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Pauline Roche
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b. 1962


    Pauline Roche's oil paintings have won a number of awards in juried exhibitions, including The Gold Medal of Honor at the Audubon Artists 55th Annual exhibition; New York; the Leonard J. Meiselman Memorial Award at the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 101st Annual Exhibition, New York; The President’s Award at the Salmagundi Club 20th Annual Non-Members Exhibition, New York; and the New Jersey Chapter Award for Artistic Excellence at the American Artists Professional League 69th Grand National Exhibition, New York. Her work has often been chosen as a Finalist in the Art Renewal Center's International ARC Salon competitions, and she was awarded "Best Social Commentary - Runner Up" in the 2013-2014 ARC Salon. She has received an Award for Artistic Excellence from Southwest Art magazine and won 2nd Prize in The Artists' Magazine 29th Annual Art Competition. She has also received a Certificate of Recognition from the Australian Guild of Realist Artists and a special invitation to exhibit in the Australian Art Excellence Awards Exhibition.

    She is listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who of American Women. Feature articles on Pauline's work and technique have appeared in American Artist Magazine, Southwest Art and The Artist's Magazine and also covered in show reviews in American Art Collector Magazine.

    Pauline's figurative pieces usually portray people in distinctive settings. She loves to capture the unique gestures of people in quiet contemplation and reveal a connection between the people and their surroundings. In particular, she looks for connections between her figures and art. Museum settings with paintings and sculpture, historical buildings with grand architecture, people involved in dance and musical performances are consistent themes in her figurative work. In addition to her figurative work, Pauline paints still lives as well as plein-air landscapes. She believes in continually painting a variety of subject matters, enjoying the varied challenges and stimulation that different subjects offer.

    Roche was born in London but grew up in Australia from the age of seven. In 1995 she moved to the United States. She lived for a number of years in Boston, and also in Tucson, Arizona, and has now settled in San Diego, California with her husband and two children. Pauline's early art training was in the studios of practicing artists in Australia, where she received extensive training in traditional painting. Her subsequent art education has included studies at the School of the Museum of Fine Art, Boston and The Florence Academy of Art, Italy.

   Pauline has exhibited her work annually in Boston since 1998 and has also continued to exhibit in Australia where she was the recipient of a coveted prize for oil painting in the prestigious national juried exhibition, The A.M.E. Bale Art Awards, known as Australia's premier awards for traditional realism and figurative art. Her peers in Australia’s oldest art society, The Victorian Artist’s Society, have honored her where she was selected as a finalist for the society's 'Artist of the Year' Award Exhibition. The group of works she submitted won the Society's Gordon Moffat Award. Pauline is an artist member of the California Art Club, a Signature Member of Oil Painters of America, and a member of the Portrait Society of America, and the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association. She is also a member of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists and is a signatory member of the Victorian Artists Society. Her work is included in the corporate collection of the Melbourne Museum, Australia and in numerous collections in USA, Australia, and Europe.


EXHIBITIONS:

Exhibitions in USA:

