About the artist

     Jeanne Ciravolo is a figurative artist who works in oils and pastels. She was a finalist in the Portrait Society of America's 2006 International Competition and received an honor award for her portrait in oils titled, "Ethan and George." For this achievement she was profiled in the October/November 2006 issue of International Artist magazine. Jeanne's pastel "Kirk" was selected for inclusion in The Butler Institute of American Art's exhibition "The Pastel Society of America at Forty" a group show curated by Dr. Louis A. Zona, director of the Butler Institute in 2013. In 2011 she received an Honorable Mention in The Pastel Journal's 12th Annual Pastel 100 Competition and was a finalist in the Artist's Magazine Annual Competition in 2013 in the still life category.

     Jeanne had a solo show of her floral and still life paintings in the Galleria Cardinale at the Dante Alighieri Society in Miami, Florida in September 2014. Her awards in group shows include Best in Show from juror Douglas Hyland, Director of the New Britain Museum of Art, at the Connecticut Women Artists Open Juried Exhibition in 2013, First Place Award from Daniel Greene at the "The Portrait-An Open Juried Exhibition" in New Haven, Connecticut in 2008 and Best in Show by Everett Raymond Kinstler at the 2001 Portrait Exhibition at the John Slade Ely House Galleries in New Haven. Jeanne has exhibited in national group shows in venues including The National Arts Club and the Salmagundi Club of New York City as well as the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, Connecticut, the Ridgewood Art Institute in Ridgewood New Jersey and Columbia College in Osage Beach, Missouri.

     Ms. Ciravolo's portrait commissions include Connecticut Supreme Court Justice David Borden, Connecticut Appellate Court Judge Socrates Mihalakos and Wendy Sharp, Director of Chamber Music and Lecturer in Violin at Yale University. Her portraits are in the collection of the State of Connecticut Appellate Court in Hartford, The Superior Court of New Haven, Connecticut Hospice, the Derby Public Library in Derby, Connecticut and many private collections.

     Jeanne is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and the Connecticut Pastel Society, a member of the Masters Circle of the International Association of Pastel Societies and an Elected Artist of the Lyme Art Association. She is the President of the New Haven Paint and Clay Club and has served on the council of the Connecticut Women Artists since 2007. She is an enthusiastic and devoted teacher who enjoys working with art students of all levels and has taught classes at the Lyme Academy of Fine Art and Gateway Community College.

     Jeanne has been awarded an assistantship to pursue a Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Connecticut and will begin in the fall of 2016.