The Art of Merrilee Sett


   About the Artist - Merrilee Sett AFCA, NWWS, NEWS
Merrilee Sett

Merrilee grew up in Tahsis, Vancouver Island and Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. She studied art at the Emily Carr College in Vancouver and also studied print making in Florence, Italy. She attended the Ontario College of Art while living in Toronto, Ontario. Recently, Merrilee moved to Westchester County, New York where she has continued painting. There has been a transition on many levels. She loves the whole creative process and visual opportunities of whatever life has to offer. The subject matter often dictates the medium used, but watercolor and mixed media painting remains a favorite. The viewer she hopes sees a more unique, creative and absorbing approach to painting. Her work has been exhibited and sold in private collections in Vancouver, Canada, USA, New Zealand, France, Australia, and world wide.

   Artist's Statement

"I paint for the love and absorbing challenge of it all. To be caught up in the relationship between myself, subject and process is pleasing in itself, but when an onlooker is caught up as well that is truly gratifying".

   Portfolio
  • 2016
    • Exhibited in the Annual Thumb Box at SCNY*
    • Awarded the "Creative Hands Award" by president of CLWAC at the National Art's Club,NYC
    • Selected for the 120th CLWAC Annual Exhibition at the National Art's Club,NYC*
    • Awarded the "Amherst Meeker Memorial Award".
    • Selected for the 40th NEWS Open International Exhibition*
    • Exhibited with the Audubon Society 74th Annual as a newly elected member at the Salmagundi Club*
    • Invited as a guest artist on behalf of the Somer's Land Trust Fundraiser
    • Exhibited in the 2016 SCNY Summer Exhibit
    • Painting Co-chair and exhibited in the 2016 CLWAC Member's Exhibition at the Salmagundi,NYC
    • Inducted into the Audubon Artists,Inc. as an elected member
    • Awarded the Samuel Reitman Memorial Award in the 2016 Annual Member's exhibit at the Salmagundi,NYC*
    • Awarded SCNY 2nd prize in the 7th Annual Sylvia Glessmann Floral Exhibit at the Salmagundi Club,NYC*
    • Participated and sold in the Salmagundi Spring Auction*
    • Exhibited in the 2016 Member's Monotype Exhibit at the Salmagundi,NYC*
    • Exhibited in the Salmagundi Annual Historic Black and White Exhibit*
  • 2015
    • Selected for the 119th CLWAC Annual Exhibition at the National Art's Club, NYC
    • Exhibited in the Annual Thumb Box at SCNY*
    • Participated in the SCNY Fall Auctions *
    • Exhibited with the Audubon Artists 73rd Annual at the Salmagundi Club*
    • Selected for the 39th NEWS Open International Exhibition*
    • Awarded the Margery Soroka Award (top award) at the Salmagundi Summer Exhibit
    • Juror for entries for the NEWS Open International Exhibit
    • Painting Co-Chair for the 2015 CLWAC Member's Exhibition Salmagundi Club,NYC*
    • Exhibited in the 6th Annual Sylvia Glessmann Floral Exhibit at the Salmagundi,NYC*
    • Exhibited with CLWAC at Deepwell's,St. James, NY
    • Exhibited in the Annual Salmagundi Member's Show *
    • Exhibited with Salmagundi Work's on Paper Show*
    • Participated in the Salmagundi Spring Auction *
    • Exhibited in the Salmagundi Landscape Exhibit*
    • Exhibited in the Salmagundi Annual Historic Black and White Exhibit*
    • Participated in the SCNY New Member's Exhibit
  • 2014
    • Selected for the 118th CLWAC Annual Exhibition at the National Art's Club NYC*
    • Exhibited in the Sylvia M. Glesmann *and Thumb Box Exhibit at the Salmagundi*
    • Participated and sold in the Salmagundi Club's Fall Auction
    • Selected for the 72nd Audubon Artist's Open Exhibition*
    • Juried as a member to the Salmagundi Club,NYC*
    • Painting Co-Chair for 2014 CLWAC Member's Exhibition at The Salmagundi Club,NYC,Exhibited in this show as well.
    • Selected for the 74th NWWS Annual Open International Exhibition*
  • 2013
    • Selected for the 3rd Annual Plein Air Salon2013*
    • Selected for the 71st Audubon Artist's Open Exhibition*
    • Selected for the 117th CLWAC Annual Exhibition at the National Art's Club,NYC
    • Painting Co-Chair for 2013 CLWAC Member's Exhibition @ The Salmagundi Club,NYC. Exhibited in this Show as well.
  • 2012
    • Selected for the 116th CLWAC Annual Open Exhibition at the National Arts Club,NYC
    • Exhibited in CLWAC Annual Member's Show at the Salmagundi Club,Fifth Ave.,NYC
  • 2011
    • Awarded the CYTHIA SHIPP GOODGAL MEMORIAL AWARD for artwork in the 115th Annual Open National Exhibition
    • Selected for the 115th CLWAC Exhibit for the National Arts Club in NYC
    • Juried and accepted for full member status with CLWAC
  • 2010
    • Received Signature Status with NEWS (Northeast Watercolor Society)
    • Selected for the 34th NEWS Annual International Exhibition*
    • Involved with submitting a painted panel for the "65 Red Roses" Fundraiser for the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
    • Selected for the Adirondack Theme Exhibition 2010, Old Forge Arts Center
  • 2009
    • Solo Exhibit, New Library Conference Space, Mount Kisco, New York
