Curriculum Vitae

Jacquelyn L Berl
650-307-2291
AscenderRisesAbove@gmail.com
http://ascenderrisesabove.com/

Seeking gallery representation for the Scatterlings© series

Jacquelyn L. Berl is the creative force behind AscenderRisesAbove.com. While working for her Associates of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design, she was vice president of the student American Society of Interior Designers spending ten years doing contract and residential interior design perspective renderings.

She then expanded her horizons to that of a graphic and fine artist. Her self-directed efforts won over 65 national and local awards in the areas of graphic design and marketing. She has done a great deal of community work, including contributions of graphic work for several non-profits. A particular favorite nonprofit project was the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper, Wyoming offering her time in the Children’s Discovery Center in addition aiding in graphic needs on newsletters and special promotions on the marketing committee.

She began to sell her fine artwork privately, donating some proceeds to non-profit organizations. She has held 3 Juried Exhibits; 7 solo exhibits, and 9 group exhibits of her personal work, and each time has successfully blended her powerful vision with a variety of artistic media and form.

Jacquelyn L. Berl  is a versatile and and prolific artist with a strong drive towards finding an original signature style. She creates art with a seemingly unlimited assortment of media, fusing various schools and trends into a conglomerate body of work. I would categorize her style as gravitating towards the surreal, often with fabulous qualities; it characterizes in various degrees her mixed media works, collages, ink, watercolor and oil paintings. To my mind Berl achieves best results with the more combinative efforts, and while the more traditional artwork exhibits engaging pristine and figurative qualities, it is in the more complex and “dirty” pieces that her creative potential finds a unique outlet. (Art and Critique)

Please take time to look through the assorted Galleries of art in assorted styles and price ranges:
Scatterlings© Full – Sized Series and The Minis
Paintings on Canvas
Perspective Renderings and Fresh Perspectives
Acrylics with Mixed Media
• Pastels: Vague Portraits and Art of Emotions
Pointillism/Stippling
Altered Paint-By-Number
• Illuminated Tiles Series: Messengers, Kells and Strange Blooms
• ATCs/ACEOS: One-Sided and Two-Sided
Limited Edition Prints
Seasonal Tags
Art Journaling

“For me every act of creating art is catharsis.
If I can provide my viewer with
just a glimpse of that emotional action,
I feel I have been successful.”
Jacquelyn Berl

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☛ ☛  Curriculum Vitae
Chronically of Exhibits, Employers, Education, Affiliations:

☛ 2017 -> present
I’ve recently relocated to Boulder, Colorado and I am seeking a Gallery in which to represent my Scatterlings© series.

☛ March 1996 -> 2017;
Jacquelyn Berl is the creative force behind AscenderRisesAbove. Self-employed on both a contract basis and freelance basis. Award-Winning Desktop Publishing, Marketing, Presentations, Business Plans, Graphic Design and Illustration. Skilled in QuarkXpress, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop. MicroSoft Word, Dreamweaver MX. Fine Arts Sales for Scatterlings©, The Minis, Paintings on Canvas, Perspective Renderings, Fresh Perspectives, Acrylics with Mixed Medium, Pointillism/Stippling, Limited Edition Prints. Smaller Works in Mixed Mediums: Vague Portraits, Art of Emotion, Altered Paint-By-Number, Illuminated Tiles Series of Messengers, Kells and Strange Blooms. One-Sided and Two-Sided ATCs/ACEOs, Two-Sided Seasonal Tags, and Art Journaling.

☛ November 1 – January 1, 2011
Burlingame Library Exhibit; Burlingame CA

Burlingame CA Library Exhibit November 2010 – January 2011

☛ August 1 – 27th, 2010
Caffe Sportivo Exhibit in RedWood City, CA

Caffe Sportivo August 2010

☛ July 1 – September 1, 2010.
Sombrero Surprise and A Few Of My Favorite Things; Pen & Ink stippling/pointillism with other paintings by the Burlingame Art Society artists at the Pacific Bank; Burlingame, CA

☛ June 19 -> 20th, 2010
Juried; Danville Art Festival; Danville CA

Danville Arts Festival June 2010

☛ June 12 – 13, 2010
Scatterlings© originals at Burlingame Art In The Park with other Burlingame Art Society artists.

