Paula J. Bowers was born in Fairfax, Virginia in 1955. She grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. After attending Lake Forest College, she graduated with a BFA in Textile Arts from the University of Michigan in 1977. In the continuing pursuit of artistic studies, she has traveled to more than a dozen countries in Europe and half dozen countries in Central and South America, Africa and Turkey. She currently lives in Grand Rapids, has two daughters and works as the Michigan Territory Manager for Scott Group Studio guiding clients through the design process in selecting fine custom wool rugs for commercial, residential, retail, aircraft, and yacht. Paula's works of art can be found in numerous commercial collections including, Steelcase CDC, The Fetzer Institute, Spectrum Hospital, Farmers/Foremost Insurance, Western Michigan University, Cascade Library, Mid Michigan Medical Center and others nationally. She has been commissioned for many private residential pieces as well.
Paula's ArtPrize Entries
These are Paula's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.