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Jean Detjen ||BIO|| Work history in the arts

Jean Detjen Executive Director & Co-Founder

Northeast Wisconsin Arts Association (NEWAA) @NEWisArts Jean's

Vision Statement: To support, promote and elevate artists

across diverse media and backgrounds by creating engaging,

dynamic and meaningful opportunities for expression, visibility,

and collaboration. In doing so, artists and their work are uplifted,

a light shines on the broader arts community, and quality of life

is improved for all via memorable experiences of real human

connection through art.

Jean holds a BA in American Studies from the University of

Notre Dame (USA & London, UK) with an emphasis in Fine Arts,

Journalism/Communications, and Social Sciences.

Her wide-ranging skills span Arts & Culture Promotion,

Marketing & Communications, Public Relations, Social Media,

Event Planning, Art Exhibition Curation, Arts Advocacy, Modeling,

Acting, On-Air Talent, Freelance Writing, and Poetry.

Jean's work experience in the arts includes Founding and Directing the Fox Cities' Take Me to the River traveling pop-up art gallery; working as an International Artist Representative and Fine Art Curator; serving as Vice President of Arts, Culture & Music for Launch Wisconsin; writing and producing the Artful Living column for Scene Newspaper (feature projects: Foxy Finds, Wisconsin Brewing Company Live Music Series); wearing many hats as a 'First Miler' core team member with Mile of Music where she especially enjoyed serving on the Artist Recruitment Team (ART). Jean also serves as a Placemaking Team Member with Creative Appleton Downtown, Inc. in her hometown.

Arts Honors: Art at the Park 2017 Juror; 2014 Wisconsin Area Music Industry (WAMI) Annual Award Ceremony Presenter; 2012 Volunteer of the Year at The Trout Museum of Art; Women Magazine December 2016 Cover:

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[Photo by Che Correa Photography]