Biography & Resume

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Biography

Believing in freedom of expression, breaking rules to break new ground and the significance of exploration, Doreen LaScola first found her voice as a visual artist at Minneapolis College of Art & Design and U-MASS/Boston. It was in those exploratory, creative environments where her eyes opened, and she began to express herself for the very first time.

Doreen LaScola is an award winning, mixed media and multi-disciplined artist whose work resides in private collections throughout the United States.  

Resume

Studio:

InHer Sphere Art Studio – 213 School Street – Gardner, Massachusetts– 978-855-6370


Gallery Affiliations: 

Boulder Art Gallery,   960 Main St, Fitchburg, MA 01420  -  (978) 345-7000 


Recent Solo Exhibits & Collaborations:

March 2020 – The Sprinkler Factory - “Dual Nature”
A collaborative show with Linda Bigness, Joanne Holtje, Linda Widstrand and Neil Wilkins

Worcester, MA

October-November 2019 – Jacob Edwards Library - “Connected in Nature”

A collaborative show with Piya Samant

Southbridge, MA

October-November 2018 – The Gardner Ale House - “Same Planet, Different Worlds”

A collaborative show with Copley Society artist, Joe Smith 

The Gardner Ale House, Gardner, MA

April 2018 – Plein Air Show

Mountainside Market, Princeton, MA

February 2018 – “A Promise of Things to Come...”

Gallery Sitka West, Fitchburg, MA

Art Interrupted: 1982-2005: Prepress Graphic Design Career: 1982 - 2016

A health scare in 2005 re-ignited the pursuit of my passion and first love, art.
I spent 5 years re-honing my skills, developing new concepts and began exhibiting again in 2010.

1979 – “Moldings to Monoliths” & “Stylized Formations about Painting”

Bellingham Memorial Public Library


Juried Exhibitions:

Autumn 2019- “Stitched: Knot What It Seams” - Davis Art Gallery, Worcester, MA

“Holding it Together”

July 2019- “Visions of Nature” – The Sprinkler Factory Gallery, Worcester

Curated by Piya Samant

July 2018- “Flora & Fauna” – The Sprinkler Factory Gallery, Worcester

Curated by Piya Samant

Spring 2017- “Show Us Your Colors” – Monson Arts Council

Juried by Betsy Feick, Dean Nimmer and Dimitrios Klitsas

Spring 2016- exhibit – Davis Art Gallery, Worcester, MA

“Not so Still Life_ Contemplating the Cosmic Teapot…”

Autumn 2015- “Invision” exhibit – Davis Art Gallery, Worcester, MA

“Red Rain”

2014- Gardner Area League of Artists (GALA) Juried Art Show

Juried by Roger Hankins – “Doane’s Falls”

Autumn 2014- “Drawing” exhibit – Davis Art Gallery, Worcester, MA

“In the beginning…”

Spring 2014- “All About Wood” - Davis Art Gallery, Worcester, MA

“Love’s debris”

2012 - 77thRegional Exhibit of Arts and Craft, Fitchburg Art Museum

Juried by Susan Stoops, Jamie Coyle, Dana Salvo – “Torso II- still don’t know why”


Awards:

2019 – Leominster Art Association

“Essence”

First Place in Oil

Juried by Joan Sinatra Hathaway & Kara K. Bigda 

2019 – Princeton Arts Society 

“Essence”

First Place for Creativity

Juried by Gerard Blouin 

2019 – Greater Gardner Artist Association

“Party of Peers”

Second Place in Oil

2019 – Gardner Area League of Artists

“A Promise of Things to Come…”

Honorable Mention in Oil

2018 – “Show of Hands”, Blackstone Valley Art Association Alternatives 

“Solid Footing”

Honorable Mention in Oil

2018 – Greater Gardner Artist Association

“Summer Sanctuary”

Honorable Mention in Oil

2017 – Gardner Area League of Artists (GALA) 2017 Spring Show

“Where Spirit Dwells”

Honorable Mention in Oil

2017 - Greater Gardner Artist Association

“Larch”

First   Place in Oil

2016 - Greater Gardner Artist Association

“Lake Dennison”

First   Place in Oil, Pick of Show & Jack Richeson Award

2015 – Gardner Area League of Artists (GALA)  – Murdock Whitney Museum

“The Back Garden”

People’s Choice Award 

2015 – Princeton Art Society

Honorable Mention for “The Return”

Juried by Roger Hankins

2015 – Gardner Area League of Artists (GALA) 2015 Spring Show

Third Place for “In the beginning…”

Juried by Jill Pottle and Stephen Jareckie

2013 – Leominster Art Association 48th Annual Art Exhibit

First   Place for “Cloudy Hands”, acrylic

Juried by Jerry Beck, Alexander Farquharson and Becky Haletky

2012 – Leominster Art Association 47h Annual Art Exhibit

First   Place for “Torso II- still don’t know why”, mixed 

Juried by Thomas W. Kellner, Sue Swinand and Chriztine Foltz

2011 – Leominster Art Association 46th Annual Art Exhibit

First Place for “Bricks & Mortar”, mixed

Juried by Ella Delyanis, Kent dur Russell and Randy LeSage


Education: 

Minneapolis College of Art & Design

University of Massachusetts - Boston


Organizations:

Arts Worcester

Princeton Art Society

Gardner Area League of Artists (Board of Directors 2013-2016)

Greater Gardner Artists Association

Leominster Art Association