Burlingame Art In The Park

☛ May 1 – July 1, 2010
Hopes and Promises and Offering Gold collage on tile prints can now be viewed with other paintings by the Burlingame Art Society artists at the Pacific Bank; Burlingame, CA

☛ March 12 -> May 6, 2010
Beyond the Visible Terrain”© exhibited with Burlingame Art Society artists at the US Bank in Burlingame, CA

☛ March 1 – April 1, 2010
Three Bees Cafe; San Mateo CA

Three Bees Cafe March 2010

☛ August 28 -> 29th, 2009
Juried; Tiburon Art Festival; Tiburon CA

Tiburon Arts Festival, Tiburon CA

☛ June, Third Thursday 2009
San Mateo Art Walk; Downtown San Mateo, CA

June San Mateo Art Walk

☛ May, Third Thursday 2009
San Mateo Art Walk; Downtown San Mateo, CA

May San Mateo Art Walk

☛ March – May 2009
Fresh Perspectives, ACEOS; San Mateo Library, upstairs; San Mateo, CA

San Mateo Library Exhibit; small Mixed Medium

☛ March 1 – 31, 2009
Original Scatterlings ©; San Mateo Library, downstairs; San Mateo, CA

San Mateo Library Exhibit

☛ February 1 – 28th, 2009
Original Scatterlings© and Pointillism; San Mateo City Hall; San Mateo, CA

San Mateo City Hall Exhibit

☛ 2002 Graduate;
Cañada College Small Business Development Center
Upon graduation; Jacquelyn was asked to design and layout of instructor; Ted Brown’s project: “Business Plan Workbook & Resource Guide” copyright Ted Brown; August 2001. Published United States by; QT Systems; 1020 Main Street; Redwood City, CA 94063 Second Edition 2001.

☛ October 1999 – February 2000
Pen & Ink Pointillism Exhibit; Barnes & Nobles; San Mateo, CA

Barnes and Nobles pointillism exhibit

☛ 1996 Graduate;
of KeyPoint Software Corporation; San Jose, CA; HTML Authoring, Editing and Design

☛ December 4, 1995 – January 15, 1996
Juried; Maze of Progression Exhibit, 150 sketches in pen & ink; Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY.

☛ 1994 – 1996;
Volunteer at the Nicolaysen Art Museum; Marketing Committee; and Nicolaysen Art Museum Children’s Discovery Center

☛ March 3 1995
This Child Lost, pen & ink pointillism; Jazzier Than Ever Art Auction by The ARC of Natrona County; Casper, WY.

☛ March 26, 1994
Indian Chief, pen & ink pointillism; Western Mardi Gras Art Auction by The ARC of Natrona County; Casper, WY.

☛ March 1990
Sombrero Surprise, pen & ink pointillism; Expressions 1990 MS Wyoming Chapter Art Auction, Casper,WY.

☛ November 1987
Life, pen & ink llustration; Printed in the Casper Star-Tribune Arts Edition; Casper,WY.

☛ 1991 – 1996
Over 65 Casper Star-Tribune Advertising, Marketing and Awards. Casper, WY . All listed below.

☛  March 1985 -> March 1996;
Casper Star Tribune; Casper, Wyoming 82601. Rob Hurless; Publisher 03.85 ->10.88: Graphic Designer, Sales and service on an advertising team, line drawings of real estate homes, target accounts. 10.88 -> 03.89 Promoted to Special Promotions for the publisher, advertising manager, telemarketing manager, Circulation Department and all advertising teams. 03.89 -> 10.93 Promoted to Designer and Marketer on one automotive account with a $100,000.00 contract. 10.93 -> 03.95 Promoted to Graphics Designer in the Marketing Department for the Casper Star-Tribune.
While working at the Casper-Star Tribune Jacquelyn won over 65 awards for her design and marketing skills. She also exhibited fine art, volunteered, and attended classes. All listed below.

