Shirley dombrowski/parish



Art Instructor


Michigan State University, BAE 1969

Wayne State University, MA Painting 1980

Michigan Montessori Certification 1974

Work Study Abroad - London 1975, Paris 1975/78/93, Berlin 1992, 1994. Researched ideas for my work and developed an art appreciation class.


Willis Gallery Director for four years

Exhibition Committee Detroit Artist Market

1986–1994  Exhibition Committee, Detroit Artists Market

2005– 2009       Exhibition Committee, Detroit Artists Market

2007 Coordinator of the Tom Parish/John Hegarty Exhibition at the Detroit Artist Market


Detroit Artist Market Francis Sibley Artists Foundation Scholarship, Representing Wayne State University, M.A.

Birmingham Bloomfield Art Association, Awarded 2nd place by John Walker the American Painter 

Gallery Affiliation–Gruen Galleries, Chicago, Il. 

Progressive Art Gallery, Clawson, Mi.

Frame Arts Galler, Royal Oak, MI


2014 Ellen Kayrod Gallery, Site Fest, Detroit, Mi.

2013 Kayrod Gallery, "Betty Brownlee, Nancy Mitchnick, Shirley Parish",  Detroit, Mi. 

2013 Small Works Whitdel Galery

2012 Group show Whtidel Gallery, Detroit, Mi.

2012 Small Works, Whitdel Gallery, Detroit, Mi.

2011 Small works Whitdel Gallery, Detroi, Mi

2011 Detroit Atheletiic Cllub "Shirley Parish"

2009 Progressive Arts Gallery, “Painters in Michigan” Clawson Michigan

2009 Artworks for Life

2007 Artworks for Life

2007 Gallery 555, Detroit, Mi.

2006 Artwork for Life

2005 MONA Pontiac, Mi

2000 - 2003 Artworks for Life

2002 2+2 Dearborn Art Center

1999 Group Show Marygrove College

1994 8th Annual Celebrate Michigan, PCA, Rochester, Mi.

1994 Sketchbooks, Detroit Artist Market

1993 Focus Gallery, Farmington, Mi.

1992 Introductions ‘92/Invitational Exhibition, Rubiner Gallery, Bloomfield, Mi.

1992 Homage to Mozart, Cork Gallery, N.Y.

1992 Expressive Visions and Exquisite Images Part II, Meadowbrook Art Gallery, Rochester, Mi

1991 Directors Show, Willis Gallery, Detroit, Mi

1991 12 Inches or Less, Detroit Focus Gallery, Detroit

1991 Friends 4 Focus, Birmingham, Mi.

1990 Flowers, Sisson Gallery, Dearborn, Mi

1989 Urbanology, Wayne State University, Community Arts Detroit, Mi.

1987 Detroit Expressionists, Nawara Gallery, Walled Lake Gallery, Walled Lake, Mi

1987 From A to Z, Detroit Artists Market

1986 Other Spaces, Brookfield Office Park, BLoomfield Hills, Mi.

1986 Invitational, Feigenson Gallery, Detroit, Mi

1986 W.S.U. in Michigan - An Alumni Exhibition, Community Arts Gallery, Detroit, Mi.

1986 New Work: Landscapes, Detroit Artists Market

1984 Cross Portrait, Detroit Focus Gallery, Detroit, Mi.

1984 Anti Intervention of South America, Willis Gallery, Detroit, Mi.

1983 Friends 4 Focus, Cantor Linburg Gallery, Birmingham, Mi.

1983 Peter Picks Paintings, Detroit Focus Gallery

1983 Detroit Artists Market Spring Annual, Detroit, Mi.

1982 Guts, Detroit in the 80’s (Travel Exhibition) Herron School of Art, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana

1981 Detroit Summer Months, Park West Gallery Southfield, Mi.

1981 Tom and Shirley Parish Paintings, Willis Gallery Detroit, Mi.

1981 Willis Reviewed, Willis Gallery, Detroit, Mi.

1980 Invitational, Detroit Artists Market

1980 Detroit - Something to Remember Us By, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, Mi.

1980 Works on Paper, Detroit Focus Gallery, Detroit, Mi.

1978 Anything on Paper, Detroit Focus Gallery, Detroit, Mi.

1978/79/80 Wayne State Graduate Exhibition, Detroit, Mi.

1978/79 Detroit Artists Market Spring Annual, Detroit, Mi.

1978 Under 6 Feet, Detroit Focus Gallery, Detroit, Mi.

1977 12 Inches, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, Mi.


1993 Mary Grove College, Detroit, Mi.

1992 Magic Bag Theater, Ferndale, Mi.

`1990 Sisson Gallery, Dearborn, Mi.

1983 Willis Gallery, Detroit, Mi.

1980 Willis Gallery, Detroit, Mi.

1976 Shirley A. Dombrowski, Orchard Mall