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Awards and Resume | Artist Geeta Pattanaik


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AWARDS
2017 - Juried into the 6" x 6" exhibit at the Randy Higbee Gallery in Costa Mesa, California.
2017 - Accepted in the August - September Plein Air Salon run by the Plein air magazine/Outdoor Painter
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2017 - Best in theme, Watercolors, in "Drip, Dribble, Splash" show at The Arts Colony of Corona.
2017 - Third place in Standard Photography in "Drip, Dribble, Splash" show at The Arts Colony of Corona.
2017 - Second Place overall in the "Curves, Lines, Patterns" show at The Arts Colony of Corona.
2017 - Best in Theme in watercolor painting category in the "Curves, Lines, Patterns" show at The Arts Colony of Corona.
2017 - First Place in watercolor painting category in the "Curves, Lines, Patterns" show at The Arts Colony of Corona.
2017 - Second Place in Drawing category in the "Curves, Lines, Patterns" show at The Arts Colony of Corona.
2017 - Juried into the Open Art Exhibition of the San Bernardino Art Association
2017 - Honorable Mention in the Open Exhibit of the San Bernardino Art Association
2017 - First Place in oil painting category in the "Tomfoolery" show at The Arts Colony of Corona.
2017 - First place in the watercolor painting category in the "Tomfoolery" show at The Arts Colony of Corona.
2017 - Third Place in the oil color category in the "Ravages of time" show at the Arts Colony of Corona.
2017 - Honorable mention in the Watercolor category in the "Bon Appetit" show at The Art Colony of Corona.

2016 - 3rd place in oil/acrylic category in the "White" show at The Arts Colony of Corona
2016 - Awarded Signature Membership of the National Watercolor Society
2016 - Honorable mention in the Watercolor category in the "Perspective" show at The Art Colony of Corona.
2016 - Accepted into the June/July competition of the 6th Annual Plein Air Salon
2016 - Accepted into the 96th Annual International Exhibition of the National Watercolor Society
2016 - Accepted with two paintings, juried into the Open show at the San Bernardino Art Association
2016 - 2nd Place in Watercolor category in the "Textures" show in The Arts Colony of Corona
2016 - 3rd Place in the Drawing/Pastel category in the "Textures" show in The Arts Colony of Corona
2016 - Merit Award in the Form/Shape category in Fallbrook Open Juried show
2016 - Accepted with two paintings juried into the National Orange Show.
2016 - Accepted with two paintings in the Spring Open juried show at The Fallbrook Art Association.
2016 - Honorable mention in Watercolor category in the "Wings" show in The Arts Colony of Corona
2015 - 3rd Place in Theme in the "Still life" show in The Arts Colony of Corona
2015 - 3rd Place in Watercolor category in the "Still life" show in The Arts Colony of Corona
2015 - 1st place in Watercolor category in the “Abstracts” show in The Arts Colony of Corona
2015 - 2nd place overall in theme in the “Abstracts” show in The Arts Colony of Corona
2015 - 2nd place in Watercolor category in the “Miniatures” exhibit at the Arts Colony of Corona.
2015 - 1st Place in Watercolor category in “Best of your Best” show at the Arts Colony of Corona.
2015 - 2nd. Place in Mixed Media category in “Best of your Best” show at the Arts Colony of Corona.
2015 - Juried into the National Orange Show in San Bernardino. Two pieces of art.

2015 - 1st Place in Watercolor category in “Emotion” exhibit at the The Arts Colony of Corona.
2014 - Winner in 8th Annual Paint the Parks competition (full size category) - will be in a traveling exhibit.
2014 - 2nd Place in the drawing category in “Dawn to Dusk” show at the Arts Colony of Corona.
2014 - 3rd Place in watercolor painting category in “Dawn to Dusk” show at the Arts Colony of Corona.
2014 - 4th Place in oil painting category in “Dawn to Dusk” show at the Arts Colony of Corona.
2014 - 2nd Place in watercolor category in “Figurative” show at the Arts Colony of Corona.

2014 - 4th Place in watercolor category in “Best of your best” exhibit at The Arts Colony of Corona.
2014 - Honorable Mention in the PAAR Paintout 2014 exhibit
2014 - 3rd place overall in the entire exhibit in the “Black gray and white” show at The Arts Colony of Corona.

2014 - First Place in the Drawing / Pastel category in the “Black gray and white” show at The Arts Colony of Corona.
2013 - Juried into the “Riverside Legacy” exhibit at Riverside Art Museum of past and current paintings of Riverside and environs
2013 - Third Prize, Watercolor category, “Shadows” show, The Art Colony of Corona
2013 - Show Committee Award in Spring Show at The Art Colony of Corona

2013 - Second Place in Watercolor Category in Winter show at The Art Colony of Corona
2013 - Honorable Mention in Artavita 4th Art contest

2012 - First Place in the Watercolor category in The Arts Colony of Corona’s Small Works exhibit
2012 - Second Place in the Watercolor category in The Arts Colony of Corona’s first exhibit
2012 - Honorable Mention in the PAAR Paintout 2012 exhibit at the Riverside Arts Museum

2011 - Honorable Mention in Corona Art Association’s Library show
2011 - Honorable Mention in the Dominick Frascella show in Corona Art Association
2011 - Honorable Mention in Paint the Parks competition 2011
2011 - Finalist in Cover design competition of Watercolor Magazine
2011 - Honorable Mention, “Spring Fling” show in Corona Art Association
2010 - Winner of Holiday ornament design contest run by Habitat for Humanity for the Inland Valley
2009 - Honorable Mention, Plein Air Contest at the San Diego County Fair at Del Mar
2009 - Third Place at the 4th Annual PAAR Paint Out 2009 Event
2008 - Second Place for Watercolors, Winter show (The Art Group of Moreno Valley)
2008 - Honorable Mention, Special show at Mitla’s cafe (Through Fine Arts Institute, San Bernardino)
2007 - Honorable Mention, Fall show (Fine Arts Institute, San Bernardino)

ART EXHIBITS:
Geeta has exhibited her art work in Riverside, San Bernardino, Redlands, Moreno Valley, Banning, Corona, Alta Loma and Dos Lagos (California).
Featured artist at Temecula Creek Inn: November 2009

AFFILIATIONS:
Charter Member - Chartered Institute of Library and
                             Information Professionals (CILIP)
Associate Member - American Watercolor Society
Associate Member - National Watercolor Society
Sustaining Member - Watercolor West
Member - Riverside Art Museum
Member - Plein Air Artists of Riverside
Member - The Arts Colony (of Corona)
Member - Riverside Community Art Association

ART EDUCATION:
Watercolor and Oil Painting:  International Correspondence Schools
Commercial Art:  British Institute
Graphic Design (Mac): UCR Extension Center
Watercolor  painting: UCR Extension Center
Virtual Art Academy

EDUCATION:

Schooling: India
B.A. :   India
M.A.:  India
M.A.:  U.K.
Librarianship: U.K.

EMPLOYMENT:
1984 - 1992: Birmingham Public Libraries, U.K.             
1997-2006: Corona Public Library, U.S.A.

                 
PUBLICATIONS:
Short stories in Oriya magazines, Poems in anthologies and journals published in India, U.K. and U.S.A.