1996;
2nd Place; Creative Promotions; Jacquelyn Berl; L. Palm; C. Banks (Open Spaces); Wyoming Press Association

1995;
1st Place; Sales Promotion; Direct Marketing/Targeted Programs; Jacquelyn Berl; L. Palm; C. Banks(7 Hour Sale); Newspaper Association of America; Circulation Federation

1995;
1st Place; Sales Promotion; Single Copy; Jacquelyn Berl; L. Palm; C. Banks (Casper Star Tribune Day at the Races); Newspaper Association of America; Circulation Federation

1995;
1st Place; Sales Promotion; Rack Cards; Jacquelyn Berl; L. Palm; C. Banks (Design-A-Rack-Card Contest); Newspaper Association of America; Circulation Federation

1995;
1st Place; Newspapers In Education (NIE); Jacquelyn Berl; L. Palm; C. Banks (Design-A-Rack-Card Contest); Newspaper Association of America; Circulation Federation

1995;
2nd Place; Creative; Jacquelyn Berl; L. Palm; C. Banks (Tattle-Tale); Newspaper Association of America; Circulation Federation

1995;
2nd Place; Creative; Jacquelyn Berl; L. Palm; C. Banks (Star Students); Newspaper Association of America; Circulation Federation

1995;
2nd Place; Sales Promotion; Carrier Sales; Jacquelyn Berl; L. Palm; C. Banks (Mother May I… Go Crewing); Newspaper Association of America; Circulation Federation

1995;
2nd Place; Customer Service; Programs Designed to Build Subscriber Retention; Jacquelyn Berl; L. Palm; C. Banks (It pays to read the Casper Star Tribune); Newspaper Association of America; Circulation Federation

1995;
2nd Place; Carrier – Youth & Adult; Recognition Campaigns; Jacquelyn Berl; L. Palm; C. Banks (Weather Or Not… We deliver); Newspaper Association of America; Circulation Federation

1995;
2nd Place; Youth & Adult; Recruitment; Jacquelyn Berl; L. Palm; C. Banks (recruiting and retaining quality carriers); Newspaper Association of America; Circulation Federation

1995;
Pacemaker; 1st Place; House Ad Jacquelyn Berl; L. Palm; C. Banks (Carrier Scholarship ProgramWyoming Press Association Wyoming Press Comments: Excellent use of color. This as really informs your readers about the valuable service your paper provides in scholarships, also good at getting kids attention to be carriers.”

1995;
2nd Place; Plus Business Advertising Idea; Jacquelyn Berl; L. Palm; C. Banks (Central Wyoming Pari-mutual Races); Wyoming Press Association

Dec. 4, 1994 -> Jan.15 1995;
Exhibit: Maze of Progression, 150 sketches in pen & ink; Nicolaysen Art Museum, Casper, WY.

March 26, 1994;
Indian Chief, pen and ink rendering; The ARC of Natrona County’s’ First Annual Western Mardi Gras Art Auction; Casper,WY.

1994;
Award of Excellence; Carrier Recruitment; Jacquelyn Berl; L. Palm; C.Banks Newspaper Association of America; Circulation Federation

1994;
Award of Excellence; Creative; Jacquelyn Berl; L. Palm; C. Banks Newspaper Association of America; Circulation Federation

1994;
Award of Excellence; Themed Multi-Dimensional Effort; Jacquelyn Berl; L. Palm; C. Banks Newspaper Association of America; Circulation Federation

1994;
Award of Excellence; Sales Promotion – Carrier Sales; Jacquelyn Berl; L. Palm; C. Banks Newspaper Association of America; Circulation Federation

1994;
Award of Merit; Sales Promotion – Single Copy; Jacquelyn Berl; L. Palm; C. Banks Newspaper Association of America; Circulation Federation

1994;
Award of Merit; Creative; Jacquelyn Berl; L. Palm; C. Banks Newspaper Association of America; Circulation Federation

