I am compelled to 

capture nature in all

its beauty

A Place of Prayer, pastel, 9 x 12 in

IAPS Webshow Exhibit, 2020

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Winter Park, FL 32789

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ABOUT

Award-winning artist, Orit Reuben, is an impressionist landscape pastel painter. She started out painting the figure, but in recent years, she has focused on plein air landscape painting. Orit likes sunny day painting and is inspired by light effects. Her favorite locations include a combination of architecture and nature.

 

Born in Israel to a family of artists, Orit is greatly influenced by her grandfather, who was an impressionist painter. As a child, she painted at the side of her mother, who is also an artist. Orit immigrated to the United States in her teens with her family and settled in Minneapolis. There she attended the University of Minnesota and embarked on a full-time career as a licensed interior designer.

In 2009, after moving to Central Florida, a traffic ticket led Reuben back to the arts. She contested a speeding ticket and was allowed to perform volunteer work instead of paying the fine. She studied at Crealde School of Art in Winter Park, where volunteers receive classes in exchange for hours worked. There she advanced in her craft, getting an artist fellowship and later a studio artist position. She continues to grow her skills through workshops with masters and artists she admires.  A resident of Orlando, she finds beautiful scenes throughout the region and regularly displays her work in galleries and shows.

 

Orit is represented by Hope Barton Gallery and Artscapes. She belongs to The Florida Painters. She is a member of Pastel Society of America, Pastel Society of Central Florida, and a Member of Excellence of the Southeastern Pastel Society.

AWARDS

Jun 2020      Third Place Award, Quick Draw, Nehrling Gardens

Jun 2020      Second Place award, Pastel Society of Central Florida, Live Love Life Pastel Exhibit, Casselberry Art Cnr

Nov 2019    Third Place Award, Pastel Society of Central Florida, Live Love Life Pastel Exhibit, Leesburg Florida

Nov 2019    Second Place Award, and Featured and Cover Artist, Mount Dora Paint Out, Mount Dora, FL

Feb 2019     Third Place Award, Pastel Society of Central Florida, Living Waters Exhibit Enterprise Heritage Museum

Nov 2018    Judges’ Choice Award, Mt Dora Paint Out

May 2018    Third Place Award, St Augustine Plein Air and Exhibit, Where Art Meets History

Apr 2018     First Place Award, Winter Park Quick Draw

Mar 2018    Third Place Award, Wekiva Island Quick Draw

Dec 2017    First Place Award, Pastel Society of Central Florida exhibit, Mt Dora Center of Center for the Arts

Nov 2017   First Place Award, Mt Dora Quick Draw

Sep 2017    First Place Award, Southeastern Pastel Society online member show

Sep 2017    First Place Award, Pastel Society of Central Florida member show

Sep 2017    First Place Award, Pastel Society of Central Florida member show

May 2017   First Place Award, Pastel Society of Central Florida member show

Mar 2017   Second Place Award, Wekiva Island Quick Draw

Nov 2015   Portrait demonstration, Pastel Society of Central Florida

Nov 2015   Best of show Award, Pastel Society of Central Florida Annual Member Show

Sep 2015   Accepted to Pastel Society of America International juried show

Jan 2015    Featured in ProfessionalArtistMagazine.com Artist Spotlight

Jan 2015    Finalist in competition for Professional Artist Magazine artist feature 

Apr 2013   Live Demonstration: Orange Blossom Ball at The Albin Polasek Museum, Winter Park, Florida, benefitting Junior League                      of greater Orlando.

Jan 2013    Studio Artist, Crealdé School of Art Painting and Drawing Department

Mar 2013   Guest instructor: Orlando Downtown Arts District Youth Program

Sep 2012   Recipient of the 2013 Merit Scholarship, Scottsdale Artists’ School

Jan 2012    Recipient of the 2012 United Arts of Central Florida Artist Development Grant

Sep 2011   Live demonstration: Figurative pastel from life at the annual Crealdé Benefit Auction

Jun 2011    First Place Winner: Painting and Drawing Award, o Student Show, Alice & William Jenkins Gallery, Florida 

Jan 2010    Crealdé School of Art Painting and Drawing Fellow

 
 

COMMISSIONS

I would be honored to create a portrait of your house, or create a closing gift for your client if you are a realtor

Spring, pastel, 12" x 16"

Duke's House, pastel

16"x12"

 

NEWS

IAPS 37th Juried Exhibition 2020 Webshow

American Impressionist Society

painting and online show to be published October 1st

I am humbled and excited that one of my pastel paintings has been been juried into the IAPS 37th Juried Exhibition 2020 Webshow

The painting will be revealed and the exhibition link will go live Oct. 1st. 

AIS Online Exhibit 2020

American Impressionist Society

I am humbled and excited that my pastel painting "Summer Blooms" has been been juried into the

2020 AIS Online Exhibition.

The following is a link to the online show. The painting is on page 240.

https://online.flippingbook.com/view/320903/

 

Sept 10, 2020

Summer Blooms, 12x9 in

AIS Exhibit 

American Impressionist Society

21st Annual exhibit, 2020

Illume Gallery, St George, UT

I am humbled and excited that my pastel painting "Nude Figure" has been been juried into the

21st Annual National Juried Exhibition at Illume Gallery in St. George, Utah!Exhibition dates are October 22-November 21, 2020.

July, 14, 2020

Nude Figure, 18 x 12 in

Third Place Award

Nehrling Gardens

Quick Draw

I am pleased to have placed third at the Nehrling Gardens quick draw competition. I'm happy to say everyone who participated survived the 97 degree heat.

June 27, 2020

Second Place Award

I am proud to announce I received second place award for "Evening Prayers" in the Pastel Society of Central Florida online show at Casselberry Art House

Here are the comments from the judge, Robert Carsten. 

"The powerfully evocative sensation of color in this painting is captivating and expresses both mood and time of day. With its well-defined center of interest associated with the area of darkest value, the trees at lower left act in important counterpoint to balance the composition.

The arrangement and treatment of the tiny figures is both appealing and important compositionally. This painting puts into practice the adage about a great painting: Unity with variety and variety with unity."

Evening Prayers pastel, 9 x 12 in

 

PRINTS

Around The Corner

signed

image:16" high x 12" wide

$35 + $10 shipping

Evening Prayers

signed

image: 7.5" high x 10" wide on 11"x14" sheet

$25 + $10 shipping

A Place of Prayer

signed

image: 7.5" high x 10" wide on 11"x14" sheet

$25 + $10 shipping

High Holy Days

signed

image: 7.5" high x 10" wide on 11"x14" sheet

$25 + $10 shipping

Jaffa Gate

signed

image: 10" high x 7.5" wide on 11"x14" sheet

$25 + $10 shipping

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