Juliette Chayet Cole now a United Stated citizen was born in Mexico City to Russian Lithuanian parents. Her interest in art began at an early age as she was exposed to the rich culture of Mexico City and received training in arts and crafts from many famous local artisans. She graduated from the Universidad Femenina de Mexico with a degree in Arts and Interior Design.
In 1954, she moved with her family to the United Stated where she met her husband. They lived in California where she had three children returning to her art studies at Norman Greenwald's School of Art in Beverly Hills where she excelled in Oil Painting.
In 1990, Juliette returned to her studies at Moorpark Community College where she studied watercolor, oils/acrylics painting, drawing, color and design, and printmaking. In 1995 se was honored by Liquitex Corporation as the only award winner from Southern California in the International competition "Excellence in Art Student Grant Program".
Juliette's work has been accepted into juried shows sponsored by Buenaventura Art Association, the Thousand Oaks Art Guild, the Arts council of the Conejo, and the Westlake Village Art Guild and have won numerous awards.
In 2003 Juliette was appointed as an Arts Commission for the City of Thousand Oaks and continued through 2010. In 2012 she was elected Board of the Friends of the Theater at the Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks, and at the same time accepted the position of Hospitality Chair for the Arts Council of the Conejo Valley.
Juliette teaches watercolor drawing and printmaking at the Teen Center of the Conejo Valley in Thousand Oaks one day a week, two days a week at Hillcrest Center for the Arts.
What Art Means to Me:
Art has always been a way of expressing my love of life, the colors that surround my world. I have been privileged to be able to share what I have been taught expressing by teaching and practicing my art.