University of Vermont

Community Development and Applied Economics at the University of Vermont

Community Development and Applied Economics

Jane Petrillo

jane petrillo

Jane Petrillo Associate Professor

  • MFA 1986 Virginia Commonwealth University
  • BFA 1980 Boston University
Areas of Expertise:

visual communication

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Contact Information
Office: 004B Morrill Hall
Phone: 802.656.0646

Jane Petrillo is an accomplished artist who joined the Community Development and Applied Economics Department in 1990. She has exhibited her work in pastels at many regional, national, and international exhibitions. She also works in digital media and print publications. Jane Petrillo is affilliated with the Vermont Design Institute and works on projects related to design for community integration (informational brochures about local nutritional options for incoming refugees), community planning (analysis of a visual guide for rural town planning), and design education (online workbook for design strategies).

Courses Taught

CDAE 014: Visual Communication Studio
CDAE 015: Visual Communication
CDAE 016: Digital Illustration
CDAE 195: Publication Design
CDAE 231: Applied Computer Graphics

Juried Competitions/ Exhibitions

  • Northwest Pastel Society, 19th International Open Exhibit 2005, Kirsten Gallery, Seattle, WA July 2005
  • 11th International Open Juried Exhibition, Southeastern Pastel Society, Georgia, Sept 2004
  • Missouri State University Tenth Annual International, Warrensburg, MO January 1995
  • South Cobb Arts Alliance, 21st National Juried Art Exhibition, Georgia, Sept. 2008
  • The Blanche Ames National Juried Art Exhibition 2006, North Easton, MA, Sept. 2006
  • Barnsite Gallery, Barns and Farms, Kewaunee, WI, June 2005
  • New Visions Gallery, Culture and Agriculture, WI, May 2004
  • Austin Peay State University, Tennessee, April-May 1999
  • Muscarelle Museum, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, March-April 1996
  • Shelburne Farms Museum, Envisioned in a Pastoral Setting, Shelburne, VT, September 1994, 1995, 1998
  • Small Computers in the Arts, Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA, October 1992
  • The Daily Planet/Womens Rape Crisis Center, Burlington, VT April 1997
  • Basin Harbor Resort, Summer 1996
  • Furchgott & Sourdiffe Gallery, Shelburne, VT June 1996
  • Shelburne Museum, Pleissner Gallery, Shelburne, VT May 1996
  • Stratton Arts Festival, Stratton Mt., VT September 1995
  • Arts Alive, The Lodge and Metropolitan Art Gallery, Burlington, VT June 1994
  • Chaffee Gallery, Rutland, VT September 1993


2005 Artists Series Calendar; Marshfield Clinic, WI

Honors and Awards

  • 2000-2002 Artist Registry; Vermont Design Institute Group/li>
  • 2001 New England Museum Association Publications Design Award 3rd Place
  • 1999, 2000 Joseph Corrigan Teaching Award Nominee
  • May 1996 Artist-in-Residence; Shelburne Museum Lilac Days Festival
  • July 1996 Artist-in-Residence; Basin Harbor Club
  • 1992, 2004 Juried Attendence; Vermont Artists Week, The Studio School, Johnson, VT

Professional Societies

  • International Communication Association
  • National Communication Association
  • Eastern Communication Association
  • Juried member: Degas Pastel Society 2005- present
  • Juried member: Chaffee Art Center, Artist member 2000-2006
  • Member: FATE- Foundations in Art Education 1995-2006
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