A bit of background....
I am an encaustic artist living in Tenants Harbor Maine, a little fishing village in the mid-coast region of Maine. During the winter months I take advantage of Portland, just two hours south, where the many galleries, MECA (Maine College of Art) and the Portland Art Museum puts me in touch with a world of opportunity and stimulation.
The coast of Maine enjoys a brisk tourist business and from Kennebunkport to Stonington one can see art from every medium and vantage point. I am currently exhibiting in the Rockland/Camden area nearby and at venues in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, through the auspices of NEW ENGLAND WAX, a professional organization of exceptional wax artists. Our juried shows have included venues throughout the region, at prestigious institutions, museums and galleries. Visit newenglandwax.org. to learn about our latest exhibitions.
While in Portland I work with my fellow artists at Running With Scissors Studio, a vibrant and large cooperative of 55 professionals working in various mediums. In Tenants Harbor, I work alone from a quiet and pristine waterfront studio in Turkey Cove. Truly, the best of all worlds.
Born in New Jersey, I attended Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts and worked in an advertising agency in New York City out of college. After raising a family and a 12 year career in residential real estate, which included owning my own company, I went on to attend the DeCordova Museum School in Lincoln, Massachusetts, The School of The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and a host of schools and workshops in Santa Fe, Tuscon, Provincetown and Kingston, New York. I feel I am perfecting my style by working and actively affiliating with the best encaustic artists in the country and staying in touch with good art everywhere.
Gallery-by-the-Sea, Port Clyde, Maine
In the heart of Port Clyde village, just steps from the ferry to Monhegan Island, the Gallery-by-the-Sea...a popular attraction for both tourists and summer residents. It featured art work in all mediums by local artists. Otty's work was shown here for several summers along with the work of other local artists, shown above.
At the Chandler Gallery, Brookline, Massachusetts
Otty received Best In Show for her encaustic work, "Port Clyde Sardine Factory". Here she is (on right) with the jurist. Otty's art has been most recently been exhibited at the Atlantic Gallery in NYC, the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Mass., University of Maine campus in Augusta and University of Maine, Belfast.
An encaustic studio with lots of open space, inspiration and ventilation!
Summer studio, Tenants Harbor, Maine
CV - Juried Shows and Exhibitions
2017 Hopeful Darkness, Atlantic Gallery, NYC, Sponsored by IEA, November-December 30, 2017
2017 Shifts , Fuller Art Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts, September 2017
2017 Riff Raff: Reimagined Art from Unexpected Places, Granite Gallery, Tenants Harbor, Maine, July 2017
2017 In Flawed Abundance, New Arts Center, Newton, Massachusetts, April 2017
2017 Equal Protection of the Laws, America's 14th Amendment University of Maine/Augusta, September 2016
2016 Encaustic Wax+Heat, University of Maine/Belfast, September 2016
2016 Three Visions, Granite Gallery, Tenants Harbor, Maine, July 2016
2016 Spring Exhibition, Black Hole/Assymetrics Gallery, Rockland, Maine, June 2016
2015 Spring Exhibition, Black Hole/Assymetrics Gallery, Rockland, Maine, June 2015
2014 Poetry Bleeds Rust, Juried Exhibition, National Association of Women Artists, New York City, October 2014
2014 New Art From Old Beginnings Highfields Art Center, Falmouth, Massachusetts, July 2014