Jeanie was a “kid” artist, and has made art throughout her life. She earned undergraduate and masters degrees in Education from Truman University, Missouri. She received a Ph.D in Art Education from the Ohio State University. For many years, Dr. Auseon was an art teacher and fine arts (art and music) curriculum specialist; teaching was her artform. She received several awards during her teaching career. She says she “came home” to her personal art-making when she retired from teaching. Her works have been juried into many exhibits. She was a 2-D Finalist for the Individual Artist Fellowship Grant, Greater Columbus Arts Council. She has 3 commissioned works in the permanent art collection at the Springfield, Ohio Regional Medical Center, a commissioned work in the permanent art collection, Short North Hilton Hotel, Columbus, and a commissioned work in the permanent art collection of the Greater Columbus Convention Center. She has works in private collections throughout the US.
She was asked to create a Christmas ornament for the “Historic Landmarks” White House Christmas Tree. This opportunity was preceded by another project in which she and her family were chosen to create ornaments for the “Trees of Christmas” Exhibit, Smithsonian Museum of American History.
Studies in Residential and Commercial Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Industrial Design, and Surface Design inform her art-making. She volunteers at the Goodwill Art Studio and Gallery, Columbus, Ohio, which serves adults with a wide range of disabilities.