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BIOGRAPHY
Born in Turin, Italy, with a talent for colors, Pia was introduced to brush work by her grandmother who taught her china hand-painting in the Limoges style. She moved to the US with her husband and two sons in 1969; living in New York City area she attended the National Academy of Design and the Art Student League for several years and became life member in the League and signature member in the New Jersey Watercolor Society. Pia resides in Bellevue, WA, since 1989, where she has obtained signature membership in the Northwest W.S., Montana W.S., and the National W.S. The Arizona Watercolor Association included one of Pia’s paintings in the 2000 two-year traveling exhibition. Several corporations have purchased her work. While experimenting with many top teachers, Pia has developed an impressionist touch.. Her work with different media and collage shows a great enthusiasm for trying new painting ways.

AFFILIATIONS
Signature Member: NWS, 1997; WPW, 1994; NWWS, 1992; MTWS, 1999 .
Elected Member: NJWCS, 1988.
Member: AWA ; EAFA; MIVAL. -- Associate AWS. -- Life Member ASL.

EDUCATION
National Academy of Design, Art Students League, Parson School of Design, in New York, NY.
Workshops with Carl Molno, Frank Webb, Barbara Nechis, Carla O’Connor, Carol Barnes, Maxine Masterfield, Catherine Chang Liu, Edward Betts, Jackie Brooks, Arne Westerman , Pat Sans Soucie.

GALLERIES
Keawyn Gallery, Bothell WA -- Dimension Gallery, Bellevue WA -- Seattle Art Museum Sales Gallery

PUBLICATIONS
Watercolor Magic Magazine, May 2003
North Light Books 2004: "Reflections, Textures & Backgrounds"

JURIED EXHIBITIONS
National Watercolor Society, 1997
Women Painters of WA, 1995,96,97,99,2000,01,02
Northwest WS 1991,’92,’94,’95,’97-‘01
Eastern Washington W.S 1995, ‘96, ‘97
EAFA, 1990,’91,’92,’94,’95,’96, ’00,’01,’02
Edmonds Arts Festival 2005
Mercer Island Visual Art League, 1991-‘03
Frye Art Museum, Seattle, 1992,’94
Bellevue Art Museum, ‘03

Keawyn Gallery, Bothell 2001, 2003

Federation of Canadian Artists 2002
Arizona Watercolor Association,1999, 2000,03
Montana Watercolor Society, 1996,’97, ’99, ‘01,’02
New Jersey WS 1985,’87,’88,’92,’93
Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, NYC,1982.
Salmagundi Club, NYC, 1981
Art Students League, NYC, 1981
Allied Artists of America, NYC, 1980

AWARDS
2005
Best-of-Show, Edmonds Arts Festival

2001
City of Kent, Two Purchase Awds
WPW , People Choice Awd
WPW Membership, MIVAL Awd
City of Renton, Purchase Awd
2000
Arizona WA, Traveling Exhibition
Montana WS, 2nd Prize
Women Painters of WA, ECLR Awd
Kenmore, Honorable Mention
EAFA, Honorable Mention
City of Renton, Merchandise Awd
1999
EAFA, Honorable Mention
City of Renton, Merchandise Awd
Kenmore, Lakepointe Awd
1998
City of Kent, Purchase Awd
Mountlake Terrace, Best of Show Awd
WPW, Kulberg Awd


1997
National Watercolor Society Signature
Montana WS, purchase Awd
EWWS , Honorable Mention
EAFA, Awd of Excellence
Ocean Shores, Awd of Excellence
1996
MT WS, Grumbaker Gold Medallion
1995
EWWS, Battelle Purchase Awd
Monroe Spring Show;1st Prize & HM
Puget Sound Sumi Artists, 2nd Prize
1993
Monroe Spring Show, 1st Prize
Bothell Art Show, 2nd Prize
Puyallup Fair, 4th Prize
1991
EAFA Awd at NCCS;
Bothell Art Show, 1st
1988
NJWCS, Henry Gasser Awd
NJ Interstate Show, 1st Prize
SOLO SHOWS
Interior Art Gallery, Kirkland WA, 1996,’98
Farfalla Gallery, Seattle WA, 1997


Tolles Gallery, Mercer Island WA, 1996,’97
University Unitarian Church, Seattle WA,’94,’97,’01
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