Loren DiBenedetto- Sunlight on Acorns, Oil, 14 x 18 inches

Loren DiBenedetto

Born New Jersey, Loren was classically trained attending, and graduating from, Du Cret School of the Arts, in New Jersey.  She also studied at the National Academy of Fine Arts & Design and the Art Students League (NY), where she trained with David Leffel, Harvey Dinnerstein and Michael Burbon.

Loren resides in North Carolina and is an award winning artist best noted for her bold still life paintings, vivid floral compositions and luscious fruits & vegetables. She has won numerous awards in juried competitions, and has participated in national shows where her work has been highly regarded.

Loren is a member of the Oil Painters of America, the International Guild of Realism and National Acrylic and Oil Painters Society.  Her works are included in many important collections across the United States.

EDUCATION

Certificate in Fine Art – DuCret School of the Arts, Plainfield, NJ

Studied oil painting under David Leffel & figure drawing under Michael Burbon, Art Students League, New York, NY

Studied figure painting under Harvey Dinnerstein, National Academy of Fine Arts & Design, New York, NY

AFFILIATIONS

 Oil Painters of America

International Guild of Realism

NOAPS

ACHIEVEMENTS:

Award if Excellence in NOAPS Fall of 2017 on-line International Exhibit

NOAPS 2016 Best of America Merit Award

Southwest Art Magazine 2016 Artist Excellence Competition Top 100 runner up

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International Guild of Realism 10thAnnual Juried Exhibition 2015

Oil Painters of America  2015 National Juried Exhibition

NOAPS on-line International Fall Exhibition “Award of Excellence” 2014

NOAPS “Best of America” Juried Exhibition 2014

Oil Painters of America 2014 Eastern Regional Exhibit 2014

“American Still Lifes” R. W. Norton Gallery, Shreveport, La 2014

International Guild of Realism 8thAnnual Juried Exhibition 2014

Art Renewal Center “Arc Salon 2012-2013 Finalist “Animal Category”

NOAPS on-line Open International Exhibition 2013

“The Artist’s Magazine 29th Annual Art Competition” 2012

Finalist Salon International 2012 Juried Exhibition- Greenhouse Art Gallery, San Antonio, TX

Oil Painters of America- Eastern Regional Juried Competition 2011

“The Artist’s Magazine 28th Annual Art Competition” 2011 Finalist

“The Artist’s Magazine 27th Annual Art Competition” 2010 Finalist

“Carolina’s Got Art” Salon Competition 2010- Elder Art Gallery, Charlotte, NC

Charlotte Art League – “Fall Into Art”, Charlotte, NC – 5/2006 1st Place

Charlotte Art League – “Fall Into Art”, Charlotte, NC – 11/2003 1st Place

“Artoberfest” – Mooresville, NC – 10/2003 1st Place

“Jubilee Harvest of the Arts” – Rock Hill, SC – 10/2003Merit Award

Schiele Museum – “A Natural View”, Gastonia, NC – 5/2003Honorable Mention

“Artoberfest” – Mooresville, NC – 10/2002 Honorable Mention

Charlotte Art League – “Spring Into Art”, Charlotte, NC – 5/2002 3rd Place

Mooresville Artists Guild – Mooresville, NC – 4/2002 1st Place

Schiele Museum – “A Natural View”, Gastonia, NC – 5/2001Honorable Mention

Charlotte Art League – “Spring Into Art”, Charlotte, NC – 5/2001 Honorable Mention

“Artoberfest”- Mooresville, NC – 10/1999 2nd Place

Charlotte Art League – “Spring Into Art”, Charlotte, NC – 5/1999Merit Award

Charlotte Art League – “Spring Into Art”, Charlotte, NC – 5/1998 2nd Place

Charlotte Art League – “Fall Into Art”, Charlotte, NC – 11/1997 2nd Place

Shelby Art League – Shelby, NC – 5/1995 2nd Place

“Metuchen Art Festival” – Metuchen, NJ – 5/19891stPlace 

PUBLICATIONS

Charlotte Living Magazine feature article winter issue 2015/2016

Southwest Art, “artists to watch” August 2015

American Art Collector Magazine, February 2013

American Art Collector Magazine, September 2011

“100 Southern Artists”, Schiffer Publishing, release date September 2012

SHOWS

Group Show, Tree’s Place, Orleans, MA 2017

The Art Cellar, Banner Elk NC Two person show 2015

American Still Lifes R W Norton Art Gallery, Shreveport, LA 2014

Solo Show Hughes Gallery, Boca Grande, FL-2014

Solo Show, Vision Gallery, Atlantic Beach, NC – 2013

Solo Show Hughes Gallery, Boca Grande, FL-2013

Contemporary Still Life Invitational Exhibit, Spartanburg Art Museum, SC- 2012

Group show, The Art Cellar, Banner Elk, NC- 2012

Solo Show, Hughes Gallery, Boca Grande, FL – 2011

Solo Show, The Art Cellar, Banner Elk, NC – 2010

Solo Show, Hughes Gallery, Boca Grande, FL – 2010

Solo Show, The Art Cellar, Banner Elk, NC – 2008

Solo Show, Red Sky Art Gallery, Charlotte, NC 2008

Solo Show, Carteret Contemporary Art, Morehead City, NC – 2007

Solo Show, Merrill Jennings Gallery, Davidson NC – 2007

Group Show, Red Sky Gallery, Charlotte, NC – 2007

Solo Show, Solo Art Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC – 2005

2 Person Show, Carteret Contemporary Art Gallery, Morehead City, NC – 2005

Solo Show, Solo Art Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC – 2004

Solo Show, Merrill-Jennings Gallery, Davidson, NC – 2004

Group Show, Merrill-Jennings Gallery, Davidson, NC – 2002

2 Person Show, Charlotte Art League, Charlotte, NC – 2000

Solo Show, Mooresville Art Depot, Mooresville, NC – 1999 A

Group Show, Tree’s Place, Orleans, MA 2017