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Benice Horowitz


Personal Statement

When I paint I try to get in touch with my inner emotions.   The painting is resolved when it reflects my feelings successfully.   The scene before me is the vehicle I use for  inspiration to express my emotions whatever they are, sometimes joyful or serene and sometimes sad or angry.   I enjoy the process, gestural brushstroke, use of color and calligraphic marks.


Biography

MEDIA Acrylic, Collage and Mixed Media.

EDUCATION Silvermine School of Art, New Canaan, Ct.; Bill Ainsley School of Art, Johannesburg, S.A. Private Instruction G. Mackanic, Sydney Goldblatt, D. Fleishman.

Workshops, Connecticut, Alaska, Utah, New Mexico, California.

PRIZES;

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN ARTISTS;  DDWU & Elsie Ject-key Memorial Award for Water Medium;N.A.W.A. Medal of Honor and Dorothy Tabak Memorial Award;

FABER BIRREN NATIONAL COLOR COMPETITION Fred Kraus Memorial Award;

IONA COLLEGE;  Second Award; Third Award

CT. ART ANNUAL One of Four Winners.

NEW CANAAN SOCIETY FOR THE ARTS; Pierce Archer Prize for Best in Show;
First Award for Painting twice, 2nd Award for Painting twice

GREENWICH ART ASSOCIATION; Greenwich Art Association Award, Hyatt Regency Greenwich Award; Judges Choice Award,Theresa Langhorne Duble Award; Fred Kraus Memorial Award; Gateway Bank Award; UST Award;

NEW ROCHELLE ART ASSOC;  First Place for Painting; Windsor and Newton Award; Third Prize for Water Media; Second Award for Water Media.

FAIRFIELD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AT FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY; Special Award for Painting; Best Painting in Acrylics; Best of Oil and Acrylics (two times)

FERGUSON LIBRARY STAMFORD;  Second Prize for Drawing; First Award (four times);

MAMARONECK ARTISTS GUILD; Second Award (twice);

STAMFORD ART ASSOCIATION; 28 Awards - Best in Show (four times); First Award (ten times), Second Award (nine times); Third Award (four times); Honorable Mention.

ART SOCIETY OF OLD GREENWICH, Honorable Mention

PINK TENT FESTIVAL, STAMFORD; Best of Acrylics (twice);

SILVERMINE SCHOOL OF ART Honorable Mention for Painting.

JURIED COMPETITION ACCEPTANCES;

Audibon Artists, NY; Art of the North East; Connecticut Art Competition; Westbeth Gallery, NY; Discovery Museum, Bridgeprt, Ct; Mettatuck Museum, Waterbury, Ct;, New Haven Paint and Clay Club; Art Society of Old Greenwich; Silvermine Guild, New Canaan Society for the Arts; Mayor's Parlor, Stamford. Ct; Ridgefield Guild of Art; Greenwich Art Society; New Rochelle Art Association; Fairfield University, Faber Birren International Color Show, Ferguson Library, Stamford. Ct. Iona College, New Rochelle.

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO PAINTER BY INVITATION;

New York Arts and Dance Innovations, Brooklyn, NY; Polish Consulate, NY; Curtis Gallery, New Canaan, Ct.;

GROUP EXHIBITIONS BY INVITATION; Broome street gallery, NY; Stamford Ballet Center; Office of  The Speaker of the House, Capital Building, Hartford. Ct; Our World Gallery, Stamford. Ct.; New Canaan Carriage Barn, Ct.; Stamford Museum and Nature Center One of Four Winners Show; ArtPlace,Southport Railroad Station Gallery, Ct;  Jewish Community Center; Stamford Arboretum; Mayor's Gallery, Stamford; Dyangi Art Gallery, Greenwich, Ct; Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS;

 Mamaroneck Artists Guild Gallery, Silvermine Guild Gallery, Stamford Arboretum, Ct.;

NEW YORK CITY; Broome Street Gallery, Noho Gallery, Soho and Chelsea; Pleiades Gallery, Chelsea; Cornell Medical Library; Lever House; Cork Gallery; Avery Fisher Hall; Dag Hamerskjold Tower Lobby; Kohn Pedersen Fox Gallery; Pace University Schimmel Center for the Arts;

CURATED EXHIBITIONS;

HBO Entertainment Inc.; Cornell Medical Associates W 72nd Street; Cornell Medical Associates E 80th St.,

MEMBERSHIP BY JURY;

National Assoc. of Women Artists, New York Society of Women Artists; Silvermine Guild of Artists; Mamaroneck Artists Guild.

MEMBER;

Stamford Art Assoc.; Greenwich Art Ass.; New Canaan Society for the Arts.

APPOINTMENTS;  Past President New York Society of Women Artists, Executive President New York Society of Women Artists, Past Vice President Stamford Art Association, Past Art and Exhibitions Chairperson, Ferguson Library, Stamford. Ct.

COLLECTIONS;

Creditanstalt Bankverein, NY; Barbenco USA, Inc., Ct; Accutronics Johannesburg, S.Africa; 

PRIVATE;   New York City, New York State, Connecticut, Europe, Australia and South Africa.

PUBLICATIONS;

Manhattan Arts Magazine, Stamford Lifestyles, Spotlight Magazine, Inside Fairfield County, Art News, Who's Who of Professional and Business Women (9th Edition, 2003).

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