Ida Schmulowitz, was the coordinator of Gallery Night Providence for over ten years. She graduated RISD with a BFA in painting in 1974. She is excited to lead the collectors tour because she and her husband (John Riedel ) love collecting art and craft. Their collection includes paintings by former RISD teachers John Frazier, Richard Merkin, and Robert Hamilton, as well as contemporary RI artists, outsider artists, former RISD classmates, and Ida’s painting students.
Schmulowitz most recent exhibit of her paintings was a solo exhibit at Soprafina Gallery, Boston (March 2017). Other solo shows include Hammond Harkins Gallery, Columbus OH, URI Fine Arts Center Main Gallery, Newport Art Museum, Bannister Gallery at RIC, Hunt Cavanagh Gallery, at PC, CCRI Gallery, and the Atrium Gallery at the State Administration Building. Group shows include RISD Alumni and Faculty Show at Gallery 53 , Boothbay Harbor, ME, “Locally Made” and “Down to Earth: The Enduring Landscape” both at the RISD Museum of Art, and “Legacies in Paint: The Mentor Project” at the Newport Art Museum. Awards include a MacDowell Colony Fellowship and a residency at Weir Farm.
Ida’s website can be found at idaschmulowitz.com
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