2019   One Woman Exhibition, 'Seasonal Hues', Newbury Fine Arts, Boston, MA
2019   California Art Club, 108th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, Natural History Museum of L.A., C.A.
2019   Virtuosos of the Oil Painters of America Exhibition, FL
2019   Sea and Shore, Maritime Museum of San Diego, CA
2019   California Plein Air, Bonita Museum, CA
2019   Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Saint George, UT
2018   American Impressionist Society Annual Exhibition
2018   Body Language: Revelations of Expression, Newbury Fine Arts, Boston, MA, USA
2018   California Art Club 107th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, Natural History Museum of LA, CA
2018   Oil Painter of America Salon Show of Traditional Oils
2017   Oil Painters of America National Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Cincinnati
2017   California Art Club 106th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition, Autry Museum of Western Art, Pasadena, CA
2016   ONE WOMAN EXHIBITION: "Near and Far", Newbury Fine Arts, Boston
2016   California Art Club Exhibition: "California Urban Landscapes", Altadena, CA
2016   Oil Painters of America National Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Dallas
2016   Laguna Plein Air Painters Invitational Exhibitions: " Inspired by Sorolla", "Fun at the Beach",
2016   "Autumn Colors", Laguna Beach, CA
2015   Virtuosos of the OPA Invitational Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club, NY
2015   Audobon Artists 73rd Annual Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club, NY
2015   Gilcrease Museum "Collectors' Reserve" American Art Exhibition, Tulsa OK
2015   Waterhouse Gallery 31st Anniversary Exhibition, Santa Barbara, CA
2015   Oil Painters of America National Exhibition of Traditional Oils, FL
2015   Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition, Denver, CO
2015   Abend Gallery Holiday Miniatures Exhibition, Denver, CO
2014   Waterhouse Gallery 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Santa Barbara CA,
2014   Gilcrease Museum 'Collectors' Reserve' American Art Exhibition, Tulsa OK,
2014   Trailside Galleries Masters in Miniature Invitational Show, Jackson WY
2014   Oil Painters of America 23rd National Exhibition of Traditional Oils
2014   One Woman Exhibition, Newbury Fine Arts, Boston
2013   Art Renewal Center International Salon 2013/14
2014   San Diego Maritime Museum Exhibition: "Maritime Impression"
2013    Abend Gallery Holiday Miniatures Exhibition, Denver, CO
2013   Waterhouse Gallery Great American Figurative Artists Exhibition, Santa Barbara, CA
2013   Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition of Traditional Oils, KS
2013   Trailside Galleries Masters in Miniature Exhibition, Jackson Hole, WY
2013   Laguna Plein Air Painters Best of Plein Air Exhibition, CA
2013   Oil Painters of America 2013 Juried Salon Show, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, MI
2013   Oil Painters of America 22nd National Exhibition of Traditional Oils, Insight Gallery, Fredericksburg,         TX
2013   California Art Club Exhibition: "On the Water", The Old Mill, San Marino, CA
2013   Laguna Plein Air Painters Exhibition,"Canvas for a Cause", Laguna Beach, CA
2013   Laguna Plein Air Painters Exhibition: "Less is More", Randy Higbee Gallery, CA
2013   Small Gems Exhibition, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
2013   A Touch of Romance Exhibition, Gardner Colby Galleries, Naples, FL, 2013
2013   American Miniatures Show, Settlers West Galleries, Tuscon, AZ
2012   Six Inch Squared Exhibition, Randy Higbee Gallery, CA, 2012
2012   Laguna Plein Air Painters Exhibition, Laguna Beach
2012   Great American Figurative Artists Exhibition, Waterhouse Gallery, Santa Barbara
2012   Howard/Mandville Gallery 22nd Annual Invitational Small Works Show
2012   Holiday Treasures Salon, Debra Huse Gallery, Newport Beach, CA
2012   The Mountain Oyster Club Art Show and Sale, Tucson
2012   Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition, Denver
2012   California Art Club Exhibition: Inside the Artists Studio: Still Life and Interiors
2012   Masters in Miniature Invitational Exhibition, Trailside Galleries
2012   American Miniatures Exhibition, Settlers West Galleries, Tucson
2011   Newbury Fine Arts, Solo One Woman Show, Boston, November
2011   Masters in Miniature Invitational Exhibition, Trailside Galleries, WY
2011   Faces and Places Group Exhibition, Scottsdale Fine Art, Scottsdale
2011   American Miniatures Exhibition, Settlers West Galleries, Tucson
2011   Painters of the American West Showcase, Tucson
2011   The 11th Annual Empire 100 Western Art Show, Tucson
2010   Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition, Jackson, WY
2010   Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 114th Annual Open Exhibition at the National Arts Arts Club, NY
2010   The 41st Annual Mountain Oyster Club Art Show, Tucson
2010   20th Annual California Art Club Juried Exhibition, CA
2010   'Surf's Up', California Art Club Exhibition, CA
2010   'CRUSH', Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson
2010   American Miniatures Exhibition, Settlers West Galleries, Tucson
2010   Newbury Fine Arts Annual Figurative Exhibition, Boston
2010   Newbury Fine Arts, Annual Figurative Exhibition (5 person show), Boston, (1998 - 2010)
2009   Scottsdale Fine Art, Small Works Exhibition, AZ
2009   The 40th Annual Mountain Oyster Club Art Show, Tucson
2009   'Fresh Visions', Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum, Tucson AZ
2009   Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition, Washington
2009   Tucson Plein Air Painters Artist Members Exhibition, Tucson
2009   Settlers West American Miniatures Exhibition, Tucson
2009    Newbury Fine Arts, 5 Person Show, Boston
2009   Empire 100 Western Art Show and Sale, Tucson
2008   The 39th Annual Mountain Oyster Club Art Show, Tucson
2008   American Artists Professional League 80th Grand National Exhibition, New York
2008   Catharine Lorrilard Wolfe Art Club 112th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, National Arts Club, NY
2008   Salmagundi Club Open Exhibition, New York
2008    Newbury Fine Arts, (5 person show), Boston
2008   American Miniatures Show, Settlers West Galleries, Tucson, AZ
2007   Art Renewal Center 2007 International ARC Salon (online exhibit of finalists)
2007   American Artists Professional League 79th Grand National Exhibition, New York
2007   American Women Artists, National Juried Exhibition, Scottsdale, AZ
2007   Plein Air Tucson Juried Exhibition, Max Gallery, Tucson, AZ
2007    Newbury Fine Arts, (4 person show), Boston
2006   Newbury Fine Arts, (4 person show), Boston
2005   Newbury Fine Arts, (5 person show), Boston
2004   Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 108th Annual Juried Exhibition, at the National Arts Club, NY
2004   Newbury Fine Arts, (5 person show), Boston
2003   Solo Exhibition: 'People of Art and Science', Ventana Medical Systems National Headquarters,         Tucson
2003   Artist in Residence, Ventana Medical Systems, Inc
2003   Newbury Fine Arts, (5 person show), Boston
2002   Tucson Plein Air Painters' Society Exhibition
2002   Newbury Fine Arts, (5 person show), Boston
2002   Celebrate! Exhibition, Tucson (in support of the Arizona Cancer Center)
2001   Newbury Fine Arts Figurative Group Exhibition, Boston, USA
2000   Newbury Fine Arts Millennium Group Exhibition, Boston, USA
1999   Newbury Fine Arts Figurative Group Exhibition, Boston, USA
1998   Newbury Fine Arts Figurative Group Exhibition, Boston, USA
1998   Salmagundi Club 21st Annual Open Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York, NY
1997   American Artists Professional League 69th Grand National Exhibition, New York
1997   Audubon Artists 55th Annual Exhibition, New York
1997   Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 101st Annual Exhibition, at the National Arts Club, New York
1997   Salmagundi Club 20th Annual Non-Members Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York


