Jul
7
Jul 9

Fringe Festival Boston

My artwork and first art installation will be part of this years Fringe Festival in Boston MA. 

Please join us for the festivities and view my work at the Gallery at 808 Commonwealth Avenue. Art Gallery at 808 Commonwealth Ave will be open to the public all day with continuous musical and performance acts throughout the day. A detailed schedule with all artists and acts will be released in the near future.

For more information, visit Fringe Festival's website


May
12
May 31

South Street Gallery Opening of "Conceptual Realism: Artwork by Renée Caouette"

Vernissage for my opening at the South Street Gallery is 12 May from 6-9 PM 

Conceptual Realism by Renée Caouette
solo exhibit May 9 - 31, 2017
opening Friday, May 12, 6-9pm

Painting Demonstration on Saturday, May 13 from 12 to 2 pm:

Renée will demonstrate a still life painting from life in oils using the "alla prima" technique. She will explain the importance of value, tone, strong light, and drawing technique within painting. Using a still life set up from life, you can see the process and how to make an organized and compositionally thoughtful painting. 

Artist’s Talk on Sunday, May 21 from 2 to 4pm:

"Networking, Artistic collaborations and synthesis of arts"

Networking for the art market: importance of community and collaborating with artists. 
Renée will discuss her craft, process, and how to network and make the most of collaborations in the artists' community. She will share a bit about her work, herself, and her different art projects, including the latest workshops with Simona Minns. Simona Minns is going to present her contemporary performance company "Syntheater", and discuss different ways of synthesizing diverse forms of artistic expression. Can a painting sing? Can a piece of music speak in colors and shapes? Can a dancer move based on mathematical equation? What are the commonalities between all the arts? These and more similar questions will be brought and discussed during Simona's presentation.

about Simona:
Simona Minns is a jazz singer, composer and artistic director originally from Lithuania, currently living and working in Boston MA. Simona has degrees in jazz vocal performance from The Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater and a composition degree from Berklee College of Music of Boston MA. In 2015 Simona was awarded the Berklee Outstanding Jazz Vocalist Award. As a performer she embraces a wide range of styles and genres, such as jazz standards, her own jazz arrangements, contemporary music, original compositions and traditional Lithuanian music. Simona has founded a contemporary performance company "Syntheater" which produces dance theater performances, artistic workshops, and networking events in the Greater Boston Area. Simona's latest project "A Hunger Artist" recently received The Boston Foundation Live Arts Boston grant award.

about Renée:
Renée has lived between Boston and Paris, France for the past five years studying fine art and art history. She has traveled throughout Europe and North America researching artwork ranging from the primitive and ancient to contemporary arts. Aesthetically, Renée’s work is influenced by her classical sensibilities and art historical background that have developed throughout her travels and studies. In these paintings and her continued work, Renée explores ubiquitous themes through the eyes of a millennial such as identity, feminism, death, equality, and addiction, making her work not a quotidian narrative but rather a relevant and relatable story. As a professional female artist, Renée feels the need to express the American (and really Global) zeitgeist, and the expanding Diaspora of the world. Grounded in realism and figurative narratives, her works are highly conceptual; everything is thoughtful with a subtle message.  Fascinated with the symbolism of the northern renaissance, the grotesque, mysticism, and contemporary performance arts, Renée has fused these ideas together to create a body of work that is uniquely her own as a representational artist in a contemporary art world. In June 2016 she was awarded a grant by The Ringholz Foundation to fund her latest painting project, and invited to the Bakehouse Art Complex Residency Program during Miami Art Basel. Renée has exhibited throughout the United States and France, including Paris, New York City, Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles, among others. She was invited to join the Copley Society of Boston and the Salmagundi Club of NYC last year. Most recently, the muralist, Kent Twitchell, awarded her the “Patron Award” at the Brand Art Center’s 43rd annual juried exhibition in Los Angeles, CA. He commented that her work shows “devotion to the picture plane; she is not trying to jump on anyone’s bandwagon” and “sincerity”, making her work valuable and unique in the art world.

May
4
6:00 pm18:00

Copley Society of Art Spring Auction

  • Copley Society

Join us May 4th for the Copley Society's annual fresh paint spring auction.  My piece "Spanish Landscape" is up for bidding at the silent auction.

For more information, see link below

http://www.copleysociety.org/exhibition/fresh-paint-2017

Dec
2
Dec 17

Art100 Boston

  • Piano Craft Gallery

Third annual art exhibition featuring more than 450 original works of art by over 60 artists from December 2-17, 2016 at the Piano Craft Gallery. The exhibition will include paintings, photographs, ceramic and glass sculptures, limited edition prints, and mixed media constructions created by established and emerging artists working in the New England area. Each work is priced at one hundred dollars.

The exhibition commences with a reception on Friday, December 2 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Art100 Boston is open to the public. There is no admission fee.

The Art 100 Boston exhibition will be open Tuesday-Friday, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and by appointment.

https://www.facebook.com/gallerypf

Sotheby's "Featured Artist" of the month and "First Thursday Art Walk"
Sep
1
6:00 pm18:00

Sotheby's "Featured Artist" of the month and "First Thursday Art Walk"

Sotheby's "First Thursdays Art Walk" Featuring Artist Renée Caouette

OPENING RECEPTION: September 1 from 6-8PM at 673 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain.

Sotheby's has invited me to be their "featured artist" this month and will be showing my work tomorrow at their gallery for the "First Thursday Art Walk".  The show will be up for the month of September.

Hope to see you there!

