Florida Artists Group

  Area IV Member

  Candace Ripoli— Painter



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Artist Bio:

Candace has a B.S. and M.S. degrees in Art Education, Fine Arts and Constructive Design from
Florida State University. She taught students in art, grades K-12 for over 30 years. Since leaving her teaching position, she has studied, practiced her craft and began to exhibit her art work more widely.

Artists Statement:

Drawing from life is my artist's way of experiencing and communicating that moment in time...
that connection...that expression...that exists and allows for exchange.
My figurative work begins in that immediacy...and continues often to reveal that exchange,
tell a story or express shared human spirit.

Selected Exhibits and Awards:

 International Colored Pencil Society Exhibits - 2002 - Award of Merit 2012
Explore This! Colored Pencil Society of America, international experimental and online exhibits,
2003, 2005, 2009, 2010 (Award of Merit), 2012, 2013, 2014 (Exceptional Award of Merit)
Signature Status 2013
Florida Artists Group Exhibitions - 2009 - 2011(Elizabeth Morse Genius Award), 2012, 2013
Biannual All Florida Show, Kuspit, Juror, 2008
Small Drawing Red Line Show, Santa Fe, NM
Ridge Art Association Fine Arts Exhibition, Best in Show, 2012
A Line...Drawing Invitational, Gainesville, FL 2012
One Person Exhibit, High Springs Coop, High Springs, FL - 2012
Municipal Services Building, Clearwater, FL – 2014