Exhibitions in Australia:

2009   Victorian Artists Society Portrait Exhibition
2008   A. M. E. Bale Art Award Exhibition of Finalists, 2008.
2008   Australian Art Excellence Awards Exhibition (Invitational)
2006-  Australian Guild of Realist Artists, 'Australia at Large' 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
2009
2006   Australian Guild of Realist Artists Summer Member Exhibition
2006   A. M. E. Bale Art Award Exhibition of Finalists
1997   Victorian Artists Society 'Artist of the Year' Invitational Exhibition
1994   Solo Exhibition: Cato Gallery, Victorian Artists Society Galleries, Melbourne
1992-  Victorian Artists Society juried exhibitions
2001   
1993-  Alice Bale Art Award (National Juried Exhibition)
1998
1992-  Camberwell Rotary annual juried art exhibition
2008
1991-  Sherbrooke Art Award exhibitions
1997
1994   Kew Gallery Invitational Exhibition, Dec.


AWARDS:

Awards in USA:
2019   Second Place, Boldbrush Art Awards
2018   Finalist, Southwest Art Artistic Excellence Awards
2017   Best Signature Award of Excellence, Oil Painters National Exhibition
2016   Finalist, Southwest Art Artistic Excellence Awards
2016   Finalist, Art Renewal Center 12th Annual International ARC Salon
2015   Honorable Mention, Gilcrease Museum, Collectors Reserve Exhibition
2014   Finalist, Art Renewal Center 2014-15 International ARC Salon.
2013   Best Social Commentary - Runner Up Award, Art Renewal Center 2013-2014 International ARC         Salon.
2013   Finalist, Art Renewal Center 2013-2014 International ARC Salon(Figurative Category).
2013   4th Merit Award, Portrait Society of America, Annual Members Competition(Portrait "Outside the         Box" Category)
2013   Honorable Mention, The Potrait Society of America, Annual Members Competition
        (Still Life Category)
2012   Finalist, Southwest Art Magazine Artistic Excellence Competition
2012   Second Prize, The Artist's Magazine 29th Annual Art Competition
2012   Honorable Mention, Oil Painters of America, Online Summer Showcase
2011   Finalist, Art Renewal Center 2011-2012 International ARC Salon,(Figurative Category).
2012   Finalist, RayMar Art Competition
2012   Finalist, The Artist's Magazine 29th Annual Art Competition, (Landscape and Interiors Category)
2012   Finalist, Sourecetek Cover Competition
2011   Two pieces chosen as Finalists, The Artist's Magazine, 28th Annual Art Competition
2011   Honorable Mention, Member's Only Portrait Competition, Portrait Society of America
2009   First Place, 'Fresh Visions', Tucson Plein Air Painters Exhibition, Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum
2009   Finalist, The Artist's Magazine 26th Annual Art Competition
2009   Jury's Favorite 15%, Fine Art Views Painting Competition, October
2008-  Semi-Finalist, Art Renewal Center International ARC Salon
2009
2009   Finalist, Fine Art Views Painting Competition (March-April 2009); Jury's Favorite 15%, Fine Art         Views
2009   Painting Competition (August 2009); Jury's Favorite 15%, Fine Art Views Painting Competition         (September 2009)
2007   Top 100 Finalist, Art Renewal Center International 2007 ARC Salon
2007   Helen G. Oehler Memorial Award for Artistic Excellence, American Artists Professional League 79th         Grand National Exhibition
1998   Sharon & Danielle Ortlip Memorial Award, 21st Annual Open Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York
1997   Gold Medal of Honor, Audubon Artists 55th Annual Exhibition, New York
1997   New Jersey Chapter Award for Artistic Excellence, American Artists Professional League 69th Grand         National Exhibition
1997   Leonard J. Meiselman Memorial Award, Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 101st Annual Exhibition,         New York
1997-  Manhattan Arts International – Artist Showcase Award Winner
1998
1997   Presidents Award, 20th Annual Non-Members Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, New York


