B.F.A. Eastern Michigan University, 1973, Ypsilanti, MI

M.F.A. Eastern Michigan University, 1976, Ypsilanti, Mi
Post-degree work: Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 1986-87, University of the Arts Philadelphia, PA ,1987-89

Private Collections:
Michigan, Maryland, Texas, California, Alaska, New York, New Jersey, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Israel, Canada, Germany



Cary Gallery, Omens and Obstacles current encaustics by Paula Zaks, October 2010, Rochester,MI

2003 Michigan Water Color Society 57th Annual Exhibition

1996 53rd Annual Watercolor Exhibition, The Scarab Club

1995 17th Annual Michigan Artist Competition, Juror’s Recognition Award

1995 52nd Annual Watercolor Exhibition, The Scarab Club Third Place Award

1995 Michigan Watercolor Society 49th Annual Exhibition, Miller Art Supply Award

1995 Detroit Society of Women Painters & Sculptors, Merit Award

1994 51st Annual Scarab Club Exhibition, First Pace Award

1986 18th Washington & Jefferson Painting Show, Grumbacher Inc., Gold Metal Award

1982 Michigan Water Color Society 36th Annual Exhibition, Grumbacher Silver Medallion Award

1981 Michigan Water Color Society 35th Annual Exhibition, Purchase Prize

1978 Michigan Water Color Society 32nd Annual Exhibition, Honorable Mention

1976 Michigan Water Color Society 30th Annual Exhibition, 1st Place Award