Women of Excellence

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Loretta M. Menendian

Title: Art Teacher
Industry: Education
Type of Organization: College
Major Product/Service: Higher education
Expertise: Ms. Menendian has over 50 years experience and has been with the current College for 12 years. She teaches art in all mediums, especially colored pencil and does 2 art shows per year showcasing her students, as well as her own work. Her paintings are displayed at numerous local venues and galleries.
Geographic Area of Distribution: Niceville, Florida
University/Degree: A.A.S., Multimedia Technology, Northwest Florida State College, 2000
Hobbies/Sports: Travel
Work History: Previously, Ms. Menendian worked in the animation field, illustrating three children's books. She designed characters and was responsible for backgrounds and storyboards. Ms. Menendian also owned a T-shirt company, Lobrus Grafix, where she designed Christian T-shirts. She has also worked with interior designers.
Honors & Awards: 3 First Prizes, Three 2nd prizes, 3rd prize, Art and Design Society, Fort Walton Beach; One Woman Art Show, Full Circle Gallery, Fort Walton Beach
Published Works: Illustrated 3 books written by Dale Willett, "White Cloud and his Magic Lasso", "White Cloud and the Rainbow Girls", "The Golden Eagle and the Snow Shoe Hare"' 1 book illustration pending, "White Cloud and the Challenge"
Career Accomplishments: Ms. Menendian's original canvas paintings are displayed at Furniture Resources in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Her works are displayed at the Trophy Center, also of Fort Worth. She has designs on coffee mugs, trivets, coasters and mouse pads. Ms. Menendian was selected to be a sketch artist on one of the episodes of The Dead Files, which will be shown February, 2017. Her works can currently be viewed at Northwest Florida State College.