Lois Bender Artist/Art Instructor / 201 E. 83 St., NY, NY 10028 / 917 282 5930
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)
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,
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 email@example.com
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).
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