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Western New York Land Conservancy
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Hickok & Pate, NY
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Columbia Pictures Corporation
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Aldo Rando
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National Remembrance Shop, Washington, DC
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Frederick A. Stokes Company
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Thomas Sully
Ivor I.J. Symes (AKA Ivor Isaac John Symes)
M.F. Tobin Litho, NY, U.S.A
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G.J. Unknown
George Frederic Watts
Kathy Weber
Joseph Quinn Whipple, Sr.
James A. McNeill Whistler
Alfred Wierusz-Kowalski
Judy Winklhofer
Milo Winter
John Witcombe
WNY Members of the National Collage Society
Thomas Waterman Wood
Lee Woodward Zeigler
Owen Cullen Yates
Rita Argen Auerbach
Congratulations Rita on winning the "Unsung Hero" Award from the Arts Services Initiative of Western New York (ASI) 4th Annual “Spark” Cultural Awards for 2016-17. The awards party, “Celebrating Those Who Ignite Arts & Culture”, will take place Wednesday May 10, 2017 from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Hotel Henry with WKBW’s Mike Randall serving as MC for the evening. The event will feature the awards, live performances and live art creation, open bar, and food. Tickets are $100, with sponsorships and program book ads also available at A limited number of free tickets are available through ASI’s Arts Access program at

Unsung Hero - Rita Argen Auerbach:

Rita Argen Auerbach has been a highly regarded and respected artist, art educator, volunteer/patron of the arts and leader in cultural organizations in Western New York for over 40 years. She is considered by many to be one of our most iconic artists and her influence and involvement in so many arenas of the arts community has benefitted thousands. While she has achieved extraordinary success in her field as an artist and educator, she has consistently reflected these successes back to the community through private and public initiatives. Rita’s 40-year spanning career as an artist was celebrated with three simultaneous exhibitions at the Kenan Center in Lockport, Meibohm Fine Arts in East Aurora and Studio Hart in Buffalo. Rita presently serves as Co-Chair of the Advisory Council and Trustee at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, member of the Buffalo State College Alumni Board, and Trustee of the Buffalo Society of Artists. Her previous community service includes the Board of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute Art Alliance, Vice President and charter member of the Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society, twice President of the Buffalo Society of Artists, and Board members of Buffalo Arts Studio and Big Orbit Gallery.

Rita Argen Auerbach's recent paintings of Buffalo's architectural treasures such as City Hall, Prudential Building, Ellicott Square Building and the Grain Elevators are now available as limited edition giclee prints. This important series celebrates the work of noted architects Louis Sullivan, E.B. Green, John Wade and others.

About The Series
The exquisite reproductions of new watercolor paintings are made available in editions of 50 signed and numbered prints each embellished with an original hand drawn remarque. The image size is 27"x20" printed on archival quality 140 lb. Arches watercolor paper, the same quality paper on which the original images are painted.

About The Artist
Rita Argen Auerbach is an internationally recognized watercolor artist and educator who is represented in numerous museum, corporate and private collections throughout the United States. Her award winning paintings have portrayed such subjects as Buffalo's architecture, Chautauqua Institution's Victoriana, and landscapes inspired by extensive travel in this country and abroad. Auerbach's works are characterized by strong value contrasts created by light and shade using rich luminous transparent watercolor.

National and International juried exhibitions have included her paintings such as The Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, Montana Watermedia, Mid-Atlantic Regional Watercolor Exhibition, National League of American Pen Women, and the Erie and Niagara Landscape Exhibition in Dortmund, Germany. Rita was invited for a one artist exhibition in The Academy of Art in Riga, Latvia.

Rita's paintings have been exhibited in Western New York at the Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Art Dialogue Gallery, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Kenan Art Center, Big Orbit Gallery, Carnegie Art Center, Castellani Art Museum, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center, Chautauqua Center for the Visual Arts, and others. She received bachelors and masters Degrees in Art Education from State University of New York at Buffalo. A secondary art teacher for twenty years in the Clarence Central Schools and district art department chair, she was named Western New York Art Educator of the Year in 1993 and is listed in "Who's Who Among America's Teachers".

Rita has conducted painting excursion workshops in Costa Rica, France, Italy and Spain. She is presently on the faculty of Chautauqua Institution Special Studies Program and was a delegate to the Chautauqua Institution/Eisenhower Institute Conference on U.S.-Soviet Relations in Riga, Latvia. Her sketches of the trip became the Conference's official gift to the Soviet Government and are published in "Sketches and Reflections of a Journey". Articles about her painting techniques have been recently included in American Artist Magazine and Watercolor.

A Council member of the Burchfield-Penney Art Center in Buffalo, NY and past president of the Buffalo Society of Artists, she is listed in "Who's Who in American Art" and "Who's Who in America".

For the recent "Herd About Buffalo" public art project, Rita painted two buffaloes which helped raise $1.3 million dollars for Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the Burchfield-Penney Art Center.

Artist's Statement

"As an artist, I am inspired by the way that light transforms the world around me whether the subject is architecture, landscape or still life. This is an exciting phenomenon which I attempt to communicate through my paintings. I work primarily in watercolor known to be an illusive and challenging medium. The application of this medium on a surface of pure white paper can yield intriguing gem-like effects. I manipulate shape, form, texture, value, and color to make a strong personal statement. In my work, color is the most significant element that enhances the emotional qualities of the paintings. My bold and adventurous use of color is characterized by the way I exaggerate its values. Painting while traveling allows me to visually interpret the unique essence of domestic and foreign lands. Light, so much a part of nature, creates endless possibilities and presents me with the freedom to express and interpret its beauty".

To view additional works or to contact the artist, please visit the artist's website link