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Noriko DeWitt

Born in Japan, currently lives and works in McKinney, TX

Noriko@NorikoDeWitt.com | NorikoDeWitt.com | Facebook.com/NorikoDeWittArt

Teaching Experience

  • 2017 – Present       Art Instructor, Noriko DeWitt Art Studio

  • 2015 – Present       Art Instructor, The Art House of McKinney, McKinney, TX

Workshops/Demonstrations

  • 2018                  McKinney Art Club

  • 2017 – 2019      Noriko DeWitt Art Studio

  • 2016                  Dallas Arboretum

  • 2016                  The Art House of McKinney

Judging

  • 2019     Signature and Master Level Membership, Coloured Pencil Community of Australasia (CPCAU)

  • 2017     PTA Reflections Program, Visual Art Category (K through 8th Grade) Jenny Preston Elementary School, Allen, TX

Awards

2018

  • Coloured Pencil Community of Australasia, Master Membership (CPCAM)

  • Visual Art Society of Texas (VAST) 10th Annual 125-mile Visual Arts Exhibition, Merchandise Award – Voertman’s Award

2017

  • Creative Quarterly Journal No. 48 International Competition, Winner in Fine Art: Professional Category

  • McKinney Performing Arts Center & Arts and Music Guild Unique by Nature Juried Art Competition, The Neil Welliver Nature Award

  • Colored Pencil Society of America Explore This! 13,  Chartpak Inc. Award for Distinction

2016

  • Southwest Art Magazine 2016 Artistic Excellence Competition, Top 100 Runners Up

  • North Light Books’ 2016 drawing competition,  Strokes of Genius 9: Creative Discoveries!, Finalist

  • The Artist’s Magazine 33rd Annual Art Competition, Finalist in the Landscape category

  • Texas Big 10 for Art Competition, Finalist in 0-5 year category

  • MANIFEST Gallery International Drawing Manual (INDA) 11, Finalist

  • Richardson Civic Art Society The 50th Annual Regional Juried Art Competition, 2nd Place in Pastel/Graphics

  • The 31st Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition, 2nd Place in Drawing Category

  • The 52nd Annual Collin County Adult Art Show, Best Portrait of Person and/or Animal, and Honorable Mention

  • Visual Art Society of Texas (VAST) 10th Annual 125-mile Visual Arts Exhibition, Merchandise Award – Voertman’s Award

  • Light Space & Time Art Gallery The 5th Annual All Women Art Exhibition, Special Recognition Award in Painting & Other Category

2015

  • Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) ArtSpectations 2015-2016, Honorable Mention in Non-Signature Category

  • The 30th Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Exhibition, 2nd Place in Mixed Media Category

  • The 51st Annual Collin County Adult Art Show, 1st and 3rd Place in Drawing Category

  • January Colored Pencil Magazine Art Challenge, 1st Place in Advanced Category

  • Visual Art Society of Texas (VAST) 9th Annual 125-mile Visual Arts Exhibition, 1st Place in Category III (mixed media, collage, drawing) Jervis and Carmen Underwood Award

2013

  • SoHo Urban Artist Spring Painting Contest, Honorable Mention

Selected Exhibitions

2018

  • Schön Everywhere: An International Pop-up Gallery,  Heard-Craig Center for the Arts, McKinney, TX

  • Schön Everywhere: An International Pop-up Gallery,  Freya-Frahm Haus, Laboe, Germany

  • Richardson Civic Art Society The 52nd Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition, the Eisemann Center, Richardson, TX

  • Visual Art Society of Texas (VAST) 12th Annual 125-mile Visual Arts Exhibition, Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, TX

2017

  • 9th Annual McKinney Art Studio Tour (MAST), McKinney Art Studio Tour, McKinney, TX

  • International Guild of Realism (IGOR) The 12th Annual Juried Exhibition, International Guild of Realism, the Winfield Gallery, Carmel, CA

  • Irving Art Association (IAA) The 32nd Texas & Neighbors Regional Exhibition, Irving Art Association, Irving Art Center, Irving, TX

  • Artscape 2017, Dallas Arboretum, Dallas, TX

  • McKinney Performing Arts Center & Arts and Music Guild Unique by Nature Juried Art Competition, McKinney Performing Arts Center, McKinney, TX

  • Explore This! 13, Colored Pencil Society of America, Online

  • Visual Art Society of Texas (VAST) 11th Annual 125-mile Visual Arts Exhibition, Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, TX

2016

  • Texas Big 10 for Art Competition, Katy Contemporary Art Museum, Katy, TX

  • Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) 24th International Exhibition, the American Art Company, Tacoma, WA

  • Artspace 111: Third Annual Regional Juried Exhibition, Artspace 111 Gallery, Ft. Worth, TX

  • Richardson Civic Art Society The 50th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition, the Eisemann Center, Richardson, TX

  • Texas Visual Art Association (TVAA) May Flowers Juried Art Show, Plaza of the Americas, Dallas, TX

  • Irving Art Association (IAA) The 31st Texas & Neighbors Regional Exhibition, Irving Art Association, Irving Art Center, Irving, TX

  • The 52nd Annual Collin County Adult Art Show, First Methodist Church Auditorium, McKinney, TX

