Support the Paul Zelanski Award of Excellence Fund!

Paul Zelanski was a professor of art at the University of Connecticut from 1962 until his retirement in 1995. He taught the first color theory class, the first graphic design class, and the first computer course for art students. He started the Fine Arts computer graphics program in the early 1980s, and was responsible for establishing the computer lab within the art department. Paul co-authored four college art textbooks: The Art of Seeing, Shaping Space, Design Principles and Problems, and Color, all of which were published in multiple editions and many languages, and are still in use around the globe.

Since he was a boy, Paul knew he wanted to be an artist and college professor, and was always thankful for the opportunity he had to live his entire life - professionally, personally and in retirement - in exactly the manner he chose.

The Paul Zelanski Award for Excellence Fund in Fine Arts supports need- and merit-based awards for deserving art students. This endowed fund will benefit students well into the future so they are encouraged to follow their passion in the arts.


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Supported by 10 Donations:

  • Noemi Z.
    Noemi Z. '89
    Thank you all who contributed through 85 Wishes to help us reach our goal! Dad would be so pleased. Much love. The Zelanski & Kearns families
  • Monica  B.
    In honor of Paul and Anette, our first friends and neighbors in Willington, and Ruth and Ron, two of my first and favorite students of art at UConn.
  • Richard T.
    I Gave $150
    Paul was a wonderful friend and colleague.
  • Barbara H.
    We enjoy Paul's art everyday-what a pleasure!
  • April K.
    To Annie, John, Noemi and Ruthie: This is a great idea! XOXOXO. Kurt, April and Keira
  • Nicole L.
  • Carolann H.
    I Gave $50
  • Colleen P.
  • Noemi Z.
    Noemi Z. '89
    I Gave $1,000
    To honor all that you have accomplished in your lifeā€”as a teacher, husband, father and friend. Love, Annette, John, Noemi and Ruth Zelanski
  • Robin G.