Julie Beck-The Salt, the Sugar, and Flour, Oil, 18 x 18 inches

Julie Beck

JULIE BECK

Julie Beck was born and raised in Western Upstate New York. From 1998 to 2002, she attended Roger Williams University in Rhode Island where she graduated valedictorian with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. From 2002 to 2011, she worked primarily as a freelance designer but continued to draw and paint as a self-taught artist. In 2011, a move to Massachusetts introduced her to the Academy of Realist Art, Boston which catapulted her abilities to a new level. Since then, Julie has become both an instructor at, as well as the Assistant Director of ARA Boston.

Julie is currently working out of her personal studio at ARA Boston, where she is developing a body of work that explores the concepts of nostalgia, relationships, and identity. She has a wide range of painting subjects including still life paintings and animal/figurative works. Her work can be found in private collections throughout the US and internationally. Her most recent show “Our Hands are Full of Color” was displayed at the University of Maine Museum of Art in the summer of 2019.

Education

Academy of Realist Art Boston, 2011-2016
Roger Williams University, Bachelors Degree, Mathematics, 2002

Recent Shows

2020 Bold Women of Still Life, Bowersock Gallery, Provincetown, MA
2020 Allied Artists of America, 107th Annual Exhibition
2020 Focus on Figures, North River Arts Society, MA
2019 “Our Hands Are Full of Color” solo show, University of Maine Museum of Art, ME
2019 Richeson Still Life and Floral, (online)
2019 Philadelphia Fine Art Fair, Philadelphia, PA
2019 Susan Powell Fine Art, Still Life Invitational, Madison, CT
2019 Fellows Fanfare, Saint Botolph Club, Boston, MA
2018 Richeson Animals, Birds and Wildlife 2018
2018 Annual Non-Members Juried Show, Guild of Boston Artists, Boston, MA
2018 Art Renewal Center Annual Salon, Salmagundi Club (NYC), Sothebys (Los Angeles), MEAM (Barcelona)
2018 Bowersock Gallery, Julie Beck, Noriko Fox and friends
2018 Susan Powell Fine Art, Still Life Invitational, Madison, CT
2017 Bowersock Gallery, Julie Beck and Debbie Kinson, Provincetown, MA
2017 Eleventh Street Arts, Still Life Competition Show, New York City, NY
2017 Susan Powell Fine Art, Still Life Invitational, Madison, CT
2016 Women Painting Women, RJD Gallery, NY
2016 Annual Non-Members Juried Show, Guild of Boston Artists, Boston, MA
2016 Academic Artists Association 66th Annual National Exhibition of Traditional Realism
2016 Best in Show, Richeson Still Life and Floral
2016 “The Contemporary Figure in Painting” Matrix Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
2016 Richeson Small Works Gallery Show, Kimberly, WI

Teaching

2013 – Current, Academy of Realist Art Boston

Awards

2020 Bronze Medal, Annual Non-Members Juried Show, Guild of Boston Artists
2020 Gary T. Erbe Award, Allied Artist Organization 107th Exhibition
2020 3rd Place Still Life Category 37th Artist Magazine Annual Art Competition
2020 Portrait/Figure Honorable Mention 37th Artist Magazine Annual Art Competition
2020 Best in Show, Focus on Figures, North River Arts Society, MA
2019 Educator Scholarship to attend Figurative Art Conference and Expo
2019 Best in Show, Richeson Still Life and Floral
2019-2021 Fellowship at Saint Botolph Club, Boston, MA
2018 Silver Medal Guild of Boston, Annual Non-Members Juried Show, Guild of Boston Artists
2017 First place Savvy Painter Competition
2017 Third Place, Grand Central Academy Still life Competition
2016 Best in Show, Richeson Still life and Florals
2016 Honorable Mention, Art Renewal Salon Still Life Category
2016 Gold Medal, Guild of Boston Artists Annual Non Members show
2015 December BoldBrush Competition Top 15%
2015 Center for Academic and Naturalistic Studies Plein Air Award
2015 February BoldBrush Competition Top 15%
2014 The Artist’s Magazine, Annual Competition Finalist
2014 April BoldBrush Competition Top 15% (2 paintings qualified)
2013 Gold Medal, Annual Non-Members Juried Show, Guild of Boston Artists

Organizations

Fellow at the Saint Botolph Club, Boston, MA

Galleries

Susan Powell Gallery, Madison, CT
Bowersock Gallery, Provincetown, MA

 

 

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