Monday, December 31, 2012

The Best of 2012: Maine Artist: Pauline Davis Lorfano

Pauline Davis Lorfano is a nationally recognized artist whose work is exhibited in galleries throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area and along the east coast. When not painting her own or commissioned work, she gives workshops and classes, juries art exhibits, and fulfills requests to serve on the boards of local area art organizations. Pauline is extremely active in the local arts community, and continues to be instrumental in fostering community interest in the arts.

BS in Art Education, University of Maine, Orono, ME
Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
University of New England (formerly Westbrook College), Portland, ME
Numerous art workshops with nationally known artists

Employment :
Elementary school, art teacher in Gloucester, MA and Vienna, VA. 9 years.
Art Teacher, George Mason University, Continuing Education Program, 4 years.
Possibilities of Design, 4 years.
Self-employed artist working out of her studio in Vienna, VA. Her versatility in subject matter is evident; she works on commissions for historical scenes, landscapes, marine scenes, florals and still life paintings. She enjoys working in watercolor, oil, acrylic, gouache, charcoal and pencil, and paints nearly every day now that her four children are grown.

Professional :
AffiliationsSignature Member, Virginia Watercolor Society (Co-President, 2004)
Signature Member, International Society of Marine Painters
Signature Member, National League of American Pen Women (National Art Board Chairman)
Signature Member, Baltimore Watercolor Society and Washington Water Color Association and
Potomac Valley Watercolorists (past President).
Vienna Arts Society (past President, three terms)
Arlington Art Alliance
McLean Art Club
Strathmore Hall
Loudoun Sketch Club
Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington,DC
International Society of Marine Painters
American Society of Marine Artists

Awards :
Honorary degree in Fine Art  from the MaineCollege of Art, 2000.
Historic Preservation Award from Historic Vienna, Incorporated, for her illustrations in "Visiting Historic Vienna, A Child’s Book to Color" and numerous drawings and illustrations for the Town of Vienna.
Received two Grumbacher gold medals.
Numerous Awards- Best in Show to Honorable Mention.
Listed in Who’s Who in American Women
Listed in Who’s Who in American Art

Solo Shows :
Charles Sumner School Museum, Washington, D.C.
National Wildlife Federation, Reston, VA
American Horticultural Center, Mt. Vernon,VA
Lawrence Gallery, Alexandria, VA
Atrium Gallery, Fairfax, VA
Fisher Gallery at Schlesinger Arts Center, Alexandria, VA
U.S. Geological Center, Reston, VA
University Club, Washington, D.C.

Exhibitions :
Currently has two paintings in the American Society of Marine Artists, East Region, “Blue Water, Still Water” exhibit traveling to three US museums.
Biggs Museum, Dover, DE
Washington County Fine Art Museum in Hagerstown, MD
Naval Museum, Buffalo, NY
Center for the Arts, Glen Allen, VA
Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA
Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, MD
Havre de Grace Museum, Havre de Grace, MD
Noyes Museum, Oceanville, N.J
Strathmore Hall, Bethesda, MD
Lawrence Gallery, Camden, Maine
Bayview Gallery, Camden, Maine;
Spartenburg Museum, Spartanberg, SC
University Club, Washington, DC
Arts Club, Washington, DC
Sumner School Museum, Washington, DC
Ventura Maritime Museum, Oxnard, CA
Longboat Art Center, Longboat Key, FL
Ratner Museum, Bethesda, MD
Arlington ARTFEST, Arlington, VA
Arlington Art Alliance Arlington, VA,
Curves, Falls Church, VA
Arlington Art Gallery, Arlington, VA
Vienna Arts Center, Vienna, VA

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