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Award-winning artist Penny Billings works in a style of contemporary realism influenced by the American Tonalist painters of the late 19th century and by the preceding Barbizon School in Europe. Billings has been elected to juried artist membership in both the Salmagundi Club and the American Artists Professional League in New York, where she is honored as an elected Fellow, in the Copley Society of Art in Boston and in Oil Painters of America. Her luminous oil paintings have been recognized nationally and internationally in juried art competitions, including exhibition at the National Arts Club and the Salmagundi Club in New York City, and at the Boston International Fine Art Show and the Massachusetts State House in Boston. Her work won the highest award for landscape oil painting in the American Artists Professional League’s 85th Grand National Exhibition in New York.
Her paintings have been international finalists in The Artist’s Magazine’s Annual Art Competition several times and in the Art Renewal Center’s International ARC Salon. Billings won national awards in the Audubon Artists’ Annual Juried National Exhibition, at the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, and in the Academic Artists Association’s National Exhibition of Contemporary Realism in Art, and her work has been juried into the national annual competitions of Allied Artists of America, the American Impressionist Society and the Salmagundi Club of New York. Her paintings were selected several times for the Salon International, a project of the International Museum of Contemporary Masters in Texas, and for the international Laumeister Fine Art Competition at The Bennington Center for the Arts in Vermont. Billings’s paintings have also exhibited in numerous regional competitions, including those of The Guild of Boston Artists and the Copley Society of Art in Boston Billings’s paintings grace fine art collections throughout the United States and internationally.