Caroline A Doucette's Studio  
  International Artist  
 

118 3rd Avenue NW, Rugby, North Dakota 58368

 
  701.776.6194 * caroline@gondtc.com  

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Updated 11/01/2018

Caroline A. Doucette's Resume

One-person & Invitational Shows:

 2009  Solo Exhibit, International Peace Garden
 2009  Solo Exhibit, Laredo Center for the Arts, Laredo, TX  
 2009  Solo Exhibit, Taube Museum of Art, Minot, ND
 2008  Solo Exhibit, 2nd Floor, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND
 2007  Solo Exhibition, Governor's Offices, Bismarck, ND
 2004  Women's Invitational, Memorial Union Gallery, ND State University, Fargo, ND
 2000   Emerging Women Artists, Tribeca Fine Arts, New York, NY
 2000   Solo Exhibit, Cold Water Morning, ARTSWorcester, Aurora Gallery, Worcester, MA
 1999   Solo Exhibit, Chapman Art Center Gallery, Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY
 1999   Solo Exhibit, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester, MA
 1999   Through Women's Eyes: Expressions & Reflections, Whistler House Museum of Art, Lowell, MA

 
     

Juried Competitions:

 2004 - 2006  Southeastern Montana Juried Exhibit, Custer County Arts & Heritage Center, Miles City, MT
 2004 - 2005  Identity and Vision Juried Exhibit, Rolling Plains Art Gallery, Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND
 1998, 2002,
 2003 &2019  Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club's Annual Juried Exhibition, National Arts Club, NY, NY
 1996, 1998
 & 2000         New England Watercolor Society's National Juried North American Open Show, Boston, MA
 

 
     
Awards:

2002, 2005
 & 2011      1st Place Watercolor, Pekin Days Art Show, Pekin, ND
 2009          Featured Artist for 2009 Year Calendar produced by Quality Printing Services, Bismarck, ND
 2005          Featured as Artist of the Year Calendar produced by Quality Printing Services, Bismarck, ND
 2000          Featured in Watercolor Magazine, Spring 2000 Issue, by American Artist Magazine
 1998          Featured in Splash 5:  Glory of Color, Northlight Books
 1997          Boston Corporate Award, New England Watercolor Society's Members Juried Show
 1996          Still Life Award, Cider Painters of America National Show
 1996          Featured in Watercolor Magazine, Summer 1996 Issue, by American Artist Magazine

 
     

Collections:

 2008  Minot State University, Minot, ND
 2002  Taube Museum of Art, Minot, ND
 2002  Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

 
     

Professional Affiliations:

 1993 - 2018 Signature Member, New England Watercolor Society
 2005 - 2018 Signature Member, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society  
 2005 - 2018 Member, Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, New York City, NY

2013 - 2018 Signature Member, Red River Watercolor Society 

 
     

Education: 

 1990           Watercolor Course with Elise Kohl, Nashua Center for the Arts, Nashua, NH
 1979           Watercolor Course with Kay Kandra, Rivier College, Nashua, NH
 1977 - 1980 Rivier College, Nashua, NH

 
     
Caroline A. Doucette's Bibliography  
     

Caroline A. Doucette is a signature member of the New England Watercolor Society and Pennsylvania Watercolor Society.  She has been published in both the Summer 1996 issue and the Spring 2000 issue of the Watercolor magazine.  Her painting “To Life” appears in the book Splash 5:  The Glory of Color.  Her paintings are in a number of collections including the Taube Museum of Art, Minot, ND and the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA.

Her mother is an artist as was her grandmother.  As play, her mother taught her perspective drawing when she was 4 years old.  With her first camera at 11 years old, her father, who had once worked with the photography department in the US Air Force, taught her the fundamentals of composition.  In December of 1989, her husband encouraged her to paint full time, suggesting she use watercolors and later to specialize in florals.  Following his intuition and guidance, she began to win awards and recognition.

