Isabel C. Shamitz

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 I   CAPTURE TRANSITIONAL MOMENTS IN TIME, IN BOTH POSED AND IMPROMPTU  SCENES FROM EVERYDAY
            life, and reflective images within urban landscapes. My style is one of realism, heavily influenced by the themes and colors of impressionism, and by such influential artists as Mary Cassatt, Edward Hopper and Norman Rockwell, my favorite visual mentors.

 B.A. in Fine Arts, University of Maryland
Corcoran Gallery of Fine Arts, Washington D.C.
Post Graduate work, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Certification in Design from Art Institute of Boston
Studied at Boston Artists Guild Atelier
Weymouth & Quincy Art Associations
Gallery member of South Shore Art Center,
   Cohasset, MA
•  Massachusetts Bay Community College
 Lowell Street Gallery, Cambridge Art Assoc.
•  South Shore Art Center Festival ‘99, ‘00
 Milton Fine Arts Museum, ‘99
SSAC Exhibiting Members’ Show ’00, ‘07
 Depot Square Gallery, Lexington, ‘01
  SSAC Landmark Bldg. Exhibition, Oct. ’00
  Artist-of-the-Month, Tuft Library, Weymouth, Jan., 02
•  Staircase Gallery, Hingham, ’02, ‘07
•  BostonArt Magazine, Boston, MA, ‘03
Commonwealth Museum, March - May ‘04
•  Thomas Crane Library, Quincy, ‘06
•  Dickinson Gallery, Weymouth, ’07, ‘08
•  J. Todd Galleries, Wellesley, MA, ’09
•  Dillon Gallery, SSAC, ‘10
 Archer-West Gallery, Quincy, MA ’11-‘12
•  Tufts Insurance, Watertown, MA, ‘15
•  Tufts Library, Weymouth, MA “15. ‘16
•  Quincy C of C, Quincy, MA, ’15, ‘16

Y GOAL AS AN ARTIST IS TO DEFINE AND MAINTAIN AN AESTHETIC VIEWPOINT AND THROUGH the process of honing my technical skills within my choice of medium, to achieve excellence of expression. In my work, I draw on my empathy and life experience to communicate with my viewers. While I respect the jagged cutting edge and controversy of Contemporary art and often find it to be exciting, my purpose is different and somewhat softer: to provide a series of images, which evoke shared experiences and memories. I believe that most
people want to be inspired, rather than shocked. Basically, unlike a good martini, they want to be stirred, but not shaken.

Exhibitions:

Although I currently paint in oils, I have also worked in pastels, oil pastels, charcoal, pen and ink and pencil.

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Awards:

•   Recipient of Beatrice Wood Award “Best of Show” – Needham Art-on-the-Common, 1994

•   Third Place – Oils & Acrylics; SSAC Spring Festival Exhibit, 2001

•   Second Place – Professional Division, Winter Exhibit, Weymouth Art Association, Dec. 2001, 2007, ArtsFest (Merrymount), ‘14

•   Best of Show – Spring Exhibit, Tufts Library, Weymouth Art Association, April 2002

•   First Place – Oils Division, Needham Art-on-the-Common, 1994, 1996; Award of Excellence –
    Oils & Acrylics; SSAC Spring Festival Exhibit, 2000; Quincy Art Association, Thomas Crane Library, Quincy Art Association,           April 2002, 2005; ArtsFest (Merrymount), ’13, Weymouth Spring Show, 2016

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Permanent Installations:

Up-scaled Giclee of painting of the Herring Run at Herring Run Park – Jackson Square, Weymouth, MA , 2010