1994;
Award of Excellence; Carrier Recruitment; Jacquelyn Berl; L. Palm; C. Banks Newspaper Association of America; Circulation Federation

1994;
1st Place; Best New Idea; Jacquelyn Berl; L. Palm; C. Banks (BBQ Newspapers In Education (NIE) promotion); Rocky Mountain Ad Managers

1994;
2nd Place; Best In-House Promotion; Jacquelyn Berl; L. Palm; C. Banks (Tattle Tale Promotion); Rocky Mountain Ad Managers

1994;
1st Place, Sales Promotion – Carrier Sales; Jacquelyn Berl; L. Palm; C. Banks (Fortune Selling/Go For The Throat); 1994 Newspaper Association of America; Circulation Federation– San Francisco

1994;
1st Place, Themed Multidimensional Effort; Jacquelyn Berl; L. Palm; C. Banks (Play Scrambl’r); 1994 Newspaper Association of America; Circulation Federation – San Francisco

1994;
1st Place, Carrier – Recruitment; Jacquelyn Berl; L. Palm; C. Banks (Casper Star-Tribune Carrier Scholarship Program); 1994 Newspaper Association of America; Circulation Federation – San Francisco

1994;
1st Place, Creative; Jacquelyn Berl; L. Palm; C. Banks ($100 Shopping Spree); 1994 Newspaper Association of America; Circulation Federation– San Francisco

1994;
2nd Place, Creative; Jacquelyn Berl; L. Palm; C. Banks 1994 Newspaper Association of America; Circulation Federation – San Francisco

1994;
1st Place, Carrier Recruitment/Retention; Jacquelyn Berl; L. Palm; C. Banks (we swept the entries); MCMA in Oklahoma City

1994;
1st Place, Home Delivery Sales/Retention; Jacquelyn Berl; L. Palm; C. Banks (we swept the entries); MCMA in Oklahoma City

1994;
1st Place, Single Copy Sales; Jacquelyn Berl; L. Palm; C. Banks (we swept the entries); MCMA in Oklahoma City

1994;
1st Place, Plus Business Advertising Idea; Jacquelyn Berl; L. Palm; C. Banks (Super Bowl Campaign); Wyoming Press Association

1994;
2nd Place, Special Award Of Merit; Jacquelyn Berl; L. Palm; C. Banks (The Main Dish rack card); Wyoming Press Association

1993;
1st Place, Best Overall Advertising, Howard Publications; Jacquelyn Berl; L. Palm; C. Banks 1994 Newspaper Association of America; Circulation Federation – San Francisco

1993;
1st Place, Circulation Category; Jacquelyn Berl; L. Palm; C. Banks (International Newspaper Carrier’s Day); Circulation Idea Service

1993;
1st Place; Best New Idea/Theme Division AA; Jacquelyn Berl; L. Palm; C. Banks; Rocky Mountain Ad Managers

1993;
Casper College; Casper, WY. Computer Keyboarding Class; 4.00 GPA; 4.00 Final

March 1990;
Sombrero Surprise, pen and ink pointillism; Expressions 1990 MS  Wyoming Chapter; Art Auction, Casper,WY

1991;
1st Place; House Ad; Jacquelyn Berl (The Last Page); Wyoming Press Association

1990;
2nd Place; Best Black and White Ad; Jacquelyn Berl (De Paul Hospital); Rocky Mountain Ad Managers

1990;
1st Place; Use of Local Picture in Advertising; Jacquelyn Berl (Time Capsule); Wyoming Press Association

1990;
Honorable Mention; Institutional Ad; Jacquelyn Berl with Telemarketing Staff; (Go Pokes); Wyoming Press Association

1989;
First Place; Best Classified Ad; Division AAA; Jacquelyn Berl Rocky Mountain Ad Managers

1988;
Slides in the Wyoming Council on the Arts Job Bank

1987;
“Life” 11 x 17 pen and ink. Printed in the Casper Star-Tribune Arts Edition

1988 – 1995;
Contributions of graphic work and fine arts for several non-profits

☛ 1989; FYI “What are the DANDY’s?”  the following awards 
For more than 25 years the Newspaper Association of America® has recognized outstanding automotive advertising published in newspapers by franchised automobile dealers, dealer associations and automobile manufacturers – and the ad agencies/design firms and newspaper creative departments that create it. A panel of experts from the automotive, advertising and design communities look for work that not only spark the imagination, but also presents creative solutions to marketing opportunities.

