Fred Schollmeyer has been painting professionally since 1989. He holds a degree in Art Education from Lincoln University in Jefferson City and has studied art at the University of Missouri in Columbia. He recently retired from teaching Elementary and Middle School art after thirty years. Fred has received numerous awards including “Best of Show,” People’s Choice Awards,” and “Purchase Awards”. His work has been featured in the “Top 50” juried exhibition at the Missouri State Fair. Airbrush Action magazine published his work in its April 1997 issue. In 2004 he became a “Signature Member’ of the Missouri Watercolor Society. From 2008 through 2012 his work has been featured in the prestigious Watercolor USA Exhibit in Springfield, Missouri. In 2008 he became a member of the Watercolor Honor Society. In 2012 his painting “Survivors” was featured in the National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Best of America Exhibit in Bolivar, Missouri. His work is included in collections throughout the USA and Europe.