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Brenda Hofreiter, IPAP
Artist's Statement 

I am inspired by the American tradition of painting “en plein air”.   I find painting directly from life to be both challenging and rewarding, and it offers me constantly changing possibilities for artistic expression. By observing and painting the effects of light, weather and season on the landscape firsthand, my oil paintings are imbued with an authentic sense of place.  Their creation has allowed me an intimate connection to this time and to these vanishing places.  It is my hope that they also share the beauty, peace and serenity that I find out in the natural world.


About the Artist”
 
Brenda Hofreiter is noted for her clean use of color, powerful compositions and her ability to capture the scene before her with an authentic sense of place. Painting almost exclusively out of doors, or 'en plein air', she paints the wetlands and tidal marshes of her native Florida as well as vanishing natural areas of the southern US. 

She is a passionate conservationist, and has been selected by jury as Artist-In-Residence at State parks in Florida, South Carolina and Georgia and her artwork is included in their permanent collections.  Brenda's original oil paintings have also been juried into numerous international, national, and regional competitions and are included in corporate and national collections. Brenda has been awarded Signature membership in International Plein Air Painters, the American Impressionist Society, and Plein Air Florida.
                                                                                                                        ~Brenda Hofreiter~
Awards

Honorable Mention: "Bright Angel Trail" - America's Parks Through the Beauty of Art" 
3rd Place Painting - “ Plein Air in Florida” – South Florida Museum of Florida Art ,Avon Park, FL (2009)
1st Place Patron’s Choice Award – “Near and Far Horizens” – St. Augustine Gallery, St. Augustine, FL (2007)
Award of Merit – “Crescent Beach Paintout” – Island Fine Art -  St.. Augustine, FL (2007)
1st Place – Painting – “Osceola Center for the Arts 2007 Juried Show” -  Kissimmee, FL (2007)
Patron’s Choice Award- “Images” - New Smyrna, FL (2007)
Patron’s Choice Award - “Images” - New Smyrna, FL (2006)
Honorable Mention - Oil and Book Publication- “Best of Florida Artists and Artisans 2006”
Purchase Award – “More Postcards from Paradise” – Maitland Art Center, Maitland, FL (2006)
Award of Merit – Painting – Crescent Beach Paint Out – Crescent Beach, FL (2006)
Artist in Residence – 2006- Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park – Keystone Heights, FL
Artist in Residence - 2005 - Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Sapelo Island, GA
Artist in Residence - 2005 - South Carolina Sate Parks - Givhens Ferry, Ridgefield, SC, (2005)
Signature Membership - International Plein Air Painters- (2005)
Signature Membership - American Impressionist Society - (2005)
Award of Merit - "Paint the Town 2005" - Alla Prima Gallery, St. Petersburg, FL, (2005)
Juror's Choice Award - "Azelea Plein Air 2004" - Valdosta, GA, (2004)
Patron's Choice Award - "Images 2003" - New Smyrna Beach, FL, (2003)
Award of Merit - Painting - "Maitland Spring Art Festival" - Maitland, FL (2002)
Signature Membership - Plein Air Florida  (2001)
Special Recognition Award - Spring Invitational - Period Gallery, Omaha, NE  ( 200l)
Patron's Award - "Santa Fe Trail National Juried Art Show" - Trinidad, CO  (2000)
Honorable Mention - "Downtown Orlando Arts Market" - Orlando, FL (1999)
2nd Place - Painting and Drawing - "18th Annual Juried Exhibition - A & W Jenkins Gallery,  Winter Park, FL  (1998)
Fellowship - Crealde' School of Art - (1997-1999)

Resume – Exhibitions and Publications

2013

Invitational Paint Outs and Exhibitions:
"2013 Weikiva Paintout", Weikiva Island, Longwood, FL
"4th Annual Canaveral Seashore Plein Air Paint Out" , New Smyrna, FL

Juried Touring National Exhibition:  "AMERICA'S PARKS Through the Beauty of Art", 
Bolivar, MO;Jamestown, NY; Kenosha, WI

Solo Exhibition: "Wanderings" , Harry P. Leu Gardens, Orlando, FL

Group Exhibitions:  "Artists' Views of the Research Studio" , Maitland Art Center, Maitland, FL'
"Plein Air" - Mount Dora Center for the Arts - Mount Dora, FL


2012
3 Person Touring Exhibition: "Creations of Tide and Time: The Barrier Islands" - Annette Howell Turner                                           
      Center for the Arts, Valdosta, GA
Invitational Paint Outs and Exhibitions:
      “The Winter Park Paint Out" Albin Polasek Museum, Winter Park, FL
      "5th Annual Invitational Weikiva Paintout" , Weikiva State Park, Apopka, FL