1989;
Best of Show – Best Dealer Campaign; Co-Winner with the below Ad; Jacquelyn Berl (Benson Chevrolet; Wednesday Coupon Savings Series); DANDY 1989

1989;
Best of Show – Best Dealer Campaign; Co-Winner with the above Ad; Jacquelyn Berl (Benson Chevrolet; Weekly Used Car Strip); DANDY 1989

1989;
Best Use of Color – Co-Winner with the below Ad; Jacquelyn Berl (Benson Chevrolet; Wednesday Coupon Savings Series); DANDY 1989

1989;
Best Use of Color – Co-Winner with the above Ad; Jacquelyn Berl (Benson Chevrolet; Weekly Used Car Strip); DANDY 1989

1989;
Best Dealer Campaign – Co-Winner with the below Ad; Jacquelyn Berl (Benson Chevrolet; Wednesday Coupon Savings Series); DANDY 1989

1989;
Best Dealer Campaign – Co-Winner with the above Ad; Jacquelyn Berl (Benson Chevrolet; Weekly Used Car Strip); DANDY 1989

1989;
Honorable Mention/Merit Award; Best Dealer Ad; Jacquelyn Berl (Benson Chevrolet; Subaru – 4 Weeks From Now You’ll Be Sorry You Didn’t Read This Ad); DANDY 1989

1989;
Honorable Mention/Merit Award; Best Dealer Campaign; Jacquelyn Berl (Benson Chevrolet; What Can You Get For $5.00 per Day?); DANDY 1989

1989;
1st Place Best Classified Ad; Division “AAA”; Jacquelyn Berl (Benson Chevrolet; We Apologize For Not Running This Ad Sooner); Rocky Mountain Ad Managers

1989;
3rd Place; Best Ad Campaign; Division “AAA”; Jacquelyn Berl (Benson Chevrolet; Wednesday Coupon Savings Series); Rocky Mountain Ad Managers

1987;
1st Place – House Ad; Jacquelyn Berl (They Laughed When I Sat Down At The Piano, So I Sold It); Wyoming Press Association

1987;
Honorable Mention- Special Section; Jacquelyn Berl (Casper Classic cover); Wyoming Press Association

1987;
2nd Place – Best Ad Campaign, circulation over 30,000; Jacquelyn Berl (Woods- The Twelve Days Of Christmas); Rocky Mountain Ad Managers.

1987;
3rd Place – Best Special Section, circulation over 30,000; Jacquelyn Berl (Casper Classic Cover); Rocky Mountain Ad Managers.

1986;
1st Place – Merchandising Ad; Jacquelyn Berl, J Rosenberger (Benson Chevrolet/Woodwards Grand Opening); Wyoming Press Association

☛ February 1979 -> July 1981;
Plains Furniture Co. Casper, Wyoming 82601. Advertising Production, Interior Design Assistant; large presentation boards for residential interior accounts,

☛ November 1978 -> January 1979;
New Dimension Interiors; Casper,Wyoming 82601. Graphic Artist, Perspective Renderings: Interior design, advertising, logos, hand-painted signs.

☛ June 1978 -> November 1978;
Wyoming Stationery; Casper, Wyoming. Contract Designer; perspective renderings, large presentation boards

☛ June 1976;
Associate of Fine Arts Degree in Interior Design. Hawkeye Institute Tech; Waterloo, IA 3.85 G.P.A.
Vice-President of student A.S.I.D.(American Society of Interior Designers)
Student Facilities and Institutional Services Committee Representative at Hawkeye Institute Tech

☛ Personal Strengths:
Energetic, highly motivated, creative, intelligent and have tremendous drive. I am thrilled to share my personal and professional letters of recommendations.

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