FRANCESCA AZZARA 
STUDIO          Westfield, NJ                                                                                     francescapaints@gmail.com

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 SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013         Windows and Landscapes, Speakeasy Gallery, Boonton, NJ
2012         Featured Artist, Window Red Bank Art Alliance, Red Bank, NJ
2011         An Artist's Survey, OSI Gallery, Huntington, NY
2009         Fused, Scraped and Incised (Part 1) Watchung Arts Center, Watchung, NJ
2009         Fused, Scraped and Incised (Part 2) Treasure Room Gallery, NYC, NY
2008         Windows and Whispers, NAWA Gallery, NYC, NY
2007         Nesting, Ocean County Artist’s Guild, Island Heights, NJ
2006         New Houses, Westfield Art Gallery, Westfield, NJ
2005         Recent Works, Park Ave. Club, Florham Park, NJ
2002         Encaustics Paintings, New Jersey Arts Guild, Rahway, NJ
2001         From Paraffin to Beeswax, Les Malamut Gallery, Union, NJ

TWO PERSON SHOWS

2017         Aesthetic Bonds: the Intersection of Personal Visual Influences, Hillside Gallery, Montclair, NJ
2014         WildGinger, Gallery U, Westfield, NJ
2014         Common Thread The Brassworks, Montclair, NJ

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
2017         View Points 2017, Aljira Gallery, Newark, NJ
2017         Catalyst, Watchung Arts Center, Watchung, NJ

2016         Small Works in Encaustic, Adam Peck Gallery, Provincetown, Mass
2015         Influences, Hamilton Street Gallery, Bound Brook, NJ
2015         It’s About Time, City Life Gallery, Jersey City, NJ
2015         Minimal/Maximal Truro Center for the Arts, Provincetown, Mass.
2014         Breaking Through Tradition Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ
2014         Thou Art Mom Broadway Gallery, Paterson College, Patterson, NJ
2013         Sticks and Stones, Jersey City Artists' Studio Tour, Jersey City
2013         Lay It On Me, a portfolio series for Studio Montclair, Montclair Library
2013         Feathered and the Field, D and R Greenway Trust, Princeton, NJ    
2013         RED, The “A” Gallery, Provincetown, Mass
2012         WAX, Brooklyn Artists Gym, Brooklyn, NY
2011         Gimme Shelter, Invitational Group Show, NJ Arts Center
2010         New Jersey Arts Annual,  NJ State Museum, Trenton, NJ
2010         Small Works Show, City With Out Walls, Newark, NJ
2010,'08   *Annual Juried Exhibition, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ
2007         Faculty Show, Center Gallery, Demarest, NJ
2007         Living With Art, Main Line Gallery, Haverford, Pa.
2006         Biennial, A.I.R. Gallery, NY, NY
2003        *Annual Juried Exhibition, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ
2003        Wax, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Ill.

RELATED EXPERIENCE
CURATED: "Encaustic Wax, Rediscovering an Ancient Medium" Watchung Arts Center, Sept. 2009
JURIED: Annual Jean Townsend Award Show, Monmouth Art Alliance, March 2010
TEACHING EXPERIENCE: Newark Museum, New Jersey Arts Guild,  Cultural Center, Demarest, NJ
 Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ, The NJ Media Center, Berkley Heights, NJ, The Baird Center, South Orange, NJ
 
GRANTS AND AWARDS * 
2017         JUROR'S AWARD 30th Annual Juried Exhibition, Art Alliance, Red Bank, NJ
2008         JUROR'S AWARD & Catalog cover featured artist, Monmouth Museum

2006,04    HEART Grant Recipent
2004,05,   FIRST PLACE, Celebrating Excellence, Arts Guild New Jersey, Rahway, NJ
2002          FEATURED ARTIST, Discover New Jersey Arts, www.jerseyarts.com  
2002          BEST IN SHOW, Annual State Show,  Art Alliance, Red Bank, NJ  
    EDUCATION 

  Kean University, BFA Studio Art
  FIT, NYC,   AAS Apparel Design