Ida Schmulowitz is the Coordinator of Gallery Night Providence. She graduated from RISD with a BFA in painting. Solo shows in RI include the Newport Art Museum, Bannister Gallery at Rhode Island College, CCRI, Warwick Art Museum, Atrium Gallery at the RI State Administration Building, Hunt Cavanagh Gallery at Providence College, and Lenore Gray Gallery. Invitationals include “Locally Made” and “Down to Earth:The Enduring Landscape” at the RISD Museum of Art, “Legacies in Paint: The Mentor Project” at the Newport Art Museum, Providence Art Windows, Sarah Doyle Gallery at Brown University, Krause Gallery at Moses Brown School, the Providence Art Club and Gallery Agniel. Schmulowitz has also had one person shows at Hammond Harkins Gallery in Columbus, Ohio, and exhibited as part of the MacDowell Colony 100th year celebration in Concord, NH, had a two person show at Gallery Merz in Sag Harbor, N.Y., and been part of the New Artists Invitational at the Maienza Wilson Gallery in Santa Barbara, Ca. Awards include a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, a residency at Weir Farm, and first prize in the RI Open Competition at the Warwick Art Museum. Her professional experience includes lecturing at the RISD Museum as part of the Artist Speak Series and the New/Now lecture series, lecturing as part of the “ Insights Series” sponsored by The Pawtucket Arts Collaborative, and lecturing on landscape at the Providence Art Club. Her website can be found atidaschmulowitz.com
JOHN RIEDEL and
6:20 Collectors Tour
John Riedel and Ida Schmulowitzhave amassed a great collection of art in the 36 years they have been together. John began collecting antique bottles as a teenager and has continued collecting ever since. Ida’s love of collecting art began at RISD, trading paintings with fellow students.
Their joint collection includes paintings by former RISD professors John Frazier and Richard Merkin, watercolors by Florence Leif, and works by contemporary RI artists. John’s personal collection includes 300 posters from Fort Thunder artists and outsider art. Ida’s collection includes former RISD professor Robert Hamilton, work by RI artisans, and paintings by many of the students that she has taught at Hamilton House and The Pace Organization of RI.