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Laurie Bender Biography



Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, 1974
UCLA Extension, 1972 - 1991
Private apprenticeship with D. Blaisdell, 1989 - 1992


Southwest Art Festival, Albuquerque, NM, 1994, 1996-97
Art Expo, Los Angeles, CA 1997
St.James Court Art Fair, Louisville, KY 1997
Art in the Park, Boise, ID 1997
Uptown Art Fair, Minneapolis, MN 1997
Artfair , Boulder, CO 1996-97
Breckenridge July Art Festival, Breckenridge, CO 1997
La Jolla Festival of the Arts, La Jolla, CA 1992-97
Dallas Artfest, Dallas, TX 1997
Brookside Art Annual, Kansas City, MO , 1996-97
Main Street-Fort Worth Arts Festival, Fort Worth, TX 1994-97
Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival, Fairhope, AL 1997
Las Olas Art Festival, Fort Lauderdale, FL 1996-97
Naples National Art Festival, Naples, FL 1997
Arts Festival of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA 1996
Sausalito Art Festival, Sausalito, CA , 1994-96
Park City Art Festival, Park City, UT 1996
Pacific Northwest Arts Fair, Bellevue, WA 1992, 96
Art A Fair Festival, Laguna Beach,CA 1994-96
Boca Museum Art Festival, Boca Raton, FL 1996
La Quinta Arts Festival, La Quinta, CA 1992-95
Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Miami, FL 1995
Affaire in the Gardens, Beverly Hills, CA, 1992-94
Oklahoma City Festival of Arts, Oklahoma City, OK 1994
Plaza Art Fair, Kansas City, MO 1993
Saratoga Rotary Art Show, Saratoga, CA 1993


Purchase Award, Southwest Art Festival, 1997
Jurors' Choice Award, Fairhope Arts & Crafts Festival, Fairhope, AL 1997
Director's Choice Award, Southwest Festival, Albuquerque, NM 1995
Second Prize Award of Merit, Santa Barbara Artwalk, 1995
Finalist, Dream Studio Competition, The Artist's Magazine, 1995
Third Place, Affaire in the Gardens, Beverly Hills, CA, Fall 1994
Third Place, Affaire in the Gardens, Beverly Hills, CA, Spring 1993
Second Place, Southwest Arts Festival, Indio, CA 1993
Honorable Mention, Affaire in the Gardens, Beverly Hills, CA, Fall 1992
Fellowship Residency, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA 1992
1993 Festival Poster Artist, La Jolla Festival of the Arts, 1992
Rotary Club of Studio City Festival of the Arts, Spring 1992
UCLA Art Council Merit Scholarship recipient, 1972 - 1974


Women Artists of the West

Laurie Bender is solely responsible for the creation, exhibition, and marketing of her unique watercolor paintings.
The Laurie Bender Studio may be contacted directly for information on acquiring her works of art.
Commissions are welcomed.
Ms. Bender's works appear in a myriad of international private and public collections.

tel (818) 788 3061

fax (818) 784 ARTS


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