1995: Fine Arts competition, Georgia National Fair, 4 Awards
1998: Art By The James, Buchanan, VA, Judges Award
2005: League of Roanoke Artists Showcase of the Arts,
First Place Watercolor for “Garden Ladies”
2006: Virginia World Organization of China Painters, Directory Featured Cover Artist
2008 First place, 3rd Annual Blacksburg Regional Art Association and
League of Roanoke Artists Theme Exhibition
2011: League of Roanoke Artists Showcase,
Award of Distinction for “Circle of Pink”; Honorable Mention, “Pink Roses”
|A native of Dublin, Ohio, Lois has lived in
Lake County, Ohio, and Athens, Georgia.
|Always interested in art and crafts, her early adult interests
included porcelain and china painting. She taught ceramics
for 10 years at her home studio in Athens, Georgia. During
that time she began to paint in oils (self taught) then branched
out into watercolors. Lois studied watercolors with Jackie
Slayton Methe and exhibited her work in a co-op gallery in
Athens called, The Loef Gallery. She was also involved with
traveling exhibits and the Athens Art Association.
|The main emphasis of her work now is
watercolor, fused glass, alcohol ink and
porcelain, especially jewelry, although
she continues to learn new techniques
and tries different media.
|All you need do is keep your eyes open. Public
buildings, doctors offices, clinics and hospitals; pay
close attention the next time you see a lovely picture
on the wall where you have to be because there is a
good chance you're admiring a Bittner painting.
|Exhibits include Wildwood Cultural Center, Mentor,
Ohio; The Lyndon House Art Center, Athens Georgia;
The University of Georgia Botanical Garden; Casulon
Plantation, Good Hope, Georgia; John Marlor Center,
Milledgeville, Georgia; The Studio School Atrium Show,
Roanoke, Virginia; Allegheny Highlands Arts and Craft
Center, Clifton Forge, Va.; Lewis Gale Hospital, Salem,
Va.; Goose Creek Studio, Bedford., Va.
|Her work is included in the collections of:
Carilion Clinic, Roanoke Virginia; The
Honorable Judge Margaret Hartman, Athens,
Georgia; Drs. Jeff and Judy Lewis, Dr. & Mrs.
Ronald Carlson, Dr. Barry Wolfe, Dr. K. J.
Min, Knick Farms, Dr. Thomas Sweasey, and
Rosedale Farm Offices.
|Presently, her art is
exhibited at Allegheny
Highlands Art and Craft
Center, Clifton Forge,
Va., and Gallery by the
James, Buchanan, Va.;
and in her home studio.
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