41 N. Union Street
Lambertville, NJ 08530
(908) 766-2720
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Paula B. Holtzclaw

Tea Time - SOLD

Tea Time - SOLD

Looking West - SOLD

Looking West - SOLD

Summer's End - Sold

Summer's End - Sold

Tacking - Sold

Tacking - Sold

Rivers Spring - Sold

Rivers Spring - Sold

Dunes at Sunset - Sold

Dunes at Sunset - Sold

Sundown - Sold

Sundown - Sold

Last Glance - Sold

Last Glance - Sold

Evening Moon - Sold

Evening Moon - Sold

Cup with Red Berries - Sold

Cup with Red Berries - Sold

Autumn Tides - Sold

Autumn Tides - Sold

Afternoon Gathering - Sold

Afternoon Gathering - Sold

Kumquats - Sold

Kumquats - Sold

Highlands Respite - Sold

Highlands Respite - Sold

Peonies with Asian Bowl - Sold

Peonies with Asian Bowl - Sold

Inlet Skiffs - Sold

Inlet Skiffs - Sold

Orange Study - Sold

Orange Study - Sold

Rio Verde - Sold

Rio Verde - Sold

Mountain Apples - Sold

Mountain Apples - Sold

Afternoon Respite - Sold

Afternoon Respite - Sold

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"I choose to paint what is beautiful and meaningful, knowing that this act of celebrating and communicating the beauty in this world has the power to uplift and inspire."

Paula’s love of art began at an early age, passed on to her she believes, by her grandmothers, both of whom were artists. Although this creative desire was always present, Paula pursued a different path through college. After a 20 year medical career and raising her twin sons, she returned to her original passion and began painting full time. Always a willing and eager student, she remains committed to honing her artistic skills. "Travel has been an important impetus for my art. New sights and being outdoors stimulate my desire for plein air painting. Creating quick studies provide the opportunity to learn from nature itself, the greatest of all teachers. I have been fortunate to study under such fine mentors as Joni Falk, Linda Glover Gooch and Scott Christensen."

Summary of Achievements and Awards 2009-2014

2014

  • Awarded Signature membership WPSE, Women Painters of the Southeast

2013

  • Gold Medal Award, Signature Member, American Women Artists National Exhibition
  • American Impressonists Society 14th National Exhibition
  • Oil Painters of America, Eastern Reginal Show
  • Juried Salon Show
  • Oil Painters of America 22nd National Juried Exhibition
  • Salon International 2013
  • Third Place Award,Women Painters of the SouthEast, Juried Exhibition
  • Paint NC! Plein Air Imvitational
  • Boldbrush Art Competition Fav 15%, January 2013
  • Awarded signature status with the Plein Air Artists of Colorado (PAAC)
  • Featured Art of the West Magazine, "Let there be Light", March 2013

2012

  • Finalist in Artists Magazine’s 29th Annual Competition 2012 , Artists Magazine, December 2012 and SWArt magazine Jan 2013 issue
  • Finalist in SWArt’s Artistic Excellence Competition, December 2012 issue
  • Invited into membership: PAP-SE, Plein-Air Painters of the SouthEast (www.pap-se.com)
  • Award of Excellence, Women Artists of the West, National Juried Exhibition
  • American Women Artists Master and Signature Member Show
  • American Women Artists Member and Juried Show
  • Miniatures by Maritime Masters Invitational
  • Germanton Gallery 20th Annual Invitational Miniature Show
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters "Best of America" National
  • Breckenridge Juried Art Show
  • 27th Annual Bosque Art Classic
  • 33rd Annual International Marine Art Exhibition
  • American Art Collector’s "Award of Excellence", Women Painters of the Southeast Annual Juried Exhibition
  • Oil Painters of America 21st Annual National Exhibition
  • Paint North Carolina! Invitational, Gallery Award - Plein Air Painting Invitational
  • Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art
  • The Salon International
  • Boldbrush Art Competition Fav 15% "A Touch of Lace" Nov. 2012
  • Boldbrush Art Competition Fav 15%, for "Miles and Miles", March, 2012

2011

  • Awarded Signature Status American Women Artists (AWA)
  • Salon International 2011, Juror’s "Top 50" Award, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, Texas April, 2011
  • Scottsdale Salon of Fine Art, The Legacy Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ. April, 2011

2010

  • Southwest Art Magazine, "21 over 31" Rising artists to know, Award of Recognition, issue-November 2010
  • Honorable Mention, Blossom II- Art of Flowers On-line Exhibition, beginning Feb. 2011
  • Awarded "Best Impressionistic Painting - Myrtle Monteverde Memorial Award" National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society "Best of America" - Sept. 19 - Nov. 15, 2010
  • "Expressions of New England" Juried Exhibition, Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, Vermont, September 11 - December 19, 2010
  • "25th Annual Bosque Art Classic", Juried Exhibition, Judge: John Coleman. Sept. 11 - Sept. 26, 2010
  • "Small Works Show" Juried Exhibition of small works, Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, Vermont May 29 - December 19, 2010
  • Fine Art Views Art Contest, FAV 15% finalist for "Distant Rain" June 2010 - Judge: Dan Beck
  • National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society’s Signature Artist Invitational, CAC Fine Art, Estes Park, CO.
  • Salon International 2010, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
  • "Finalist", American Artists Cover Competition 2010, Acrylic division, Feature article American Artists Watercolor Magazine Summer issue 2010
  • "WAOWing the Golden State", Women Artists of the West 40th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Olaf Wieghorst Museum. El Cajon, California

2009

  • American Women Artists, Master, Signature and Competition Exhibition
  • Awarded Signature Status with the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society
  • FineArt Views Art Contest, Fav 15% (jury’s favorite 15% of the entries), September - Judge: Keiko Tanabe and July 09 - Judge: Josh Elliot
  • The National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, 19th annual "Best of America"
  • Bosque Conservatory 24th Annual Art Classic, National Juried Exhibition, Clifton, Texas, Juried by Joshua Rose, Editor of American Art Collector
  • Breckenridge Fine Arts 18th Annual Juried Art Competition, Breckenridge,Texas
  • The 30th Annual International Marine Art Exhibition, Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT.
  • The 16th Annual Maritime Art Exhibition, Coos Art Museum, Coos Bay, Oregon
  • Salon International 2009, Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, Texas
  • "Finalist" American Artistís 2009 Cover Competition, Feature article WC Magazine Summer 09 Issue
  • Selected as "Artist to Collect" by Southwest Art Magazine, July 2009
  • Awarded "Graphic Design Award", Women Artists of the West, "Wowing the Mountain State" Saks Galleries, Denver, CO.

Memberships

  • Signature Member, American Women Artists
  • Signature member Plein Air Artists of Colorado (PAAC)
  • California Art Club
  • American Impressionists Society (AIS)
  • Plein-Air Painters of the SouthEast (Pap-se)
  • Signature Member of The American Society of Marine Artists
  • Signature Member of The National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society
  • Signature Member WAOW (Women Artists of the West)
  • Oil Painters of America