In November 2000, her husband’s business relocated moving them from Nashua, New Hampshire to Rugby, North Dakota.  Her work can be viewed on the Internet at www.carolinedoucette.com.

 
     
Caroline A. Doucette's Statement  
     

 I really like to paint flowers. They’re fun and they can be played with.  Originally, I found flowers so simple but then I found I could play with the wonderful colors and shadows and get right down into them like some magical fairy.  I like to use a simple palette of red, blue, yellow, cool, and warm so I can get nice rich, brilliant, vivid, clean colors that will sit on my hot press paper in such a delightful way.  I like to make the leaf curl away and the petal look soft and fuzzy.  It is how the peach has weight and the autumn leaf crunches under foot.  The more I painted flowers, and gardened, the more I viewed myself, and flowers, as survivors, with a quiet strength, that’s bold and has a beauty despite any flaws.  In the flower is the continuous circle of life with the dreams of tomorrow.

      My flags aren’t really that much different than the flowers.  It’s a matter of feel.  Feel the fold roll and dip then tuck under. I started painting them long before 9/11. They’re a part of my family heritage.  My maternal grandfather joined the US Army in WWI for his citizenship, his sons, and my uncles, served in WWII.  My mother was in the Army, during the Koran War, when she met my father, who was in the Air Force.  The Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines each got one of my four brothers.  I, myself, served in the Army at the end of Viet Nam Conflict.

                Caroline

 
     

Caroline has been published in Splash 5 and a number of magazines including the Watercolor "Summer 1996" issue and the Watercolor "Spring 2000" issue. She was also selected as 2005 Artist of the Year and featured on the 2005 and the 2009 calendar produced by Quality Printing Service, Bismarck, North Dakota.

 

 

Caroline A. Doucette's Awards

 

2009 

" Walk in Peace " First Place Watercolor, Pekin Days Art Show, Pekin, ND

 

2005

 

"Water's Edge" Second Place Watercolor, Pekin Days Art Show, Pekin, ND

 

2004

 

" Shadow Of Your Wings" First Place Watercolor, Pekin Days Art Show, Pekin, ND

 

 

"Song Of Songs" Bronze Award, Red River Watercolor Society's
Exhibit, Plains Museum , Fargo, ND

 

 

"Sarah's Laughter" Honorable Mention, 25th Annual Southeastern Montana Juried Exhibit, Miles City, MT

 

2003

 

"Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue" Third Place Watercolor, Pekin Days Art Show, Pekin, ND

 

2002

 

"A Joy Forever" First Place Watercolor, Pekin Days Art Show, Pekin, ND

 

1999

 

"Principal Factor" Purchase Prize, TF Moran, Nashua Mall Art Show, Nashua, NH

 

1998

 

"Heart Lights" Award of Merit-Brown Printing Services, New England Watercolor Society, Signature Members Show, Boston, MA

 

"Limelight" Second Place Watercolor, Greeley Park Art Show, Nashua, NH

 

1997

 

"Happily Ever After" Boston Corporate Award, New England Watercolor Society, Boston, MA

 

"Sun Worshipper" Third Place Watercolor, Labor Day Weekend Art Show, Cape Elizabeth, ME

 

"Glory Road" Third Place Watercolor, Art In The Park, Andover, MA

 

"Glory Road" First Place Watercolor, Greeley Park Art Show, Nashua, NH

 
 

"Glory Road" Third Place, Wolfeboro Sidewalk Art Show, Wolfeboro, NH

 

"Glory Road" Third Place, Newport Outdoor Art Festival, Newport, RI

 

"The Awakening Dragon" Third Place, Wolfeboro Chamber of Commerce Arts & Craft Show, Wolfeboro, NH

 

"The Awakening Dragon" Boston Corporate Award, New England Watercolor Society's Annual Juried Members Show, Boston, MA


 

1996

 

"Farmer Brown's Vegetable Stand" Still Life Award, Cider Painters of America Annual show, Dallas, PA

 

