I.S. Levitz - Ilona Levitz - Abstract Painter
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I.S. Levitz: Artist, Educator, Curator
Studio 10A
Farmington Valley Arts Center
Avon, Connecticut 06001
Telephone:  (860) 236-2479

Education: Wesleyan Univ., Middletown, CT, Graduate Program, 1978-79
Hartford Art School, University of Hartford, 1975-77
Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, Private Tutorial, 1970-72
Vesper George School of Art, Boston, MA, Graduated 1965
By Invitation:


Farmington Valley Arts Center, Recent Paintings, August, 2009 
Junior League, Decorator Showcase House, 2009 
Chase Gallery, Mandell Jewish Community Center, Connecticut,April, 2009
Japanalia Eiiko,West Hartford, Connecticut, 2006
Candle Light, Open Studios, Arts Center, Avon, Connecticut, November, 2003-10
University of Hartford, Art School, Taub Gallery, 2003
“New York Cow Parade 2000”
University of Connecticut Health Center, 1998-1999
Promenade Gallery, Bushnell Memorial, Hartford, CT, 1998
“Women in the Arts”, New Haven, Connecticut, 1995
Arts in Healthcare, Yale New Haven Hospital, Connecticut, 1995
“Three Women Artist”, Chase-Freedman Gallery, Hartford Jewish Community Center, 1994.
“Artist in Residence”, Brandeis University, National Women’s Committee, 1994
Wave Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut Joan Joseph Gallery, West Hartford, Connecticut, 1992
Two Designing Women, Collinsville, Connecticut, 1992
Oneta Gallery, West Hartford, Connecticut, 1991
“Immerging Artists”, The Slater Memorial Museum, Norwich, CT One Women Show, The Salt Box Gallery, West Hartford, CT 1983


"Who's Who In American Art" 2007-20i0
"Vibrant Colors Mark New Abstract Exhibit,West Hartford News, 2009
"Art of The Game " Jewish Ledger, 2009 
Ives Quartet, 10th Season, 2009
"Glowing Abstractions",Hartford Advocate, October 2004 
" A Wealth Of Painterly Talent", Hartford Advocate, October 2003 
“Art for the Cure”, New Britain Museum, Jurors Statement, 2001 
Who’s Who of American Women, The Millennium Edition
Cow Parade, New York 2000, Workman Publishing, New York 
“Critic’s Choice, Redefining Real”, The Hartford Advocate, 1998 
“Different Approaches to Abstraction”, Journal Inquirer, 1998 
“Who’s Who of American Women”, 1997-2010 
“Connecticut Vision”, New York Times, 1992 
Art New England, (Art Review) 1990 
Farmington Valley Herald, (Art Review) 1989 
New London Day, (Art Review) 1987 
“Depth, Vitality Mark Show”, The Hartford Courant 
“Jury’s Verdict”, New Haven Advocate, 1982

Prizes: Wintonbury Art League, Bloomfield, Connecticut, 1995
Purchase Award, Town of Bloomfield, 1991
New Britain Museum of American Art, 1985
Garfield Award, New Haven Paint and Clay, 1982
Saybrook Art Association, Saybrook, Connecticut, 1970
Juried Exhibits: “Drawing and Print Show”, Art Works, Hartford, CT, 1997 “
Artworks 25th Annual Juried Show”, 1996
“Miracles”, 100 Pearl Street, Hartford, Connecticut, 1996
West Hartford Art League Juried Exhibit, 1995 and 1996
“Connecticut Vision”, Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT 1992
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, 1988-1995 Wintonbury Art Association, Bloomfield, CT, 1982-1995
Northwestern Connecticut Art Association, Winsted, CT, 1983
Connecticut Water Color Society, 1982-1986, 1990-1995
40th Annual Connecticut Artist Exhibit, Silvermine Guild, Norwalk, Connecticut, 1983
Brush and Palette, New Haven, Connecticut, 1992
New Haven Paint and Clay, 1982-1987
New Britain Museum of American Art, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1990
The Aetna Institute Gallery, Hartford, Connecticut, 1984
Board Positions:

Farmington Valley Arts Center 2004-2008
West Hartford Art League 2000-2003        
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts, 1995 - 1998 
Chairperson, Arts Committee, Greater Hartford Jewish Community Center, West Hartford, Connecticut 1980-1984
Vice President Brandies University ,Women's Committee Hartford,1979-1980
Director, National Council Of Jewish Women, Hartford , 1976-1978


New Hartford Art League 4th Annual Exhibit, 2009             
Joy of Art, Hospital For Special Care, 2004
Art for the Cure, New Britain Museum of American Art, 2001
Cheshire Art Association, 1999 
Scholarship Awards, West Hartford Art League, 1998, 2003
Selection Committee, West Hartford Art League, 1979-1983


Met Life, Artist-In-Residence, New Britain Museum of American, Art 2010   
A Painters Master Class,West Hartford, 2010 
Composition,Rhythm and Color Vision, 2007-2009
Rhythms and Color Passages,2004-2006 
Master Class “Great Color”, West Hartford Art League, 2003 
“Cezanne and Beyond”, West Hartford Art League, 1995-2003 
My Story in Pictures” and “Great Art”, Created Summer Program for Elementary School Children, West Hartford Art League Drawing Class, Beginner and Advanced, West Hartford Continuing Education, 1986-1990 
Painting and Collage, Hartford Jewish Community Center, 1991

Works: Public and Private Collections

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All art and writings by I. S. Levitz are 2002-2012 I. S. Levitz
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