Gallery #668    

         May 18, 2018

Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist

                    Dorrie Rifkin (Born 1959)

Dorrie Rifkin - Babes with Attitude in Midtown

Dorrie Rifkin - Babes with Attitude in Midtown

Dorrie Rifkin - What's the Rush?

Dorrie Rifkin - What's the Rush?

Dorrie Rifkin - Taxi (Tenafly Demo)

Dorrie Rifkin - Taxi (Tenafly Demo)

Dorrie rifkin - Dangling Conversation

Dorrie rifkin - Dangling Conversation

Dorrie Rifkin - Downtown Skiddoo

Dorrie Rifkin - Downtown Skiddoo

Dorrie Rifkin - DA Subway

Dorrie Rifkin - DA Subway

Dorrie Rifkin - Times Square

Dorrie Rifkin - Times Square

Dorrie Rifkin - 82nd Street (Ridgewood Morning Demo)

Dorrie Rifkin - 82nd Street (Ridgewood Morning Demo)

Dorrie Rifkin - Lady in Red

Dorrie Rifkin - Lady in Red

Dorrie Rifkin - Five Beer Bottles

Dorrie Rifkin - Five Beer Bottles

Dorrie Rifkin - Regular

Dorrie Rifkin - Regular

Dorrie Rifkin  - Winter Wonderland

Dorrie Rifkin - Winter Wonderland

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"Babes with Attitude in Midtown"

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  Feature Artist Bio

By permission of the artist, The Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature the first of two 12-piece exhibitions of works by American painter 

Dorrie Rifkin (born 1959 in Bronx, New York).
 

Dorrie Rifkin paints from her passions. Thirty years’ experience as an award-winning art director ignited and cemented a life-long love affair with typography. Her other passions -- music, New York City, and family – are palpable in her work. Every painting has a personal story.  “I’m lucky to live near the City, and spend a lot of time there,” Rifkin, an Englewood, NJ, resident, says.  “Usually, I’ve a camera or sketchbook in tow. Running out of things to paint would mean that I was not doing much of anything with my days.”

Dorrie’s major influences were advertising and graphic design luminaries whose works leapt off magazine pages and into her heart: the illustrators Bart Forbes, Bernie Fuchs, and Mark English, and type master and ITC Avant Garde (art deco) font designer Herb Lubalin.  Now, she is inspired daily by scrolling through fellow artists’ Facebook postings.

Dorrie can’t remember a time when she didn’t paint. Her mother would always give her sketchbooks to keep her busy. But nearly a half century later, what might have remained a hobby suddenly loomed as a possibility of a second career thanks to Dorrie’s taking a workshop in cityscapes with John Salminen

She quickly emerged as both an accomplished watercolor artist and popular NJ-based watercolor and drawing instructor, and soon thereafter began teaching workshops throughout the country. 

Her paintings have won more than 30 prizes, many in international and national juried shows, and are exhibited in private collections worldwide.

Dorrie was featured in the article “Ones to Watch,” appeared in, and her painting, Leaving the High Line, served as the cover of, Watercolor Artist magazine (December 2010 and February 2015, respectively). Her work was selected for Splash 4, 15, 17, 18, 19 and 20

She is a signature member of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, and of the NortheastPennsylvania, Philadelphia, New Jersey and Baltimore Watercolor Societies.

 

Awards and Jury Shows

2018


- Selected Splash 20: Creative Compositions, North Light Books
- 2018 Watercolor Art Society Houston – 41st International Watermedia Exhibition


2017


- Monmouth Museum’s Juried Watercolor Exhibition: Traditional to Modern
- 75th Annual Open ExhibitionNew Jersey Watercolor Society “John C. Birmingham Award”
- 41st International ShowNorth East Watercolor Society Exhibition“American Frame Award”
- Selected: Art of Healing Exhibition at the Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, NJ 
- 117th Annual Exhibition of Works on PaperPhiladelphia Water Color Society
- CAA Members’ Show, New Jersey“Honorable Mention”
- 2017 Mid-Atlantic Regional Exhibition – “M Graham Company Award”
- Selected Splash 19: Illusion of Light, North Light Books
- New Jersey Watercolor Society “Elected Member”
- 2017 Watercolor Missouri International Exhibition
- 2016-2018 Paintings on LoanUS Embassy in Muscat, Oman

                                                         2016

- 74th Annual Open ExhibitionNew Jersey Watercolor Society
- 40th International ShowNorth East Watercolor Society Exhibition
- Aqueous Open 2016, 70th Annual International Exhibition Pittsburgh Watercolor Society
- 116th Annual Exhibition of Works on PaperPhiladelphia Water Color Society“David L. Williams Memorial Award”
- Liberated Strings: The Guitar in Art, Woodbridge, NJ –  “Best Watercolor Award”
- 2016 Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition
- 2016 Aqueous Juried ExhibitWest Virginia Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition
- 2016 North East Watercolor Society Members ExhibitionExcellence Award
- 2016 Watercolor Art SocietyHouston International Show

Splash 18: Value: Light and Dark, North Light Books
- 2016-2018 Paintings on LoanUS Embassy in Muscat, Oman

                                                     

                                                                ARTIST'S OFFICIAL BIO                                                                     

http://dorrierifkin.com/big-layout-sortable-left-sidebar/about-dorrie/

 

 

  Dorrie Rifken's

  OFFICIAL WEBSITE

                                                        http://dorrierifkin.com/                                 

 

                     ARTIST'S STATEMENT

“I enjoy friends, family, travel, art and good music. No matter where I go, I always remember to take my sketchbook and/or camera. The opportunity for inspiration can be found in surprising places.

I have been an advertising art director for over twenty years. My eye naturally goes to typography, bold color and design. I just stop thinking and then it’s all instinct.