SEASONS: Paintings by Renée Emanuel & Bill Teitsworth

Opening Reception: Friday, May 24, 7:00 to 9:00PM
Saturdays and Sundays, May 25 to June 9,
1:00 to 5:00 PM

“Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.”
― Yoko Ono

There’s something reassuring about the passage of the seasons. Despite everything going on in the world, nature has its own rhythm. As artists, we work according to this framework, expanding and contracting our world, responding to the length of daylight in our days and to temperatures that brings us literally close to the fire. In the springtime, we look for new life, salamanders and fish in the pond and perennials resurrecting the garden. We work from photographs of the landscape and venture outside as the weather permits. Summer brings us to Maine and opportunities for painting outdoors abound. The interiors so different from those here at home invite fresh perspectives. Fall brings us home again and the last few chances to paint outdoors. Images are stored up like acorns to pass the coming winter. Cold weather brings stretches of painting in the studio by the wood fire. Figure drawing adds a richness that contrasts with the cold landscape outside. The passing of the seasons offers us a banquet of possibilities and we’ve chosen paintings that have expressed that for us. We hope you enjoy the show!



Renée Emanuel

Renée Emanuel, a native of Northeast Pennsylvania, graduated from Marywood University with an MFA in Painting. She creates colorful paintings in acrylic, watercolor and casein that celebrate her strong connection to the land and the still life objects that for her evoke an interior landscape.

Renée Emanuel
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She has been recognized as an award winner in the publication, The Best of America, Watercolor Artists and Artisans. She is a signature member of the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic and the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society. Her work was also selected for the books Watercolor Expressions and The Best of Acrylic Painting. Renee’s paintings were the focus of an article, “Cherished Objects” in Country Living magazine. Her work was represented in the “Small Works, North America” exhibition in Fairfield, Connecticut and selected for the exhibitions “Art of the Land” and “Flocks and Feathers” at the Everhart Museum in Scranton PA. In 2016, Misericordia University featured a solo exhibition of her still life paintings at the Friedman Gallery. She’s is the two time winner of the Marian de Sola Mendez Award and three time winner of the Richardson- Shiva award for Casein and a past member of the jury of selection for the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic.

Renée Emanuel
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Until 2016, she was a director at ArWorks Gallery and Studio with her husband and fellow artist Bill Teitsworth. Together with Bill, her director Gloria Lance and coordinator Nicole Rogai, they enjoyed developing the space, the educational programs and the exhibition schedule. The greatest pleasure during that time was spent working directly with their students and with each other.

Eleanor Shelton
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Currently, a full-time artist, she teaches classes in drawing, watercolor and acrylics throughout the year at her studio in Moscow, Pennsylvania. During the summer, she teaches plein-air workshops with her husband Bill Teitsworth at their studio in Owls Head, Maine.

Renée Emanuel
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Bill Teitsworth

Bill Teitsworth
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Bill has received more than 30 national awards and honors for his work, including The Walser Greathouse Medal, The High Winds Medal, and The Silver Medal of Honor of the American Watercolor Society, The Milford Zornes Award of the National Watercolor Society, and Best in Show and the Silver (John J. Newman Medal) and Bronze (Ralph Fabri Medal) of the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic. He is a signature member of all three organizations, and served as a director of the American Watercolor Society from 2007 to 2012. In 2012 he served as juror of awards for the 145th Annual International Exhibition of the AWS.

Bill Teitsworth
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He has been an invited contributor in many publications, including The Artist’s Magazine, Sketchbook Confidential II (North Light Books), and Watercolor Painting by Tom Hoffman (Watson-Guptill Publications). Bill is also a Pennsylvania Rostered Artist, and served as an artist-instructor for the Arts Alive program of NEIU in 2011 and 2012. He and his wife, artist Renee Emanuel, teach watercolor year-round at their home in Moscow, PA, and at their home and studio in Owls Head, Maine.

Bill Teitsworth
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Bill Teitsworth
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The museum and gallery are open Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

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