Lois Bender   Artist/Art Instructor /  201 E. 83 St., NY, NY 10028 /  917 282 5930


Portfolio:    www.LoisBender.com          


Exhibitions:  Watercolor / Mixed Media

  • Dec 2017- Jan 2019   Romany Kramoris Gallery, Ongoing Shows, Sag Harbor, NY

August-Sept  2017     Romany Kramoris Gallery, “Parisian Gardens Show,” Sag Harbor, NY

April-June 2017         Romany Kramoris Gallery, “Spring Group Show,” Sag Harbor, NY

March-April 2017       Baruch Collage, “Small Works Show,” New York, NY

Dec.-Jan. 2017          Romany Kramoris Gallery, “Holiday Show,” Sag Harbor, NY

Sept-Oct 2016           Bridge Gardens, “Flowers” Solo Show” Bridgehampton, NY

August 2016              Group Show, Karyn Mannix Contemporary Art Gallery, East Hampton,NY

July 2016                    East Hampton Artist Alliance Show, The Springs, NY

August 2015               Bridge Gardens, Bridgehampton, NY, “Summer Watercolors”

July  2015                   Bastille Day Celebration, Alliance Francaise,  “Watercolors of France”

June 2015                  Potterton Books, 200 Lexington, NY, “Paris Gardens” Watercolors

April 7- May 2, 2015   “April in Paris Gardens” Watercolors, Solo Exhibition,
The Atlantic Gallery, Chelsea, NY

Jan-Feb 2015              “Florascapes,” Watercolors, Hampton Library, Bridgehampton, NY

January 2015              “New Work” Members Group Show, The Atlantic Gallery, Chelsea, NY

April - June 2014         Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, Members Show

March - April 2014       “Garden Spirits, Garden Dreams” Watercolors, Solo Exhibition
     The Atlantic Gallery, Chelsea, NY

Summer 2013              Summer Invitational Group Show, The Atlantic Gallery, Chelsea, NY
December 2012          Prints on Prince Group Print Show, Prince Street Gallery, NY
Summer 2011              Prints on Prince Group Print Show, Prince Street Gallery, NY
Summer 2011              “Bloom Time” Group Show, Floral Watercolors, Long Island City, NY
Summer 2010             “Opposites” Group Show, Woodstock Art Asso. /Museum.
2008- 2010                  Resonates Designs Public Art and Architectural Interiors     
2007- ongoing             Licensor to Editions Limited Fine Art Print Publisher,
                                    Series of Art Prints for Hospitality Industry
Oct - Nov 2008           Watercolor Show:  The Principi Gallery, Amagansett, NY

Apr - May  2008          “Color Me Spring!”   Floral Watercolor Solo Exhibition
                                    Winter Tree Gallery, Sag Harbor, New York  
May 2007                    Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY              Group’ Show             
July 2005                    Blue Mountain Gallery, NY                   Group Summer Show
Dec 2004                    Manhattan Print Center, NY                 Holiday Print Show

Design Trade Fairs
1996 - 2008                New York Int’l Gift Fairs, Surtex,        National Stationery Shows 
                                   Commercial Trade Shows for “TeaQuotes & GardenSpirits”
                                   Stationery Design Retail Gift Products

Public Art:                 Avalon Bay Residential Property, White Plains, NY, 2008
                                   “Blue Grass” Art 5-Panel Resin Installation, (Permanent)

Artist Residencies:

2012 - 2017                 Bridge Gardens, Bridgehampton, New York, Artist-In-Residence
May – June 2014       CAMAC, Marnay-sur-Seine, France, Painting the Gardens of Paris
May – June 2010       Women’s Studio Workshop, Rosendale, NY, Printmaking


Professional Art Instructor / Art Workshops &
Professional Watercolor Painting Workshops

2013 – 2019                5-yr Residency, yearround at Bridge Gardens, Bridgehampton,
The Hamptons, NY
A public garden, owned by Peconic Land Trust,
Southampton, NY, 

