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Leslie Weddell
Edina , Minnesota - United States
Acrylics - Portraits & Figures


I am a painter who taught junior high school art for two years, and am painting full time at the moment. I simply try to portray the ironies, emotions, and energy of life through my art, and make some kind of connection with the viewer through my paintings. I paint figuratively mostly, and try to portray my subject matter from angles and perspectives not typically seen.
phone: 612-236-8368
website: fineartamerica.com/profiles/leslie-weddell.html, www.norwex.biz, www.leslieweddell.mybeyondorganic.com
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2011-12-12
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http://www.leslieweddell.norwex.biz

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My Resume
2008-07-29
Leslie Weddell
4316 Parklawn Ave
Edina, Minnesota 55435
(612) 236-8368
weddelle@gmail.com


EDUCATION
• University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa •1975 – 1978
Business Administration
• Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, MN •2000 – 2005
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Illustration
Bachelor of Science, Art Education

QUALIFICATIONS
Management
• 10 years experience as a sales manager - fashion, home and cosmetics division • Responsible for volume performance, business development, inventory and
shortage-control
• Developed and implemented customer service program
• Responsible for visual presentation of merchandise
• Developed and maintained vendor/merchant relationships and rapport
• Responsible for special event planning and execution
• Responsible for hiring, terminating, staff development
• Scheduled, coached and wrote performance reviews of staff
Sales
• Sold window coverings to individuals and businesses
• As an independent representative, sold giftware, baskets, cards and candles
to Raleys, Long Drug Stores, Ben Franklin and independent gift stores in
Northern California and northern Nevada
• As a talent scout, sold training/portfolios to clients upon recommendation by
agencies
• Created and implemented incentive programs to motivate staff and boost sales
Communication
• Created and distributed a monthly newsletter and calendar for clients of Red
River Dance and Performing Company
• Wrote performance recaps, monthly newsletter and special event calendar for
staff as a department store sales manager
• Facilitated educational discussion and production of art with residents of
Pioneer House
• Illustrated outside cover for programs for yearly recital for Red River Dance and Performing Company




Teaching
• Art teacher, Graphic Design I, II, Studio Art, Ramsey Jr. High, St. Paul, MN,
• Student teacher, Basic art, Advanced art, Humboldt Junior High, St. Paul, MN, Aug. – Dec. 2005
• Produced and facilitated lesson plans for an art program at Pioneer House,
Fargo, as a practicum for Art Education
• Assisted art teacher at North High School for one semester with facilitating
lesson plans and coaching students on art projects as a practicum
• Assisted sixth grade art teacher at Moorhead Junior High as a practicum


EXPERIENCE
• Ramsey Junior High, St. Paul, Minnesota •Oct. 2006 – June 07
• Calhoun Beach Club, Minneapolis, Minnesota •Jan. 2000 – Oct. 06
Manager – outdoor pool, bartender
• Moorhead Country Club, Moorhead, Minnesota •Apr. 2000-Apr. 05
Bartender, server
• Red River Dance and Performing Company, Fargo, ND •Sept. 2000 - May 03
Operations Manager
• Blinds Plus of Fargo, Fargo, North Dakota •Jan. 97 - Oct. 2000
Co-owner, Design consultant
• John Robert Powers, Ranch Cordova, California •Feb. 96 - Oct. 96
Talent Scout
• Network Sales Group, Sacramento, California •Jan. 95 - Feb. 96
Independent Sales Representative
• Weinstock’s Department Store, Sacramento, California •June 91 - Jan. 95
Area Sales Manager, cosmetics division
• Foley’s Department Store, Dallas, Texas •May 88 - March 91
Area Sales Manager, fashion division
• Foley’s Department Store, Dallas, Texas •June 85 - May 88
Area Sales Manager, home division


AWARDS
• Ten day, all expense paid trip for two to Southern France, 1998
Largest volume sales out of 88 stores
• Sales Growth Achievement Award, 1994
1st place in company % over last year, cosmetics division


ORGANIZATIONS
• Art Educators of Minnesota
• National Education Association




Eyre-ish Sheep - Acrylic on canvas - 20" x 24" - $$700
Comments

mohamed fuat mohd.noor
2008-07-20 23:05:03
i love the way you look at things around you with brilliant colour and texture.
Jennifer Jigour
2008-06-18 13:42:05
Beautiful Work!
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