"The Awakening Dragon" Second Place Watercolor, Greeley Park Art Show, Nashua, NH

 

"Afternoon Delight" Purchase Prize Award, Old Port Equinox Art Fair, Portland, ME

 

"Listen Easy" First Place Watercolor, Labor Day Weekend Show, Cape Elizabeth, ME

 

"The Awakening Dragon" First Place Watercolor, Andover Art In The Park, Andover, MA

 

"The Sentinel" First Place Watercolor, Keys Art Group, Art In The Park, Milford, NH

 

1995

 

"Another Man's Treasure" First Place Watercolor, Greeley Park Art Show, Nashua, NH

 

"The Place Lover's Find" Best Of Show, Saco Sidewalk Art Show, Saco, ME

 

Award of Honorable Mention, The Fitchburg Art Museum 60th Regional Exhibition

 

"The Place Lover's Find" Purchase Prize, Saco Sidewalk Art Show, Saco, ME

 

"The Fuller Boys" First Place Figure, Sharon Miniature Show, Sharon, NH


 

1994

 

"The Sweetheart Tree" Artist Of The Month, Nashua Artists' Association, Nashua, NH

 

"Fishies'n The Deep Blue Sea" Stella Pastoral Award, Cider Painters Of America, Dallas, PA

 

"The Place Lover's Find" Semi Finalist in Winsor Newton Calendar Competition

 

"Sisters" First Place Miniatures, Nashua Center For The Art, Nashua, NH

 

"My Country 'Tis Of Thee" Award Of Merit, Georgia Miniature Art Society's Art Show, GA

 

"To Life" Purchase Prize, 6Alive!, Portland, ME

 

"Lean On Me" Third Place Watercolor, Keys Art Group, Art In The Park, Milford, NH


 

1993

 

New England Watercolor Society, A Certifcate of Achievement, Full Membership

 

"Pennichuck" Artist Of The Month, Nashua Artists' Association, Nashua, NH

 

"The Fuller Boys" Honorable Mention Human Figure, Miniature Art Society Of New Jersey, NJ

 

"Underfoot" Second Judges Award Best Of show, 6Alive!, Portland, ME

 

"Pennichuck" First Place Watercolor, Keys Art Group, Art In The Park, Milford, NH

 

"Pennichuck" First Place Watercolor, Manchester Art Association, Art In The Park, Manchester, NH

"Cherries" Excellence in Watercolor, Cider Painters Of America, Dallas, PA

 

"Autumn Style" Third Place Watercolor, Greeley Park Art Show, Nashua, NH

 

"The Heart Of The Matter" Merit Award, Saco Sidewalk Art Show, Saco, ME

 

"The Heart Of The Matter" Purchase Prize, Saco Sidewalk Art Show, Saco, ME

 

"Crunch" Best Of Show, Nashua Center For The Arts, Nashua, NH

 

"Crunch" First Place Watercolor, Art In The Park, Cape Elizabeth, ME

 

1992

 

"Mini African Violet #2" First Place Watercolor, Cider Painters Of America, Dallas, PA

 

"Against The Wall" Juries Choice, Sterling Millworks, Sterling, MA

 

"African Violet" First Place Watercolor, 4th Of July Art Show, Chelmsford, MA

 

"Neil's Frog" Artist Of The Month, Nashua Artists' Association, Nashua, NH

 

"First Of Spring" Artist Of The Month, Nashua Artists' Association, Nashua, NH


 

1991

 

"Sunshiny Faces" First Place Watercolor, Cider Painters Of America, Dallas, PAaa

 

"Royal Beauties" First Place Watercolor, Greeley Park Art Show, Nashua, NH

 

"Spring Beauties" Best Of Show, Saco Sidewalk Art Show, Saco, ME

 

"Spring Beauties" Purchase Prize, Outdoor Art show, Saco, ME

 

1989

 

"Clock Tower" Artist Of The Month, Nashua Artists' Association, Nashua, NH