  • Richeson 75 International Art Competitions: Small Works 2016, Richeson School of Art and Gallery, Kimberly, WI

  • Explore This! 12, Colored Pencil Society of America, Online

  • Visual Art Society of Texas (VAST) 10th Annual 125-mile Visual Arts Exhibition, Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, TX

  • The 5th Annual All Women Art Exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, Online

2015

  • ArtSpectations, Colored Pencil Society of America, Online

  • Art of the Heartland Juried Painting Competition, Mena Art Gallery, Mena, AR

  • Irving Art Association (IAA) Wildlife & Domestic Animal Juried Art Exhibition, Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving, TX

  •  I am, You are, ART7 Crockett Community Gallery, Fort Worth, TX

  • Plano Art Association 125 Show, the ARTS Gallery at Collin Community College, Plano, TX

  •  Irving Art Association (IAA) The 30th Texas & Neighbors Regional Exhibition, Irving Art Center, Irving, TX

  • Unique by Nature, McKinney Performing Arts Center, McKinney, TX

  • The 51st Annual Collin County Adult Art Show, Heard-Craig Center for the Arts, McKinney, TX

  • Visual Art Society of Texas (VAST) 9th Annual 125-mile Visual Arts Exhibition, Patterson-Appleton Center for the Visual Arts, Denton, TX

2014

  • Music in Motion, Heard-Craig Center for the Arts, McKinney, TX

2013

  • The 9×12 Works on Paper Show, Fort Worth Community Art Center, Fort Worth, TX

Bibliography

2017

  • DeWitt, Noriko “Journey Ahead” in Creative Quarterly: The Journal of Art & Design, No. 47-48, Artisanal Media, LLC. p. 46-47. Print.

  • DeWitt, Noriko “Autumn Reflections” in DRAW Landscapes in Colored Pencil, ed. Ann Kullberg (Federal Way: Ann Kullberg, 2017) Title page, p. 103-105. Print.

  • DeWitt, Noriko “Journey Ahead” in CP Treasures 5: Colored Pencil Masterworks from Around the Globe, ed. Ann Kullberg (Federal Way: Ann Kullberg, 2017) Title page, p. 21. Print.

  • DeWitt, Noriko “Ripple Effect” in Strokes of Genius 9: The Best of Drawing, Creative Discoveries, ed. Rachel Rubin Wolf (Blue Ash: F+W Media, 2017) p. 98. Print

  • DeWitt, Noriko “Autumn Reflections” in MANIFEST International Drawing Annual 11, MANIFEST Press (Cincinnati: MANIFEST Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, 2017) p. 81 Print

2016

  • DeWitt, Noriko, “Keel-Billed Toucan” in CP Hidden Treasures: Volume 3, ed. Ann Kullberg (Federal Way: Ann Kullberg, 2016) p. 10. Print.

  • DeWitt, Noriko, “No More Mean Green: Creating a Realistic Nose Using a Green Substrate.” in DRAW Portraits in Colored Pencil, ed. Ann Kullberg (Federal Way: Ann Kullberg, 2016) p.141-143. Print.

2015

  • DeWitt, Noriko, “Noriko DeWitt” in Colored Pencil Cats & Dogs: Art and Instruction from 80 Colored Pencil Artists, ed. Ann Kullberg (Federal Way: Ann Kullberg, 2015) p.24-25. Print.

  • Colored Pencil Magazine, Back Cover, March 2015. Print.

  • “Colored Pencil Magazine January Art Challenge “Snow Baby” #1501.” Colored Pencil Magazine. Platte Productions Publishing. Web. Feb. 2015.

  • DeWitt, Noriko, “Nature in Colored Pencils.” Ann Kullberg’s Colored Pencil Magazine, March 2015, p. 4-7. Print.

  • DeWitt, Noriko, “Highlight It with Gel!” Colored Pencil Magazine, February 2015, p. 18-22. Print.

  • “Showcase.” Ann Kullberg’s Colored Pencil Magazine, January 2015, p.17. Print.

2014

  • DeWitt, Noriko, “Take the ‘A’ Train” in CP Hidden Treasures: Volume 2, ed. Ann Kullberg (Federal Way: Ann Kullberg, 2014) p. 8. Print.

2013

  • Jerry’s Artarama. “Soho Urban Artist Gallery of Winners: 2013 Spring Painting Contest” Jerry’s Artarama. N.p., Web. July 2013


Community Leadership

2018-2020

  • Arts & Music Guild Board Member, McKinney, TX

2017

  • McKinney Art Studio Tour Advertising Committee, McKinney, TX

  • Arts in Bloom Festival Coordinator for the Local Artists, McKinney, TX

2015

  • Second Saturday Arts in the Square Coordinator, McKinney, TX


Commissions

2015

  • Public Art Commission, McKinney Historic Home Recognition Calendar, 12”x16” Colored Pencil on Drawing Board, Historic Preservation Advisory Board, McKinney, TX


Collections

  • Private collection, Lewisville, TX

  • Private collection, McKinney, TX

  • Private collection, Colorado Springs, CO

  • Private collection, The Woodlands, TX

  • Private collection, Spring, TX

  • Private collection, Bruceville, TX

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