Awards in Australia:
2009   Finalist, Australian Guild of Realist Artists Australia at Large May 2009 (Two paintings   &enps;           Commended)
2008   Finalist, A. M. E. Bale National Art Award
2008   Certificate of Recognition awarded by the Australian Guild of Realist Artists for consistently high         quality of work in Guild exhibitions
2008   Finalist, Australian Guild of Realist Artists, 'Australia at Large' Autumn(April) 2008
        (Highly Commended and Very Highly Commended).
2007   Finalist, Australian Guild of Realist Artists, 'Australia at Large', Autumn 2007
        (Two pieces Commended).
2006   Commended, Australian Guild of Realist Artists, Summer Member Exhibition
2006   Highly Commended, Australian Guild of Realist Artists, 'Australia at Large' Spring
2006   Finalist, A.M.E. Bale National Art Award
2006   Highly Commended, Australian Guild of Realist Artists, 'Australia at Large' Autumn
1999   Highly Commended, Victorian Artists Society Deputy Lord Mayor's Award Exhibition
1997   Finalist and winner of the Gordon Moffat Award, 'Artist of the Year' Award Exhibition, Victorian         Artists Society
1995   First Prize (Mavis Hill Acquisitive Award) Sherbrooke Spring Exhibition
1994   Award for Oil painting, A. M. E. Bale National Art Awards
1992   Hans Heysen Award, Sherbrooke Art Society
1996   Highly Commended, Wangaratta Art Exhibition
1995   Highly Commended, Streeton, Roberts & McCubbin Exhibition
1994   Highly Commended, Sherbrooke Spring Exhibition


EDUCATION AND TRAINING:

2004   Florence Academy of Art, Italy
1996   Realist Painting and Portrait Painting, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
1990-  Studies with practicing artists in Melbourne Australia (1990-1993)
1993
1980-  (Bachelor of Science, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 1980-82)
1982


BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Southwest Art Feature Article:

2014   "Enthralling Moments", Pauline Roche Honors the Creative Process, by Bonnie Gangelhoff,                    Southwest Art, February 2014

The Artist's Magazine Feature Article and Cover:

2013   "For the Love of Painting" by BJ Foreman. The Artist's Magazine, November 2013.
2013   AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR, May 2013 "An Enduring Tradition" - Oil Painters of America National         Exhibition Preview
2012   SOUTHWEST ART, December, 2012 Artistic Excellence - Meet the 13 Artists Who Came Out on Top         in Our Annual Art Competition.
2012   AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR, October 2012
2012   October Art Show Preview - "Western Wonders. Oil Painters of America 2012 Western Regional         Exhibition heads to Denver, Colorado."
2012   THE ARTIST'S MAGAZINE, December 2012
2012   Winners of the 29th Annual Art Competition 2012.
2011   AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR, November 2011.
        "Life in Action" Artist Focus: Pauline Roche
2010   THE ARTIST'S MAGAZINE, January 2010. Competition Spotlight.
2009   AMERICAN ART COLLECTOR, August 2009.
2009   August Art Show Preview - The 2009 Oil Painters of America Western Regional Exhibition.
2007   AMERICAN ARTIST feature article: 'Contemplating the Past, Painting the Present' by James A.         Metcalfe. May 2007.
2006   Marquis Who's Who in America, 2006-present
2004   Marquis Who's Who of American Women, 2004-present
2008   Tucson Lifestyle Home and Garden Magazine, Local Artist profile 2008
1997   Manhattan Artist International Magazine, summer issues 1997 and 1998
1997   Wellesley Townsman Newspaper, Massachesetts: 'Answering a Call to the Art World' 1997
1994   Antiques and Art in Victoria, Australia: 'Award Winning Artist in Profile' 1994
1994   Southern Cross Newspaper, Australia; 'Artist with Nerve in Her Life and Art' 1994


MEMBERSHIPS:

Oil Painters of America(Signatory Member)
California Art Club(Artist Member)
Portrait Society of America
Laguna Plein Air Painters Association(Artist Member)
Australian Guild of Realist Artists
Victorian Artists Society (Signatory Member)


COLLECTIONS:

Ventana Medical Sytems Corporate Collection, Tucson, AZ. USA
Melbourne Museum Corporate Collection, Australia
Jergens Corporate Collection, Australia.