Aug
27
6:00 pm18:00

Renaissance Women: Paintings by Shelley Layton and Renée Caouette

  • Sandpaper Factory Gallery

Opening Gala at the Sandpaper Factory

Saturday, August 27th from 6-9 PM
Sandpaper Factory Gallery, 83 East Water Street, Rockland

Featuring musical performance by the Simona Minns Jazz Trio 
Simona Minns (vocals), Rinat Tregerman (piano), Sagit Zilberman (saxophone) 


Join us at the Sandpaper Factory for the gallery’s first opening, featuring the exhibit “Renaissance Women”, works by Shelley Layton and Renée Caouette. They invite you into their studios to see the life of an artist. Both bridge classical ideals of oil painting with today’s evolving aesthetics. Grounded in realism, Layton and Caouette express the world through the eyes of a renaissance woman - bringing their love for the classical into the modern age of art. They share a common thread in the use of warm tones with light and shadow, giving their paintings a mysterious and compelling quality. This makes their oeuvres relative to many artistic periods, and therefore timeless. 

At the opening, enjoy light refreshments, jazz and experimental performances by the Simona Minns Jazz Trio, and explore the artists’ studios.

May
13
May 19

Defining Joy: The Beauty Within

  • Galerie Metanoia

Collective Show at Galerie Metanoia in Paris France.  Two of my latest pieces will be featured in the exhibition. 

Vernissage (Opening Reception) May 13th at 6 PM

The show closes May 19th

Mar
25
6:00 pm18:00

Closing Reception for Contemporary Realism: Impressions by four Boston Artists at the Piano Craft Gallery

  • Piano Craft Gallery

Please join us for the closing reception of my co-curated show with Dave Kaphammer, Diane Reed Sawyer, and Janet Schwartz at the Piano Craft Gallery 793 Tremonst St, Boston.  

We have received wonderful reviews on our exhibit, and want to extend you another invitation to come see the show before it closes Sunday, March 29th. 

There will be light refreshments and music. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Mar
12
Apr 2

Gallery Seven "Feast"

  • Gallery Seven

Three of my pieces are part of "Feast" and my work Boiling Over won "Best in Show"!!! Look forward to seeing you at the opening on March 12th!

GALLERY SEVEN’S “FEAST: Images of the Edible” 

Reception Date: March 12th from 7-9 p.m. (Snow Date: March 19th from 7-9 p.m.) 

Exhibition Dates: Feb. 23rd - April 2nd, 2016

GUEST JUROR: Kaveh Mojtabai is the founder and publisher of Artscope magazine, a media company currently in it’s 10th year that is dedicated to reviewing art exhibits, covering cultural events, connecting artists with their audience and creating access to the arts. Artscope contributes to news columns at worldwide media outlets such as CNN and participates in shows such as Art Basel in Switzerland and Miami. Kaveh has worked on projects like co-curating the “A Politic” exhibit that showcased the worldwide acclaimed AbrahamObama billboard and he has recently juried at the Copley Society, Galatea Fine Arts in Boston, and the Milton Art Museum. 

Mar
4
Mar 31

Opening Reception for "Contemporary Realism: Impressions by four Boston Artists"

  • Piano Craft Gallery

Contemporary Realism:  Impressions by four Boston Artists

featuring works by Renée Caouette, David Kaphammer, Janet Schwartz and a fourth artist TBA

Opening Reception: March 4th from 6-10 at the Piano Craft Gallery (snow date the following Friday March 11th 6-10)

light refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served.  

Over 20 pieces by each artist will be featured at this group show co-curated by myself and the other participating artists.  The show displays the use of realism in our contemporary art world through the eyes of four distinctly different realist artists.  

Looking forward to seeing you at the reception! 

Gallery hours:  Fridays 6-8, Saturdays and Sundays 12-5, or by appointment

Feb
6
Apr 22

Duxbury Art Association Annual Winter Juried Show

  • Duxbury Art Association

The Duxbury Art Association's annual winter juried show has awarded one of my pieces, "Atelier" which will be included in their annual winter juried show 

Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: Saturday February 6th at 7:30 PM

The Reception includes many talented and amazing artists and their works with "gourmet hors d'oeuvres" and a cash bar.  This is a ticketed event, available at the door or $35.00 online.

If you are in the area, I would love to see you there! 

 

Jan
8
Feb 3

James Library and Art Center Solo Exhibit

  • James Library and Art Center

My first solo show at the James Library will highlight my latest works exploring the idea of our surroundings being extensions of ourselves.  The objects we keep and environments we dwell in are expressions of who we are as individuals.  With this idea, I have created a body of work that describes my family members through still life.  Taking objects and composed scenes to create "portraits" of each person, describing who they are as individuals, and how I view them. 

Please come join us for the opening on January 8, 2016 from 6-8PM.  Look forward to seeing you there! 

 

Dec
4
Dec 18

Art 100 Boston

  • Piano Craft Gallery

EXHIBITION OPENING:
DECEMBER 4, 2015 6-10p (Friday)
at the Piano Craft Gallery

793 Tremont Street Boston, MA

GALLERY OPEN:
December 4-19 (Friday)
Tues-Fri 3:30-8p
Sat & Sun
1-6p

CLOSING: (Saturday)
December 19 1-6p


Attend and support Boston local artists, get amazing art from cutting edge artists for an affordable price during the Holiday Season.

Hosting around 70 artists selling 6-10 pieces
each for $100 a piece in support of local contemporary art and the donation proceeds to Susan G. Komen Massachusetts Foundation for Breast Cancer Research.

Nov
13
Dec 1

South Shore Arts Center Annual Juried Show

  • South Shore Arts Center

On the Edge—National Juried Exhibition. Denise Markonish, Mass MOCA Museum Curator, juror

November 13–December 20, 2015

Opening Reception: November 13, 6–8 pm

One of my portraits is part of the group show, look forward to seeing you at the reception!