosse Pointe Woods MI

Empty Mind
Artist Statement
Estela Monjo Boudreau Exhibitions and Biography: • Zeus Gallery, Chicago, IL. All Women Show, 2002. • Shoreham Garden, Personal collection show, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, 2006. • Grosse Pointe Arts Center, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, 2009. • Grosse Pointe Art Center, Grosse Pointe City, MI, 2010. o Honorable Mention award. • Grosse Pointe Art Center, Grosse Pointe City, MI, 2011. • The Society for Fine Arts of Detroit at the Players Club, Detroit, MI. 2011. o “The Solar Feminine” a one woman show of 25 pieces • Padzieski Art Gallery, Dearborn MI. 2011. • Windrise Retreat Center, Metamora, MI. One woman show, 2011. • The Valade Center, Detroit MI. 2011. • Pontiac Creative Art Center, Pontiac, MI. 2012. • The Society for Fine Arts of Detroit, at The Players Club, Detroit MI. ”Emerging”, a one woman show, 2013. • SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery, New York, NY. Women in Charge show, 2013 • The Scarab Club, Detroit MI. Global Colors show, 2013 • Lincoln Park Art Walk, Lincoln Park, MI. Show in conjunction with Detroit Institute of Art, 2013 • Grosse Pointe Art Center – Grosse Pointe City, MI. Our Rivers and Lakes show, 2013 • Merge Gallery, Oxford, MI. 2013 • Grosse Pointe Art Center, Grosse Pointe City, MI; 75th Members’ Show, 2013. o Received Dombrowski Award, best of show. • Pontiac Creative Art Center, Hispanic Artists show. Pontiac, MI. 2013 • Wayne County Council for the Arts, History and Humanities, Detroit, MI. Padzieski Art Gallery, Henry Ford Center, Dearborn, MI. 2013. o Best of Show Award • The Alfred Berkowitz Gallery, University of Michigan Dearborn, Dearborn, MI. 2014 • 555 Gallery, Detroit MI. 2014 • Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit, Women’s Show, Detroit, MI. 2014 • Detroit Historical Museum, The Society of Women Painters & Sculptors, Detroit MI. 2014 • Detroit Artist Market Garden Party and Art Show, College for Creative Studies, Detroit MI Galeria Mariposa Studio and Gallery: My sculpting studio Galeria Mariposa is located at Windrise Retreat Center. In addition I have a virtual gallery exhibiting portfolios of my sculptures at Windrise Retreat Center is located on a 140 acre estate in Metamora MI in a secluded woodland setting with trails and river vistas. Windrise grounds and gardens are a setting for my sculptures as shown at I also host other sculptors and teach sculpting students at the center. I founded the Windrise Retreat Center in 1993 as a place for art and spiritualty to flourish. Windrise hosts retreats that support women empowerment, spiritual growth and artistic expression. Education: Master in Education from Escolapias College, Córdoba, Argentina College of Creative studies, Detroit MI. Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation 1996 to 2002 Associations: The Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors Women’s Caucus of the Arts Michigan Sculptors Guild International Biennale Artist Fine Art Society of Detroit