Juried Shows:
  • Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod; Summer Juried Show 2006; "For Pastels Only" 2008, Jane Lincoln Award
  • Pastel Society of New Hampshire; "It's Pastel"; 2008, Girault Pastel Award, 2010
  • Cape Cod Art Association  "The National"; 2006, 2007, "The All New England"; 2008
  • Plymouth "Mayflower" Anniversary Show; 2007
  • Kingston Arts Festival; 2009, Second Place Oils; 2010
  • Connecticutt Pastel Society;  "Renaissance in Pastels"; 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010 Levy DeMedici Award
  • Plymouth Guild, Inc. Annual Summer Juried Show; 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010  
  • South Shore Science Center;  "Beyond the Garden Gate"; 2005 & 2007
  • North River Calendar Competition; 2005-Semi-finalist; 2007-Semi-finalist
  • Pembroke Arts Festival; 2005, 2010
  • North River Summer Festival; 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, Honorable Mention - Pastels, 2010
  • Duxbury Art Association;  Winter Juried Show; 2003, 2006, 2007, 2010
  • Pastel Painters of Maine; 2010
  • North River Arts Society
  • Duxbury Art Association
  • Plymouth Art Guild  (Gallery Artist)
  • Cape Cod Art Association (Gallery Artist)
  • Connecticut Pastel Society
  • Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod
  • Pastel Society of New Hampshire

© Copyright 2007 Susan Benoit

Artist Profile
My art training includes graduate level courses in oils, printmaking and design in New Jersey and Ohio.  Several years as an interior designer, however, focused my art mainly on the practical with both renderings and presentation boards.

With our return to the East coast came the luxury of time and the search for a new medium:  pastels.  Classes and workshops with Liz Haywood-Sullivan,  Albert Handell,  Dick McEvoy, Maggie Price, Susan Ogilvie and Frank Federico have sparked my enthusiasm and expanded my approach.  Renewing my affinity for acrylics has also been an enriching experience.

Now interpreting landscape, architecture, still life and the changing play of light and shadow in pastels and acrylic is both a pleasure and a challenge.