  • 2008
    • Award of Exellence, juried by James Toogood, AWS, NWS,The NEWS 32nd Annual International Show Exibition, Kent CT
    • Selected for the 112th Annual Open Exibition at the National Arts Club, Gramercy Park South, New York City *
    • Painting selected by Jeffrey Wechsler, curator for the Zimmerli Museum, Rutgers University. The painting will be part of a silent auction "fundraiser" to be held in New York City, October 2008.
    • Profiled in spring issue of "Inside Chappaqua" magazine.
    • Received Signature Status with NWWS (North West Watercolor Society)
    • Selected for 68th Annual Open Exibition for NWWS *
    • Selected for "Art Envisions Science" National Exibit, New York *
  • 2007
    • Mentioned in the Nov./Dec. 2007 issue of "Gallery and Studio" an international publication
    • Paintings exibited in a Group Show of Botanical Art in Katonnah, New York
    • Paintings exibited for a fund raiser for Lasdon Park, Somers, New York
    • Selected for 31st International Open Exhibition of the North East Watercolor Society *
    • Selected for Waterworks 2007 by juror Bob Burridge for NWWS*
    • Accepted into the 111th Annual Open Exhibition with the Catherine Lorrilard Wolfe Art Club at the National Arts Club,15 Gramercy Park South,New York, New York *
    • National Association of Women Artists (NAWA)*
    • Solo Exhibit, Muscoot Farm,Main House Gallery, Somers, NY
    • Award of Excellence, juried by Skip Lawrence, The National Georgia Watercolor Show, Carrollton, GA., USA *
    • Landscape Show, The Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, B.C., Canada *
    • The Maria Fareri Children's Hospital Fundraiser
  • 2005
    • 24th Annual Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors *
    • Celia Hirsch Gallery, Chappaqua, New York
  • 2003
    • Art Exhibit of Canada and Korea
    • Fresh Start, The Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, B.C., Canada *
    • Solo exhibition, Hycroft Manor, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • 2002
    • 20/20 Vision Exhibit, The Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, B.C., Canada *
    • June Show, The Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, B.C., Canada *
    • Medical illustration, Cardiology in the Young, World Publishers, U.K.
    • Spring Open Water Media Show, The Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, B.C., Canada *
    • Award of Excellence, New Years Show, The Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, B.C., Canada *
    • Medal Show, The Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, B.C., Canada *
    • B.C. Transplant Society Fundraiser
    • Christmas Show, The Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, B.C., Canada *
  • 2001
    • Thomson & Page Collection Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
    • Medal Show, The Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, B.C., Canada *
    • Northwest Watercolor Society's Waterworks Exhibit, Seattle, WA., USA *
    • Painting by Numbers event
    • International Miniature Exhibit, St. Nicholas, Quebec, Canada*
    • Open Water Media Show, The Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, B.C., Canada *
    • Experimental and Mixed Media Show, The Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, B.C., Canada *
  • 2000
    • Unique Lives Lecture Series, The Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
    • Medal Show, The Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, B.C., Canada *
    • Artist in Residence, Artists' Showcase, Thomson & Page Collection Gallery
    • The First Street Gallery, North Vancouver, B.C., Canada
    • Rendezvous Gallery, Howe St., Vancouver, B.C., Canada
    • Group Exhibition, The Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, B.C., Canada *
    • Spring Open Water Media Show, The Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, B.C., Canada *
    • A.F.C.A status, The Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
    • Experimental and Mixed Media, The Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, B.C., Canada *
    • B.C. Cancer Agency Fundraiser
  • 1989-1999
    • The Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver, B.C., Canada *
  • 1991
    • Medical Illustration, "The Operative and Post-Operative Management of Congenital Cardiac Defects", Futura Publishing, Mt. Kisco, NY., USA

    * indicates juried shows or memberships
   Memberships
  • National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) Full Member*
  • North East Watercolor Society (NEWS) - N.E.W.S. Signature Member
  • Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS) - N.W.W.S. Signature Member
  • The Catherine Lorrillard Wolfe Art Club,Inc.(CLWAC) Full Member*
  • The Audubon Artists - Full Member*
  • The Salmagundi Club NYC - Full Member*
  • The Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) - A.F.C.A. Signature Member

  • Manya

    * indicates juried shows or memberships
   Contact

To leave comments or contact Merrilee Sett please send an e-mail to: msettarty1@icloud
Website:   www.msett.com