Dorothy Lorenze

original oil paintings

American Women Artists has partnered with renowned museums to bring work by female artists to 25 museums over the next 25 years. The Steamboat Art Museum is the latest (3rd) in this series of national exhibits and I am beyond thrilled that my painting Check Pleasewas accepted to this prestigious exhibit!

I'm looking forward to attending the seminars and ceremonies connected with the events celebrating women in the arts between May 24 and Sept. 2, 2019.

Dutch Apple Still Life was awarded Best in Show at Newburyport this month. The juror commented, "With all the crispness and attention to detail one would expect from a Northern Renaissance master painting, Dutch Apple Still Life shines with a photographic realism... this painting is the very essence of what painting is meant to be: presenting the illusion of three-dimensional reality on a two dimensional surface." 

Honestly, I couldn't be more thrilled with his comments about my painting!

Oil Painters of America

Eastern Regional Exhibit 2018

ALlied Artists of AMerica

Elected member

As a newly transplanted New Englander it feels, well, "noteworthy" that my painting Noteworthy was selected for the prestigious Guild of Boston Artists 2020 New England Regional Juried Exhibit. The show runs from August 29 to September 26. You can enjoy seeing the amazing company that my painting will be keeping, with appropriate social distancing. Call ahead for gallery hours.

Chick Please ©2018 Dorothy Lorenze

This cheeky painting called Chicks and Balances was submitted to the Allied Artists of America's Associate online exhibit. I was pleased to learn that it was an award winner which conferred Elected Artist status to Allied Artists of America. Quite an honor! My sincere thanks to AAA.

Southwest Art Magazine

Artist to Watch • October 2017

THe GUild of Boston Artists

New England regional Juried Exhibit

©2016 Dorothy Lorenze

Tri-State Invitational Trompe L'oeil Exhibition

I'm honored that my paintings Noteworthy and Ticket to Ride were chosen for John Peto Museum's Tri-State Invitational Trompe L'oeil Exhibit. Quoting from the show's description,

"Common place objects are painted with meticulous precision to create this deceptive realism. ... Trompe l’ Oeil artists also make use of shadows to suggest depth as well as scale and size of objects.This exhibition includes noted Trompe l ’Oeil painters as well as young and upcoming artists; artists who challenge and inspire the viewer, artists who have a sense of humor, who use nostalgia and tongue-in-cheek references."

For more about Trompe L'oeil read my  blog post .

Salmagundi CLub of New York

1ST VIce President's Award


Chicks and Balances ©2019 Dorothy Lorenze

The Guild of Boston Artists is an historic and revered arts organization. It's my absolute honor to be juried into their prestigious exhibits and for my painting, Tang and Tea, be awarded the Glenn McNutt Award for Boston School Painting in the 2023 New England Regional Juried Exhibit. An added honor is that one of the Guild's avid collectors purchased my painting!

As described on their website, the Guild was, "Founded by Edmund Tarbell, Frank Benson, Lilian Westcott Hale, Bela Pratt, Frederick Allen and 37 other exceptional painters and sculptors of the day, the Guild opened its doors to the public at its current location, 162 Newbury Street, in November of 1914. More than a third of the 42 charter members were women."

Tarbell, Benson, DeCamp and Paxton "were founders of the Boston School tradition of painting. They combined the emphasis on fine design and careful drawing of the
19th Century European academies with the vibrant color and light of the French Impressionists."

Tang and Tea ©2023 Dorothy Lorenze

East Meets West received the second highest prize at New Member Show at the  prestigious Salmagundi Art Club of New York. What an honor!

You can read more about what is behind this painting here.

Dutch Apple Still Life ©2019 Dorothy Lorenze

Noteworthy ©2017 Dorothy Lorenze

In October I was honored to have my trompe l'oeil painting Noteworthy  selected for the Oil Painters of America's Eastern Regional Exhibition of realism in Annapolis, MD. This national organization's eastern regional exhibit was held at the McBride Gallery in Annapolis which curates exceptional exhibitions throughout the year. 

Trompe l'ceil is a French term that literally means "fool the eye" and it describes a style of painting where the work is rendered in such a manner that the viewer might feel the objects are truly placed within reach. This is achieved through dramatic rendering of light and shadow giving a sense of depth to the composition.

Art News & Awards

Noteworthy ©2017 Dorothy Lorenze

THe GUild of Boston Artists

Award and Sale

This Spring I was honored by American Women Artists in their online exhibit for still life. My painting was seen by Southwest Art Magazine and they decided to interview me for their October publication as an emerging Artist to Watch! I'm grateful to the editors at Southwest Art for choosing me as well as American Women Artists for the award and exposure. You can read the feature online here, but...please go buy a copy of October's Southwest Art!

Ticket to Ride ©2017 Dorothy Lorenze

Steamboat Art Museum

American WOmen Artists exhibit

Newburyport art association

Best In Show