Lolly Owens

Lolly Owens’ art work has been included in group shows on both the East and West coasts of the US and in international exhibits.
Her tribute to artist Victoria Hruska was part of a 2010 traveling exhibit throughout the Inland Northwest honoring female artists and sponsored by the Palouse Women Artists. Her art work “Cat Nap” was featured in the Moscow ID 2010 Art walk brochure, a three month event celebrating the arts.

Lolly was born in Pittsburgh, PA and holds a BA from Chatham University in Pittsburgh. She is the Area 3 Chair of the Florida Artist Group (FLAG), and a member of the Sarasota Chapter of the National League of American Pen Women, Women Contemporary Artists, and the International Society of Experimental Artists. She is the former president of the Palouse Watercolor Socius and a founding artist of the Pullman Gallery & Studios in Pullman, WA. From 2001-2008, she was a member/officer of The Artist Guild of Anna Maria Island, FL.

From 2009-2011 her work was juried into the Washington State University Reinterpreting Reality exhibit in the Compton Union Art Gallery.

On the East coast her most recent work, “Buoyancy,” was accepted into the ISEA 25th Annual Exhibit at the Crayola Gallery, Bethlehem. PA, May 14 – August 7, 2016. Antonio Masi, president of the American Watercolor Society, 2016 was juror.

Among her latest awards are:

2014, One of only 50 artists selected from a national search for mentorship by J. Jason
Horeis, owner of Xanadu Galley in Scottsdale, AZ

2013, “Digital Detox,” Second Place, The Windsor 6th Annual Invitational Art Show, Lakewood
Ranch, FL, Joanna Coke, juror

2011, “No, They Don’t,” Chase Gallery All Media Show Awardee, Karen Bubb, Public Art
Manager, Boise City Arts Commission, juror

2011, “Jazzy Lady,” Art Center Manatee Honorable Mention Award, Maxine Masterfield, juror

2011, “Spirit Dancer,” 20th Annual International Society of Experimental Artists Awardee, Mary
Ann Beckwith, juror

2008 “Cat Nap,” Eunice Purdy Memorial Award from the Spokane Watercolor Society, Charles
Reid, juror

Solo Exhibits:
“Follow Your Heart”, March, 2014, Unity Gallery, Sarasota, FL
“Between Places”, July 5 – July 26, 2010, Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, Uniontown, WA

Lolly’s works are sold at J & J Gallery, Main street, Lakewood Ranch, FL, Art Center Manatee Gift Gallery in Bradenton, FL, and online at and

2017, Florida Artists Group 67th Annual Art Exhibition catalog from the Coral Springs museum of Art, Coral Springs, FL

2016, International Society of Experimental Artists 25th Anniversary Catalog, Crayola Gallery, Bethlehem. PA

Teaching positions:
2017- current, Art Center Manatee, Bradenton, FL

2016-2017, Longboat Key Center for the Arts, a division of the Ringling College of Art & Design, Longboat Key, FL


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