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Loretta Petraitis About

Painting is not a profession,-is the way of being.Passion to express the world around me comes together and resolves into the images of the big,noisy and profound city..... 29 comments

Biography

In 1994 I received a Masters Degree in Fine Arts at the National Vilnius Academy of Arts,Lithuania.

In 1996 immigrated to the USA where I live and work permanently .

Citizen of USA since 2009.

Work Experience:

1986-1994-Surface Designer for pattern printing at Textile factory "SILVA",Kaunas,Lithuania;1994-1996-Senior Designer at Textile Factory "Kauno Audiniai",Lithuania;

1996-now Artist at "Two Lions Studio" in USA

EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS :

1995 Nov.1-30 Solo Exhibition at Gallery" DOVILE",Kaunas,Lithuania;

1996 Oct.4-20 Solo Exhibition at Ciurlionis Gallery,Chicago,USA;

1999 Oct.1-Nov.5 "A Presentation Of Art in Fiber",ACG Gallery,Cleveland,OH;

2000 Feb.1-29 Featured Artist at Illinois Artisan Gallery,Chicago,Il;

2001Oct.-Nov.30 Invited Artist at exhibition "Form Over Function",Vermont Art Center,Manchester,VT;

2002 Jan.11-Feb.22 "The Iron Wolf"exhibition at Art Center of St.Petersburg,FL;

2002Feb.28-Mar.4 "Art-Expo"at Jacob Javits Center,NY,NY;

2002 Jul.13 Minds Island 1st. Annual Art Exhibition at Pen & Brush Gallery,NY,NY,winning 3rd.place award for painting "Times are Sensitive";

2003 June 27-29 "Art Philadelphia" Philadelphia Convention Center;

2003 July25-Aug.14 at Agora Gallery,NY.

WINNER of SOHO INTERNATIONAL ART COMPETITION 2003

2005 March3-6 ArtExpo NY,NY;

2005 October.28 -November 20,exhibition at Ciurlionis Art Gallery,Chicago,IL;

2006 May 6-June 6 Personal exhibition at Gallery Art Studio R, Long Grove,IL;

2007 Feb.28-March 3 Art Expo,Jacob Javits Center NY,NY;

2007 May 20 MSU Federal Credit Union Diamond Award,East Lansing Art Festival,MI;

2008 April,Award of Merit at 24th Annual Melbourne Art Festival ;

Third Place in Category-Painting at The 25 th Annual Melbourne Art Festival 2009

2009 Juror Award at Cherry Creek Art Festival,Denver,CO ;

2009 Art at Glen Merit award,Glenview ,IL ;

2010 March 6-7 Gasparilla Festival of the Arts received Award of Merit ;

2010 August 22 Merit Award at Gold Coast Art Show,Chicago,IL

2012 Cherry Creek Art Festival Juror Award,Denver ,CO ;

2013 Merit Award at Winter Park Art Festival,Orlando,FL;

Address

Address:
8013 23 Ave. N
City:
Saint Petersburg
State/Province:
FL
Postal Code:
33710
Phone Number:
773-820-0948