 2011
Invitational Paint Outs and Exhibitions: 
     "5th Annual Invitational Weikiva Paintout" , Weikiva State Park, Apopka, FL
     "Canaveral National Seashore Paintout" - Canaveral National Seashore, New Smyrna, FL
     “The Winter Park Paint Out" Albin Polasek Museum, Winter Park, FL 
Juried Exhibitions: 
     "Small Works Show" - , Fredland Gallery, Winter Park, FL
     "Paint the Town 2011" -Gallery at Avelon, Orlando, FL
     2nd Annual Juried Exhibition" - Florida Museum for Women Artists, Deland, FL
      “Casselberry Rotary Art Calendar Exhibition” - Casselberry, FL
3 Person Touring Exhibition: "Creations of Tide and Time: The Barrier Islands" - Florida Museum of Natural  
     History, Gainesville, FL                
4 Person Exhibition:  "We're in it Now - Roadtrip New Mexico" - Casselberry Art House, Casselberry, FL
Cover:  "Floralia at Casa Feliz - A Celebration of Spring" - Winter Park Garden Club, Winter Park, FL
Publication:  Orlando Magazine - March Edition - 2011

2010
Invitational Paint Outs and Exhibitions: 
     "4th Annual Invitational Weikiva Paintout" , Weikiva State Park, Apopka, FL
     "Canaveral National Seashore Paintout" - Canaveral National Seashore, New Smyrna, FL
     "Evinston Paintout" - Evinston, FL
     “The Winter Park Paint Out" Albin Polasek Museum, Winter Park, FL
 
Juried Exhibitions: 
     "In Full Bloom - the Colors of Spring" - City Arts Factory, Orlando, FL
Regional Juried Exhibition
     The Judith Ryan Williams Memorial Nature and Wildlife Fine art Regional Juried Art Exhibition
     "NATURE REVERED: Reflections of Life in the Wild" , St. Augustine Art Association - St. Augustine, FL
Cover:  November Issue:  "Deland Magazine", Gage Publishing, Deland, FL

2009
Invitational Paint Outs and Exhibitions:
     “The Winter Park Paint Out" Albin Polasek Museum, Winter Park, FL
     “3rd Annual Invitational Weikiva Paintout" - Weikiva Sate Park, Apopka, FL
     Canaveral National Seashore Paintout" - Canaveral National Seashore, New Smyrna, FL
Cover and Featured Artist:  January Issue:  Winter Park Magazine, Winter Park, FL
Juried Traveling Exhibition:  "Liquid Muse:  Paintings from the St. John's Region" - Alexander Brest 
     Museum of Art - Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL; Tallahassee Museum, Tallahassee, FL; Art  
     Gallery School of Arts, St. Johns River Community College, Polatka, FL, Museum of Florida Art, DeLand, FL
      
2008
Solo Exhibitions: 
     "Windows to My World" - Harry P. Leu Gardens - Garden House Gallery - Orlando, FL
     "Native Visions" - Wheedon Island Preserve - St. Petersburg, FL
Juried National and International Traveling Exhibitions:
      "Far and Near Horizons" , Estes Park, CO;  Qualicum Beach, Vancouver, BC ; Fish Creek, WI; and                                                                                            
        Orlando, FL 
      "Liquid Muse:  Paintings from the St. Johns Region" - Thomas Center Gallery, Gainesville, FL
Invitational Paint Out and Exhibition:  "The Heart of Florida Paintout 2008"- Exhibition at
       Thomas Center Gallery, Gainesville, FL
Juried Exhibition :   6th Annual  Orlando Magazine "Paint the Town Art Show"  Terrace Gallery, 
        Orlando, FL
Book Illustration: - "Florida's  River:  Art from the St. Johns Region" 
Cover Art: September/October issue of "Deland Magazine" - Gage Publishing 
Artist-in-Residence:  Poinsett State Park, South Carolina
 
2007
Solo Juried Exhibition:  "Natural Florida:  Scenes 'en plein air" - Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental   
       Center- Tarpon Springs, FL
Juried International Exhibition:  "Society of Master Impressionists International 2007 Exhibition" -      
      Sunset Art Gallery of Amarillo - Amarillo, TX
Invitational Exhibition:  "World Tour of Contemporary Landscape Artists" - Saint Augustine Gallery, 
       St. Augustine, FL
       "Near and Far Horizons" - Karpeles Museum, 94 Broadway, Newburg, NY
Invitational Paintouts: "Evinston Paintout Reunion",  Evinston, FL
       "Crescent Beach Paintout" - Island Fine Art, St. Augustine, FL
Juried Exhibitions:  "Osceola Center for the Arts 2007 Juried Exhibition" -  Kissimmee, FL
       "Art Encounter 2007" - The VonLiebig Art Center,  Naples, FL
 

" ... 'en plein air' oil paintings of the vanishing South"
To see more of my work, please visit my website at www.BrendaHofreiter.com
"Blackpoint Mangroves"
  11x14
Plein Air Oil on Canvas

 "Fall Cypress - Lake Estelle"
  9x12
Plein Air Oil on Canvas
"Salt Pan Vista"
 16" x 20"
Plein Air Oil on Canvas
"Full Moon on Granada Court"
20 x 16
Plein Air Oil on Canvas
"Landscape Arch - Arches National Park"
 16" x 12"
Plein Air Oil on Canvas
"Marshmallows - Lake Woodruff"
  20" x 16"
Plein Air Oil on Canvas
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