Darlene Bock - Bio
Darlene has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and has earned signature status with the of Pastel Society of America and the Chicago Pastel Painters. She is delighted to have studied with such master artists as Albert Handell, Margaret Dyer, Kathleen Newman and Carol Strock Wasson.
Along with her fine art painting, Darlene has been creating portraits in pastel and pencil for over 25 years, with many repeat clients. She maintains a strong passion for her work, and gains constant inspiration from her wide array of clientele.
Darlene lives with her husband in Illinois, between Chicago and Milwaukee, where she can enjoy the outdoors (plein air painting, skiing, running and biking), and all that both cities have to offer!
RESUME - JURIED EXHIBITIONS
2021 - PASTEL SOCIETY OF AMERICA's 49th Annual Exhibit "Enduring Brilliance", September 7, 2021, New York City
2020 - Richeson75 International Art Competition Figure/Portrait - Meritorious Recognition
2019 - "Recent Works 2019", 39th Annual Juried Art Competition, 10/18-11/24/19, Robert T. Wright Gallery, Grayslake, Ill.
2019 -"Pastels Chicago 2019", 7th Biennial National Juried Open Exhibition, 11/5-12/4/19, Highland Park, Ill.
2019- PASTEL SOCIETY OF AMERICA'S 47th Annual Exhibit "ENDURING BRILLIANCE!", 9/3-9/28/19, New York City
2018 - Strokin' VII Seventh Biennial Member Juried Exhibition. Chicago Pastel Painters. 10/8/18-11/2/18.
2018 - PURE COLOR 2018: Online International Juried Exhibition, 9/1/18-9/30/18. Hosted by the Pastel Society of North Carolina. Juror Jen Evenhus.
2016 - Chicago Pastel Painters Sixth Biennial Member Juried Exhibition -9/30/16-10/30/16 Orland Park, Illinois
2016 - Richeson75 International Art Competition Figure/Portrait 2016 - Meritorious Recognition
2015 - Chicago Pastel Painters Fifth Biennial National Juried Open Exhibition, Highland Park, Illinois - Art De Triumph & Artful Framer Studios Award. (Juror Richard McKinley)
2015 - Dandelion Gallery First Annual Juried Exhibition - Third place award, Waukegan, Illinois
2014 - "Mothers and Daughters" Exhibit, Highland Park, Illinois
2014 - Richeson 75 International Figure/Portrait Competition, Meritorious award
2013 - Chicago Pastel Painters National Juried Exhibition, Highland Park, Illinois
2013 - Recent Works: Thirty-Third Annual Juried Exhibition for Lake County Artists
2012 - Richeson 75 International Competition Figure/Portrait - Finalist
2012 - Recent Works: Thirty-Second Annual Juried Exhibition for Lake County Artists
2011 - Chicago Pastel Painters Third Biennial National Exhibition, Oakbrook, Ill.
2010 - Great Lakes Pastel Society National Juried Competition, Midland, Michigan
2010 - Richeson 75 International Art Competition -"Pastels", Finalist
2009 - Richeson 75 International Art Competition, Finalist
2008 - Chicago Pastel Painters Members Show, Chicago, Illinois
2007 - Chicago Pastel Painters First National Juried Exhibition -Sanford F&W award