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2016 Career Highlights

  • 55th Annual Watercolor USA Exhibition; United States
  • 200 Years of Indiana Art: A Cultural Legacy; Indiana State Museum; Indianapolis, Indiana

2015 Career Hightlights

  • 37th Annual Midwest Museum of American Art Juried Regional; Best of Show
  • "Daily Painting" book by Carol Marine;
    featured painting
  • St. Joe Valley Watercolor Society Member's Show; South Bend, IN; 2nd Place Award
  • National Watercolor Society; Associate Member
  • 48th Annual Leeper Park Art Fair, South Bend, IN; Best of Show Award
  • 54th Annual Watercolor USA Exhibition; United States, Watercolor Honor Society Award of Excellence & Signature Status
  • 39nd Annual Transparent Watercolor Society of America Juried Exhibition; United States
  • Daily Painting Movement

2014 Career Hightlights

  • Daily Painting Movement
  • 36th Elkhart Juried Regional Exhibition;  Elkhart, Indiana; Midwest Museum of American Art

2013 Career Highlights

  • Daily Painting Movement
  • Carmel International Arts Festival; Carmel, Indiana; Best in Painting Award
  • Shenzhen International Watercolor Biennial; Shenzhen, China.  Out of 2,825 entries from 55 countries, 260 were selected.
  • Leeper Park Art Fair; South Bend, Indiana; St. Joe Valley Watercolor Society Award
  • Round the Fountain Art Fair; Lafayette, Indiana; Watercolor Painting Award

2012 Career Highlights

  • Daily Painting Movement
  • Watercolor USA, Springfield Missouri; United States; Patrons Purchase Award

2011 Career Highlights

  • Daily Painting Movement

2010 Career Highlights

  • Daily Painting Movement

2009 Career Highlights

  • Daily Painting Movement
  • International Guild of Realism Annual Exhibition, Naples, Florida; International

2008 Career Highlights

  • Daily Painting Movement
  • 32nd Annual Transparent Watercolor Society of America Juried Exhibition; United States; Maurice Prendergast Award

2007 Career Highlights

  • Gallery and Invited Artists ShowSherry French Gallery; New York, New York
  • Painting = Poetry-ut Pictura Poesis Show; Sherry French Gallery; New York, New York
  • Flowers in February Show; Sherry French Gallery; New York, New York

2006 Career Highlights

  • The Jackson Pollock-Lee Krasner Foundation Grant; New York, New York
  •  "The Artists Magazine", Feature Article; May Issue
  • Small Sizes, Precious Pieces ShowSherry French Gallery; New York, New York
  • Contemporary American Realism Show, Fort Wayne, Indiana; United States
  • Old Capitol Art Fair; Springfield, Illinois; First Place Award
  • Oswego Fine Art Show; Oswego, Illinois; Best of Show Award

2005 Career Highlights

  • "International Artist Magazine", Showcase of Master Painters of the United States; February/March Issue
  • "Watercolor Magic Magazine", Cover Article; February Issue
  • Long Grove Art Festival; Long Grove, Illinois; Best of Show, Two Dimensional Award
  • Old Capitol Art Fair; Springfield, Illinois; Best of Show Award
  • Oswego Fine Art Fair; Oswego, Illinois; Best of Show Award
  • Round the Fountain Art Fair; Lafayette, Indiana; Best of Watercolor Award
  • Krasl Art Fair; St. Joseph, Michigan; Best in Category Award

2004 Career Highlights

  • "Watercolor 2004 Magazine", An American Artist Publication; Fall Issue Feature Article
  • Black Swamp Arts Festival; Bowling Green, Ohio; Dorothy Uber Bryan Best in Painting Award
  • Elmhurst Art Fair; Elmhurst, Illinois; Best of Show Award
  • Leeper Park Art Fair; South Bend, Indiana; St. Joe Valley Watercolor Society Award
  • Long Grove Art Festival; Long Grove, Illinois; Best of Show, Two Dimensional Award
  • Oak Park Art Fair; Oak Park, Illinois; Best of Show Award

2003 Career Highlights

  • Fernwood Botanical Garden; Niles, Michigan; Solo Show
  • Art & Apples Festival; Rochester Hills, Michigan; The Grand Award
  • Deer Path Art League Fall Festival; Lake Forest, Illinois; Award of Excellence in Painting
  • Hinsdale Fine Arts Festival; Hinsdale, Illinois; First Place in Painting Award
  • Lake Geneva Art Fair; Lake Geneva, Wisconsin; Best Painting Award
  • Leeper Park Art Fair; South Bend, Indiana; Judge's Choice Award

2002 Career Highlights

  • University of St. Francis; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Solo Show
  • Downers Grove Fine Art Fair; Downers Grove, Illinois; Award of Excellence
  • Leeper Park Art Fair; South Bend, Indiana; Judge's Choice Award
  • North Shore Art Festival; Northbrook, Illinois; First Place Award
  • Oconomowoc Art Festival; Oconomowoc, Wisconsin; Best in Category Award
  • Round the Fountain; Lafayette, Indiana; Best Watercolor Award
  • Smokey Hill River Festival; Salina, Kansas; Award of Excellence

2001 Career Highlights

  •  Leeper Park Art Fair; South Bend, Indiana; Judge's Choice Award
  • Old Capital Art Fair; Springfield, Illinois; Best of Show Award
  • Park Full of Art; Griffith, Indiana; Best of Watercolor Award

2000 Career Highlights

  • Glenview Fine Art Fair; Glenview, Illinois; Award of Excellence
  • Leeper Park Art Fair; South Bend, Indiana; St. Joe Valley Watercolor Society Award
  • Old Capital Art Fair; Springfield, Illinois; Outstanding Newcomer Award
  • Park Full of Art; Griffith, Indiana; Best of Watercolor Award

Biography

In her paintings, Gnott attempts to capture the significance and reality of one moment in time and to study what appear to be the mundane objects of life, to explore the minute details and to vividly express them on paper with the fluidity of paint. “When people see my work, they often feel a sense of warmth and nostalgia, remembering back to simpler times.” While Gnott’s subjects are commonplace, her paintings are anything but. They show a mastery of light and shadow, and they have an emotional quality that can be felt as well as seen. While her talent and creative abilities continue to win accolades across the Country, her true gratification comes from watching people enjoy the treasures she creates. She continues to reside in South Bend, Indiana with her two black German Shepherds Sweet Baby Brier and Baby Bella.