Florida Artists Group

  Area IV Member

  Roberta Schofield — Painter, Photographic Artist

  Roberta Schofield
Balancing Act
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  Roberta Schofield
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  Roberta Schofield
  Roberta Schofield
Solar Power
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  Roberta Schofield
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Member of Flag since
FLAG Positions Served:
Treasurer - 2004- 2010
Newsletter Editor 1989- 2004 , 2010- 2015
Web Master- 2003-2010

Roberta's Bio

Born in West Virginia in 1945, Schofield earned an MFA in Painting in 1979 from the University of South Florida.  Since then, she has exhibited her work all over the US in solo and group shows. Her most recent solo exhibitions were at TECO Public Art Gallery in Tampa, Florida; Pakhuis6 Gallery in Rotterdam, The Netherlands; the Turner Center for the Arts in Valdosta, Georgia; and at Opus 39 in St. Augustine, FL.  Her work was included in “The Heroic and Sublime: Large-Scale Work by Contemporary Women Artists” at the Gulf Coast Museum of Art in Largo, FL and in “Peoples Choice” exhibition at the Polk Museum of Art.  She has held faculty appointments at the University of South Florida, South Florida Junior College, the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire, and at St. Petersburg Junior College.  She has lectured extensively; most notably at Jamestown Community College in Olean, NY;  Campbellsville College in KY;  the Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland; Eau Claire County Public School System in WI; Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa; Valencia Community College in Orlando; and Hillsborough Community College in Tampa.
Schofield’s manipulated photographs have won a second prize award at the Scarfone/Hartley Gallery in Tampa, a merit award at the 59th Annual All Florida Juried Competition and Exhibition at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, and two honorable mentions from http://www.artaddiction.net.  She plans a series of manipulations of photographs of the various forms of water, as one of the most basic requirements for life, in hopes to raise awareness of the fragile nature of our planet and the need to preserve it.

Artists Statement:

Schofield’s images use a wide range of subjects, all processed through photo-editing software to emerge with painterly and fantasy qualities that reveal her artist’s vision for color, line, volume, and texture. Beginning with ordinary photos, Schofield manipulates these to varying degrees, until each becomes a product of her personal vision. Her photos are drawn from many sources: travel, social functions, her work as a photographer for a local newspaper, her paintings, even photographs of documents. With manipulations applied to an image until it becomes something new, the worlds created in the computer take on a reality of their own, both modern and timeless.

Exhibitions and Awards:

Solo and Two Person Exhibits (significant):

2011           TECO Plaza Gallery, Tampa, FL
2006          Pakhuis6 Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
                    Turner Center for the Arts, Valdosta, GA
2005          Clayton Galleries, Tampa, FL
2003          Clayton Galleries, Tampa, FL
                   Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL
2002          Cudahy’s Gallery, Richmond, VA
2000          The Capitol Gallery, Tallahassee, FL
1999           Cudahy's Gallery, Richmond, VA
1997           Cudahy's Gallery, Richmond, VA
1996           Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury, NC
1995           Broward Community College, Pembroke Pines, FL
1994           Visual Arts Center of NW Florida, Panama City, FL
1993           Clayton Galleries, Tampa, FL
                    Cudahy's Gallery, Richmond, VA
1991           Jacksonville Coalition for the Visual Arts, FL
1990           Stein Gallery, Tampa, FL
1989           The Capitol Gallery, Tallahassee, FL
1987           Berry College, Rome, GA
                    Jamestown Community College, Olean, NY
1986           Florida Center for Contemporary Art, Tampa, FL
                    Gallery E, Evergreen, CO
1985           Capricorn Galleries, Bethesda, MD
1983           West Liberty College, WV
1980           Campbellsville College, Campbellsville, KY

Group Exhibits (significant):

2013           University of Eastern Kentucky, Richmond, KY
2012           Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs, FL
2011           Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL
                    Cornell Museum of Art and American Culture, Delray Beach, FL
2010           Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
2009           Leepa Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs, FL
2008          Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL
2006          Museum of Science & Industry, Daytona Beach, FL
2005          Gulf Coast Museum of Art, Largo, FL
                    Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL
2002           Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
2000          National Assoc. of Women Artists, New York, NY
1999           Shelter Rock Gallery, Manhasset, NY
1997           ISE Art Foundation, Soho, New York, NY
1996           Valencia Community College, Orlando, FL
1995           Port Royal Plantation, Hilton Head Island, SC
1993           Polk Museum of Art, Winter Haven, FL
1992           LeMoyne Art Foundation, Tallahassee, FL
1990           Crescent Gallery, Huntington, NY
1989           Miami University Art Gallery, Oxford, OH
1985           Orange County Art Association, Fullerton, CA
                    Chautauqua Art Association, NY
1984           Eau Claire Area Regional Arts Council, WI
1983           Milwaukee Art museum, WI
                    Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
1981           Art Center Association, Louisville, KY

Awards (significant):

2013          Ru Israels Memorial Award: LeMoyne Cener for the Visual Arts, Tallahassee, FL
                   Honorable Mention: Eastern Kentucky University Chautauqua, Richmond, KY
2010          Equal Merit Award: Boca Raton Museum of Art, FL
2003          Best of Show: St. Augustine Art Center, FL
2002          Best of Show: The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL
2001          Grant: Arts Council of Hillsborough County, FL
1997           Second Prize: Ridge Art Assoc., Winter Haven, FL
1995           Third Prize: Port Royal Plantation, Hilton Head, SC
1990           Grant: Arts Council of Hillsborough County, FL
1987-88     Grant: Florida Individual Artist’s Fellowship
1986           Best of Show: Ridge Art Association, Winter Haven, FL
1984           First Prize: Eau Claire Arts Council, WI
1983           Best in Show: The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL
1982           Second Prize: Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL
1982           Second Prize: The Arts Center, St. Petersburg, FL
1982           Mary Hulitar Award: The Society of the Four Arts, Palm Beach, FL