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REBECCA DVORIN STRONG

Born 1954

Lives and works in Seattle, Washington


EDUCATION

1985 Four-year certificate, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia Pennsylvania

1976 Bachelor of Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana


EXHIBITIONS

2021

Group Exhibition, Forget Not Beauty: The Legacy of Arthur DeCosta, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pennsylvania

2015

Group Exhibition, La Petite Salon, A Reunion, Valise Gallery, Vashon, Washington

2008

Two-person Exhibition, Blue Heron Gallery, Vashon Allied Arts, Vashon, Washington

Group Exhibition, The Bee Show, Silverwood Gallery, Vashon, Washington

2007

Group Exhibition, Masters in Miniature, Blue Heron Gallery, Vashon Allied Arts, Vashon, Washington

2004

Group Exhibition, The Art of Travel: How Travel Inspires Our Work, Blue Heron Gallery, Vashon Allied Arts, Vashon, Washington

2002

Solo Exhibition, Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2001

Group Exhibition, Views of Nature: A Landscape Invitational, Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, Oregon

1999

Solo Exhibition, Katharina Rich Gallery, New York, New York

1998

Group Exhibition, Gallery Artists, Katharina Rich Gallery, New York, New York

1998

Solo Exhibition, Tahoma Center Gallery, Tacoma, Washington

1997

Group Exhibition, The Unbroken Line, 1897-1997: The Centennial Exhibition of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, The Museum of American Art, Philadelphia

1991

Two-person Exhibition, Blue Heron Gallery, Vashon Allied Arts, Vashon, Washington

1987

Group Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Fellowship Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia Pennsylvania

1986

Group Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Fellowship Exhibition, Noyes Museum, Oceanville, New Jersey

1984

Group Exhibition, Philadelphia Drawing Competition, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


RESIDENCIES, AWARDS

2022

Morris Graves Foundation, Loleta, California, three-week residency

2016

Gullkistan Center for Creativity, Laugarvatn, Iceland, one-month residency

2008

Grant for Artist Projects, Artist Trust, Seattle, Washington for a series of Tree Self-Portraits

2007

Mary Anderson Center for the Arts at the Mount Saint Francis Center for Spirituality, Mount Saint Francis, Indiana, two-week residency

2000

The American Scandinavian Foundation Crown Princess Martha Friendship Fund grant for travel in Norway to experience the Midnight Sun, to paint, to study Scandinavian art in the museums of Norway. Travels above the Arctic Circle included a one-week residency at Kunstnerhuset (The Artists’ House) in Svolvaer, Lofoten Islands

1985

Lewis S. Ware Memorial Traveling Scholarship for European Travel, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Thouron Prize for Composition, student vote, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Eleanor S. Gray Prize for Still Life Painting, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

South Street Art Supply Prize for Drawing, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Small Black and White Print Prize for Lithography, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts Alumni Award, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1984

Charles Toppan Prize for Drawing, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


PUBLICATIONS, VIDEO, PRESENTATIONS

2021

Strong, Rebecca Dvorin. “An Appreciation of Arthur DeCosta’s Teaching Methods.” Introductory essay in Forget Not Beauty: The Legacy of Arthur DeCosta exhibition catalogue, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, Pennsylvania

2019

Thornton, John. Forget Not Beauty: The Art and Teaching of Arthur DeCosta. (Voiceover and paintings by Rebecca Dvorin Strong appear in the video minutes 31:40-37:31) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TffAK-Qdlil

2006 and 2004

Strong, Rebecca Dvorin. Guest Artist, Painting II classes, Cornish College for the Arts, Seattle, Washington

2003

Mapes, Lynda V. In the Luminous Gloom: Shrouded, Steeped and Sheltered in Gray, Seattle Times Magazine, December 19, 2003.

2002

Stougaard-Nelsen, Jakob, University of Washington Visiting Lecturer, in Conjunction with The Scandinavian Institute and the Nordic Council. Light and Landscape in Scandinavia: The Landscape Paintings of Rebecca Dvorin Strong, Margo Jacobsen Gallery, Portland, Oregon

1998

Strong, Rebecca Dvorin. The Development of An Artist, Guest Speaker, Vashon Island Unitarian Fellowship

1998

Heffelfinger, Margaret. Hustle and Hard Work Key to Strong Success, Vashon-Maury Beachcomber, July 29, 1998.


SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Kaiser Permanente-Kaiser Medical Center, Clakamas, Oregon

Fox Paine Collection, Foster City, California


TEACHING

2000-2008

Oil Painting and Charcoal Drawing classes, Blue Heron Center for the Arts, Vashon, Washington

2001

Landscape Painting in the Studio class, Seattle Academy of the Fine Arts (now Gage Academy), Seattle Washington

1999

Luminous Landscape Drawing workshop, King County Arts Commission, Vashon, Washington