Wölffer Estate Vineyards, Hampton Library,
Madoo Conservancy Garden, Bridgehampton;
Guild Hall Cultural Center, East Hampton;
LongHouse Reserve Gardens, East Hampton;
Westhampton Library, Westhampton,
Various Art Workshops & Private Instruction

2013                            White Flower Farm, “Gardenscapes” Workshops, Litchfield, Ct

2003 - 2008               Gurney’s Inn Resort, Montauk; Sag Harbor Florist, Private Venues


Higher Education College Adjunct Art Professor

College Experience – Art Instruction / Digital / Lecture / Classic Studio Courses:

Essex County College, Newark, New Jersey          lbender2@webmail.essex.edu

2011– 2019 Present  •  Art Appreciation Introductory courses •  Art History II    1400 - Art Today    (2011-2012)

College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, New York

Fall 2011                 2 courses: Color Theory and Design, Packaging Design


Rockland Community College, Suffern, Rockland County, NY

June 2010 - 2011       •  Introduction to Painting        •  Watercolor Techniques                                             

•  Art Appreciation (lecture course includes survey of art history/ elements of art/ looking at art/ contemporary art).

Skill Strengths:       

Foundation Classes, Drawing, Watercolor Painting, Intro. Painting,
Art Appreciation, Basic / Adv. Design: 2-D Projects, Manual/Computer (Photoshop)
Projects for Stationery/ Design Industry Applications, Surface Design, Graphic Design, Design Field Experience

Hunter College, New York, NY                  B. A., Studio Art
Boston University, Boston, MA                   M.F.A., Fine Art In Painting
Skowhegan, Maine Summer Program
Continuing Ed Courses:     F.I.T., School of Visual Arts, NY, Center for Book Arts,
National Academy of Design, NY… and  Bank Street Graduate School of Education

Design/Art Direction and Product development Career

A career serving retail, marketing, licensing, cultural and corporate organizations


Designer and Product Development Consultant       2002-Present      

•  RESONATES DESIGNS ResinArt Panels for Interior Design & Architectural Interiors, Wall Décor, etc.

•  Design and project management for beauty/gift private label brands for Mana, Inc.  
Designed identity package for Dieci  LifeStyle Spa. Designer of Flora Bloom GardenSpirits Products for Retail


Product Development Merchandising Manager, The NY Botanical Garden,  2000 - 2001

•  Developed all aspects of product design for Merchandise/Retail, Product Development/Marketing

•  Oversaw licensing of Garden’s private label products from comestibles and memorabilia, through

stationery, garden tools, beauty and aromatherapy products.

•  Planned creative, promotional activities and events, to generate outreach/recognition for NYBG.


Principal/ Designer and Marketer, GardenSpiritsNY Designs                        1988-2000
Lois Bender Freelance Designs,         1999-2000

•  Licensed unique designs to Scafa/Modern Art (NYC) and The Art Group (UK).

The Art of Living Designs/ TeaQuotes & GardenSpirits Collections, 1992-2000

•  Produced and marketed a luxury gift line that included stationery, books, fine paper goods, publications.

•  Managed all areas of production, sourcing, sales, marketing and trade shows.

•  Clients and licensees included the Museum Co., Pier I, Felissimo, Origins, Galeries
Lafayette (FR, UK, Japan), Galison Books, The Art Group and more.

Lois Bender, Freelance Designs,   1989-1992

• Sold independent designs to luxury goods clients and cultural institutions including
The New York Horticultural Society, Grand Central Partnership, The New York Power Authority, Sony Music,
The New York Botanical Gardens, The Lower East Side Tenement Museum, The South Street Seaport.

Staff Art Director, Margeotes, Fertitta & Weiss Ad Agency, Luxury Goods Div., NYC, NY 

•  Responsible for visual concepts, design, layout, supervision of illustrations, mechanicals, photos,
type production. Interfaced with clients. Made new client presentations. Managed budget.



Kathy Caraccio         Master Printmaker, Artist, Instructor                               212 594 9662

Betty Newman          Pres., The Holding Co., NY, Promotional Design         212 532 0385